We stayed there for a week in July. Overall, it was not bad but nothing exceptional. The accommodation is sufficient for an aparthotel and the price is reasonable. It is quite new and modern, with a lovely garden and close to the beach, but there are still improvements to be made.
Only a few staff members can speak English and you have to be patient if asking for something, you have to visit the reception repeatedly to remind them of your requests (at least in the high season, maybe it would be better in the low season when there are not that many guests accommodated). For example, we had to ask for bed linen or for the hairdryer twice or three times ... although the hairdryers were advertised to be available in the rooms, the one of the English-speaking receptionists was not even aware that they had any hairdryers at all (although luckily they had them for hire for free at the reception), but he advised to ask the following day and we got one without any troubles after asking for the third time :-). However, you have to take into account that it is not an AI 5* hotel but just the aparthotel, so it was not that big issue.
The only big issue was the window in the bathroom which was broken and could not be opened which was quite frustrating in the hot summer weather. We asked if someone could repair it, but no-one was able to repair it during the whole week.
We travelled as 2 pairs and booked 2 "mono" studios. As we found these "mono" studios too small, especially its balcony (which was a half size of a standard one in the "bilo" studios - 2 mono rooms are actually sharing 1 balcony, divided by the glass wall), we asked for the upgrade to the "bilo" studio, but it was not possible, as the hotel was fully booked.
Anyway, overall, we enjoyed our stay in this location, as Abruzzo is very nice. The local beaches are nice and clean (although a bit average and crowded, contrary to the romantic beaches on the Greek islands), but we liked especially the local old towns and villages as well as the nature (e.g. Campo Imperatore is really impressive). As for the local restaurants in Silvi Marina, we would recommend "Il Bucaniere" (in the center of Silvi Marina) and "Lolita" (close to the hotel ... it looks quite average, but their sea food pizza is fantastic, the best one I have eaten so far).
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