Semiramis Hotel de Charme
What We Love
- A peaceful stay in picturesque Ischia, with a welcome drink on arrival and breakfast Staying close to the famous Poseidon Gardens, with their 21 thermal pools
- Taking the short stroll down to Citara Bay’s lovely sandy beach
- The colourful, hand-painted Vietri floor tiles in the guest rooms
What To Know
- The isle of Ischia is just a quick ferry ride from Naples
- The hotel has a peaceful garden and a large outdoor thermal pool to relax in
- Free WiFi is only available in the lobby
The volcanic isle of Ischia, just off the Napoli coast, will have you literally bubbling with excitement. Alongside its famous naturally heated thermal pools, reputed to have oodles of curative powers, it also boasts intriguing hot sand beaches and sparklingly clear waters. Located in the west of the island overlooking Citara Bay, Semiramis Hotel de Charme is a quiet gem proudly run by the genial Mazza family. It’s a mere pebble’s throw down to Citara’s sandy beach, or you can spend your time plunging your way through the nearby Poseidon Gardens’ staggering 21 thermal pools, said to cure all manner of ailments.
Back at the hotel, wander the extensive gardens, packed with palm trees, bougainvillaea and rare Mediterranean plants. Rooms also ooze Mediterranean character, with hand-painted Vietri tiles adorning the floors and reflecting all the colour outside.
The hotel also boasts a large outdoor thermal pool of its own, complete with sunbeds and shady umbrellas, where you can order a drink from the poolside bar. Semimaris Hotel de Charme was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and after a few days here you’ll soon see why.
How to Get There
We have traveled to Italy many times and always enjoy our time there, from the North to South and many places in between. We had never visited Ischia; many Americans are not familiar with this island in the Bay of Naples. So we did our research and came across Semiramis Hotel de Charme. My wife and I spent 12 glorious days there in August 2019. We took the superior sea view room on the top floor and the view of the bay and surroundings were picture perfect. The service and hospitality was excellent, from Luisa and Marecca at the front desk, to Ilaria at breakfast and lunch, and Teresa, our housekeeper. The grounds are beautiful and well kept, with interesting plants and fruit trees, and different pools that offer different settings. A short walk to the beach on Citara Bay, many wonderful restaurants close by, and easy transportation by bus or taxi make Semiramis a great location. Great value for the money, we plan on visiting again and highly recommend it!
Trip typeCouple · Vacation
The grounds and upper pools are nice along with associated lounging areas. The lower pool is really dirty and grotty. The manager/receptionist was helpful and pleasant.
No restaurant at the hotel and those within walking distance are dire. The breakfast food was mediocre at best.
Like everywhere/everything on Ischia this hotel is seriously overpriced. Again with hands out for pool towels etc. Plus a new twist - purchase of compulsory bathing caps.
Very very poor Wi-Fi signal/speed.
Not enough power points in the room.
Won't be returning to Ischia nor this place.
This hotel is in a great location - the beach is across the street and Poseidon is a 5 minute walk. There are also very good restaurants within a 5 minute walk. The waking path for a different hotel, that sits high on the hill above, goes next to the Semiramis property. It was easy to read the faces of the tired guests as they trekked up and down that hill, that they wished they had booked their stay at the Semiramis. There is also an expert gardener on staff. The variety of plants and trees and their placement is very artistic. The pools are wonderful, the breakfast is wonderful, and the staff is very friendly.