The Albergo dell’Agenzia offers a Slow Food-inspired restaurant, a convenient location, and simple but refined rooms that preserve the building’s royal, neo-Gothic style.
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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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.
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.
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.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
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.
The Castello di Guarene is situated on the hilltop in the town of Guarene, in the Langhe wine region of the Piedmontese countryside. It offers 15 rooms which reflect the charming style of the original castle, built back in the 18th century.
The family owned Grand Hotel Sitea is elegantly furnished from the entrance lobby to the guest rooms. All rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated in a traditional fashion. The hotel is centrally located in the city of Turin, making it a convenient base for exploring the city.
A rural property with an urbane charm, Hotel Vigna Magica is part of a large estate home to a distinguished winery, centuries-old vineyards and a handful of esteemed restaurants. The property is surrounded by vineyards and decorated in a sleek, modern style.
The NH Torino Piazza Carlina offers panoramic views of Turin’s landmarks and rooftops, with 160 modern style rooms designed with hard-wood flooring and neutral furnishings. The interior courtyard offers a space to relax and unwind in the heat of a lively city.
The Relais San Maurizio is a lovely hotel which is located on the hillside of the Langhe region with acres of vineyards surrounding it. The style of the hotel is classic yet elegant and with a touch of traditional characteristics from its 1600s origins.
The Townhouse 70 Hotel in Turin is centrally located in the heart of the city and is a great base for which to explore northern Italy. There are 48 rooms all elegantly finished with modern furnishings.
With just ten rooms, Villa Tiboldi feels more like a home than a hotel. The property is surrounded by vineyards, guests can visit the owners’ winery, and utterly relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Piedmontese countryside.
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.
On this guided tour, you’ll discover the medieval village of Barolo, renowned for the high quality of its wines. There’s time to stroll its cobbled streets, explore the 11th-century castle and museum, and visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.
Turin’s wealth of history is unfurled on this half-day walking tour with a private guide, who’ll help you discover its grandest architecture, explain the story of the Shroud of Turin, and offer a deeper insight into the city and its people.