Miramare E Castello Hotel
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast and access to the spa and private beach
- Stunning views of Aragonese Castle from the restaurant and rooftop hot tubs
- A short stroll from the island's main shopping street, Corso Vittorio Colonna
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On the volcanic island of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples, the Miramare e Castello is an elegant hotel with a private beach and a roof garden. With a prime position right on the sand, this laid-back retreat is all about kicking back in the Mediterranean sunshine, whether you soak up the rays by the pool, in one of the two rooftop hot tubs or on the restaurant terrace overlooking Aragonese Castle. This intimate five-star hotel has 41 guestrooms, half of which face the sea (Deluxe Rooms and Suites come with a balcony or terrace). They’re decorated in typical Ischian style, with ceramic tile floors, pastel-colored walls and black-and-white prints of the island. Dine on seafood at La Lampara restaurant up on the roof, or hit the Alysandy Space spa to swim in the heated indoor pool or to indulge in a treatment that uses products from local brand Ischia Beauty.
In the Area
The hotel is a short stroll from the island’s main shopping street, Corso Vittorio Colonna, and a 10-minute walk from the medieval Aragonese Castle. Close by, the Negombo Health and Beauty Center is a natural thermal spa surrounded by beautiful gardens on the Tyrrhenian Sea. In a volcanic gorge, La Mortella Gardens has more than 3,000 species of flora from around the world, as well as spectacular views and a waterfall. Active types can go on a 50-minute hike to the top of Monte Epomeo, Ischia’s highest peak, for superlative views of the Bay of Naples.
How to Get There
We booked to stay at the Miramare a few weeks ago as a last minute decision to celebrate our anniversary.
We booked our transfers through Ischia Review and arrived on the island without issue.
Ischia Ponte is closer to Ischia Porto than we’d realised. So by taxi it takes less than 10 minutes.
When we arrived we were delighted to be told that we’d been upgraded to a sea view room and also had a complimentary 20 minute massage. When we got up to our room we were not disappointed, the room was immaculate and nicely furnished with amazing views of Vivara ( linked to The island of Procida) and the Aragonese Castle .
As it was our Anniversary there was also a Complimentary bottle of Prosecco in the room- this was a really lovely touch.
The hotel is charming, beautifully kept and elegant without being too formal. The staff are friendly and engaging and could not do enough for us. Considering they had all worked a busy season and are probably looking forward to a break it did not show. Service was faultless at breakfast, lunch and on one occasion we ate in the restaurant in the evening. This was really good, the food was cooked beautifully and the service amazingly good.
We never ate in the La Lampara restaurant on the terrace but Wow! What a gorgeous setting. Restaurant beautifully laid out. Something for our next visit because we will definitely return.
I had a few treatments whilst at the hotel and these were also great, very relaxing. We also went across the road the sister hotel to visit the thermal pool, just so we felt like we’d done everything. It is a nice hotel but no comparison with Miramere which was definitely the star of the show.
The hotel arranged a island trip this was 120 euros and good value for money, took around 3 hours with a hour to explore Sant Angelo which is very picturesque quaint seaside location. However, considering we had no prior experience of the island we felt we had chosen well in Ischia Ponte and the Miramere.
The hotel is perfectly situated for the local restaurants , shops, bars and more. It is only a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Castle - this is a must to visit.
The weather was really pleasant and a consistent 25 -27 degrees every day, lovely to sunbathe and relax by the sea.
We had wonderful holiday and were very sad to leave this gorgeous place. It was a truly great experience.
I booked this last minute due to our other hotel cancelling with the Amoma bankruptcy. So I ended up paying a lot.
And the hotel did live up to the hype apart from the bedrooms.
I paid for a twin and a double sea view. The twin room was tiny and you could only pull the beds apart by about 20cms, which is awkward when sharing with your brother. The walls were very thin so could hear the chairs scrapping from the restaurant above and next door in the bathroom.
It did have an amazing view and window seating area which was lovely.
The double room had more space but it’s didn’t have the nice window seating area. They had an ugly green wall with the windows, which was disappointing.
The rest of the hotel was good. A bit dated but still nice.
We celebrated my mams birthday while we were there and the staff (especially the restaurant manager) were great helping decorate the table and gave her a small bottle of Prosecco.
Breakfast was great. View was great. Rooftop hot tubs were great.
It was nice to have the spa but a lot of the jets didn’t work and looked like it needed a lick of paint. We also tried out the sister hotel facilities but there wasn’t much there. Miremare was better.
The hotel got really busy at the weekend so I was glad we got our fill on the quieter days during the week.
I would recommend it as somewhere to stay but I’d say it’s more of a 4 star than a 5, so try and get a good deal!
This hotel was another good selection from the many recommended on Trip Advisor. The location right on the water provided views of the neighboring castle, the other nearby islands and the colorful homes and buildings on the shoreline. The service was excellent in all areas, check-in, breakfast, poolside, at the bar and housekeeping. The hotel’s location also allowed for easy walks into the old center or, in the opposite direction, to the port, but just far enough away from both to escape traffic and other street noise.