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“Exactly where it was...” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Cava dell'isola
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giovanni Mazzella 25, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #15 of 81 Hotels in Forio
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“Exactly where it was...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Combine not really looking at the map, google maps showing the wrong location, a free satnav on the iPhone, a lady in another hotel who said 5 minutes walk and a barman who spoke less English than we spoke Italian and said 500m, we walked for a long long long time. When we eventually got to the wrong place and called up asking why they wouldn't let us in (me speaking English, him speaking Italian, me speaking English louder), he turned up a few minutes later in his car and drove us and our luggage the 200m to the hotel. Good start!!

The wrong place was on the main road and had a sign showing something with "dell'isola". We'd had enough by then and "apparently" I should have just paid for the cab from Forio Port. The hotel is down the hill closer to the beach (there is either a driveway or a fair few steps to get down). From the main road you can see the hotel name on the roof of the hotel.

Anyway, very nice and reasonably priced hotel. Friendly owner & staff. Good location near a little beach with a restaurant and bar. The restaurant closes around sunset then opens about 7 or 8pm.

The hotel also sells drinks and after coming from a couple of nights in Ischia Town they were much much cheaper.

Poseidon Thermal spa is about a 10 minute walk along the coast and there a good selection of restaurants there.

A negative and a positive to finish... the wifi didn't extend to our room so we stayed in the breakfast/bar area one morning using the wifi. The staff brought us a lovely bowl of fresh fruit salad after breakfast. Not sure if they kept feeding us cause we didn't leave but it was nice all the same.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a lovely hotel with an ocean view and hosts that make you feel more like you're visiting their family than staying in a hotel.

The room is bright and cheerful but can be made silent and dark by closing the double pained glass doors and shutters. The colors of the room reflect Ischia, ocean blue tile floors, sun yellow and white. The beds are very comfortable and, unusual for Italy, the shower is great. The AC is silent and very efficient.

It's 1 minute from a good ocean view restaurant and a very popular beach. It's a 20 minute walk to town or the bus stop is right at the road upstairs, a 2 minute walk.

The breakfast included fresh squeezes orange juice, yoghurt, fresh fruit and a freshly baked assortment of breakfast style sweet rolls.

Our hosts provided assistance well beyond anything one would reasonably expect.

A wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Ask for the newly refurbished ocean view rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Sometimes everything seems to function perfect...this is my experience from my short trip to Ischia.

Begginning of October with an amazing summer weather as an ally, a wonderful hotel next to a beautiful natural beach.
Cava dell'isola is a nicely done hotel, clean, spacious rooms, family-friendly atmosphere, 2 minutes walking from the sea. The entrance of the hotel is a little bit rough but this is part of the charm!!
From most of the rooms you can enjoy the sunset...so ....get a glass of Prosecco alone or with company and live it!!! Mille grazie per tutto.....a prossima :)))

Room Tip: The ones with the VIEW!!!!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Via Giovanni Mazzella 25, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Isola d'Ischia > Forio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Forio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Cava dell'isola 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a romantic place directly on the sea, to 5 mt from the famous beach "Cava", the hotel Cava dell'isola is the best choice for a holiday characterized by sun, sea and relax.The family hotel is about 500 mt from the bay of "Citara", famous for its thermal spes and for the largest island's park "Giardini Poseidon", a charming and plasing destination for a full day of relax. All our rooms are very confortable, all with privata bath and have a balcony or terrace.Situato in un angolo romantico con vista sul mare, a 5 mt dall' omonima e rinomata spiaggia, l' Hotel Cava dell' Isola rappresenta la scelta ideale per una vacanza all'insegna del sole, mare e relax. La struttura, a conduzione familiare, dista circa 500 mt dalla Baia di Citara, spiaggia famosa per le sue sorgenti termo-minerali e per il più grande parco termale isolano, "I GIARDINI POSEIDON", meta incantevole e ideale per una completa giornata di relax. Tutte le nostre camere sono molto confortevoli, con bagno privato, balcone vista mare o terrazzino, si dividono in Superior o Standard.- Superior sono camere completamente ristrutturate nel 2011, con aria condizionata, Tv con Sky, cassaforte per laptop e frigobar.- le standard hanno tutte il terrazzino, ventilatore, frigobar e cassaforte per laptop. ... more   less 
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Hotel Cava Dell'isola Isola D'Ischia/Forio, Italy

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