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“Beautiful place to stay near La Morra.”
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Al Castello
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Novello
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to stay near La Morra.”
Reviewed 4 December 2012

My husband and I stayed 2 nights this past November. At the far edge of a very small but charming town, it was a beautiful castle. Our room was on the top floor (2nd floor) a suite with a large terrace past the bathroom. It was very large and decorated with seemingly antique wooden furniture.

I would definitely recommend this place for its reasonable price, friendly staff and the views from the terrace.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

This place is wonderful in so many ways. Run by italians, you get embraced by italian hospitality. The chef and his wife who run the restaurant are so wonderful - the food is amazing and she is full of wine recommendations! ask for a tour of the cellar in the basement. I hesitate to recommend this place because I want to keep it a secret - we travel to the region a lot and this is by far one of our favourite places, if not THE favourite. Location is wonderful - the view from the balcony is to die for. The walls are a bit thin, but the rest of the place is so wonderful, this is just a minor detail.

Room Tip: go for a suite! not that much more expensive and truly CHARMING
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

It's gothic and awesome and a great value. Sit in a swing on the extremely large upper terrace with tremendous views of the entire valley and town. The food is 5 star! There are snacks and drinks available all day. The suites are really large and very comfortable and have their own sitting area in the turrets. It's charming and clean and the hosts and staff are very nice. Have you ever had your own key to a castle? I would also say this is a perfect place for a destination wedding. The little town is so quaint. It's just perfect. Yes, you could say we enjoyed our stay. June 2012.

Room Tip: Choose a suite. Why not? It's affordable.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Gorgeous facilities! Their web site does not do the castello justice - we stayed in the Rosa Suite, expecting an extra-large room, but it turned out to be an actual 2-bedroom suite with anteroom, bathroom and a huge patio with vineyard and mountain views. The staff was super kind and accommodating. We thought this was an great value and would come back here for our next trip exploring Barolo and Barbaresco.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

We stayed in the castel twice: one in the amazing baldacchino suite, which is worth every cent and gives you the feeling of being a royal family and the second time in a standard room, which has the bathroom in the tower and a very large terasse... really nice. Great location near to La Morra, Alba and Barolo. Friendly staff. Good breakfast in the cavalery room: home made cakes, honey, truffle cheese, salami, biscuits, etc. The castle is spectacular from the outside as well as all the internal rooms. We can highly recommend it. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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tigliole, Italy
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

we stayed in the hotel on a weekend that had a festival in Novello and a 250 person reception in the hotel. In spite of this, the room was quite quiet although very warm and humid inside. We thought that if we opened the windows that we would be eaten by mosquitoes but gladly, were not.

The hotel is rooms constructed in an old castle in Novello. If you go only to look at the castle, it is worth the trip but staying there is even more enjoyable. The rooms are quite plain but well furnished, beds are good, bathrooms are clean.

The view from the terrace of the surrounding vineyards is spectacular.

Other than the heat (no air conditioning), we would highly recommend giving them a try.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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137 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2010

We shared one of the suites with another couple and had our own terasse. It is a charming place, great view, close to Barolo, friendly staff. It was a highlight of our trip!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Al Castello

Property: Al Castello
Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 4, 12060 Novello, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Novello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Novello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novello Castle is an original neo-Gothic building standing on the remains of a medieval area. Once it belonged to the "Del Carretto" marquisate and later to the "Oreglia" marquisate. Some of the original remains are still emerging from the old manor-house. ... more   less 

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