What We Love
- Rural Italy stay at a rustic farmhouse with wine tastingStaying in a lovingly-restored ancient farmhouse just six miles from the city of Alba
- Daily laps in the heated indoor swimming pool that overlooks the rolling countryside
- Stunning rooms that stand out for their exposed stone walls and boutique-chic décor
What To Know
- Taxis coming in from Alba charge a pretty penny so plan on bringing your own car if you're local or look at renting so you can eat offsite and visit nearby villages
- Guestrooms are spacious
- WiFi works well
Luxury finds its home in the Piedmontese village of Borgomale at this beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse. A labor of love for its owners, Relais Montemarino captures all that is great and good about an exquisite rural region fueled by foodie towns, vine-clad hills, rustic trattorias and incredible views of the Alps.
For discerning guests, there’s plenty here to please; from the inviting indoor pool overlooking the Piedmontese hills of Alba, to the generous breakfast spreads with more home-made delicacies than you could ever pronounce. Add to the mix 27 uniquely-styled guest rooms with lashings of exposed brick and soothing color palettes, and you get the sense that this is a special spot.
Days can be spent castle-hopping in the Monferrato hills, touring the vineyards to learn about the region’s rich grape-growing heritage, and taking day-trips to the major cities of Cuneo, Turin and Savona. You’ll also be just six miles from the historic town of Alba where stocking up on wine, white truffles, and chocolates is very much in order (this is where confectioner Ferrero Rocher comes from and you can literally smell the chocolate if you get close enough to the factory).
How to Get There
We really enjoyed the breakfast outside with a wonderful view. The service is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful. The swimming pool is indoor but one side can be opened.
At the resort there are just snacks available for lunch and dinner, but there are a couple of restaurants within short distance (to walk)
Great room just watch out no air conditioning.. Service and Breakfast are excellent. very quiet place. nice terasse to have a drink. Also you can enjoy a covered pool very clean. looking forward to go back asap.
We stayed 4 nights in the hotel which is located at the countryside and at a quit place. Breakfast and service are excellent and the infrastructure with parking and closed room for cycles are also a plus. For the other meals, there are several good restaurants around if you are willing to drive 20-30 minutes from the hotel. For amateurs of cycling, several nice circuits are possible and whoever would like to test an electric bike, they are renting at the hotel!
The rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast is fantastic (you won't leave hungry or unsatisfied). The shower is a bit small, but the pool is wonderful. We also had a massage and it was a magical experience.
It is a well refurbished hotel, with good to excellent service and an ok swimmingpool. Nice environment, with good restaurants, but almost all of them need driving.
The staff is friendly and is not pushing you at all to buy, hurry or so.