Spacious apartment close to Alghero town centre
Posted Sep 25, 2016
My wife and I stayed at Il Giardinetta apartments for five nights in mid-September. They are well situated about 15min walk from the old town centre of Alghero which is a buzzing, picturesque and interesting place to stay. Plenty of very good restaurants (loved Miques de Mirall overlooking the sea at sunset) with choices of cuisine to suit most tastes. My wife cannot eat anything containing wheat but mentioning "senza glutine" to the well-informed staff meant she invariably had a good choice of food, including a fabulous gluten-free pizza at Ristorante Aragon Pizzeria!
The apartment itself was clean, comfortable and quiet so we had no problems sleeping. The owner, Gianluca, was the perfect host (and speaks excellent English) welcomed us on arrival, explained how everything worked and showed us where the local supermarkets etc were on a map. There were some tasty pastries on the table for us plus milk and fruit juice in the fridge, which was a pleasant surprise. Gianluca's mother, Vicenza, was always on hand too, although her English is limited so that was fun!
A sat nav device is recommended as some of the signage and road numbering around Sardinia is a little haphazard plus there is limited parking directly outside the apartment. We parked in a car park just round the corner quite easily, only a 1min walk away.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in Alghero at Il Giardinetto and hope to return one day.