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Manhattan Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Located in the Piedmont area about 15 minutes outside of Alba and sitting on hilltop location, the elegant boutique hotel contains old (not quite antiques) furniture and fixtures. The 360 degree view is well worth the drive to the location and an overnite stay. The rooms are large and well maintained. Staff is fantastic in the Michelin tradition (restaurant on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We selected this Michelin one-star restaurant for our first white truffle tasting experience in Alba and we are delighted to report it exceeded all our expectations. We chose the homage to the truffle menu which looks deceptively like a few simple courses. Little did we know we were in for a truly gastronomic meal from start to finish. The impressive... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Arriving at Locanda Del Pilone is kind of like a dream come true for a wine & food lover. The view is almost 360 degrees from a hilltop with some of the greatest wine ranks in Piedmont. The hotel is like a mansion, very small and with a Michelin star restaurant. We stayed for three days, and the stay was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We used to come to the Loanda since 4 last years several times, it is always a wonderful moment. We feel like home. The place is very beautiful, the staffs are really kind, but very professional. It is really a palace service in the middle of vines. The restaurant is just impressing, a real sensorial experience that I definitely recommend.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in early October at the start of the white truffle season. This was the second time we've returned to the hotel. A wonderful family style hotel. This time we stayed in the room in the middle of the vineyard rather than the main house. A bit less convenient but the views in... More 

Thank Johnson C
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111 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Charming small hotel (6 rooms) above an excellent restaurant. Stay there only for the latter of course although the views are simply amazing. Restaurant service is very good, wines are fantastic. We think the lodging is quite expensive for what's offered but the restaurant prices are more than fair.

Thank TripperEurope1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Thought it was a great shame that there was mismatch between such delicacies of the food and in contrast rather careless service. The foods were good - from "surprises from the chef" to main menus (I had veal which was excellent). I would not recommend this to my friends though because the services were disappointing. The team on the floor... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Firstly, I must say that the staff at this hotel are almost all really excellent. The quality of service and training rivals any top hotel in London, New York or Paris. However, I felt that a few things let this hotel down: Firstly, value for money. While being very clean and simple, the rate for the rooms does not reflect... More 

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South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We have only stayed one night in this gem, located on the hill in the middle of wineyards, but we have enjoyed every minute. Rooms are spacious, full of thoughtful details and beautiful decorations. On arrival we have mentioned that we will be leaving early morning, going to the airport. By the time we have finished our dinner, there was... More 

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Zwalm, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

both hotel and restaurant are worth making a de tour in the region of Alba a walk. You can safely take the proposed menu with accompanying wines and then sleep heavens in their authentic bedrooms. The breakfast was not extensive (still a few savory condiments) but there were freshly baked cakes ... One the other hand the price of a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just five kilometers from Alba, up a winding, scenic road flanked by vine-covered hillsides, a foodies paradise awaits: Locanda del Pilone, where one can stop for lunch or dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant and stay for the night, in traditionally furnished rooms with modern comforts such as wi-fi connection.Surrounded by 360-degree views of rolling foothills and in the distance, the Italian Alps, Locanda del Pilone is an ideal destination for food and wine lovers in search of world-class hospitality and an authentic Piedmontese experience rolled into one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Locanda del Pilone

Address: Strada della Cicchetta, Loc. Madonna di Como 34, 12051, Alba, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Alba
Price Range: $145 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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