Right in the heart of the historic center of Alghero this apartment was exactly what we were looking for. One large spacious bedroom with double bed and a small single room ideal for our son. Whilst basic, it was clean and very functional. Cool in the August heat. Right in the center but the noise was not a problem (it doesn't give onto any bars or restaurants).
Great roof terrace with views of the sea and city. BBQ available, which we made good use of with fish from the local market.
However it is on the 3rd floor and the roof terrace is another floor up, so if you don't like walking up stairs, this is not for you.
This month my partner and I spent one week renting this lovely apartment in Alghero, together with our two kids. It was a wonderful experience, in all possible respects. The apartment is located at the heart of old town and is perfect if one likes genuine atmosphere and cultural flavour. It was also well-planned so that the kids could get their own bedroom, which made life for us so much easier. The family who rents it are just the most lovely people, both friendly and helpful and we felt very welcome. Another aspect that we appreciated a lot was that the apartment was very clean. Moreover, what we enjoyed tremendously was the superb terrass two stairs up from the apartment, from which one could see all around the city over the rooftops and churches of old town. That was really a gem (it might be worth noting that the stairs up to the terrass was not the easiest). Another minor detail that should be mentioned is that the apartment was listed as having air condition on TripAdvisor, but there was no air condition. However, to us this was not a problem since we had fan in each bedroom.
All in all we would warmly recommend this paradise in the old town of Alghero.
Eva, with family
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We stayed for two weeks, and loved it. The flat is romantic, beautiful windows in all of the rooms, overall clean, a nice kitchen (equipped with the necessary tools for cooking).
Our two favorite things about the flat were:
1# the roof top terrace we had access to. Although Algehero has beautiful and yummy restaurants, our favorite meals were the ones we cooked ourselves and ate up on the beautiful terrace. As well, many nights, after strolling through the town we would pick up wine from the grocery store (7 min away) and pizza to go (at a place on the same street as the flat), take it up to the terrace and enjoy a night above the bustling town and below the stars.
2# the apartment's central location. We were a five minute walk to the fresh market, as well as a yummy cheese shop and bakery, 7 min. to the grocery store, 10 min to a beach, 3 min to the fort wall overlooking the ocean, and right in the middle of many shops, restaurants, and gelato parlours .
Our hosts were very helpful, especially on our first day (they patiently helped us locate the flat and find a place to park). As well, throughout our stay they were very kind.
We rented a car which allowed us to take day trips north of Alghero in search for more beaches, and natural wonders (like Neptuna's Grotto)
The only word of caution about the apartment would be, as other reviewers said, the stairs. As a young couple the stairs were no issue for us, but keep in mind the building is very old and if you have an issue with stairs in general they may present a challenge. As well we had some difficulty finding the flat and a place to park (as it is located in the historic part of the town where non-locals are not permitted to drive) I would suggest asking the hosts for specific directions prior to your trip.
Overall it was an ideal place to Honeymoon for us, and a great place to relax. The town and flat is charming, the beaches are beautiful, and our hosts were very kind.
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This is a really lovely, and well-loved family apartment. The location in the historical centre is so convenient and the ambience, especially in the evenings, is very memorable. The apartment itself is comfortable, the bedroom is one of the largest we've stayed in. Dining on the roof terrace was very special too. One thing to consider is the stairs. You need to plan your movements carefully, as going up and down the stairs takes some effort. Pack as lightly as possible and enjoy living like a local.
We were two people, adult and adult daughter. Apartment was very comfortable. Master b/r was spacious, second bedroom is fine and also there is sofa in living room which was very comfortable for sleeping. Apartment is up a few flights of stairs and it is worth it. Included is access to terrace on the roof which was great for having people over. The family who owns the unit lives just upstairs and they were very kind and helpful. We were very fortunate to find this place.
The location in the old part of the city is amazing. Virtually no cars, lots of restaurant and lots of gelato. Market is 5-7 min walk away, super market about the same. Nearest beach is 10 minutes walk and lots of other beaches and easy to rent a bike. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax and be part of a very interesting lively part of Sardinia.
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