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IDEALLY SITUATED,SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN ALGHERO'S OLD TOWN WITH FREE WI-FI

Antonia Sotgiu & Roy Clark

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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IDEALLY SITUATED,SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN ALGHERO'S OLD TOWN WITH FREE WI-FI

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

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps4/6 + travel cot.

This is a spacious, first floor apartment, refurbished to a high standard, with an air conditioning/heating unit and is on one of the oldest streets of this fascinating walled seaside town. There are 2 large bedrooms;1 with an enormous emperor size 4 poster bed and large antique wardrobes and the other with 2 single beds and antique wardrobe. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a granite worktop and breakfast bar. The dining area is attached to the kitchen with seating for 6.The large lounge has 2 sofas,1 of which is a sofa bed which sleeps 2. There is a TV, ipod docking station,DVD player,nintendo wii and playstation2 with a few games and DVD’s. Free wifi! There is a tasteful shower room fully tiled in marble and a seperate utility room with a washing machine,iron and board.This apartment is frequently used by the owners and is therefore furnished to a higher standard than is normal for holiday accommodation. There are electric radiators in case of chilly days in winter.

Travel information: Ryanair operate flights to Alghero from London Stansted,Luton,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). BMI baby fly from East Midlands to Alghero on Saturdays in Summer.Easyjet 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. Tickets cost €1 each. 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. 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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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Antonia Sotgiu & Roy Clark

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I am an Opera Singer and my husband is a French Polisher. My father was from Alghero and came to England in the late sixties. As a child , I came to Alghero every year for our summer holiday 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 Sotgiu & Roy Clark purchased this apartment in 2003

We love Alghero's old town with everything on your doorstep. Looking out of the window and watching the world go by is very entertaining. 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 at 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.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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Ideally situated,spacious apartment in Alghero's old town with FREE WI-FI
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Ideally situated,spacious apartment in Alghero's old town with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p58729
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Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
London, UK
5

LOVELY APARTMENT IN THE OLD TOWN

  • 5 out 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: 23-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideally situated,spacious apartment in Alghero's old town with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p58729
+44 01204 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
5

BEAUTIFUL, WELL EQUIPPED APARTMENT

  • 5 out 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: 20-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideally situated,spacious apartment in Alghero's old town with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p58729
+44 01204 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
5

FIRST VISIT IN ALGHERO

  • 5 out 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: 15-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideally situated,spacious apartment in Alghero's old town with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p58729
+44 01204 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
5

CHARMING AND ATMOSPHERIC

  • 5 out 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: 30-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Ideally situated,spacious apartment in Alghero's old town with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p58729
+44 01204 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
lancashire
5

LOVELY APARTMENT

  • 5 out of 5
Having stayed in this lovely apartment on several occasions our last vist being 1st to the 8th may 2011 we will certainly be returning again. it has everything you could wish for a real home form home we love the large bedroom with the four poster bed, lovely bedding and towels are provided in fact the whole apartment is well equipped for all your needs,especially the kitchen. Alghero is a lovely place very unspoilt, whatever you want is within walking distance of the apartment. bread shop round the corner fresh every morning, well stocked supermarkets local market for fish fruit and veg. and a excellant choice of restaurants. Thank-you Antonia and Roy for another wonderful stay in your apartment in Alghero we will certainly recommend it to other people.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ideally situated,spacious apartment in Alghero's old town with FREE WI-FI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p58729
+44 01204 01204596881
Old Town (Alghero) Alghero Town
London
3

TAKE EAR PLUGS!!!!!!!!!

  • 3 out of 5
The bathroom door has a a crack runing the length of the glass which will soon break, not good if you have kids.

An advisory note to mention the need for ear plugs would help, I knew about the restaurant directly underneath but no mention about the building site directly opposite which starts at 8am, a tad early when the noise from the restaurant only stopped about 5-6 hours earlier.

I read one post by someone on traveladvisor about the smell around the beaches, as as it was only one assumed it wasn't serious.
The smell of rotten eggs is pretty disgusting when sat on a beach sunning yourself.
Have any of the locals talked to the local council about this?

I don't understand the traffic free claims either, there seemed to be cars moving around the old town at ALL times of the day, it only seemed to be small alleys that they didn't enter.

We enjoyed Alghereo but be advised that the rental bikes are very cheap and uncomfortable.
I would recommend the use of a car and a 60 minute drive to La Pelosa beach, jaw droppingly beautiful BUT very busy.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that you found a crack in the glass in the bathroom door. Of course as soon as we entered the flat after you left and saw it, we had it replaced. We would have done so immediately had you contacted us during your stay. The building work is new and apparently is to make safe a building that was bombed in the 2nd World War. I will inform any guests of it's progress. Hopefully it will be over soon!
The old town of Alghero does have traffic restrictions but is not completely traffic free. Locals do live in the old town and have access rights. The flat is in the heart of a very old and beautiful town where people live and go about their daily lives. It is also where the best restaurants ("Andreini" below has a Michelin star) and bars are and the best place to soak up the atmosphere. For many this enhances their experience of Italian culture but some people may prefer the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.
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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
beach
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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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Old Town (Alghero), Alghero Town

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
MID SEASON
25 May 2014 - 25 Jul 2014
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
HIGH SEASON
26 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
Low season
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£395
 
 
Very Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

Cancellation Policy

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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
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 singles up as a double bed if required
  • 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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • water parks
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • caving
  • deepsea fishing
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • diving
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkelling
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
As everything is to hand it is not necessary to have a car but if you want a car to explore some of the wonderful beaches and scenery further afield, please note it is only possible to park in designated areas outside the old town as the old town is a restricted traffic zone. There is a very free large 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 tend to holiday in.
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