Wondering where to stay on your next trip to the Langhe? Wonder no more. We’ve got you covered. From city hotels to villas among the vines, here is your one-stop guide to the best places to stay!
Bed, Breakfast and Barolo
If you like your accommodation served with a large helping of breakfast, check into one of the area’s many family-owned Bed & Breakfasts where you’re always guaranteed a warm welcome. My personal favourites are Rosso di Sera and Azienda Agricola Stra.
Rosso di Sera is in the countryside outside of Novello. They offer a choice of single, double and triple rooms, plus a couple of apartments, a swimming pool with views towards Monviso and a breakfast that will certainly set you up for the day, if not the whole week.
Azienda Agricola Stra, also just outside of Novello, is a small, family-run winery with beautiful rooms and apartments. They have a wonderful swimming pool and offer their guests wine tastings and tours of the cantina.
The City Option
If the thought of not being within stumbling distance of dozens of restaurants and wine bars is just too much for you to take, you really need to stay in Alba or Bra. They are both beautiful little cities, each with plenty going for them. Of the two, Alba is closer to the villages and wineries of the Barolo and Barbaresco zones so if you’re planning on doing lots of wine tasting, you shoudl definitely stay there. Bra, meanwhile, has better restaurants (in my opinion at least) and feels a bit more ‘local’.
In Alba, you should stay at Voglia di Vino, a small selection of rooms and apartments set above a wine bar/restaurant on a quiet street right in the heart of the city.
In Bra, head for Albergo Cantine Ascheri, a well-designed, modern hotel just outside the centre. The hotel is built on top of the wine cantina of Ascheri (a local wine producer), and they also happen to own one of my favourite Bra restaurants, Murivecchi, which is just a couple of doors down the street.
If you’d rather stay in one of the Barolo villages than the ‘big’ city, the best option is La Morra… it’s got a good selection of wine bars and restaurants, one of the best cantine communale in the Langhe, and it’s well-positioned to get easily to the other Barolo villages. It also has one of the best views of the Langhe!
Corte Gondina is a beautiful boutique hotel with a spa and swimming pool in the centre of the village.
Just a copule of doors down is Fior di Farine, a charming Bed & Breakfast attached to a working flour mill. They even have a small swimming pool on the roof!
A Villa Among the Vines
If you’d rather have a bit more privacy and space, or if you’re travelling in a larger group, why not book yourselves a private villa? You get your own kitchen, plenty of space for relaxing and, if you choose wisely, your own private swimming pool too.
Villa Ribota is just such a place. Fully-renovated just a few years ago, it sleeps 10 people in 5 huge bedrooms and has a pool with views out across the vines.
Go luxury or go home
If you fancy treating yourself, this is the one for you… check into one of the area’s luxury spa hotels, such as the brand new Casa di Langa. Among the hills of the Alta Langa, it offers a pool, spa, restaurant and a whole lot of luxury.
Alternatively, Reva, outside of Monforte d’Alba is a luxurious spa resort with a couple of great restaurants, and which also boasts a 9-hole golf course. What’s more luxurious than that?