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Albergo Cantine Ascheri
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Piumati, 25, 12042 Bra, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bra
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Really enjoyed it -the family that runs it and the restaurant and the winery were so helpful -we arrived as the grapes were being brought in and they showed us through the winery and process.We needed the menu interpretted and they were only too willing to sit down and go through it -we decided to eat there the first night and then the only night we did not eat there was because it was closed .
Breakfast at hotel was great .
NB Out GPS guided us to down the road -its not a pretty suburb but dont be put off -once you find it and the right spot you really only head one way into town

Room Tip: Higher floors have better view and you miss the neighbours washing
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Surrey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We were touring the Val d'Aosta and Piemonte and were in Bra so that we could visist the wine villages nearby. Bra certainly isn't blessed with an enormous choice of accommodation but the Ascheri is exceptional. It is a totally modern establishment (as I am sure you will have seen from the photographs) and it has the great advantage of parking. It is set above the wine-making facility, which one can visit. Curiously the lounge/reception area has been left very stark and extremely uninviting - most certainly not cosy! And one is surprised given the care that has gone into the rest of the design.

There is no restaurant but the owners have a separate restaurant across the courtyard (and with a separate street entrance). This is a very simple establishment with a small menu but I liked it very much. It very much had a local 'locanda' feel about it. But there are also other restaurants within walking distance.

As for Bra itself I fear I can't enthuse greatly about the town. It's central location is really its attraction.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

Dig deep into the history of this family-run and operated hotel/restaurant/winery, and you will be generously rewarded as you move through the Piemonte wine region. We loved it for the quality of its modern accommodations, the simple and beautiful food in its cozy restaurant, its generous breakfasts, and its easy honor wine bar built around its respected array of wines. And, for all this, the price is right. But what makes it exceptional -- especially as a place to start your travels through the Piemonte -- is the Ascheri story of tradition, family, and wine. In a region with storied wine but not always sophisticated in accommodating visitors, the Ascheri family members embrace us, and tell a beautiful story of their history, their honorable and traditional approaches to grape growing and wine making, and their decision to build this ambitious visitor friendly hotel on top of their historic winery founded in -- as I remember -- the 1880s. Bra is not the best physical location in the Piemonte (its small centre city is within walking distance, and can be lively and fun), but this property surely is a great home base for further exploration. I'd recommend at least two nights here at the start of your trip to unwind and get oriented. Foundational. Do the tour of their winery and the tasting to get a feel for Piemonte wines, and the love, care and tradition that makes theirs special. Then maybe move on to small inns in La Morra, Barolo or Barbaresco. You won't regret the time you stayed here, even if it doesn't have the view or ambience of other villages. Think of it as a friendly and informative introduction to the region in a high-end, creative and sophisticated setting.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
91 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

As mentioned by others, this really is a unique hotel. We had a very nice room, with some intriguing features - such as the little telescopes built int the walls pointing out local features (smokestacks from the local tannery ...etc).

The affiliated restaurant is a stones throw away, and was good, if basic. Serving the wines that are madehere. Breakfaast was great!

It is very close to the town centre, and not at all rural, which was our one main problem with the place! But that is more persona than anything else. All in all an excellent choice, for something just a little bit different!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Different, in a positive way, due to the architecture, the hotel is a gem. Unfortunately my stay was only for one night, I wished I could have stayed longer due to the atmosphere of the hotel and professional staff (did not have the time to try the complimentary wine – shame!). The rooms are a delight to stay in, large, clean & quiet. The breakfast fare, which is mainly local delicacies of cheese, salami etc. was absolutely fantastic! Albeit Bra is in the correct gourmet area, I was pleasantly surprised by the breakfast. Another point – price – I consider this to be high value for money. This modern architecture hotel is actually placed upon the production facilities. Check out their web-site for details of the hotel. I can safely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

We have spent almost a week in the albergo Ascheri by the end of July 2010 and it was a truly great experience. The hotel is an eye-catching mix of steel, concrete, wood and glass. The rooms are large, clean and well equipped. The staff is extremely courteous and helpful, neither too casual nor too obsequious. They speak French and English, and are always there to help. The town of Bra might not be the most exciting spot in the Langhe region but this hotel makes it a perfect place to start exploring the surrounding hills!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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belfast
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47 reviews 47 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

Stayed here for two nights and loved it. It is a truly stylish hotel with tremendous attention to detail in every area. The rooms are all deocrated beautifully and well appointed including a free bottle of wine from the hotel's vineyards. There is a very pleasant terrace and the public areas are also lovely. Breakfast was pleasant. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Piumati, 25, 12042 Bra, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Bra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Albergo Cantine Ascheri 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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