What We Love
- A short walk from the Adriatic Sea, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and the ruins of Egnathia
- Stunning Vair Spa, with regionally inspired treatments
- Whiling away a day on the Ibiza-style daybeds beside the tiered swimming pools
- Celeb favorite: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married here in 2012
What To Know
- All rooms have terraces or private gardens
- A naturally romantic destination, but expect lots of families
- You’ll need a car to explore the region; the resort also supplies bikes and offers transfers to two nearby beach clubs
- Tennis lessons and cooking classes are available for an extra fee
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Near the small fishing village of Savelletri di Fasano, on Puglia’s eastern coast, the Moorish-style Borgo Egnazia stands out against the ancient landscape, with a chameleonic appeal thanks to its stunning spa, adjacent 18-hole golf course, clubs for kids and teens, and the promise of romance and relaxation on the Ibiza-style daybeds and loungers around the pools. Puglia native Pino Brescia is responsible for the cream and tufa stone interiors, which feel equal parts Moorish palace, Roman spa and Fred Flintstone’s cave. The rooms in the main building, known as La Corte, are right for couples, with the signature chalky stone look, plus oatmeal accents in the pillows and throws. All the expected modern amenities are present (minibar, LCD TV, WiFi), along with private balconies overlooking the Adriatic or the San Domenico Golf Course. The big bathrooms have a knock-your-head-off shower and separate deep tub, plus all-Italian products by the hotel’s own brand. The made-in-Italy theme is important here, and it’s carried through in the destination spa, which is all flickering candles, thermal pools and endless massage combos, and the restaurant, Due Camini, which serves regional dishes on a wraparound terrace. The enormous tiered pools are democratically divided into a splashing kid zone and a cocktails before noon zone.
In the Area
Adjacent to Borgo Egnazia is the 18-hole San Domenico Golf Course, considered one of the finest in Italy. Hotel guests receive a discount, so book a lesson in advance and admire the views of the Adriatic from every hole. Puglia is known as the “California of Italy” thanks to its signature bold cuisine, and guests can master some traditional recipes in a half-day cooking class with the resort’s executive chef. Don’t leave Puglia without exploring some of its classic whitewashed villages and seeing its famous Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Idyllic Alberobello is the place to see clusters of Puglia’s famed trulli houses.
How to Get There
This is undeniably a gorgeous hotel. A destination in itself with a unique design. However when we stayed it was off season and renovations were being undertaken at the “world class spa”. It was completely closed. We were a little upset that this wasn’t flagged in any of the correspondence before our stay and when we mentioned it to the staff at check-out they were less than sympathetic, only to say that it was a good reason to come back. However, generally the staff is lovely and the service impeccable. Book early if you want to eat in the Michelin star restaurant, it was booked out both nights we stayed. Another disappointment.
We live in Italy and know Puglia well but I highly recommend others to explore outside of the Borgo to see what the region has to offer.
It was our first visit at Borgo Egnazia. We usually like small hotels but we had heard so many beautiful things about the place that we wanted to try it. Well, what to say: perfection and beauty all the way. As soon as you arrive your are blown away by the interior design, the architecture, the decoration, the perfume...it is a mix of local influences and modern design, very sophisticated but not formal.
When we arrived to our room we found it so perfect that it looked like if it came out from a design magazine. Everything is perfectly designed and thought to enhance the beauty of the things...even too perfect! We were upgraded to a deluxe room and it was very spacious with a nice terrace.
We went in winter so it was quite quiet. The staff were all very pleasant, super professional and friendly. They were all very outgoing and proud about the place. Special mention for Paolo at Concierge desk (which they call local advisors - personally I don’t like the word) and the guys at the valet service.
Borgo Egnazia is a world class resort. Even in winter you will find many things to do: indoor pool, spa, gym...and all around the beauties of the Apulian olive groves.
The sea and the coats nearby are not as nice as in Sardinia or other famous beach places. But Borgo Egnazia is a destination itself. Famous places like Ostuni or Lecce are at a short car ride (a car is necessary in my opinion) and you can reach them easily. But once you are in the hotel, you don’t want to leave.
This "modern" roman town has been built to deceive the visitor. When walking the narrow streets the sensation of living in a past era is so strong but once inside your room/villa all the comforts of a modern hotel are to be enjoyed plus the interior design is quite unique.
the food is good with local produce used in abundance.
Friendly staff and Francesco at the pool is quite outstanding
Suggest you go when all the restaurants are open otherwise the winter menus can be a bit restrictive.
Truly amazing: you feel like being in a place that can’t be real for how magic and beautiful it is. There are no other hotels in the world so special as Borgo Egnazia. The architecture is breathtaking, the quality of food is outstanding but in a way that it will change completely your sense of taste. Just one example, diary products: you will eat the freshest mozzarella ever. Do try at the beach restaurant the local oysters and prawns. On top of that, there are so many activities you can do day and night: plunge in the pool, play golf, work out in a fantastic gym, explore the “Borgo”, walking distance a cristalline clear blue water beach club and the amazing events at night in the main square. The rooms are superb. It’s pricey but it worth the experience
We spent 9 days at Borgo Egnazia in December 2017 and January 2018. It is truly one of the most stunning and special places we have ever stayed--there really is no place like it. We stayed in one of the large two-story suites (I think it was called a casetta) with our 5-year-old son and loved it. The *only* thing I would change is the lighting in the suite. It was very dim with no option for brighter lighting. Sometimes it felt a little too dark. But this is just a small detail and I would re-visit this hotel in a heartbeat. The service was wonderful and the breakfasts were lovely. My son used the kids club twice and enjoyed it. We also used one of the hotel babysitters and were very happy. The hotel does an extraordinary job of maintaining an authentic Puglian feel while also upholding 5-star standards.