Relais del Maro Albergo Diffuso, Borgomaro
|Via Ambrogio Guglieri, 1, 00209, Borgomaro, Imperia, Liguria, ITALY.|
Description: Relais del Maro Albergo DiffusoRelais del Maro Albergo Diffuso is located in the charming little village of Borgomaro, in a delightful, unspoiled area of Liguria. Set in three carefully restored buildings, originally built between the 16th and the 19th centuries, this charming boutique property offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in an authentic village atmosphere.
Nestled in the hills of the Maro valley, Borgomaro is an ideal point of departure for exploring this beautiful region of Liguria. Famous for its olive oil, the region is dotted with charming little villages and hilltop towns. La Riviera del Fiori is just a short drive away, and there are many charming seaside towns and beaches within easy reach. Relais del Maro Albergo Diffuso's expert guide can offer a number of spectacular itineraries for exploring the region on foot and by bicycle, and there is also an easy coastal greenway between Santo Stefano and San Remo on the path of the old railway line.
As an "Albergo Diffuso" - a guest house set in a number of buildings - the Relais del Maro has just 14 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites. The rooms are all individually decorated, featuring a combination of charming period touches - exposed-beam ceilings, noble wood floors and antique furnishing, with all modern amenities. Reception, the dining room for breakfast ant the shady garden with a large swimming pool are all in the Casa Madre, along with five rooms, while the rest of the rooms are located in the nearby Casa nel Borgo and Casa del Fienile, restored from an ancient barn.
Type of rooms: Relais del Maro Albergo DiffusoDouble/Twin Room:
These spacious rooms are located in three different buildings and feature elegant country-style décor, wood flooring and have a similar style of furniture. One of the rooms is equipped with a kitchenette. Room sizes between 16 and 27sq m. The rooms are situated in the three different building: Casa Madre, Casa nel Borgo and Casa nel Fienile, which are a maximum of 130 m from each other.
The triple rooms have an area of 25 sq m and are individually decorated and furnished. They have beds with comfortable, anatomical mattresses made from natural materials, a comfortable sofa-bed for one or two people, polished wood floor and a ceiling with exposed beams. The rooms are situated in the three different building: Casa Madre, Casa nel Borgo and Casa nel Fienile, which are a maximum of 130 m from each other.
The quadruple rooms have an area of between 26 and 27 sq m. They have elegant country-style décor with parquet floors. Set on two levels, on the ground floor is the living area with a sofa-bed for two people, small table and a fully-equipped kitchen area. On the upper level, there are two beds with comfortable, anatomical mattresses made from natural materials and bedside tables.
The Relais suite measures 41 sq m, and is very popular for weekend visits. Room 7 has three arched windows, offering a fantastic view over the rooftops of Borgomaro. A large sofa-bed, a restored wardrobe, small tables and chairs complete the furnishings. Room 6 is next door, and enjoys a romantic view over the rooftops and the garden with swimming pool. Both rooms feature noble wood floors and exposed-beam ceilings. The bathrooms feature separate showers and a jacuzzi.
All rooms and suites feature: garden, street or village views, 26 inch flat-screen satellite TVs, free Wi-Fi, individually adjustable air-conditioning and heating, laptop-size safe, mini-bar and complimentary toiletries.
Maximum occupancy of each room: Double rooms: 2 people + 1 baby until 4years in baby cot. Triple rooms: 3 people. Quadruple rooms: 4 people. Suite: 4 people.
Type of beds: king size, queen size and single beds. Most double beds are 180cm x 200cm; one double room (room 11) has a canopy with queen size bed of 130cmx190cm and another double room has a double bed of 150cmx200cm.
Twin Beds: All the rooms except for these two have the possibility to divide the double bed in two separate beds.
Extra beds: In some of the rooms they can add a camping bed; in almost all the rooms they can add a baby cot
Additional information: Relais del Maro Albergo Diffuso
Outdoor dining: only breakfast and lunch
No 24hr reception: from 08.00 to 21.30
Small pets are allowed on request.
Private parking is available on site. Reservation is necessary and charges apply.
Transfer services available on prior notice.
The Relais is an Albergo Diffuso and its rooms are distributed throughout three buildings:
The Casa Madre or main house: The main building is located along the main road through the village: here guests can find the reception and the breakfast room, as well as a terrace, swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and the garden. It has 7 rooms, including 1 suite and 2 rooms equipped with a kitchenette.
The Casa nel Borgo: From reception, cross the bridge, go up the pedestrian street and turn left; it?s about 90 metres total by foot. The actual street address is Via Paolo Merano No. 69. has 6 bedrooms all facing a typical ligurian carrugio, as well as a living room on the third floor.
Stairs: Rooms 11 and 12 are sixteen steps up; there are another fifteen steps up to Rooms 3, 4, 5, and 6
The Casa del Fienile: Going up another 40 metres, you reach the third building in the Albergo Diffuso: the Casa del Fienile (Barn). It is definitely the property with the most history and dates back to the 14th century when they worked with hemp to make rope and other products. It houses 2 rooms, perhaps the ones which are truest to the Borgo?s soul.
These two rooms (Small Doubles) are a bit cheaper than the other rooms: this is because the rooms are a bit smaller and there is a staircase to do to reach them. Please note that these two rooms have only two small windows facing an internal pedestrian area of the village (no view).
Number of rooms: 14
Official category: 3 stars / Bed and Breakfast.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2012.
Period of closure: after the first weekend of November until 4 days before Easter.
Languages spoken: Italian, English, French, German.Smoking policy: No smoking in all buildings.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro.
How to get here: Genova-Ventimiglia Motorway - Imperia Est Exit - When on the main road, turn to the right in the direction of Turin and continue straight on. After 3 tunnels and a little before the fourth, turn to the right (when the first sign for Borgomaro appears), drive over the tunnel and follow the signs for Borgomaro. At the entrance to the village, you will see a bridge and a church to the left, and a pink building to your right: this is your Relais del Maro. From the motorway exit, it is a distance of 15 km.
Coordinates: decimal (google): 43.975575, 7.946036
degrees, minutes, seconds: N43 58 32 E7 56 45 GPS: N 43 58.534 E 7 56.762 UTM: 32N X: 415465 Y: 4869700
GPS Coordinates: 43° 58' 32.34'' N 7° 56' 45.23'' E
Nearest airport: Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, 109km - Genoa, 122km