We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A wedding to be remembered!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Poggio del Sole

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Poggio del Sole to your Saves list
Poggio del Sole
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Baiola 193, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 81 Hotels in Forio
Consett, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wedding to be remembered!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

What a fantastic place to stay. If you're in Ischia, and need somewhere relaxing and friendly to stay you won't go wrong giving the Colella family a call! We were in Italy for a friends wedding, who had booked the entire party into the hotel and we had an exceptionally nice trip.

Fitting a large number of people into a small vehicle to be given a lift back to the hotel from the Spas was just another highlight of an unforgettable trip, although I don't recommend that if you have a fear of speed, sharp inclines, tiny spaces or are generally of a nervous temperament. (Although a testament to the owners dedication to his guests, driving us all over the island a lot of the time!)

Thank-you all very much, we wish you every success with you business, and hope that if we are ever back in Ischia, we will make another visit.

Chris & Jenny x

Room Tip: Ask for one with a view, I'm sure you'll not be disappointed.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

124 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    81
    30
    7
    4
    2
See reviews for
31
62
5
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Nothing is too much to ask at this really unique place. Run by three brothers (Bepe, Lorenzo and Amarigo), mama Tina and papa Salvatore, the thing that really makes this place is the service and the delicious food! Home made bloody orange marmalade at breakfast was the best we have ever tasted. We asked for a cookery lesson on to how make ravioli and this was no problem at all - and they were so good I am salivating as I write this. The pizzas, seafood salad, roast rabbit, artichokes, stuffed courgette flowers and tiramisu - all amazing. My husband is Italian so we know a thing or two about Italian food. The brothers shuttle you around to the beach, thermal springs or wherever you want to go.
We are a family with two boys aged 2 and 5yrs. There is a small pool and pleasant lounge area with jacuzzi. Our boys spent all day playing around here as the water in the jacuzzi was lovely and warm. Our room was cleaned every day and the views from our private terrace were fantastic. You really feel at home at this place and it is great value. We have travelled to many places all over the world and we have stayed in all sorts of places; from simple bungalows/ guesthouses on Thai beaches to the Four Seasons hotels in places such as Mauritius and Florence. This place is so charming- we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UK
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed in this lovely hotel in July 2012.

You receive a warm welcome from the Lorenzo family who do as much as they can for you (though they rush around at 100mph to try to help everyone - they really work very hard). The restaurant is at the roadside level - very pretty with plenty plants and flowers all around you - lovely enough for a romatic meal. Such such tasty food for a great price (compared to rest to rest of the island which can be quite expensive or not such good food). The hotel is behind the restaurant and up a short but steep hill to the right. Views to die for from your balcony - sunset, sea and firework viewing guaranteed.

There are some cons to the hotel, else I would have given it 5 out of 5. The cons we experienced are:

1) The nearest shop (for water, snacks etc) is like an expedition - going down hill is fine (turn left out of hotel) but carrying it up the hill takes a very long time when carrying provisions. We live in a hilly area b ack home and are used to hill walking, but in the intense Summer heat, expect it to be a very intense workout.

2) The family happily squeeze you in their van (think Sardines) to drop you to the beach or thermal park etc in the morning but you need to find your own way back. This is lovely of them. I've stayed in another hotel in the same area before and there is no offer to take you anywhere. The local bus service is fantastic for getting around the island but with regards to the location of the hoel often it doesn't turn up to get you back. You find yourself embarrased to phone the family to come and rescue you when you know they are started on preparing the evening meals. The same if you want to go out later the day, often the buses on the timetable just don't turn up. So if you are transport-less you are stuck.

Using the buses around the coastal areas of the Island is fantastic - its just getting back to the hotel that can be problematic.

3)You can walk down the hill to get into Forio - its a great but hot walk but take your camera for some lovely shots of views and architecture, but unless you are really into hill walking in the hottest part of the year, its not advisable. Lots of broken pavement to trip up on so be careful.

4) The swimming pool really is tiny. I thought the people reviewing it negatively on here must have been exagerating ("smallest pool in the world" etc) but it really is tiny - smaller than you can possibly image. I think the photo on their website makes it look bigger than it is. Its still lovely to cool off in and do a couple of strokes and we did spend some time there. Just be aware its very small in length.

But despite the above few 'cons' I'd still stay in this hotel again for the views, the hospitality from the family and the amazing food - that's how good it is! In fact it was the best holiday we ever had - so the pro's outweight the cons.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great sea view rooms, garden and restaurant. The Colella Family make you feel at home and part of the family. Visit the garden and eat at the restaurant, the Mama is prepairing every day amazing food.

Room Tip: Sea view and amazing food
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had our second stay here at the begining of October and it was just as wonderful second time around. The views are amazing, the rooms comfortable and well equiped but most of all the family are the best hosts you could wish for. Lorenzo is always on hand to give information and offer a lift to wherever you wish to go, whilst Mama Tina cooks the most amazing food (we ate at the hotel ever night of our weeks stay!!!) Salvatore grows the wonderful produce that is used in the kitchen and Guiseppe does a great job in the restaurant where his knowledge and interset in the wines is invaluable (also the house wine is very enjoyable). We really cannot speak highly enough of this little gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Just spent 10 days in this excellent hotel. Although it is quite a walk to the beach the owners were always willing to give us a lift and they also took us to a thermal pool complex for the day.
The family is very helpful and we are looking forward to a return trip.

Heinz and James ,Brighton

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colyton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Fantastic Italian hospitality ! wonderful family run hotel and restaurant in a superb hillside location
with breathtaking views.The Collela family make your stay very special indeed.Great food choice
for breakfast , fresh fruit tomatoes with basil and garlic,cheese,ham,croissants,eggs and more!!
Evening meals cooked by "mamma Tina" were all delicious as were Lorenzo's pizzas in the wood fired oven (thankyou for the pizza making demo and recipes)Amerigo ferried us to and from his La Rotunda beach bar ,all part of the brilliant service.Wonderful swimming in crystal clear sea,sunbeds and brolly provided,good value drinks and snack lunches . . We had an interesting grappa tasting session with Guiseppe and pappa Salvatore's homemade limoncelllo was the best! All in all this has been our best Italian holiday thanks to the outstanding hospitality from the Collela family.

Room Tip: Front room top floor all are quiet
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Poggio del Sole? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Poggio del Sole

Address: Via Baiola 193, 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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Forio
#12 Family Hotel in Forio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Poggio del Sole 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Poggio del Sole provides everything you might need to make your vacation perfect. All rooms feature a private bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, personal safe, mini-refrigerator, air conditioning, heating, and internet wi-fi connection. Also available are fully serviced two bedroom apartments with small kitchenettes for 4-6 people. Each room boasts either a balcony or terrace with unobstructed views of the Mediterranean sea. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, HostelBookers, Agoda, Travelocity, HostelWorld and Tingo so you can book your Poggio del Sole reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Poggio Del Sole Forio
Poggio Del Sole Hotel Forio
Poggio Del Sole Isola D'Ischia/Forio, Italy

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Poggio del Sole, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.