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Located on top of a hill in Monforte D’Alba, the 18th-century Villa Beccaris offers views of the Alps, the Barolo hills and undulating vineyard landscapes from most of its guest rooms. Mature trees and gardens offer shady nooks and the terracotta-tiled roofs and ochre walls are classically Italian.

Inside, the ground floor resembles that of a notable historic family with a relaxing lounge, bar and enoteca on the ground level. Upstairs, the 23 rooms are all individually styled in a traditional fashion with antique furniture, bright rugs and frescoed ceilings but also fitted with air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and modern bathrooms.

The highlight of the property is the wrought-iron breakfast room with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Piedmontese countryside. During summer months, breakfast is served in the outdoor seating area. The hotel does not have a restaurant but there are several dining options available within a five-minute walk.

There’s an outdoor swimming pool in the garden with an ancient cedar tree at its edge, parkland to explore, and options for longer walks into the heart of the Barolo and Barbaresco wine regions.

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Rooms

The 23 rooms at Villa Beccaris are intimate and refined and resemble the home of a wealthy family friend rather than a hotel. All are traditional in style and have frescoed ceilings, antique furniture, parquet or tiled floors and classically-styled bathrooms. Each one is individually decorated and many have views of the private parkland, the outdoor pool or the solarium terraces. All rooms are equipped with complimentary internet connection, air conditioning and minibar.

Location

Villa Beccaris sits on a hilltop offering panoramic views of the surrounding Piedmontese countryside and the Alps. The hotel is located just outside the historic town of Monforte D’Alba where you’ll find a selection of restaurants and bars. The well-known Barolo and Barbaresco wine regions are also situated within easy walking distance of Monforte D’Alba.

Food and Drink

A buffet breakfast is served at the Limonaia, a wrought-iron garden room with large windows overlooking the Langhe hills. It includes a selection of hot and cold, sweet and savoury dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. Guests can enjoy breakfast, aperitifs, light lunches or afternoon snacks on the outdoor terrace during warmer months, while the Bar Enoteca serves snacks, soft drinks, cocktails and a variety of local Piedmont wines from the hotel’s private cellar.

Facilities and Activities

A massive cedar tree is the focal point of the garden in Villa Beccaris which also has a large outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers on the terrace. Stationary bikes are provided for guests and staff can make suggestions for local walks starting from the hotel.

Our opinion

A wonderful option in the Piedmont countryside, Villa Beccaris is a charming and friendly property. We found the breakfast room with views over the Piedmont countryside to be a highlight of this hotel.

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