It's not very often in life that you find such a great hotel. Mezzatorre has a fab position overlooking a private, rocky cove with clear blue waters and Negombo's thermal baths and beach, and it's only a stone's throw from Visconti's iconic La Columbaiae and Sir William Walton's La Mortella gardens. It's worth paying a bit extra and booking a sea or side view in the Tower, a 16th century fort. Rooms, other than suites, are small but this is not unusual for Italy and they are well appointed.
The hotel's a bit remote, but for us this was part of it's enormous charm. The hotel runs a shuttle service to the nearest town, Lacco Ameno, and the walks are beautiful. There is a good bus service and various boats and ferries go to all sorts of interesting places.
Yes, the hotel is expensive but save up - it's worth it. Mezzatorre has a wonderfully romantic feel to it, offering its guests privacy, peace and excellent service. For six consecutive evenings, a talented pianist played a grand piano for hours outside our bedroom window. How often in life does that happen?
What else makes this place so special? Above everything, it's the staff - all of them. They are kind, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and very, very good at what they do. The food is fantastic, carefully prepared and much of it locally sourced, and beautifully served. Sea food, pastas, all sorts of cured meats, and the mandarin preserve made near the neighbouring town of Forio, were all wonderful.
If you feel the urge to leave the hotel, the island of Ischia is lovely - it's not as smart as its posh neighbour, Capri, but it has old fashioned charm in abundance and a wonderful laid-back feel. A boat trip to Sant'Angelo, a steep climb up Epomeo to the highest point of the island, or a visit to the the Aragonese Castle are all possibilities. This is a perfect place to chill out and revive your batteries. Shall we go back to Mezzatorre? Oh yes. Next time, we might even get to try the hotel's thermal spa centre!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Agoda, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Mezzatorre Resort and Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Mezzatorre Hotel Forio
- Mezzatorre Resort Forio
- Mezzatorre Resort And Spa Isola D'Ischia/Forio, Italy