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“In historical centre of Alba”
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Hotel Savona
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Alba
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13 reviews
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“In historical centre of Alba”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We liked this hotel. The rooms are worn, but roomy with lots of character. We had a balcony looking onto an interesting street. The desk staff were helpful - didn't notice any eye rolling while we were facing them- and the breakfast is very good. The restaurant is in a separate area, it looks like a banquet room and is not enticing. The location is great and we had no trouble parking. We paid 113 euros including tax.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Hotel Savona is unique on Alba. They have so many stories inside. Pavarotti stay on this hotel when is alive and goes to Alba to tartufo occasion. I see him sometimes, always he stay on 4 floor, and all floor, Hotel Savona close for him and his family and staff. On Hotel Savona's bar, on saturday morning, it was normal on past you see Ferrero and Franco Miroglio together, take a breakfast. So, they are full of stories. Just go and ask, and see the very beautiful city of Alba. And smell the Ferrero Rocher manufacture on all city.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Bergamo, Italy
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

it is now the third time i went in this hotel
not that i like it, but it is ideally located in center of Alba and easily reachable by car.
The hotel is a bit old, the room are tiny, and we can see several worn things, but at the end if you just need to spend a night or two, it should work.
Last time I got a room facing the rear of the Hotel, and there was plenty of noise comming from some bar restaurants when they start cleaning around 1, 2 AM, and this was not good. This time I got a room facing the front, and the small park with the road, and I should say that it was better.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

As many others have mentioned, the location of this hotel can't be beat. If you're driving into Alba, make sure to RESERVE a parking spot with the hotel. The lot is tiny.

While it bills itself as a 4*, it really should be billed as a 2.5*

Service: A previous poster mentioned eye rolling concierge. We had the same fellow. He was quite the character. Otherwise, the rest of the staff were pleasant.

Rooms: I think the Motel 8 has better rooms than the ones @ Savona. Everything is very worn down, and the bed was rock hard. Bathroom had mildew in stall.

Hotel: I guess you could claim that it's charming, but it's really just an old hotel in need of a facelift. Think pink table cloths and pink paint.

Price: If you are going during the truffle fair, prices will be more than the usual.

All in all, if you really wanted to stay within Alba for the truffle fair, and all other hotels are booked up, then this is all that's left, really.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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SF bay area
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

Hotel Savona is in the best imaginable location, near a major piazza on the edge of the historic center. We stayed overnight during the Truffle Festival, when the square has a great market set up on Sundays, selling local cheeses, salamis and other cured meats, honey, preserves, and nougat, fresh pasta and produce, even a carousel! Alba is a charming town, with appealing shops and restaurants close to the hotel.
Although a bit old-fashioned, the hotel is comfortable, and service is good. There is limited secure parking in a courtyard, which needs to be reserved when booking. There is also a municipal lot nearby.

Room Tip: Rooms on West side would be quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

A bit dated but comfortable hotel. Our room was large and well decorated with a flat screen TV and mini bar. Shower was not very powerful but hot. We stayed on the third floor overlooking the park. There was a bit of road noise but nothing major.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

Great location 3 minutes walk from station and minutes walk from the centre of town.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zanesville, Ohio
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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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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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