A wonderful luxury adult style getaway. The apartment is peaceful, with wonderful views overlooking local vineyards on top of Montegrosso D'asti.
The attention to detail in the apartment made it an easy and relaxing place to enjoy. The moment you walk through the door, you feel like putting the brakes on life and moving into a slower gear - wonderful! The internet is 'Italian style', but thats fine, hotspot solves that if being connected to the grid is required.
Locally are a couple of wonderful restaurants you can walk to , then a short taxi trip opens up a whole feast of Italian gastronomy !! We were fortunate to experience the Alba Truffle Festival, an annual event not to be missed. We became true truffle experts! Highly recommended :)
Just completed our stay at Casa Mazzini. The house itself was beautiful on a hilltop location in the town of Montegrosso. Lovely views all around. The house had everything you could think of and things that you might have not thought of. Wonderful book collection for your reading pleasure and fun collection of DVDs as well. We had a few hiccups upon arrival but Helen was very accessible and followed up with us to our satisfaction. The set up of the house was absolutely beautiful, but the lounging area was not comfortable for our family that included a 9 year old boy. Something to consider if you're traveling with children. Probably a location best suited for adults. We had the best time visiting the castle right outside our front door. The host spoke no English and we do not speak Italian but through hand gestures and our mutual knowledge of Spanish we still managed to have a wonderful visit there, probably one of our most fun wine tasting experiences! The Restaurant Central is located just a short lovely walk away and was truly a wonderful dining experience, unbelievably lovely and exceeded our expectations Definitely must do! Now for the cons, if you absolutely must have internet (on vacation wouldn't it be great if you could unplug completely?) the internet was not great. I wish we hadn't needed it but we did and it was undependable. Luckily the towns we visited Alba and Asti are about 20 minute drives, had lots of cafes with good internet and we were able to use in those locations. The house did have internet, but it was not always accessible. Another issue that we had was housekeeping. We had assumed there would be someone coming in as housekeeping every other day or at least once during the week we stayed as it was listed in the amenities but there was none. You had to dispose of all your trash and finding bins was a bit difficult, it says in the documents the they are all around but we didn't find any around the house or nearby, we did locate some at the bottom of the hilltop. Not very far at all, but a nuisance for the man of our house who just wanted to relax. The area where this house is, truly is quiet and beautiful but for us, there were not enough restaurants, boutiques, cafes etc in walking distance. For that kind of vibe you have to drive a bit, not far but still a drive. All in all the house is lovely, the beds are comfy, the scenery is beautiful and quiet, you have a castle right outside your door......I forgot to add the bathroom is stunning. Absolutely lovely. And the owners truly have it well stocked with everything you can think of, from blow dryers to an honor bar already stocked with local wines. Excellent choice if you're looking for a quiet get away. Again, this review is based on two adults and one 9 year old boy who can play badminton and paint and read for only so long and then wanted to be on the internet in the evenings. For adults only, I think this would be a perfect stay.
We had the pleasure to be welcomed by our wonderful host Helen for our four days visit. The apartment is absolutely delightful with exquisite furnishings and designer touches. The combination of old and contemporary gives this space a total Wow factor. We enjoyed the quite and relaxed environment but also loved visiting Alba and Asti which are so close. If you want to experience authentic Italian cuisine the local restaurant is a must.
As soon as you drive up into the old village you know it's gonna be good. We were lucky enough to be welcomed upon rival by the owner Helen, a big warm smile welcome. The apartment is stunning and in a beautiful quiet location - if you cannot relax and chill out here then I would recommend some therapy back home! All of the rooms are spacious, extremely well and tastefully furnished with a meticulous eye to detail. You have a balcony to sit out on and let the wonderful vista rest on your retina while having a drink...superb.
In the old part of the village there are two delightful restaurants and one little 'bar' - both serve wonderful traditional food.
A car is a must. There are many hilltop villages and towns close by each with their own charm and castles, wineries, lovely restaurants and markets as you would expect from this region of Italy and they are all listed in the very helpful guest book in the apartment.
I would go back to this place and introduce it to friends.
We are so lucky to have found Casa Mazzini. We have had very good luck with all of our lodging on this trip, but this is by far the best. Anyone looking to book in the Piedmont region should look no further. The apartment is amazing! Beautifully decorated, fabulous views, incredibly spacious and comfortable with so much attention to the details that make a place special that it takes awhile to absorb it all. The refrigerator was stocked with fresh fruit and plenty of treats to let us relax and enjoy before making a grocery run. We were fortunate enough to be there while Helen and Shaun were there. They are so warm and gracious and kind and fun and welcoming. We fell in love with them and Montegrosso D'Asti and can't wait until we can return and stay longer. Montegrosso is charming and quiet and very accessible to so many places it make Casa Mazzini the perfect home base. Helen has prepared an amazing scrapbook with loads of places to dine and visit in the area - the best travel guide for the area we could hope for. Dining in Montegrosso itself is varied and delicious and affordable, and the kitchen is very well equipped for meals and provides a wonderful option to stay in and enjoy the view - we never wanted to leave!
We will return!
What a magnificent stay I am having in Casa Mazzini, I feel like I am at home, in fact I'm never leaving. I have had the best sleeps ever, in the most magnificent big bed. The apartment is fully decked out with all the extra comforts ,that you don't expect when you are travelling, and the view is stunning! Ive been up to the church square to view the most amazing sunsets, that look out over the alps. It is such a lovely village, all the roses are in bloom, the little bar down the hill has great coffee, and fabulous food. Can't wait to come back again.
CASA MAZZINI is a wonderful, exceptionally well-presented apartment in a truly amazing setting on the top of hill with great views. The modern interior decor is in stunning contrast to the beautiful historic buildings which are several hundred years old.
This is historic Italy unspoilt - tranquil surroundings, slow paced, friendly local restaurants serving superb food and local wines.
Transfer from Turin airport was only an hour or so, booking was straightforward and unfussy - perfect!
We particularly loved the bed, bluetooth speaker for our Spotify, the shower (superb!) and the restaurant over the road where the owner/chef just brought us food & wine - no menu, fantastic quality with fresh truffle and then a bill that was extraordinarily good value!
When we first walked through the door of the apartment I just laughed ..... IT REALLY IS THAT GOOD!
Definitely going back with so much to explore - thank you for providing the perfect setting for a memorable birthday.
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Older travelers|