I stayed at the Parco Smeraldo with a friend for one week last September/October, The hotel is in a quiet area of Ischia and has direct access to the largest beach of the island, i Maronti. I agree with other reviewers about the good service and hospitality of the staff. We had nice rooms with balconies and partial sea view, though I would not recommend these in particular, as they overlook a mobile home park. Other than that, the hotel is located in the middle of a beautifully landscaped garden and the sea view is quite stunning. The indoor and outdoor pools were very well kept and so was the spa. We always found plenty of clean towels at the spa, even when no one was around. The buffet breakfast had a good choice of dairy products, fruit and cold cuts, as well as grains and breads. We chose the ''mezza pensione'', sometimes we would have lunch, other times dinner at the hotel's restaurant and we were always pleased with the variety of the food. One minor issue, I guess, is that some evenings the waiters were in a bit of a hurry to serve and leave, so we learned to get to dinner as soon as the dining room opened. All in all it was a very good experience, I recommend this hotel without hesitation.