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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Alghero, Province of Sassari, Sardinia

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darijaogn...
Belgrade, Serbia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“very charming”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Beautiful place with great and helpful hosts (special regards to Michele and Lucia). Amazing location in rural outskirts, but at the same time few minutes drive from Alghero, which is exactly what we look for. The house and facilities were completely as advertized and they look exactly the same as in the photos. The pool is very nice, as well as surrounding grounds, with volleyball net and a hammock, there is also a vineyard and fruit trees. We usually rent more modern houses, but this rustic one was a nice change. More comfortable lounge chairs in the outside sitting area, an oven in the kitchen and the possibility to set lights in the pool at your convenience (they turn off automatically at 11.30) would be a plus. All in all, this is relaxing and charming setting. We had a great time there and would not hesitate to recommend the house to our friends.

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Liked best: the pool
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Sep 2015
We are very pleased and happy to have offered to Darija and her family a special holiday "Out of the Ordinary" in our country villa. Also this time we are glad to have not disappointed the expectations of our hosts. We thank to Darija for letting us know about the new services required; in fact we just bought for our future guests an electric oven. We will provide to buy new comfortable mattresses, other chaise longe for the veranda and a remote control to turn on and off the pool lights as convenience of each client, also.
The suggestions of our customers are very important to us.
Thanks again ... see you next year.
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Catherine...
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday!”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just returned from La Maison du Monde and thoroughly enjoyed it. Michele & Lucia were so helpful and friendly, and they made everything about the holiday easy. They communicated with us quickly and easily during the booking process and in the weeks before we arrived. We were given great recommendations about where to eat and places to visit, all of which lived up to expectations. The property itself was spacious, comfortable and clean and perfect for the four of us (children are aged 6 & 9) to either be together, or have our own space. I especially liked the hammock, but the children adored the pool! It was a perfect size and depth for them and wherever we were outside we could see and hear them! It is stocked with everything you could need, and we even enjoyed some of their own olive oil and red wine! Alghero itself comes alive at night, and we found ourselves there more often than we had expected, it had a real buzz, and was lovely to walk around. We really couldn't have asked for more, and feel like we have found somewhere special! Thank you Michele & Lucia.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
Dear Catherine,
we are very happy to have had you like our guests helping you to spend your holiday truly unforgettable. For us it is very important the satisfaction of our customers and it is for this reason that we do our best to cuddle them.
Our philosophy is to make the holiday enjoyable, not just in our country house but also in Alghero and in the “Coral Riviera”.
For this, first we offer several services in “La Maison du Monde” as:
the pool safe for children; the grass to relax in the shade of the olive trees; spaces to play volleyball, football or bagdinton, or even enjoy the BBQ corner tasting local meat and fresh fish with the flavors of our organic olive oil and wine ...

During the autumn, we give to our clients, for a few days, the opportunity to live a typical "Mediterranean Experience", giving them the chance to harvest and to pick the olives for producing our organic wine and olive oil.
At the same time we provide to our guests all the information about the town of Alghero and its surroundings, gorgeous and unique for their natural beauties.
So, thanks to the meeting between La Maison du Monde and our territory we can make the holiday of our guests unforgettable and ... out of the ordinary ...
So ... thanks again Catherine, we hope to see you soon
Michele and Lucia
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sallylou...
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect location - Lovely garden, very quiet and secure yet less than 10 mins drive to Alghero”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a great holiday at La Maison du Monde. The property is a spacious bungalow in large and beautiful grounds. Whilst the house is quite basic "shabby chic" as others have mentioned, it is clean, the beds are comfortable, towels and bedding good. It is also cool because of its thick walls, although we did find the air conditioning useful in the bedrooms during the night. The best thing about the property are the grounds - there is an area of lawn with hammock and volleyball/badminton net. There are olive trees and vineyard dotted with fig, plum and lemon trees - it was great being able to pick fruit for breakfast. also to pick fresh herbs. There is a large shaded terrace with plenty of seating and a large table, plenty of choice of places to relax - the hammock, the terrace or the decking by the pool. We made good use of the outside wood over/barbeque - we even tried making pizza! Whilst there were mosquitos outside and in the town, we were not troubled by them in the house as the windows are fitted with insect netting - we all had good sleep. The house has dishwasher and washing machine and hob/microwave but no oven or grill. We did not use the TV/DVD equipment as we spent the whole time outside. The pool is small but clean and large enough to play in - there are balls and inflatables there.
The house is in the depths of the countryside, however only 7-8 minutes drive from the beautiful old town and the coast road which leads to the many lovely beaches. Lidl supermarket (others too) on the way into town.
Michele and Lucia very helpful.

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Liked best: the garden, terrace and barbeque/oven
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jul 2015
We were sure that even these customers would have spent an unforgettable holiday in "La Maison du Monde". We are pleased, therefore, that our country house has not betrayed the expectations, considering the long and detailed positive review from them. We thank them for this beautiful review but we do not understand why the score 4, instead of 5, as it was not expressed any negative rating that eventually would help us to improve the service for all of our future customers. We, however, want to point out a small disappointment for them, as they have been caused various damage to the objects of the house, made available to them, which have not been declared and paid. Our philosophy is not to ask any caution/deposit to our clients but only their correct style in declaring the damage and eventually make an offer for compensation. We're sure that was just an oversight for them, so we hope to have them again as our guests.
Thanks Michele and Lucia
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Ciaran D
Castlebar, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“even better than last time”
Reviewed 8 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is the second time my family and I have stayed at La Maison Du Monde and although I thought it would not be possible we enjoyed our stay even more.
The hosts are great and really let you feel that the house is 'yours' for the week. We used the facilities in the house more- the pizza oven,outdoor dinning, large garden, volley ball court, outdoor shower, swimming pool. ... the list goes on.
It's the perfect place to relax away from the distractions of a busy life and reconnect with loved ones.
Also great value, a room in a hotel would be more expensive, if your going to stay in Alghero stay at La Maison Du Monde ,you can thank me after

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
11 Jun 2015
Dear, what say more about it! Thanks ... we always try to do the best for our old and new guests, to make it an unforgettable stay in "La Maison du Monde". We will wait you again...
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Erling W
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Out of the ordinary”
Reviewed 19 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We really enjoyed our stay at La Maison du Monde. This is not your typical summer rental apartment as it is located in an agricultural area. The house is very cosy, and has a "shabby chic" (I think it's called) style. Here you can enjoy your very own garden, with olive trees, lemon trees and other fruit trees.

There is even a hammock, where you can relax with your favorite book under the shadows of an olive tree. Or you can take a swim or just cool down in the private pool. The pool is very suited for children, as it is not very deep (about 1 meter). It is perfect for the little ones learning to swim...there is also an outside stove.

The house is located just a few kilometers outside of Alghero. You need a car, because walking is not an option, especially during the evening/night.

The owners of La Maison du Monde are very friendly! They will help you with any problem you might have and give you tips on where to eat, what to see in the area and so on.

This is our third time visiting Sardinia, and again we had a fantastic time. The beaches are truly beautiful, shallow with crystal clear water. Alghero is a nice little town and we especially recommend the old town, where you will find lots of restaurants and little shops. I could probably just go on and on....

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Liked best: Different, more authentic
Liked least: the mosquitos
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Sep 2014
Dear Early,
an heartfelt thanks for your kind review released to us. We are very pleased and happy that you spent a good holiday in Alghero and in La Maison du Monde.
We take this opportunity to inform you that for the next year it will be more comfortable inside, as well as we will take other measures aimed at better comfort, ambiance and service outside.
We will be glad to have yiu again our very welcome guest.
Best
Lucia and Michele
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