Situated in central Alghero in an ideal position for the seafront (3 mins walk), the old town centre (4 mins), supermarkets and shops, and the beach (20 minutes walk). This very comfortable and bright top floor apartment (no lift) enjoys from its roof terrace (sole use) one of the most spectacular views over the coastline and the whole town. Excellent services nearby. TV, washing machine. 1 double bedroom + 1 twin bedroom (extra bed available). Cot available.
BOOKING IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
PLEASE NOTE: 4 NIGHTS MINIMUM STAY ARE ACCEPTABLE ALL YEAR ROUND EXCEPT FOR JULY AUGUST, XMAS AND EASTER. DURING THESE PERIODS MINIMUM STAY IS 7 NIGHTS.
There are two bathroom in the apartment (both with shower, 1 of them with bath tub also) and 2 balconies. The beach is about 20 minutes walk. This apartment benefits of optional: off street parking, air-conditioning / central heating, cot, double sofa bed in the lounge. These are charged extra.
Water charges, electricity (for lighting or cooking purposes) charges gas (for cooking or water heating purposes), bathroom and bedroom linen, duvets or blankets.
INTERNET ACCESS is also included but IT IS LIMITED to general browsing and checking/sending email's but NOT for downloading videos/music/apps or for any other heavy applications such as Skype or Facebook. The usage is monitored so please do not try to use is improperly or modem could be disconnected.
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT
Check-in or out during Sundays or during Italian national holiday £ 15 supplement
Late Check-in. Check-ins after 20:00 will attract £ 30 surcharge (Euro 35 when settled locally). Check-ins after 22:00 will attract £ 60 surcharge (Euro 70 when settled locally).
Early Check-out. Check-outs earlier than 08:00 will attract £ 30 surcharge (Euro 35 when settled locally). Check-outs earlier than 06:00 will attract £ 60 surcharge (Euro 70 when settled locally).
DAMAGE SURETIES DEPOSIT (refundable) is paid together with rental.
£ 150,00. This is refundable assuming no damage to or misuse of the apartment has occurred, kitchen area, crockery, cutlery, pots and utensils are left clean, and all rubbish has been cleared off the apartment. If these terms are not respected this will attract £ 60 penalty, detracted from damage sureties deposit.
FINAL CLEANING is always added to the cost of the apartment at £ 60. PLEASE NOTE: final cleaning does not cover kitchen and its utensils. Also all rubbish, fridge contents and opened food packages must be disposed of before check-out. If these terms are not respected this will attract £ 60 penalty, detracted from damage sureties deposit.
CHECK-IN or OUT or out during Sundays or during Italian national holiday £ 15 supplement
LATE CHECK-IN (after 20:00 will attract £ 30 surcharge (Euro 45 when settled locally).
VERY LATE CHECK-IN (after 22:00) will attract £ 60 surcharge (Euro 85 when settled locally).
EARLY CHECK-OUT. Check-outs earlier than 08:00 will attract £ 30 surcharge (Euro 45 when settled locally).
VERY EARLY CHECK-OUT (before 06:00) will attract £ 60 surcharge (Euro 85 when settled locally).
You will be the option of requesting all these extras at time of booking. Please note that our booking form indicates the options of services available for booking, but please note that some services may not be available only for certain properties. Please check available services for each apartment before booking
AIR-CONDITIONING (hot or cold): £ 9 per night
HEATING: £ 9 (pre-paid) or Euro 12.50 (if pay locally)
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT
CHECK-IN after 20:00 will attract £ 30 surcharge (Euro 35 when settled locally). Check-ins after 22:00 will attract £ 60 surcharge (Euro 85 when settled locally). If check-in earlier than 15:00 is required the previous night must be booked as well
CHECK-OUT: on the latest on day of departure, if a late check-out is needed an extra night must be paid for. Check-outs earlier than 08:00 will attract £ 30 surcharge (Euro 45 when settled locally). Check-outs earlier than 06:00 will attract £ 60 surcharge (Euro 85 when settled locally).
NO PRIVATE PARKING, street parking is widely available in the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido di San Giovanni 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alghero Fertilia 12 km, Nearest railway: Alghero 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
PHISYCAL - Sardinia is separated from Corsica by the Strait of Bonifacio. Sardinia is a generally mountainous island with a few coastal plains. The island's mountains are divided into three ranges; the highest peaks are in the middle section of the island. Gennargentu, at 6,016 feet (1,834 m), is the highest point in Sardinia. Sardinia has few major rivers; the largest river on the island is the Tirso, which has a length of 94 miles (151 km) and flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The island has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and very mild winters. The climate in the mountains tends to be wetter and cooler than the lower coastal plains; and winter snowfalls are not uncommon in the higher peaks.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE - (centigrade): Jan 9-18, Feb 10-18, Mar 10-20, Apr 12-22, May 14-24, Jun 18-28, Jul 20-30, Aug 21/30, Sep 18-28, Oct 15-24, Nov 12-22, Dec 10-20.
PROVINCES - Until 2006, Sardinia had been divided into four provinces: Cagliari, Nuoro, Oristano and Sassari.
Now Sardinia is divided into eight provinces, following the creation of four more provinces just recently by the Sardinian regional government, becoming operative with the provinces' elections for the Presidents and the Councils held in 2006. The four additional provinces are as follows: Carbonia-Iglesias, Medio-Campidano, Ogliastra and Olbia-Tempio.
ENVIRONMENT - Sardinia is a precious natural resource, containing thousands of rare or uncommon animal and autochthonous plants and animals, such as the Mediterranean Monk Seal and the Boar. Found only in Sardinia, Sicily, and MaghrebIt, the Sardinian Skink (genus Chalcides ocellatus) known more commonly as Tiligugu, can reach 30 cm (12 in) in length, of which almost half is made up by the tail. Sardinia lacks many common species however, like the Viper and the Marmot, which are found everywhere else on the continent. Sardinia has four endemic subspecies of birds which are found nowhere else in the world: its Great Spotted Woodpecker (ssp harterti), Gret Tit (ssp ecki), Cahffinch (ssp sarda) and Eurasian Jay (ssp ichnusae). It also shares a further 10 endemic subspecies of bird with Corsica. The island's environment is improving due to strict environment laws.
HISTORICAL - Alghero was founded around 1102 by the Genoese Doria family, as a fortified port. The Doria ruled it for centuries, apart from a brief period under the rule of Pisa (1283-1284). In 1353 it was captured by the Aragonese under Bernardo de Cabrera, and could later grow thanks to the arrival of Catalan colonists: in the early 16th century Alghero received the status of King's City (ciutat de l'Alguer) and developed economically.
The Catalano-Aragonese were followed by Habsburg Spain, whose dominion, ended in 1702, brought some decadence to the city. In 1720 Alghero and Sardinia were handed over to Piedmont. Around 1750 a wide channel was excavated to improve the defensive stand of the peninsula.
In 1821 famine led to a revolt of the population, which was bloodily suppressed.
At the end of the same century Alghero was de-militarized and, during the Fascist era, part of the surrounding marshes was reclaimed and the suburbs of Fertilia and S.M. La Palma were founded, although the presence of malaria in the countryside could be overcome only in the 1950s. During Worl War II (1943) Alghero was bombed, its historical centre suffering heavy damage.
After the end of the war Alghero became a popular tourist resort.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN TOWN:
The Cathedral of St. Mary. Begun in 1570, it was opened in 1593 but finished and consecrated only in 1730. The church original was is in Catalan-Gothic style, as it can be seen in the five chapels of the presbytery, which also include the base of the bell tower. The nave and the two aisles are instead in Late Renaissance style. In the 20th century a Neo-Classicist narthex was added to the façade, changing abruptly its appearance.
The church of St. Francis (1360, rebuilt in the late 16th century). Original Catalan-Gothic parts can be seen over the high altar, the presbytery chapels and the SS. Sacramento Chapel. The bell tower is from the first half of the 16th century.
The church of St. Michael.
The Madonna del Santo Rosario.
The Torre del Portal, built at the expenses the Jewish Community of Alghero in 1360, and the Tower dell'Esperò Reial (16th century).
Palazzo D'Albis (16th century), a typical example of Catalan-Aragonese architecture of the 16th century. In the October 1541 it housed the Emperor Charles V..
Some 100 Nuraghe remains can be seen in the neighbouring areas of Sant'Imbenia (including also a Phoenician necropolis and Roman remains near the airport of Alghero, Palmavera and Anghelu Ruju
The beach stretches for 6 km out from the harbour towards Fertilia. Lots of other amazing beaches can be found along Alghero coastline within 15-30 drive from Alghero.