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Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a wonderful property with huge rooms. It is a little "faded" but is full of charm. The breakfast is amazing!!! Views are amazing!!! Great terraces to enjoy the long views of the wonderful countryside. The only drawback is the lack of a pool...Extremely affordable!!!

Room tip: Ask for room with a large terrace and nice view
Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Vermonter2222
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Reviewed November 6, 2015

I was torn in writing about this place, as it qualifies as a "best kept secret" and of course I'd like to be able to stay in the future, and at the same kind of price point. In the end, I am overwhelmed by how wonderful the place was overall, that I just have to share.

It is a 3 star hotel. It also redefines the possibilities of a 3 star hotel. The setting is absolutely spectacular, with 360 degree views from the castle grounds. It is imposing architecture, and the views of the rolling hills all around are absolutely breathtaking.

Of course, the hotel has the furniture, bedding, baths, etc of a 3 star, so don't expect luxury, as it isn't luxury. But if it were luxury the hotel would lose its character. There are antiques everywhere, the stairs creak when you walk on them, and the rooms are furnished with washbasins and old timey stuff.

The staff are unfailingly helpful, and made all kinds of bookings for us, gave us all kinds of great information, including an introduction to one of the top wineries in the area which resulted in a lot of wine buying and a lot of wine drinking as well as private tours of the cellars of one of the top wines of Barolo.

Lovely breakfast room with a fire in the morning.

The bathrooms were a bit okay, and the shower head and faucet were a bit wonky, and there was no water pressure, but overall it didn't matter. It would be terrible if they felt they had to do the place up and then felt they had to raise prices as the combination of what it is today is exactly what it should be.

Cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Room tip: There is no elevator, so if you have a hard time with stairs choose a room lower down
Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank JJOnline
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Reviewed October 19, 2015

We recently stayed for a night at this Castello, and we look back at it with a smile. Even though we probably didn't have the nicest room (small), and even though we didn't like how the castle was restored in some areas (not so elegant, cheap), on a whole we very much enjoyed the experience. You can see the castle from far, as you drive towards Novello from the valley. The castle sits high on a hill, allowing for beautiful views from the castle's windows and terraces. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And if you book a stay, make sure to have dinner as well. We were invited to the wine cellar first to choose a bottle of wine to go with our dinner. After that we went to the beautiful, classical dining room (with a fireplace!) where we were served a very nice and tasty local dinner. The breakfast in the morning was also excellent. The surrounding area is beautiful as well, with several nice villages (La Morra is a must visit) nearby. So be prepared for some negative points, but do go and enjoy all the positive ones!

Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank BrusselsBassie
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

I'm going to start with the negatives - there was no air conditioning in our room, there is no lift, there was a wedding during our stay so the restaurant was not available. BUT that did not matter at all. This hotel is perfect for a couple of nights relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Our room was on the top floor, and since only one other room was occupied up there during our stay, we had the run of the wonderful roof terrace and enjoyed ourselves listening to the music from the wedding below while we enjoyed our picnic meal on the room's terrace. We could have helped ourselves to an electric fan had we needed it. Breakfast was delicious with lots of local hams and cheeses, and for those with a sweet tooth, home made cakes. There is an honesty room where you can find various bottles of wine, snacks (and pricelist), tea, coffee, corkscrew, cutlery etc and you just sign a notebook to say what you have taken, to be charged later. If we ever find ourselves back in the area we would certainly return.

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank lakegirl48
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Stayed with a tour group. The service and rooms were excellent and spacious. Fantastic meals and a wonderful breakfast spread. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Great views from our private terrace.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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