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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About Antonia Sotgiu & Roy Clark
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
Why Antonia Sotgiu & Roy Clark chose Old Town (Alghero)
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.
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.