I went on my first ever 'singles' holiday with Solitaire Holidays and overall was not dissappointed. Even though we had terrible delays at Manchester with Thompson Airline ( 11 hours !!- will give them a miss next trip!) and only just managed to catch the last ferry of the day to the island of Ischea ( thanks to the James Bond of all Taxi drivers !!) we arrived at midnight and were shown to out rooms extremely ready for a good nights' sleep. WHATEVER YOU DO - DO NOT ACCEPT TO BE PUT INTO ROOM 50 !!- it is RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE RESTAURANT which at 6am begins to get ready for breakfast with the banging and clattering that you would expect from a restaurant but you dont want it right next door. At 7am the 'Good Mornings- you had a good night?' begins...i complained in no uncertain terms and got moved...but it cost me 10euros a night more..... I would not have minded this if i had known at booking that a nice room would cost more, but was told that Solitaire had access to only the 'lesser' rooms!! The ones wth dark balconies that dont get any direct sun... or around the back of the hotel.
Apart from this dissappointment and extra surprise cost - the week was beautiful...hotel spotless and the staff really do go OUT OF THEIR WAY to help you in any way possible- day or night ! Food ample and very italian - by the end of the week we were gagging for steak and chips, not much real meat offered unless you call rabbit - meat. Location was great and i was able to walk everywhere easily - which i loved, but buses were easy if you want that instead. I enjoyed the week - but felt that a week was enough to have done everything there was to do. Solitaire holidays are not cheap, but for the first time it was worth it, next time i will be braver and go it alone and save some money! Thanks to all who were there with me and hope you feel my review was fair.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 3 Stars Hotel Lord Byron is situated in the centre of Forio d'Ischia, at 600 m from the beach of Chaia, and at 2 km from the well-known beaches of Citara and Cava dell'Isola as well as from the famous "Poseidon" thermal gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lord Byron Hotel
- Lord Byron Forio
- Hotel Lord Byron Isola D'Ischia/Forio, Italy