Welcoming hotel on its own mini island off to the east of ischia ponte.
Set in old monastery there is character in spades. The rock is actually a monument and tourist attraction in its own right but the hotel is above the public areas and you hardly know they are there.
Rooms are fairly basic but personally we prefer that character from the orthodox hotel style when staying in an historical place like this. Only real grumble was the beds which are a bit on the hard side.
Views from all side of the hotel are good and there is no need to panic over getting the "right" room. The real decision is whether you want a sunrise or sunset. The rock is to the east of ischia ponte so you get a sunset and view of the town/island which had from rm 26 and we were delighted with it. The easterly view takes in a lot of sea, adjacent islands, Naples bay and Capri in the distance. Also excellent.
Food in the hotel was very good, with an Italian gourmet twist without being over the top. It wouldn't surprise me if this was the best food in ischia ...? Dining on the terrace an extra pleasure weather permitting.
There are lovely gardens of various types, a small cottage garden growing produce for the kitchen. To the east there are lovely old landscaped terraces with several churches included. It really is an idyllic place.
Sunbathing can be done but it is much more conducive to go down to the several beaches that start just 5 minutes walk back over the ponte. Some of them have excellent eateries adjacent and we would particularly recommend Bagni Lucia.
Ischia is one of the nicest coastal resorts in Italy. Ischia ponte & this hotel is the place to stay unless you need to be next to the port. Other resorts we visited were also nice but for us they were not the best. Provided you like character over absolute luxury this is a great destination. So much so that we didn't even notice that there is no TV in the hotel - we just didn't miss it even on a day of iffy weather.
Last word has to go to the charming Guilio and his team who really put themselves out to help you and make your stay perfect.
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