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“Perfect and Stunning”
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Da Maria
Ranked #3 of 31 Ischia B&B and Inns
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“Perfect and Stunning”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

The location on it's own private beach is amazing. The views are spectacular. The restaurant absolutely delicious. Even though the location is a bit remote, they offer a convenient transfer by boat to Ischia Ponte pretty much any time you want... and other water taxis call there as well for further locations.
The rooms are immaculate, although the bathrooms are not great, there is no "real" shower, the shower head is right above the toilet, so everything gets wet when you shower.
There was only one really bad thing - the first 24 hrs of our 5 day stay was really tense because they tried to charge us double (980eu instead of 500eu) because we booked a double instead of a triple (an extra bed for our son.)
It was my mistake to assume we could fit in a double (which we have done with no problem in the past) but they said by law that we needed a triple --- that was all fine, and even before we left, I did some research and I knew that most hotels charge a supplement of about 25% for children. But they added a supplement of 100%!!! I didn't argue this at first because we were tired of traveling and just wanted to lie down and unpack and relax and we had already spent almost an hour arguing about how they could accommodate us.
The next day, when I had relaxed and rested, I informed the young lady that we had dealt with the day before that we did not agree with the charges and she became quite irate and irrational, saying things like if we don't like the price we should leave and she wanted immediate payment. I told her I would be happy to pay, but no more than 25% and that I would only pay when she provided me the hotel's price list, which by law needs to be displayed -- she refused stating that prices fluctuate and that was the new price (love or leave it!!) All the meanwhile she was holding our passports hostage until we paid ---> also illegal.
I kept calm and stuck to my guns (also conferred with some local experts on the legality of all this and spoke to a carabiniere, without pressing charges) and within a few hours the young lady calmed down and we came to a reasonable price. Her colleague was very apologetic and the rest of the stay was great and uneventful all the staff was polite and cordial. I did see this young lady get mad at other people (family members i presume, not guests -- she seems to have a short temper!!)

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Da Maria is a special and wonderful place to stay on Ischia that I read about on tripadvisor. Every family member works hard from sun up to well after sunset meeting all of your needs and always with smiles on their faces. Ansa who greets you on arrival is most helpful and organizes anything that's need to be done. The rooms are spotless and cleaned thoroughly each day. It's location although is slightly remote but Johnnie is only a phone call away to pick you up at the Villa Antonio dock right in the Ponte. The food in the resturant was always good and were treated to Mama Maria herself giving us a cooking demonstration of her eggplant dish that is to die for. Thank you again Maria for that wonderful memory. Da Maria has its own private beach with free sunbeds for your use...the water was amazingly clean...the flowers on the terraces were beatiful and so colorful...Grazie to all the family for making our first three nights of our trip so special.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2012 via mobile

Just returned from a night at the Da Maria Hotel. Really clean and tidy, staff were very helpful. Rooms fairly small but we were only in there to sleep to didn't cause a problem. For a week it may be a bit cramped. Really pleased overall with this hotel, although the water taxi wasn't in use so we had to constantly pay for taxis to the main ports and weren't reimbursed this cost. Would stay again.

Stayed April 2012
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Property: Da Maria
Address: Via Carta Romana 79, 80077, Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Isola d'Ischia > Ischia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Ischia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Da Maria 1*
Number of rooms: 15
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