We spent three nights at Villa Sampaguita in Sept 2012 and wish we had spent our time and money elsewhere. My communications with Villa Sampaguita (and the reviews on this sight) led me to expect different accommodations than we found when we arrived. We had been to two other highly rated accommodations in Turin and Courmayeur before we journeyed to Asti. The others were excellent and exceeded our expectations. We understand that Villa Sampaguita is a country property, but we found the lack of cleanliness and maintenance extreme. There isn't a comfortable place anywhere on the property, even considering our North American standards.
The exterior of the villa was our first impression and is very unkept. We should have gotten back in the taxi and gone elsewhere. The furniture in the outside seating areas is so dirty that we couldn't sit and enjoy a glass of wine without having to clean it up or change clothes. Many pieces of furniture are broken. Grass areas are not mowed or weed whacked. The decks are not swept or maintained.
The floors in the rooms are dirty. The linens smell bad. There are cobwebs and bugs everywhere. Window screens and doors are in disrepair. There is extra furniture and junk stashed in the corridor and stairway upstairs where it is in view of the occupants coming and going.
The food was excellent, but hard to enjoy when considering the cleanliness issues. The dinners were the most expensive of our entire three-week visit.
We enjoy the country, and actually live on a small farm, so know that it is work to keep things up. We were not able to relax at Villa Sampaguita. The owners need to hire help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Sampaguita is close to Asti, the ideal location for touring Piedmont's famous wine country and near Turin, Milan, Lake Maggiore, Liguria & Val d'Aosta. Make our beautifully restored old farmhouse B&B your home away from home, and share our love of Italy's finest wine and food region (plus lots of culture too). We also have self-catering apartments suitable for families and we organize tours for small groups. ... more less
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