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Locanda del Pilone

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Strada della Cicchetta, Loc. Madonna di Como 34, 12051 Alba, Italy
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1 room 1 adult
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Opio
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15 reviews
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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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11 reviews
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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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France
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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 Region, China
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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 

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is very hard not to fall in love with both the views and the place itself. This quiet, peaceful and romantic get away offers so much. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views over the vinyards below as this place is located at the top of the hill. You can easily just spend a full day... More 

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