Grifo is located on a secluded wooded hill inbetween Casamicciola and Ischia Porte. It is possible to walk into both towns along the main road on the island (which I did most days) but maybe it's a better option to take advantage of the complimentary car driven by a handsome Italian man called Nico, who knows Ischia very well, speaks excellent english and can recommend nice places to go.
The staff at the hotel were warm and welcoming and nothing was ever too much to ask. My garden room was spacious and cool and had a nice area outside where one could sit and read a book/relax in privacy. The spa was open from 4-7 in the evenings and was a great way to recharge the batteries before dinner with a scented shower, hydro massage, sauna, and to finish - a cup of herbal tea in the relaxation room....perfect!
The pool area was a bit small when compared with other hotels I've stayed in i.e:not suitable for swimming lenghts really but was lovely and cold to dip into when temperatures were up and always spotlessly clean.
Breakfast was a nice selection of juices, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, cakes, pastries, and tarts. The cappucinos served were always delicious and frothy and service was always with a smile. Similarly the dinner served in the evenings was excellent and very good value.
The hotel is nice and small, so it felt homely and intimite, you never felt like you were a room number, things were much more personal. The only downsides I can think of is that the wifi was not very good/reliable, and that I felt a bit unsafe walking home at night through the wood, but I guess thats my own fault as I chose not to get a taxi!
I would thoughouly recommend staying here and hopefully I will stay again someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 1 kilometre from the centre the Ischia, near the port of Casamicciola Terme, Grifo Hotel features stunning panoramic views of the gulf of Naples, Tabor Mountain and Epomeo Mountain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grifo Hotel Casamicciola Terme
- Grifo Hotel Charme & SPA Isola D'Ischia, Italy - Casamicciola Terme