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“Not the best place, but clean!”
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Hotel Savona
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Alba
Zanesville, Ohio
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179 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not the best place, but clean!”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

On our trip through Italy, we stayed five different hotels, this one was okay but not the best. Rooms were small and the beds were hard along with their pillows. I asked for couple of extra pillows and they looked at me like I was nuts. But I did get them.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

We were pretty excited about staying at this hotel downtown because it looked nice in pics and was very centrally located. However, we were disappointed to find that we got an extremely small room (we had trouble even getting our luggage in and had to jump over it to get around.) The bed was extremely hard, so much so that I didn't sleep well at all. The bathroom was tiny and the toilet leaked loudly during our entire stay. And the small balcony would have been lovely if it had ever been cleaned rather than covered in pigeon poop.

But worst of all, the man working the front desk was one of the rudest individuals that I've encountered in the customer service realm. At one point, he literally sighed and rolled his eyes at me when I asked if we could get someone to come fix the toilet.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I was looking for a real old world, true Italian experience and Alba during the Truffle Festival couldn't have been a better choice. Hotel Savona is perfectly situated...within a 2 minute walk from the train station (even with huge suitcases this was a breeze), and right on the edge of the main village. The hotel restaurant has the BEST pizza...very light, airy crust and so many varieties to choose from. The hotel is very well appointed..the rooms were big enough, the bathrooms have lots of amenities, and the breakfast is classic European, with meats, cheeses, lots of breads, fruits, yogurt, eggs, and cereals. Highly recommend it!

Room Tip: I had a room on the street side and it is a bit loud so if you're a light sleeper you might want...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Corfu, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We wanted a hotel in the old section of Alba and this fit the bill - one block from the Piazza Savona. We walked everywhere in the five days we were here except for one day when we took our car and went to a winery near Canelli. This is an old style hotel which was comfortable but could do with bit of refurbishing. Desk staff was friendly and generally knowledgable. Breakfast was satisfactory. Secure hotel parking was very convenient. The hotel is close to many restaurants and the main shopping pedestrian street. The price was a little high for what it is but this might be because of the annual truffle festival which was happening the week after we were there.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

The hotel is located just a few minutes walk from the train station and city center, which we found to be a perfect location. The rooms are small but ok, as long as you don`t mind pink carpets. Friendly and serviceminded staff. For us who doesn`t fancy pastries for breakfast, the selection was rather limited. But friends of ours stayed in this hotel a couple of weeks earlier, and was very pleased with the breakfast, so the selection probably varies.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Genova
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012

On the pluss side right in the center of the city. Rooms are small and dated. Brekfast plain not the best. Staff friendly

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2012

A great location, very cozy.The only hotel in the city center. Rooms are old fashioned and very clean. The entire staff is competent, helpful and available. The breakfast is very good and the pizza restaurant is world class. Parking is limited, so reserve ahead. I travel to this area regularly and this is the only place I will stay.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Savona
Address: Via Roma 1, 12051, Alba, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Alba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Alba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Savona 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Savona is situated in the heart of Alba, capital of the Langhe. For cover a century now it has carried on the tradition of hospitality for which the area is renowed.The Savona is a well appointed hote offering modern, functional facilities to cater for the full gamut of specific leaisure or business needs: suites and rooms complete with bath, thelephone, television,frigobar, air conditioning and Jacuzzi.Three conference rooms with meeting and convention facilities for up to 150delegates.The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 diners at a time: here it ispossible to savour the refined cuisine of the Langhe or arrange special menus for business lunches and dinners. ... more   less 
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