Borgobianco Resort & Spa – MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast and access to the spa
- Dining on homemade pasta, fresh garden vegetables and local shellfish at the casual poolside restaurant
- Views that span Puglia's countryside and coast
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- A car is recommended in order to explore the area; there's not much to see within walking distance
- Popular for wedding parties throughout spring and summer
- The Adriatic coast is just a 10-minute drive away
- The spa can be booked out for private use
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is home to balmy Adriatic beaches, top-notch wineries and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And Borgobianco, a five-star country retreat, makes a great base from which to explore the area’s best bits. The sprawling property, painted a blinding white to reflect the summer sun, resembles a grand fortress village (complete with roof turrets) and is surrounded by hills planted with miles of olive groves.
Bed and Bath
The rooms and suites are decorated with fine white linens, white walls, white painted wood furnishings, and creamy white tiles — the traditional decor of a Pugliese farmhouse. Suites come with small fireplaces, spacious living rooms, and generous balconies with arcadian views of the Adriatic and the rambling countryside. They’re also equipped with hydromassage bathtubs and excellent Illy coffee machines. Smaller Deluxe Rooms are tricked out with lovely balconies, and the entire property is wired with new flat-screen televisions and free WiFi.
Puglia is one of Italy’s richest culinary hubs, a regional detail that Borgobianco expertly exploits at the casual restaurant. When the weather is good, you can dine outside by the pool on local cheeses such as creamy burrata and knots of fresh mozzarella made in the nearby hills. The chefs prepare fresh pastas, like orecchietti, and work closely with regional farmers to procure delicious vegetables, fruit, seafood and meat. The staff has a good knowledge of regional wines and can explain how to pair and identify tasting notes from the extensive list. The wellness spa measures nearly 11,000 square feet and is home to a spacious sauna and a whitewashed vaulted room with an indoor pool overlooking the surrounding countryside.
In the Area
With a car it’s easy to zip around the area and explore some of the charming towns along the Adriatic coast. Begin with Polignano A Mare, a 10-minute drive from Borgobianco, for its stunning seaside architecture and such restaurants as Ristorante Grotto Palazzese. Drive north to Bari, one of Puglia’s biggest cities, and visit the old town of Bari Vecchia to marvel at its medieval churches, fortresses and palazzi. Farther north along the coast are more charming seaside villages, including Molfetta, which has an excellent music festival every September.
How to Get There
I’m not sure where to start, this hotel is incredible. From the moment you step inside you are greeted by the fabulous staff, we were early for check in so we were shown around the hotel and sat comfortably at the pool bar. The pool and bar area are beautiful, the pool guy is wonderful and works hard to keep everything spotless! The rooms are beautiful and is spotless, air con, TV with sky, tea and coffee and some decent room service. Bed was extremely comfortable and slept so well. Food at the hotel is exquisite we dined a couple of times at the restaurant and is pretty high end with some amazing wines! We ate well. Cocktails at the bar were superb and the bar staff are so much fun and really do know their skills! I cannot thank the hotel enough for such a wonderful stay, truly made some special memories here and hope to return very soon! Do not hesitate to book this hotel you won’t regret it.
Traveled to Puglia twice in the last 2 years, each time staying at the Borgo for 3 nights after arriving from overseas. What a pleasure! A Palace in the countryside, no tour buses, traffic or noise. Also discovered Borgo was in easy driving distance of several "must see/visit" sites. If you're traveling by car I recommend starting and finishing your trip at BorgoBianco.
Cannot fault this hotel, clean, bright, welcoming. Very comfortable beds, fruit daily in your room, if a suite. Nice touches like that. Staff were excellent, could not do enough. Had a superb massage in the spa, use of which is free( not treatments) if you have a suite.
Location is excellent too, to visit Polignano, Monopoli and the remarkable Alberobello, home of the Trulli houses.
Never been this far south before, but would not hesitate to go again. We had a truly relaxing week I recommend it to anyone.
Just spent a week at Borgobianco.
If you need a relaxing hotel in very peaceful surrounds this is the place.
I cannot fault any part of our week away.
The Hotel was very good and the staff superb.
Many thanks to the staff at the Hotel for making our stay so enjoyable. The staff were very friendly, helpful and totally professional at all times.All on site facilities were excellent.
B&C Hampshire UK
We spent few days in this resort and we really enjoyed our staying.
The entire Staff was very keen to address all of our needs and helping for anything since our arrival.
Reception, restaurant, bar, pool, spa 's staff were always close to us in any of our needs.
That has been really appreciated and it's the main thing that make a 5 stars hotel a real 5 stars.
Location is a tipical apulian Masseria, really refined and clean .You cannot ask for more if you want to taste this specific atmosphere and experience.
We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and I really appreciated the flowers and Champagne asked for the welcome surprise, everything has been really nice and well managed by the staff.
We had no opportunity to taste the restaurant unfortunately , but the breakfast in the morning was giving anyway a bit of taste regarding their skills in kitchen :-) . Honestly we had a look on some reviews before arriving there and there were (few) very unfair,specially regarding cleaning ..
Of course we will take in the future opportunity to come back in this place and we really recommend to friends and TA community as a perfect place in Polignano , worth to stay.