Albergo Al Sole

Once a bolt hole for wealthy Venetians escaping the summer heat (plus Robert Browning, Freya Stark, Igor Stravinsky et al.), this charming little medieval hill town near Treviso in the Veneto is known as ‘the town of a hundred horizons’. Standing quietly in an elevated position is Silvia and Elena De Checchi’s pink-and-cream 16th-century villa which has been skilfully restored. Some of the junior suites have views, but all the bedrooms are liked: ‘Ours was large, with fresh fruit, lovely bed linen, a wonderful shower. The owners’ enthusiasm for high tech includes electronically controlled “Do not disturb” signs, and fabulous automatic loos for the public areas.’ Other praise: ‘The ambience is relaxed, but attention to detail is paramount. Standards of housekeeping are high.’ La Terrazza, the dining room, opens on to a panoramic terrace overlooking the historic center of Asolo: popular dishes include wild Canadian lobster spaghetti with cherry tomatoes; salted cod (baccalà) cooked in a glass vase with potatoes, tomatoes, black olives, capers Breakfast is served on a balcony with views, or in a ‘nicely thought-out’ room on cool days. A traditional English tea is available in the afternoon, and cookery classes are held.  

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Contact Details

Albergo Al Sole

Asolo Veneto Italy 31011

Telephone

(0423) 951332

Further Information

Bedrooms

1 suite,8 double -2 suitable for disabled, 6 single, 1 Exclusive double with view, 3 Superior double with view, 2 Junior Suite with view. Air conditioning.

Open

All year except January.

Facilities

Lift. Hall, restaurant (no-smoking), breakfast room; classical background music; fitness centre; conference room. Terrace. Access to local golf club with swimming pool. Free private parking.

Smoking

No smoking

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

B&B: single €120--€160, double €160--€190, suite €300--€395.