Relais San Maurizio

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Relais San Maurizio lies in a unique and enchanting place on the site of an ancient XVII century monastery. The story begins in 1619, when a group of Cistercian monks decided to build a monastery along the illustrious Salt Road. Fast forward to 2002 when the antique monastery underwent an extensive four year renovation project to become Piedmont's first five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel, and a symbol of luxury hospitality in the heart of wine country.

An exclusive stay housing only 36 rooms and suites, each featuring their own characteristic charm, the accommodations are largely drawn from the ancient cells of monks and modernized to offer maximum comfort, mixing original details, classic lines and refined technology. In-room amenities include complimentary WiFi Internet, flat-screen TV, minibar, and in-room safe.

Three distinct gastronomic experiences await guests at the hotel's Truffle Cafe, Truffle Bistrot, and Michelin-starred Guido da Costigliole. The Truffle Bistrot features ancient frescoed halls and a view of the monastery’s cloister and flower garden while serving casual lunch fare in a relaxed environment. The Truffle Cafè Wine & Cocktail Bar has one of the most extensive menus of wine sold by the glass: more than 40 labels that include sparkling wines, whites, and reds, the pride of the Langhe production, in addition to handcrafted cocktails. The acclaimed Guido da Costigliole, located in the ancient brick cellars of the monastery, has been a fine dining destination since the fifties. Restaurant founders Guido and Lidia Alciati are credited with inventing one of the first fine dining restaurants to adhere to the "Slow Food" concept.

For visitors looking for the ultimate in pampering, a visit to the property's world class Wellness and Medical Spa is a must. Thalassotherapy, wine therapy, anti-ageing treatments, a day spa, and an indoor pool located in the unique setting of salt caves, are just some of the exclusive wellness experiences that can be enjoyed by guests.