Borgo Condé Wine Resort
What We Love
- La dolce vita at a sumptuous wine estate and spa, including gourmet dining, spa access and moreThe out-of-this-world wining and dining on offer at this unique hideaway
- Beautiful Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy's great gastronomic treasures
- Wine-inspired pampering and indulgent massages at the newly-opened spa
- Salubrious suites with private gardens for knockout vineyard views
What To Know
- Accommodations are suite and apartment-style detached villas
- The resort sits on rolling green hills and its own vineyard
- There are three onsite restaurants which serve traditional cuisine from the Emilia Romagna region
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When it comes to foodie fantasy lands, the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna may be lesser-known than its neighbors Lombardy, Veneto and Tuscany, but it’s still one of the country’s most cherished gastronomic capitals and home to delicious destinations like Bologna, Modena and Parma. So, naturally, Borgo Condé Wine Resort, a four-star wine resort and spa set on a vineyard in the little village of Fiumana, is a dream pick for wine connoisseurs and culinary mavens.
With views of the green rolling hills from just about everywhere, each of the unique suites at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner offers a look that’s impossibly chic – think white and cream hues artfully mixed with lush textures, custom furnishings and interesting artwork. There’s also a gym for daily workouts, a dreamy outdoor pool for sunny days and a brand-new spa for all the wine-inspired pampering you can muster.
But the piece de resistance is the exceptional wining and dining available at three unique dining spots, all of which have on-hand sommeliers to help pair your food and wine perfectly. In addition to savoring delicious fare and vino, you’ll also have the option to enjoy vineyard and cellar tours and book fun cooking classes where the talented chefs teach you their tricks of the trade. Taking home tried-and-true cooking tips from the pros? That’s our kind of souvenir.
All of the 32 uniquely styled and wonderfully spacious Junior suites stand out for their use of cream and white palettes, interesting artwork, customized furniture, sumptuous furnishings and sublime views of the vineyards and hills. Each comes with a private balcony and garden, as well as a double bed and a bathroom with shower or bathtub.
As you might expect of a food and wine destination, the gourmet offerings at the three unique signature restaurant do not disappoint. Enjoy exquisite lunches overlooking the hills of Predappio at Osteria, relish modern regional cuisine at the vineyard-facing Ristorante Il Sangiovese, or savor traditional dishes at Ristorante Il Borgo, which has a lovely terrace for al-fresco dining in the summer. All meals are prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and paired with well-chosen wines.
Beauty aficionados will adore the brand-new spa, a place of relaxed bliss complete with heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, sensory showers, relaxation room, and two cabins for massages and “wine therapy” – the practice of using the fruits and their extracts as a powerful antioxidant. If you can’t do without your daily workout, there’s also a small gym overlooking the vineyards and offering Technogym equipment. Please note that restrictions are in place for children; they must be over the age of six to use the spa and over the age of 12 to use the gym.
You’ll be staying on a vineyard in Emilia-Romagna’s small village of Fiumana, just over nine miles from Forli and an hour’s drive from Rimini, the largest beach resort on the Adriatic Sea. Must-dos in one of the country’s greatest gastronomic capitals include marveling at the perfectly preserved castles around Parma and Piacenza, visiting the ancient university in the graceful medieval city of Bologna, and checking out Motor Valley, the region that’s home to some of the world’s best-loved car manufacturers, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Further not-to-be-missed thrills include cycling in the Maranello Hills, hiking in the Apennines, and spending a few hours at the National Museum of Giuseppe Verdi for fascinating insight into the life and works of the great Italian composer.
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We got married at Borgo Conde in August this year and stayed at the resort for a week and it was amazing. The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The resort is set in beautiful vineyards which creates a truly relaxing atmosphere. The food is always fresh and home made.
The spa was clean, warm, relaxing and therapeutic with the bathrobes and slippers supplied by the resort in our room. There were also free toiletries, free tea/coffee in our room which were topped up on a daily basis.
We had some insects in our room due to the time of year but this was dealt with promptly by the staff.
All our wedding guests said they had a great time and really enjoyed themselves at the resort.
Thank you Emanuele, Ruggero, Micol, Laura and everyone else that made our stay so enjoyable. Also thank you to Natascia our wedding planner who ensured things went smoothly.
We had a fantastic break here, relaxing in one of the villas away from the central complex. But we came close to hating it as we were initially put into a dark, small room despite our booking being for one of their better rooms. For one of the five nights we were staying, the resort was fully booked, for a corporate event. It took 90 minutes debating with the very-much-less-than-helpful desk clerk before Chiara, the owner's daughter, arrived and could not have been more helpful, immediately putting us into a nice example of the room class we'd booked. As an apology, they also offered us dinner in their on-site restaurant.
We found the breakfasts very enjoyable, on a terrace overlooking the valley and vines. Dinner was terrific and we visited the restaurant more than once. The resort's wines were available to enjoy with our meals and were extremely nice.
The spa was warm and relaxing, even though we were late in the season. We also enjoyed walking in the area, through the vines, although it was a little disconcerting to hear hunters and see their dogs flash by - maybe some care is needed!
Yes, we'd go again.
We had booked a double room online for 3 nights & prior to our visit I changed to a junior suite as I'd read on TA that the suites were mainly located in the main building which is where we wanted to stay. When we arrived we were told that we'd been upgraded to a family suite with 2 bedrooms (which we didn't need) as there was a wedding on the Saturday & rooms in the main building could encounter some noise. I have to say I was disappointed as the reason we had upgraded was to be in the main building & not be located high on a hill where you had to drive everywhere to. I'd also requested a suite with a balcony or terrace& when I asked if the family suite had this I was told that the windows opened & my living room was the terrace. Not so.... the window wouldn't open & it was one door on each window, hardly a terrace/balcony. Plus the window had no terrace - it was purely a window on the first floor!
We decided just to get accept what we'd been given but it was a nuisance that you couldn't walk anywhere - 30C+ made it difficult to navigate the steep slopes on the numerous daily occasions that we needed to make the trip. Can't believe that a wine resort where you go to drink wine doesn't have golf buggies or other transportation between buildings & results in you driving your car to the various restuarants & bar!!!
Our room was warm so first morning I mentioned it to reception. They quickly changed their central control via the reception PC & hey presto the temperature went down. Our suite was ok. It wasn't as luxurious as it looks on the website but it was perfectly fine. Nice spacious bedroom & a lounge with sofa, tv, table & fridge. The bathroom was small for a family suite & like most hotels there was nowhere to lay out your toiletries. Outdoor furniture for all the suites would be a good addition as you are located so far away from the pool & bar area with nowhere to sit out. One table & chair was outside one suite & was always taken by the couple staying in that particular suite. Housekeeping seemed to be really stretched & understaffed. One day our room was cleaned at 4 pm & the next day at 5pm, that's not acceptable for a resort hotel of this calibre.
The pool area was a mix of grass & concrete but not the most palatial for a resort hotel. A bigger concrete area would help but it was nice to laze by the pool & watch them tending the vines directly across from the pool. The water was so cold that we only dipped our toe in the water & there were too many bugs in the water & no net around to remove them. Disappointing.
Dinner at the wine bar was very good & we dined there 3 nights in a row. The mozzarella soufflé was superb & the meat dishes very tasty. Tagliatelle ragu was also very good & the 3 desserts were delicious. Wine at 15 euros a bottle from the vineyard was very good value for money as was the food. Service was great from Sara & Annamarie.
I would recommend staying here as it is the most wonderful & beautiful location. Views are to die for.... It just needs a more professional approach to the way it's managed & to tighten up on a few things. The wedding seeemd to take precedence over the weekend with rooms (we weren't warned in advance) & the wine bar couldn't give a guest a gin & tonic as the gin had been sent to the wedding!!! We were all paying too.
Pretty property set amongst vineyards, although some of the views are over the town. We had a pleasant room next to a (unheated) swimming pool. All the staff were very friendly. The food was very good and wines from the local vineyard excellent. We particularly enjoyed the pasta making cooking class.
Lovely pick up journey from the airport in a jaguar to the resort. When we got there the receptionist was very welcoming and friendly they also explain everything and where everything is. Wi-Fi was good in all areas of reach. Breakfast had a excellent wide choice to start ur day. Room were air condition with tea and coffee. Need transport to get around the resort. Free toiletries in bathrooms as well as bathroom robes and slippers. Perfect views of the wine yard. Lovely in and out door swimming pool with steam and sauna.