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Borgo Egnazia Hotelitaly

Monday December 17
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About The Hotel

Borgo Egnazia is southern Italy’s newest luxury Spa and Golf retreat. Embracing local traditional culture, the resort blends seamlessly into the Mediterranean coastline and offers a memorable, relaxing break for families. The architecture of the twenty hectare village or ‘Borgo’ is authentic to the region, with the traditionally constructed accommodation nestled away amongst the olive groves.

The kid’s club features its own swimming pool as well as a playground, cookery classes, horse riding and a grass court tennis academy. Children between 3 and 12 years old can enjoy the kids club free of charge, and there are facilities for children between 8 months and 3 years for a supplement. There are fantastic opportunities for teenagers such as tennis or golf lessons and a beach club that offers the chance to take part in a range of thrilling water sports. The less adventurous teens can make the most of the up to date games consoles complete with the latest games.

There are a series of memorable dining experiences to enjoy at the Borgo’s restaurants but you can also request a meal of choice at any time from the 24 hour in-house chef. We all know how passionate the Italians are about their food and the Borgo is no exception. The Executive Chef and his team at ‘Due Camini’ have used the finest home grown ingredients to create an a la carte menu of authentic Mediterranean dishes that will please even the most experienced pizza and pasta critic. ‘La Frasca’ is a more relaxed restaurant with an elegant Apulian atmosphere while ‘Trattoria Mia Cucina’ offers homely rustic dishes in a friendly environment. There is also a pizzeria and a number of bars serving drinks and snack so you won’t ever go hungry for long!

The Kids can eat at their very own restaurant ‘Trullalleri’, which has a carefully created kid friendly menu served in a uniquely dynamic Italian style.

The broad range of suites and villas means that there is accommodation perfect for your family somewhere in the village! The rooms are furnished in a homely yet modern style and there is plenty of open space that creates and airy, relaxing atmosphere. The cream walls are interrupted by flashes of warm reds and oranges forming a welcoming environment. Each building has been made using traditional techniques and local material allowing the whole Borgo to sit seamlessly alongside the existing coastal villages.

The 18-hole championship San Domenico golf course adjoins the resort where any keen golfer can perfect their swing. More culinary adventurous guests can take advantage of the opportunity to immerse themselves in local cuisine and learn traditional cooking techniques at the resorts signature kitchen. There are 3 large outdoor swimming pools to laze beside and a luxurious heated indoor pool. Enjoy a drink at one of the resorts two elegantly furnished bars or the two conveniently positioned pool bars.

The new Egnathia Spa facilities promise to be among the finest in Europe and include a modern interpretation of the ancient roman bath experience along with a full array of other beauty and body treatments. Every treatment is crafted to the individual needs of the guest. There is also a fully-equipped Fitness Centre and Wellness Studio.

Read more in our blog about Borgo Egnazia >


Family Facts

Cots available on request

Babysitting after 1800 from €15 ,min of 2 hours, payable on site. Pre booking is recommended.

The creche is €15 per hour - it is €45 for a hlaf day (lunch inc - 4 hrs) or €90 for a full day (lunch incl - 8 hrs) For toddlers or babies between 8 months and 3 years old. It is open between open daily from 0900-1800

The kids club is complimentary for 3-12 year olds and is open daily from 0900-1800

Pushchair friendly

1 hour drive from Bari airport & 50 minutes from Brindisi airport

The nearest Medical facilities are in Fassano 10 mins away

The kids club has its own heated pool

All baby facilities are available on request

Baby seats available on request

The Teen club cater for older children 13 - 16 years. The club organises a wide ranges of activities from tennis to golf lessons with a range of water sports.


  • GD 29 May 2013 "I kept wanting a good chunk of time to respond in detail, but that doesn't seem to be happening!
    So just a quick note to say thank you for suggesting Borgo Egnazia, we loved it and plan to return next year."

  • DD 05 August 2012 "Normally my feedback is in the form of an incredibly long phone call – but this time I will be more succinct!

    First of all the overall impression –
    Borgo Egnazia is one of the best holidays we have had in Europe. The accommodation is excellent, the service was really good and overall it is definitely somewhere we will go back to – and have told them so. They know how to charge but that is ok as long as they get everything right!

    There were a few problems – in order of how negative – the most pressing are at the top of the list!!

    They advertised the villa – and charged it as fully air conditioned. Please point out to future clients that this is NOT strictly true and it was a big problem. The two upper floors including the main and second bedrooms and ensuites and the main living room floor with the kitchen, and lounge diner ARE air conditioned. The Basement however is not at all. This is a huge problem in the summer when it gets very hot down and stuffy down there. We asked them for a fan, but they were unable to provide anything which really made a difference. This meant that though A’s friend managed to sleep in the twin downstairs bedroom, A spent most of the two weeks sleeping on the couch in the lounge. This is simply not acceptable at those prices – and also because of course they advertise it as fully air conditioned. You really do have to make an enormous fuss about this as the basement should also be air conditioned with heat reaching 35 degrees. They have to ensure that these rooms have air conditioning as soon as possible. This is a no brainer.

    Check out – this was a matter of great annoyance. We had asked for late check out at the time of our initial booking, through your good selves. About four days before departure I went to reception to make absolutely sure this had been arranged as normal check out is 11 am. Our flight was not until 9pm and we knew we did not have to leave the resort until 6 – 6-30 pm. They said they didn’t think it was a problem and they knew we had requested it and would let us know. I went again on the Saturday to reception and they checked the system and said it was no problem – we could stay until we were due to leave the resort. Then on the Sunday I met Tomaso the duty manager, who said they had arranged for us to have a day room in the hotel ‘at no extra charge but would have to check out of the villa – and who had said we could stay there?’ I have to confess I was pretty unimpressed. Anyway I think they got the message because they told us later that we could stay in the villa till 5pm – which was fine. It did spoil the last day of the holiday though! You need to have words about this. It is very unprofessional of them and it should not be a major deal for guests in the imperial garden villas to request late check out!!!!!

    Arrival – we were initially greeted charmingly by Tomaso who thoughtfully took us straight to the villa as it was ten o’clock and then straight to the restaurant where dinner had been organised for us all. HOWEVER – there was no formal ‘introduction’ to the resort or the facilities – we were left to find our own way round. Whenever we have been to five star resorts, we were given a cool towel and a cold drink – sat down and given a ten minute overview of where to find what we needed. This time there was no such assistance. We half expected a visit the following day to orientate us – but it never happened. This is a definite oversight as we saw other guests being shown around.

    Little things – the kitchen was understocked. The fridge was a glorified minibar – which is fine – but there is nowhere on the resort to buy a loaf of bread, some butter, some fresh milk etc – they provide a toaster a coffee machine with coffee pods and kettle – and a washing machine and dishwasher. There were dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid – but no tea towels, no washing machine detergent or conditioner – no instructions on how to use the machines (I worked it out). These are small things but it shows a lack of attention to detail.
    Finally – no dressing table in the bedrooms or make up mirror with a proper light anywhere! Big oversight!!!! We had the same problem at the Royal Mirage in Dubai

    BUT – HUGE HUGE pat on the back to the wonderful Marcella on reception. She should be promoted! Wonderful helpful girl – Italian dad, English mum – brought up in Leeds and moved to Puglia ten years ago. My advice to you - ask for her by name and deal with her specifically – she is an absolute gem. Fluent English - (because she is) and fluent in Italian – because she is. Just brilliant. Worth going back just for her. If not Marcella – then deal with Francesca. Another absolute sweetheart also on reception. Can't praise her highly enough. Lovely sense of humour and incredibly helpful.

    The food in the main restaurant and in the buffet and pizza place was very good indeed. The service was very good. Faith’s friend Ann had a nut allergy and we had no problem: our lovely waiter pointed out which dishes she needed to avoid. The beach bar food was good in the evening but awful during the day. Their paninis and salads were horrible. My own suggestion is that they need an extra choice in the hotel – perhaps a Japanese themed restaurant or a barbecue or grill bar or something different – but a fourth place to eat otherwise the choice is limited as mia cucina and the buffet are effectively the same restaurant.

    There is very limited evening entertainment and they need to think seriously about this. As a five star resort, we have been used to jazz evenings, high quality live bands, even mime artists and fashion shows. Mainly what we got was either nothing or kids entertainment. They have the ideal venue – the central square – but this appears to be used for children's entertaining rather than anything else. They did have a wine tasting there early one night and a potter but that was the only time we went there.

    Anyway to my mind Borgo Egnazia is a work in progress – it has all the ingredients to be very good indeed and in general we had a lovely holiday– but it isnt quite there yet."

  • Atarra of Tots Too 12 April 2012 Atarra of Tots Too says, "I just returned from a lovely long weekend in Italy where I stayed at the Borgo Egnazia and visited the Masseria Torre Coccaro which are both located in the lush countryside surrounded by olive groves in Puglia but only a short drive away to the beaches. The hotels are approximately 10 min drive from each other, 40 min drive from Brindisi airport and 50 min from Bari airport. British Airways flies from Gatwick to Bari and Ryan Air flies from Stansted to Bari and Brindisi.

    Borgo Egnazia is centrally located and is ideal for exploring from Castel del Monte in Bari, the unusual architecture of Lecce and the charming towns of Ostuni and Alberobello in the Itria Valley. The small fishing of Savelletri is just 8 min by car from both hotels and here you will find a few restaurants which serve mainly fish as well as a local supermarkets.

    The Borgo Egnazia is an understatedly beautiful Puglian resort with white washed stone facades, it is simple, very Italian and rustic and it comprises of the La Corte (Hotel), Borgo Village (Townhouses) and 3 bedroom Villas. La Corte is made up of 63 divine white and beige rooms and suites with a lot of emphasis on stone; Superior and Deluxe Rooms golf/countryside or sea view, Grand Suites (with a bedroom and separate living room) and the glorious Egnaza Suite all having a balcony. Borgo Village is made up of 92 Houses: Borgo, Borgo Deluxe, Borgo Townhouse, Borgo Grand Townhouse and Borgo Two Bedroom Townhouse and finally the stunningly beautiful Villas of which there are 23 all with 3 bedrooms: Grand Garden, the Royal Garden and the Imperial Villa all with their own private pools.

    The Borgo Village is just a 5 min walk from La Corte but the Villas are a little bit further away and an approximate 10 min walk and if you don't fancy walking then the ever so helpful staff will transport you to where you need to go to within the resort in a club car. Located in the Village near to the Townhouses is a large family pool as well as a children’s pool, the kids club and the playground. The Villas are also great for families as they offer privacy, lots of space and full kitchens.

    La Corte offers interconnecting rooms which are good for families but my recommendation is to stay in the Borgo Village as the surroundings are much more child friendly. The Borgos are one bedroom units open plan to a small seating area, some are located on the ground floor with a private patio and some are located on the first floor accessed by steps with a balcony. The Borgo Townhouse and Borgo Grand Townhouse here have their own private patio with furnishings, they are bi-level with one bedroom upstairs and a living room and small open plan kitchen downstairs. The Borgo Two Bedroom Townhouse offers two bedrooms upstairs and the open plan living room/kitchenette downstairs. The kitchenettes aren’t fully equipped but instead it is a 'cooking corner' with a small hob and kettle. Cots, bottles, sterilizers, cots, high chairs can all be provided and its best to request these at the time of booking. One thing worth noting is that the Townhouses offer spacious patios but the bedrooms are rather small (they are comfortable nevertheless).

    The kids club which caters for children from 3 to 12 years is complimentary and is fantastic and there is a crèche here too which is at a charge for little ones from 8 months. The large playground is laid out on soft flooring and it is filled with climbing frames and a whole host of toys. The kids club staff surely know how to keep the children entertained with their swimming games, treasure-hunts, football and a whole host of other exciting activities. To keep the teens busy there is bustling games room for 13 to 17 year olds and they can take part in activities such as beach games, sports and they even have discos in the evenings where they can let their hair down to the music so big children will never be bored here.

    Other facilities at Borgo Egnazia include a Vair Spa, tennis court, four restaurants, a championship San Domenico 18 hole golf course and you can even go horse riding, go karting, sailing and windsurfing nearby. There are two private beaches just a short distance away, Cala Masciola is 10 min away by car or if you are feeling more adventurous you can hire a bicycle and cycle to it and here you will find a restaurant serving tasty fish. La Fonte is slightly closer and only 5 minutes away and this is the beach which is more child friendly as it has much softer and shallow sand as well as toys to keep the little ones entertained, it also has a small bar for light snacks.

    The Village Square has a very lively feel in the high season months and there is lots of space within the whole resort so it doesn’t ever feel full even when it is because there are so many different parts to it.

    There are 3 main restaurants: Due Camini which serves typical Puglian cuisine which in my opinion is practically Michelin star, La Frasca which is their informal restaurant that serves mainly buffet style cuisine with live cooking stations and a Pizzeria which serves the most delicious pizzas. Children's menus are available and the Trullalleri which is the kids restaurant which serves very healthy and very tasty food for your little ones and early dining is available. There are also four delectable bars for those that fancy cocktails and light snacks.

    Borgo Egnazia really is a beautiful resort, I had a wonderful time there, the staff really know how to look after and pamper their guests and it truly is a very stylish but extremely luxurious resort."

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