The apartment was adorable. It was like a step back in time, yet the kitchen included everything you may need for a comfortable stay. And Claudia provided so many goodies in the fridge as well as locally produced packaged and fresh baked goods, jams, etc. We couldn’t have asked for more.
I had a house for myself. Tiny, but a house. With a terrace. Right inside the "borgo", the historic center. Living Room/Kitchen downstairs, Bedroom/Bathroom upstairs. In Winter it can apparently get really cold here, and given the fact that this village is built right into a steep rock, you'd wanna keep those houses small in order to survive. There's been a lot of love spent on details, and you'll notice that immediately. I wish I had stayed longer than 1 night, 3 or 4 would have certainly felt awesome. There's a fridge, a kitchen, WiFi... I don't even want to say anything nice because I don't want to spoil it (incredibly, it seems like this place hasn't been "discovered" yet and the odd elderly Italian couple are the only other tourists besides you). I'd highly recommend it to lone travellers or couples in love.…
We stayed 3 nights at Residenza la torre and enjoyed so much our stay in Santo Stefano. The room was large and situated in the centre of this historic village in the mountains. Breakfasts were plentiful available in the room with an espresso maker. Our hosts organized a canoe trip for us on the Tirino river which was superb. Would highly recommend staying there.
I went to San steffano in hope of writing some academic work which demanded quiet and a good WIFI. I got more than I asked for. The manager was so veeeery helpful and I needed that helpfulness in the wake of the COVID 19 restrictions. Thank you so much. Highly recommended in every sense.
We arrived on a misty Feb afternoon and were welcomed warmly. The apartment was perfect, and what was even better was being delivered candles to the door to bring some more light! Breakfast was lovely in the room, and we slept great. Thanks for having us !
With no planning (we were on a bike trip), three of us turned up in Santo Stefano and failed to find anywhere obvious to stay. So we walked into town and very soon saw the reception for Residenza. The people were very helpful and within a couple of minutes we had the house over the alley, three bedrooms and a downstairs kitchen sitting room. Perfect. We went for a beer and by the time we got back there were local snacks and cereals ready for the next day's breakfast. The service was excellent, they even lent me a charging cable for the phone. WiFi was excellent and I got a good night's sleep.
Same day booking got us into a room (apartment) in this medieval village. Beautifully renovated from the original buildings while retaining the old charm of the stone walls and small timber windows. Beds are a little hard and spring-bumped but overall a fully functional apartment with everything you need including breakfast. Modern bathroom and kitchenette. Good wifi in room. Car parking can be tricky in the busy season, and could mean a little stroll to the hotel. Friendly English-speaking reception folks. The village was undergoing some construction at the time of writing.
The rooms were quaint and well appointed. They fit in with the character of the whole village. It is well worth the visit. We had to wait outside the checkin area for over 20 minutes, as the host was busy elsewhere. The temperature was 2C and we were absolutely freezing. Some thought has to go into how to handle guests who arrive in these conditions, and not make them wait on a street corner for such a long time in that temperature.
We had a great little apartment for a very reasonable price (especially compared to some very expensive options in the village). Very atmospheric yet also very well appointed and comfortable. Very friendly and helpful reception.
We stayed in 2 apartments (alloggio Le Travi & alloggio Ljubimov) for 2 nights as a family of 6. The 4 "kids" apartment could take 6 and was well equipped for us all to live there and we slept in the smaller apartment just over the alley way. The breakfast/welcome pack was lovely but there is a small supermarket a few minutes walk down the hill. Wifi was free and worked well. Overall the apartments were rustic and charming and very comfy so would certainly come again. TV only had Italian TV but the Olympics were on so always something to watch. We did the Grand Sasso from here and had a great walk in amazing scenery. Book in advance (2-3 days in advance) for the local restaurants as we struggled and were met with "well you should have booked".