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MAGICAL. This place is like going back in time in Abruzzo, fascinating restoration of an ancient way of life with a working fireplace in your room and yet radient heat in the ancient-seeming tile floors - diffused electric lighting supplemented by candles, a lovely medieval village to expolore, castles and mountains at your door - so lovely. Be sure to eat in their restaurant at night - authentic hand-made food, excellent wines and a knowledgable staff proud to share their offerings with you. The furnishings are all quite authentic - the beds are snug and comfortable but there was no snug comfy chair to sit in while watching the fire ( this kind of furnishing not authentic to the period) but only small hard very authentic ladder-back chairs. I ended up improvising with a bed pillow on the radient-heated tile.
Excellent staff in a unique location. Not like any other hotel as it is spread around the town. Like living in a former time.At night the village is yours. The restaurant is very good. It is more an experience than a hotel stay. The rooms are dark in keeping with the theme. A little more lighting would be good. Not for everybody - the disabled would not cope.Relatively expensive.
The authenticity of the restoration of this ancient poor mountaintop town. This was not a Hollywood version of what it should have been like, but rather a respectful approach to restoring enough of the town to make it habitable for 21st century sensibilities. No.
outstanding appearance of the hotel (which is actually the village itself), excellent customer service, staff is attentive to every detail, nice restaurant, perfect and very cosy breakfast, gourmet project overall
Hotel is located amid the National Parks of Abruzzo with surrounding scenes superior to filming locations in "The Sound of Music" (Salzburg area). Medieval town partially restored with attention to minimal and true historical character but an overlay of unpretentious elegance. Staff is over-the-top friendly and helpful in genuine way. Room is rustic but ultra-modern in toilet/tub plumbing etc. Bed is large but you need to like a very firm mattress. Many details stay true to local, historical character from the artisan foods served to the shampoo provided. A once in a lifetime experience.
Very friendly and helpful staff, centrally located and good parking facilities
The parking location, the staff and its location. no dinning facilities accept for breakfest.
Extremely comfortable hotel with a very friendly and helpful staff.
That is was located near the center of town.
I liked the staff. The arrange a driver and he he helped us located records of my great grandfather and greatgreat grandfather that we never new about. The owere even drove us to dinner at another hotel and arranged the menu for us. All the recommendations were great. Staff was good in English. Our driver even took us out to lunch and we got to met his wife. I can't say enough good things. Wonderful people wonderful hotel.
helpful curteous staff, there english was good, we got in late and they made us feel welcome, made sure our needs were met, rrom and facilities first rate and cost most reasonable, we were hurried or harassed after meals or check out
It was incredible. The manager called me within 10 minutes of my booking to find out about my room preferences. The apartment was in a restored 15th-century building, completely decorated by local artisans. Even the china and light fixtures were hand made. Modern bath, shower, robe, etc. Warm bread and pastries were brought to your door in the a.m. with the paper. You had your own refrigerator in your mini-kitchen which the hotel supplied with fresh milk and water. Definitely a 4-star hotel for a great price! No.
Beautifully designed apartment with many luxurious features. The most comfortable bed and pillows of our trip! It was so good to have a kitchen with a cooker, hob, fridge, cooking utensils and a kettle. Rodolfo and Diana were so helpful and friendly. We were recommended Cristina's Restaurant for dinner (5 minutes walk) and it was excellent. TV reception was very poor on most channels. A CD player or radio in the apartment would be a good addition. There was internet access to play music but this was an extra cost.
Beautiful place to stay
The staff was extremely attentive and hospitable. I would stongly recommend this hotel. The room was very clean No
the room we get was excelent and very clean.staff was helpful very poor breakfast. no facilities
excellent location along the highway Rome-Pescara; many facilities; quiet and relaxing position. the restaurant may look too design and cold for the location but breakfast was excellent.
The restaurant side attached to the hotel had excellent food. We ate there often. The breakfast left much to be desired.
clean, friendly atmosphere although they advertised they were English speaking, they were not
Spacious rooms, clean and with all facilities - serviceminded reception - situated central in the village - good parking facilities. No english speaking staff in restaurant - rather high noice level from bar next to restaurant - necessary to take credit card away instead of billing by the table (within sight!)
Wonderful staff, great food, nightly entertainment, very clean and nice rooms. Next to the Pescara rivers. Excellent location in the small town of Popoli in Abruzzo. Even though it's essentially the only hotel in this small town, the hotel still strives to do it's best!
Settings and location
large room, views of the mountain breakfast, general facilities
Pleasant relaxing atmosphere, view of mountains, very polite and courteous staff Dining room offered very good Dinner menu and variety of wines 10 minute drive to Sulmona, where they also have a Luxury Hotel, Pool area and grounds were very picturesque, especially in the evening with the lighting
This hotel was great in many ways the staff were superb the facilities were ideal and the food as good as we had ever had the owners were hands on and they were fantastic hosts it was also a great base for discovering the abruzzo region
Extremely hard mattresses!
The staff was good, accomodating and friendly. Parking was good. Location close to city and highway. Room view was excellent. Hotel was clean. The air conditioning didn't work. The room temperature was 30 degrees celsius and very unconfortable. The hotel did supply fan when requested.
Beautiful place, beautiful views, pleasant staff For those who wish to visit Sulmona, and arrive by public transport (I arrived by train), it is a bit too far from Sulmona to walk
Staff was very accommodating, food was good, surroundings were well kept and clean. The view of the mountains was spectacular. We would definitely go back.
The best thing about staying at Hotel Santacroce Meeting was that it was like staying with family.The owners of the hotel could not be anymore accomodating.The entire staff was very pleasent and friendly ,especially Francesco.I would highly recommend this hotel to family and friends.The food at this hotel was fantasic!!!!!! The rooms were very clean and spacious.I cannot say enough about the staff ,everyone from the front desk to the people who made sure our room was clean and tidy every day.The pool area was were my my wife and I spent most of our time.It was a good size inground pool which had jacuzzi jets .The pool surrondings were gorgeous. There were tables surrounding the pool with very large umbrellas and tables.thank-you del casoni none
Attractive & well-landscaped facility in an industrial area. Very comfortable and good value. The 2 English-speaking hotel staffers at Santa Croce and it's sister facility, Hotel Orbis (spelling?), near downtown Sulmona were very helpful to us. The industrial location was an odd placement of this nice hotel. Bit of an oasis in an unattractive location. We thought we were in the wrong place until we saw the sign. The address made it unable to find on Mapquest. We found it through the highway signage on ss17.
A very friendly atmosphere from the personel and very good food both at the lunch and dinner
Owner/staff very courteous and helpful; parking Internet access spotty - no printer for guests
the breakfast no
Central to what i needed and on site car parking. Front counter staff very helpful. Wi-fi only in foyer and not in rooms.
The front desk staff were extremely helpful and unfailingly courteous. The hotel was pleasant and quite quiet despite being on a busy street. My sons were assisted with using the internet, and treated courteously despite being children. We did not have to make requests on their behalf; this was much appreciated. Breakfast was excellent. Hotel Lory represented very good value for money overall The only down side was an ongoing battle to obtain sufficient large towels and toilet paper. Shower cubicles were very small and a little slippery. Car park was often overfull. Tea and coffee making facilcites in the room would have been appreciated.
Extremely helpful and friendly staff.