Hotel Mare Blu
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
Our first visit to Ischia but we will definitely be back, the hotel was outstanding and exceeded our expectations in every way, the sister hotel being just yards away with complementary facilities made it difficult to choose which hotel we should spend more time in.
Unfortunately, on the evening before we were due to leave, my partner slipped and fractured her ankle, at which point the hotel could not have done any more to help, they accompanied us to the hospital and stayed with us until we were diagnosed, arranged for the restaurant to stay open until we got back, took us back the following day for plaster, etc, they went the extra mile and we cannot recommend them highly enough. Our thanks to Ciro and Anna and their entire team from both hotels and we will see you again.
Had a lovely time at this hotel and all staff were polite, helpful and eager to make our visit special. There is a lovely outdoor pool with plenty of beds available. There is also a thermal pool. Our room was excellent and a great balcony overlooking the pool. A lovely gesture of a complimentary bottle of Cava was in our room. The tv channels were not working at first and wi -fi was weak, but no sooner mentioned and they were immediately looked at and rectified. A fuse blew in a light on the second morning but again the wonderful Fillipo sorted it. I kidded on that I was a jinx. Our room was kept immaculate by Nancy, who was American born and was a font of useful information. Nothing was too much for her and she twice arranged ice buckets for further bottles of prosecco that we had bought. The front of house staff quickly remembered us and were able to bring us our key without asking the room number. We had breakfast every day and it was excellent. A good choice of continental options,smoked salmon, ,scrambled egg and the best bacon I have had whilst abroad. The waiting staff were attentive to all our needs and the big bonus was the option of prosecco to wash it all down. The option to use the facilities in the close sister hotel nearby was great, as they had roof jacuzzis with great views of the castle. You could also use their sun beds and little beach. which was very useful. We had a fabulous 10 days in this lovely hotel and would definitely stay again if we revist Ischia.
The hotel is well located, the staff are super attentive, the room was clean (although poorly furnished) but , a big but, overall it is far away from a 5 star hotel standard. The public areas , especially the thermal pool, definitely need to be cleaned and renovated, THE POOL ESPECIALLY TO BE CLEANED.