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“Not living upto expectations” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Castello Chiola Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Loreto Aprutino
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Aberdeen
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not living upto expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Nice location. Lovely village but the hotel may look great on the outside and have a nice pool but inside you find yourself in a "typical" western hotel. The room we were in was a bit faded and past its best.
We never ate our evening meal in the hotel prefering the small place down the road slightly.

A lot of other guests were there as well. Breakfast was un remarkable......

Certainly living on its laurels as a 4 star......which was a shame as we'd looked forward to staying there....too expensive for the quality of the place.....

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FreeFallAberdeen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chatham, Canada
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102 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

This place is breathtaking. We have never stayed in a place with rooms so large. We were taken back at how empty it was. It felt like we were the only people there. It was disappointing to find that the restaurant was closed on the night we were there but then again I think it was because of the
low head count. We were suggested a pizzaria in the town or a nice more formal place for a meal. We chose the latter and were not disappointed. When we showed up we were the only customers there and got undivided attention from the owner/chef/waiter until 2 other people showed up. Needless to say we felt like tourists as we kept getting the looks from the other 2 until they finally asked what we were doing in this out of the way town. This just added to the ambiance for us and we ended up having a great conversation with one of the other guests. The hotel had the most amazing views of the valley below and you could tell some very precise craftsman had restored this once glorious castle. If you're looking for a romantic getaway with your better half this is the place. Would have been a great place to crash for 3 days instead of one but we take away some great memories.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steveandjudy1994
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Antwerp
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Fabulous hotel, great cuisine, superb service and very central location in the Abruzzo area.
shower is a let down. Great large comfortable rooms. Bad Wi-fi coverage.
The Castle is a dream on top of a hill, like a fairy tale come true.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HaroldJeweller
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Athens, Greece
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131 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

It was a perfect opportunity for me to feel like a knight of middle ages!! Simply a very famous hotel in a great price.
We had also a great dinner. I suggest it undoughtly !!!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank azafiris
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

A little more expensive than some other options but an incredible value and indelible experience. The castle is wonderfully restored with drop dead views from every vantage point. Add impeccable attention to detail and a staff that goes the extra mile (thank you Leonardo and Luca) for every request, and you have The Castello Chiola experience. One that will make you smile every time you remember her and make you long for a trip back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DesiderataH13
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2011

Castello Chiola is a hotel I will return to!

Great value for the money. Room & board, reasonably priced. The rooms, large, mostly updated, clean--some of them sumptuous! The restaurant, beautiful as well as a cosy, warm atmosphere. The food, good, much of it local, and innovative. The service/staff, excellent. Obviously, a hotel under excellent, savvy direction.

The views from the hills where this hotel is situated, not far from the city of Pescara, are wonderful with all around a sense of history combined with modern day life. The essential feeling being Castello Chiola's mix of the old and the new.

A relaxing and memorable stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank crisskinn
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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

If you're planning to visit Abruzzo region, whatever the reason for the trip, you should take some time to stop at the castle in Loreto Aprutino, a charmy town nearby Pescara.
Beautifully located, very friendly service, all rooms with a view and delicious food.
Locally sourced produce, the Chef has its own small kitchen garden for fresh herbs and edible flowers. The menu combines local with traditional Italian dishes, and even the most humble ingredient gets its fine dining status. Very interesting wine list, mostly Italian, with some tasty local variety.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Castello Chiola Hotel

Property: Castello Chiola Hotel
Address: Via degli Aquino, 12, 65014 Loreto Aprutino, Italy
Location: Italy > Abruzzo > Province of Pescara > Loreto Aprutino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Loreto Aprutino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castello Chiola Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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