Friday, November 11, 2011

Hotel Relais Montemarino - Borgomale (CN) - Italy | Via Alba, 66 - Loc. Manera





HISTORY
Hotel Relais Montemarino was crafted out of the painstaking renovation of an old stone farmhouse.
Particular attention was paid during the refurbishment to maintain the characteristics of the farm’s four different building periods. In the characteristic “C”-shaped building it is still easy to identify the original farmhouse, built entirely of stone and wooden architraves more than 200 years ago.
Detached from the main building, at the bottom of the courtyard, there is a large portico that was once a drying room. Here today you find the Breakfast Room.
The name “Montemarino” was taken from the nearby hamlet, and bears witness to the unbreakable bond linking it to the surrounding area, while the tree that features in the logo is none other than the imposing horse-chestnut which dominates the patio.


HOTEL
Situated near Alba in the heart of the Langhe, between the Barolo and Barbaresco hills, the hotel was created from the renovation of an historic nineteenth century farmhouse standing in the shade of an age-old horse chestnut tree on the road from Alba to Alta Langa.
The Hotel, which has a swimming pool, is surrounded by the unspoilt beauty of the Langhe Hills where guests can relax and play sports, take walks or go for rides on mountain bikes or horseback
The Hotel Relais Montemarino has 27 rooms, all different, which are tastefully and imaginatively furnished and equipped with all modern facilities expected of a first class hotel.
Its wonderful position enjoys a breathtaking view of Alba and Monviso, making it the most prestigious hotel in the Langhe Hills.

ROOMS
Every room is different, with its own charm and unique features. The Superior rooms are spacious. Some of them have a double entrance and a small private garden others a balcony. They may have hydro massage showers and room for an additional bed.
The Suites are very spacious and have a small living corner with a sofa and two armchairs. There is a spectacular view on the surrounding hills.

SWIMMING POOL
A special feature of our hotel is the indoor pool which is constantly heated and can be used throughout the year.
With its wall to wall windows on both sides that open up in summer, you get the impression of swimming in the middle of nature.
Outside, with direct access to the pool you can find a small solarium with sun beds and deckchairs where you can relax and enjoy the warm Langa sun.

AREA
Borgomale is one of the 21 villages that make up the Upper Langa, an area of high, rugged hills where the vineyards - mostly planted with Dolcetto - alternate with chestnut woods, hazelnut groves and pastureland. This is the ideal setting for submerging yourself in unspoiled nature and enjoying the typical gastronomic passion of the chefs of local restaurants.
Not far off lies Alba, the small town which has become world-famous as the centre of an area celebrated for its food and wine, above-all the White Truffle of Alba and Barolo wine. Numerous events and festivals are organized for tourists in the streets of the old town centre, which is overlooked by mediaeval towers.
This is also a perfect location for setting out on different trips : the Langa of prestigious wines like Barolo and Barbaresco, visiting wine cellars and enotecas; with themes such as the hills of the Roero, which extend as far as the provinces of Asti and Turin; or the mediaeval castles that tower over villages, including Barolo, Roddi, Grinzane, Serralunga and Guarene, and tell the history of this land.


ACTIVITIES
 Situated in the heart of the Langa, Hotel Relais Montemarino offers its guests the opportunity to relax and practise sport by taking signposted or guided routes into the surrounding hills for outings on foot, mountain bike and horseback..
Bicycles fanatics can enjoy various routes with difficulty grades that go from simple up to the very challenging “Salita dei Campioni“ or “Champions climbs“.
Besides the magic of its beautiful landscape and views ,the area is famous for its excellent wines and food.