The hotel is really a restaurant with rooms. That said, the room we stayed in was in good condition and clean, but just a little small for three people. One of the positives was that we had a balcony with a really great view of the abandoned village of Balestrino (due to earthquake damage) and the valley beyond. Also, the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome all through our holiday. On the down side, we happened to be staying during the village theatrical festival, which meant that the party went on in the hotel until about 2am each morning. This combined with the very high temperatures at night (no air-conditioning) and the road traffic noise did not make for a lot of sleep! On balance, we did have an enjoyable stay and would recommend this hotel. Just be aware of the negatives and enjoy the beautiful location, great views, hospitality and the food in the hotel was excellent.
This is the second time we have stayed here, having first discovered this place on our honeymoon 5 years ago. Couldn't wait to stay here again as loved it so much the first time, and were not disappointed. Fabulous location in a quiet village up in the mountains and only 20 minutes from the coast. If you want a nice stay away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy resorts and hotels this is perfect. The restaurant just round the corner also offers very tasty food :) Delicious Pesto Pasta and of course the Midnight sauce :)
Justin from Colchester
ALMOST ALL ROOMS HAVE A RELAXING VIEW ON THE EVERGREEN VALLEY AROUND. CLOSE-BY, THE OLD VILLAGE OF BALESTRINO AND ITS …More
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