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“A wonderful gem on Italy's emerald isle!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Providence Terme & Spa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via G.Mazzella 162 | Baia di Citara, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 81 Hotels in Forio
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A wonderful gem on Italy's emerald isle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is an absolute gem of a hotel on a spectacular island that I have now been visiting for 3 years. Everything about it affords a wonderfully comfortable and relaxing holiday.

The staff are genuinely kind, professional and courteous and are a credit to the owner Signora Maria, who is an extremely charming and attentive lady. She took time during her very busy day to give me a guided tour around the hotel's aromatic herb garden ("Garden of the Senses"), of which she is particularly fond and proud and quite rightly so! It is obvious when speaking with her that the hotel and its reputation are of the utmost importance to her, and this is reflected in the way that the hotel is run.

The public/communal areas are all spacious, comfortable and inviting, providing also areas dedicated to TV and games (cards, etc). The outside terraces boast magnificent mountain and sea views from which THE most spectacular sunsets can be witnessed.

The gardens surrounding the outdoor pools, one of which is thermal, are beautiful and perfectly maintained making that all important holiday activity of 'relaxing by the pool' the pleasurable experience it should be.

The spa offers various wellness and beauty treatments and I was reliably informed that herbs from the garden are used in some of the treatments, as well as by the chef in the restaurant!

The hotel offers regular quality live entertainment which includes Neapolitan singers and musicians, giving the guests the opportunity to show off their dance floor skills - an opportunity that many guests do not let slip through their fingers I'm delighted to say!

The restaurant, which has a sea view, provides an excellent and diverse menu, and from a very personal point of view, desserts to die for!

I have been in love with the island of Ischia since first visiting in 2009; experiencing the hospitality of Hotel Providence makes me love it even more.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Craiova
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Excellent hotel, splendid sea view!! The staff, especially signora Maria very helpfull and attentive. The hotel has great spa services and a very good restaurant with excellent italian food. Rooms are comfortable and cleaned every day. Recomand this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Senago
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Stayed 2 weeks in this splendid hotel which has much to offer. Staff always kind and courteous, spacious public areas with wonderful sea views, good quality restaurant with 3 choices of first and second courses, rooms kept well cleaned without disturbing the guests, large pool area with both standard and thermal pools, quality evening events, convenient bus connections to Forio. All in all I would recommend this hotel for a relaxing, stress free holiday on beautiful Ischia.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

I stayed at Hotel Providence for three weeks, from the end of August to mid September 2011. It was a great vacation!
The hotel is great, with its comfortable rooms that have everything designed to make one's vacation pleasant and serene, and the beach and the sea are wonderful!
The hotel is well managed. Maria, the hostess, values the hotel reputation, that's why everything runs so smoothly.
The hotel territory is very well attended, green, with flowers everywhere. In addition to a swimming pool, there is a thermal pool along with an impressive spa program, which is so convenient!
The hotel staff is well trained, professional, exceptionally friendly, and considerate of each client's specific needs. The receptionists and administrative personnel overall, maids, gardeners, waiters and bartenders are all helpful and nice.
The rooms are cleaned daily, with no reminders required, in the first half of the day and at the time when the guests are away.
The hotel restaurant is beyond praise; it is sure one of high class European restaurants. It was my third time in Italy, also, I love Spain for vacation, I have been all over Europe, and so I know what I'm talking about. The menu is diverse, European dishes are great, and Italian ones - from pasta and gnocchi as starters to Sicilian cornets and rum baba for dessert - are simply incomparable. What is particularly good about the restaurant is that the top service pleases with its non-intrusiveness. Not to miss are gala dinners - fascinating dining shows held weekly - that suggest a festive dress code.
The hotel has a good entertainment program, which is valuable in Ischia, where there are not so many hotels that offer such events. During my stay, there were a few nights of Neapolitan music with professional bands performing; there is an aqua gym course. The hotel sponsors/participates in organizing sightseeing events. For example, I attended a wine tasting tour recommended by the hotel owner and manager Maria, and I am grateful to her for it.
There are barely any Russian tourists at the hotel. It's a pity that tour agencies do not market this wonderful island and this fantastic hotel.

Room Tip: Recommend a room with a sea view
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

This hotel is family owned and operated. All the staff are very attentive to the needs and request of all their guests. They will recommend places to go, places to see. They offer great spa services. Each and everyone associated with this hotel is more than happy to take time to chat with you and provide answers and explanation to all your questions. The hotel is a very clean and you can enjoy time at the pool, at the spa or at the beach which is only a few steps away from the hotel. It is well situation with a 20 minutes walk to the heart of the Forio. Spent the most relaxing amazing 3 weeks there. Truly felt like we we part of the Monte Family. Hopefully will have the opportunity to go back.

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony with sea view. All room are quiet
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

Such a memorable blend of elegance, comfort and warmth. The sea view setting is spectacular and it is a short walk to town and beaches - bus service is also very convenient .
The pool is kept immaculately clean - so refreshing. I particularly enjoyed the special occasions - live music, wood oven pizza - and the hotel proprietors and family greeting and interacting with their guests. This is a jewel lodging and will keep me coming back to Ischia.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Providence Terme & Spa

Address: Via G.Mazzella 162 | Baia di Citara, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Isola d'Ischia > Forio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Forio
#6 Family Hotel in Forio
#14 Romantic Hotel in Forio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Providence Terme & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in the most panoramic spot of the island, close to the famous thermal garden Poseidon, only a few yards from the wonderful seaside of Citara. The Hotel Terme Providence is surrounded by a large garden with trees and every kind of flowers, which make the stay even more pleasant. A charming oasis for a quiet holiday. Small and modern SPA Centre with Thermal department and Beauty farm and Physiotherapy for health and Beauty treatments with personal program. ... more   less 
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