Booked this hotel to relax for 3 nights after a hectic 'touring around Italy' schedule with my young daughter and relax we did. This is THE best ever hotel I have ever stayed in!! The rooms were large and very pleasant to stay in, from the floor to the ceiling - a lot of thought has gone into this hotel down to the finest details. Plants a plenty indoors and outdoors - so relaxing and stunning.
Indoor spa pool (hot thermal water) and large outdoor pool with water fountain making lovely trickling sounds to relax you. Fantastic views from the garden (sea) and pool (mountains). Pure bliss!!
We paid for the half board option and were not disappointed with the daily set menu. Dietary restrictions for my daughter were happily accommodated so long as you tell them as early in the day as possible.
Great value for money in out of season (June) too.
Top tip: take the boat straight to Forio - a much calmer arrival and departure than arriving in busier Ischia port.
To get the bus from Forio port o the hotel: Exit the port, turn left and buy your roving bus tickets from the newspaper stand. Then continue walking in the same direction further along to the bus stop just ahead of you (near the newspaper stand on same side of road). Take the bus (ask at newspaper stand - I forget the number/s) that turn up the little road up the hill (if you have your back to the sea the road in question is almost straight ahead of you. The hotel is up this hill but you wouldnt want to lug cases up it). Ask the driver to tell you when you get to bus stop called 'via Bocco' (pronounced Vee-a Booco). Remember to put your ticket in the machine to get it validated - the bus inspectors are rife. When you get off the bus walk in the same direction that the bus continues on to - down the hill for just a few metres only and there is the entrance to Villa Melodie).
Ischia is a lovely island - we loved it. With the bus stopping a few metres from the hotel you can access so many lovely beaches and different villages etc from this hotel on a 3 day (or 7 day) roving ticket. You can even travel to the other side of the island or do a round trip in 90 minutes. Lovely views all the way.
I cannot wait to return to this relaxing and charming hotel and tranquil island. This hotel is a hidden gem and is very, very, very special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering an indoor and outdoor pool, a restaurant and garden, Hotel Villa Melodie provides traditional-style rooms with air conditioning. It is 2.5 km from the centre of Forio, on the island of Ischia.Rooms at the Villa Melodie all come with satellite TV, a safe and private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some rooms feature a garden views or a balcony, and Wi-Fi is free in public areas.A sweet Italian-style breakfast of pastries, hot drinks and fruit juice is served daily, while savoury items are available upon request. The restaurant specialises in typical Ischian food.The property is a 15-minute drive from the port of Ischia, where ferries link to Naples and Capri. Free private parking is available on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melodie Hotel Forio
- Hotel Villa Melodie Isola D'Ischia, Italy - Forio