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Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giovanni Mazzella 87 | Via G. Mazzella 236, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 81 Hotels in Forio
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Last month -July 2013- I had the opportunity to stay at Hotel Semiramis. Not the typical hotel building but a very beautiful villa. A wonderful paradise within a walking distance from the terme. The owner and his family were kind and always available for anything. The breakfast on the "terrazzo" with a spectacular view was great. The room was clean and comfortable. Best of all the hotel has many paintings in all areas, the work of the owner who loves to paint. I strongly recommend Semiramis not only to New Yorkers looking for relaxation but everyone. Hope to go back very soon.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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MarekaMazza, Responsabile reception at Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Lia,

thankyou so much for your beautiful comments,
we are happy you spent a beautiful time at Hotel Semiramis and you will recommend our hotel to all your friends! New Yorkers are wellcome to Hotel Semiramis!

Best regards

Hotel Semiramis Staff
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in August with my husband and 6-month old son. I've had a very positive experience. The hotel is located very close to the beach, and if you like walking, within walking distance to the town of Forio. The distance to Forio is 3km but there's a sidewalk along the sea that takes you there so it's completely doable. Otherwise there is a public bus that costs €1.90 that stops in front of the hotel and runs every half and hour. Taxis on Ischia are rather pricey: 12-15€ from the port to the hotel.

The grounds of the hotel are lovely. There's a beautiful well-tended garden surrounding the pool. There are plenty of sunbeds and chairs. The pool was warm and perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach.

For lunch we went to Le Sirene which is on the beach right in front of the restaurant. They have an agreement with the hotel whereby they offer either a lunch menu (20€ for a first and second course and a side dish) or a discount off their a-la-carte menu. I must say the food was excellent and the service was very friendly!

The rooms are very nice, in low two-story buildings. It almost looked like a small village. Very charming. Note that there is a ceiling fan but the air conditioning is activated from 2PM to 9AM at an extra cost of 10€. If I had to make a small observation, I would suggest the hotel change the bath towels. They were clean but I think they have seen better days.

Service at the reception was very courteous and friendly. It's a family-run hotel so I think their heart is definitely in it. Everyone was very welcoming.

Citara beach is lovely! It's litterally 1 minute walk from the hotel. There's an agreement with some of the private beaches for discounts on sunbeds. There's also a public beach right in front but it was rather crowded (it was August afterall). We went to the Giardini di Poseidon private beach and paid 30€ for two sunbeds and and umbrella in the first row (the price varies depending on how far your umbrella is from the sea). The other private beaches are cheaper (around 20€) but they were full. If you don't have a beach towel, the hotel will provide you one for 3€ (per change). This seemed reasonable to us and the towels were new and very large.

Breakfast was served on a terrace with a lovely view on the beach, the mountain and the garden. Breakfast staff was very nice and helpful. The quality and choice was good. Small observation: there was only one high-chair available (we had to alternate with another couple with a small child), and it wasn't the safest (it didn't have the bar that goes between the legs so that baby doesn't s like off). I would suggest the hotel purchase a couple more and better high-chairs.

I would definitely recommend this hotel over other hotels that I've seen on Citara beach and I will most definitely be back!

Room Tip: Our room was number 201 and we were happy with it.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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MarekaMazza, Responsabile reception at Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thankyou so much for your excellent review, all your comments , compliments and your detailed descriptions. I'm sure you will be very helpful to all the people who are looking for a place to stay in our beautiful island, particulary in Citara's Bay, thanks to your suggestions.
I wish to see you and your family again!

Best regards from a still sunny Ischia!

Hotel Semiramis staff.
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moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Perfect hotel to stay with children. It's only 200-300 m from Poseidon garden. Perfect location! The bus station is in 30 m, no noise, the staff is very friendly, see view is wonderful! In hotel you can find everything you need for very good holiday at see place!
next time definitely will stay in this hotel! Thank you very much!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarekaMazza, Responsabile reception at Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Maria,
Thank you so much for your good review! We are happy you spent a good time here and you are always welcome!

Best regards
Famiglia Mazza
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Washington, DC
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We were traveling with our three children and this was a great place to land for three days.
The family that owns and runs Hotel Semiramis wonderful! It is really a family project -- both parents and the kids all help and their charm and warmth infects everything.
The pool is beautiful and surrounded by a lush, tropical garden. It was so nice, we didn't even spend much time at the beach!
Go visit Sant'Angelo while you are on the island.
We would definitely return to this hotel.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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MarekaMazza, Responsabile reception at Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Tracy and Family,

Thankyou so much to visit us and for your beautiful review!! We are really glad you spent a good time in our hotel and that you recommend it to other new guest!
Please remind you are ever wellcome!

Best wishes from Ischia from all of us,

Famiglia Mazza
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Hillerød
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had a great time at Semiramis. The hotel lies close to the beach and the bus, there is a warm swimming-pool, and a helpful staff. A fine breakfast,too, made it the ideal holiday. It can only be highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarekaMazza, Responsabile reception at Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear guests,

thankyou so much for all your compliments and your review! We are happy you had a beautiful stay in our hotel and we hope to see you again!
Best regards from Ischia!
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The hotel is quite nice, in a reasonably convenient location, it offers a nice garden with a very pleasant thermal swimming pool. Rooms are nice and the staff is generally very nice (the young girls at the reception are very kind and helpful, the owner looks more selective in giving his attentions, with a preference to older people). We didn't really appreciate the breakfast, which is not of great quality (with no decent Italian coffee, but for foreigners this should not be the problem), the fact that the rooms are quite bright in the morning (no blinds, only shutters), the fact that the place is quite noisy after eight in the morning, and the fact that you have no way of avoiding room service to knock at your door at 10.30 in the morning (it happened to us on Saturday morning). If you are like us, and enjoy oversleeping a bit during a vacation, especially in the weekend, this is not the perfect place. Eventually, no internet access is available in the rooms, but only in the lobby, which is locked after eleven in the evening, and even there it is not very powerful. You can sit on a chair in the garden outside the lobby, but if it happens (as it did to us last week) that the weather is a bit chilly, it is not pleasant.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarekaMazza, Responsabile reception at Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thankyou so much for your kindly review and we are glad you appreciated our Swimming pool, our garden and rooms.

I give you my apologizes if you didn't appreciate our Breakfast Buffet in the morning, but of course our products are of quality and we try to offer the best, especially when we have guests of different nationalities with different wishes. I 'm sorry you didn't drink a real Italian Espresso for breakfast but, absolutely , is possible to ask it to our waitress, she prepares it in the back office, on the buffet you find only American coffe. I'm sorry you didn't know it.
Of course our Hotel is one of the best place to rest and oversleep, usually only the birdsong "disturbs" our guest; that's why I apologize you had some problems in the morning, because of our room service and some noise.

Finally I tankyou for your complains because we 'll try to improve our job.
We all hope to see you again in our Hotel, and I would like to let you know that we are very loved by both young and old foreigners who really like to relaxing and dreaming in our beatiful place.

Best regards
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Naples, Italy
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I recently stayed at Semiramis for the second time and am already looking forward to my next visit. Just as I remembered the first time around, the experience from start to finish was perfect. We went in the off-season this time around (mid-May) and felt like we had the place to ourselves. The rooms are comfortable and offered at a good price-point, but the real strength of the property is the location. Semiramis is a stone's throw away from Citara Beach and the Poseidon Thermals, in addition to a wide-assortment of wonderful beachside restaurants (I recommend Sirena del Mare). The nightlife at Porto is a bit of hike from the hotel grounds, but if you're looking for a quiet place to enjoy a good beaches, thermals and restaurants you'll have a hard time beating Semiramis. It will remain my go-to place in Ischia!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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MarekaMazza, Responsabile reception at Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Google Translation
Ciao Eric!
Noi tutti ti ringraziamo molto per la recensione, siamo contenti che apprezzi tanto il nostro hotel e che tu lo abbia scelto come luogo di relax e come punto di riferimento per le tue vacanze ad Ischia! a presto!
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Address: Via Giovanni Mazzella 87 | Via G. Mazzella 236, 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 ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Forio
#12 Romantic Hotel in Forio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Semiramis Hotel de Charme Ischia 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Semiramis is a luxurious and romantic 3-star Superior Hotel in Ischia Island's, located in the center of the Citara Bay, and in his park of 8000 square meters., A tangible example of the beauty of the nature Mediterranean. For its quiet, comes as an ideal resting place for the rediscovery of their physical and mental wellbeing. The experience and the attention to detail of the family Mazza guarantee a wonderful holiday in a charming oasis of peace. Its location is absolutely privileged, sheltered from the wind and from which you can admire beautiful sunsets. It is just 50 meters from the Citara sandy beach, and 150 meters from the famous thermal baths POSEIDON GARDEN'S, the flagship of the Island, equipped with 21 thermal pools of varying temperatures, suitable for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, arthritis and osteoarthritis, painful syndromes of the spine, sciatica, post-traumatic disorders and diseases of the respiratory system. The Citara Bay is the ideal place to rest undisturbed by traffic noise. The Forio d'Ischia center is just 1.5 km with a convenient scenic walk or easily accessible by bus bound for the city center, or any other places on the island, only 50 meters from the hotel. The 32 rooms decorated in elegant Mediterranean-style have all terrace or balcony, private bathroom with shower, satellite TV, telephone, safe, mini bar, heating, ceiling fan. Air conditioning on request and at extra cost. The rooms are divided into standard, classic and sea view with a wonderful sea view overlooking the bay. The Hotel has a large garden, full of exotic plants with large palm trees, bougainvillea and agaves that create a natural frame of incomparable beauty. At the heart of it is the large outdoor pool with temperature 33-36 ° C, equipped with beds, chairs and umbrellas. Service from the bar beside the pool, cozy dining for breakfast in the morning with a rich sweet and savory buffet in a spacious terrace with sea and garden views. Free WI-Fi in the Hall and by the pool. Parking. The restaurant on the beach at reduced price is only 50 meters from the Hotel and with just 20.00 euro you will have the opportunity to enjoy a full menu of typical dishes of the local cuisine. The reception is also available provided a list of the best recommended restaurants in the area, with an excellent quality-price ratio. ... more   less 
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