We liked the location of this beautiful hotel right next to the water. Beginning of May was a good period to stay here, calm and relaxing, but probably over crowded in July/August. Another plus is the short distance, only 5 min walk, to the Castello - a very nice little island with historical buildings and beautiful surroundings. But the building and sun-deck need maintenance and especially the beach was not so nice. Furthermore, the restaurant went on playing loud music with a "muzak" feeling - mainstream hits by cover artists, Eurythmics mixed with Norah Jones and Vamos a la playa. Not at all classy!! Another suggestion is to build an entrance directly from the spa to the beach. Would be so nice to go directly from the sauna to the sea water (at least for us nordic people). I also think it is overpriced to charge 6 euro for a cup of tea whereas most hotels I go to provide an electric water pot and tea bags in the room, free of charge. The room was small by the way, and the double bed as well. But it was worth the extra cost for a room with sea view, very beautiful. The last negative thing is that the staff offered us to arrange with taxi - boat- taxi service (to go from Ischia to Napoli central station) for 140 euro!! But the next day when I asked again they helped us book taxi and boat tickets, for a total of 75 euro. Can't understand how they can believe anyone would like to pay almost twice the actual price... But otherwise very helpful and friendly staff. We also liked the possibility to use the hot spring pool at their sister hotel across the street when the weather was chilly. Very good breakfast buffet!