Where to stay in Ischia
Many of Ischia’s hotels are in the higher categories, marketing themselves as resorts or wellness centres, with their own thermal pools and spa treatments. Prices can be steep for these hotels, especially in the busy summer months. However, there are also lots of smaller places to stay; B&Bs and apartments, many of them fairly newly-established since the explosion in online booking. It’s worth deciding your priorities and preferred location in advance, then shopping around and booking well ahead. Away from the peak seasons for Italian and German visitors (high summer is busiest), the number of beds available means that prices can be competitive.
Although price may be your most important factor, I’d recommend considering your location carefully. Ischia is large enough that transport can be an issue, and the island towns all have different characters and attractions. In this tourist guide, using the links on this page, you can read about these and choose which suits you best. My own favourite location to stay in is Ischia Ponte, for its combination of historical charm, views of the castle, and transport connections.
For my most luxurious stay on the island, I stretched my budget and booked a cheaper room with no sea view at the Hotel Miramare & Castello, Ischia Ponte. The public roof and sea terraces have a glorious view, with a pool and sea access as excellent added extras. The more expensive rooms share the fine views.
If you prefer history and atmosphere to swimming pools and modernity, try Albergo il Monastero, and stay inside the Castello Aragonese, the island’s impressive castle.