Riviera 2-Main Street Old Town
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Riviera 2 is located in Via Carlo Alberto, the Main Street of the Historic Center. On the second floor of a 15th Century small historic building, the apartment mixes the best of the local architecture and modern contemporary design.
The local shops, bars and restaurants are all outside the front door. The apartment is within walking distance of the port, the ancient bastions of the city and the local beaches.
"The apartment is excellently located in the heart of atmospheric Alghero. It was the perfect base for us (two adults and a 10 month old baby) to explore the town. The apartment has all the facilities you need - 10/10".
B.P, June 2012
" Wonderful Apartment"
Anonym, Berlin, Oct 2012
"Recommended in a perfect location a modern apartment with powerful air conditioning. Certainly beats staying in a hotel"
Warren, Manchester, August 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|
|Further details indoors|
The sunlight floods the apartment through the large windows.
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 kitchen is fully equipped with top of the range appliances and has a Nespresso coffee machine, new cutlery, gas stove with 4 hobs, refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.
The main bedroom has a king size bed and is located in the 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 a FREE WI-FI, 32" Satellite flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, DVD Library, iPod/iPhone docking station with speakers, 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 50 mt away while taxis will drop you off at a main historic gate, only 2 minute walk to the apartment. Taxi rank, bus stop to/from airport 2 minutes away. Airport 15 minutes by car. From the port you can take the 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 also 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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4 May 2013
"Clean, complete en good centered appartment"
A nice and warm welcome in Alghero. Although early in the year, we had a sunny week. The appartment is very clean, fully equiped and comfortable. Unfortunately not a lot of daylight,, but that's … More
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
9 Apr 2013
"Lovely clean modern flat"
We had a lovey 3 night stay in riviera 2. The flat is spacious, very clean, modern and fully equipped with everything you could need. We were also greeted with fruit, wine, tea coffee etc which was l… More
Thank you very much for your comments - we enjoyed having you and your friends staying with us - we hope we can welcome you back soon.
10 Oct 2012
The apartment is very modern, clean and safe; it is centrally located and particularly well equipped. The service provided by the owners was exceptionally nice and helpful.
We felt very comfortable in the apartment and if we ever come back to Alghero, we would love to spend our stay in Riviera 2 again!
Thank you very much for staying with us and for your comments. We look forward to having you back hopefully in the near future.
7 Sep 2012
Perfect location in the centre of the beautiful Alghero old town. The harbour and numerous trattorias serving beautifully fresh seafood and authentic Italian meals within 2 minutes walk. The apartment itself was spacious for me and my partner, the bedroom is above the rest of the apartment at the top of a ladder, so those less mobile may wish to consider that before booking. The interior is quite modern (as though it's been recently refurbed), there is an Ipod docking station, a DVD player and a TV with multiple channels. The powerful air-conditioning is a God-send after wandering around in the searing heat. The owners even leave some complimentary gifts for guests, including a bottle of white wine.
Riviera 2 certainly beats staying in a hotel (which were no cheaper and in many cases, more expensive), it's modern, clean, convenient and everything you need for a stay in Alghero, a place where in all honestly, you'll barely want to stay indoors anyway. Visit this place if you get the chance.
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It has been a pleasure welcoming you as our guest in Riviera 2. We hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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