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Name: Joseph Gannon      Location: Meath                 Date of Holiday: Aug 15

Just came back from the wonderful island of Sardinia, it is one of the nicest
places to visit. My wife and I spent two weeks in Alghero. The people are just
great, food good, wine brilliant, Peroni beer 99cents in supermarket, all others
very cheap also. 

It is a swimmers paradise, coves at every turn, good beaches and we are going
back next year. The old town of Alghero is just fab, photo's don't do it
justice, well worth a visit. There was only one drawback and that was when we
went to Neptune's Grotto (which is a sight to see and make sure you do) they had
locked the toilets at the site. There is a bar about 200 mts away which is very
small but they won't let you use their toilet unless you buy something which is
a pity as every other place we went to the people were great. As I said they are
the nicest people we have come across in all our years of travel and I could say
so much more good things about these people. 

The Tourist Board should really solve this problem about locked toilets in remote
places as there were a lot of elderly people there that day and it was the only
place we found locked toilets.

Name: Ann & Eugene       Location: Ireland               Date of Holiday: Oct 10

Fantastic location. Just so nice to relax in the beautiful restaurants
overloooking the sea in the old town. We hired a scooter and travelled around
to see the local sights - just brillant with amazing scenery. Going back in 2012
to get married!

Name: Colin              Location: Wexford, Ireland      Date of Holiday: Sep 10

Heading back to Alghero again in September. Stayed in Carlos V in '08, and in 
Picale Residence in '10. Nice beaches, great food, superb wine all make this a
geat town to visit. With the airport so close, it becomes even more attractive
with kids (we had none in 08, one in '10, and now two in '12). Everything is so
close and accessible. We went to the Grotta di Nettuno Caves in 08, when it was
raining. We drove and yes, I'd imagine those steps are a challenge if your level
of fitness is low, or the weather is hot. Can't wait to head back; we just
booked our flights this evening.

Name: Chris              Location: Ireland               Date of Holiday: Jun 09

Good spot, not too over run. Recommend going out on the Andrea Jensen boat trip,
expensive but worth it - class. Stay out of the Jamaica Inn, food is crap and
staff are ignorant. Restaurants are cheaper outside the old town.

Name: Maria              Location: Teeside               Date of Holiday: Jun 08

I stayed in Alghero old town in an apartment in via Roma. The atmosphere of the
old town was brilliant and we shopped in the market for fresh local produce
which was cheaper than eating out as there were 6 of us and couple had fussy
palates, it was easier to do this. The beaches were close by and there was a
craft fair on in the second week which was brilliant. Neptune Grotto well worth
visiting. This was the second year running of visiting Alghero and would go back
- wonderful!

Name: William            Location: Leeds                 Date of Holiday: Aug 08

The La Playa Hotel was an oasis of bliss. When we dined out the food was not as 
good. The Bella Napoli restaurant in the old town was dreadful. The worst
lasagna I've ever tasted.

Name: Allison            Location: Suffolk               Date of Holiday: Jun 08

If you are anything other than an Olympic Triathlon gold medal winner, do not 
attempt the walk down to the Caves of Neptune unless accompanied by a medic. In
36 degree heat, the descent is quite pleasant - the ascent, however would give
Sir Edmund Hilary a run for his money. An elderly man was actually lying down
half way up. I thought he may have to be airlifted to safety, but I think he got
away with just a bilateral knee replacement.

Sardinia is fantastic. Drink wine, eat nice fish, swim in the turquoise sea.
Relax - and take the boat to the caves, whatever you do...

Name: Andy               Location: Suffolk               Date of Holiday: Aug 07

We spent a week in Alghero, staying at the Hotel Angedras - and enjoyed it
greatly. The town has plenty of restaurants and there are great views across the
harbour. We drove out to several local beaches and up into the nearby hills. 
Driving is fairly carefree out of town, if a little nerve-wracking in town (it's
OK once you get used to it!) I'd agree with the Val's comments re the poor
horses pulling the carriages around the town - that really should be stopped.

Name: Val                Location: Stockport             Date of Holiday: Sep 07

Alghero itself was terrific. Not too touristy or over developed. The majority
of people we met were friendly and helpful. The markets are great.

The aquarium, however, is a disgrace. I have never previously witnessed such
total disregard for animal welfare. The town should be ashamed to allow this 
establishment - it should be closed and the animals released if appropriate or
removed to decent conditions if not. The welfare of the horses pulling the
carriages on the trips around the old town also gives me serious cause for 

Name: Karolina           Location: N/A                   Date of Holiday: Mar 07

Hi there - I have been traveling through Italy and spent the month of March in
Alghero with cousins of cousins - I am half Italian and one quarter Sardinian.
They encouraged me to enroll with the Pintadera language school which was an
excellent idea. Within one month, I was able to communicate! The school is run
by two warm, helpful women and their staff of professional, competent and
enthusiastic teachers which make learning lots of fun. I highly recommend
Pintadera!! And Alghero!!!

Name: Annie              Location: Surrey                Date of Holiday: Sep 06

Alghero is a good base to stay in Sardinia, an attractive lively resort with
some lovely beaches nearby and easy access by car to areas farther a-field
(as unlike many other parts of Sardinia, the NW is fairly flat). We visited in
mid September, so the beaches in general were not too crowded, and there were
so many to choose from nearby. An exception to this is the renowned "La Pelosa"
beach at Stintino (just over one hours drive from Alghero). The beautiful
turquoise sea and white sand are undoubtedly exceptional, however only go if
you don't mind lying a few centimetres away from your neighbours as the beach
is fairly small (and very popular). There are good facilities next to this beach
(toilets, showers) for a few euros.

Unfortunately there was an influx of jelly-fish in all the beaches we visited, 
so we couldn't do much swimming or snorkelling (shame as the sea was so clear).
We've since read that this was a common problem in many countries this year (due
to global warming, over-fishing etc.) so not specific to NW Sardinia.

Highly recommended is the spectacular Neptune's Grotto, caves just north of
Alghero. The vast stalactites and stalagmites are simply amazing. In calm
weather there's a boat that takes visitors directly to the entrance (where
you get out and walk around the caves on a tour), however this is quite
expensive. The alternative is to park at the top of the cliff and walk down 600
steps. The walk itself is a fantastic experience, not as bad as it sounds!

In my opinion there is a good choice of bars and restaurants in Alghero,
mostly in the scenic "Old Town". The sunsets over the sea are very atmospheric.
Not sure what it's like to stay directly in the centre, as we stayed in a villa
just outside Alghero. The stars and Milky Way seen from the villa were

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