Apartment in Historical Town – Home 57706 Apartment
- 2 bedrooms
- 3 sleeps
- min stay varies
Apartment in Historical Town – Home 57706
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 3
- min stay varies
Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 3
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.5 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Air conditioning
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 20 Jun 2017
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 May 2008. Located in Alghero, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £231 to £620.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Jun 2017.
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– based on 26 reviews
- Very Good
“Magnificent stay in historic surroundings!”
We had two wonderful weeks in Alghero. We go to Alghero every year and this is the best apartment we have had so far. The owners are very nice and accommodating. The apartment is located on the pedestrian street in the old town. The central location means that you have direct access to the most; restaurants sightseeing, marina and beaches. The apartment itself is clean, equipped with what is needed and also quite cool even on hot days. The terrace belonging to the apartment is absolutely lovely. It is located a couple of small stairs up from the apartment. The view leaves nothing to be desired and the furniture is quite enough, though somewhat dated. If you have trouble with stairs shell one might consider if you want to stay here. For me and my partner, it was absolutely no problem. It just gave some free exercise! I can definitely recommend this apartment. Thank´s to the Piras´s family!
Owner's reply: We were sincerely glad to know you! You have been very, very welcome hosts!!
“Apartment right in the heart of the Old Town”
I have stayed at the apartment three times now as have been working on a project in Alghero Old Town, or Centro Storico. The town is so atmospheric, beautiful and also very friendly, and this charming apartment is absolutely right in the heart of it, with a great range of restaurants and shops literally on the doorstep. It is in a very old building and walking up the stairs to the apartment you can really feel the history around you. The apartment itself has access to an amazing roof terrace which has 360 degree views of Alghero, the marina, the sea and far beyond. It is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun go down. Whilst the apartment is right in the heart of town, it is actually very quiet, so there is no sound of music from bars. What makes everything even better are the owners of the apartment, Silvia and Antonio, who are really lovely, very warm and friendly and have made me feel very welcome each time I have been there and happy to help with any questions I’ve had. All in all, it has been a great place to stay, right in the heart of a beautiful old town and with very friendly people.
“Beautiful apartment in wonderful location would highly recommend”
The property was beautiful and in great condition, the roof terrace is fantastic and we could have spent the whole week basking in the sun on it. The service from the owners was excellent and they were more than happy to help at all times. The location is amazing, right in the heart of the old town with amazing sea views from the terrace.
“The worst experience ever”
My partner and I had a very bad experience renting this appartment. After the initial shock of a really run down stairwell with broken/ dangerous tiles and the roof terrace that was located a further two stories up from the appartment we payed a €200 deposit and balance of rent for a week. The way the appartment is advertised on the internet is very misleading and incorrect. The appartment is not located on the top floor as advertised which gives the impression that the roof terrace is at the same level or at least self contained within the confines of the appartment. When accessing the roof terrace it was very dangerous. The last step is about a foot steep. It is certainy in breach of all health and safety standards.My partner hit her head on the roof exiting out to the terrace. The barking from the german shepard dog belonging to the owners was very disturbing whenever we accessed the roof terrace. We were ensured that the terrace was for our use only and the on the first day while we were using the terrace we heard one of the owners coming up the stairs. After one night we decided that we were not happy with the set up and asked for a refund. The owners refused to give us any refund. We were happy to compromise and take only half of the weeks rent. The man of the household was very agressive and verbally abusive to us. He proceeded to roar and shout at us when we didn't want to leave without some form of refund. The woman and her son were very agressive too and eventually we left without any refund apart from the deposit we had paid in the event of damage. We felt we had no come back at all and had to pay for another appartment for the week.This was the worst experience we had ever had in appartment rental. I am gald that you have asked for a review as I feel that you should not be advertising such a dangerous building which is clearly giving misleading information. The experience really had a very negative effect on both of us. It runied our holiday. The appartment is in the daughter's name Antonella who livesin the US. We communicated with her via e mail but she was unwilling to compromise with us. I appeal to you to post this on your web pages and make this known to others. I would appreciate it if you can send me a link to confirm this.
“Perfect located in the old town”
We stayed a week in this pleasant apartment with our 3 year old daughter. The apartment is perfectly situated in the heart of the historical center of Alghero, with a 10-15 minutes walk to the city beach and just a few minutes walk to the Alghero gardens, a lovely little park with a play ground for kids. We were warmly welcomed by the lovely family living in upstairs, and enjoyed their hospitality during our stay. The roof terrace has a great view of the city and we enjoyed many evenings with a glass of wine at the terrace. Alghero is a beautiful place, with friendly people, fantastic food and excellent local wines, and we highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Sardinia.
“The perfect place to stay in Alghero!”
I would recommend this appartment to all my friends and family,it was the perfect place to stay.the appartment is huge for such a central location and really well equipped.the roof terrace is amazing,it has the best view in Alghero.there are lots of plants and vegetables growing,a big table and chairs as well as sun loungers.we spent a lot of time up there with drinks from very cheap supermarket nearby.the family was so kind and helpful,they gave us desert one evening!I can't recommend this appartment enough!
“Lovely apartment in the heart of the old town”
Stayed here for 11 nights in Aug 2012. Very welcoming hosts on arrival made us feel very welcome. We booked this apartment not only for its location but also because it had a roof terrace, which didn't disappoint - a bottle of Prosecco and a bowl of salad as the sun went down...bliss! Location right in the heart of the old town was brilliant, so convenient for everything - shops, bars, restaurants, the port, buses all within 2 mins walk. Our only regret was we didn't take up our hosts offer of cooking freshly caught fish for tea!
“great location but expectations not met by the flat”
We have been to Alghero 3/4 times and were looking forward to staying in the old town and overall we had a good holiday once we had got used to the flat. First impressions are really important and whilst you know the flat is quite high up due to the photos and it also saying it is not suitable for those with mobility problems, it didn't prepare us for the condition of the stairs leading up to the 3rd floor. If it was being sold by a UK estate agent it would say something like 'in need of a programme of refurbishment' as there are many loose tiles and plaster falling off the walls. I recognise that the whole staircase isn't all the owner's responsibility but it isn't up to UK standards and was a shock to see and I nearly turned round there and then to try and book somewhere else. The old stairs are quite a climb in the hot weather and quite a challenge for any females wearinganything other than flat shoes. The photos are accurate and the sofa and chairs are lovely and comfy but I would suggest that to describe the flat as 'luxury.....etc' is far from accurate. The air conditioning is 1 mobile unit and inadequte in summer and there are 2 other fans which are noisy so not easy to have on at night. The shower head cannot be hung up and there is no shower curtain so you have to have a bath or just shower yourself down whilst in the bath. The terrace is a lovely area and very cool at night but getting to it is interesting as the stairs are very tricky to get back down as the top step must be a foot high and quite steep and also not being fond of big dogs we found the barking of the owners German shepherd to be quite intimidating when he heard us going up even though it was in their own flat on the top floor (you have to leave the flat to go upstairs to the terrace) All in all Alghero is one of our favourite places and whilst the other reviews are very good this flat is one we will not be returning to.
“Keep it a secret”
As soon as we took the steep and slightly uneven flight of stairs to the roof terrace our holiday really began. The terrace is open and decked with plants carefully tended by Antonio. We took in the view: the tiled rooftops, the bell tower of Alghero Cathedral and the green and yellow tiled dome of the Chiesa San Michele, with the sea and the mountains in the distance; and we knew we had found the perfect spot for breakfast and for that evening aperitif! The apartment had plenty of space for the two of us and even had a spare bedroom. The double bed was comfortable and we soon got the hang of the facilities, including the gas canister for the cooker. Drying towels and swimming costumes was easy: you just pinned them on the lines outside the window. Situated in the heart of the Old Town of Alghero, the apartment could not have been better located. As you stepped out of the door you were among the cool and narrow streets and only a short two minutes walk to the tourist bus stops and the Marina for tempting trips to the cliffs and caves of Capo Caccia or to Bosa (both to be recommended) and ten minutes to the beach. There are also banks and a supermarket around the park five minutes walk away, with smaller grocery shops in the old town itself that are handy and good value. And if you felt the need, you could pick up an English newspaper from the shop two doors away! Antonio, Sylvia, Stefano and Antonella were charming and could not have been more friendly and helpful. We also bonded with Ken, a big, gentle German shepherd, who would bark his alert each time we departed or returned and occasionally keep us company on the terrace. The food was excellent in every restaurant we chose and the Sardinian wine is outstanding. (It was no surprise to me to find that perhaps the earliest record of wine making is here. It may have been the warm air, but even I could savour the subtle taste and delicate bouquet!) On the ramparts you can enjoy a meal with wonderful views of the sea, but you are also spoilt for choice in the piazzas and streets of the old town. We had two lovely meals with excellent wine in the Piazza Teatro, the little theatre itself being charming outside and in. I’d lost my copy of 'Sea and Sardinia' by D. H. Lawrence, but his first sentence is: ‘Comes over one an absolute necessity to move.’ That may be true, but as we sat sipping Sardinian white wine on the roof terrace, on a level with the swifts swooping and roosting, while the growing murmur of the passegiata rose from the streets below, we felt no need to move at all.
Stayed at this apartment in the old town of Alghero whilst on a two week working visit to the University in Sassari in early May. My partner joined me for a holiday and a diving course. Alghero was wonderful and Sardians are very friendly people. We loved staying in the centre of the old town. The apartment has a fantastic location, great for shops, restaurants, bars, close to harbour area. Really felt like I was living here when I hung my washing out of the window on the line above the street below - only dropped a sock once! The apartment is perfectly adequate if some kitchen equipment a little basic and we cooked meals on a number of occasions buying fresh fish from the market on the port and vegetables from the market in town. There is a bar in the street behind which can be a bit noisy late Friday and Saturday evenings but we didn't let this bother us. My favourite thing was looking out the window watching the life go by in the street below.
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