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All reviews free underground parking few minutes walk great hotel rain shower old town business trip risotto front desk staff was extremely helpful plenty of storage closet space short walk to the centre hotel is clean hotel is located loved this hotel large shower two nights nice size
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This hotel is comfortable, clean,located close to the Main Street in Alba. Quiet and cozy rooms is a good place to stay for a reasonable price, breakfast is included and parking available as well as WiFi!

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank BeatrizG2
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Hotel Calissano is just a few minutes walk from the historic city center and about a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Having travelled throughout Italy for the past few weeks - 2 things stood out regarding our stay. Best of all, our room was absolutely quiet - it was the last room at the end of the hall on the top floor - we heard absolutely nothing during our stay. Secondly the shower had incredible water pressure and was a real pleasure. Our room was very clean and comfortable - though with fairly firm pillows.

Breakfast starts serving at 7 am and not a minute earlier. It’s standard fare and nothing worthy of a special mention.

Front desk staff was extremely helpful, especially Matteo and Ivan.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank PDXBayouBoy
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The short story, followed by details:

This hotel is clean, friendly, and convenient for tour groups and large family trips. It is at the edge of one of the more commercialized cities in the area so you have a ton of shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance. It is great for motorists due to lots of free, safe parking with easy access to all the roads leading to other places.

My one star deduction is for the parking situation, hard bedding, and big city location without a view.

The good things:

This hotel has a friendly staff, very clean facilities, a decent spread for breakfast, and an elevator that is in the center of everything. It has a gym and a great parking garage.

It is conveniently located just outside the city center, so you don’t have to negotiate a car through any difficult narrow streets full of tourists.

They are meticulous about keeping germs out of your bedding.

The bad things:

It is in Alba, which is a big city. Not really any of the charm of pretty much every other town in Piedmont. If you are coming to Piedmont for the wine country and scenery, you will have to keep leaving town. There is no view from any room that I would call lovely, since it is in the middle of the business part of town, next to an unused train track.

Additionally, the pillows and mattresses are rock hard. If you want a softer bed, they do offer a foam pad for your mattress, which makes it a little better. If you are European, you probably prefer this type of bed, so the firmness won’t be a problem at all.

I stayed here two nights and two days (having planned on 5) and the bar and lobby were usually full of tour groups. I could never find a place after dinner. If you are on a tour, this will most likely be fine for you, but if you are looking for a quiet Italian countryside hotel with that Italian cultural feel, you won’t get it here.

The staff recommendations for restaurants were never good. I always found better ones through TripAdvisor and internet searches.

The mechanisms for getting in and out of the parking garage are crazy. To exit the garage, you have to get out of your car, push a green button to open the door. Then, there is a final outer door that I never could figure out how to open. I got stuck at night so I finally used the pedestrian exit and pushed that button to get the final door to open, then ran back to my car before that closed again. They should at least fix the exiting system to make it motion controlled.

Once I started exploring the surrounding cities I saw what I was missing by being based in Alba. Staying here was wrecking my vacation. The staff was very nice when I left early. I was still charged fees, but they were very gracious.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
1  Thank TravellerBCW
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Spent one night, late arrival, walk in rate. We had a lovely, large room with a very comfortable bed. The facilities are very comfortable with high quality toiletries and linen. The breakfast was a full buffet with everything one could one, including salads. The breakfast room had a bit of a "function room" but I think in season there is a terrasse. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank MonctonCanucks
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We had the pleasure of staying at the Calissano September 6-10. We’re so glad we stayed here as our base while touring the Piedmont region. It more than met our needs.

After looking at reviews and pictures of the rooms, we decided to spend the money and go for a suite. We’re so glad we did. It was well worth the money.
Getting there-We drove from MXP. The drive took approximately 2 hours and thanks to our navigation on our phones, had no issues. Arrived around 1 pm, we were able to promptly check in. Free underground parking an added plus. The location is within walking distance to the city center.

Rosa Suite- Top floor (7th)- I recall there being only 3 suits on the floor. The real treat is the sprawling outdoor terrace. What a treat to come back from wine tasting each day and soak up the amazing views and sunset. The suite has a sitting room when you enter with a couch, stilling table and chairs, desk, and sliding doors to the patio. Decent size TV with several channels and English – however our new favorite Italian cooking channel is Alice! A mini bar is also available. Bathroom has a nice size soaker tub, separate shower (excellent shower pressure), vanity with double sinks, plenty of toiletries replenished daily, bath robes and slippers. Plenty of storage/closet space in the hallway.

Separate bedroom-king size bed, wall mounted TV and another sliding door that leads out to the terrace. The bed was firm and very comfortable. No issues with housekeeping.

Breakfast included in rate, located on the floor below the reception/lobby. Decent – Pastries, scrambled eggs, meat and cheese, cereal, juice, fruit. Not the best offerings, but something for everyone. You can also order espresso if you can locate a server. There is a restaurant for dinner. We did not go.
Bar-Nice quaint bar located adjacent to the lobby. Drink/wine prices are very reasonable. You can also purchase a bottle of wine – Several to choose from. Complimentary snacks in the evening were very nice. We brought our drinks back to our room to enjoy on the terrace. They were kind enough to put our drinks on a tray for us to carry and even put together some snacks for us to take with us. Excellent service and greatly appreciated.

All the staff we encountered is very nice and professional. The front desk provided assistance securing a reservation for a winery.

Some feedback/opportunities:
-No in room tea or coffee making accommodations – This as a first, especially in a suite.
-Complimentary daily water – When we arrived and every day when we returned from our day trips, there was a silver platter of 2 bottles of water on the table with drinking glasses. No note saying that there was a charge. To us, we assumed they were complimentary as so many other properties do. When we checked out, we were charged for the water. Not a big deal, but it could have been more transparent.
Management – you have such a lovely lobby/bar area with tons of sitting areas. Would have loved to sit and relax, but the lighting is too bright, in fact it’s sterile like a hospital. No ambiance whatsoever. Please dim your lights, at least in the evening.
We were very satisfied with our stay, and would return on a future visit to this beautiful region.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CARose
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