Beautiful Contemporary Apartments in the Main Square/Street of Old Town . Recently renovated with taste and top of the range furniture and appliances. Ideal for a couple or a family holiday (max 4 per apartment).The living areas have a wood dining table with 4 contemporary chairs, a sofa and 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, large refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.The main bedroom has a king size bed, is located in the mezzanine area height 1.6m, and is conveniently accessible via staircase/ 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, air conditioning/heating, wall safe, interphone, high security door, double glazing windows and washing machine. "Fantastic stay! The apartment itself is in impeccable condition, clean and very well maintained. The renovation work was very well done. We like this style and it did not disappoint. The flat is located basically near the main square in the old town (Piazza Civica) and literally let out into the main walking area (so you're close to everything)". Tim, UK, June 2012"Perfect Holiday. We have spent five days at Smeraldo apartment, and we are very happy. The location in the middle of the old town is perfect: you can visit by foot all the historical center and the port is close to the apartment. The decoration of the house is very nice. Everything is clean and confortable."Alfredo, Spain, June 2012" It was all handled in a top professionel way"Thomas and Tine, Denmark, April 2012
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alghero 500 m|
|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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (3), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 a short walk away while taxis will drop you off at a main historic gate, only 2 minute walk to the apartment.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, useful information about the neighborhood, local attractions and our favorite restaurants, bars, shops, beaches and walks.
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.