Strada comunale Egnazia
Puglia – Italy
San Domenico Hotels
Date of Creation
5 star – LHW
History & Story
“To provide our guests with an experience that can’t be enjoyed anywhere else and is based on local authenticity, spirit and beauty”: this vision has allowed the Melpignano family to help transform Puglia into one of the most sought-after and beloved destinations across the world, starting in 1996 with Masseria San Domenico, originally the family’s private vacation home. Today, Borgo Egnazia is the biggest property of the San Domenico Hotels group.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Local Adviser : We strongly believe the richness and depth of Puglia can only be effectively presented by Apulian people. Always at your side during your stay at the Borgo, a Local Adviser is a kind of special “local friend” who knows and loves the place and grows an empathic relationship with you, opening closed doors, telling unheard tales, arranging the unexpected, anticipating and fulfilling your wish or curiosity, whether it’s places or exhibits to visit, “off-map” tips, folk traditions and customized experiences.
Discovering Puglia is the beginning of a true experience of love. During the relatively mild fall and winter seasons, a vast choice of produce from the ground, beautiful colours, unique village festivals and ancient traditions is guaranteed, while spring and summer literally make Puglia bloom and burst with events, beach parties and shows.
Key sites/activities in the area
This region is really rich in architectural beauty, from the amazing towns of the Itria Valley (the breath taking “cummerse” houses in Locorotondo or Ostuni, the “White Town”) to the small seafront village of Polignano and Monopoli, and the marvels of the Salento area (the Baroque buildings in Lecce, also known as “the Florence of Southern Italy”, and the measured elegance of Otranto, the easternmost city on the Italian peninsula).
Borgo Egnazia offers a unique type of hospitality, tailormade to every possible need. Our activities will become unforgettable experiences for all of our guests. 2 private beaches: Cala Masciola, which houses BE’s Nautical Center and La Fonte , ideal for families. 3 large outdoor pools and 1 indoor
Borgo Egnazia has a tradition of ensuring good and fun holidays for the whole family. Little guests are welcome into the magical world of Trullalleri Kid’s Club, while teenagers can either attend the Marinai or Tarantari Club. So many experiences and activities wait for your children here: a real farm full with animals to take care of, bike trips, cooking classes, to name just a few.
• Number of suites:59
•Number of Luxury rooms: 184
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: •184
Restaurants & Bars
Due Camini: an evocative and refined gourmet restaurant,
La Frasca: a genuine Apulian “trattoria”, Trattoria Mia Cucina: an “open kitchen”,
Pescheria da Vito: a seafront culinary corner, located at our private beach Cala Masciola, Il Cortile: a pleasant open-air space focusing on “live” cooking and fresh local raw materials.
Da Puccetta: a magic and otherworldly place for our younger guests, Bar del Portico: a perfect lounge adorned with glass jars filled with dried pulses and cinnamon sticks, offering cocktails, such as the home special Ramato, apéritifs, a refined selection of wines and light snacks.
Other pleasant areas for chilled refreshments are available across the property: the open-air Capanno Bar by the main pool, L’Angoletto Bar by the Family Pool area and Caffe della Piazzetta in the grand Piazza.
Recently awarded as World’s Best Wellness Spa at Boutique Hotel Awards, Vair (the Apulian word for “true”) is a 2,000 m2 “spiritual” Spa leveraging a human being’s own resources and inner beauty to promote happiness. Local ancient healing therapies are integrated in Vair’s very unique programs, the very heart and engine of our Spa’s vision, comprising treatments and “life-changing experiences” that have been specifically designed for Vair and are based on all-natural products (fresh and from our region).
Corporate & Celebration Events
The 10 meeting rooms are extremely functional and equipped for all types of events, with highly professional secretarial services and high-speed wireless connection. Capacity: 10 to 300 people 3800 square meters of available space (1200 square meters of indoor space and 2600 square meters of outdoor space) Business center open 24/7 with laptops and secretarial services upon request.
Extra Notable Features
We provide a wide range of opportunities and facilities allowing you to pursue all of your preferred relaxation and sports activities. We feature three large outdoor pools (one of which is heated), one heated indoor pool, four tennis courts, alongside a boutique (Bottega Egnazia), a game room, a cigar room and a reading room. In the warm months, you can also enjoy a dive or a sunbath at our two private beaches: the rocky Cala Masciola, equipped with a Water Sports centre and fresh fish restaurant Pescheria Da Vito, and the sandy La Fonte, ideal for families since it features a nice Kids Area.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards – Winner of Most Life Changing Experience
Boutique Hotel Awards – Winner of Europe’s Best Wellness Spa and World’s Best Wellness Spa
European Hospitality Awards – Winner of Best Hotelier of the Year (Aldo Melpignano)
European Health & Spa Awards – Winner of the category for the Best European Spa Manager
Best of the Best Virtuoso Award Winner – Best Hotel of the Year 2016
Forum Hotel & SPA – Winner of Black Diamond category for the Best Spa Manager
Leading Hotels of the World – First ever “Remarkably Uncommon” Award
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