We stayed here for 3 nights from 10/18-10/21. We were in town for the Truffle Festival and were lucky to get a room in town (I think it was the last room in fact). The room was very basic but clean and comfortable. Parking was easy and there were plenty of spots (even on this busy weekend). The elevators were some of the slowest elevators I have ever seen. It was often just quicker to walk. The room came with breakfast which was nice and included eggs, pastries, charcuterie, coffee, tea and fruits.
The location and staff is what makes this hotel stand out. It is on the edge of town so it is easy to get into and out of the hotel with a car (which is a must BTW) and, since the town is not all that big, it is an easy 5 minute walk to the heart of the festivities. Being a busy weekend for the Truffle Festival we appreciated the convenience as traffic can get quite bad closer to the center. We were particularly grateful on that Friday night. The local wineries provide a free tasting down the main street. By the end of the street we were in no condition to drive and enjoyed the short walk back to the room.
The staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. We had to check out very early on our last day and they gave my wife a free coffee while she waited for me to get the car. They were able to help us with directions and gave us information on the festival that was very helpful.
There is a restaurant on the roof which gets good reviews, but with the plethora of Michelin Star restaurants in the area we did not get a chance to try.
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay in Alba. The hotel was in a perfect location, provided simple/clean accommodations and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for those who want an affordable hotel and save their money to enjoy the food and wine of the region.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel I Castelli is a modern eco-friendly property set just 5-minutes' walk from Alba's historical centre. It offers a restaurant on a panoramic terrace, and free facilities such as Wi-Fi, private parking and fitness centre. Spacious rooms at I Castelli have a 26" flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathroom has slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The restaurant, open for dinner, serves traditional regional cuisine and boasts an extensive wine list. Breakfast is buffet style, including cold cuts, cheese, and fresh fruit. I Castelli Hotel is 5 minutes' walk from the town's famous cathedral and is 1 km from the train station. Guests will find a pool and shops in the surrounding area. ... more less
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