After our terrible experience at L'approdo hotel, Villa D'orta was like a breath of fresh air.
Situated high above Casamicciola with wonderful views of the harbour, it was like stepping back in time.
The entrance to the hotel is surrounded with grape branches and lemon trees, with beautiful scents of rosemary and lavender, there is even wild tomatoes and aloe vera growing (which came in handy for our mosquito bites) That was the only down side, be very prepared for lots of bites!
The rooms were very basic(you could sit on the toilet and have a shower if you REALLY want too! Our rooms was cleaned every day and we were given fresh towels. The breakfast was a typical italian one, very basic not fussy, just coffee, rolls, yoghurt and fruit. We didn't eat at the hotel, but I wish we had as the food was home cooked and looked delicious!
The pool was very clean and refreshing, and so peaceful, we easily fell asleep. They had spa facilities that looked nice but the jacuzzi was too hot to use.
I would say that the hotel is a 2,1/2 to 3 star hotel, it cost us 120euros for 2 adults and 2 children, 0r 135euro if we wanted half board.
The family that owned the hotel, smiled every day at all times of the day and couldn't do enough for us, they really changed our views on the island. I would definately recommend Vila'dorta for its enchanting peacefulness and magnificent views.
To sit on the sun terrace and take in the beauty of the island is just pure paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Villa D'Orta is situated in the quiet Island of Ischia, rich in vegetation and breathtaking views. The hotel is just meters from popular sources of Gurgitiello, the cradle of ancient hot springs on Ischia, where are the best spas and wellness island, reached with free shuttle service. At about 1 km you will find the sandy beach and the town center with the famous "Piazza Marina", all well connected by bus service which stops outside the hotel.The management of the house is exquisitely serene and family atmosphere is always very amicable.The rooms, in elegant Mediterranean style, have private bathroom, shower, hairdryer, safe, telephone, satellite TV, heating and air conditioning. They are divided into standard rooms and sea view rooms with a large balcony or terrace.The restaurant serves Mediterranean and local cuisine, many of which are prepared with products from the garden of the family. Excellent wine of own production "Cellars Villa D'Orta". Guests will enjoy an outdoor pool with a terrace-solarium with sun beds and parasols, an indoor spa pool at 37 ° C, turkish bath, bar, satellite TV, private parking and a beautiful garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Villa D'Orta Isola D'Ischia, Italy - Casamicciola Terme