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“Fawlty Towers in Sardinia”

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Camping La Mariposa
Ranked #103 of 141 Speciality Lodging in Alghero
Australia
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“Fawlty Towers in Sardinia”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Booked an E80 cabin for a couple of nights with self contained facilities. Everything half done. Cooking utensils but no cleaning utensils. No towels. Free internet but not working. Worst coffee in Europe. We didn't mind making our own beds though. Told us it was the law to hand over a E200 CASH deposit. Then charged us another E20 for cleaning they forgot to tell us about.

Perhaps they hate Australians or Motorcyclists.

Save your money and book a fully inclusive hotel for much less.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

We returned again for a family holiday at the end of May , we stayed in the vilini which is a small two bed chalet type accommodation. It is well kept and clean. The staff are very helpful . It's located right on the beach . There can be a lot of seaweed in alghero , however this year it was spotless!! , the beach is very safe for kids , shallow water, not much current. There is kayak hire and windsurfing etc , available at the campsite , and the instructor is very good . Excellent English. The bike hire on site is great to get around as the bus service doe sent seem to run to a timetable!! , it's a great place to stay for a lovely relaxing holiday

Stayed May 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

My boyfriend and I visited in the second week of September 2013. We found the staff welcoming, friendly and always helpful.
We stayed in a 2 person Bungalow costing 34Euros (for the two of us) per night + 10Euros final cleaning fee at the end of the stay. But this is still a very reasonable price for those on a budget.
Inside, the rooms are basic, with 2 bunk beds (linen included), a wardrobe, cupboard with all kitchen utensils and bedside table. Outside in the covered patio/kitchen area there's a fridge, 2 gas burners, patio table + 4 chairs; this provided all what we needed. Although there is no direct water access in Bungalows - but services area is only 2 seconds away! Just a warning, when it rains you'd probably be best to cook outside and then eat inside - especially if it's raining a lot!

Onsite there is a small cafe/restaurant selling usual pasta/pizza, coffee and also yummy sweet things in the morning! There is also a mini-supermarket onsite selling all sorts of items, including fresh bread fruit/veg, dairy products, pasta, toiletries, in fact most things you'd need for your stay, all at reasonable prices. However there are a handful of larger supermarkets just a short walk away along Via Don Minzoni and/or around Alghero Centre. There's also a great fish/meat and veg market in the Centre - check this website for details: http://www.alghero-turismo.it (see "shopping for flavours).

The campsite facilities were always tidy, clean and functional. Cold showers = free. Hot showers cost 0.50Euros each time and last for ~5mins. You can also hire towels for 0.50Euros and Wifi is free(?) (for limited time period) in the services area - just ask for the password.
There are plenty of basins/sinks around to do any washing/dishes (but bring a dishcloth and tea towel!)- though it's cold water only.
There is a small stretch of private beach belonging to the campsite, but this tends to get a bit crowded. If you head about 10mins up the road and there's plenty of room on the sandy beach, and it's a bit quieter too (in September at least)!
You can also hire bicycles and Mopeds from a small vendor on the campsite at reasonable rates. We hired bicycles for a day and found it was a great way to get around and see a bit more of the area.

All in all we enjoyed our stay here - this is a very practical and functional place for those who are on a budget, and are not fussed about certain creature comforts (e.g. A/C, en-suite, TV etc). Good quiet location with great facilities and friendly staff. Will be booking here again, for another great little budget holiday!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The staff was very unfriendly, they made fun of us when we asked questions. Also they sell us tukul as bungalow (too much to pay for it!!!). It was like a dog house with 4 beds. You have to pay extra for cleaning. Are you kidding? For 3x2 meters for 2 minutes of cleaning. "Bungalow" doesn`t have water or sink and bin! And there smelled as mold in our "bungalow". Also there was no bathroom. You have to pay extra for shower which are outside. Also extra pay for wi-fi (not only you have to order a drink, you have to pay extra 2 € for it). Their market was expensive. Overall not good experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

If you look for a place to stay close to the beach, a place which has excellent facilities (including quite a good bar) and are not too concerned about noise around you, this is the place. The camping is very conveniently located, has friendly staffing and is a one stop place for almost everything. However, the noise of the road and in general, the camping itself, might destroy your nights of sleep.

Room Tip: There are needle trees (low ones) in the middle of the camping which drip awfull sticky stuff on you...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

too full. they do not give assistance, crowded bathrooms and showers have to pay 0, 50 € for 3 minute shower. due to overcrowding the only receptionist in a bad mood. difficulty obtaining electricity had.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

I stayed here for a night before flying out from Alghero airport. The site is convenient for both the town and the airport, although if you want to leave the site between 2300-0700 you'll need to park offsite as the gates are locked between these times. As the campsite's just on the beginning of the one way system it's a good idea to do this so that you don't get caught in the morning traffic.

Two of us stayed in a bunkroom this time and found it a good, cheap and convenient way to crash for a night whilst sorting out some very wet camping gear. The staff seem to have hit the ground running a bit more this year and things were in a better state than this time last year.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Camping La Mariposa
Address: Via Lido 22, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Sassari > Alghero
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Ranked #103 of 141 Speciality Lodging in Alghero
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Hotel Class:3 star — Camping La Mariposa 3*
Number of rooms: 210
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