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Via Ca' Masino 611A, 40024 Varignana, Castel San Pietro Terme Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Location
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Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.4
Value
4.2
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Palazzo di Varignana is nestled in 30 hectares of private park, surrounded by the unique beauty of the Bolognese hills, only 19 km from Bologna. The Resort offers two restaurants, the Pool & Lounge Bar and Restaurant at the pool-side with a fantastic view over Bologna and the Gourmet Restaurant Il Palazzo, inside the historical villa. VarSana SPA, a spacious wellness center that will be soon enriched by a Fusion SPA zone with Hamman and an Asian Onsen (opening Fusion Spa April 2017) . In the summertime the Resort offers a total of 4 outdoor swimming pools and the possibility to practice sports using the Resort’s Wellness Trail or its new Tennis, Paddle and Squash fields. A Congress Center with natural light is connected to a two-level multifunctional events location. To complete this beautiful setting, 90 elegant rooms set in different buildings connected by underground corridors are creating an exclusive resort-village. A landscaped garden part of the important Italian network “Great Italian Gardens” with an exclusive 5-bredroom Villa, Villa Amagioia is directly attached to the Resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wifi
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Swimup bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hammam
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Salon
Solarium
Steam room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
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GroundedKiwi wrote a review Jun 2022
High Wycombe, United Kingdom191 contributions149 helpful votes
Two adults and one nine year old child stayed for on night This is a 5 star facility. The huge investment in the facilities and design is easy to see: - One of the best spas in Italy - Variety of rooms, villas and even farmhouses coming - 5 outdoor pools - with even the coldest just the right temperature - Excellent chefs and menus Sadly, they are clearly struggling with getting staff. The list of service issues was too long to detail, but included: - A staff member not knowing that Cafe Latte is milk and coffee - Warm Chardonnay…and about 2/3 of a glass poured - Most poolside restaurant staff unable to take orders because they did not know the menu - Bell boys who do not know how to collect bags Not good enough for a resort of this quality and price.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Find the spa reception from main reception first
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Response from Simona Lollini, General Manager at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Jun 6, 2022
Dear, thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us. As you might know, the entire hospitality sector is struggling with staff issues and, unfortunaltely, we are no exception. We were lucky enough to find many willing young people who wish to test themselves and whom we are still training. W e are aware that sometimes the service doesn't live up to our clients' highest expecations, but we are confident that soon our new entries will be perfectly trained. We would also like to specify that we are not a 5 star resort, but a 4 star luxury facility, so we have different service standards.
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Gosia wrote a review Apr 2022
Province of Bologna, Italy4 contributions2 helpful votes
Very nice place and reasonable prices for spa and accommodation. Highly recommend it! You can even come for a half a day or 2 hour relax . I have bought also the mud which was wonderful and super natural . 👌👌👌
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Simona Lollini, General Manager at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Apr 21, 2022
Dear gosian092, it is a real pleasure for us to receive your review. We are glad that you had the chance to try and appreciate the products of the new natural cosmetic line of our Varsana Spa, we are very proud of it! Hope to have you back with us soon best regards
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Random Traveler wrote a review Mar 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania83 contributions24 helpful votes
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Situated about 30 mins outside Bologna, the resort sits on a hilltop with an incredible view of the surrounding area. Almost like a campus with wide lawns and a variety of buildings, lots to see and explore. The rooms are top notch (stayed in the Terraces) and very quiet. Perfect for jet lagged naps. Common areas and especially the pools are well kept and gorgeous. Food in the poolside restaurant is top notch. Usually in the States, hotel restaurants are sub par however the food has been unique and outstanding. Try the olive oil! 100% recommend going on a nice walk to take in the countryside, gorgeous vineyards nearby. One of the highlights of our stay. Lastly, the service has been some of the best in my many years of travel. From finding me an electric adaptor, to arranging a taxi to being super diligent with my partners food allergies the staff went above and beyond. Well done and much noticed.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Simona Lollini, General Manager at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Apr 21, 2022
Thank you very much for sharing with us your experience at Palazzo di Varignana. We are very happy that your stay lived up to your expectations! We hope to have you back with us soon! Best regards
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Robby Vreno wrote a review Jan 2022
Toronto, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
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Our stay at the palace was impeccable. Staring from The dinner service on the 31, everything was great from the food to the staff. Chef Francesco Manograsso went above and beyond the call of duty even making us lenticchie (for wealth in the mew year) at the stroke of midnight. The fireworks were beautiful and our waitress, Anna, was a dream. She explained every course throughly & professionally and was never late in replenishing our glass which is always a welcome bonus. We even had the chance to meet the director of the establishment, mr. Morelli, who was incredibly kind, humble and welcoming. The SPA was also stunning. The grounds are impeccably maintained, the staff is kind, knowledgeable and professional and you legit feel your cells regenerating with every hour spent in the place. Highly recommend all around.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gil wrote a review Dec 2021
Bologna, Italy190 contributions65 helpful votes
I went to the SPA a rather unpleasant experience all together: first of all, the water is not thermal but simply tap water with bubbles and tons of chemicals. this made my skin very dry ... the pools are not terribly warm, small and without many attractions, just bubbles and a couple of small falls. the staff at reception write pleasant, although no one explain to me how to use the lockers. then inside the poll we were treated quite badly, only to have left our rope in a bench. the experience overall totally unacceptable considering you pay 50 euros just to get in! never again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: There are many spa and real thermal baths you may choose instead of this one!
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Response from Palazzo di V, General Manager at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Dec 13, 2021
Dear Sir/Madam, we are very sorry to read your review. We looked into it very carefully and we would like to point out just a couple of aspects: - we never said or wrote in any marketing communication that water was thermal - the temperature of our water is always 33/34 degrees, perfectly in line with the normal standards - the access price is 48 euros per person (during the weekends, 38 euros midweek) and we decided not to incerase it even when we opened two new spaces (Grotta dei Calanchi and Cava d'Oro Bianco) - Our spa receptionists generally explain very clearly how to use our lockers and there are also written instructions in the changing rooms - inside the spa there are some rules we kindly ask our guests to comply with and one of these is to leave the benches at disposal of other guests when you are not using them Anyway, we want to assure you that we always take into the highest consideration every feedback we receive, in particular the bad ones, because we think it can be a leverage to constantly improve our services. Best regards
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Cliftontr wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Used to be excellent - now clearly trying to maximise the profit at the expense of guest enjoyment. Our rooms were only half cleaned leaving the previous day’s room service lying around, the “complimentary water” wasn’t replaced and when we asked for it they attempted to charge EUR20 for two new bottles. One of the main reasons for attending used to be the spa, now we have two small kids we booked the only slot available on Sunday morning only to be told by the lifeguard you can’t actually use the spa with kids and have to go to the youth club pool on the roof. Maybe still ok for a couples weekend if you don’t mind your room not being cleaned but families should avoid. Must have been a bad year for selling personal data at CRIF the owners - shame they’ve let the place go
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid family visits. Ask which part of the spa they’ll actually let you into.
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LemanicSailor wrote a review Nov 2021
Geneva, Switzerland274 contributions159 helpful votes
Awesome service !! . Let me explain: Victim of a back pain prior to my arrival, I would have loved to stay in bed till my departure at 2 pm the day after. As the hotel was fully occupied and as the Covid protocol needs more room cleaning time, they offered me a bed at the spa location for 2 hours. It was so helpful: I got ice, creme to deal with the pain, next to tea and cookies. So nice and so kind. Even helping me to put my shoes ! Same level of attention than in hospitals. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Mj wrote a review Sep 2021
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We stayed in the resort for 4 days and had a great, relaxing time. Very good service in the spa as well as in restaurants and lounge. The staff is friendly and helpful. Landscape and the area are breathtaking - you have planty of space to go for a walk or even a run. They also offer foods and drinks made at their resort for example variety of olive oils, fruits, wine, jam etc that I really recommend trying. Except for the more "busy" swimmingpools, there were also few more private and quiet ones spaced around the place. Overall we were happy about our stay. Very pleasant time
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from PalazzodiV, Direttore generale at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Sep 23, 2021
Dear Mj thank you very much for your kind review Palazzo di Varignana offers 30 hectars of private park and over 300 hectars of olive groves and vineyard Easy to lose yourself in this beauty! Thank you very much for your words on our friendly staff. It's one of our biggest pride Palazzo di Varignana
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EUROPEEXPERT wrote a review Jan 2021
Orlando, Florida305 contributions83 helpful votes
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Really deserves its 5 stars luxury designation! Visited during December with the Covid protocols in place. Pros: The staff is excellent and friendly. The room was very clean and modern along with nice amenities. The Private Spa Fusion is worth the price for a couple to experience The dinner at the La Marzoline was excellent along with the service. Unfortunately, the pool areas were closed, but they looked really great as I think there are like 7 pools. If I had a con, it would only be that some signage could be improved. Anyway, this place is a hidden jewel as it is only 30 minutes from the Bologna area. We can't wait to back!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Looks like most of the rooms face in one direction, so I don't believe it matters too much.
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Nadia wrote a review Oct 2020
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions15 helpful votes
We came here spontaneously for a long weekend after homeoffice was starting to get to us and we didn‘t want to fly anywhere due to Covid. If you are looking for quality time with your SO far away from people and don‘t wanna expose yourselves to any unnecessary Covid risks, this place is a good option. The complex is huge and offers a large spa, sports area, gym and two heated outdoor pools (in fall). Given that there were not too many people staying at the resort (except for visitors to the spa and brunch on sunday, which we skipped) and everything was very clean, we felt more comfortable here than in a small boutique hotel, which would have been our first choice if not for Covid. The pros: - very clean - large complex - comfy beds with a selection of pillows - spacious room - polite staff The cons: - Not the best sleep quality... and to make matters worse, on the last day of our stay, Godzilla and his family moved into the room above us. We had booked the noise canceling and slightly more expensive ‚deluxe prestige double‘ room but these rooms seem to be directly under the ‚deluxe’ rooms and the noise cancelling was a joke. It’s around 6:30 a.m. now and i’m wide awake, so at least i have time to write this review - the billiard room has the worst billiard table in the world, but in a way it’s so bad, it’s kinda funny - The AC in the room didn‘t work on the last night - The super bright bathroom light turns on as soon as you open the bathroom door, which is a killer in the middle of the night - If you like it dark, take a sleep mask Restaurants and Spa - there were 2 restaurants open, with the gourmet ‚palazzo‘ being closed. The restaurants were ok. There are a few michelin-star restaurants not too far away, if you book in advance you might get a table (we were too late) - The spa and most of the treatments are almost always fully booked, especially at the weekends, so you might wanna book ahead, just to be on the safe side. We still each managed to get a massage, though. It was nice. (They let up to 50 people into the Spa at the same time and that didn’t seem too relaxing) All in All: We had a good time and the resort offered the distraction from Covid that we were looking for. If we ever go again, we‘ll book better restaurants outside the property in advance and choose the junior suite with spa (it has a whirlpool and a sauna), so you don‘t have to use the regular spa.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from PalazzodiV, Direttore generale at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Dear Nadia thank you very much for your kind reply and the quite detailed report of your stay at Palazzo di Varignana Your comments about our Covid-19's safey rules make us feel very proud because it means that all our efforts about safety had reached a good result We will double check our billiard table which is an antique forniture therefore it might look a little bit "worn" by the age. Regarding our Deluxe Prestige Rooms, we might say that they are normally very quiet. We wait for your return and we would be pleased in this occasion to book for you one of our vital suite Cordially Palazzo di Varignana
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PRICE RANGE
$233 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyEmilia-RomagnaProvince of BolognaCastel San Pietro TermeVarignana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Which popular attractions are close to Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Nearby attractions include Il Giardino degli Angeli (3.8 miles), Chiesa di San Giorgio in Varignana (1.9 miles), and Dulcamara (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ippocampus Ristorante, Salsamenteria di Nonno Aurelio - Osteria La Civichella, and Agriturismo Farneto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA have airport transportation?
Yes, Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Varignana.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.