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“Great Service, Lovely Island” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Lord Byron
Ranked #21 of 81 Hotels in Forio
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Service, Lovely Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2008

Was very pleasantly surprised by the hotel after reading some less than complimentary reviews before going! The hotel was clean and the staff friendly and very helpful - especially the bar and restaurant staff.
The room was fairly basic (after all it is a three star hotel!) but had everything one would want or need - the only draw back in my experience was the terrace - I had a basement room and the terrace was pretty drab with no view at all!
Food was good - plenty of it, well cooked and varied. Waiter service was excellent!
The resort itself was vibrant at night and the island was delightful. I travelled with Solitair - was disappointed with the lack of contact with the rep and was devastated that the trip to Pompeii which I had booked was cancelled - it was to be the highlight of my visit!

  • Liked — The pool and bar
  • Disliked — The room's terrace
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank Devonaires
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2008

As I type this review on a cold,wet and windy September day in England,I can't help but wish myself back in the glorious Ischian sunshine.
The Hotel Byron was fine, despite some of the less than favourable reviews on this site. Rooms were fairly basic but were cleaned regularly. The air conditioning was efficient and there was plenty of hot water for showers.The towels took some getting used to - more akin to tea towels, but functional.

The pool-side was a little crowded at times and there was the odd pesky mosquito but really liked the sun-beds with the attached canopy. It made sun-bathing and reading so much easier.
The road outside of the hotel was busy but the hotel was set far enough back for traffic noise not to be a problem.
The town was quite vibrant at night with the shops open until midnight.

Food has come in for much criticism and I am a particularly "fussy eater" but there was variety and it was edible.(Perhaps excepting the octopus dish!)
It was plentiful (four course meals) and waiter service, always a bonus.And Enzo was ever there to provide an alternative ,if the available selection did not suit.( Usually a choice from three for main dishes). The tiramisu was particularly good.
Drinks were not too expensive and the wine was reasonable.

The hotel staff were excellent. All very hard-working, friendly and helpful.They certainly tried to ensure that everyone enjoyed a pleasant stay.
There is plenty to see on the island,although getting about and entrance fees can be expensive. The bravest among us could dare the squash of public transport.
Italian driving and parking is better viewed from afar . The narrow windy streets and roads seem to breed a "devil take the hindmost " sort of attitude.
All in all,though, a most enjoyable fortnight.

  • Liked — Reasonably spacious, good setting.
  • Disliked — Terraces attached to rooms need sprucing up. Basement room had no view.
  • Stayed August 2008
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank fussyeaterNottingham
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Sussex
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2008

Have just returned from a wonderful week at the Lord Byron Hotel. The setting is in very pretty grounds, and not noisy at all.

My room was lovely and spacious, with a balcony, overlooking the swimming pool and with fabulous views of the mountains.

The staff were delightful, especially Daniella on the front desk, Enzo the head waiter and all the waiting and bar staff, they all went out of their way to make sure that all guests have an enjoyable stay, nothing was too much trouble for them.

The food was very good, with buffet style breakfast, and evening dinner include Appetizers followed by starters of either a pasta dish or soup, the main course usually consisted of either fish, meat or vegetarian dish. If there was any dish anyone was unhappy with, they were more than happy to serve an alternative.

Also, Rita in the spa, gives a great antistress massage!

A lovely week . Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Lovely staff, good location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Brigh2ngirl
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Yorkshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2008

Have just returned from the Lord Byron and had a relaxing, comfortable holiday and met a really lovely group of people. Booked through Solitair and the transfers were managed very efficiently.
I was a bit concerned about the food having read reviews prior to my holiday but was really pleased - the food was really good lots of excellent pasta dishes often followed by fresh fish and options were always available. The wine (red or white) was also very drinkable!
All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable including arranging concert tickets and taxis when necessary.
The rooms were clean and what I expected from a three star hotel.
Treatments in the spa just added an extra edge.
Recommended!

  • Liked — friendly, helpful staff
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank yorkshireteacher
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hil7mill@aol.com
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2008

I have just returned from a holiday at the Lord Byron Hotel, booked through Solitaire. Having read some of the reviews prior to this holiday, I was concerned that perhaps I had made a bad choice. I need not have worried. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the food was very, very good. (Naturally, you do have to like Italian food - but isn't that the point of going to Italy?) I met some really lovely people and could not have had a better holiday.

  • Stayed August 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank hilsmill
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2008

I would agree with comments that the hotel food is not good. The hotel is ok, 3 star as advertised.

The solitair rep is non existant and forget about any supoort or help from their manchester office if you have a compliant, Solitair could not care less, once they have your money.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank gregory44
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Northants
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2008

My husband and I have recently returned from an extremely relaxing holiday at the Lord Byron Hotel. Whilst it is true that the food could be improved, it is difficult to see why this hotel has attracted such negative responses from some holidaymakers.

The hotel is small but has excellent facilities for a 3* hotel. We particularly enjoyed taking advantage of some of the spa treatments on offer. Rita, the therapist is excellent and has a very friendly personality. She is a real asset to the hotel.

The pool area is attractive with plenty of sun beds. We booked one of the superior rooms which was excellent. It offered spacious accommodation and was very clean.

The only problem with the meals, is a lack of a variety. Main courses could also be served with a greater variety of vegetables. However, in general the food was of a reasonable standard.

The main asset of this hotel is its staff and in particular the reception staff. Special mention should go to Daniela who went out of her way to make our holiday special and was willing to do everything she could to help us.

With some improvements to the menu offered for half board guests, this could be an outstanding 3* hotel. Having said that, we were more than happy with our holiday and will be returning next year. We also met several other holidaymakers who were on their second visit!.

In our opinion the hotel represents good value for money.

  • Liked — The staff and spa facility
  • Disliked — tThe food
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Francesco05
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Property: Hotel Lord Byron
Address: Via Giovanni Castellaccio 21, 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 Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Forio
#17 Romantic Hotel in Forio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lord Byron 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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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