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The history

From the '60 to today

At the end of the fifties, with the construction of the docks for ferries for the transport of railway wagons, cars and passengers, from Civitavecchia, it was clear that the small fishing village of Golfo Aranci would have a substantial development.

This convinced a merchant from Olbia, Andrea Mordini of Genoese origins and his German wife Margherita Grothum to build a hotel next to their summer villa, on the edge of the agglomerate, between the road to the harbour and the sea; this choice was influenced also by the interest that entrepreneurial group had developed on the north coast of Olbia, Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo.

In 1961 the connection with Civitavecchia by ferry was inaugurated, and in 1962 the Hotel Margherita was also inaugurated. For that time, the inauguration was an event with the presence of the President of the Region and Prince Karim Aga Khan, future architect of the Costa Smeralda.

The Hotel Margherita was immediately successful, as a stopping point before or after boarding the ferries, that were the only way to reach the continent. In reality, the resort did not offer much, it had been built following the local needs of the guests, most of the rooms did not have their own bathroom and, after all, the rental of the bed was in use, as was the case on board the ferries.

In 1970 Rose Marie and Luciano Soldati after having spent a splendid holiday in Gallura, decided to move from Frankfurt, where they lived, and took over the Hotel Margherita and 1973 acquired the property. Until 2012, the year of the last renovation , the Soldati family is committed to bringing the structure to European quality levels and to reposition it no longer on a passing market, but as a holiday destination.

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