Casadonne Reale is everything anyone can dream of!! Heaven on earth!!! 3*** Restaurant is a culinary dream come true!! The best Michelin 3* we experienced. Rooms are absolutely amazing, stayed there twice!!! Had dinner there - twice!!! Breakfast - twice!!! Even when our flight was delayed and we arrived late, the staff waited for us to check in and offered a meal and bottle of wine in the lounge area! Every little detail is PERFECT!!!! We will be back for sure again and again.
Spent 2 days in Castel Di Sangro, in particular, to dine at Casadonna Reale. We both work in Manhattan and have dined at just about every Michelin starred restaurant in the city over the years. Reale was truly an exception, possibly the best meal we have ever experienced. We had the 11 course Ideale chef tasting menu for lunch on Saturday, along with the house vineyard's spetacular vino bianco, Pecorino. The restaurant is magical; simple, elegant place settings, minimalist, with all the focus on the food, detailed explanaitons of each course, in English. The view from the dining area over Castel Di Sangro was spectacular. Once in a lifetime experience, if you are a foodie, not to be missed. We will be back to stay at the Casadonna. Ciao!
I had read and told me a lot about Niko Romito and his food and life philosophy, and I thought I already knew everything. But when I went to Casadonna I realized that I knew nothing. This 16th century monastery is a contemporary temptation. Essential and rich, emotional and reflective, immediate and studied, just like Niko's dishes. The best cabbage of my life, a place with a great soul. Thanks Niko, thanks Cristiana.
Stayed at Casadonna coz wisely decided not to drive after the 14 course tasting menu with wine pairings. For once I had to switch to Waze coz Google map sent me to the wrong place up on a hill also with narrow roads with tons of potholes that turned out to be jogging /biking paths. Even though this is in a 16th century monastery, the room was modern with dual hamman showers for couples, the architecture and decor in the public areas were beautiful, it looked like it was straight out of a Wallpaper magazine. I thought my room (room 4) was very basic (ie bedsheets super wrinkled like my room back in college) and didn’t look as chic as in the official photos, really just ok because of the fantastic meal, the view was beautiful though. Even though I had to leave early and couldn’t stay around for breakfast, the fantastic staff packed me a huge bag of pastries for my morning drive to the next town. In sum, would definitely stay here because of the superb meal at Reale and the drive to get here was lovely too. …
We visited Casadonna Reale in September 2018 as we were touring Italy from North to South. We were looking forward to trying Chef Niko Romito's food in his 3* Michelin Star restaurant. For sure out expectations were exceeded. Everything was perfect, from the service, the environment, the facilities, and of course the Dining experience. Casadonna is private, exclusive and peaceful with a total focus on quality and experiences that any hospitality and food lovers should experience at least once.
The room we had was adequate size, nicely decorated, and had a wonderful bathroom. High quality linens, nice large windows looking out to the surrounding park setting. And top it off with probably one of the best breakfast servings we have ever had. We would highly recommend! Especially if you are having dinner at Reale.
I thought for the price this was at least a 4* hotel ........IT IS NOT! None existent service I had a suite........room size was OK.......But decor is minimalist? to my taste a collection of disassociated things Worse was the room was EXTREMLY tired.......should have been redecorated years ago......grubby wet stained floors chipped paint everywhere ans sealent in bathroom with mold or what looked like it. Wall painted by a blind man! Not worth €100 a night............but view beautiful.
We booked a package Experiences including one night in Sextantio and one night in Casadonna. It was a real hit. First one night in Santo stefano di Sessanio in this fantastic albergo diffuso where you get this real mediaval feeling and learn a lot about the special culture in Abruzzo. We then had some problems to get to Castle di Sangro because of the big snowfall. The road from Sulmano was closed and we had to drive out to Chieti and then in to the Val di Sangro. A detour of at last two hours. We also used the snow chains. On the last part up to the hotel the snow chains was broken and wee need help to get to parking. Niko the masterchef himself in not only a good chef. He showed us that his is also a good driver when he helped us with our car. We then had a marvelous time in Casadonna with very helpful staff. The dinner who was included in the package was amazing with the roots in the traditional food from Abruzzo and with splendid tastes. We will never forget the onion soup with fried saffron or the pigeon with pistachio. Both pure and simple dishes with great tastes. The wine pairing was also great with spagetti with tomatos together with sweet Muscatel de Setubal as the top. After a great breakfast we had to put the snow chains on again. But thats another story...…
My husband and I came all the way down from Montreal to try the Reale-Casadonna experience. We arrived after a long flight and road, we were welcomed by a very nice team and already knew we were going to experience a great adventure. The room are simple but perfectly decorated and the view from the bedroom was calming and memorable, although a little noisy...The dinner started with the best cold cut we've ever had and a classic aperol spritz.... followed by an impressive tasting menu and wine pairing.
We spent one night at this hotel and we had dinner at the hotel restaurant. The rooms are very stylishly furnished, comfortable and with lots of natural light. One special mention to the breakfast which is included in the hotel rate: an absolute treat!