We usually stay in apartments while traveling in Italy of late but we wanted to hike in the national park and Amandola seemed a good base and we read the reviews of Hotel Paradiso. It certainly met our expectations. Oreste is a wonderful and generous host who gave us many extras in terms of accommodation, wine etc. He picked us up and took us down to the bus stop; he arranged a driver to take us to two trailheads and pick us up later in the day; he was always available for a chat and friendly advice. The rooms were clean and well appointed and the views from the front balconies of the mountains were fantastic. His wife was also very helpful and the food was excellent. We usually do not eat meat but made an exception here as it is the favoured local cuisine; the selection of morning pastries, biscotti, tarts, cheese, cereal etc were also excellent. The price including room, breakfast and dinner of 50 euros per person seemed very reasonable as one can often spend 50 euros or more for dinner for two at a moderate restaurant.