Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia Villa Bella

Price per night from$4,630.53

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If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR4,267.27), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Land of taupe and glory


A piece of private Pool-ia





Borgo Egnazia is no ordinary borgo, or ‘village’. The entire resort has been built from scratch using time-worn tufo limestone, giving each structure a healthy combination of old-world charm and modern design knowhow. Inside, three-bedroom Villa Bella, decor is a masterclass in neutral tones and natural textures, with ivory-hued ceramics and mink-grey fabrics dressing the whitewashed stone features. The private pool is just a few steps across the sun-soaked patio, but the hotel’s 40-acre grounds have a host of head-turning alternatives, including four large pools, two beaches, a spa and a sea-sprayed golf course.

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First Glance

  • There are three levels – two above ground with most of the living and sleeping spaces, as well as a cave-like living area and bedroom in the basement below.
  • The centrepiece of the kitchen is the family table, and there’s also everything you need to cook like a pro.
  • The separate dining room has a whitewashed wooden table and chairs set between ceramic vases and a feature stone fireplace.
  • The ground-floor living area is light-filled and elegantly furnished; classical armchairs and chaises-longues sit alongside glasswork and rustic ornaments. The lower level is as snug as can be, with sink-into sofas in front of the stone-set home theatre system.
  • There’s a family bathroom on the ground floor, as well as an ensuite bathroom with each bedroom.

Villa highlights

  • Family-focused wonderland
  • Private pool and garden
  • Beachside seclusion

Sleeping arrangements

  • Two of the bedrooms are on the first floor, with the third on the lower ground floor.
  • The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and king-size, four-poster bed draped with a canopy. The ensuite bathroom boasts a double sink and double shower, as well as a roomy bath tub.
  • The other upstairs bedroom can be made up as a double or a twin. It has a walk-in wardrobe, and a bathroom with a tub.
  • You can set the third bedroom up as a double or a twin, and it comes with an adjoining shower room.

Key kit

  • Home theatre system with TV and DVD player.
  • Two additional TVs.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Sound system with dock.
  • Three bicycles (two for adults and one for a child).
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Safe.
  • Housekeeping twice a day.
  • Laundry service on request (from November to March a supplement applies).
  • Free bottled water.
  • L'Amande bath products.


  • Each Villa Bella has a large private garden and patio with snooze-on-me sunloungers and an L-shaped pool.
  • The pool is five metres long and has a stepped entrance.
  • Borgo Egnazia has four main pools for all guests: three outdoors including one for families, and one indoor.


  • Borgo Egnazia's vast estate has two beaches, two beach clubs, a spa, yoga studio and hair salon.
  • There's free parking on-site for guests.


  • Borgo Egnazia is in the region of Puglia, on southern Italy’s east coast. In terms of the boot shape of Italy, we’re talking Achilles tendon territory.
  • It’s 53 kilometres from Brindisi airport to Borgo Egnazia; hotel transfers cost €130 for a car (up to three passengers), or €150 for a minivan (up to eight passengers). Alternatively, fly into Bari, which is 60 kilometres away from the hotel.
  • If you’re driving, take the SS16 from Bari or Brindisi. Come off at Savelletri/Stazione di Fasano and follow the yellow signs for Borgo Egnazia and San Domenico golf course.
  • The nearest train station is Fasano, which is five kilometres away. Regular regional trains go to Monopoli, Lecce and Bari; check Trenitalia for details and tickets.
  • Hop on your bikes and explore the hotel by pedal-power, or hire a car to hit up the hilltop villages dotted around this corner of Puglia (the picks of the bunch are Ostuni, Martina Franca and Alberobello).

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Price per night from $4,630.53