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La Locanda di Alia - AliaJazzHotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Castrovillari
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Youngstown, Ohio
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56 reviews
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“Excellent staff”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a three night stay at the hotel for a meeting near by. The hotel is clean. The staff is very helpful and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The rooms are small but clean. There is a patio overlooking a lawn which is quite nice. The pool is well maintained. The food is extremely good.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

The hotel is a good standard and the staff very helpful but our rooms heating had not been turned on so it was very cold and took several hours to heat. The restaurant is wonderful, great staff and food to die for and all from the local area. we had lunch the 1st day and an evening meal the second. For the evening meal we just let the waiter order for us (menu in Italian only) and we were treated to 5 great courses including melt in the mouth Lamb chops, the waiter also choose a local red and white wine for us. As with a previous view he noted how much we enjoyed the food and gave us a recipe book that had one of the chefs specials in it. Our evening meal was less than £150 which I think is great value

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bolton
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Are stay was pleasant the staff were nice friendly and very welcoming. Nothing was a problem. We were travelling at night and it was a nightmare to find as on google maps it wasn't where it said on there.
We ate at the restaurant, the food was lovely but very over priced. Rooms were nice but we had a bed that was up some metal stairs and on a metal floor was looked lovely but not very good with bare feet luckily I found slippers in the wardrobe to wear but only one pair.
Breakfast was poor cheese hard bread and biscuits. Coffee nice though. One of the staff was concerned we hadn't eaten anything so he very kindly got us some fruit which they don't normally do in the morning.
Overall this was a lovely hotel but not for us and would suit older people.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Perhaps the best restaurant in Calabria and the hotel was welcoming and the accomodation carefully thought through. The location on the edge of Castrovillari is perhaps not great but the garden makes up for that. A memorable stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We had one of our two best meals in Italy at this lovely restaurant, attended by the most engaging staff imaginable. They were attentive and fun, and generous. The waiter, noticing my husband's love for the home-baked bread, packaged up three napkins full of it for the drive to our next stop. And, when the staff poured my generous glass of wine and there was only a half glass left in the bottle, they just put the bottle in front of me. Try the pork with fruit on the menu.
The location of the locanda is a very short walk into town, so easy to navigate for anything you need, or if you're crazy enough to not keep coming back to the Alia restaurant.
The rooms were very pleasant and quiet and well kept, though not luxurious. Some rooms have small terraces looking onto a courtyard that is rather nondescript, so this could be an improvement for the hotel. Even better would be arranging seating in the pretty areas outside the entrances to the rooms, where you look out at trees bursting with flowers and pomegranates.
Best of all were the staff, who became family very quickly. They joked with us, taught us new Italian phrases, offered us locally made liqueurs, introduced us to the local wines, and helped in a dozen different ways.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Lancaster
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Set on the edge of the small town, it looks like an urban area when you first arrive. But once in, you get fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. It certainly isn't 2 km away from the centre of town as stated by one reviewer and took just over 10 minutes to walk in to town and we saw no sign of rubbish in the street. The surrounding neighbourhood was fine, and I can only assume that the earlier writer has not travelled much in mainland European towns.. Yes, the place could do with a bit of a spruce up, and the pool looked very mucky and uninviting, but the beds were comfortable, our suite a good size and good value, and very quiet location. We would be happy to stay again.

The staff were charming and on meeting us by chance in the town, went out of their way to recommend walks for us. We loved the little town - untouristy and a bit scruffy but this is the Mezzogiorno.

Food was excellent for our evening meal, and very reasonably priced for what we had. Breakfast wasn't that great, but in line with typical Italian breakfasts in places perhaps not used to international travellers

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We came to the hotel following a really enjoyable two weeks experiencing the delights of Calabria. The hotel was tucked away 2km out of town in scrubby suburbs behind apartment blocks, with rubbish in the street outside. The hotel reception, bar, lounge and restaurant were stuffy - reminiscent of decrepit US motels. The garden and pool were an absolute disgrace - we had hoped for a cool drink in the garden by the pool following a long drive. Sadly the pool was dirty, tired and with flaking paintwork - an eyesore. The gardens were unkempt and scrubby a disgrace. The chalet style rooms were dated in the 1950s with a mezzanine floor made of laced iron work that were painful to walk on and unsafe. How this acquired any stars is a mystery.
We had hoped that the restaurant would redeem the place - sadly not, a poor menu choice and an extension of the claustrophobic, oppressive, unlived in stuffy atmosphere. we couldn't bring ourselves to eat dinner or breakfast in the place. Never again

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Locanda di Alia - AliaJazzHotel
Address: Via Letticelli, 55, 87012 Castrovillari, Italy
Region: Italy > Calabria > Province of Cosenza > Castrovillari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Castrovillari
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Hotel Class:4 star — La Locanda di Alia - AliaJazzHotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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