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“The Wedding Of Our Dreams!” 5 of 5 stars
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Piccolo Hotel Umberto a Mare
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Soccorso 2, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #20 of 81 Hotels in Forio
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
“The Wedding Of Our Dreams!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We are long overdue in writing this review. We just got back from a visit with Umberto and Marco. Their incredible restaurant and lovely little hotel is just a idyllic as when we celebrated our wedding there on a beautiful summer day 6 years ago. It's the sort of spot you always dream of having your wedding celebration, but think could only exist in a movie. The restaurant and hotel sit on a promontory directly over the water, and the breathtaking Forio sunset drops the sun into the Mediterranean right off the balcony of Umberto a Mare. We were married in the little Chiesa del Socorrso above, and then walked down with our guests to Umberto a Mare directly below. When we walked in, Umberto, Marco, and the staff were waiting in the entry way of the restaurant to shower us with flowers and hand us Prosecco! The food is phenomenal, Umberto takes traditional Ischia delicacies and gives them a gourmet flair. Needless to say, none of our American guests had ever experienced anything like this!
We live in Santa Monica California, and looked at many locations when choosing where to celebrate our wedding, and we can easily say that the celebration we had with Umberto and Marco was far more reasonable than anything we found elsewhere. As anyone who's paid for a wedding knows, when you separately break down the cost of a beautiful location, seating, and catering in any major US city, the costs are ridiculous! At Umberto a Mare we had everything under one roof. They gave us a 5 course gourmet Italian seafood dinner for 70 people with wine included, for less than the per person cost of your average wedding caterer who only gives your guests the choice of Chicken or Salmon. Aside from the breathtaking location and incredible cuisine, the warmth, humor, and hospitality of Umberto, Marco and their staff are priceless. Though we are not able to get to Ischia and visit with them as often as we'd like, upon returning we all share the embrace and tears of overdue family. As you can tell at this point, we can't say enough about Umberto A Mare, which to us will always be a magical memory, and a warm loving home and family.

Sincerely,

André & Justine
Santa Monica, California

  • Stayed September 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
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marco e umberto r, Proprietario at Piccolo Hotel Umberto a Mare, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear friends, the emotion aroused by your wonderful words I can not describe it.
We are sure that places like "Umberto a mare" are places of love and friendship and you are the best example about this!!!

Friendship and love from a small island in the Mediterranean sea

Umberto & Marco Regine
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Cosy, intimate, only Sun ,Sea and Sky, and an antique church : a land's end. Add to this fantastic food, and you have the most romantic location of the Green Island. You don't need more to feel in Paradise, your personal one.
Twelve rooms only, a five stars restaurant, artists, poets, singers elected this marvellous "locanda" as their refuge from crowd and stress. Just take with you a book, nothing else is necessary: Marco, Umberto, Ciro, Anna, Susanna, Lucia,Nello, Emma, zia Angela and Giuggiu' the cat will take care of you as old and affectionate Friends . Caution! It's an hex place: May be you do not want most go away!

  • Stayed August 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
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marco e umberto r, Proprietario at Piccolo Hotel Umberto a Mare, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
a sweet and sincere thanks from:

Umberto, Marco, Ciro, Anna, Susanna, Lucia, Nello, Emma, Ugo, zia Angela and Giuggiù the cat ...

waiting for its pleasant return to Ischia

Umberto & Marco Regine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

The first time i came to ischia, in 2000, i felt i had found the paradise i had been looking for since i was a teenager. I started dreaming of moving here, coming up with a way of earning my living. Of course i went back to my "normal life" in milan, but i kept coming back to ischia for my holydays. Every time i leave ischia i cry and one of the main reasons is that i stay in "piccolo hotel umberto a mare", a paradise within paradise. A place with an incrdible view, a 5 minutes walk from the busuy streets of forio, but quite and silent when you are in your room or on the astonishing terrace of the restaurant. The food is amazing, the fish is caught every morning and the menu depends on what got caught. The owners are marco and umberto, two brothers very different but equally nice and warm and welcoming. I highly recommend the palce, but beware: you'll probably cry when it's time to leave

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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marco e umberto r, Responsabile reception at Piccolo Hotel Umberto a Mare, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Dear friend, I was thrilled to read what this place has entered into you ... please don't cry, we are here waiting for your return!!!
see you later on our beautiful Mediterranean Sea
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Address: Via Soccorso 2, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Isola d'Ischia > Forio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Forio
#24 Romantic Hotel in Forio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Piccolo Hotel Umberto a Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Piccolo Albergo sul mare di Forio, in attività dal 1936, da sempre meta fissa di chi ama sfuggire i posti di massa ed è alla costante ricerca del “luogo incantato”.Il modo giusto per descrivere questo splendido luogo è: “Albergo nel mare” in quanto occupa una posizione unica nel suo genere. Poggiato sulla scogliera di pietra lavica che protegge la famosa Chiesa della Madonna del soccorso dai marosi, è indicato in tutte le guide come posto unico per godere dei tramonti più belli dell’intera isola e del celeberrimo raggio verde.Il piccolo albergo, sole 11 camere, tutte ….nel mare, al suo interno è dotato anche di lido privato con discesa in mare, solarium attrezzato e docce di acqua dolce, ad esclusivo utilizzo dei soli Ospiti di casa. ... more   less 
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