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
What a great way to start our first family trip in Italy! Beautiful, relaxing and the most gracious staff ever! So sad to only have 4 nights before moving on. We would definitely go back! Remote and beautiful!
Borgobianco is a great place!
Good food, nice pool, superb room.
Service is excellenct, there is a shuttle to Polignano. Quiekt and rural surrounding. Free parking, only street to the hotel reminds you to a gravel road.
We enjoyed our stay at Borgobiaco: beautiful hotel, quite situation but close to Polignano a Mare, large and nice pool area, excellent breakfast, with lot of choice, very comfortable room. Friendly and helpful staff.