Aragona Palace Hotel & Spa4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was by far the best hotel my wife and I have visited. We were a family group of eight and the staff could not be more helpful and concerned with our enjoyment. From check in, to the comfortable room, to the rooftop pool, the balcony overlooking the harbor, the SPA and massage facilites, to the wonderful array of choices for breakfast. Oh, and the bistro was cozy and friendly also. We truly enjoyed our trip to Ischia and the Aragona and would suggest to all.
It's a very antiquated hotel. It really needs to be refurnished for the price they charge. The breakfast was quite bad, and specially the bakery. I feel very dissaponted after having paid 156 euros per night
We just arrived back today and absolutely loved our stay. The island is wonderful, and the staff were so incredibly helpful and professional - we couldn't recommend it enough. Location: Fantastic location to both relax, and explore the island. There is a lovely sandy beach just a few minutes walk from the hotel with beautiful clear water (with a very clean and spacious free section). There are a number of good restaurants along the harbour, and some great bars (recommend Bar Epomeo) and ice cream parlours just up the road. You can walk to the Castle in 20-30 mins, and visiting this is a must. For exploring the island further there is a bus station just nearby. Tickets are €1.50 for a single trip. We got busses to Maronti Strand (great beach) and walked to S'Angelo (nice little town), to Poseidon Thermal Gardens (amazing - go!), and to La Mortella Gardens (lovely!) - easy as anything. Staff: From the girls on reception to the restaurant staff, everyone was diligent, attentive professional and extremely friendly. They all speak English. My girlfriend is vegan, and after telling them this on the first day they went out of their way to make special meals and ensure that she had options at breakfast and dinner each day which was better than we have experienced elsewhere. The food was fresh, varied and delicious and sometimes I found myself jealous of what they had made for her! If you need any advice on where to go, the reception staff are incredibly efficient and helpful. Hotel/Rooms etc.: We were only in the hotel for 5 nights and wanted to explore the island so didn't spend too much time hanging out at the hotel except for mealtimes. There is a nice warm pool on the roof, and an indoor pool and spa but we didn't really utilise these. The rooms are great. WiFi absolutely fine. Restaurant great and bar very handy. The only issue was a broken air-con (they have it, but it wasn't working when we arrived) so we had the door open and were attacked by mosquitos! Recommendations: as mentioned above - the local beach, Aragon Castle has beautiful views and is a really interesting site, Poseidon was a brilliant day and well worth the visit, the Mortella Gardens is a great treat especially on a more cooler day. Have some local pizza and ice-cream, swim in the glorious sea, and go on a wander!
We spent 3 wonderful evenings at this lovely Hotel...The staff were very friendly, spoke English...Breakfast was delicious and I so enjoyed their Thermal Swimming Pool! I really felt more energized after spending time in the water!... The location of the Hotel was perfect...lots of great Restaurants within walking distance... The Dock where all the Ferries come in is a 10 minute walk! Loved it!
Located only a few yards from the harbour, the Aragona Palace Hotel is in a busy area, with a regular flow of visitors from the many ferries which travel throughout the day, so not recommended for those who want peace & quiet, but thoroughly recommended for those who enjoy the hustle & bustle of a busy port, the range of visiting boats & travellers. The busyness is a fairly constant feature, even through the night, (we were located in a room with a balcony at the front of the hotel), but we found that by closing the outer shutters to the balcony, sleep came easily & waking difficult! Our room was a 'superior' one on the first floor, which ensued it having a small but acceptable balcony, a view over the harbour & ready access to the indoor facilities. The best rooms for a view appear to be those on the fourth floor with a large balcony overlooking the harbour, although room 101 has a large balcony as well. The room was in reasonable condition, a little worn in places, but nothing 'shabby'; the cabling supporting the tv would make an interesting contribution to a Heath Robinson design, though! The sunbathing area on the roof offers a wide view over the harbour area & the town, is well provided with sunbeds & seating, & is spread across three levels, the central one being equipped with a bar & pool. The pool is small, around 6m diameter, so unsuitable for swimmers who don't want to go around in a circle, (!!), but is warmed to 30 degrees, so very pleasant for relaxation.The bar is not always manned, but service can be obtained via an internal telephone at the bar, if required. The roof areas would benefit from some tlc in places, but our enjoyment was not affected by the lack of screening or paint! The staff of the hotel are its most important aspect, I feel, as without their helpful & friendly disposition, a holiday in the area could be spoiled. Two areas are worthy of particular mention. Laura & Maria on the reception desk were so helpful in explaining how best to get around the island, what the options for visitors were, & giving tips on various minor matters which helped make ours such a good holiday. Bus transport is very cheap, (1.5 Euro per trip anywhere on the island), if a little crowded & there are an abundance of boat trips, useful in getting away from clouds, which seem quite localised. The food was excellent, plenty of choice at meal times & superbly cooked, with a well organised group of serving staff, Josie & Menola being particularly helpful & friendly. Our cleaner was a lovely, friendly lady, very meticulous in her work & we always knew that we would find our room spotless after she had been. The town is right on the doorstep of the hotel, with an abundance of shops, many to a high standard, with shopkeepers who do not pester you for business, & there is much within walking distance for those who don't mind a little wandering. The Aragon Castle is well worth a visit, restoration works having uncovered developments going back many centuries, & the restaurant at the top is worth attaining, both for its food & views. Also worth a visit are the Giardini la Mortella, with its unbelievable display of plants from around the world & beautiful water features. Good hotel, good holiday.
The hotel is just a hop, skip and jump from where the ferries come in. We were warmly greeted and told that a room was available for us (although we were early) and that we had been upgraded to a room overlooking the port. We were given lots of information - a map, restaurant recommendations, bus information etc. A welcome drink and snack was delivered to our room as soon as we were taken up there. The room was lovely - spacious and with a lovely small terrace and view out over the port. We stayed in October and the island was definitely on the summer wind down - I can imagine that a room overlooking the port could be a noisy place to stay in the height of summer, with boats coming and going and the noise of people at the bars and adjacent restaurants. But for us, it was interesting. As a light sleeper, I found the nightlong ship movements provided fascinating viewing! Breakfast was served in the dining room downstairs and featured a pretty extensive array of all the usual breakfast foods. I peeked into the hot containers as a matter of interest, but the food there looked a little rubbery and unexciting. No worries, there was plenty in to choose from on the continental buffet. There was even a juicer and bowl of citrus fruit to make fresh juice.
Lovely location for hotel and superb attentive staff. Right on harbour front. Welcome drink and pastries on arrival and the offer of a breakfast pack for when we left due to having a 5.35am pickup. The staff really make this hotel, they are excellent. Nice front terrace on the street, overlooking the harbour and bar that are all part of the hotel. Reception area very very clean, as is most of the hotel with exception of pool areas (and that isn't so much dirty but just a bit run down). Restaurant area decor doesn't seem to match other styles and is a bit stark and brightly white. Some alternative lighting could change change this area into a more romantic setting, creating a warmer atmosphere such as candles on tables. Hotel is badged as 4 star but I'd say 3 on comparison to other hotels we saw and the issues / experiences I have listed below. Walls pretty thin and could hear other rooms. Room had a little balcony but didn't overlook much. Decor of rooms and hotel is classically Italian and the whole area has a 1950s original Italian holiday resort to it.... It was a very nice experience. Apparently talented Mr ripley was filmed here Room pretty spacious for a standard but a little tired, expecially the bathrooms. Had a few mossies towards the end of the holiday, some nets might be useful or some hanging deterrent. We sometimes had an evening turn down service which was nice. The cleaning staff are also superb and do a fantastic job. Food - good quality (we thought it was excellent until we began eating out at some other Restaurants at lunch and dinner times) It's just good food and with an OK choice. Again, the staff really make you feel welcome and are very good. Other reviews said hit and miss with food, and I can understand why. Sometimes a soup would have bread other times it wouldn't. At later times in the servings things like the salad buffet and bread at breakfast was not restocked. We had a particularly excitable German family at food times staying the period we were there. It's interesting seeing how others disregard any common courtesy at meal times and was often slim pickings.... But again staff very attentive and replaced most of the food choices. The restaurant have an excellent selection of wine though. Staff in restaurant excellent, friendly, remember you and attentive Roof pool terrace is nice, bit neglected as per other reviews. Broken tiles and floors not cleaned or at least didn't appear to have been. Bar says manned 11-5pm, but it was more like, if you catch the staff order what you want, and they will bring it as the terrace bar wasn't manned, but then we were heading to out of season in October. The roof terrace areas are split across different levels which is really nice and with a bit of effort and work the hotel could create some really relaxing terraces here. As it stands the very top terrace is basically unattended and seems to be where all leftover materials are dumped. Pictures of this hotel from their website definitely do it justice as the reality is slightly different. Spa pool and sauna nice touch but theme of neglect follows with sauna door not shutting properly and dripping water tap in sauna. Spa pool was nice but I couldn't get all the jets to work. I only used this once. There is a gym to use at another hotel which is handy but it's not available on a Sunday and aragona palace have to book you in anyway, and only from 9am... Well so they said, but I just arrived at 8am on the days I wanted to use it and explained to re-ferdinando reception and they told me where to go. Again, neglect theme continues. Large multi gym equipment is broken and a mix of free weights with some missing. This hotel is owned by the same hotel group, dim hotels We can definitely recommend hiring a scooter at around 20 euros a day is an absolute bargain when comparing to others we have rented on the amalfi coast for 100 euros a day. This is a fantastic way to see the island and sights. As is a speed boat self drive rental, but more pricier at 200 euro for the day with fuel.... But definitely worth it. Recommended places to visit - cap e FIERR restaurant and lido hire on ischia ponte beach. FANTASTIC - ischia porto fish restaurants - ischia ponte and the castle - baia de sorgeto sea thermal baths - mount epemo and the peaks restaurant - via roma shops - sant angelo village - try ischia wine and white wine biancolella Would we return to ischia.. Absolutely. Would we return to aragona palace.. Maybe
Have just arrived back from staying 10 nights in the Aragona Palace, what a beautiful hotel, it was a great surprise to us on arrival... the look of the hotel which was surrounded by shrubs in pots, there was settees and seats all around the outside of the hotel, which is situated 20ft from the water and has smallish day trip boats moored, so if you feel the need to go on a boat on an island trip around Ischia or maybe a trip to Capri.. ask hotel reception.. which leads me to the hotel, the girls on reception are great and are happy to chat and pick the best places that they think you would love.. the restaurant is one of the best we have eaten at.. beautiful meals.. bedrooms lovely and comfy and so clean .. roof terrace fabulous which looks over the harbour it has a small pool and terraces that seem to go up to the clouds .. so much more i could say.. but hey! Try the Arazona Palace yourself ..
We were here for 4 nights recently, would've happily stayed a few more. Location is great, walking distance to everywhere worth going. It is also a nice long stroll to Castello Aragonese. The superior room is good size, comes with a balcony and a view of the harbour. Sitting on the balcony with a bottle of wine late every night enjoying the warm breeze was very relaxing. But bear in mind it could get a little noisy if you leave the balcony doors opened. Bed very comfortable. The only thing is that it could be cleaned a bit better. Bathroom is a little small but didn't bother us. Staff are fantastic, very friendly and helpful. We got some good tips from them on day 1 on where to go on the island (glad we took their recommendation!). Had breakfast only once, not a great selection but it was good enough. The hotel bar is good for drinks after dinner, as well as a quick sandwich for brunch. Their wine is quite good too, surprisingly better than most wine we tried at other restaurants. Overall we had a great stay, thank you.
My finance and I travelled to this hotel for 5 nights in September and couldn't fault the location, harbour side and within easy walking distance to the local shops, which includes a mixture of clothing and gift stores, as well as a little supermarket and pharmacy. Our room (303) was standard and therefore had no view but was clean and comfortable with the world's best shower - so powerful it was almost painful! The only problem we had was that the bed was two singles pushed together but with no zip link so they had a tendency to drift apart in the night - on one occasion tearing the sheet. The reception and restaurant staff are lovely and helpful, the English spoken tends to vary, as does the translation of the menu. The breakfast was very good including fresh fruit, cooked choices, cheese, pastries and even cake! I think if we returned we would opt for bed and breakfast as there are so many local restaurants within a very short distance and although the antipasti in the evening was superb, we found the menu a little restrictive, with only one choice for vegetarians out of the four options available daily. The sun terrace on the roof is lovely and offers wonderful views. There are four different areas and at the time we went we travelled, each were very quiet. There is a poolside bar up there which if not manned, had a phone to call down and request drinks or snacks. The pool is quite odd as it is warm, not refreshing when you are hot when need a cool dip but you do feel the benefit when you get out again. The indoor pool is warm too and has wall buttons that produce bubbles and a power shower, very lovely and relaxing. We made full use of the salon facilities, having massages, facials and a thermal mud wrap which was amazing. I highly recommend treating yourself to something. English was quite limited among the therapists but we didn't find this too much of a problem. Ischia itself is beautiful and we would definitely recommend doing the boat trip around the island, tickets are available from reception or from the ticket office just in front of the hotel. We also did a day trip to nearby Capri and took a stunning boat trip around that island too - this was equally as good as the Ischia trip and again would be recommended. Overall we loved our time on this lovely island and at this hotel.
- Close to Castiglione Thermal Park
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Castiglione Thermal Park is within a mile (2 km) of Aragona Palace Hotel & Spa, and other popular sites like Aragonese Castle are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 45-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Piazza degli Eroi and English Beach are also a short walk from this Ischia hotel.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
All 45 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, free newspapers, and safes. TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.
Guests of Aragona Palace Hotel & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.
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96% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1618 reviews