Hidden away in the village of Borgomaro, just a couple of miles from Italy's Ligurian coast, Relais del Maro is a unique boutique hotel. A lot of passion and a little bit of madness has gone into the 14 rooms and suites which are spread out amongst beautifully restored little houses. The main building of this 'Albergo Diffuso', is situated on the site of the old butcher's shop, and this rather different boutique hotel concept allows guests the chance to experience authentic village life with the houses and rooms all less than 250m from the main building and reception.
Liguria, in northern Italy, enjoys the best of the sea and the land. This narrow piece of land nestled between the Mediterranean, Alps and Apennines has pristine beaches and larges areas of woodland, olives, vineyards and flowers. The beautiful beaches, especially Balzi Rossi (red rocks) and the Egg Beach are the first things to experience if visiting during the warmer months, the water is crystal clear and warm and many of the beaches are Blue Flag meaning they are super clean! Hiking, bicycling, sightseeing, wine tasting or simple relaxing, anything and everything is possible during your stay at Relais del Maro and all is within easy reach by car.
Breakfast at Relais del Maro is a well thought out affair, a feast of local, organic and seasonal products including biscotti, freshly-made pastries, cured meats, cheeses, salamis and exquisite jams, natural juices and yoghurt. Top this all off with freshly ground Italian coffee and a smile and your day has started on a very good note! Guests can enjoy a leisurely lunch on the terrace and choose from one of the delicious pasta dishes or a salad and panino.
Six of the rooms and the suite at Relais del Maro are in the main building or 'Casa Madre' whilst the other rooms are spread across Casa del Borgo (6 rooms) and the medieval Casa del Fienile (the barn house) which is a little further away but just as intimate and cosy. Expect parquet floors, exposed wooden ceilings, natural mattresses and pretty village views. Room 1 and 2 in Casa Madre have wheelchair access whilst Room 3 is the ideal family choice; it is on two floors with a fully equipped kitchen and living room with sofa bed with the main bedroom upstairs. Rooms 6 and 7 make up a suite which has views across the rooftops, garden and swimming pool. Casa nel Borgo is not suitable for those who find it difficult to go up and down steps; Rooms 11 and 12 are 16 steps up and the other rooms are another 15 steps up with the beautiful living room on the third floor. The rooms in this casa have whitewashed exposed beams and are decorated with soft lighting and gentle colours and wooden floors. Room 11 is perhaps the most romantic with a canopied bed and Room 15 is the largest spread across two floors with a living room and sofa bed and a fully-equipped kitchen making it the perfect family choice. Dating back to the 14th-century Casa del Fienile is full of history and houses just 2 charming rooms decorated in soft greys. All of the rooms at Relais del Maro are air-conditioned and have Satellite TV and minibars. Several rooms sleep up to 4 people.
These two rooms are located in the Casa del Fienile and are reachable only by foot by a staircase. They have a minibar, satellite TV, air conditioning, safe, and a bathroom complete with a corner shower, professional hair dryer, and soap dispensers. The vaulted ceilings and light grey wood flooring complete the welcoming feel of the room that with their 15 and 18 sqm are the smaller rooms of our hotel. These two rooms have only small windows facing an internal path of the village, without any view.
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Rates at Relais del Maro are per room per night including breakfast.
Children until 4 years old: free of charge, Baby Cot: € 5,- per night
Children from 5 to 7 years old in 3rd or 4th bed: € 20,- per child per night
Children from 8 to 10 years old in 3rd or 4th bed: € 30,- per child per night
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