Botania Relais and Spa

Neapolitan Riviera, Ischia

5 * Quiet location Spa Swimming Pool Onsite Parking
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  • Discover Italy’s hidden gem, the Green Island of Ischia
  • Enjoy a sophisticated stay at an exclusive Mediterranean spa resort
  • Soak up the healing powers of natural thermal springs

Botania Resort & Spa is a five star hotel that caters to children aged 10 and over and is a 15 minute drive from the small town of Forio. The hotel operates a complimentary shuttle service to Forio and Lacco Ameno.

Botania Resort & Spa sprawls across three hectares of lush garden that are teeming with tropical flowers, ancient olive trees, and aromatic herbs. You will find the space utterly inviting with its comfortable blend of Mediterranean and colonial-style furnishings. Wonderfully authentic, Botania Resort & Spa offers 52 rooms and suites spread across ten white-washed buildings.

There’s a generously sized outdoor swimming pool that’s fed by a natural spring to ensure a warm dip. Bathe in the glint of Ischia’s hot sun with a cool cocktail ordered from the bar just a few steps away. The resort’s spa features an indoor pool, sauna and a gym, and there are therapists on hand to provide you with massages and spa treatments made with locally sourced products. The hotel also boasts two smaller pools for added privacy.

Gentle jazz and classical music will twinkle out from the piano as you enjoy a drink in La Grotta, the resort’s American bar, which is situated indoors in a natural cave. Botania Relais & Spa’s restaurant, Il Corbezzolo, offers local gastronomy utilising vegetables sourced from the resort’s own organic kitchen garden, and local producers.  

The Botania Resort & Spa boasts a Greek amphitheatre that overlooks the resort and occasionally showcases a complimentary musical performance. You can also request a picnic to be made to take into the forest and enjoy with a beautiful backdrop of Ischia to accompany you. Or if you fancy cooking your own meal join the Botania for authentic cooking classes in their dedicated kitchen.     

If ever you feel like venturing out then there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy close by, including the white sands of San Montano Bay, and the seaside town of Lacco Ameno. Away from the island’s hustle and bustle you can hike the hinterland or explore old monasteries and churches.

Due to the layout out of the hotel it may not be suitable for the less mobile and rooms are accessed by steps.

The hotel has 52 rooms ( official rating 5 star). Citalia does not accept children under 10 years at this hotel. 


Bars & Restaurants

Il Corbezzolo

Il Corbezzolo restaurant is located by the pool, when the weather is warm, breakfast and dinner can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace. Most of the fresh ingredrients are from the hotel's gardens or from local producers.

The dress code is smart casual and dinner is included for half board guests.

Il Mirto

Il Mirto is the hotel's vegetarian restaurant and the first dedicated vegetarian restaurant on the Island. Dishes are prepared using local fresh vegetables and produce. Healthy food is the heart of the menu to ensure well-being for the body and mind.

Iris Bar

Located by the pool, the Iris bar is open during the day and evening to enjoy a refreshing drink or light snack poolside.

La Grotta

Enjoy a drink in the natural cave bar, La Grotta. This is a unique place to enjoy a glass of wine and try the delicious appetisers that are on offer. The perfect place for an aperitivo or an after dinner cocktail.

Spa & Wellness

Botania Spa

The SPA is the ideal place to take care of your psycho-physical well-being. Individual treatments are available and discover the magical effects of the Ischian waters combined with the steam baths in the natural cave.


In the splendid natural setting of the Botania Relais & Spa's park, surrounded by so much beauty and breathing the intoxicating scent of the trees, you will feel the stress moving away and your body.
The programme includes 4 weekly sessions of Hatha Yoga and group relaxation:

The sessions are held outdoors but, in the event of bad weather, they will be held in another place indoors.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 9:15 am


The fitness area of Botania Relais & Spa is equipped with 2 modern Technogym treadmills, synchro machines and stationary bikes.

About the location

Ischia is a beautiful Italian island located just across from the coast of Naples. Shrouded in legend, Ischia is renowned for its thermal springs that are said to have healing properties.

With lush green parks and stunning panoramas at every turn, you’ll understand why Ischia is known as the Green Island, making it an ideal retreat for your Italian island holiday.

Along the western coast of Ischia is where you will find Botania Resort & Spa, a 15 minute drive from the town of Forio.

Exuding elegance and Mediterranean character, this sprawling property is conveniently located. With a short ten minute walk down some steps you will find yourself in the seaside town of Lacco Ameno, which has a charming harbour dotted with restaurants and shops, luxury spas, and Greek ruins.

Ischia’s thermal springs can be enjoyed in public baths, but can easily be found naturally trickling away across the island’s beautiful landscapes.

Head to Negombo Thermal Park, tucked away in San Montano Bay and just 350 metres from Botania Resort & Spa, where you can unwind on white sands in a tropical setting and benefit from the thermal springs. Or visit the Poseidon Gardens, officially Europe’s largest thermal springs park.

With a fresh ocean breeze never far away, Ischia is encircled by sandy beaches, with sweeping forested mountains and the dormant Ischia Volcano in its midst. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take the 16 mile round hike to Mount Epomeo, the island’s highest mountain.

Located at the other side of the island is the natural rock spa of Cava Scura, which overlooks Ischia’s largest beach, Spiaggia di Maronti, boasting warm gulf waters all year around.

You can also take a boat to the beaches and attractions at the south of the island, including San Pancrazio and Scarrupata.

One of Ishchia’s most impressive attractions is Castello Aragonese, which proudly perches on volcanic rock and is connected to Ischia island by a bridge. This medieval castle is the grand setting of the annual Ischia Film Festival, which attracts film stars and celebrities from across the globe.

Ischia is equally famed for its ancient artisanal and culinary traditions. During your stay, we encourage you to taste the local specialities, including grilled swordfish and Ischia’s signature dish of braised rabbit, which is available in many of the island’s eateries.

If you wish to venture away from Ischia, then the glittering coastline of the Amalfi Coast, the island of Capri, and the ancient city of Pompeii in Naples are all close by.

Your luxury, adults-only holiday in Ischia awaits.

Transfer Time

The Botania Relais & Spa is 2 hours transfer (via hydrofoil)  from Naples airport and is a 30 min drive from Ischia's port
Superior Room

Max 2 Adults

Superior Rooms offer ample space and are decorated in light tones to ensure a relaxing stay. Enjoy views of the lush gardens from your terrace.

22 - 28m²

Premium Room

Max 4 Adults

Premium rooms offer more space and are furnished in a typical Mediterranean style with Italian marble bathrooms. Enjoy views overlooking the gardens from your spacious terrace.

28 - 33m²

Deluxe Room

Deluxe rooms are decorated in a refined Italian style. Offering comfortable beds, elegant and perfectly coordinated soft furnishings. The outdoor terrace is large and comfortably furnished, perfect for relaxing.

Junior Suite

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites are cosy and bright and offer a living area with a sofa bed. The spacious garden terrace offers a comfortable outdoor living space where you can relax and take in the views.


a bedroom with a bed in a room
Suite Lavanda

Max 3 Adults

These suites offer complete privacy but staying close to nature. Elegant and bright, these suites are comprised of a large bedroom, a spacious living room with sofa bed, a walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with double shower. The large terrace overlooks the park and Mount Epomeo.

Size: 49m²

Master with Jacuzzi

Max 2 Adults

Master rooms with Jacuzzi are romantic and secluded, decorated in warming tones with ample space. Relax in the mini Jacuzzi Pool on your private Solarium, overlooking the surrounding gardens.


Suite Gelsomino with Roof Terrace

Max 3 Adults

A large and spacious suite, perfect for those seeking space and comfort. Suite Gelsomino consists of a large living room, spacious bedroom, two bathrooms with shower. Relax on the large outdoor terrace or have breakfast and an aperitif in absolute privacy on the exclusive rooftop. 

Italy, Ischia, Gulf of Naples - Hotel Botania Relais 5*****
Suite Ortensia with Jacuzzi

Max 5 Adults

The Ortensia Suite offers two bedrooms and a spacious living rooms with a comfortable sofa. The large terrace consists of a Jacuzzi pool and views of the sea and surrounding landscape. Decorated in soft tones and ensuring a relaxing stay.

Size: 61m²

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