Castello di Semivicoli

Castello di Semivicoli, Casacanditella: Address, Phone Number, Castello di Semivicoli Reviews: 4.5/5

Castello di Semivicoli
Wineries & Vineyards • Castles
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33 reviews
Very good

London193 contributions
Stunning setting, worth a detour
Jul 2020 • Family
This is a fabulously positioned castle with 360 degree views of the countryside. There are limited rooms that are quirky. The suite in which we stayed offers breathtaking views. There is a pool with service that was pleasant. Dinner was good and of course this is an oenotourist establishment so wine tasting was also on offer. Very kind and helpful staff. I loved the place and would consider a 3 day break in future to combine indulging with a little cycling in the countryside.
Written 20 July 2020
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Boulder, CO78 contributions
Amazing property with exceptional food & wine
Sep 2019
I was pleasantly surprised with our stay at the castle hotel. The details in the lobby and guest rooms are fantastic. Our room had a large bathtub in the middle.
We had dinner at their restaurant which was a mult-course menu, with bottles of wine from the castle's wine estate. The cost was 45 Euros Per Person, which was exceptional
Written 29 September 2019
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Galway, Ireland27 contributions
Event night
Jul 2019
We haven’t stayed at the Castillo but have attended a few of their event evenings. They have all been well worth the trip. Settings have been either by the pool or in the garden under fairy lights. The food is offered in what I would say is taster format and very good quality. As you would expect wine is fabulous. Entertainment and atmosphere excellent.
Written 7 August 2019
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Pa R
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Romantic Holiday
Jun 2019 • Couples
Celebrating our 50th anniversary, we wanted a couple of days off the beaten path. Castello di Semivicoli in Abruzzo fit the bill perfectly. I have been a fan of Masciarelli for years. I found the Castello on the Tenute Agricole Masciarelli website since it is owned by the Masciarelli family. Romantic facility, friendly staff, excellent food, nice pool, and outstanding wines. Perfect for a few day getaway or a destination wedding. Only drawback is a dearth of nearby activities. Otherwise a wonderful place to visit and stay for a few days.
Written 20 June 2019
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Belgrade, Serbia15 contributions
Fantastic palace
Nov 2018 • Couples
Run by Masciareli family, fantastic places generally.
Rooms are the real experience of the old castle.
Vine tasting fantastic too.
If you come during the season there is swimming pool outside...
Written 30 November 2018
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Peter M
Cardiff, UK278 contributions
When the novelty wears off.......
Jun 2018 • Couples
The location is, as other reviewers have testified, spectacular. On old castle, set among vineyards, with stunning 360-degree views of valley, mountain and distant sea. But, eventually, what one wants from a hotel is comfort and practical advantages. The Castello is lacking in both. Let's start with arrival: the guides say this hotel is in Casacanditella; don't go there! It is in Semivicoli, a neighbourhood which is 5 km distant. If you have Satnav, you have an outside chance of finding it........otherwise - good luck! If arriving by car, the entrance is protected by an uneven, rutted path. Then you have to ring a bell at an imposing gate. If somebody is on reception, you may get an answer, but more likely than not, the receptionist is wandering around the hotel. We got entry after 5 minutes. The car park itself is an 80-metre walk from reception. No-one comes out to greet you, so you hump your luggage down to the foyer. Not easy.
After check-in, you may take a lift to the rooms. My room was #2 - remember to avoid this room at all costs. The lift will only take you part of the way, and there will be more, steep steps to negotiate before you reach your room. This accommodation is not suitable for the elderly or disabled.
The Castello is part of the Masciarelli empire; they are good wine producers, but they are definitely NOT hoteliers. I can only comment about Room 2, but I gather that other rooms may be similar. The rooms are equipped on a tight, money-saving budget. There is little or no comfort. Substance has been sacrificed for "style". In my room there was one uncomfortable armchair, and an equally uncomfortable upright chair. A modern art picture was leaning against a wall. A stupid 'Lampada Touch" had to have a handwritten note attached to it, so obscure was its method of illumination. The wardrobe was open style, with just three hangars. A miserable 30cm screen TV sat atop of the wardrobe, almost invisible to the naked eye from the sitting area or from bed. There were two small windows, but to look out of them you are almost certain to bang your head because the rafters are just 1.2 metres high at this point. Amazingly there is a third window at floor level, 12x30cm in size, and to reach it you would have to crawl on your stomach; it had blinds! Obviously these windows were never opened, the room is never aired, and consequently the bed linen felt cold and damp.
You have not heard the worst about the room yet! The bathroom arrangement - toilet and shower - are open-plan, and are exposed to the rest of the room. I have attached some pictures. So basically this room was like a luxury prison cell, with toilet arrangements on display. The washroom sink has no stopper. The shower has a dangerous plastic floor and two toe-stubbing steps - beware!
The door to Room 2 jams on opening, and to close it requires a heavy, loud slam. This is unavoidable if you wish to sleep with your bedroom door shut, but early or late use will be an annoyance to neighbouring rooms.
There is a notice giving Wifi details in reception. But no wifi is available on or above Floor 2.
The breakfasts are adequate - no more - but seating is placed less than 1 metre away from the buffet, which results in a lot of jostling if more than 2 people attend the buffet simultaneously.
The hotel has no restaurant, and there is only a very nasty bar in the village. The village itself is plain and unremarkable - you can see all there is to see in 15 minutes. So the location is in fact grim, and if you wish to eat you must travel at least 4 km or more.
Not recommended for elderly or disabled persons. Not recommended for persons without a car. Not recommended for business people. Not recommended for people who wish to immerse themselves in local life.
In fact, not recommended at all!
Written 10 June 2018
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Venice, Italy45 contributions
Fantastic place of beauty and tradition
Nov 2016 • Couples
In the quaint and isolated village of Semivicoli, you can find a real jewel: an entire "Palazzo" completely renovated and capable of offering unforgettable memories. Here you can find the best Italian hospitality, with nearby wonderful eateries, places to visit. Make sure you pay a visit to the Pastificio Maiella. Stroll around Fara Filiorum Petri (they have an adorable market!).
Written 14 September 2017
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Schiavi Di Abruzzo, Italy42 contributions
Superb Stay
Jul 2017 • Couples
Stayed here for 3 nights in superb accommodation in this old building with new finishings
Great service , fabulous pool setting , great house wines from their own grapes
All in all first class restful stay
Bravo Bravo
Written 26 July 2017
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