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“A totally unique and memorable place to stay on Ischia”

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Albergo Il Monastero
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in Ischia
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This hotel was unique, from the lift through the rock to get to the hotel, to the breathtaking views of the island from the terrace and rooms, to the impressive service and the beautiful food at the restaurant. We loved everything about this hotel but it was the fabulous service we received every day from the staff that made it special. The room was basic, no hairdryer for instance, but this didn't matter because everything else was so good. Make sure you explore the Castello Aragonese where the hotel is situated, the hotel is perfectly located to stroll into Ischia Ponte to explore its restaurants in the evening, make sure you ask about the discount hotel guests at a couple of the island's thermal spa resorts, we loved Negombo which was a short bus ride away and don't miss having an evening meal on the hotel's terrace with its amazing views -we had an outstanding meal there.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

My wife and I had a once in a life time experience staying at this magical castle. When we arrive we thought that this couldn't have been what we book on the internet - it seemed so unbeliveably great.

The views from hotel are breathtaking. The staff are very helpful and attentive. The restaurant is one of the best meals I had in Italy. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. My wife loved watching the seagulls soaring below the window in our room.

Walking around the castle was really an experience.

They were very helpful in directing us to the bus to the La Mortella Garden and they held our bags while we went.

It is worth the trip to Ischia just to stay here and the island is beautiful.

I watch the movie "The Talented Mr Ripley" after getting back home and there were several shots of this incredible castle/hotel in it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

It is a magical, peaceful, UNIQUE place. Like a dream. Food is fantastic. Location is fantastic. Surrounding area is fantastic. Wonderful island to explore. Price is very fair. On the realist side, there are stairs to climb-but it will be the best stair climing you'll ever take, getting to the island from the mainland of Naples can be an adventure in itself (take advise from websites on understanding locals and transit routes etc.). Been twice, once in 1997, a second in 2009 (not aug 2011, the latest this site allows). Can't wait to go back!! If you love history, architecture, culture, churches, spas, food, the ocean, Italy, shopping...what are you waiting for? The only place I would recommend 100%.

Room Tip: We had the double with a view, but the rooms just below had walk out to common terrace, and I don...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Staying at Il Monastero has to be one of the loveliest experiences I have ever had. I went with my husband on our honeymoon, and from being greeted to saying goodbye the staff made us feel so welcome and were extremely friendly and very polite. Nothing was too much trouble, and Giulio took so much time to tell us where things were on the island and how to use the local bus service (which we got used to in the end)! Thank you so much, Giulio, and all the staff, for making our stay so special and being so wonderful.
The location is absolutely breathtaking and so beautiful. I couldn't believe that we were actually staying in a castle!! I'd spent a long time looking at pictures of it all on their website, but when I actually got there it was even more overwhelming. The views are incredible, and being able to dine in the restaurant and have breakfast in the same part of the terrace every morning was amazing to say the least. The food was absolutely delicious. We had two meals in the restaurant - saving one as our 'final meal of our stay' dinner as it was such a special place. The chef is wonderful, and the dishes beautifully prepared. The breakfast was lovely as well - try the Breakfast Cake - it's amazing! The waiters are so helpful and polite, and very discreet - and were very encouraging and patient even when I was trying out my bad italian!
The castle is filled with so much history, it is an absolute joy to spend an afternoon - or a whole day - wandering around, and knowing that you're staying there makes it even more special. The room we stayed in had a french window leading out onto the terrace, and was very peaceful - we couldn't hear any noise from the restaurant at night. It was wonderful being able to walk out of our room onto the terrace in the morning for breakfast as it was very beautiful and very handy! Our room was spotlessly clean, had a very efficient air con unit and was tastefully presented - it would have felt wrong to have had any other style in such a historic place. It has been pointed out that the rooms aren't equipped with TVs, or any UK-style extras, however, when the location is as beautiful as it is and there being so much to do on the island I'm not sure why you'd really want to watch TV, and we really didn't miss anything at all. Ischia is nicknamed 'The Green Island', and with all of the boat trips and exploring we did, it was easy to see how it got this moniker.
It truly is an escape from everything. The hotel is so peaceful and calm, and the island itself is stunning. If you want to relax and get away from everything in a breathtakingly beautiful, unique hotel then I can't think of anywhere better.

ps - watch out for the cheeky seagull - he's curious, but loveable!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you are looking for a unique experience, this is it. Over 100 metres above the sea (a lift/elevator is provided!), the Castello offers magnificent vistas across the Bay of Nalples & Ischia.If you want 'the beach ' go elswhere.
We spent 5 nights here in April in the splendidly spacious Room 8.This room has its own private balcony complete with a friendly seagull!, glorious views & a precipitous drop of well over 100metres.
The food was & service were excellent in every respect & the proprietor Giulio couldn't have been more helpfull.I was last here as a sunburned schoolboy, in shorts & sandals in 1959, no lift or running water in those days. It was magic then & it still is.

Room Tip: Room 8 is spacious & cool , with really unforgetable vistas. The bathroom is slightly inconvenie...
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Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank MARK L
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

One of my best holidays ever, and this is mostly due to this hotel... Just perfect: quiet, full of atmosphere, zen... The staff was very attentive and kind (grazie a Giulio e Roberto), dinner was very refined, with breathtaking view of sunset on the sea and the island... As someone else said: close to heaven... I hope to go back

Room Tip: the two highest floors have a view on the see, the lowest level doesn't
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This little hotel is on the top of the castle. We didn't stay here but we visited and had some lunch in the little restaurant ... the setting is amazing and it was immaculately kept .. We had a caprese salad some a glass of house wine (with a difference as it was from the Castle's own vineyard). Really beautiful place ... we will stay in the future if we have the opportunity!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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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: $122 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Il Monastero 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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