7.72km from Pazzi Per la PizzaThe staff here were brilliant! They really went the extra yard to get us an upgrade to our room and we were really pleased with the outcome. The pretty little gardens and patios and views at this hotel are worth the climb up its stairs from the road. It felt very private relaxing and quiet, exactly the chilled location and venue we were after. We arrived by hydrofoil from Naples Porto, journey was about an hour and smooth. The port at Ischia was small and busy with many taxi's available. The Taxi to the hotel was quick and cost us 15Euros but the drivers always wanted an extra 5 extra as tip. We had a room at the side of the hotel at first but asked for and received a upgrade to a room at the front with an amazing picture perfect seaview of the Aragonese Castle and the island of Capri in the distance. The hotel had a really cute small private pool, and also partnered with the Gardenia Mare restaurant just across the road to allow discounts for guest to use their private beach at 10Euros a day. We did this for 3 of the 5 days we stayed. The Gardenia Mare restaurant is a fantastic place for lunch and romantic dinner by the sea (bit pricey tho). They also provide discounted meals for guests at Hotel Delfini just up the road. The hotel is located near the Aragonese Castle, you can take a bus for a couple of euros or get a bus pass for several days to a week, however if your up for it, its a pleasant (but somewhat hilly) 20 min walk with a view of the coast, to the cute promenade along Via Luigi Mazzella, make sure you visit Ristorante Pizzeria Aglio olio & Pomodoro and Porcavacca Ischia Steak House and ‘aParanza Sea Restaurant but make sure you book or you might miss a table! thankfully all the restaurants and gelato fronts stay open until quite late. Make sure you visit the castle its a surprisingly beautiful tranquil and lush oasis. I would also recommend spending some evening at the Porto d'Ischia. There are many lovely bars like Porto51 and restaurants like Taverna Antonio. Check out the swanky posh yachts that line the marinas. Stroll along pretty busier promenades along Via Roma and Corso Vittoria Colonna and browse the boutique shops and bars and just enjoy the atmosphere.