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Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA

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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Italian
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grinchee wrote a review Sep 3
london253 contributions207 helpful votes
This resort has some of the nicest and comprehensive facilities. Huge spa complex , grounds for walking, pool table, ping pong, foose table, tennis. It also has its own private villa Amaigo for secluded privacy. It’s a shame then that service is so random ranging from very good to pretty dire. Staff don’t in general seem very warm or friendly however they do try to be helpful. There is some noise in all rooms from banging of doors starting around 6am... so although rooms are clean well equipped and having plenty of light and views they are not well insulated from sound. On this occasion we had a ground floor twin garden room. I had requested a very very quiet room so perhaps this was overlooked. I would love to give this property a 5 stars but because of some staff who don’t seem comprehensively trained and give out incorrect information the overall experience feels lacking in that extra touch. I would still recommend staying here because of the facilities. Room service despite covid challenges was also very satisfactory.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from PalazzodiV, Direttore generale at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear grinchee, we really appreciate your review and your point of view regarding your stay at Palazzo di Varignana Covid-19 took us to follow several law's procedures for the safety of our guests therefore we thank you for pointing out this great issue and the way we handle it We are also investing a great effort for the training of our staff and to bring our resort to a 5 stars full high level service. We are sorry and we apologize for your feed back and we will wok harder to reise our service We hope to welcome you again Cordially Palazzo di Varignana
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Yvonne & Marian wrote a review Aug 2020
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom43 contributions9 helpful votes
Spent 3 nights here for our anniversary and my birthday getaway but pretty annoyed but will start with the positives: - beautiful gardens - nice pools - Japanese treatment was very relaxing - nice variety at breakfast - waiters are friendly and helpful - porters are friendly and again helpful - all staff were masks constantly - mask is provided if you do forget yours (I did on the second morning at breakfast) - pools are clean - rooms are clean Negatives - with the exception of Michael and the night shift reception staff, day shift staff are not so pleasant. The male staff on our check-out was rude. - restaurant menu is overpriced, I had the catch of the day on our first night but wanted salad instead of mash potatoes and was charged for full salad as an extra but still didn't get the mash. Better to drive into town 10-15 minutes for great places to eat. - requested for room with a view prior to arrival but got the ground floor with views blocked by hedges and trees. However the room was exactly what we expected for the delux we paid for. - Michael at the reception did arrange to move us to the second floor from our second night with a better view but the room was at a lower standard to what we paid for. Shower was coming in drips, hardly any water. Robes provided was worn out and too small for my husband even after swapping with mine. Room was smaller than the one we had for the first night. - no complimentary teas or coffee or kettle provided in the rooms. - Spa pool gets busy so not much of relaxing there. All in all we were disappointed so I'm afraid like other reviews we'll be staying elsewhere next time.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mark C- wrote a review Jul 2020
Belgium75 contributions25 helpful votes
We decided to stay here on our last few days of our visit to Italy. We decided to stay at this resort since it was near the Bologna airport. The resort has very well kept facilities and the rooms are well appointed and very clean. They have several pools that you can relax. We were able to find the Olive pool to be empty where we where the only tow people utilising the pool for the afternoon. The main pool area was quite busy and found this to be perfect. They have this pool and the Rose pool apart where they allow just 28 guests in each. So be sure to check either of these two pools if you just want to relax. They also recognised the COVID rules, where masks were mandatory and social distancing was exercised.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Try the initial pools, not crowded and secluded
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Response from Serendipity070, Marketing at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Jul 24, 2020
Dear Mark we were very pleased to read your comments about your stay at Palazzo di Varignana. We took very seriously our commitment for our guest's safety and our staff had been trained to make sure that all the rules are respected every day for the comfort and the security of our clients Our Le Terrazze Building, with 44 rooms between deluxe prestige and suites, have two private pools and the maximum of people allowded in this period per pool is 14. This guarantee privacy and relax enjoying a beautiful sightseen of our hills We do hope to have you back soon Palazzo di Varignana
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Mark P wrote a review Sep 2019
14 contributions6 helpful votes
Near Bologna. Well priced with excellent food. Spa and outdoor pool are in great conditions. Rooms are air conditioned and spacious. A little hard to find. The post code takes you to within 2 kms! Very high standards throughout
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from PalazzodiV, 6 at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Sep 26, 2019
Dear Mark, we really appreciate your review. The impression you've had on the resort is great and we thank you for sharing it. We are sorry for your trouble founding us. Both post code and gps are normally usen to reach the resort therefore it's a pity you've had this experience Cordially Palazzo di Varignana
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María del Pilar... S wrote a review Aug 2019
Munich, Germany30 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed 4 days and enjoyed our time there. The views and the landscape are gorgeous, very green and lots of nature. The area is very large and you can have nice walks. There are different swimming pools depending on what you want, two a bit far from the reception where you have more privacy, and the big ones in the center close to the restaurant and the bar. People were very friendly and kind. We joined the summer night activity at the pool and it was worth it. Lots of delicious Italian food and some tasty cocktails. The room was good, however we had some moisture on the roof next to the main door and the shower had some yellow colour in the corners. We didn´t get any bottled water in the room after the first day. People at the spa reception were always very friendly and willing to help.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from PalazzodiV, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Dear Maria we really thank you for your time and for the nice words spent toward our resort and staff. Palazzo di Varignana offers 7 different pools. 5 of them are in the main complex and include a kids pool and a salt water hydro pool. The other two are reserved for our clients staying at Le Terrazze and are a bit faraway from the main ones in order to guarantee privacy and quiet. We are having maintenance checks in all our rooms therefore we will have all these small problems resolved in short time. We put great attention to daily maintenance service and we apologize for the state of your room Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again at our resort Palazzo di Varignana
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$189 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyEmilia-RomagnaProvince of BolognaCastel San Pietro TermeVarignana
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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), Azienda Agricola Il Molinetto di Riccardo Piccioli (3.3 miles), and Chiesa di San Giorgio in Varignana (1.9 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 La Ciliegina Caffe & Cucina, 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.
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.
Are pets allowed at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.