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
The hotel is very clean and quiet at night. Its a 15 minute leisurely slow stroll to the main town shops and port (or 16 euro one way in a taxi - expensive), or 10 minute walk to Ischia Ponte and the castle. Loads of places nearby to eat with various price ranges. Turndown service in the evening. Hotel restaurant is good with attentive service from Maurizio and his colleagues. Breakfast spread is fine, plenty of choice. Front desk helpful with issues such as transfers to airport and good language skills. We stayed a week and the room was spotless... not big.. but for us it was a place to sleep, shower and get changed. The rest of the time we were out. Bar was good, with comprehensive cocktail list done by Luigi. We went to Capri for a day and were glad at being on Ischia. Not as expensive or crowded. Get a one day bus pass for 4.5 euro to go around the island, hop on and off as much as you like.
Hotel rooms are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you might get! No, you don’t spend all day in your hotel room, but if you find yourself in rooms 273 or 236 with your own South facing terrace, complete with Balinese bed, overlooking the awe inspiring Castello Aragonese, you might want to spend all day there! How we were privileged enough to find ourselves in this wonderful room is beyond me! Thank you Mare Blu!!
Special thanks to all of the wonderful Staff. Roberta communicated very well by email with us regarding our transfer to/from the Airport. Allessandro made sure our drinks were continually full when we sat by the pool. Luigi served us at the bar. Not sure of other names, but each and every one of them made us feel welcome. They remembered which room number we were in whenever we ordered anything, or needed our room key.
Toiletries provided in the room, as were dressing gowns and flip flops. Maid gave us chocolates every evening. We had a fridge. The only downside was no tea and coffee making facilities in the room so we took our own travel kettle. The bed was big and comfortable. Wi-fi was good. Unfortunately the air con can be a bit noisy.
Loved the way the hotel grounds were laid out. Lots of places to sit, whether to sunbathe or to just be quiet and read. Relaxing background music. Thermal pool was lovely. We had back and head massages by professional spa staff. The main pool was lovely. And just across the road at the sister hotel, we had full use of the beach and sunbeds. Also their pools (indoor and out) Again, plenty of places to sit, whether it was sun loungers, or the more comfortable easy sofas. It was all so very relaxing for us.
Breakfast was mainly continental with scrambled eggs and bacon on offer.
The hotel is about 20 mins walk to the main port, which takes you past some lovely shops to look in. It was great that a festival with fireworks was going on whilst we were there. Castello Aragonese is just a short stroll away and a must to see with splendid views all around. We took a 3 hour taxi (guided) tour of the island. We visited Giardini la Mortella (botanical gardens) which we can highly recommend. We had a boat trip around the island. Also an afternoon trip across to Procida. We got a taxi up to Mount Epomeo where one of us had a horse ride to (almost) the summit while the others walked alongside.
There are loads of places to eat and drink within walking distance. Mostly it is all flat, but the roads and paths are cobbled and uneven in places.
Ischia is a delightful island to stay.
Hotel staff were helpful on arrival. Lift is functional but you can wait forever for it to arrive so we often gave up and walked to our room on the 3rd floor. The room was an average size with air con and a mini bar. The hotel had an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
The hotel location was excellent, across the road from the beach with access to the private beach belonging to their sister hotel across the road. The main street of Ischia is close by with many shops and restaurants and a visit to the historic Aragon Castle of Ischia is at the end of the main street.
We were lucky to find that our visit coincided with the festival of San Giovan Giuseppe Della Croce with religious parades and fireworks in the street by the hotel.
The island is lovely with many interesting places to explore.
Although the room we stayed in was a bit small the service could not have been better. How much time do you spend in the room with such a glorious island to experience. We have done day trips to Capri as well as a full day boat exploration of Ischia. Only to return back to the hotel where all our needs were taken care of. The hotel has a full size pool as well as a mineral spa. Could not have asked for more
This is a lovely, peaceful hotel in Ischia ponte, the hotel itself is a peaceful oasis, in an old villa, beautifully decorated, friendly staff, two pools, one thermal, lots of lovely places to sit and relax. Plentiful towels. Spoilt for choice whether to relax by the pool or go to the beach/ jetty if the sister hotel across the road.
Initially had a small problem with the room, my Italian did not help me explain very well, but after secret escapes, who we booked it with intervened the hotel bent over backwards to sort it out.
Will definitely return, highly recommended.