If you earlier have driven around in Italy and set the GPS to a destination, you will often end up on smaller gravel roads, paths, one-way streets (opposite the driving direction), and we have to admit, that that also happened to us. When that has been said, you arrive to a small hotel, where all the employees try to give the visitors a good experience. No matter if it is the small goodie bag with slippers, shampoo, lotions, etc. in the room, the welcome drink of your choice (cool white wine is suitable in 25 degrees) on the roofed terrace, the attempt to find a suitable place to eat in the evening or the preparation of the room (lit room, tomorrow's weather on a map and Italian wine gums) when you're returning tired from the dinner in the town; everybody tries to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In the breakfast buffet nothing can be criticised, the only thing missing was bacon, and that was lucky, because the Parma ham is just so much better!
All in all a good experience in fantastic surroundings, which is worth betting on, if you want a romantic adult vacation. Does it sound typical Italian, hardly. Villa Beccaris is a typical Italian hotel, it is in many ways far ahead of the normal hotel experience, you would expect, no matter where you are.
The town of Barolo is probably where generally most things happen, but that probably depends on what you're looking for. We have earlier stayed in La Morra and compared to that, there's considerably more life in Monforte. If you are looking for a shopping centre, you are walking in vain, because there is only a grocery store, which by the way, is closed on a weekday. If you are looking for authentic Italian town life, you are spot on in Monforte, and at the same time it is also possible to get a good culinary experience in and around the town (always look for where the locals eat, or where you get recommended by the locals. They are rarely wrong). If you want a good food experience, then visit Trattoria Della Poste around 3 km. outside of town.
|Hotel Villa Beccaris|
|Clean and tidy|
|The actual accommodation at Hotel Villa Beccaris|
|Double Deluxe Room (incl. breakfast)|
|Facilities on site|
|Swimming pool (can be open in season only)|
|Internet access / Wi-Fi|
|Travel period||July 2016|
|Number of travellers||2 adults|