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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sulmona, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

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cwinnit
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“So good we came here twice!”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Had such a great time last year, we came back again.
Perfect hosts - friendly, laid-back and helpful
Perfect house - peaceful, with amazing views
Perfect location - great for chilling and relaxing, or seeing the many local sights. We particularly enjoyed Pettorano, Sulmona, Rocca Calascio and Campo Imperatore.

Thanks (again).

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sam W
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Stuart and Hil were excellent hosts, they went out of their way to make our stay better. They gave us several lifts when we found we couldn't hire a car including picking us up from the station. The house wine and vegetables from the garden were very tasty and much appreciated. The apartment is wonderful, clean and well equipped. It even stayed a reasonable temperature during the day despite it reaching mid to high 30's. The valley is stunning with amazing views in all directions especially from the roof terrace, which is also prefect for star gazing. Max and Flow the dogs were both lovely and very well behaved they didn't beg or try to come in the apartment. All in all a fantastic destination can't recommend it enough and I will definitely be looking to stay with Stuart and Hil again if we get the chance.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Pegsneggl...
Leamington Spa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A week may be a long time in politics, but it's a short time at Casa La Rocca”
Reviewed 29 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Stuart and Hil kindly waited up until after midnight on the day we arrived. Despite this late arrival, we were made to feel very welcome, a welcome which continued throughout our stay. Casa La Rocca is a lovely place in a beautiful part of the world. The apartment is well equipped and spacious. We had a wonderful weeks holiday. Thank you very much.

Date of stay: July 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jim C
Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Idyllic retreat beneath the mountains”
Reviewed 7 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

What a great place. We loved the comforts of the apartment, the peaceful rural setting, the closeness of the mountains and the pretty hilltop town of Pettorana sul Gizio, the walks accessible from the front door, the ease with which we could reach into the gorgeous mountains surrounding Sulmona, the daily greetings from Florrie and Max, and last but definitely not least, the kind and deeply knowledgeable hospitality of Stuart. All too short a stay and we hope to return soon.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Stuart's knowledge of the area and his readiness to suggest walks suitable to the weather, our abilities and desires.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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OzTimes2...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What Comes After Excellent?”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

What Comes After Excellent?

As seasoned travelers we have experienced all sorts of accommodation across the globe and occasionally, and only occasionally, we find a rare gem to rave about. Casa La Rocca is one such gem. Hil and Stuart were delightful hosts, readily accommodating our every need. The apartment felt like “home away from home” and the location was ideal for access to the towns, villages and mountains of Abruzzo. For those interested in trekking, hiking or walking, Stuart is a font of knowledge (try his recent Cicerone publication “Walking in Abruzzo”, 2014). We can’t speak too highly of our hosts and what they have to offer. Wonderful in all respects!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Atmosphere created by the hosts.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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nigeladam...
Ditchling, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Ideal position for exploring Abruzzo. Rural but not isolated. So peaceful and spectacular views. The apartment is large,cool,clean and private with such a comfy bed it is hard to leave in the morning. However, it is a joy to return to the friendly greeting from the dogs, have a powerful shower and then cook in the superb kitchen. The fabulous hosts are always discreet but there for advice when needed and are happy to share their huge knowledge of the area (and a beer or glass of wine gazing at the stars). This is a gem of a place, where you will immediately feel relaxed and no doubt shed a tear or two when leaving....

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: The hosts
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Recommended for:
Older travelers
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eliza m
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic !”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed in Casa la Rocca for 10 days and we had amazing time. We really enjoyed our stay , Hil and Stuart ( and their 2 dogs) are lovely hosts who will be more that happy to help if asked. The aparment is very well equipted with everything that is necessary and great outdoor space to enjoy sun and views.This is perfect place for resting in countryside surrounded by mounitain. Requires a lot of driving to reach interesting hiking routes. Be aware of siesta (no food) between 2pm and 8pm apart from a few pizzerias.

We really had great holidays and it was pleasure to meet Hil and Stuart. Highly recommended!!!

Date of stay: May 2016
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