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The Relais San Maurizio has origins dating back to the year 1619 as a Cistercian monastery. It has since been transformed to a Relais & Chateaux hotel while still maintaining its original historic charm. Its remote location is found in the Langhe hills of the Piedmontese countryside, surrounding by acres of vineyards. The 36 rooms and suites are completed with elegant traditional characteristics, refined details, all modern comforts and embroidered rugs which decorate the wooden flooring. There are six other rooms located in the San Luigi building, next to the main building. At the Relais San Maurizio choose to experience nature walks, wine and cheese making, cooking classes or even a selection of treatments at the large spa.

Please note that there is a local city tax that will need to be paid directly to your hotel for any stay in the Langhe area. This tax is subject to change but is usually around 2 euros per person, per night and will need to be paid on your departure.

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Rooms

The 36 rooms and suites of the Relais San Maurizio are spread throughout the hotel, with six other suites located in the San Luigi building next door. The rooms are classic and elegant in style. The rooms offer painted ceilings and parquet flooring covered with embroidered rugs. Due to the nature of the property each room is different from each other in terms of size and style.

Location

The Relais San Maurizio is positioned in the heart of the Langhe hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The territory around the hotel is full of vineyards where grapes are harvested and fermented into world renowned wine. The property is located near to the village of Santo Stefano Belbo and a short drive from the medieval village of Neive.

Food and Drink

The Truffle Bistrot is open for lunch and dinner. Here you can enjoytraditional cuisine prepared with local produce. There is both indoor and outdoor seating and there areviews of the cloister, flower garden and the Langhe hillside area.

For a more refined dining experience, there is the Michelin starred Guido Da Costigliole, where you can enjoy food based around the Slow Food movement, using local produce and raw materials picked by their farmers. During warmer months, you may choose to enjoy the cuisine on the Monterosa terrace, which overlooks the kitchen and the Langhe countryside.

The Truffle Café Wine & Cocktail Bar has a refined list of wines sold by the glass with over 40 labels of wine including sparkling, whites and red all produced in the Langhe region. They also serve a selection of teas and cakes.

Facilities and Activities

At the Relais San Maurizio you’ll find a heated outdoor swimming pool, which has panoramic views of the vineyards surrounding it. There is a large garden area that surrounds the pool offering plenty of space to relax and unwind.

The hotel has a large spa and offer a range of treatments including a speciality wine therapy room with wine based treatments as well as a large indoor pool area.

If you’d like to enjoy a leisure walk around the vineyards, the hotel can help organize a few different panoramic trails of 8, 10 or 12 kilometres (5, 6 or 7 miles) long. As part of the experience, you can also arrange lunches or wine tastings while you take in the scenery.

Our opinion

This charming hotel is one of our preferred hotel choices in the region of Piedmont for its stunning location, views and range of facilities.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.