We spent two nights at La Locanda and it could not have been better. The hospitality shown by Marco and Paola was superb. The restaurant and rooms had lots of character but were very comfortable with extras usually only found in bigger hotels (i.e slippers, toiletries etc).
The meals were superb examples of local specialities. Everything was quite delicious.
La Locanda is ideally located to visit the old town of Castel Del Monte as well as for beautiful walks to Campo Imperatore (in Gran Sasso National Park) or by mountain bike (available nearby at certain times of the year).
For a reasonable additional charge Marco picked us up in Sulmona and returned us there since we did not have a vehicle. It is possible to get to Castel del Monte by train and bus but a little more difficult. He also took us to some neighbouring hill towns as well as Gran Sasso Park. We did not have a car during our stay but Marco could not have looked after us better.
We would highly recommend La Locanda delle Streghe as THE place to stay in this part of Abruzzo. The hospitality was unrivalled anywhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created by the reconstruction of an ancient palace on the outskirts of the historic center of Castel del Monte, The Witches Inn - Relais Restaurant, is a structure unique in its kind, able to provide hospitality and services with quality standards equal to those hotels. Nestled in the heart of the Gran Sasso - Laga's Mountains National Park, The Witches Inn offers its guests relaxing moments in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The restaurant adjoining the hotel, serves traditional cuisine "castellana", prepared exclusively with local products. The rooms are ideal to spend relaxing stays immersed in an environment, at times, medieval. ... more less