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“Fabulous base to explore Piemont” 4 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Paleologi Resort
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Via Antico Monastero, 1 | Viale Bobba, 1, 15040 Lu, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Lu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Fabulous base to explore Piemont”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My husband and I needed a place to stay for a few nights whilst travelling through Italy. We discovered the lovely Palazzo online and as it was dog friendly decided to base ourselves there.

The Palazzo has been converted from an old monastry into a hotel with little self contained apartments. Dont expect chic living spaces, but the apartments are spacious, spotless and have lovely outside patios for evening drinks.

Our hosts at the Palazzo could not have been more accomodating and friendly, welcoming our dog Lucy into almost all areas of the hotel. There is also a wonderful restaurant which is reviewed independantly.

All in all a lovely spot to look over the vineyards, some nice restaurants locally too.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Chosen for a short one night stopover on way to Geneva, and regretted having to leave! The building is still a work in progress over time - a wonderful old monastery with terrific stone stairs and rooms. Lovely folks to greet you - but the 'piece de resistance' is the restaurant: terrific service, value and local ingredients. A 'not to be missed'!!

Room Tip: Ask for a suite room - with walk out terrace
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Not so much about the accommodation, but the whole experience - I could go on about the room, and the shower and all that, but this place is an experience not to be missed!

The location is absolutely breathtaking, from the village where time has stood still and the blend of timeless architecture and the local countryside, where you are flooded with views that fill your every look.

Yes there are better Hotels, but if anyone has a better restaurant with a view over the local area then please let me know; as I can honestly say it was breath taking - and for the
food and service in the restaurant - everything was just perfect! A wine list which would please the most dedicated and at a price anyone would be happy to pay!

Would I go back - yes and with anyone who would care to come with me and see that view from the restaurant in the evening as the sun goes down with a good local red in hand!

I was so glad we came here - for the experience with so many positives.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the inner court yard and eat at the restaurant and get a table by the bal...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Valbonne, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This hotel is very nice but only if you are trying to break up a journey and only want to stay 2 days maximum. We found the overall hotel to have great potential but it needs some serious renovation to bring it's beauty back to life. The restaurant has great views and is in the nicest part of the building - to be expected I guess. The rooms are basic and service adequate but don't go here because of the "resort" tag as it would be hard to think of spending more than 1 night here. Nobody seemed to welcome children either.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Clarksburg, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We recently spent 6 nights here in May. The owners were friendly but major language barrier, only the younger couple could speak some english, the maid none. We were not given towels daily and had to ask. This could be cultural differences. We had a family unit and did not know an extra 25 euros was to be charge for use of the dishes and refrigerator, we washed our own dishes. The room was not cleaned daily and even had to ask for toilet paper. The reason I gave them a very good rating was due to the meal we had. The meal of the week/monastery was an 8 course tasting of local foods. It was wonderful and both were around 35 euro well worth it and much more than 1 could it. The fresh pea soup and the pea pesto was to die for. This hotel is far removed from local roads, but served well for visiting local wineries.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ginevra
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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We have spent few days at the Palazzo in June 2012 and I can confirm the greatest part of the comments: the structure is quite impressive and with a lot of history shown in every corner; people are more than friendly and helpful - they are great!; the restaurant offers a nice menu (although maybe in the area you can eat better and with lower price); breakfast is great and the rooms are large and very well furbished.
So, you will wonder which are the BIG BUT of the title! well, we have a couple:
1) although there is a great affluence of foreigner, nobody (litterally) is fluent in English or French. Again the people are great and they do their best to help you when you need something...but sometimes it seems to be in an Italian movie in black nd white with Toto
2) the building is impressive and shows its age...however, the refurbishment hasn't given any improvement to the facilities for people on wheechair or strollers if you have babies. I would reccomend the visit to couple with already walking kids and no obligation to use a wheelchair....otherwise the stay becomes a nightmare. I am a person who really appreciate history...but I don't understand how today is not possible to create structures accessible to everyone.
3) all in all, a bit expensive
Finally, a good place

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

In this beautiful area among the hills there is this beautiful Palazzo. Very friendly owners, nicely restored rooms a beautiful courtyard and above all a perfect restaurant! We have had one of our best italian dinners here at very good prices. The local wines are great and again at very modest prices. The hotel has wifi although the coverage could be improved some what. Unfortunately the village Fubine is almost deserted......( but with a place like this you that is not a problem)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Antico Monastero, 1 | Viale Bobba, 1, 15040 Lu, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Alessandria > Lu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Lu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palazzo Paleologi Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since in the 13th century the Paleologi Marquis, who held the largest part of the territory of present-day Piedmont, chose the current location of the Palazzo Paleologi Resort at Lu in Monferrato to erect their ancient Italian Villa, you can be sure that today you will enjoy that prime choice by staying in a context truly rich in history and charm.At one hour from Milan, Turin and Genoa and a half-hour from Alessandria, Casale Monferrato, and Valenza, Asti and Alba, the holidays rooms and vacation Studio Apartments, the Palazzo Paleologi Restaurant, were designed to recreate the Historic Residence of Monferrato with a careful renovation designed in collaboration with the Office of Monuments and Fine Arts in Turin.Completed with the utmost care, the Holiday Rentals Villa has kept intact the original typologies and materials as much as possible, thanks to the use of methodologies attentive to the environment and to the well-being of the guests. Where possible, the dictates of bio-architecture were followed, with the use of natural plasters based on lime, water-based paints, and treatments of brickwork and parquet derived from natural productsToday the philosophy of the historic Palazzo Paleologi Resort is Slow Living: The slow life, to rediscover the rhythms of the past and the charm of Piedmont traditions in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, ideal for those who are looking for a sensorial venue, in contact with the true life of a town, for an experience to remember. ... more   less 
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