Travel Blogs from Alghero
... busier in the evening after 8pm when hundreds of people would come out with their families, dogs, bikes.. for dinner and of course gelato.
By the sea, there was a street where lots of vendors would display their food, desserts and crafts, pics ...
... temple ruins we saw were from 3AD. They basically seem to be in the middle of nowhere and you have to marvel at their existence, especially when you consider the steep terrain around it. Also here we saw our first cork tree but not just a cork tree. The person who sold us our entry tickets told us the tree is 10 by 100 years old. I guess that's pretty old in anyone's language.
We drove through Fluminimaggiore (some names are a bit of ...
... your coffee overlooking the ocean with not a hint of land for the eye to see. I found my new favourite coffee drink called the Macchiato which is literally a coffee cup that is lined with Nutella and then the coffee is poured in, so that when you take your spoon, you get a spoonfull of Nutella and Coffee at the same time!
Then it was touring around the churches, the theatres, the defence towers and the rest of the old city that made days 1 & 2 go ...
... and Catalans colonized the territory. Despite bringing back the Italian as official language in the XVII century, Catalan remained and 90% of Alghero population has some grade of knowledge, from basic understanding to Catalan as the first language.
The cuisine is exquisite here! If you don't mind spending a bit of money and try the first class food, go to "Andreini" awarded with a Michelin star, and ...
... dark glasses all evening. I mention to Helen that not only is the food good at Pizza Garibaldi, but the locals have been interesting entertainment and facilitated some blog material. “Oh dear” sighs Helen, “more innocents about to be consigned to the eternal ether”. Or should that be ‘ethereal eternity’?
Unlike most cities, towns and villages we have visited, parking is easy – and free - at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews El Buric Alghero
Well situated for the old town and the beach. Nice roof terrace for hanging out and sunbathing. Quiet and clean room and bathroom, though not ensuite. Slightly eccentric owners, with certain "rules"
I found the bed very comfortable but my partner didn't. They can provide airport drop off which is handy.
Good location & friendly, personable hosts
The B&B is located about 10-15 mins walk from the centre of Alghero and situated within a spacious 6th floor apartment. The owner, Mario is an engaging and knowledgable guy who is happy to discuss local restaurants and beauty spots, as well as Sardinian histroy, with some authority. We actually stayed in both of the bedrooms over the course of our holiday; each is very pleasant and one of which has the benefit of a particularly large balcony. This place is ideal for sociable people who want to steer clear of larger and more touristy hotels, learn something about the island and visit places that may not necessarily be covered by Lonely Planet et al. Our hosts were friendly without being overbearing or intrusive and only offered recommendations when requested.
El Buric is very well located, very near the old village and the beach.
The house is distributed, thinking on the privacy of guests.
The owners, Mario e Fiorella are a very gentle couple that makes you feel like if it were your own home.
Rooms very light full, each with an independent terrace.
We recomend it strongly if you wish to spend a nice holidays.
El Buric was a very pleasant, convenient place to stay. Few minutes walk to the beach, and about 15 minute stroll into the old town. We stayed in the room with the greater balcony which was by far the better of the 2 on offer. Lovely rooftop with loungers and shower if you're after sunbathing with peace and quiet. Room lovely with a nice large bed and tasteful decor. Our hosts were very pleasant and Mario has excellent English if your Italian is basic as mine is! Only few negative points: we stayed for nearly 2 weeks, and during this time we had no change of towels or bed linen. The same went for breakfast - we had exactly the same bread, jam and spreadable cheese every day with no other choice - this did get a little tedious after the 1st week. Also, we were lucky in week 1 where we didn't have to share the bathroom with other guests as there were none, but the couple that stayed in week 2 liked to take their showers at 3 in the morning which did disturb us! Finally we also had to share a very small table at breakfast with the other 2 guests, which as it turned out was ok for us as we all spoke English - I don't think this would be a very comfortable experience if other guests didn't and you had to sit there in silence! For a shorter break I would consider staying there again.
Atmospheric and friendly place
We stayed in apartment in the old town. It was very central for everything. We wanted to find out what Alghero and Sardinia was really like and so we preferred this to a hotel. It also gave us greater freedom for deciding whether to eat out or in (although we had some fabulous meals at a restaurant recommended by Mario!). Mario was very helpful and interesting to talk to, especially about the history of the place. It was a great bonus to be able to be collected at the airport instead of having to find a cab and pay a lot more too! - Daphne and David of Wallington, England
Ideal for couples and history buffs!
Host Mario Galasso is equally quit with his wit, his opinion, and his smile! This small but welcoming B&B is on the 6th floor (w/ elevator) of an apartment complex in the Lido section of Alghero, a 15 minute walk from the Marina and old city. Professor Galasso gave us superb assistance, accommodated special requests, recommended restaurants, explained the history and crafts of Sardinia, and shared his unique knowledge as a Marine Archeologist. If you want to hone your eye for antiques, Prof. Galasso can assist. Profits from the B&B go to support student research in archeology. Bottom line: Superb host, shared bathroom, 2 rooms available, great price, close to everything, lovely city, cash only, view not spectacular.
A warm welcome awaits you at El Buric.
Have just returned from a stay in Alghero and can warmly recommend El Buric to anyone who wants to stay with friendly, knowledgeable hosts in a centrally located apartment that is beautifully clean and welcoming.
Mario & Fiorella were full of advice and interesting information about Sardinia. They helped us with a good deal on a hire car and suggestions for day trips, restaurants etc. Our room was clean & comfortable with our own balcony, it even had good reading books! We enjoyed chatting over coffee or drinks and look forward to staying with them again in the future.
Great place and very welcoming
i stayed at El Buric and it was great... the hosts were very friendly and its near the beach... what more do you want
I booked on the internet and thought I was staying in a B&B. My lodging was in a 4th floor 2 bedroom apartment where the owner lived in the kitchen, and rented out the bedrooms. I had to pay extra to be picked up at the airport, if I used the very small refrigerator that also cost extra. No common area, I could only stay in my bedroom....70 E per night, single. 50 E if you wanted to stay on the couch. The owner of El Buric, Mario was demanding, extremely rude via e-mail and even worse in person. No one gave me a receipt that I asked for several times which is illegal in Italy. My worst lodging nightmare!! I am a frequent traveler to Europe...never an experience like this host ever. Sardinia was incredibly beautiful and peaceful and friendly. Each beach is different, each one stunning. I would highly recommend Stintino and especially Argentiera.
I'd like to point out to people that there are options to the expensive and not always so satisfying hotel accommodation in Alghero, Sardinia.Thanks to Internet I was able to find a VERY nice Bed n' Breakfast, only 10 mins from the beach and 15-20 mins from the Old Town. The owner's of this particular B n' B are members of an organization of B n' B's around the island. We received a warm welcome when we were picked up to the airport, and there is absolutely nothing to complain about during our stay in Alghero. Included in the price was towels, bed linen, breakfast, cleaning, transport from and to the airport, and we paid EUR 440 for 6 nights, 2 persons, in the beginning of September. The B n' B was located in newly built buildning (4 years) and in the apartment there were two rooms for rent, both with balconies. These two rooms shared a bathroom. Our hosts also have self-catered apartments for rent, if you prefer that option. They were also very helpful when we wanted to rent a car and helped us find valuable options.I can mention that this trip was our honeymoon, so we wanted to get the most out of it, and we do not regret our decision to stay at a local B n' B. The host, Mr. Mario Galasso, is fluent in Italian, Spanish, English, German and French, so communication is no problem what-so-ever. I'd like to give him and his B n' B my warmest recommendation, and I'll end this review by listing a couple of links to this accommodation.Regards from Sara Sweden............