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Relais del Maro

Italy, Liguria, Alassio

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • an authentic village experience in a charming boutique hotel

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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.


air conditioning
car parking
child friendly
pets allowed
swimming pool
wheelchair access


Address: Via A. Guglieri 1, Borgomaro (IM) Borgomaro, 18021 , Italy

Nearest airport:

Genoa - 1 hour
Nice - 1 hour
Sanremo - 40 minutes
Alazzio - 40 minutes
Imperia - 20 minutes

Airport transfers from Genoa are approximately EUR 200


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.

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  • 1 Double bed
  • 15 m2
Amenities: connecting rooms, crib / cot, extra bed linen available, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, safety deposit box

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.

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Double Standard

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Cancellation policy

  • In case of cancellation or changes of the booking within 7 days from arrival, there will not be any charge.
  • In case of cancellation or changes of the booking within 2 days from arrival, there will be 100% charge of the first night.
  • In case of late cancellation (later than 2 days from arrival) of the booking or no show, there will be 100% charge of the entire stay.

Check-in/check-out policy

Early check-in: no

Late check-out: no

Pets policy

Small pets accepted by prior arrangement.


Room Type Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018
Double Small - - - - - - $90 $90 $156 $156 $204 $204 $156
Double Standard - - - - - - $114 $114 $180 $180 $228 $228 $180
Suite - - - - - - $156 $156 $216 $216 $276 $276 $216

Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from EUR at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in 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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