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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I've been a guest at San Carlo several times during the last 15-20 years and I must say that this hotel is something special! The restaurant is fantastic, the staff and family who owns the hotel are fantastic, and so are the beautiful garden and surroundings. The restaurant and wine cellar is of a very high standard and worth the... More 

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Olle and Jonna. It is a great compliment when guest continue to come back to visit us, especially from far away like from Sweden. WE will pass your words also to the staff who make really a great job with us. GRAZIE! More 

Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stayed here in July 2016 with the family. We drove down to Cortemilia after a visit to the Langhe area. The town of Cortemilia is ok, but there are many other more interesting towns in this area. The hotel is also ok. A bit old and out of date though. We had to talk to the front desk several times... More 

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Echuca, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The family who run this hotel and its restaurant are true professionals. They obviously love their work. They must have hundreds of guests each year but they made us feel like special visitors, covering every detail to ensure a comfortable and relaxed stay. Dinner was like a birthday treat, not just another evening meal. It was a privilege stay here... More 

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Villa S, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Christine, it is a great pleasure for us knowing that people from the other side of the World enjoyed their stay with us and keep good memories. Arrivederci. Zarri More 

Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel was built in the 1980's and has been renovated since. Carlo, the owner / operator is a celebrated chef and event organiser and the dinner was amazing. He also was a qualified sommelier and has a great wine cellar and knowledge of wine. If we had more time, I would have happily spent another few days here and... More 

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Villa S, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is an honor for us... thank you. Ricky Paola and Carlo Zarri More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We, two couples, spent the night at this delightful inn. Large comfortable lobby, clean, good size room and bathroom. Dinner was superb with extensive wine choices. Carlo showed us his 9,000 bottle wine cellar as well. Carlo and the rest of the family are wonderfully warm and helpful.

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Villa S, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Ron, we are so honored you enjoyed your stay at Villa San Carlo so much. We hope to be able to host you again one day in the future. ARRIVEDERCI. Fam. Carlo Zarri More 

Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We stayed at the Hotel in September of 2015 where we started a walking holiday for seven days. The warmth shown by Carlo and his team was sincere and homely. The stay was very comfortable, clean and excellent location for spotting butterflies and wild flowers in the wooded walks. The highlight of the two evenings was Carlo's food, it was... More 

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carlo z, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so SWB777..... we are so happy to see how our efforts (family and staff) are appreciated by our clients. We truly hope to have the chance to see you again in the future. Grazie!!! Ricky Paola Carlo Zarri More 

Montebello, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2015

A few years ago, we completed a week long walk through the Piedmonte, ending in Cortemilia at the Villa San Carlo. It was late November. Despite the hotel closing the next day for the winter, and being the only guests, the Zarri family insisted they prepare our dinner to celebrate the end of our walk. They delivered one of the... More 

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Villa S, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Arnold. Your satisfaction is the best reward to all our efforts. Grazie again and Arrivederci a Cortemilia. Ricky Paola e Carlo Zarri More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stayed at the Villa San Carlo from Sep 27 to Oct 2, 2015 - it was 5 days of a 24 day trip through Italy - and it was definately one of the highlights for us. From our first meal- my husband and I just looked at each other - and said yes this is what we came to... More 

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Villa S, Proprietario at Villa San Carlo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Glancy. Your satisfaction and this review are a great honor to us and will help to continue improve and welcome all the guest wishing to know a true Italian-Regional Style. Ciao ciao Carlo & Paola More 

Dennis Port, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Chef Carlo & Paola Zanni provided impeccable service, incredible food and all the warmth and hospitality we had hoped for on our trip to Cortemelia. Cortemelia is not a tourist area but a convenient place to base your travels in the area. I recommend this hotel for anyone traveling in this area and we look forward a return visit.

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Hayward Heath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The Hotel San Carlo was the first stop on our walking tour of Piedmont. What a superb start. We received a warm friendly welcome. Our room was clean & comfortable although the furnishings were a little tired. The food is the star of this lovely hotel. We ate dishes we would never have dreamt of eating. We stayed three nights... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa San Carlo The Zarri family opened the "San Carlo" hotel and restaurant in the 1981 and recently renewed. It has always been a favourite stop for famouse italians and international visitors who came to Piedmont looking for a confortable stay in a fine hotel with traditional cooking linked to local produce. The "San Carlo" can offer a wide range of attractions such as : The restaurant : has got the nomination to the national price "Hotel of the Year" in the 1995 for the best restaurant. The cooking is based on traditional regional recipes sometimes offered with a touch of phantasy. Our specialities with hazelnuts are way to promote the symbol of Cortemilia. The charming dining-room "Gourmet" is romantically equipped with chimney and piano; during the summer we serve dinner under the stars in the garden by the pool. The wine-cellar : offers about 1000 great wines coming mainly from Piedmont. Wines from other italian regions and countries such as the Great Chateau de France or the new Chilean, American and South African are personally selected. In the year 2000, the wine list of San Carlo restaurant has been voted as one of the best 30 in Italy. The following year, in the 2001, Carlo Zarri has been named "Ambassador of italian wines". The bar : open only to hotel guests. A good way to relax before or after dinner or to enjoy refreshments on the terrace or by the pool during the warm summer days. The garden : hotel guests can find a garden of about 2500 square meters in the back of the house. An original Giant Sequoia from California grows among the over 100 different species of flowers and plants that are personally cared by the family. The swimming-pool : open for hotel guests only from the beginning of May to the end of September. It is ideally located in the garden, sun-lit from sunrise to sundown. Mountain-bikes : hotel offers to the guests mountain bikes free of charge to discover beautyful paths through the woods among the hills of the Langhe. ... more   less 

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Address: Corso Divisioni Alpine 41, 12074 Cortemilia, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Cuneo > Cortemilia
Price Range: €95 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa San Carlo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“I have been on both floors. I liked being upstairs best, tho the whole place is quiet and restful.”
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“Choose the rooms facing the garden instead of the front road.”
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“lovely terrace off some rooms”
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