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“excellent accomodation and thoughtful host”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa La Favorita

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Villa La Favorita
Ranked #8 of 34 Alba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“excellent accomodation and thoughtful host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

From the very beginning, before we even arrived, Roberta was thoughtful and kind and helped us in several ways. The house and room were lovely and the surrounding garden is beautifully appointed and landscaped; however, it is very easy to walk to town so one has the best of both worlds in being centrally located but with a strong feel of countryside. Roberta exceeds as a host in her rich knowledge of the area: she is an elegant one-woman tourist information centre. The breakfast was astonishingly good.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Roberta's B&B, Villa Favorita in Alba is a pure delight in every way. The location, just outside the historic district of Alba is perfect for walking into town or driving into the scenic hill towns of the Piedmont area.

The Villa itself is on beautifully tended grounds, the interior is lovingly decorated with taste and comfort.

As so many have said the breakfasts are so large and scrumptious that you really can skip lunch and save your appetite for the fantastic dinners to be had anywhere nearby.

Roberta herself is full of love and knowledge of the area that she is willing to share with her guests. Any interest you have she will have a local suggestion to meet it. There are also several women who work with her to run the kitchen and assist guests, all were patient and helpful in every way. This B&B is top notch and adds to the pleasure of your vacation.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Perfect B&B Roberta (owner)and her staff is a gem. She would give suggestions of things to do during the day without any obligations. Breakfasts were perfect and changed daily. I would love to live there.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Villa La Favorita is the perfect place from which to explore the Piemonte wine country, and Roberta is the perfect innkeeper.
Our room was beautiful, with its original tiled floor and its balcony overlooking Alba and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Breakfasts were ample, delicious and creative.
From first contact, Roberta helped make our stay wonderful. Before our arrival, she sent lots of information about activities and restaurants in the area. She greeted us upon arrival with glasses of wine from the Villa's own vineyard, made restaurant suggestions, and helped us plan a lovely driving tour of the nearby hill towns.
Our stay at Villa La Favorita was way too short. We hope to return soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great getaway spot. Amazing gardens with many different seating areas so guests feel like they are in their own secluded world. Amazing breakfasts! Best we've had in our extended italy holiday. Roberta, wonderful daughters and staff are gracious and cheerful making the stay extra peaceful. Lots of great restaurant and activity recommendations. Grazie!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Zurich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Favorita and really loved it. Our room was comfortable and clean. The highlight is the breakfast and the common living room. Very tastefully decorated throughout. My children appreciated the hottub. We parents appreciated the proximity to Barbaresco (walkable). The Favorita is roughly a 15 minute walk from the town of Alba. Roberta arranged dinner for the first night at the Ristorante Vicoletto (good, not great).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

My fiance and I stayed here the first week of October and it was an amazing experience. We were able to attend the Wine Festival in Alba on a Sunday which was only 10 Euro to try over 80 types of wine from the region. Roberta was great and provided us with so much information before we got there (even told us to try and arrive earlier to enjoy the wine festival). Her daughter was also very kind and made several dinner reservations for us for dinner. All in all a great place to stay with superb service.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa La Favorita

Property: Villa La Favorita
Address: Localita Altavilla 12 | Gps 44° 41' 52, 5'' N 008° 02' 50'' E, 12051, Alba, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Alba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Alba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dating back to the early 1900's, it is officially recognized as a historic residence, and has been meticulously refurbished in recent years. Set amidst a 10,000 m² estate of vineyards and fruit orchards, it is located on a hillside just 1 1/2 kms outside Alba.The farm produces fine doc-status wines - Nebbiolo d'Alba and Grignolino Piemonte - which can be tasted free-of-charge, as well as a large variety of organically-grown fruit (cherries, apples, pears, apricots, plums, persimmons, figs, mulberries, peaches and pomegranates), some of which are used to make delicious jams.The villa's four highly original, en-suite bedrooms are tastefully furnished with period family pieces, and have satellite TV, air-conditioning, bath with shower and hair-dryer.Each "room with a view" brings guests into close contact with the hills.And the towers and roofs of ALBA's old town centre.Every morning a plentiful breakfast offering a wide choice is served outdoors in the large garden, on the terrace or in the bright lemon-house.Alba is a lively town, standing at the feet of the celebrated "Langhe" hills. It is famous for its mediaeval towers, "Via Maestra" (the main street, animated by plenty of shops and a busy Saturday morning market), and cultural and food & wine events. ... more   less 
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