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“Pleasant stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Borgo Pianello

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Borgo Pianello
Island of Malta, Malta
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“Pleasant stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Location was easy to find thanks to our GPS, it was easier since it was not totally dark by the time we arrived. Area is magnificent, surrounded by mountains, hills etc.

The apartments were nicely decorated and converted. We stayed in apartment number 4, facing the parking area. All area is quite.
Since the weather temperature by night was still low, we had the facility to warm up the apartment by using wood burning fireplace. Unfortunately we weren't lucky enough to use the pool located in this unique area, but we were able to spend sometime by the pool.

Location: The apartment is cut-off from the main town and therefore to go to the nearest COOP supermarket meant to drive some 8Km in narrow roads and hills and another 5Km in more decent faster roads. The only drawback is that in these roads it means a 30min drive approx.

WIFI & TV: Wifi was bit problematic to connect with at times and slow, TV only had a couple of Italian stations.

When it gets pitch black there's nothing much that one can really do in the area. The option is to spend evenings in cities.


Verdict: Recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in apartment number 4, facing the parking area and hills. However if you need mountain...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

If this very positive review seems too good to be true, I suggest that you look at my other very reviews on Trip Advisor to see that my wife and I require a high standard to be satisfied.

My wife and I spent 6 wonderful days at Borgo Pianello. We wanted a peaceful break away from all stress of everyday life. The holiday region and location was to be a complete surprise to my wife. The internet site of Borgo Pianello was very professionally done and raised my expectations to a maximum level - even though the presentation did seem like a bit of an "over-sell". Upon our arrival late at night, my first impression was that the apartment was smaller than the internet presentation indicated. However, my wife immediately was very favourably impressed. After a good night’s sleep (on the double bed with firm mattresses suiting our taste) and seeing everything in broad daylight, I was also more than happy with our choice. This view was confirmed time and time again during our stay and our dealings with the owners.
To us the major positive aspects were the following:
> Creativity, careful planning and wonderful taste in renovating, extending and furnishing old buildings to a very modern standard without sacrificing the historical beautiful simplicity of the original architecture. I was pleasantly surprised to find modern windows with double glazing as one knows it in Germany from where we come. The accommodation successfully incorporated modern and antique decorations and furniture.
> Peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Although the apartments are quite close to a regional road, its location is such that one hardly notices the road or occasional traffic.
> Our apartment possibly was one of the larger units and was fully equipped with everything that one would normally need for a self-catering holiday - a dishwasher might have been useful to families planning to prepare most meals themselves.
> Upon arrival the apartment was clean and tidy and everything was in good working order.
> More than adequate storage and hanging space available in the cupboards.
> The quoted price for the accommodation was completely fair and there were no hidden costs at all. What impressed us was that even firewood for a grill (and fireplace!) was included, no additional charge for electricity, cleaning upon departure or tourist taxes charged, all bedding, towels and even drying cloths for dishes were provided. The same applies to liquid soap in the bathroom, a roll of toilet paper and various small and pleasant surprises.
> The owners were very helpful in all respects. The co-owner and wife, was particularly charming and spent much time giving us personal tips on where to buy cheese, meat, fruit and which restaurants are particularly good. Recommendations on hikes and day trips were excellent. All their tips proved to be fully unbiased and correct.
> Although some other guests found the pool small, we found its size, design, standard and particularly its cleanliness superb and perfectly suited for the purpose of cooling down and swimming a few lengths. Admittedly during our stay there were only 4 other couples staying there (without bigger children), meaning that everything was more than adequate for the guests.
> Whenever we mentioned something to the owners needing attention (eg. shower outlet in working order but having a slight smell) it was attended to without delay.
> We needed to do some ironing and was offered the use of their steam iron in their laundry (without any charge).
> We made a few suggestions on smaller improvements that might be made in future, which were well received by the owners.

For us this was a wonderful short break that will remain in our memories for years to come and we can wholeheartedly recommend this accommodation to persons looking for peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings and in accommodation that is personal and charming.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Borgo Pianello
Address: Localita Rocca Corneta 1 | Località Pianello, 40042, Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Lizzano in Belvedere
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Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Lizzano in Belvedere
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Hotel Class:4 star — Borgo Pianello 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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