Continental Mare

Neapolitan Riviera, Ischia

4 * Swimming Pool Views Half Board
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  • Perched on a clifftop overlooking Ischia
  • A charming hotel with two thermal water pools and a spa

The Continental Mare lies perched on a clifftop overlooking Ischia’s spectacular scenery and is just a 30-minute downhill  stroll from the port. Originally built as a private mansion by an American tycoon, the villa has been transformed into a charming hotel with a personal, informal atmosphere.

Guest rooms are comfortably decorated with tiled terraces and balconies leading out to stunning views of the bay, which can also be enjoyed over dinner on the restaurant’s flower-filled terrace, the perfect accompaniment to the traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

The villa is full of secluded spots where you can truly unwind, from the blooming garden to the two private thermal water pools set in Ischia’s rocky mountainside. For a little extra indulgence, spend a blissful afternoon in the Club Benessere Mare for massages and innovative beauty treatments.

The hotel has 63 rooms (official rating 4 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years. Minimum stay 3 nights (7 nights in August).



Bars & Restaurants

Continental Mare Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Included With:  Half Board
Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening

A rich buffet breakfast and lunch is served on the hotel’s terrace and local specialities are served in the Mediterranean-style restaurant for dinner. From 10am - midnight snacks are served by the pool and on the terrace.

Open 7.30am - 10am, 1pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Opening Times:  8:00am - 8:00pm

The hotel has two thermal pools. The garden pool and the panoramic pool, both are heated.

Spa & Wellness

Club Benessere Mare Beauty Centre

For a little extra indulgence, spend a blissful afternoon in the Club Benessere Mare for massages and innovative beauty treatments.

Parking & Shuttle Bus

Complimentary Shuttle Bus & Free Parking

A complimentary shuttle bus runs every hour to Ischia Port between 8am and 4pm. Guests will need to book this at the hotel reception. Free private parking.

About the location

Porto d’Ischia is the island’s capital, known to locals purely as ‘Ischia’. Situated on the eastern coast of Ischia, this town is the closest settlement to the mainland and so acts as the island’s premier port, with great transport links to Naples and Procida. Once an established spa town, Porto d’Ischia is now home to an increasing number of trendy restaurants and chic bars, mostly set along the popular seafront ‘Right Bank’ promenade. Further inland, visitors can find pine forest parks and thermal spas, but the main highlights are found by the coast. San Pietro Beach is the most popular, thanks to its impressive stretch of sand and handful of intimate beach bars. Ischia’s most popular attraction is also at the seafront – Aragonese Castle. Dating from 474 BC, this remarkable fortification can easily be reached via a dramatic causeway that juts from the mainland into the sea.

When it comes to food and drink, Porto d’Ischia truly excels. Visitors will find a diverse array of eateries spread between the seafront and the city’s main shopping street, with options ranging from modern haute cuisine to authentic home-made fare. Wine-making is a popular industry here too, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to experience this nearby.

Transfer Time

The hotel is 2 hours from Naples airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
a bedroom with a bed and a mirror
Twin Front Sea View Balcony Room

Max 4 Adults

Twin Rooms are furnished in a typical style of the region and offer stunning front sea views from the balcony.

Size: approx. 20-24m²

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Tripadvisor review Aug 01 2023
The hotel itself is really nice and staff had been great up until we got lunch here for the first time today. It’s a bit of a walk down to the town so we said we’d stay here for lunch for a change. I...
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Tripadvisor review Jul 27 2023
Stayed here for 9 nights on our first trip to Ischia. The hotel staff were all first class, stayed half board and the included 4 course menu's were amazing and portions generous. The pool areas have...
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