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Albergo Il Monastero
Ranked #9 of 70 Hotels in Ischia
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Room with a view for our honeymoon”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

We have been enjoying 2 nights in this Albergo Il Monastero during our honeymoon.

The staff is very friendly, helpful and perfectly English speaking. As we were the only guests who booked a superior room, they showed us the 3 superior rooms so we could choose ourselves. We stayed with our initial choice for room number 8. This spacious and bright room has a superb sea view and has a balcony (only sun in the afternoon). The bathroom is private but outside the room a few steps up, but that was no issue for us.

The breakfast buffet was good, but unfortunately only served inside the breakfast room and not on the terrace.

We took our car with us to the island and parked it on parking Miramare (just before the historic center, turn left). You need to mention you stay at Albergo Il Monastero, so you get the special rate of 5 euro/day.

Having the car on the island was useful during the rainy day, but next time we leave the car in Napoli. For the car you pay 50 euro to take the boat one way, which is more than renting a scooter or a car on the island.

Room Tip: Room number 8 is recently renovated, is spacious and has a balcony. Bathroom is outside the room few...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Lucky enough to have had a meal here.. Truly Stunning, Location, Location, Location!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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norway
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

The island of Ischia is my dream place. Went there as part of our honeymoon, and it was amazing!
The hotell is an old monastary on a cliff, and the views are spectacular! The rooms are just big enough, and the stone balcony were the perfect place to start the evening with Limoncello. We took the offer of a 5 course meal at the hotel restaurant, and it was one of the best meal we had the hole trip ( 18 days naples, capri, ischia and Amalfi)
There is no other place to stay in Ischia!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

This exclusive hotel, an ancient monastery, converted into a hotel is located on the so-called ‘Rocca Aragonese’, a small rocky island linked to the main island by a bridge. This is the real 'centro storico' of Ischia, with an amazing concentration of beauty and history, including the Aragonese castle.
A wonderful and quiet setting, especially when the crowds have gone at night (the island is private property!), yet at walking distance from the town centre with its many bars and restaurants. And moreover: the hotel has a very good restaurant, 'food with a view' !

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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connecticut
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

This room actually has a private balcony and is very high up in the sky !
This is of course a castle , and a large one with alot of history !!
Not for the faint hearted who do not want to climb steps.
So to get here you arrive at the castle entrance...after walking a 2 minute promenade
to the castle. The steps are not too bad , but then you do need to walk through a long
stone castle alley to the elevator, which is a necessity ! It takes you up, up , and away
through the castle rock, and then you ariive to more steps !! Another 3 flights or so...
then more steps, as you enter the private buzzer door to get to the hotel rooms.
3 more flights and you are finally there !! But high up , and views are magnificent !!
It is worth it, if you do not mind the steps. I did not mind at all,..it was well worth it !
Breakfast is another panoramic take your breath away view...just amzing to be up so
high in a castle !! Breakfast very good quality. Coffee, juice, good cakes..
and good cheese. A resident seagull watches over you on the castle wall here.
He is always here.
In afternoon a que forms to get the elevator, as this actually is open to daytrippers
all day, as this is a major sight. But staying here at night you do feel like you live here.
The nuns area is amazing, so much to see here at the castle. the cafe here has
also exquisite views too. Every place you turn is another castle room with more views,
you could easily get lost here.
Room 21 is the only one with this balcony, but other rooms also have the views.
.. breathtaking views, and great food. The walk out of the castle again is all water views. Very well worth the cost to have a castle experience in Ischia.
Room does have air cond, and comfortable bed.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We loved our stay in this beautiful castle. The views are absolutely amazing, and it is incredible to be able to stay in such a gorgeous castle.

But please bear in mind that this is a unique experience, and that some people would be happier in a different kind of hotel. The Aragonese Castle was built in 474 BC, so the hotel rooms have the kinds of limitations you would expect when you try to build a hotel in such a historic location. The rooms are quite small, and the hotel does not have the 5*amenities or high end bathroom that some travelers might desire. There are also many steps, so this hotel may not be an ideal destination for people with physical disabilities. You should also try to arrive during business hours, since it can be difficult to figure out how to get into the castle the first time and they can help with your luggage (they give you a key to the main entrance upon check in, but that won't help you if you check in at night).

But for travelers looking for a special historic experience, you will love staying here. It is amazing to look out of your window and see the beautiful views of the bay, and to wander around the castle grounds when it is completely deserted.

This is a very romantic hotel, and is perfect for couples or honeymooners. We actually got engaged here, and it was the perfect setting (especially since my great-grandparents were born in Ischia).

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Beautiful view of the island; extremely helpful staff; great breakfast; although we did not eat dinner, the menu was appealing.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Albergo Il Monastero
Address: Castello Aragonese, 80070, Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Isola d'Ischia > Ischia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ischia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Il Monastero 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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