Botania Relais and Spa

7 nights
TYPOLOGIES

5 star hotels

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Island

Activities/Interests

Luxury, Wellness

£ 775 per person - 7 nights

Highlights

A great position close to Lacco Ameno's restaurants, bars and beaches and a good choice for spa indulgence, excellent food and poolside relaxation

Impeccable food, with many of the ingredients coming for the hotel's own garden. The hotels also bakes bread and cakes daily.

The friendly and attentive staff makes sure that you'll receive the Royal treatment.

Rooms:

48

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From

from £ 775 per person (travel up to the 21st of May)

Including

7 nights sharing a Superior double room

Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers from Naples airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Trekking and garden visits

Boat hire and themed excursions discovring the wonders of Ischia

Overview

Set amidst over 30,000 acres of plant and flower-filled gardens, the Botania Relais & Spa is a great option if you are looking for a few days of beachside relaxation alongside some serious spa indulgence. The hotel is within walking distance of the town of Lacco Ameno and a private pathway leads to the crescent of sand at San Montano and one of Ischia’s top spa complexes, the Negombo Thermal Gardens.

 

At the heart of the lush hotel gardens, the outdoor pool is fed by a thermal spring and maintained at a constant temperature of 28°C, surrounded by a poolside furnished with sun-beds and straw umbrellas.

 

A spa and beauty centre, with indoor pool, sauna and gym, offers a range of treatments and massages.

Rooms

Bedrooms and suites are located in Mediterranean-style villas, surrounded by gardens that are criss-crossed by stone-walled paths edged with scented rosemary and sage and shaded by palms and fruit trees.

 

The 50 guest rooms range from Classic rooms with a garden view and balcony or terrace to larger more luxurious rooms with a terrace with private Jacuzzi.

Dining

The Resort prides itself on being a sustainably managed hotel, with a big focus on energy reduction and the local community.

 

All food is sourced locally, and the ‘Il Corbezzolo’ restaurant regularly features produce from the hotel’ own vegetable garden in its light lunches and candlelit dinners.

 

Buffet breakfast includes typical Ischian pastries, bread freshly-baked in a wood fired oven and home-made jams and honey.

Vegetarian and gluten-free diets are well catered for.

Facilities

Hotel

✓ A' la carte restaurant with open style wood fired oven

✓ Wellness rooms with indoor pool, sauna and gym

✓ Heated pool

✓ A 15-minute stroll to town, beach and Negombo thermal park

✓ Complimentary shuttle service to town and beach

Room

✓ Minibar with complimentary soft drinks

✓ Safe

✓ Satellite TV with Sky channels

✓ Individually controlled air conditioning

✓ Wi-Fi

✓ Pool/beach towels

✓ Family rooms

Location

Lacco Ameno, one of Ischia’s prettiest towns, is a 15-minute walk from the Resort although a courtesy shuttle service is available. The town has an attractive marina, populated by everything from small fishing boats to mega yachts, and a good choice of shops, bars and harbour-side restaurants.

 

The best beach in the area is San Montano which is just 350m from the hotel via a private footpath. The bay is overlooked by the Negombo Thermal Gardens, a superb thermal water park, with twelve different pools of varying temperatures and natural saunas hewn out of the rocks.

 

Also within walking distance are the gorgeous La Mortella Gardens, first established in 1956 by the late Lady Susana Walton (wife of British composer, Sir William Walton) and comprising a series of magnificent sub-tropical and Mediterranean gardens and pavilions. Concert programmes and youth orchestra festivals take place in the garden’s Greek Theatre at regular intervals throughout the year.

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