4.5
Very Good 288 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Sweeping views of the ancient Aragonese Castle
  • Two thermo-mineral pools
  • Access to a pristine private beach

What To Know

  • A city tax of approximately $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • Free WiFi
  • The hydrofoil from Naples takes around an hour
  • Parking is available for an additional $13 per day

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Former aristocratic villa on the island of Ischia with two thermal pools, a private beach and a rooftop restaurant

The Lowdown

Fronting a wide private beach on the east coast of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, Hotel Mare Blu Terme is a boutique retreat in a former patrician villa. Fully revamped in 2011, the salmon stucco exterior, tile balconies and humongous pool decks are a modern take on classic Mediterranean architecture. The 40 spacious guestrooms are decorated in soothing gold and blue tones, with terra-cotta floors, chunky country-style furniture and brightly colored flower arrangements. For added space, book a suite or a Deluxe Room; both feature private terraces and balconies with sea views. Soothe aching muscles in the outside thermo-mineral pools, or opt for a mud bath, a Turkish bath or a hydrotherapy treatment at the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa. In the evening, chill with a glass of prosecco amid palm trees and bougainvillea at the poolside bar, or dine on fancy Italian fare at the rooftop restaurant. Live piano music adds to the elegant, romantic vibe.

In the Area

It’s a short walk across a stone bridge to the Aragonese Castle, a medieval fortress built to defend Ischia from marauding pirates. Admire the views, then hop a taxi to nearby Villa La Mortella, where you can stroll five acres of subtropical garden surrounding the former residence of English composer William Walton. There are classical and jazz concerts held here from April to November. Ischia has been used as a location for films as diverse as Cleopatra and The Talented Mr Ripley, and every July Global Fest celebrates the island’s unique place in film history.

How to Get There

Hotel Mare Blu
Via Pontano, 36
Ischia, 80077 Italy

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 288 Reviews
Booked for 2 nights, stayed for 5!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a lovely stay here at the Mare Blu that we didn't want to move on! We'd planned just two days in this part of the island, but the staff were so helpful and the facilities so comfortable that we ended up staying here as our base for exploring the island.
We were given a room with views out over the castle and every time we needed anything, from a corkscrew to a restaurant recommendation to the best places to swim or visit we had such great service from Gianfranco and the reception team that we felt immediately at home. They helped us make a great holiday even better!
The facilities of the hotel are decent- a thermal spring pool around which relaxing music plays and breakfast is served- a relaxing lounge area and bar are all part of
the facilities. Over the road is the sister hotel "Miramare E Castello" where guests at the Mare Blu can make use of the beach loungers and a really great lunch restaurant and rooftop jacuzzis (2 of them) and exercise bikes, all with the same splendid castle view. The rooftop restaurant "La Lampara" is top notch- one of those Michelin starred places you go on a special occasion- and our meal there was memorable too.
Great place- relaxing and highly recommended!

Not happy staff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just stayed here for a week and would not recommend this hotel. The room we were first given once my suitcase was in could not walk round the bed went to reception real language barrier the bloke did not say anything just called bell boy to show me another room which was double in size and balcony so took that. The whole week there the receptionists did not smile ask us if everything ok gave us any info of the area I needed an iron of which I rang reception don’t have irons I have stayed in lots and lots of 5 star hotel in the world and I have never heard so much rubbish I got charged £80 Euro to have ironing done by maid as no iron absolute disgrace never heard of this in my life.
This hotel needs to have lessons in customer service very disappointing . Good points location and the sister hotel across the road much more happier staff

Amazing find of a hotel
Reviewed 10 months ago

We booked the superior sea front room, amazing huge balcony with views of the sea and the castle and plenty of room for 2 adults and one 10 year old, well worth the extra.
Staff were friendly and welcoming. We did not have dinner but breakfast was fanstastic and you just needed to ask for any special requests.
The pools were very quiet, not very many kids, but definately a child friendly hotel.

lovely hotel
Reviewed 10 months ago

Lovely, clean and nice people. The massages and packings where very nice!
The hotel has a very good location with the view on the castle... WOW!!
And also nice eating, near by the sea. We walked 1 minute to the sea.

Relaxing
Reviewed 10 months ago

Mate Blu is an exceptional hotel catering for all. The atmosphere is very relaxing combined with a Spa with excellent facilities . The staff are all warm and friendly and the restaurant has range of top quality food both typical and international . The rooms are comfortable and very clean. I can only highly recommend Mare Blu and look forward to returning the fourth time next year.