Il Boscareto Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Relaxing in Sunsì Lounge Bar, with pastries in the morning or drinks in the evening
- Feasting on delicious fare by a Michelin-starred chef at the hotel's restaurant
- The far-reaching vistas, local vineyards and gorgeous hilly surrounds
What To Know
- The hotel is surrounded by vineyards, perfect for a wine weekend away
- The spa has a hot tub, sauna, and Turkish bath
- Free WiFi
Set amidst vineyards on rolling hills in Italy’s verdant countryside, Il Boscareto Resort & Spa brings tranquillity and wine together in one luxurious combination. A five-star property with far-reaching vistas, the resort features contemporary stylings throughout, a wine cellar, a state-of-the-art spa and bright rooms offering as much comfort as sophistication.
After a day exploring the Langhe’s stunning countryside, tasting locally-produced wines and biking to castles and museums nearby, you’ll be more than excited by the Michelin-starred dishes on offer at La Rei Restaurant – where traditional flavours meet fine wines. Follow these up with a most relaxing evening, drink in hand, at the Sunsì Lounge Bar.
How to Get There
The good points: The location - right in the middle of the vineyards - was amazing. The building is luxurious, rooms extremely spacious and the Spa area is on the verge of perfect. The Michelin Starred restaurant was a great experience - food was brilliant, service as you would expect. Pricing not excessive.
Not so good - the rooms (whilst spacious and luxurious) had walls paper thin - we could hear every discussion of the room next to us. The room temperature was also not possible for us to control - was way too warm.
The Bistro Bar restaurant was a calamity. It seemed to be only one person who had to look after the entire place - including bringing the food, which itself was slow in coming from the kitchen. I had to send my veal back as when cutting it a splurt of blood shot across my plate and table - also table next to us sent food back as well. Not the experience you would expect from a 5*L resort.
Was a pity that an almost perfect visit was spoilt by these points.
Il Boscareto is a great hotel, but it is looking a little tired in places and perhaps needs to catch up with some of the current leading 5* hotels if it's to retain it's rating.
Starting with the down side, our junior suite was showing signs of wear and tear. The walls are an interesting foam-fabric which I suspect adds greatly to the sound proofing, but there were water stains on 2 of the walls, which look like they may have been from leaks internally. There were also deep scratch marks on parts of the, otherwise lovely, wooden floor. The 2-seater settee and armchair were also rather disappointing; rather in a style that one would find in much cheaper hotels and certainly not in keeping with the high-end market that Il Boscareto is aiming for.
Having covered the negative aspects of the room, there were also many positives. The junior suite is actually a single room, plus good sized ensuite bathroom with both bath and a great shower. The room was large and the bed was both enormous and comfortable. It would be easy to update and bring back some real wow-factor. There were also excellent views over the vineyards that surround the hotel, several of the wonderful Langhe villages with their castles that helped to gain this area its UNESCO World Heritage status and, in the distance, snow capped Alpine peaks.
The staff at the Il Boscareto were wonderful; all were most helpful, from the room maids, reception staff to those working in the bar-bistro, the breakfast room, which has its own absolutely stunning views, the spa or, needless to say, the Michelin-starred La Rei restaurant.
The location is also wonderful for exploring this fantastic region of Italy. There are great views from all parts of the hotel. It's location, within the World Heritage site and amongst the Barolo vineyards (surely the greatest of Italian wines - sorry Chianti) means that there are many sites to visit whether it is the cultural locations with the hilltop villages, the wineries, or just some excellent walks on the many well-marked paths that criss-cross the region. Il Boscareto does have bicycles available to hire if you like, although some of the hills may be a little steep!
The Spa was smallish, but well equipped, comfortable and popular. We didn't try any of the treatments, but there was much available for those wanting some extra indulgence.
We had a wonderful stay and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. But after 10 years or so of being open, I can't help think that the owners need to be refreshing what could be one of Italy's great hotels.
I stayed here for two nights for a business event and was really impressed by the facilities, the staff, the food, the wine and the location. It’s in the middle of nowhere surrounded by rolling hills of vines and a 1.5 hour drive from Turin airport. The food in the hotel’s restaurants was amazing with many locally grown ingredients as was the hotel’s sole wine brand (Batasiolo). The views from the breakfast restaurant and the terrace are out of this world and the tranquility of the spa and its facilities are really good. Perfect for couples for a quiet getaway and wish I was with my wife to enjoy it. I highly recommend it.
Il Boscareto is a very classy hotel set amongst the beautiful vineyards in Piemonte. We stayed here for 3 nights in October and had a very relaxing stay. We enjoyed the wonderful La Rei restaurant with wonderful food and service.
The Spa was really the highlight for us with very good facilities and excellent treatments.
The only slight disappointment was the breakfast. We expected more of a variety and not to have to pay extra for eggs when the room rate was over 400 EUR per night. The fruit was always covered with fruit flies which I find unacceptable for a 5 star hotel.
I would highly recommend this hotel as it is a great location in Piemonte and very close to the very charming village of Serralunga d'Alba.
I have been with my wife for five days at this fantastic resort in Piedmont. Spectacular place, graciously within grapevine, with a first class resort infrastructure, with a great spa. An award winning restaurant, great food and wine cellar. Congratulations to Fábio for the service. We stayed in room number 200, which is a spectacle apart. Two distinct environments, room and room, two bathrooms, and a size to give envy to any luxury hotel. In addition to the heavenly location, the hotel has several diverse osterias and restaurants nearby. But the strong point is the hotel's customer service team: we were delighted with the attention we received, with the information to support reservations, tours and wine shopping. We would like to thank the following people in particular: Emília, Federica and Marika. You guys were great. We will highly recommend it to all our friends.