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Borgo Egnazia

Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia is one of the Mediterranean’s most luxurious hotels. Set within 20 hectares along the Puglian coast of Southern Italy, it's perfect for couples as well as families wanting to take advantage of the well-appointed children's club.

At a Glance

  • Stunning stylish accommodation that embraces typical Puglian features

  • A great choice of accommodation options from 3 bedroom villas to townhouses and traditional hotel rooms

  • Not your typical resort type destination

  • Three enormous swimming pools (one heated from Mid-May)

  • A brilliant children's club for children aged 8 months - 8 years

  • Evening entertainment available for children until 10pm

  • Good 18 hole golf course

  • Shuttle (10 minutes) to the beach

  • Easy accessible destination

Family, Spa & health, Villa, Golf

Insider's View

A trip to Alberobello to see the Trullis is a great excursion whilst you are in Puglia.

Scott Dunn team

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The olives in the main restaurant are to die for, the best I've ever tasted! The wine and olive oil served in the restaurant are all locally sourced in Puglia.

Scott Dunn team

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The children's pool is now heated so is an ideal place to visit in October half-term

Charlotte Austin

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Eat in the traditional Trattoria kitchen for a real Puglian experience.

Charlotte Austin

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The Borgo Piazza during the summer months is transformed into a bustling Puglian square during the day and a fascinating musical venue in the evenings.

Scott Dunn team

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Trullalleri the Borgo children's club is one of the best I have ever visited. Plenty of activities and toys for the children, not to mention the lovely team of childcarers.

Kate Newman

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A fresh juice in the morning from the beach bar is a great way to start the day.

Kate Newman

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The children's playground is the best play area I have ever seen with plenty to keep them entertained.

Charlotte Austin

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Did you know that every Olive Tree in the Puglia area is protected by UNESCO

Kate Newman

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You must try the local superb peppery olive oil you will need the local crunchy bread biscuits called Taralli to dip into this to truly enjoy it. - Don't worry you can buy these moorish treats in the hotel shop before departure.

Kate Newman

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If you have a hire car, a lovely trip out from Borgo Egnazia is to visit the picturesque coastal towns of Monopoli and Polignano A Mare which are just a 15 and 25 minute drive away respectively.

Amber Hopkins

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The interior decor of Borgo Egnazia is really stunning, with reference to the four elements throughout - you certainly leave feeling inspired for your own home!

Amber Hopkins

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The Vair spa is the ideal retreat with a unique specialisation in psychosomatic naturopathy.

Amber Hopkins

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Borgo Egnazia

Description

Borgo Egnazia has been designed on a traditional Apulian village all set within 20 hectares along the Puglian coast of Southern Italy. It has been created using traditional craftsmanship blended sympathetically with the local architecture and history that typifies this undiscovered region of Italy. All materials have been sourced locally from the stone, marble, plants and wood.

The hotel is composed of three different areas; La Corte (hotel), Borgo village and Villas. The hotel accommodation ranges from Superior rooms to spacious one and two bedroom suites, many of which can interconnect. All rooms have a contemporary, Mediterranean feel with neutral tones, white limestone walls, traditional fabrics and spacious living. Many of the hotel rooms offer views of the Adriatic Sea to the distance, nearby hills or the hotel’s stunning pool area. The Egnazia Spa featuring a modern day interpretation of a Roman bath house is situated at the hotel along with two enormous outdoor swimming pools, restaurant and bar. The restaurant offers a rich bounty of sun-grown produce, experience the fresh ingredients and enticing flavors of Puglia.

The 30 villas (spread across eight separate buildings) all have three bedrooms spread over three floors and are the most luxurious and exclusive accommodation at the resort. Outside, each villa features a private garden, private pool, wrap around balconies and a roof terrace where the stunning panoramic views can be enjoyed. For larger groups it is also possible to take two villas side by side.

Accommodation in the Borgo (meaning 'village' in Italian) includes beautiful, spacious 1 or 2 bedroomed townhouses with a small kitchenette, open plan with the sitting room and outdoor courtyard. There is also a traditional Apulian village square, further restaurants and the family friendly pool which is heated from mid-May.

The Trullalleri children's club for children aged eight months to eight years is a bright and airy club that has been cleverly divided and designed for each age group. Half days are possible at the club.

Accommodation

At Borgo Egnazia there is a fantastic range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and space requirements. Guests can choose to be centrally located in the main hotel (La Corte), independent in the three-bedroom villas around the perimeter of the resort or in the one of the terraced townhouses within the Borgo. Whatever type of accommodation you choose, each has been beautifully styled and decorated in creams and neutral tones with a Puglian twist.

The main hotel has 63 elegant guest rooms with locally quarried limestone walls and cream decor. Modern luxury influences the rooms, perfectly evident in the spa style bathrooms. All rooms boast balconies or rooftop terraces.

The three bedroom villas represent the pinnacle of Adriatic luxury. Each villa has a private pool and wraparound terrace.

The Borgo is a re-creation of a typical Puglian village complete with a central Piazza. The Townhouses vary in type and layout but each follow the theme of the hotel with the stylish neutral interiors blended with typical Puglian design features.

Villas

All 28 villas are furnished in a classic yet sophisticated and contemporary style, and are equipped with all comforts. Villas are designed over three levels, with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living-room, family room, terrace, garden, patio and private pool.

Villa summary:

• Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen; living area with TV and mini audio system with Ipod dock station and dining area.

• First floor: main bedroom with king-size four-poster bed and bathroom, second bedroom with super king-size bed or twin beds and bathroom with bath.

• Basement: fully furnished family room with dining table, comfortable living area with TV and home-theatre system including DVD player and connectivity panel, third bedroom with super king-size bed or twin beds; bathroom with shower box.

All Villas have cable, Wi-Fi and TV internet connection and include:

• Breakfast with “massaia” service

• 3 bicycles (2 for adults + 1 for child)

• 1 dedicated Local Adviser

Full breakfast is included in the room rate. During the months of July and August continental breakfast in Villa is also offered with compliments of the resort

Villa Magnifica also includes:

• Return transfers from Bari or Brindisi airport

• 2 "massaie" covering 16 hours a day for housekeeping, laundry and cooking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) services. Ingredients can be bought and delivered to your villa

• One golf car for 4 people to use throughout your stay

• One green fee/sack per person per stay

• Babysitting service

• Up to 4 bicycles

• Welcome and Goodbye gifts.

Occupancy: 6-8 people. A king-size sofa bed in the family room and/or an extra bed in the spare room are available at an extra charge in all Villas, except Villa Giardino and Villa Giardino Mediterraneo, which is a maximum of 6 people.

There are 5 villa categories. All villas have the same layout, style and size (250sqm). The only difference is the pool size and the outdoor access/natural light in the basement.

Villa Giardino - Pool size from 5m x 2.5m

Villa Giardino Mediterraneo - Pool size from 8m x 3m

**The basement in these 2 villas do not have windows/natural light**

Villa Giardino Pugliese - Pool size from 8m x 3m

Villa Splendida - Pool size 10m x 3.40m

Villa Magnifica - Pool size starting from 15m x 7m

The basement opens up to a private courtyard and citrus garden through French doors in the family room or 3rd bedroom in these 3 villas.

Townhouses (Borgo-Casetta)

The Borgo, with its central Piazza, is an unique part of the property. Its architectural design is that of a traditional Apulian village. It hosts many of hotel's facilities and services, such as La Frasca restaurant and the trattoria Mia Cucina where you can attend cooking classes, enjoy a pizza; the fabulous Trullalleri Kids Club and the Fichi d’India Teens Club. The narrow streets and architectural details are all inspired by nearby towns with a clever mix of tradition, elegance and attention to detail. During the summer months, the Piazza is the Borgo's focal point. It hosts outdoor dinners and events, movie-screenings, street fairs and games (ends approx 11pm).

The Borgo offers a number of accommodation categories: Borgo Splendida, Borgo Magnifica, Casetta Bella, Casetta Splendida, Casetta Magnifica. They are all provided with at least one stone-bathroom, telephone, safe deposit box, mini-bar and at least one LCD TV set with video and music on demand; satellite channels and a connectivity panel that enables to connect personal contents to the TV by cable or bluetooth; cable, Wi-Fi and TV internet connection; TV audio control/speaker in bathrooms.

The entire Borgo is characterized by a rustic-chic interior design.

The Borgo offers cozy and affordable accommodation. The types recommended for families are the 2 bedroom Casetta Splendida or Casetta Magnifica. The size of these two casettas are very similar, but the layout is different.

Casetta Splendida (90sqm). Max occupancy 4 people.

Ideal for families with one or two older children or a couple wanting independence and space.

• Ground floor: living area with a TV, kitchenette and bathroom with glass shower box. Extra room which can be used as studio or kids room with bunk beds.

• First floor: bedroom with super king-size bed, TV and stone bathroom with double sink, walk in shower and separate bath.

Casetta Magnifica (90sqm). Ideal for: groups of friends or a family of 4/5. NB. There is no space for a cot.

• Ground floor: living-room area with a sofabed for a 5th family member, TV, kitchenette and bathroom with glass shower box, walk-in closet ideal for golf sacks, strollers and luggage.

• First floor: bedroom with super king-size bed or twin beds, TV and stone bathroom with double sink and double shower; second bedroom with king-size bed or twin bed, TV and stone bathroom with bath tub.

The Casetta Bella is a Borgo townhouse for 2 people.

Hotel rooms (La Corte)

La Corte is the main central building home to the Due Camini restaurant and the spa Vair. The interiors are a perfect blend between traditional Mediterranean style and contemporary design. The 63 rooms are divided in different categories: La Corte Bella, La Corte Splendida, La Corte Magnifica, plus the wonderful Suite Egnazia.

Each room is equipped with a super king-size bed or twin beds, the bathrooms are entirely made of local limestone and the rooms boast either a balcony, terrace or private garden.

The balconies and terraces offer wonderful views over the Adriatic Sea in the distance, the millenary old olive groves or the surrounding Murge hills. Each La Corte room is provided with: at least one bathroom with double sink, walk in shower and separate bathtub; three telephones including a cordless one; mini-bar, safe deposit box and at least one LCD TV set (32”-42”) with video and music on demand, satellite channels including Italian SkySports and connectivity panel enabling guests to connect personal contents to the TV by cable or bluetooth; cable, Wi-Fi and TV internet connection; TV audio control/speaker in bathrooms.

Borgo Magnifica

Borgo Magnifica rooms measure 55 sqm offering spacious accommodation with two separate living areas. They also boast balconies and roof terraces with tables, chairs and loungers.

Childcare

The children's club is situated in the Borgo and is known locally as Trullalleri. It is a fantastic custom designed space for children embracing the traditional lives of the local Apulians and what typifies this region of Italy. The club caters for children aged eight months - 7 years and is opened daily from 9am - 6pm. The indoor area has been divided into age appropriate areas by the traditional Trulli houses. Each day there is a varied and interesting activity program designed for each age group which makes the most of the facilities and activities available in the resort.

Probably the largest and best play area in Italy is situated in a walled courtyard and features an impressive adventure playground complete with wobbly walkways, spring bridge, slides, nets to climb and a fireman's pole. Other features include giant sized games like noughts and crosses, a mini amphitheater for story-time and plays. For the younger members, there is a grassed play area with a good selection of equipment.

As well as the Trullalleri children's club, there is a club for older children and teens called the Tarantari & Marinai Club. The team primarily look after older children from 8-16 years in a fun and active style. The animation team have a base in the games room which has a table tennis table, air hockey, Wii to name a few. The club is open from 10am - 6pm.

Babysitting is available, but pre-booking is essential.

Babysitting

Available at an additional charge. This is arranged through the children's club manager.

Children 7 months - 3 years

There is an additional charge for this service. Guests can pay by the hour or by the day. Discounts are available for weekly bookings. Pre booking is recommended. The Creche is open from 9- 6pm.

Children 3 - 7 years

The children's club offered on a complimentary basis for this age group however there is a local charge for lunch. The club is open from 9am -6pm daily and pre booking is recommended.

There is also a supervised tea available at an additional charge from 6pm - 8pm for this age group.

Tarantari & Marinai Teen Club

The Marina Club is run by a group of Italian activity specialists (who are also fluent in English) that particularly specialize in sporting activities. It is aimed at children aged 8 years to 12/13 years old.

For Teenagers there is the Tarantari Club, which caters for older children 13 - 16 years. The club organizes a wide ranges of activities, such as climbing and pool games plus has wii, xbox and a great wi-fi network, so they can stay in touch with friends back home.

In the evenings the team is available until 10pm for all age groups (except the young ones) with a fun program of entertainment, including Movie Night and Fun Fair.

Trullalleri Kids Restaurant

The Trullalleri Kids Restaurant offers a Mediterranean and healthy cuisine based on fresh vegetables and simple dishes. Children will experience the traditional balanced Apulian dishes. Open:

From June to August

Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00 (taken in La Frasca or Trattoria La Mia Cucina restaurants) 20 euros

Dinner: 18:00 – 19:30 (Children’s area located near Trattoria Mia Cucina) 25 euros

Trullalleri Kids club staff will be at their disposal during meals.

The Marina Club is run by a group of Italian activity specialists (who are also fluent in English) that particularly specialize in sporting activities. It is aimed at children aged 8 years to 12/13 years old.

For Teenagers there is the Tarantari Club, which caters for older children 13 - 16 years. The club organizes a wide ranges of activities, such as climbing and pool games plus has wii, xbox and a great wi-fi network, so they can stay in touch with friends back home.

In the evenings the team is available until 10pm for all age groups (except the young ones) with a fun program of entertainment, including Movie Night and Fun Fair.

Available at an additional charge. This is arranged through the children's club manager.

The children's club offered on a complimentary basis for this age group however there is a local charge for lunch. The club is open from 9am -6pm daily and pre booking is recommended.

There is also a supervised tea available at an additional charge from 6pm - 8pm for this age group.

There is an additional charge for this service. Guests can pay by the hour or by the day. Discounts are available for weekly bookings. Pre booking is recommended. The Creche is open from 9- 6pm.

The Trullalleri Kids Restaurant offers a Mediterranean and healthy cuisine based on fresh vegetables and simple dishes. Children will experience the traditional balanced Apulian dishes. Open:

From June to August

Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00 (taken in La Frasca or Trattoria La Mia Cucina restaurants) 20 euros

Dinner: 18:00 – 19:30 (Children’s area located near Trattoria Mia Cucina) 25 euros

Trullalleri Kids club staff will be at their disposal during meals.

Facilities

Borgo Egnazia has exceptional dining options fusing innovative flavors with authentic regional flare. Dine al fresco amid brilliant sunshine and sweeping views of the Adriatic sea. Due Camini is a particular highlight with its traditional vaulted ceilings and intimate fireplaces. There are also a number of bars to choose from especially in peak season, many of which have a snack menu.

Due Camini

Due Camini is the main a la carte restaurant open all year round (with along with Porticato for pool bar and snacks) in a very refined and elegant atmosphere. It is situated at the main hotel by the pool. Here the resident chef creates his own sophisticated re-interpretation of typical Apulian dishes.

Open:

Breakfast 07.00 - 10.30

Lunch 12.30 – 14.30 (à la carte service or buffet upon guests occupancy)

Dinner 19.30 – 22.30

La Frasca Restaurant

Situated in the Borgo, this informal restaurant offers simple food often served buffet style, spiced-up by live cooking stations and outdoor barbecue. One of the porticato areas is dedicated to children where they can eat and play, supervised by the Trullalleri (children's club) staff.

Open:

01st May - 01st June

Apulian Dinner or pizza (Friday and Saturday) 19.30- 22.30

02nd June-15 September

Buffet Breakfast 07.00-10.30

Buffet Dinner 19.30-22.30

From 16th September

Apulian Dinner or pizza (Friday and Saturday) 19.30- 22.30

Trattoria Mia Cucina

Mia Cucina is the kitchen of La Frasca Restaurant, where guests can learn how to cook and discover our recipes and cooking secrets. In summer evenings guests can enjoy home-made traditional, local dishes prepared by our “Massaie”, plus pizzas and other oven baked products. Open:

June (Friday and Saturday only)

Apulian Dinner or pizza 19.30- 22.30

July and August:

Apulian Dinner or pizza 19.30- 22.30

Cala Masciola

Cala Masciola is situated at the beach closest to the hotel for relaxed dining by the sea. There is a selection of light meals including sandwiches and salads as well as main courses with a particular emphasis on local fresh fish. Also, from June to September there will also be a daily barbecue. Open seasonally May to October 0930 - 1830.

Bars

Bar Portico situated in the main hotel by the pool

May-14 September opening times 12.00-01.00

From 15th September opening times 10.00-01.00

Bar Capanno

May-September opening times 09.00-19.00

Bar L'Angoletto

May-September opening times 09.00-19.00

July and August 09.00-19.00

Caffe della Piazzetta

July and August opening times 09.30-11.00

Activities

Stretched between Borgo Egnazia and the Adriatic sea lies the San Domenico 18 hole, par 72, championship golf course with stunning sea views at every tee. The local fishing village of Savelletri is within walking distance. The hotel provides 2 tennis courts, a games room with billiards, table tennis, table football, air hockey and board games, 4 outdoor pools, football pitch, an 18 hole championship golf course, cookery school, a small sandy beach with beach snack bar (10 minutes shuttle) and a tranquil, relaxing Spa.

Location & Directions

Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia is located in the beautiful and unspoiled region of Puglia in Southern Italy. It is five minutes from the local fishing village of Savelletri and is an ideal base from which to explore the entire Puglian region - from Lecce's unique baroque architecture to the UNESCO World heritage town of Alberobello, famous for the traditional trulli's.

When to go

The climate in Puglia is generally warm sunny and dry in April/May and again in October with the risk of the odd shower of rain. Sometimes it can be cool in the evenings. By June the weather settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can get a bit humid. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.

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