Set amid gardens at the heart of the hilltop village of Sinio in the Barolo wine region, this charming 14-room hotel is housed within a restored 12th-century castle. Each room is unique. Room 8 — a Junior Suite with a terra-cotta tile floor, a high beamed ceiling and exposed stone walls — has superb views through three large windows. Excellent food is served in a medieval dining room. Typical menus include regional meat dishes, such as Barolo-braised beef cheeks, and Fassone sirloin steak. Amenities include a gym, a sauna and a plunge pool. The hotel provides a detailed miniguide to the region’s attractions. Staff are happy to arrange for tasting tours and truffle hunts. The hotel does not permit children under the age of 10 and is closed from early December to the end of March.
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Lowest Rate: Superior Room, $290; Editor’s Choice: Castle Junior Suite, $340 (two-night minimum stay required).
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