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“Very basic hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ai Portici

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Ai Portici
Ranked #32 of 34 Alba B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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“Very basic hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

I booked this hotel on Booking.com, and got there to find they didn't seem to be expecting me. I stayed there for 2 nights. The room was very basic, but fine, although there were a couple of broken bits in the bathroom - no cover over sink plughole so had to be careful not to loose anything down there, and shower head wouldn't stay up. The location was very good, and it was the cheapest I could find online at short notice, so I was happy to stay there. Unfortunately when I checked out, there was a misunderstanding about the price - they charged me significantly more than I had booked the room for online. If they're not checking their online bookings, which seems to be the case, then this would explain how that happened. When I showed them the booking confirmation and price, the guy reimbursed me the difference in cash immediately (I'd paid on my credit card before I'd realised the error), and it seems to have been a genuine mistake, but he wasn't apologetic at all, he seemed quite put out by it and it was a very uncomfortable moment. What's more the price they were intending to charge seemed far too much for a room of the standard they were offering. I think I'd pay more for a better place if I had to next time, I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Very good location, few steps from the main square of Alba, where there are all the famous bar and restorant! The room was clean and quiet, because the windows were looking on the backyard. I suggest this place to all of you who loves be in the center without paying too much. It's 5minutes walking from the train station, where there is a big car-park where you can leave your car safetly.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

Located 50 metres from the train station and 20 metres from the start of the old town, this family run mini-hotel is safe, clean and comfortable. There's a fridge and a tv in every room, the showers are good and the coffee machine in the guest reception is an added bonus. There are many many many good cafes close by for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fantastic to have a supermarket downstairs. Only down side? It's a busy, noisy street and with no air conditioning, the windows are open. Bring your earplugs, rise early like the locals and siesta!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Ai Portici
Address: Via Roma, 6, Alba, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Alba
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Ranked #32 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Alba
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Number of rooms: 22
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