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CHARACTERFUL 17THC APARTMENT IN ALGHERO'S HISTORIC CENTRE WITH FREE WI-FI

Antonia Sotgiu & Roy Clark

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, italian, some Spanish understood
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CHARACTERFUL 17THC APARTMENT IN ALGHERO'S HISTORIC CENTRE WITH FREE WI-FI

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Old Town (Alghero) Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Romantic self-catering rental ideally situated, only 50m fom sea.

Only metres from the sea. Ideally placed in Alghero's beautiful old town where you can sample its fantastic restaurants, cafe-bars and shops and stroll around its ancient sea walls and narrow, fascinating, cobbled streets. No car is needed. There is a wonderful fish and vegetable market within easy walking distance and a bakery around the corner, selling daily fresh bread and cakes. This 1st floor apartment has a newly fitted, well equipped kitchen with an integrated fridge and a gas hob. It has its original terracotta floor tiles and original beams. There are 2 bedrooms in the alcoves which have curtains for some privacy. One has a double bed (with the option of making it into 2 singles) and the other has 2 single beds. The main room has a sofa, an antique wardrobe, a table with seating for 4 and the kitchen at the other end. There is a 4 piece shower-room with a powerful shower, tastefully tiled in travertine.

Ryanair operate flights to Alghero from Stansted, Dublin, Girona, Reus, Madrid, Paris, Brussels Stockholm, Oslo, Bremen, Billund, Frankfurt (Hahn), Dusseldorf, Munich, Eindhoven, Madrid, Ancona, Bari, Parma, Pisa, Rome, Verona, Venice (Treviso) and Milan. Easyjet also fly to Olbia from Gatwick, Bristol, Berlin, Basel, Paris (Orly), Geneva, Lyon and Milan (Malpensa). Olbia is about a 11/2hour drive. Buses meet flights at Alghero airport to take you to Alghero Centre. You need to buy the ticket from inside the terminal building before getting on the bus. Taxis cost about 25euros. There are lots of car hire companies at the airport (Hertz, auto europe, avis, europcar, Easycar,Sardinya to name a few)

The buses are cheap and frequent and go to various beaches in the area. Orange buses go locally and blue buses further afield. The tourist information office is extremely helpful and have bus timetables.

Alghero has a very high reputation for it's restaurants. For those interested in food there are cookery courses in Alghero. Sardinia also has lots of 'Agriturismi', these are farms where homemade, homegrown produce is served in the local way. You will see such dishes on the menu as wild boar (cinghiale), porcetto (suckling pig), culungiones (potato filled pasta), spit roast lamb, fresh ravioli, seadas (a large ravioli like cheese filled dessert served with the local famous honey) and lots of cured meats. It is a foodies paradise, top quality, local, in season ingredients, expertly cooked and simply served!

Sardinia is famous for it's horsemen and it is possible to go trekking around Alghero and further afield. There is also a go-cart track on the outskirts of Alghero. There is a water park in Sorso Marina on the north coast which is a 40 minute drive away. In August the poulation of the island swells to more than double when Italians from the mainland arrive for their summer holidays. They have kept Sardinia a well kept secret for years! Sardinia has many festivals, an opportunity for each village to show off it's traditional costume. Some of the most famous are that of Sa Sartiglia near Oristano at Carnival time (usually February) , S'Ardia horse race where riders are bare-backed and the Easter celebrations of Alghero. Alghero has open air concerts throughout July and August in it's piazzas and old cloisters.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Antonia Sotgiu & Roy Clark (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, italian, some Spanish understood

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 2nd visit(see June 2011). Wonderful and different. Spring is a good time because of the flowers. We were lucky to catch the change from Winter to Sring to Summer, all in one week. Saturday 21st April was officially "la Primavera" the start of Spring. And we were lucky because Saturday 21st was celebrated with a night of live music all over the Old Town.Top quality!Especially the Flamenco and the funk/international/Jazz group. 12 sets of performers in all. Better than a Festival.

Other highlights:

-Drive to Bosa along coast the most spectacular drive in the world(as good as Big Sur) and at this time of year full of lovely flowers along the roadside. Bosa is old, fascinating and has a river!

- Drive inland to Villanova Monteleone(or thereabouts),into the hills in the southanother world.

-Visit the Nuraghe just north of Alghero, and the necropolis towards the airport-Amazing!I do like graveyards

-The beaches! The sea got warmer by the day and was crystal clear.(Bosa also has good beaches to the north)

Great walk over headland before Capo Caccia-wild flowers and maquis.

-Still discovering Alghero. The more you walk the more you find. Churches worth a second visit, especially Franciscan Friary/Cloisters. Still not been up the tower.

And the restaurants!!No end to them. Great discoveries this time-Kings (top class). Teatro(original and fun) and Andreini's(as good as the book says! Fantastic!)Forgot Posada del Mar-Hidden treasure!
Apr 2012
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Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Characterful 17thC apartment in Alghero's historic centre with FREE WI-FI
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 12 reviews
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Characterful 17thC apartment in Alghero's historic centre with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90634
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Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
5

Superb location no need for a car!

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely relaxing holiday, plenty to do and see if you wanted to or just a beach holiday on white sand with turquoise waters to chill out. Great communication/assistance from the owners throughout booking. Loved buying fresh hot cornetti(croissants) from the ice cream shop every morning and crepes from creperie for supper for the kids - they were in heaven too! Booked same property for my mum 2weeks later too and she wants to return as do we.Wish we were there now,thanks for a wonderful vacation in your home.
Vanessa,Steve,Ryan and Thomas xxxx
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments and I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Alghero. It would be our pleasure to have you stay again!
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Characterful 17thC apartment in Alghero's historic centre with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90634
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Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
Madrid, Spain
2

"The good news is, they´re not dangerous..."

"The good news is, they´re not dangerous..."
  • 2 of 5
I was very happy when I had confirmed this holiday let - it looked lovely in the photos, and although the owner took a long time getting back in touch with me, when she did she was helpful.
We were met at the flat, and although we were rather disappointed at how dingy it was, compared to the photos, we were pleased with the location and the facilities (although a washing machine and a freezer compartment would have made useful additions).
On the first night, I go up to get a glass of water, without turning on the light so as not to wake my son. I was horrified to see at least 5 GIANT cockroaches running around. Looking in the cupboard under the sink, I found various products for detering them or killing them.
This was clearly an existing problem - we´d only been in the flat half a day, and had not prepared any food yet.
I wrote to the owner, who claimed there had been no problem with roaches that summer (maybe people hadn´t spotted them, as they only come out in the dark, and run as soon as a light is turned on). We saw plenty during the week we were there.
Readng the comments book, I found numerous references to cockroaches going back over several years.
The owner suggested using the products, and said "the good news is, they´re not dangerous", and said there was nothing else she could do.
I have to say, I found this attitude complacent: the cockroach situation spoiled our stay. It put me off preparing food in the flat but eating out in Alghero isn´t especially cheap, so we had to, although with extreme caution, washing things before use; carefully cleaning and drying dishes and surfaces immediately after use, and keeping all food in the fridge.
On top of that, the wardrobe and bathroom smell very funky, and the overhead lights are not really bright enough in the living room area. The flat was not especially clean either - the shower curtain was disgusting, and needs changing; the bin had not been cleaned, and the bathroom was only superficially cleaned. There was a spot of blood on my sheet too!
I think that if this flat came with the warning that it was infested with cockroaches; no one would rent it.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments.

The apartment is not infested with cockroaches. You told me in your email that you had seen 3 cockroaches. This isn't classed as an infestation and the recommended course of action was to put powder down. If you choose to rent an apartment in an old town in a Mediterrenean country, there is always the possibility of seeing unwanted insects. I have provided insecticide to deal with this problem should it arise. I was surprised that you emailed me in England rather than contacting the property manager in Alghero about this problem. In my email back to you, I did suggest that he could come and put the insecticide down for you if you preferred, but you decided not to contact him.

You also said in that same email that our flat was "a nice little apartment". There was no mention of any concerns regarding it's cleanliness to either me or the property manager at check in. We have always had positive comments regarding the cleanliness of the flat and I have always been very insistent that this is a priority. If this wasn't the case when you arrived, it would have been rectified immediately had you raised concerns at the time. I will certainly pass on your comments to our property manager.

The apartment is in the budget price bracket and is not advertised as having a washing machine or a freezer. The rental rate includes linen, beach towels, wifi, the services of a property manager, utilities and the final clean. This represents fantastic value for money for a well equipped apartment in Alghero's beautiful historic centre.
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Characterful 17thC apartment in Alghero's historic centre with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90634
-+44 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
5

Review by Will, Karen & Saoirse.

Review by Will, Karen & Saoirse.
  • 5 of 5
Easy booking with Antonia & Roy. Only 30 mins. bus from the airport at 1 Euro each. We were met at the flat by Gordon with the keys. Flat is perfectly situated in old town Alghero. Beds are comfy, flat is clean. Beach is a 20 min. stroll or 25 min. bus ride to more secluded inlet beaches. Boat trips are recommended. The all day outing includes lunch, 3 stops to scuba dive or enjoy the sun. The other one Karen, Saoirse & myself enjoyed was the trip to the Neptunes cave. Truly spectacular. Food around town is great, caters for every taste & price. Dinner at the seafront just at sunset is wonderful. For a treat we had dinner directly across the street at Al Taguri. Cannot recommend this enough. The head chef floats around the restaurant, chatting away & only glad to recommend wine or local seasonal produce. We all loved the Ice cream shop K2 in town, it`s delicious ! The local fruit, meat & fish markets are worth a walk around. We got some bits out of there & the local supermarket for pinics in the park & on the seafront wall. The 1 hr bus ride along the coast to Bosa is great for the scenery. Tourist info. are helpful but great to find your own way through the streets of the old town. All in all a fantastic weeks visit that just flew by. Weather was fantastic, beaches clean & sea warm & inviting in the midday sun; Although 2 Irish women & 1 Scotsman`s fair skin did stick out a bit :-) This little bit of Sardinia lived up to our expectations & more. Thank you Antonia & Roy.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Characterful 17thC apartment in Alghero's historic centre with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90634
-+44 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
Sweden
4

Location!!

  • 4 of 5
We had our two kids, 6 & 10 with us and it was such a perfect apartment! The location is wonderful, in the middle of the beautiful old town of Alghero, narrow alleys, gelaterias, 30 meters from the ocean etc. A little problem to know where to park, though.. But no tickets received during the entire week despite doubtful parking.... 15-20 minutes by car to wondeful beaches like La Bombarde and another one near by (don´t remeber the name). Lovely town, wonderful people! We are coming back!

Mattias & Maria
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Characterful 17thC apartment in Alghero's historic centre with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90634
-+44 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
Wiltshire
5

Great apartment, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5
Ideal apartment for 3 women who wanted a relaxing holiday in the sun. Easy to reach by bus from the airport, but make sure you have change for the ticket machine. No need to hire a car as you can walk into the centre of Alghero old town and the beach. We spent some afternoons on the beach at the end of the street, which was a meeting point for the locals, and on other occasions walked to the sandy beach near the harbour - 10 minutes away.

Lots of excellent restaurants to visit but sufficient cooking facilities etc if you want to eat in.

Even in the middle of August we didn't find Alghero too busy and the weather was perfect!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Characterful 17thC apartment in Alghero's historic centre with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90634
-+44 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
Hampton
5

Alghero June 13-20

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a lovely week in this apartment. Well located in the old town part of Alghero, the apartment was clean and well appointed. Many good restaurants, bars and ice cream shops in the area to explore. Beautiful beaches within an easy drive away with some of the clearest water you'll ever see.

Very relaxing holidat, beautiful place, and thanks to Antonia and Roy for being so helpful, informative and easy to deal with.

Jim & Kat
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Alghero
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Porto Torres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Alghero
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Sassari
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Car: not necessary

Alghero's origin dates back to the 11thC when the Doria family from Genoa fortified it. In the 14thC it was invaded by the Catalans. Their influence can be seen in the cooking (paella can be found on the menus), it’s architecture and its language. This makes walking,drinking.shopping and eating around the old streets a real pleasure. Alghero is still a working fishing port of about 40,000 inhabitants and the port area is fascinating with its mix of small, painted fishing boats and big yachts. From here it is possible to take boat trips to fish,swim,snorkel and visit Neptune's grotto. Walking from the port along a wide promenade,the beach is a pleasant 15 minute walk. The incredibly white sand and turquoise waters run parallel to the coastal road for about 5 km. Sardinia has arguably the best beaches in the Mediterranean so venturing further afield will always be rewarding. The road to Bosa is spectacular. It clings to the cliff side and if you are lucky you may see the Griffon Vulture

Other Activities: Go-Karting, cookery courses, language courses

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Rates & Availability

From £43 Per night

Old Town (Alghero) Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
£90
£300
 
 
Very Low Season
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
£90
£295
 
 
Easter
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£300
 
 
Low Season
Apr 19 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
£90
£300
 
 
Mid Season
May 23 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£430
 
 
High season
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Low Season
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£380
 
 
Very Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
£90
£290
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
£90
£300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£300
 

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Amenities

Old Town (Alghero) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • There is a hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , can be made up as to 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Please note that the bedrooms don't have doors, they have curtains which provide some privacy so the flat would be recommended for a couple, small family or very close friends!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The linen is all of high quality, the duvets and pillows are not feather, so as to suit allergy sufferers. There is an ipod docking station.

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