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“Fine for somewhere out of the way.” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Chalet del Lago "La Magnolia"
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Monginevro 26, 10051 Avigliana, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Avigliana
Milwaukee, WI
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“Fine for somewhere out of the way.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Pros
Off the beaten path
Nice deck for breakfast
Small, but somewhat hip rooms.
Clean

Cons
Off the beaten path
Fitness facility doesn't open until 10AM. Don't stay here for that morning work out like I did.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Although having a car would be ideal--plenty of parking--I was able to travel to the hotel by train from Milan via Turin easily. The hotel arranged for a taxi pick-up at the station, which turned out to be an excellent option as well to visit the Sacra di San Michele, the goal of my trip. (Having injured my ankle the week before, I wasn't able to walk the way there and down as planned.) The hotel is welcoming, comfortable, and situated on the lake shore which makes for lovely settings for walks in the area as well as al fresco breakfast views. Rooms are spacious, simple, but with balconies overlooking the lake. Next door to the hotel is a super restaurant with well-prepared standard Italian dishes (including take-out pizza). Great spot for visiting the area.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Familiar hotel. Staff very friendly. Marvellous view of the lake. Great gym and sports in the lake.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

Located on the 'Lago Grande' in Avigliana, the hotel is about a 12 minute drive from the orbital motorway around Turin. It's about 35 minutes from the airport (traffic permitting), about 45 minutes from the centre of Turin, 45 from the major ski resorts and only 15 from the amazing 'Sacra di San Michele' 10th Century monastery perched on top of a mountain. Although Avigliana station is only a few miles away, taxi services are hard to find, expensive (and sometimes grumpy), so a car is essential.

There is a gym located below the hotel. It gets busy in the early evening and so it can sometimes be a bit of a problem parking close to the hotel. (The car park is vast however, but the far end has a gravel surface which can get rather messy during rainy periods.) The gym plays loud disco music on occasion which can reverberate throughout the building, but in my experience it doesn't go on too late into the evening.

Like many hotels, the rooms can vary. Most (or maybe all) rooms have been recently refurbished - however, some have been fully refurbished with modern fixtures and fittings throughtout, while some have been only partially refurbished, retaining some tacky 1970's fixtures and fittings. The rooms are clean, simple and rather basic, with satellite TV and (free?) wireless access. The beds are comfortable but the double beds comprise two single matresses placed side by side. Groovy! The rooms have a wonderful view over the lake. On occasion the hot water can be discoloured, but I imagine that it has been treated and therefore is clean and poses no risk. On one occasion there was a bad pong from the drain in the bathroom, but this was only temporary.

Breakfast is distinctly unexciting, but the restaurant / pizzeria next door is excellent. (It closes on Mondays, but the Domus restaurant / pizzeria a mile or so away, and also on the lake - is a good alternative.)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

The Hotel is easy to find on the shores of the lake, with lots of parking although there is a gravel car park which is not so good for wheely luggage. The room was a bit small although the view over the lake from its balcony was great. It looks towards the hills but the mountains are behind the hotel so they are not part of the view. The service was quick and efficient. The breakfast was simple and in the small area at the back of reception which doubles as an area where afternoon drinks can be taken. The reception staff looked after drinks and breakfast.
Next door was a great restaurant - the staff were excellent and looked after us very well.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

Lovely friendly staff and an amazing location by the lake. Large room with wonderful views and big bathroom. Clean and with working air conditioning.
Take your mozzie repellant though, they're fierce by the lake.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Monginevro 26, 10051 Avigliana, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Turin > Avigliana
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Avigliana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Chalet del Lago "La Magnolia" 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Chalet del Lago La Magnolia is located on the shores of the Great Lake Avigliana, in a landscape naturalistic elements of rare beauty. Elegant and comfortable, it offers a wide range of services in a warm and friendly welcome. Moments of peaceful relax are guaranteed by the large panoramic terraces of the rooms and in the green garden with deck chairs and sun beds; Guests can avail of a hotel's fitness center, rent mountain bikes and pedal boats, water activities such as canoeing and sup. The offer is completed by the internal Bar also active at the private beach. Inserted into a tourist complex in which there is also the 'namesake pizzeria restaurant and nightclub. Large private outdoor parking. ... more   less 
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