Resort Grazia Terme & Wellness
What We Love
- A charming spa hotel on the stunning Italian island of Ischia, with breakfast, dinner and moreThe stunning views over the hotel gardens and Ischia’s landscape from your balcony
- Exploring the turquoise coves and lush mountainous island landscape
- Having access to all of the 10 swimming pools and thermal baths in the hotel’s spa
What To Know
- The island is 20 miles off the coast of Naples
- The restaurant's terrace is open from June to September, and often has live music
- This is a laid-back, wellness retreat; don't expect much nightlife
Island life has never been better than it is on the Italian paradise of Ischia at Resort Grazia Terme & Wellness. With a full thermal spa and wellness center tantalizingly close – on-site, in fact – you’ll only have the amazing views of the island’s mountains, beaches and surrounding seas to distract you from utter relaxation.
The resort’s Talia Thermal Park and Wellness Area boasts 10 swimming pools using natural thermal water from the volcanic island, a steam room, a Turkish bath, tennis courts and a fitness corner. After some much-deserved pampering, relax on your room’s balcony overlooking the hotel’s gardens and with views across the island, or satisfy your appetite with buffet breakfasts and delicious, home-cooked, four-course dinners every evening at the restaurant.
When you’re craving other ways to keep yourself occupied, you can always explore the sights and sounds of gorgeous Ischia itself. There are certainly enough treasures to discover on this luscious, dramatic and mountainous Mediterranean island, and you can launch off on boat tours and sightseeing excursions while you’re here. Ischia is about 20 miles from the coast of Naples and rich with cultural history, even holding its very own film festival in the months of June and July.
Double rooms offer a balcony looking out over lush green gardens and Ischia’s impressive scenery. All rooms come with comfy beds and en-suite bathrooms.
The resort’s restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and offers a range of cuisine for evening meals. There are also themed evenings, with traditional food and accompanying music. You’ll find La Terrazza restaurant out on the terrace, offering light lunches and snacks to a backdrop of Ischia’s coast, from June to September.
Talia Spa has it all: 10 swimming pools, steam rooms, a hydro-bike, a fitness area, aromatherapy and physiotherapy treatments, massages, beauty treatments and wellness packages. The pools and therapy rooms are spread around the grounds with the dramatic landscape of Ischia framing your swim, spa treatment or workout.
Resort Grazia Terme & Wellness is close to the picturesque town of Lacco Ameno, where you can visit the famous Villa La Colombaia, and San Montano Beach on the northern coast of Ischia. Both within easy reach, Ischia and Forio are the main towns on the island and delight with brightly colored buildings, bustling shops, fine Italian restaurants and various museums.
How to Get There
After a hectic journey from Naples Airport (thanks to typically unorganized Thompson reps) we finally arrived at the hotel. The staff seemed friendly and attentive, well it was 1am ! I was shown t o my room, which seemed nice, but it was dark. Morning arrived I opened the blinds expecting to see the sea or gardens as booked, only to find, the car park!!!! Went to breakfast having to follow other guests as I was not shown or told where to go, but it was 1am when I arrived. The maitre d,' I found quite rude after he greeted me with, "This is where you SIT. You WILL sit for EVERY meal. Buonasera would have been nice. Great, centre of the restaurant at the bottom of the stairs, in full view. That's ok you might say but when you travel alone !!!!. However the waiting staff were amazing, incredibly attentive and charming. Silver service, and good food with plenty of choice and excellent wine, try the Ischica,'Per,e Palummo '. A beautiful juicy red, and the views wow, views from the dinning tables to die for.
The hotel was clean and quite beautiful with great amenities and fabulous grounds. Ten Incredible thermal pools on 4 levels, set in gardens perfumed with lavender and rosemary. Calm restful and quiet. The bar pool was a different story as there were 2 English families playing polo in the pool, much to the distress of other guest's.' This really isn't a hotel for families', several guest's told to me. And to be fair, It isn't really. Although there were a few young couples, the clientele were mostly retired business people. It's not cheap to stay here and the wine is quite expensive. There was a hotel bus service (outside my window) but later ( after speaking to someone, I did get moved to another room) which will run you into town and pick you up at allotted times, which is great as it's some walk into Lacco Ameno a nice little town with plenty of shops and places to eat and drink. Even though I didn't quite get what I expected or paid for, the thermal pools and peace and quiet was great. Would I go again, to the hotel, no, the island definitely.
We had a great time at the Grazia Terme though unfortunately our stay was cut short by the earthquake in Ischia and we has to relocate. The hotel is located above Lacco Ameno so you need to make good use of the hotel's courtesy bus to/from the sea front so that you can explore the island. There is a small supermarket about 100m away so it is easy to top up on water, etc. The rooms were a good size for two adults and one child, the restaurant served a good range of well prepared food and there was always room to lie out in the sun and chill. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and a great feature of this hotel is the terraced thermal gardens with different thermal pools. Despite being peak season there was always plenty of room. We were still in the restaurant the night that the earthquake struck and as we were close to the epicentre this was a little worrying, we recovered our belongings and spent the night outside on sunbeds with all of the other guests. The hotel staff were great, they provided pillows and blankets,set out bottles of water and later came round with drinks and snacks, by morning they were able to provide a good breakfast and although the hotel has closed for repairs I would have no hesitation in returning next year.
I've just come back from a wonderful week at Resort Grazia Terme and I was very impressed with pretty everything. Although my room wasn't very big, it was very nice, clean and cozy, the thermal pools are in a lovely location, overlooking the sea and amidst luxuriant sage, rosemary, lavender bushes.
Special mention should be made of the restaurant: food variety and cooking are excellent (and I know, I'm Italian :-) and the maitre is a real gentleman, always giving his best to make your experience unique.
The beauty centre is also good and offers a variety of treatments and massages, which I was pleased with.
The swimming pool is ok, unfortunately often full of children.
The hotel is served by a shuttle bus that goes to the village of Lacco Ameno and the beach, which is of help, but renting a scooter would probably make things easier.
I'll definitely go back, maybe in a different period as in August Ischia is very busy.
All things considered, it was a very good experience and I also managed to meet a lot of people.