San Montano Resort & Spa
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When you stay at San Montano Resort & Spa in Lacco Ameno, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from Bay of San Montano and Negombo Thermal Park. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Museo di Santa Restituta and Museum Villa Arbusto.
Make yourself at home in one of the 73 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and a hair salon.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
God, I loved this hotel.
Location: On top of a mountain overlooking the sea. Blissful. The hilltop setting did mean walking into the town was hard. We are a physically fit couple and although we walked into and back from the town on 5 occasions, it was hard work. The hotel however does have a shuttle bus that will take you into the town. We just usually like to have a bit of walk.
Service: Simple wonderful from the reception, to the domestic staff, to the porter, to the restaurant staff, to the bar staff, to the lifeguard. All where faultless. They literally could not do enough for you.
Pools: The pool areas were a dream. I honestly don't think we will ever find somewhere to beat how good the outdoor areas were! Whatever time of day we went to the pool we got a lounger in a great space. There is so much room that you are never cramped. The lifeguard will put out the sunbed and give you towels.
Food: Again fantastic. A great range of choice in the morning, and really tasty and varied evening options.
Rooms: We had a partial sea view room. The view was lovely, but the room itself was a bit small. I wouldn't say the rooms are luxurious but they are certainly kept impeccably clean.
We stayed at this hotel for a week, and I think that was long enough for us. This is a hotel were you are going for relaxation, and ease, and after a while that can get boring and a bit monotonousness. There isn't much going on in the evenings, There's a wonderful pianist but he's on every night and it does get repetitive. Because of the difficult walk into town you can feel a bit trapped in the hotel in the evenings. BUT like I said this hotel isn't meant to be a high beat, high energized place. It's a place to relax, and have a good nights sleep!
So we are the kind of couple that saved up for this hotel. We don't have massive amounts of spare income and spending when you are there adds up easily. A small glass of coke is 5 euros, cocktails 10 euros plus. We spent a lot more than we intended and we really didn't indulge ourselves. I'd just be aware that to enjoy your time here, being able to buy the odd soft drink, a bottle of wine every other night, and an after drink cocktail, even when you are half board, you are going to have to spend about 500 euros plus. This hotel is aimed at people who have money. Which, of course, is to be expected but just a little warning to others reading this who might be in a similar position to us!
We spent a fantastic week at San Montano and quite simply you can see how it gets into the Worlds Small Luxury Hotel book. It is fantastic in terms of location facilities and food. The staff at reception could not be more helpful or friendly thank you. Mr S Lowthian
We had a wonderful stay at the San Montano. It's an excellent hotel with a superb view over the Island. The staff could not do enough to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
The pool area is probably the best I've experienced with something for everyone. We tended to relax on the Panorama Terrace which had a view that you would never tire of seeing and small pools to cool off in. Later once the sun had moved round, we'd move round towards the bottom of the complex and the salt water pool which was also excellent. A mention to for the lifeguard who seemed to have eyes in the back of his head and was always on hand with towels and cushions.
We were half board and the food was very good. My only minor point would be that after a week it became a bit "samey". I know it's hard to produce 3 course menus for a hotel full of people every night and the menu was always different but generally variations of the same theme.
The staff were excellent, Vincenzo ensured a glass was never empty and the rest of the staff were helpful and attentive.
After meal time, the hotel was very quiet. We went to the bar a few times but only ever a handful of people there. Not sure if people retired to bed or into town, I doubt the latter as it was a fair walk with the San Montano being perched high on a large hill. I like to think I'm fairly fit but the walk up the hill was a tough slog! There was a shuttlebus during the day but I'm not sure if it operated later on.
Room was a little small but we didn't spend much time in it so not a big deal, the shower cubicles were very snug though.
A perfect hotel to relax and unwind and easy to get out and about around the Island or back on a boat to Naples / Capri etc should you so wish. Would definately return.
There is something about returning to a hotel around 5 and soaking in hot mineral water for a couple of hours. The San Montano has a huge pool with jets and sprays- plus 6 others that are only a couple of feet deep with sprays + a sea water pool to swim ( wish it was fresh water-- as the salt is hard on the eyes) All pools have breathtaking views.
The sea view room - with terrace- is addictive. Spa excellent.
Great breakfast with smoked salmon on a terrace restaurant. The dinner is expensive- but for 20 euros they have a huge antipasti buffet- so we ate there- rather than taking the free shuttle into town.
A word must be said about Vincenzo- the chief Concierge- ask him anything- and just relax- he takes care of everything from boat tickets-- to tours- to reservations.. One of the "greats"...just don't let him even suggest you take the bus that circles the island- we waited half an hour- and that bus made the Tokyo subway look like a private limo .
Visited here for a special anniversary, beautiful, beautiful location & ideal for an R&R break. We had a Garden View room, small but we knew that, was very clean but number of problems in our bathroom from wobbly hooks,
wobbly towel rail, shower soap holder hanging by a thread & missing finishes, shower cubicle also tiny which wasn't necessary as there was room for bigger. Definately not a 5 star bathroom.The problems we reported as we left to hopefully improve stay for next person but we didn't want the aggravation of complaining during our break as we wanted to enjoy.
Food was of an extremely high standard and more than plenty of it, the only slight down for us was the restaurant allocated you a table when you arrived which you have to have for the duration of your stay which meant we only once got a window view at a breakfast despite asking a number of times if this might be possible for dinner, we asked if this might be possible for our anniversary dinner so just for one night but it wasn't.... Dinner is served in one sitting between 8and 10pm, a bit later than we would have liked & think others felt the same given the number of people hovering near the dining room or going up early but when in Rome...or Ischia!
The pools are interesting, the main thermal one is much warmer than we expected and for me actually quite hard to swim in as the high level of mineral salts meant I floated overly well, but my husband who usually sinks like a brick actually could float! The views from the pool terrace are what this break is all about, the pool man was so attentive, giving you two clean towels each day, laying them out on your exceptionally comfy lounger & once he'd learn't if you wanted shade or sun would even assist in moving the parasols to achieve that.
We did get out a bit , one trip to the Giardini La Mortella. The hotel car drops you in a corner with a supposed 20 minute walk along a side road to make. It took us nearly an hour and wasn't straight forward, was glad we had our google maps, transpired the garden was only a 5 minute drive further up the roads so might be nice to consider dropping guests just that little further?
Taxis expensive,used one at the hotel's recommendation as not on direct bus route, to get to the Arangonese Castle about half an hour away , was told approx 25 euros each way but actually 30. Think best to consider hiring a car for the day or using local buses, 5 euros for a day if you are comfy with this. No tourist info board or area so had to ask at the desk for everything, staff always approachable & friendly but a few times language was a bit of a barrier. Think a comprehensive tourist info binder in various languages would be a great asset.
These things said, we had a lovely break, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the resort for rest and relaxation.