Botania Relais & Spa

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Ischia

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Botania Relais & Spa has an incredible setting. It’s surrounded by seven acres of beautiful park so it's easy to find your own secluded spot. Trails wind through the gardens and there are some lovely walks and a heated pool. This is an authentic hotel with welcoming staff and traditional rooms - not to mention the great thermal spa. The hotel’s restaurant, il Corbezzolo, is wonderful. It serves typical dishes from Ischia using the freshest local food – many of the ingredients have been grown in their own organic vegetable garden. Enjoy wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, salads and freshly-caught seafood.

If you’re here to explore Ischia, you’ll love the location of this hotel. Some of the most popular sights on the island are easily reached. Lacco Ameno is Ischia’s smallest town and is just a ten-minute walk from the hotel (down some steps). It’s a charming seaside resort with restaurants and shops around the harbour. Just along the coast you’ll find the stunning white-sand beach of San Montano and the Negombo Thermal Park that has a range of healing thermal circuits surrounded by tropical plants, flowers and trees. It’s the ultimate relaxing day out and a must-do while you’re in Ischia.

This hotel only accepts children aged 12 and over.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 50 mins by private car and hydrofoil/ferry from Naples airport.

Added value

Early booking offer available for summer 2022 (booked at least 90 days prior to departure, min 3 night stay, not combinable)

Early booking offer available for summer 2022 (booked at least 45 days prior to departure, min 3 night stay, not combinable)

Honeymoon Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 50
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2 per person per night (for a maximum of 7 nights) is payable locally. 

Rooms

Superior Rooms have a terrace overlooking the gardens. They are decorated and furnished in a fresh Mediterranean style with ceramic floors. They are about 23-28m² and can sleep two people. Facilities include air conditioning, TV with Sky channels, Wi-Fi, minibar with free soft drinks, safe and shower or bath. 

Premium Rooms are furnished in an elegant style with marble floors. They have views of the park from the balcony and are about 28-33m². They can sleep up to four people.

Master Rooms have a private terrace with a mini whirlpool overlooking the park. They're decorated in classy terracotta and ivory tones and can sleep up to three people. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Single Use Superior Rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Ischia

Ischia is an example of island life done the Italian way. It’s the biggest island in the Bay of Naples, laying out medieval castles, clifftop botanical gardens, sandy beaches, hot springs and lively harbour towns along its coastline.

The centre of the island is another story altogether. Here, Mount Epomeo scrapes the clouds. Hikers tackle its sloping walking trails, which wander past caves and pine-green forests. You’ll even find the occasional vineyard clinging to the rocky slopes – usually family-run affairs with swooping views over the Bay of Naples.

What to see on an Ischia holiday

You can make a holiday to Ischia as relaxed or adventurous as you like. We love hiking up in the mountain - there are some great trails with amazing sea views and when you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the whole island. Don't worry if you'd rather take it easy though - the coastal routes are just as nice with the added bonus of being able to stop for a coffee or wine as you go.

Other highlights include hopping across to the little island of Procida, relaxing on a sandy beach or heading to one of the many thermal spas for a bit of pampering.

Discover more things to see and do in the Neapolitan Riviera.

Why book a holiday in Ischia with Inghams?

We've hand-picked a great selection of hotels in Ischia - some with their own thermal spas and all of them close to the sea. Your holidays is always in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

Despite it's relatively small size, there's plenty of things to see and do on Ischia from exploring the coastal towns to chilling out in thermal spas. We've listed out some of our must-dos below:

  • Procida: This little island between Ischia and the mainland is one of the Neapolitan Riviera’s best kept secrets. A stunning landscape of pastel-coloured houses lead down to the quaint harbour where you can sample the freshest seafood.
  • La Mortella Gardens: These award-winning botanical gardens are an exquisite blend of exotic flowers and ornate fountains, all carefully arranged to allow glimpses of the glistening Mediterranean.
  • Thermal Spas: Ischia’s volcanic origins means the island is home to numerous thermal spas. Many hotels have wellness centres using the natural waters, or head to one of the thermal gardens that combine pools with lush green surroundings.
  • Castello Aragonese: This is one of Ischia's most visited sights. It dates back to medieval times and juts out from the island's east coast. There's several temples and frescoed catacombs to explore.
  • Head to the beach: There's plenty to choose from here - all of them with white sands and inviting sea waters.

Food & drink

On the coast you'll get to enjoy plenty of fresh seafood. Some of the best can be found on Procida, where you can watch the fishermen bring in the catch of the day before sitting back to enjoy it with a glass of wine in a family-run restaurant. Head a bit inland and one of the most popular dishes is coniglio all’ischitana, a rustic rabbit stew. 

Activities

Ischia's a fantastic resort for walkers. There's lots of routes that cater to all abilities. For the best views, head up the well-marked trails on Mount Epomeo - its peak is 789 metres high and you'll be treated to panoramic views the whole way. We love the coastal trails too and planning a walk between the towns and beaches. You'll find some great forests inland as well as botanical gardens that are a real pleasure to walk around.

Facilities
  • Heated outdoor pool (28°C) next to the gardens with plenty of shady spots provided by pergolas
  • Two indoor pools, one is heated to 34°C and the other has massage jets and is heated to 32°C
  • Pool towels are provided
  • Spa with thermal pools and Turkish baths in a natural cave setting
  • Beauty Centre (payable locally)
  • Small fitness area
  • Free yoga sessions in the gardens
  • Shuttle service to and from the beach and the town centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meals

A rich breakfast buffet has fresh pastries, fruit and local jams and honey. On sunny mornings, it’s served under the pergola by the pool.

Il Corbezzolo Restaurant celebrates local cuisine using ‘zero-mile’ products, many of which have been grown in the hotel’s organic vegetable garden. You can expect dishes like Neapolitan pizza, salads and pasta as well as grilled meat and seafood. It’s open for lunch and dinner. You'll eat here if you're on half board. (Children must be aged 10+)

Irsi Bar is just a few steps away from the outdoor pool and offers a relaxing space during the day and into the evening where you can enjoy cocktails and light snacks.

Bar La Grotta is a sophisticated bar offering fine wines and delicious appetisers.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 13.8794232
  • Latitude: 40.7531923
  • Location Description:
    • 700 metres to San Montano Beach 
    • 850 metres to Varulo Beach
    • 1 kilometres to Laco Ameno
    • 1.2 kilometres to Laco Ameno port
    • 2.6 kilometres to Forio

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£1702
per person from £851
Includes £18pp discount
Botania Relais & Spa
Ischia, Neapolitan Riviera,Bed & Breakfast
24/09/2022 - 4 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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