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Mezzatorre Resort and Spa
Ranked #11 of 81 Hotels in Forio
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Lawrence, New York
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135 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“overpriced smelly rusty room”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2010

My wife and I stayed at the mezzatore for a 2 night weekend while travelling in Italy. We booked an "open plan suite" with terrace and jaccuzzi. The room was anything but "open", and surely not a suite. The first room we were given was musty, so we were changed to another room. The room was so small, thet when room service came in, he had to turn his tray sideways to get past the bed.

The service was extremely spotty,the bathroom had rust stains all over the shower tub area, as well as on the Plumbing fixtures. The jacuzzi on the deck was all beat up, scratched up, and must have been at least 20- 30 years old. The lounges and furniture on the deck was rusty, and old. There was bird poop on the lounges.
The phones were ridiculous, as we couldn't even figure out how to call the front desk. I had to call the front desk from my cellphone.
I tried to call the front desk for a wake up call and no one answered. What kind of hotel does not answer the phone at the front desk?
The pool area was cramped and the tiles were all broken and or coming off. Very ratty look.

The worst part was that we coudn't sleep for 2 nights straight, as the walls floor and ceilings are paper thin, and you heard every noise from the floor above. It was even worse because the floors are tile.
The lamp at my bedside was rusted away, and I got an electric shock when I tried to turn it off.
When walking up to my room, the handrails were falling off the steps, and there was a mess of pine needles from the trees above. Very unkempt place.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lahore, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2010

Put simply, the Mezzatorre Resort is paradise on earth. Me and my wife had ear-marked it for our honeymoon and were completely bowled over by the sheer beauty of it. We had an unforgettable stay on account of the extremely courteous and accommodating staff, amazing rooms and excellent services. Located on the island of Ischia, the Mezzatorre Resort is a hidden gem. We strongly recommend it for a quiet, peaceful and amazing (never to be forgotten) get-away.
Shahid & Ayesha

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Milano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2010

we spent our summer holidays in August 2008 and it was a great experience!
it has a great location and wonderful view above the sea.
the treatments in the internal Spa were the best I ever tried in particular massages.
the food is truly amazing! I still remember the BABA!!!
we suggest to try this nice experience is the wonderful Ischia.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Florence, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2009

I am pretty much sure it's the best resort in the whole Ischia.
I explored the whole island with Google.Earth, checked all nicely located hotels and the only one stading out was Mezzatorre ! pictures were great and when we arrived, it looked even better. Me and my mom loved the private bay with pure emerald water and various fish swimming around us.
The personnel was excellent and easy to talk to.
We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Mezzatorre Resort & Spa !

  • Stayed August 2008
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Rome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2009

I Just return with my family from a short stay of one night at the Mezzatorre on Ischia Island and it was fantastic, we came from capri (one hour by boat) and we have been assigned in a nice deluxe room with sea view that have also a terrace with outdoor jacuzzi, which we have tried. The Hotel is located on a cap of ischia on a hill with an extensive park of 7 hectars, at 15 minutes from the harbour, surrounded by a nature and beautiful gardens it is quiet and exclusive. The restaurant at night have a nice candlelight atmosphere while in the morning they serve the buffet breakfast very good and extensive where you can ask your own omelette cook at your choice on request. There is also a Spa at the Hotel that we did not use for a lack of time but we learn have a nice reputation.
Last but not least the highlight is the swimming pool area, with sea water above the small port of the Hotel where you can swim in the sea in a very clear water facing the Hotel. There is also in a terrace facing the pool the restaurant Sciué Sciué where we have enjoyed at lunch fantastic "antipasti" and sea food pasta or fish cook on the grill at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2009

A fantastic location with the privilege of direct private sea access and a wonderful pool along the sea.
In a large secluded park only 15 minutes away by car from Ischia Porto and at walking distance from little charming Lacco Ameno village. Build around an old fortification refurbished as a private home and lately as a hotel.
The hotel rooms are scattered around the park in purpose build separate tatstefully looking houses. The old fortification is called The Tower and has the most impressive views although not the largest rooms.
We had a suite in the tower which was roomy and in modern comtemporary style. My sons had deluxe rooms in the tower in classic style. Everything top quality and elegant.
The 2 restaurants are very good. The Chandelier restaurant terrace is magical and the breakfast buffet excelent.
The staff in every area was unusually kind and professional.
If you want to check out ISCHIA it is the only place for diserning travellers and refined taste people.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2009

The Mezzatoree is a great spot for a true getaway. It is nestled in a quiet forested preserve with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. There is a great pool area that overlooks the sea.
The main restaurant there is amazing - truly some of the best food I've had. The risotto with seppie and the veal with truffles are worth the stay. The breakfast buffet is fresh, delicious, and includes a large variety of healthy and not-so-healthy items.
The staff is very accommodating and very elegant.
The views from the main/internet area are spectacular.
This is not the best hotel for kids as there is not a lot going on, but it's great for couples for a romantic getaway.
While expensive, the meals included plan is the way to go as Ischia itself is not a very elegant place and the offsite restaurants were only OK, except for the pizzerias of course.
The spa is nice, we really liked the water treatments.
I suggest going for longer than a weekend as it's a long ferry ride from Naples and not convenient.
No need to rent a car. Besides, Ischia drivers are kind of scary!

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mezzatorre Resort and Spa
Address: Via Mezza Torre 23, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Isola d'Ischia > Forio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Forio
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Forio
#4 Spa Hotel in Forio
#5 Luxury Hotel in Forio
#7 Romantic Hotel in Forio
#20 Family Hotel in Forio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Mezzatorre Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 57
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