Riviera 1-Main Street Old Town
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Riviera 1 is located in Via Carlo Alberto, the Main Street of the Historic Center. On the second floor of a small 15th Century building, the apartment mixes the best of the local architecture and modern contemporary design.
The local shops, bars, restaurants and shopping are all outside the front door. Riviera 1 is within walking distance of the port, the ancient bastions of the city and the local beaches.
- "Five stars! We absolutely recommend this apartment"
Dejan & Maitan from Basque Country, 3 September 2012
- "A lovely and very nice apartment. We will definitely come back to Alghero and to the apartment" -
Anna, 5 August 2012
- "Awesome apartment. This beautiful, clean and modern apartment in the heart of the old town is the perfect
place for a vacation in Alghero. I absolutely recommend this apartment!"
Krisztian, 16 April 2012
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alghero 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alghero Fertilia 5 km, Nearest railway: Alghero 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The sunlight floods the apartment through the 3 large windows and a balcony.
The living area has a wood dining table with 4 contemporary chairs, a sofa and a large cupboard for clothing and luggage.
The beautiful modern deep red kitchen is fully equipped with top of the range appliances and has a Nespresso coffee machine, new cutlery, gas stove with 4 hobs, large refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.
The main bedroom has a king size bed is located in the large loft mezzanine area height 1.6m and is conveniently accessible via iron loft stairs. Bedside tables and lighting are also built into the walls next to the bed. The bathroom has been elegantly decorated with colourful tiles. Cot and high chair available on request.
Other features include FREE WI-FI, 32" Satellite flat screen TV, iPod/iPhone docking station with speakers, DVD/CD, DVD Library, air conditioning/heating, wall safe, interphone, high security door, double glazing windows and washing machine.
|Further details outdoors|
The building is located in the heart of the historic centre, a pedestrian area with only local residents allowed to drive on some of the side streets. If you drive parking is available in the port which is 50mt away while taxis will drop you off at a main historic gate, only 2 minute walk to the apartment. Bus to/from the Airport 2 minutes away. Airport 15 minutes by car. From the port you can catch a ferry to the Grotte di Nettuno.
Bicycle rental is available to ride around town and to the local beaches which are also within walking distance.
The tourist office is a few doors from the apartment. They will be happy to provide you with any information you may need to explore Alghero and surroundings.
Our greeter will meet you on your arrival to let you into the apartment and will assist you during your stay.
We will offer you our Welcome Gift (which includes a bottle of great chilled Sardinian wine!) and our Welcome book which highlights the key features of the apartment and contains useful information about the neighborhood, local attractions and our favorite restaurants, bars, shops, beaches and walks.
The Sardinia region
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It was first inhabited by man in 6,000 B.C and is known for its rich archaeoligical history. The first settlers were from the Italian mainland and the Iberian peninsula. The Island has a history of invasion with one of the first being the Phoenicians and defended itself against constant coastal raids from the Carthagians, Byzantines and Berbers. In 1354 the Aragons seized Alghero and transformed it into a Catalan city. Visitors will still see elements of the Iberian origins (the Aragons were in power for more than 400 years in Alghero) in the local dialect which is similar to Catalan and can be seen in the dual named street signs. Since the 18th century the Italian royal family used to spend their summer holiday in Alghero.
Sardinia is known as an island of the extremes. Rugged coast lines, turquoise and emerald coloured seas, large areas of pastures and dense mountain ranges in the centre of the Island.
The coastlines around Alghero are stunning with views of Capo Caccia from all angles. A short drive will take one to either Bosa further south or Stintino a bit further north, each of which are rich in local culture and history.
The temperatures in the summer on the coast can average 28 degrees celcius, but can get up to the mid 30's in August. It is possible to swim from May to November as the summer months can extend for about 6/7 months. The spring time is more mild and allow the visitors to appreciate the lush green countryside prior to the arrival of the dry heat of the summer.
Walking historic cobbled stone streets, under the arches and along the walled bastions that protected this city from invasion will captivate your imagination. Alghero is a vibrant, modern city that has a local population year round of approximately 30,000 people. Various cultural events and exhibits take place throughout the year. You can find ancient churches and fortresses as you wander throughout the city. Visitors can also gain an understanding of the local culture by visiting the "Mercato" or Market in the centre of town which is overflowing with local fruits and vegetables, fish that has arrived fresh from the sea that morning, local meats and cheeses from the countryside, and the famous breads (a must have is the pane guttiau...trust us!) and dolce.
Local beaches and restaurants are all within walking distance. Bicycles are also available. For those looking to explore the sites in the vicinity, we recommend renting a car to take you to the cliffs of Capo Caccia, the Grotte di Nettuno or to the beaches of Bombarde or Stintino.
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8 Nov 2013
"Great place in heart of old town"
Very nice place in the heart of the old town. I couldn't think of a better location.
A very short walk to the harbour and lots of good interesting places to eat and drink near by.
The bed is on a nice mezzanine level (up a ladder) so the place feels great with very high ceilings.
Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you liked the old town of Alghero and your stay with us in the main street of the old town and thus at the very heart of the local buzz. We are also happy to hear that you liked the comfort of our beds and the high ceiling in the apartment which together with the three large windows ensure plenty of natural light throughout the day. We look forward to welcoming you back to Alghero.
29 Jun 2012
"The Almost Perfect Pad!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at Riviera 1. The apartment is small but almost perfectly formed: the mezzanine level has restricted head height so you do need to duck somewhat! However the owners were hospitable and helpful, and left us a thoughtful welcome pack too.
Simply but stylishly furnished, well equipped, yet quiet at night, Riviera 1 could not have been more convenient for accessing the delights of the old town - and the beach. This is our third visit to Alghero, which is charming. I expect we'll be back!
Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great stay at Riviera 1. We are also pleased to hear that you appreciated our standards of service. We work hard to ensure that our guests thoroughly enjoy their holiday in Alghero and their stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you back in the near future.
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