When you think of islands in the Bay of Naples, Capri immediately comes to mind of course. But on the other side of the bay lies the larger, lesser-known island of Ischia. The hotel scene here doesn't have the same opulent heights of Capri, but it does have a wilder beauty - and, as you may have guessed by now, some impressive hotels. One of them is Botania Relais & Spa, a quiet retreat tucked away in a beautiful three-acre garden.
The hotel is open from late April to mid-October.
40 rooms, decorated in a warm Mediterranean style.
Earliest check-in from 3 pm. Latest check-out at 11 am.
From 514 euros.
From this hotel you can very easily take the ferry to Capri.
40 rooms are spread over 10 buildings located in the peaceful countryside and feature typical and warm Mediterranean architecture. From some rooms you can see the sea and at others you look at the fragrant greenery of the garden. Each room has TV, telephone, minibar with soft drinks, air conditioning, heating, coffee machine, shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and a balcony or terrace.
The basic room here is already quite spacious and has a terrace. Those who like to have a jacuzzi in their room should choose a master type.
This hotel has 2 swimming pools, 1 of which is heated and 2 smaller ones filled with warm spring water.
The Garden Spa has a heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath in a natural cave and therapeutic rain shower. Enjoy a wonderful body treatment at a supplementary charge. A fitness is available free of charge. Negombo Spa is only 350 m away and San Montana beach is 500 m away. The beach can be reached by free shuttle. Rent a boat or explore Ischia by bike.
The hotel is Adult Friendly and allows children from 11 years onwards.
Wear your favourite casual outfit.
Ischia's gastronomic culture is inspired by the healthy products from the island and from the sea. In the morning, you'll enjoy an extensive continental breakfast buffet. Think homemade bread and pastries, local organic honey, fresh fruits, smoothies with vegetables and much more. Weather permitting, they serve breakfast on the terrace. The restaurant Il Corbezzolo, overlooking the pool, offers a light lunch of local seafood, fish dishes and delicious pizza. Prefer a vegetarian option? Il Mirto is the only vegetarian restaurant on the island where you will enjoy delicious dishes based on seasonal vegetables from the hotel's vegetable garden. At Nonna Marì you will discover local dishes along with a beautiful view of the sea and surroundings.
The hotel is located just outside the small center of Lacco Ameno. Just 10 km away is one of the most beautiful fishing villages, Sant'Angelo. From the hotel there are free shuttles to the nearest port, the beach of San Montano at 500 m and the villages of Lacco Ameno and Forio.
Naples airport is 50 km away.
The transfer from the airport to the hotel can be arranged in advance upon request and at a supplementary charge, which you will pay on-site. A transfer from the port on Ischia to the hotel is 35 euros.
There is free parking at the hotel. Charging stations are also available.
Botania Relais & Spa, surrounded by fruit trees and a beautiful garden, is the ideal place to escape from all the hustle and bustle. Be enchanted by the volcanic island with several hot springs and beautiful beaches.