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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Reed

What's it like to have an entire wine resort to yourself? Hotel review: Borgo Condé Wine Resort

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

I recently had the pleasure of visiting and reviewing Borgo Condé Wine Resort in Italy for The Hotel Guru with one of the best friends and it was blissful.

As someone who is always busy, busy, busy looking after my two young kids or working, it was so glorious to take time out (just two days, but it was enough), slow down and soak up such beautiful surroundings and the most delicious organic wine.

What was slightly odd was how quiet the resort was. It felt like we had it to ourselves most of the time. When I questioned the staff about where all the guests were, I was told it's because many of them use the resort as a base to explore the surrounding area.

The truth is that the resort deserves to be a destination in its own right and it's very easy not to leave for a few days at least. Plus, it could be so much more. The resort is lacking a buzzy lounge/bar area to relax when the sun sets… and there could be even more activities for guests to enjoy, such as a blissful outdoor yoga class to soak up those views.

Anyway, here's my review...

Set in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, an hour’s drive from Bologna, Borgo Condé boasts a gorgeous setting on a hill amongst the vines and olive trees, offering sublime views. When we arrived, it honestly took my breath away a little. It was picture-perfect.

The resort caters especially well to couples or small groups of friends looking to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. The accommodation features comfortable beds and crisp white sheets, quaint blue window shutters and traditional furnishings. There are also a number of beautiful villas dotted around the resort - some with private pools - that are fabulous for groups and those looking for more privacy.

The chic, modern spa is one of the resort’s highlights, with a serene heated indoor and outdoor pool overlooking the splendid vines. There’s a sauna and steam room too, as well as an array of treatment options.

The organic wine - grown and bottled onsite - is superb quality and guests can enjoy a guided winery tour of the vines and wine cellars, including tastings.

The resort has three restaurants, including the year-round Osteria which is excellent. The service is efficient, and you can soak up the surrounding countryside while tucking into mouth-watering local cuisine, including homemade pasta and the finest olive oil made from the resort’s olive trees.

Other activities available to guests include cooking classes, horse riding and cycling, as well as numerous excursions. Not that I did any of that.

If you too are in need to some time-out to properly relax and not do a lot, Borgo Condé Wine Resort is a wonderful option. I'd not seen the friend that joined me since pre-pandemic and we only stopped talking to sip our wine. It was heaven.

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