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Westminster, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been twice with and this year for 9 days. Loved it and look forward to returning! The meals by the celebrated chef Carlo Zarri are always brilliant and a highlight of my stay! The Zarri family and staff are lovely, friendly, while also professional and efficient. Elegant, hardworking Paola and their son Ricky saw to my every need. Sweet!...

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Villa S, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Priscilla, thank you so much for your very special review. Our efforts and work are much easier if we know our guest feel them and appreciate what we offer.We remember you little Group with great pleasure and we are much looking forward to seeing you all again soon. GRAZIE!!!!! Ricky Paola e Carlo

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhat out of the main center this hotel has many of the features you would expect from a 4 star Hotel but our stay in September was blighted by the payment for our dinner. The couple in front of us were disputing their bill payment, when it came to our turn I offered our direct debit travel card (preloaded with...

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne & Chris, thank you so much for your kind "bittersweet" review. We take it as a great compliment when you consider us a four star Hotel while in reality we have officially only three. That means our clients feel higher service than expected. We are also happy you, somehow, confirmed you enjoyed our restaurant. On the other way...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was also part of the 20 'foodie group' and was glad to revisit Villa San Carlo Hotel for a 2nd time. Carlo, Paola & Ricky made our stay wonderful. Everything was perfect! We were there for 9 days and every dinner was amazing. Since Carlo is the best chef...cooks for Sophia Loren, Armani, etc....every meal was high cuisine paired...

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

.... and you are more than welcome every time you can. We are "speechless" about your words and we are honored about your thoughts regarding your stay at Villa San Carlo : THANK YOU Jeanne!!! . Do not forget to send us the pictures! Arrivederci. Ricky Paola e Carlo

Irvine, California
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The best part of the trip was Carlo, Paola and their son Ricky! You see Carlo is a famous Chef. Each night Carlo would spoil us with the most amazing food and wine of his region. We even took a cooking class! After our extended stay we felt like family! You are close to the incredible Barolo winery's. We went...

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Klekas, it was also our pleasure to host this "foodies" group. When we work hard and guest appreciate what we offer, we feel proud and happy. Feeling a family all together is our goal.... thank you. Ricky Paola & Carlo

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had heard about Villa San Carlo from friends in the states. We were only able to stay one evening and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very clean and tidy, comfortable and nice views. Important to me to have a very comfortable bed as I have back issues and the comfort of the bed met my hopes. Family...

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Drexelbo, your satisfaction is the best gift to our efforts. I remember we also spent some time together in the kitchen cooking main corse, and it was also great fun for me. GRAZIE. Carlo

Tversted, Denmark
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I have been staying in this perfect Hotel for 5 days - and especially the hospitality has been more then perfect! Wish to go there another time! Visiting Piemonte and many wineproducers was a hugh experience. Also guided Well from Carlo!

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We like when our efforts are appreciated by clients.... Greeting to Denmark!

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay with friends. Cortemilia is a small and charming place, but I would not have picked this place myself. The hotel is great and the food in the restaurant excellent. Great vine cellar. Ask for a tour. The pool in the garden was nice, but not heated. Cold water in september....

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Fahlvik for your review. It is important our clients share their impression... especially because, as you said, we live in a small "charming" town far away from big tourism.

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed two nights at the start of a walking holiday and were very impressed. The restaurant was outstanding as were the wines including a lovely vintage Barolo. Weather was very warm and relaxing in the lovely garden with pool was a bonus. Family owners / chef are very friendly and would certainly recommend.

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your exciting review. We think it is very important and help us a lot that our guests share their impression to other tripadvisor viewer. GRAZIE. Fam. Zarri

Woodend, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here twice at start and end of a walking tour in the region; firstly with another couple, and in a group of 14 people at the end of the walk. Having visited Italy more than a dozen times, including living and travelling in Italy for 6 months, I think that this is one of the best two hotels at...

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Dear australian Friends, when we have guest like you loving traditional kitchen and great wines, our work is a pleasure. Grazie and Arrivederci soon. Ricky Paola e carlo

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this hotel twice over a ten day period. The second time we were a group of 14 completing a walking tour. Like other hotels in the Piedmont region, San Carlo is run by a family. It is obvious that this hotel is exudes professionalism. The rooms are very well maintained with great hot water and pressure. San Carlo...

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Deborah. It has been a great pleasure to host and your friends. When guests return to visit us, and you did it twice in few days, they make us a great compliment. Grazie and see you soon. Ricky Paola & Carlo

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa San Carlo The Zarri family opened the "San Carlo" hotel and restaurant in the 1981 and recently renewed. It has always been a favourite stop for famouse italians and international visitors who came to Piedmont looking for a confortable stay in a fine hotel with traditional cooking linked to local produce. The "San Carlo" can offer a wide range of attractions such as : The restaurant : has got the nomination to the national price "Hotel of the Year" in the 1995 for the best restaurant. The cooking is based on traditional regional recipes sometimes offered with a touch of phantasy. Our specialities with hazelnuts are way to promote the symbol of Cortemilia. The charming dining-room "Gourmet" is romantically equipped with chimney and piano; during the summer we serve dinner under the stars in the garden by the pool. The wine-cellar : offers about 1000 great wines coming mainly from Piedmont. Wines from other italian regions and countries such as the Great Chateau de France or the new Chilean, American and South African are personally selected. In the year 2000, the wine list of San Carlo restaurant has been voted as one of the best 30 in Italy. The following year, in the 2001, Carlo Zarri has been named "Ambassador of italian wines". The bar : open only to hotel guests. A good way to relax before or after dinner or to enjoy refreshments on the terrace or by the pool during the warm summer days. The garden : hotel guests can find a garden of about 2500 square meters in the back of the house. An original Giant Sequoia from California grows among the over 100 different species of flowers and plants that are personally cared by the family. The swimming-pool : open for hotel guests only from the beginning of May to the end of September. It is ideally located in the garden, sun-lit from sunrise to sundown. Mountain-bikes : hotel offers to the guests mountain bikes free of charge to discover beautyful paths through the woods among the hills of the Langhe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa San Carlo Hotel

Address: Corso Divisioni Alpine 41, 12074 Cortemilia, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Cortemilia
Price Range: £84 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa San Carlo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“I have been on both floors. I liked being upstairs best, tho the whole place is quiet and restful.”
 of 5 bubbles priscillawong2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“warm and cozy for the fall!”
 of 5 bubbles klekas, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room not facing the street (and the rooster next door ;) )”
 of 5 bubbles Fahlvik, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the rooms facing the garden instead of the front road.”
 of 5 bubbles sbw777, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“lovely terrace off some rooms”
 of 5 bubbles susanwN1028NM, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
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