Mezzatorre Resort and Spa
Indulgent island spa retreat on a private bay
Set in sun dappled wooded grounds on the isle of Ischia, this five-star island hideaway was once film director Luchino Visconti own villa. Forget Death in Venice; this is more like arriving in heaven.
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Beside a private cove on the Isle of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples.
Come here for...
● A glamorous and private island hideaway. ● Tanning around the cliffside pool and private cove. ● Celeb-spotting – previous guests here include Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Lopez and Naomi Campbell.
Apart from the private beach cove, seawater pool and wooded grounds, there's a superb spa with thermal pools and mud baths, gym and fitness room plus all the rest. There's poolside dining in the day and smarter dining in the terrace restaurant at night. You'll also find tennis courts.
Good to know
Use the hotel-approved taxis when going into town for the best rates.
52 rooms and nine suites
Rooms have fresh Mediterranean decor, satellite TV, marble tiled bathrooms, aircon and minibars. Top suites have private gardens and a splash pool with hydrojets.
Stay in the original old watchtower or in some of the rooms scattered among the trees. Many have private patios or jacuzzis. If you're ready to splurge, the Foresteria suite has its own private plunge pool, garden and brilliant sea views.
Eat & Drink
Both restaurants are designed to maximise the impact of Mezzatorre's seashore setting. The clifftop-set Chandelier restaurant is the place for smart dinners, while poolside Sciuè Scuiè, with its palm-leaf roof, is the place for informal lunches and suppers. Menus make the most of the island's fresh-caught fish and locally grown ingredients.
Served until 11am. There are low-calorie options for the health conscious.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
See & Do
Explore the hotel's seven hectares of pine-wooded grounds, climb up to Castello Aragonese – reached by a stone bridge and an old mule track – standing sentinel on a small islet off the beach at Ischia Ponte, or try out some of the 22 thermal pools at Giardini Poseidon. Take a boat trip to Capri or Sorrento, or visit the exquisite La Mortella gardens, one-time home of composer William Walton.
The Mezzatorre Spa is a superlative place for some pampering. Wallow in the thermal pools, sign up to a well-being programme or submit to a mud bath, hot stone therapy or bio-exfoliant body peel.
Ischia's Foreign Film Festival screens both retrospective movies from the 1950s and 60s, and new releases.
Check out the array of local wines and eats at Vinischia, dedicated to the produce of Campania.
Complimentary welcome drink and nibbles.Book Now
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 320 - 3000Check In
3 pmCheck Out
MiddayMinimum Night Stay
Closed November – AprilAir Conditioning
Welcome. Under 2's are free and a cot can be hired for €40Pets
Small dogs are welcomeWedding License?
Via Mezzatorre, 80075 Forio d'IschiaParking
Leave your car on the mainland and hire a car locally if you need it. If you do take a car free guest parking is available.Trains
Naples – 40kmTaxis
EUR 160 for a private hotel transfer to or from Naples Airport, via Ischia Porto. Helicopter transfers can also be arranged.Airport
Naples – 40kmFerries and Hydrofoils
There are frequent hydrofoil departures to the Isle of Ischia from the Naples ferry port of Mergellina – 2km from the Central station or just 500m from Mergellina station.
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Complimentary welcome drink and nibbles.