Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Cool white plaster walls, natural stone floors, a high ceiling, and traditional shuttered windows, lend a wonderful quality to the light in the stylishly-designed Casa Raffaela. The interior is a clever mix of modern and traditional furniture and art.
Sitting on the edge of the Piazza del Teatro opposite Alghero's jewel of an opera house, you will sometimes find your long Italian lunch accompanied by the melodic strains of a music rehearsal.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fertilia 15 km, Nearest railway: Alghero 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
This apartment has been set-up with love and attention to detail. All the day-to-day things you'll need are there, including all linen and beach towels, and you'll also enjoy a small library and local art.
- Minimum booking period all year round is 2 days
- Our English-speaking manager is on hand to answer any questions.
- The apartment is on a top floor, with only 2 short flights of stairs.
- Airport pick-up is available for €25, one of our preferred taxi drivers will meet you
- A cot or high chair is available for €10
The Sardinia region
If you want to escape the rat-race, then Sardinia, with it’s picture-postcard beaches, endless days of sunshine and delicious cuisine could be the ideal spot for your next break.
Invaded by every man that was ever able to build a boat, Sardinia has simply skimmed the best of each culture over the years. You can sit down to the Catalan legacy of paella in Alghero, walk amongst Carthaginian ruins further down the coast at Tharros, or tour the nuraghe, the remnants of some 7,000 bronze-age towers that dot the island.
Failing that, you could spend a lazy afternoon tasting old varieties of grapes like the big, fat Monica left behind after a Moorish invasion.
In just 15 minutes from the airport you can be sitting on the ancient seawalls that border the tiny historic centre of Alghero, sipping a creamy cappuccino from the amicable Gigi at Chez Michel as you gaze upon a perfect piece of Mediterranean sea.
Later in the day you can meander through tiny cobbled streets gazing up at old balconies, crumbling arches and laundry flapping in the breeze. Deserted and silent during siesta, these same streets will ring with chatter as neighbours and visitors alike join the wandering throngs socializing at the passegiata time of the evening.
Although Alghero welcomes the tourist, we generally find it's the kind that has to get “off the beaten track” where possible, who wants to experience life as if they lived there and who isn’t afraid to try and talk to the locals… in their language. You will not find Irish-style replica pubs in Alghero, nor kebab joints, nor greasy spoon cafes and thankfully there are no karaoke bars.
Best of all, it enjoys long summers, with a staggering average of 270 sunny days a year in Alghero itself - all the better to take advantage of the many, many unspoilt beaches and crystal clear waters in every shade of blue and green. In a good year you can swim from April to October whilst in winter the mild daytime temperatures average 12ºC albeit capped by a blue sunny sky.
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26 Jul 2014
"Authentic charm in the heart of Alghero Old Town"
We stayed in Casa Raffaela for 4 nights in July 2014. Under new management (just!) - Maurizio and Laura - both very helpful and welcoming. We have e-mailed them separately with a few comments, but if … More
15 Mar 2014
"Luxury in the middle of old town Alghero"
Cannot recommend Casa Raffaela highly enough! We were lucky enough to have four nights there at the end of summer, and it was easy to imagine we were coming back to our own little apartment in Alghero… More
11 Jan 2014
"Perfect holiday home!"
My friend and I stayed here for a week in September 2013 and it was perfect! The apartment is lovely and equipped with everything you could need. The guide book put together by Karen was really useful… More
1 Oct 2013
"A homely apartment in a beautiful location"
We would consider returning to the same apartment. Alghero and its surroundings are fascinating and beautiful. The owners' home-made guide book is invaluable. Karen, the local manager, is very he… More
17 Aug 2013
Todo en Casa Raffaela es perfecto: desde su localización, sus muebles, su limpieza... hasta la perfecta comunicación con Karen, la administradora que fue quien nos recibió con las llaves y una bote… More
11 Aug 2012
"Perfect place to stay"
Casa Raffaela is right in the old town by the catheral. It is wonderfully furnished and is equipt with everything you'd need during your stay. The welcome book that was provided was so very use… More
2 Mar 2012
"Exceptional. Exceeded my expectations"
Situated in 'the heart' of the old fishing port of Alghero, Casa Raffaela awaited me at the top of a narrow flight of stairs. The apartment has been sympathetically restored and beautifully… More
What a lovely review, thank you. We do enjoy hearing from first time visitors to Alghero; it takes us back to our first holiday. Like you, it was the simple things of walking around the old town, going to the market or enjoying a glass of wine at a nearby café that 'sealed the deal' for us. Be careful you may get hooked and end up buying an apartment…!
27 Aug 2011
"Excellent place to stay"
Me, my wife and 2,5 yrs old daughter stayed in this apartment in August 2011 for 2 weeks. We are extremely happy about Casa Raffaela. This place is lovely, clean, almost like home. Situated in perf… More
Hi, We are pleased you and your family had your "best holiday ever"; and thanks for sharing your experiences particularly your enjoyment of the local tipples Mirto and Torbato wine!
12 Jul 2011
"Cosy appartment, well situated in the centre of town."
This is a lovely little property situated in the center of the old town. It offers guests the chance to be in the hustle & bustle of this charming historic fishing port, yet is isolated enough to esca… More
Thank you for your kind review and good to know you enjoyed Casa Raffaela and used the kitchen in spite of all those good restaurants a stone's throw away! We look forward to seeing you again
2 Jul 2011
"The absolute highlight of our holiday!"
as the last week of a five week holiday, we wanted something a little bit different to the hotels we had been staying in and we certainly found it. Before we even got there we had some really helpful… More
Thanks for the kind words and I am so pleased you took our advice on trying the markets and local food shops. Gathering your food each day (and of course the wine!) and mingling with the locals with a delicious long lunch at the end of it all is one of the simple pleasures we enjoy in Alghero. We look forward to welcoming you back next year; I am sure we can squeeze you in so don't worry about that!
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