If you visit the beautiful isle of Ischia, stay elsewhere! Location - too far from the harbour, the town of Forio and all the restaurants and cafes. They have a hotel minibus but when you ask for a lift, they arrange a taxi as the courtesy vehicle is never available. Food served in the restaurant is mediocre at best with regimented meal times but all the waiters and bar staff are friendly. However the worst feature of this hotel is the lack of courtesy and poor service offered by reception staff. No matter how politely guests ask for help and advice, they are incapable of a smile and make no effort to be of assistance. There is a bar at the pool side but it is never open. They advertise a terrazza restaurant which is actually a roof without any tables or chairs. The bar area is in reception without comfortable seating to relax in the evening. The spa facilities and massage area is only open in the morning and the staff do not provide a very professional service. A group of us stayed for 8 nights and in that short time, we were aware of the lift breaking down 4 times. Access to and from our rooms was via an uneven stairway which went outside of the building so we relied on the lift and found this very inconvenient. No-one apologized when the lift was out of order. We stayed at this hotel because a chess tournament was hosted there and a few members of our group played chess. None of us would consider taking part in the tournament again if it was held in the same hotel. The playing facilities were inadequate and the hotel refused to make any concession to chess players when a request was made to check out later than 10.00 as the last games were played at 09.00 and were unlikely to finish before lunchtime. Despite extreme dissatisfaction with the Hotel Terme Galidon, we enjoyed our stay on the Isle of Ischia and would recommend a holiday in Forio - as far away from this hotel as possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is located in a scenic and quiet location, surrounded by greenery, overlooking the Bay of Citara and the famous Poseidon Gardens Thermal Park, in the municipality of Forio d'Ischia. Rooms with all amenities. Buffet Breakfast. Restaurant serving local cuisine. Snack Bar in the pool, bar and lounge with Sky TV channels. Free WI-FI in rooms and public areas. Free parking. Lift access to part of the structure. 3 swimming pools and a large solarium equipped. Internal SPA and Wellness Center. Free shuttle service to and from the beach (June to September). In the immediate vicinity there are some necessary services: Market, Pharmacy, Tobacco, Clothing, Gift, Dancing etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Galidon Terme & Village Isola D'Ischia, Italy - Forio