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Via Baiola 215, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia Italy
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Welcome to Hotel Carlo Magno, your Forio “home away from home.” Hotel Carlo Magno aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Forio, Hotel Carlo Magno is located a short distance from Chiesa di San Gaetano (1.3 mi) and Chiesa di San Vito (1.3 mi).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.

Hotel Carlo Magno features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Hotel Carlo Magno, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Forio delis such as Agriturismo La Cantina di Jack, which is a short distance from Hotel Carlo Magno.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Giardini La Mortella (0.9 mi), Chiesa del Soccorso (1.2 mi), and Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto (0.9 mi), which are some popular Forio attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Hotel Carlo Magno puts the best of Forio at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking on-site
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian


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VJBear wrote a review Oct 2019
UK3 contributions
The hotel is in an area that was damaged by an earthquake a few years ago and the surrounding area is still largely unrepaired. Although the hotel showed no signs of damage it is tired and desperately in need of updating. We recently stayed in a 3* hostel on a visit to Spain and I have to say that the room and the amenities were better there than at Carlos Magna. The tv was an old analogue portable, so how we were meant to watch the digital channels they claim to provide I am not sure. The bathroom was neglected and although not dirty it was certainly not sparkling. The chrome ring around the shower control came off while we were there and although we reported it no attempt was made to fix it. When I complained about a lack of hot water I was told to leave the water running - and sure enough after 5 minutes it was warm enough to shower (but not hot). That is unacceptable and a waste of water and energy. The hotel is not on the main bus routes and therefore provided a shuttle bus service to Lacco Ameno, but nothing to Forio which is a larger town with more going on and closer. Walking was difficult due to the unrepaired pavements following the earthquake and the pavement disappeared at some points which was dangerous for walking at night. As for the food - as a vegetarian the main course offer alternated between omelette or breaded mozzarella (with no sauce). I ended up asking to have the pasta/risotto course twice as at least that was reasonably tasty. I have never struggled with food in Italy before, so this was a big disappointment. Breakfast was very limited choice and the bread was often stale and dry. The toaster seemed to dry it even more without browning it!! Don't ask me how it managed that. Getting pool towels on our arrival was a fiasco, I had to make 5 trips to reception as there were non available. I do not normally complain or write bad reviews, but having arrived late on the Sunday evening I was on the phone on Monday morning to complain to Fleetway travel who we had booked with. I also contacted the local company who were organising the holiday, and argued this was not the 4* hotel we were promised and the location made it difficult to get out and eat elsewhere. The hotel is built on the hill side so there are a lot of steps to get from the rooms to the dining rooms, the pool and pool bar, it is certainly not suitable for elderly people, and although the shuttle bus made a run from reception to the restaurant that restricted the time you could go for dinner. Some of the staff were were almost rude in the curt way that they dealt with customers, but having said that I would like to mention Antonio and Vittorio (pool bar) who were helpful and attentive, and our chambermaid who did the best she could. Ischia was lovely, but my advice would be to ensure your hotel is at least on one of the major bus routes, as the buses run regularly, or close enough to walk to a town, and definitely not to stay here unless you like the feel of being in a holiday camp.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: The higher rooms have better views and are closer to the restaurant, but further from the...
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marty988 wrote a review Sep 2019
Turkey40 contributions51 helpful votes
Not sure where to start ... dropped off mid afternoon to a tatty driveway & unappealing hotel sign.. arrived in reception... no one there.. A lady eventually turned up to book us in but had to finish her cigarette located in a plant pot outside before she could show us to our room... Room was a major disappointment with broken lampshades, an old analogue tv (didn’t work) a shower head that was disgusting.. room generally dark & dinghy & the view... apparently I’d been upgraded.. yes we had a sea view.. but also one of a tatty car park & rusty & broken car porch. The swimming pool ... we never used the one near the bar ... dirty & broken vents & water that had a green tinge ! ..the food was awful ..breakfast...stale bread ... not much better toasted .. cheese or ham ... tinned fruit , yoghurt & hard boiled eggs ... awful fruit juice ... never replenished... & even worse .. not covered so flies could share breakfast with you .. to make things worse ... you had to choose your evening meal at breakfast...& if you were a vegetarian then voting with your feet was a better plan.. how on earth this hotel could claim 4 stars is beyond anyone’s imagination... obviously complained but no interest from management or fleetway tours.. we booked through fleetway in the uk ... not helpful & wouldn’t help us only if we paid to move to another hotel, would never use the company again . All I can say is check any hotel you are offered by fleetway before you book and certainly this one at all costs
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled
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twashington1 wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom2 contributions5 helpful votes
The rooms are not as shown on website and are dirty and shabby. We booked a classic room as shown on the website only to be given a small dingy & dirty standard room that had water stains down the walls. On saying this was not as I had booked was told the room on the website is their beautiful room and not available for me. Manager was very rude and asked me what I expected to get if I booked last minute. I had booked a month previously. Was eventually moved after looking at 3 other rooms 2 of which was in the same condition. Didn't get the room as booked but at teast this had been cleaned. The whole of the holtel was grubby and very shabby. Don't think they knew how to clean windows. The pool area is very tired and the jets for the Spa pool broken. Food in the restaurant very mediocre. Breakfast was ok but very plain and the same every day. Coffee machines kept breaking down. The beds and pillows were very hard so never got a good nights sleep. This hotel needs a good overhaul to bring it up to standard. It has ideas of grandure that do not match reality.
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Date of stay: September 2017
jardsview wrote a review Jul 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany2 contributions9 helpful votes
Apologies for my grammar and spelling I am not one for writing reviews or at all for that matter, but feel what happened to my partner and I here must be said. First I will review everything else so skip to the end if you want. The two stars I am giving to the grounds of the hotel which are very nice and the amazing job that the waiting staff at the restaurant do especially Dominic, who always went out of his way to provide what we wanted and the food for dinner was always very nice. Breakfast is basic but everything you need. We enjoyed most of our stay being honest. We were here for two weeks from 9th July until the 22nd of July. The pools are great with amazing views and the free bus service to town in very helpful. Our room was tiny and the beds and pillows were so hard we could not sleep for the first two nights. We asked for softer beds and they swapped them with not much difference but we settled for them and were glad they tried. The room was fairly clean looking though we saw them being cleaned daily with very dirty looking water. The 14" TV didn't work but we were happy with the deal we got so didn't complain. We found the staff at the front desk very short the whole stay with no desire to give you much time but were pleasant enough. Antonio the manger, was very nice with a little bit more time for us than the other staff we found. And this is the terrible experience part - Our third to last day is when my partner opened the bathroom door fast and the latch caught as the door was never smooth to open. We had heard the door making funny sounds the hole trip when going to sleep but we just put it down to the wood shrinking and expanding over night, boy were we wrong. When the latch caught, the whole door frame exploded open and thousands and thousands of termites poured everywhere. Through my partners suitcase next to the door and all over the floor. Inside the frame was almost completely hollow. My partner went to reception very distressed to explain what had happened while I packed our things. She was promptly blamed for pulling the door to hard which she couldn't believe! then was told to wait while someone came to repair it. The front desk didn't even come and look themselves and also laughed at my partner saying, there are no termites in Italy and that we must wait for our room to be fixed. Well my partner lost it a bit demanding another room (understandably I think) which they told us they didn't have. My partner said we were not going back in there and will find another hotel and after this a room magically appeared. We finally got another room key and lugged all our belongings to it with no offer to help and still no one but the cleaner coming to look. We were very distressed being blamed for this and them not believing us. I have many years experience building and can say that the door was not pulled anywhere near hard enough to break when it caught. I can also guarantee these were termites with many photos proving this. Shame on this hotel for how they treated us and dealt with this whole situation. Still no apology which is the least we wanted and found the staff after this very unfriendly towards us. Our new room was bigger but we had two massive cockroaches greet us that evening and saw them crawl under our bed and had an ants nest in the corner of the room which I don't mind but my partner had a not so great time trying to sleep. There is probably more to be said about the service side and things that we found unsatisfactory but think you get the point and as we said we got a good deal for the two weeks so weren't too fussy until all this went down. I would stay else where in Forio or somewhere in saint Angelo which is beautiful. I have stayed in many hotels around the world and though this experience was fairly unique the way we were treated was disgusting and therefore the bad review. Thanks, I hope this warns others who would rather avoid a situation like this happening.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled
Malvina A wrote a review Jul 2017
Lund, Sweden45 contributions8 helpful votes
Great place, great food and great people. The room was good: I stayed in a medium big room for 2 people with refridgerator and air-conditioning. Everything was clean and usable. The serice was great. I went with a vegan friend of mine and they made her special meals without meath, eggs etc. as she wished which we appreciated lots. You can get a ride to the city and back to the hotel a few times a day which also is very helpfull. The majority of the staff knew german as well, which was cool. So if your english isn't that good, german would probably work just fine. I don't really have any complains about this place. All good. And a lovely view.
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Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Traveled
SallyMcArthur wrote a review Jul 2017
Epsom, United Kingdom54 contributions16 helpful votes
Found hotel through Secret Escapes and was very impressed with organisation of taxi and hydrofoil transfers. Hotel staff were welcoming although their English was not brilliant but we managed to get all the information we needed. Room was fine, no frills but clean and had a fridge which we found useful.Air conditioning was effective and very quiet. Bathroom was clean, shower powerful and hair dryer and sachets of shampoo supplied. The hotel is located on a bus route to Forio and a short walk to small supermarket if you turn right out of hotel. A few times a day there is a hotel shuttle bus to and from Lacca Amino.There are bus routes around the island which make it easy to get around although we did spend a lot of time waiting!! Sometimes we had to resort to taxis!! We had half board . Breakfast was continental style which was tasty and lots of choice of meats, cheese and fruit. Dinner was delicious , lots of sea food, risotto , pasta and local dishes. All pools has amazing views as hotel is set on terraces up the hillside. This does mean lots of steps!!! There are four pools , one being a thermal pool.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled
gilliano1 wrote a review May 2017
Normanton, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
booked this hotel ,through secret escapes, was promised welcome drink and mini bar we didnt get either , room was very basic but was clean , only 2 of the staff spoke english so we had some real problems comunicating any problems , the food was really good and the restaruant staff excellent , nothing to do in the eveneings after dinner could have taken taxi into town but at 10 euros one way decided not to , lovely views from pool if you have the energy to walk up the endless steps all in all i would not give this hotel 4 stars
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: do not book a classic room very basic and small
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Ferenc M wrote a review May 2017
United Kingdom939 contributions484 helpful votes
Would have really loved to give it a five star score but couldn't quite do it. It's a really charming hotel, mainly geared up for German and Italian tourists. Not much English spoken but it is Italy so learn a bit of Italian! The rooms are spacious and we paid 20 Euros a night extra for a room with a huge balcony and we mean huge! Room is clean, but a bit dated but that for us made it charming. Shower door slipped off sometimes and fridge didn't work. They did offer to change it but we didn't really want a fridge anyway. Very small TV with Italian and German channels and wi fi is very patchy, but Spotify worked ok so we always had music. Views from every room are fantastic. It was 160 steps from our room to the restaurant but we love the exercise. The thermal pool is really nice and plenty of lounging chairs but you need your own towels. We went half board. Breakfast didn't have lots of choice but was adequate and you dont go hungry. Lovely bread, cheese and coffee. Only one choice of cheese for example, so if you like loads to pick from, you really want another hotel. Dinner was superb. Late start at 7.30pm and you need to be there at 7.30pm as not a buffet. We enjoyed every meal and special thanks to Maitre'D, Dominque. He is the star of the whole hotel. House wine is 3.5 euros a glass and 13 for a bottle and we tired red,white and rose and all good. We enjoyed every meal and we had seven night stay. Pasta, soup, risotto, fish, dessert..all were great. Had one 'Gala' night with guitar player and singer which was tacky and superb fun. There is a shuttle six times a day to Lacco Ameno, about 5 minutes. Dont try and walk it though as hilly. Last shuttle is just after 7 so you can get a morning one to LA and then get buses to anywhere on the island for the day. Have a prosecco at Bar Franco close by to La Funga rock, 2 minute walk to shuttle pick up point to finish your day out. Very friendly and get olives, crisps and small focaccia bread for free nibbles! It's about 25-30 walk downhill to Forio and we are pretty fit. We did it a couple of times uphill back and isnt easy but doable. Supermarket is 14 minute walk downhill to Forio so for water etc, best thing is get free shuttle to and from LA. Ultimate test, would we stay again? Absolutely would.....
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Pay the extra 20 euros a night for 'Big' room.
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alfredbnrw wrote a review Jul 2016
Ratingen, Germany93 contributions54 helpful votes
Nice terraced Hotel complex with several thermal pools. Restaurant on top of the mountain around 100 steps depending on which level your room is. Shuttle service can be provided however. Food and Service are good, wine of the house red or white is not. The view from whatever terrace is breathtaking, in particular at sunset. Free W-.LAN at the pool area and in the lobby.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Wendepops wrote a review May 2016
Woubrugge, The Netherlands30 contributions9 helpful votes
This is an hotel with character ! Built against a hill so that every room has a view of the bay and their own terrace. There is a choice of swimming pools and plenty of beds to relax. The staff are very helpful, the housekeeping spotless and the food delicious. The only drawback are the endless stairs which is a problem for weak knees. The staff very kindly drove us up and down to the Restaurant every evening which saved us having to climb over 100 stairs up & the same down ! A lovely hotel for the fit !
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled
$79 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Carlo Magno
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Carlo Magno?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Carlo Magno?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Carlo Magno?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Carlo Magno?
Conveniently located restaurants include Al Vecchio Capannaccio Braceria, Agriturismo Malvisiello, and La Casereccia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Carlo Magno?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Carlo Magno have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Carlo Magno offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Carlo Magno?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Carlo Magno?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Carlo Magno?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Carlo Magno?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castello Aragonese (4.2 miles) and Palazzo dell'Orologio (4.1 miles).
Does Hotel Carlo Magno have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.