Aragona Palace Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- The panoramic views from the hotel's freshwater swimming pool
- The island's naturally therapeutic mud and thermal waters
- Sampling the local delicacies; rabbit, snails and fish are menu staples
What To Know
- It’s only a five-minute walk from the harbor, where ferries depart for Capri and the Amalfi Coast
- Guestrooms above the bar can get noisy; light sleepers should bring earplugs
- Not all rooms have private balconies
- Free WiFi
How to Get There
We arrived at the hotel to be greeted by Maria, who gave us a brief insight into the hotel and surrounding area and then told us we’d been upgraded to a front sea view room. The room was lovely, with a balcony looking over the street and port. We read some reviews which stated that the front rooms were noisy and suffered from exhaust smoke from the boats in the harbour.
I can honestly say we were not kept awake by any noise, nor did we choke from exhaust fumes, quite the contrary, we found the room to have a lovely outlook and enjoyed the use of the balcony.
The hotel is in a great location, right on the harbour front, close to the town, ferries and bus station, so its very easy to find places to go and visit.
The food in the restaurant was of good quality, with a great buffet starter selection and dessert choice, they always offered you ice cream as well! Some of the first and main courses were different to our expectation, but there was always a good choice.
The service from every member of the team was excellent, they could not do enough for you, eager that you enjoyed the food and your stay. Always smiling and greeting you.
The reception team were always keen to tell you of places to visit, how to get there and what to look for.
Attached to the hotel is a restaurant, which gives discount to hotel guests, we had a great lobster meal there. You can also eat your hotel meal at one of their tables and again the service was great.
The hotel has two pools, an indoor and outdoor, both very warm! You can get 24 hour food service, snacks, salads etc.
Be sure to take mosquito repellent, they are prolific and do not take any prisoners!
Overall an excellent hotel, to which we would return.
Thanks to all the staff at The Aragona Palace for a great stay.
This hotel is in an excellent location overlooking the main Port of Ischia.
The rooms in the front have great views of the ships and ferries coming and going although this can be quite noisy early morning sometimes.
It is also in the centre of town, only a few minutes to the main shopping area and about 5 minutes to the beach. There are literally dozens of restaurants within a few minutes stroll. It has two restaurants in the hotel. The internal one serves meals for those on B=B or half board and the A La Carte is to the front with a view of the harbour with open air seating. There is also a smart bar.
We booked a superior room which was on the front with lovely views but the room itself although bright was not overly large with a small bathroom which I would have said should have been a standard room rather than superior, perhaps superior rooms have the harbour view. There is a thermal internal pool which is quite depressing as it is small and cramped, but probably very welcoming in colder months and on the roof there are great sunbathing areas with plenty of beds and chairs with a rooftop bar. There is also a smallish but very nice pool which is also thermal.
All of the staff were fantastic. Helpful, polite, smiling and treated you as if they were genuinely pleased to see you. Manola (I think that is her name) the lead waitress in the restaurant was exceptional and seemed to work with the rest of the team extraordinarily long hours.
Near the ischia port..2mnts walking.
All the amazing eateries are close by.
A beach 2mnts away.
Beautiful port view from big private terrace of our room.room was very comfortable. Very cheerful rooms with beautiful bathrooms in blue ceramics.
Breafast was very good..helpful staff.
My Wife brought me here for a surprise 50th birthday treat
arrived Sunday after a bit of a struggle getting there
courtesy of the Naples airport bag guys - !! think they were asleep.
first impressions are the hotel is that its a little tired - but let me tell you the staff are fantastic and more than make up for that first thought.
Restaurant staff - are so helpful and always smiling
Bar staff are great
Pool side lovely
reception always smiling and very helpful
So we checked in and got to our room lovely overlooking the port - its a little balcony but perfectly cosy for 2 people and a bottle of bubbly.
room - is just the right size, bathroom has no bath just a shower (often the way nowadays) but very clean.
We had to leave balcony door ajar as room pretty hot at night.
We ate here 5 of the 7 nights - food is safe and tasty a little too safe for me -, but full of flavour and all the people we spoke to loved it.
but i totally understand why they would do that.
Local wine very very nice 28 euro (Cantine Antonio Mazzella 'Vigna del Lume' )
well worth it - get them to open before hand as it needs a little airing.
This was a lovely quiet hotel ( only noisy nights were Friday night and Saturday night- but to be expected as we were overlooking the Port with Bars and Restaurants close by) base in which to explore the island, it is in my opinion perfectly located for shops, bars and restaurants
we meet some lovely people _ mostly from England but quite a few Italians were here aswell.
Outside pool area
Pool is lovely and its very warm
Pool area is a little tired with some cracked and broken tiles but lots of choice regarding sun terraces
bar service is great
Local Bars - lovely iced cold beers - loads of little treats that come with your drink
we found one by the roundabout just up from our hotel
they really went to town, olives, nuts, crisps, chicken bites, chilli and herb breads, cheeses.
you almost didn't need dinner !!
We did 2 trips - booked through hotel reception
Pompeii and Vesuvius - careful if you book this trip through the hotel as its geared up for Germans and there wasn't an English guide - they tell you a little but not much.
there were 6 English people in our group of 30 or so.
the other couples all said that they got a 20% discount from their booking agent for this - we asked at reception when we got back but they didn't do anything so bad luck us.
also the booking cost of 50 euros per person
doesn't include entry to any sites so an extra 15 euros each for Pompeii ( with no English guide) and 10 euros each for entry to Vesuvius and another 14 euro each for lunch.
so all in all an extra 78 euros ( total trip cost 178 euros)
We also booked the Positano and Amalfi trip 48 euros each
i would just book a ferry from the port through one of the port guys
as this is effectively just what you get.
So our trip left at 09.20 first went to Capri( had a slight delay here as there was a regatta going on) dropped off some other people then went onto Positano(see below) - where we had 1 hr 45 mins to look around
then went to Amalfi where we again had 1 hr 45 min to mooch
then boat came and take us to Capri to pick up the morning guys.
if you booked a ferry your self i think you would get longer at each place.
Positano - really beautiful little coastal town - very busy with tourists
looks traditional and all the shops and bars are close by definitely worth a visit.
Amalfi - gorgeous place, lots of shops and a great place to see and experience
very very busy with Tourists as you would expect.- not to be missed exactly as you imagined but so beautiful.
Would have been nice to have another hour in each place.
Overall we had a fantastic week away - made really special as the people of this area are so very kind and helpful.
I would definitely come back
Thoroughly enjoyed my three days at the Ischia Porto area and the very convenient Aragona Palace Hotel. The hotel staff are amazingly helpful, always smiling and very efficient. The hotel is in an excellent location for walking, eating, shopping and catching a ferry to other islands and Napoli, or a bus trip around the island. Hotel has a lovely large outdoor front terrace, excellent breakfast inclusive, clean and spacious rooms. Highly recommend the Aragona Palace Hotel!!!!