San Montano Resort & Spa in Ischia, Italy
As the cool Mediterranean surf laps at golden sand beaches, stretching out below your perch high in emerald hills, gaze out over the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Naples from the luxurious San Montano Resort & Spa. On the northern tip of the island of Ischia, off Italy's scenic coast, this stunning resort expertly entwines contemporary chic with the island's natural splendor. Individually styled rooms are bright and vibrant, with bold tones and a light ambiance that is at once invigorating as well as peaceful. Sunlight streams through glass French doors, while your balcony welcomes you to relax, sip a cocktail, and settle into complete relaxation. Sleep in deeply plush beds each night, and enjoy elegant bathrooms and amazing service, and let San Montano Resort & Spa introduce you to the magic of Ischia.
On your first beautiful morning in the Mediterranean, sit down to a fabulous breakfast featuring an enticing buffet and freshly baked pastries, then venture out to explore the island. Take the quick shuttle trip to sunny San Montano Beach and stretch out on the sand before cooling off with a dip in the sea, or enjoy a relaxing day of taking in the island's fascinating sights. Visit the famous Aragonese Castle, built in 1438 on a rock off the coast reached only by bridge, stroll through the fragrant Gardens of la Mortella, and enjoy a leisurely hike through the picturesque Faiano Pine Forest. For a truly relaxing day, visit Sorseto Bay to unwind in the coastal thermal hot springs, or pamper yourself with a visit to the resort's fine spa, where deep massages and healing therapies will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. In the afternoon hike to the island's highest peak, the top of Monte Epomeo, then celebrate that evening with a fine dinner at Buganvillea Restaurant. Served under the stars on the restaurant's terrace, and sip a glass of wine, relax, and take in the unforgettable view of the sea.
Location of San Montano Resort & Spa
Nearest Airport: NAP
Amenities for San Montano Resort & Spa
- General Information
- 26 Guest Rooms
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Hair Dryers
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- Spa & Wellness
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for San Montano Resort & Spa
Part of the Small Luxury Hotels chain, San Montano is one of the top hotels on the island. That said, a five star hotel on Ischia is akin to a four star hotel in some locations. Its fresh modern aesthetic, multiple thermal pools and spa will appeal to guests who are looking to retreat more than explore. The spa alone could keep a guest occupied for an entire week, with roughly 100 treatments and services to choose from. The hotel, perched on conical peak, has 180-degree views of the sea (what sunsets!); a shuttle is available to whisk guests down to a private section of emerald-colored San Montano bay, or to the piazza in nearby Lacco Ameno (with its great shops and restaurants). For those who want to explore, Vincenzo and Marco at the front desk provide sound advice and speak English well. Its easy to get around on one of the buses that circumnavigates the island. Ischia is four times the size of Capri and there's tons to see and do. In the lovely dining room, Rafaele, Orlando and Franco provided attentive service. We visited during the hotelâ€™s opening week and things weren't perfectly organized quite yet, but everyone tried hard and fixed problems when they arose. The food is good, but expensive compared to restaurants outside the resort. The appetizer course, a buffet, cost 20 Euros by itself. (The full dinner is 50 Euros.) The hotel primarily attracts Italians, Germans and Russians, who may regard a buffet as a plus. (Breakfast, which was included, was also served buffet style, but eggs could be ordered from wait staff.) Tip: hallways are tiled, and doors may be close together, depending on the class of room; noise could be an issue when the hotel is full. Room 120 is off by itself with a private patio. Free shuttle pickup from the hydrofoil and ferry arrival ports.
betsysSacramento - sacramento
This hotel was beautiful in a wonderful location with a lovely view of the sea the hotel has 6 pools, all of which are beautiful. The room was amazing and spacious with a great bathroom. It has a wonderful spa and gym and I thouroghly recommend the hotelđźŚ¸đźŚ¸đźŚ¸
Phoebe_Emmanuelle - Dublin, Ireland
We went there for our honeymoon this summer. We did not get any special welcome or a glass of prosseco not even a congratulation. Our bedroom was quite small and very noisy. The food in the hotel is very expensive and not that good, the staff is nice but not very welcoming. My husband got very sick after meal in the hotel and they still made us pay for the diner...No special treatment here but you still pay for it!
Pina K - Paris, France
We stayed here for our honeymoon in August and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is beautiful and has amazing views of the sea, beaches and Lacco Ameno. The sunset views are amazing and there are plenty of viewing spots around including the terrace of our room. We stayed in The executive sunset suite. We relaxed on our balcony and watched the sunset every evening and the room itself was lovely and had everything we needed for our stay. It was a clean hotel and the service in general was 5 star. As a couple who usually stays in self catering accommodation we found the service a but much to begin with but the staff were so friendly and keen to help where possible that it felt ok. The only reason that I have given 4 stars instead of 5 is because of accessibility. The hotel is at the top of a very steep hill (which is what gives it such fantastic views). The issue with this is that if you want to go into Lacco Ameno, go to the beach or get back from either, you need to get the hotel shuttle. This is a great service most of the time but on an evening you are told to wait outside another hotel for the shuttle and we found this to be a stressful experience as each time some guests were arguing over who had been waiting the longest and deserved to get in the shuttle first. The taxi's up to the hotel aren't cheap (probably because they know the shuttle bus system) but I would advise getting one to save on stress if you are there as a family.
cant_really_dance - Leeds
San Montano on Ischia is a fabulous hotel. I was there recently with a group attending concerts at La Mortella (Sir William Waltonâ€™s magical garden domain), but would very readily return on a solo basis. The location is stupendous - on the pinnacle of a mountain overlooking everything: i.e. the sea, mountains, village of Lacco Ameno and the distant Vesuvius. These views are sublime. The hotelâ€™s interior is airy, light and spacious; the bedrooms are spruce and comfortable (with private balconies/terraces), the food excellent, and the spa and various lava pools simply superb! If you are in need of comfort and ease this is the place to go. The hotel staff could not be more obliging, and those at the Reception desk, led by Vincenzo, are most cheerful and helpful. All in all, it was a very happy and restful experience, and I like to think that one day I might get back â€“ with others or by myself. Highly recommended.
Suzette H - Ledbury, United Kingdom