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Mistral Marina Piccola B&B
Ranked #187 of 262 Cagliari B&B and Inns
West Sussex
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26 reviews
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“Cheap, no frills, relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed September 15, 2009

After 4 nights in the city I was ready to hit the beach. Took a taxi from Piazza Yenne to Mistral Marina Piccola, cost me 10 euros. B&B is within a typical Italian block of flats on the ground floor in a nice residential street. Go through the main door of the building and then on the left is a door with a little 'Welcome' sign on it. Rang the bell and a young girl answered and welcomed me in, offered me a seat and then phoned the owner Lara. In the hallway there's internet access, lots of information and leaflets on the area with boating trip ideas etc. Lara arrived and was very welcoming and friendly. She showed me to my room which was through the house, outside and a little back room with ensuite and shower. Had a really nice cosy feel to it, shells, flowers and pictures hanging on the wall. Single bed (mattress a little tired), a couple of side tables with lamps, hanging space for clothes, little chair, extra cushions and blankets if needed. A little radio in the room aswell. Shower cubicle was a little tired looking but was a powerful shower. Unfortunately though the base didn't drain too well so was paddling in a few inches of water, so be warned, don't flood the place! Room was cleaned once when I was there, but I only stayed for 3 nights. I think there were 2 other rooms in the main house which had private bathrooms but they didn't appear to be attached to the rooms, they were down the hall with signs on them saying which bathroom belonged to which room.

Breakfast was served outside at a communal table between 9am-10am. Breakfast was very basic; packet cakes, cereal, bread rolls and Nutella, coffee and orange juice. I skipped the breakfast on the last day and went to the supermarket down the road . Bought some nice croissants and had my breakfast on the beach, was a great start to the day.

Beach is a 1 min walk away, there are private areas and public areas. I chose the private areas, Il Lido costs 25 euros for entry, umbrella and lounger for the day. D'Aquila was a bit cheaper at 17 euros. Lara said she had an umbrella I could use so it could have been free if I wanted. There are a few bars and restaurants on the beach and a place for water sports.

In the evenings I think if you wandered around you would find restaurants, bars and discos, although the discos are more for high tourist season. I just settled on the pizzeria in D'Aquila called Pizzeria Pietrino, it was about a 1 min walk from the B&B. Food was really good and reasonable; 1/4 litre of Prosecco, pizza, dessert, liqueur and coffee for 20 euros. Staff were really friendly. Waiter recommended some typical Sardinian dessert and liqueur to try. He was so friendly he even offered to show me around for my last day!

This B&B is cheap , very basic, no luxuries, has a relaxed communal feel, you can use the kitchen and store food. You're left to your own devices but Lara was on call if you needed anything. Also her brother is around as he lives next door, and on my last evening he offered me a glass of good wine and we sat on the patio and chatted - half in English and half in Italian, both trying to practice the languages!

This was a good cheap no frills option in a fantastic location for the beach.

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Reviewed August 11, 2009

Im young, can only afford B and B's at reasonable prices, not so easy to find in Italy. I stayed at Mistral for 2 nights, 25Euro a night. It's a very laid back place, the owner checks you in and leaves you to your own devices which i liked, you can use the kitchen to store cold eater bottels and do laundry, you get your own breakfast but its all there waiting for you, you can have as much as you like, no single portions! The rooms, - very clean, comfortable, I had a room with an on-suite bathroom at the back of the house, the power shower was amazing, other rooms had air-conditioning but mine didn't and I suggested to the owner that one was needed and she said she knew and was saving up for one. the decor is cute, its the nautical theme, with seaweed and nets and fishing knots. I liked it, made you really feel like you're at the beach, which is 2 min walk away, as is the bus stop into town, really good pizzeria at D;Aquila and for me the main advantage with staying here is the long running strip. In the early morning it was so busy with joggers that it looked like there was a marathon on! The owner was very relaxed, and friendly. and her brother who lives in the building on hand to help out. couldn't believe the great price for a B and B so close to the beach. bargain!

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Property: Mistral Marina Piccola B&B
Address: Via Dei Villini 31/33, 09126, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Cagliari
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Ranked #187 of 262 B&Bs / Inns in Cagliari
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Number of rooms: 25
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