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Attractive and spacious apartment ideally situated in the historic centre

Antonia

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, French, Italian, some Spanish understood
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Antonia

Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
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Attractive and spacious apartment ideally situated in the historic centre

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Old Town (Alghero) - Via Principe Umberto

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4/6 + travel cot.

A beautiful spacious, first floor apartment, refurbished to a high standard, with a mobile air con/heating unit centrally located on one of the oldest streets of this fascinating walled seaside town.

Two large bedrooms, one with an enormous Emperor size Four Poster Bed and large antique wardrobes, second bedroom has two new single beds, antique wardrobe & bureau chest. A comfy sofa bed in the lounge sleeps a further two.

A fully equipped kitchen with granite worktop and breakfast bar. The dining area on English Oak antique table is attached to the kitchen with seating for 6.

The large lounge has a leather chesterfield and chair and modern sofa bed. There is a TV, ipod docking station, DVD player, Nintendo wii and PlayStation 2 with games and DVD’s. We have FREE WIFI/ internet

There is a tasteful bathroom fully tiled in pink marble with bidet, shower, lavatory and large sink. There is a seperate utility room with a washing machine,iron and board, beach umbrellas, buckets spades etc We also have a child's potty, baby car seat, buggy, high chair and travel cot.

This apartment is frequently used by the owners and is therefore furnished to a higher standard than is normal for holiday accommodation.

Travel information: Ryanair operate flights to Alghero from London Stansted, Manchester via Rome or Bergamo, Dublin,Girona, Madrid,Stockholm,Gothenburg,Oslo, Bratislava,Billund,Frankfurt (Hahn),Dusseldorf,Munich,Eindhoven,Madrid,Ancona,Bari,Parma,Pisa,Rome,Verona,Venice (Treviso and Marco Polo) and Milan (Bergamo). Thomsons fly from Manchester to Alghero on Saturdays in Summer. Easyjet fly to Olbia from Gatwick, Bristol, Berlin, Basel, Paris (Orly), Geneva, Lyon and Milan (Malpensa). Olbia airport is about a 1 and 1/2 hour drive.

We can arrange airport transfers.

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 25- 30 euros.

There are lots of car hire companies at the airport (Hertz, auto europe, avis, europcar, Easycar, Sardinya to name a few)

The buses from the town are cheap and frequent and go to various beaches in the area. The tourist information office is extremely helpful and have bus timetables

Golf: There are golf facilities in Stintino which is a beautiful 9 hole course.To the south there is a beautiful 18 hole course on the coast near Oristano.

Diving and sailing are both popular activities in Alghero with several dive and sail centres nearby. Sardinia has long been known as a rock climbing destination with its wild and spectacular rocky interior and coastline with great weather for climbing throughout the year. La Via Ferrata del Cabirol is a spectacular coastal climbing route equipped and made usable for hikers who are either experts or accompanied by qualified guides.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Antonia (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, Italian, some Spanish understood
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2015

About Antonia

Antonia is an Opera Singer and Roy is an Antique Restorer & Musician. Antonia's father was from Alghero and came to England in the late sixties. Since a child , she has been coming to Alghero every year for holidays and to visit family.

In those days there weren't direct flights and we would always have to go to the mainland first. When Ryanair started to fly here it made it so much easier and so we decided that it was a good time to buy somewhere for ourselves to stay.

Antonia purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Antonia chose Old Town (Alghero)

We love Alghero's old town with everything on your doorstep including some of the best restaurants. Looking out of the window and watching the world go by is free entertainment! There's no better place to be to experience the real Italy.

You can walk around the old town walls by the sea, eating an ice-cream watching the sunset over Capo Caccia or sit at a bar having morning coffee and a cake whilst people watching and looking out to the sea.

The beaches are walking distance along a beautiful promenade or you can cycle on the purpose built cycle lane. There's no need for a car but if you did want to travel further afield, the bus station is nearby and buses are reliable and cheap.

What makes this apartment unique

Our flat is perfect for the real feel of Alghero, you are immersed in the historic centre as soon as you step out of the door. The best bars, clothes shops, restaurants and food shops are all within minutes walk.

We love chatting to the locals who are always friendly and the whole place is incredibly child friendly, our sons are often out with us until the early hours in Alghero!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a fantastic time here. It was our first trip to Sardinia and we have loved it. Over the week we went to 4 different restaurants/pizzerias. I highly recommend El Pultal on Via Columbano. It's a great pizza restaurant and the staff are lovely. It's reasonably priced and the pizzas are amazing. We have all had a really good time and hope to be back soon.

The flat was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. Thanks to Antonia and Roy for all the tips and guidance with the flat and the local area, especially with the parking and the restaurants.
Aug 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

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Attractive and spacious apartment ideally situated in the historic centre
average rating of 4.83871 based on 34 reviews
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5

Lovely apartment in the old town

  • 5 of 5

I visited Alghero many years ago, staying in the new town. I returned with friends at Easter and thought how much nicer it would be to stay in the old town, with its historic character and ideal location. I wasn't disappointed. Antonia and Roy's apartment was ideal, with all the necessary facilities, including iron and washing machine to catch up on some washing we had accumulated earlier in our trip. The kitchen is well stocked and there are some dvds and cds if you want to spend a night in. There are plenty of places to eat and drink but it is also nice to have the option to self cater. The apartment is spacious and well laid out. The rooms are cool, which I imagine in summer is welcome, although at easter was not so necessary; however, once the windows and shutters are open there is ample light. The furnishings are a little old fashioned for my taste but in a fairly neutral way, which means that they don't offend, and in any case are consistent with the "old town" atmosphere of the place. As mentioned elsewhere the double room has a huge comfortable bed. The only comparable bed that I have slept on, size wise, was in an old palace in Rajasthan, so it helped to conjure up some happy memories. There was a small leak in the bathroom which I texted Antonia about and she had it fixed the same day while we were out and about. It didn't spoil our holiday at all. All in all I would recommend the apartment for anyone who wishes to make Alghero their base for a holiday in one of the loveliest islands (if not the loveliest) in the mediterranean.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great in town accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday. This apartment was right in the heart of Alghero Old Town, all holiday we kept saying we couldn't believe how lucky we were. On a morning you could walk to the local bakery shop and get delicious freshly baked bread.

You could walk out on an evening and be immediately part of the atmosphere. The restaurants were good.

The apartment was lovely, tastefully decorated to be in keeping with the building. The apartment had everything we needed and more to ensure we had a perfect holiday. It had Wifi which was also wonderful.

Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A perfect apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 4 teenage girls and had the best time. They still talk about it 2 years later and ask to go back! The apartment was spotlessly clean, perfectly situated for the type of holiday we wanted and was very well equipped. We had a hire car and were able to park it a short walk away each evening. Being in the old town meant that we could live like the locals if we wanted to - the teenagers loved walking around in the evenings just taking in the atmosphere. At times they went off to the beach on the bus (very easy to do) or went shopping which meant we weren't on top of each other all the time.

We had some fabulous days out - Bosa, Capocaccia, agriturismo, day out on Andrea Padre (girls' favourite trip) and the many and varied beaches.

Alghero has something for everyone, is very beautiful, easy to get to from the UK and the apartment is spot on in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful, well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a stylish and comfortable apartment. It's very clean and spacious, and situated a short walk from all practical amenities such as the baker's, or the fruit and the fish markets, as well as numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

Being in Alghero at the height of the holiday season means that the town's restaurants and shops stays busy well into the evening, so this might not suit you if you need peace and quiet.

On our arrival we were met by the helpful property manager who lives locally. All communication with the owner was straightforward, prompt and efficient.

We'd certainly recommend this property as a good base for exploring the area and its beautiful beaches, especially if you'd enjoy being in the heart of the old city.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

First visit in Alghero

  • 5 of 5

Ideal placed in the historic center and our base ( 2 adults and 3 teenagers) for 6 days in Alghero. The flat is very well equiped and we felt very much " at home " . We especially enjoyed the town and the locals! Tey seem so nice, varm, open and talkative. We did most of our cooking at the flat with no problems. The town has lots of small shops and markets near by....we would also like to recommend the jewrelly " Il talismano" they have cheap handcrafted quality and are so nice....

Last by most important... thanks to Antonia ( the owner ) for her concern and the good correspondence! and to Gordon ( the manager in Alghero)

The Callesen/Andersen-family, Aalborg Denmark

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

charming and atmospheric

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, relaxing apartment in beautiful old town, which is very romantic and full of lovely shops, bars and restuarants. No beaches nearby but we hired a car and found some gems. Quite noisy at night but as no one goes to bed very early, doesn't really matter. Friendly, helpful owners. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Alghero
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Porto Torres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Alghero
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Sassari
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: not necessary

Alghero has so much to offer the visitor with unspoilt stretches of white sandy beaches and clear waters which at present remain relatively uncrowded apart from in the peak season.

There are opportunities to try your hand at several water sports.

Alghero is still a flourishing fishing port hence the abundance of fresh fish on the menus. Lobster is a local speciality! Sardinian cuisine is about fresh ingredients, simply prepared and complimented by the highly rated local cannonau wine.

There are lots of fantastic restaurants and bars in the area .One can get lost meandering through the narrow cobbled streets.

Two hundred kilometres from the Italian mainland and about the same from North Africa, Sardinia sits in the middle of the Mediterranean, which has meant that throughout its history it has been invaded by various civilisations; Romans, Genoans, Carthiginians and most recently the Catalonians. The people in Alghero speak an ancient form of Catalan and the town is known as 'Barcelonetta'.

Other Activities: Karting

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Prices & Availability

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Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town (Alghero), Alghero Town

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season
23 May 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
High Season
11 Jul 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Mid Season
30 Aug 2015 - 3 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Low Season
4 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Very Low Season
1 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
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£100
£325
 
 
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town (Alghero) in Alghero Town

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There is a hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 7ft 4 poster
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can make the 90cm wide singles up as a double bed
  • The lounge could be used as a 3rd bedroom as there is a sofa bed which sleeps 2 in a standard sized double. Please note there is also a cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
As everything is to hand it is not necessary to have a car. A Supermarket and many small shops and bakeries are all nearby. We can arrange airport transfers. With a car however, you can explore some of the wonderful beaches and scenery further afield. In Alghero parking is in designated areas just outside the old town. The old town is a restricted traffic zone. There is a very large free car park at the port which is a 5 minute walk away from the flat. Alghero can be quite busy during the months of July and August as these are the months Italians holiday in.

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