- Perched on a clifftop overlooking Ischia
- A charming, elegant 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 stroll from the port. Originally built as a private mansion by an American tycoon, the villa has been transformed into a charming hotel, preserving its former elegance and 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 5 nights from 08 - 28 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.
Guests on half board can choose to take lunch instead of dinner.
Open 7.30am - 10am, 1pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm.
Beach & Pools
The private rocky beach with deckchairs is accessed by a number of steps (approx. 100m from hotel)
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.
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.
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
Based on 389 traveller reviews
74% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Quiet location, great facilities
Oct 27 2019
This is a great hotel which I'd definitelyy recommend. It's situated slightly out of Ishcia Porto which means the location is nice and quiet, but it's only about a 10 minute walk into the town and...
This is a great hotel which I'd definitelyy recommend. It's situated slightly out of Ishcia Porto which means the location is nice and quiet, but it's only about a 10 minute walk into the town and there is a shuttle bus if you don't want to walk back up the hill.
We were given a family room which was over two floors so had loads of space. The hotel has an amazing view and both pool areas are great. There's also a private beach where you can swim in the sea. The pool areas weren't overcrowded - we never stuggled to get a good spot. The layout of the hotel is over many levels, so not great if you have mobility issues but not a problem for us.
The food was really good every day with a large selection to choose from at breakfast, and we really enjoyed all of the evening meals. We didn't mind choosing the evening meal at breakfast, but if you don't want to do this then you don't have to!
All of the staff were very pleasant, particularly in the restaurant. We had to leave very early on the last day and breakfast was arranged from us. The reception staff are happy to help with any queries.
Overall we were extremely impressed with Ischia and this hotel and would love to return at some point.
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“ Hotel with a view
Oct 02 2019
Ist visit to island ischia, via ferry from Naples if it wasnt for Citalia the Italian specialists who service was exceptional .Well your on your own im afraid the ferry was rammed and luggage is...
Ist visit to island ischia, via ferry from Naples if it wasnt for Citalia the Italian specialists who service was exceptional .Well your on your own im afraid the ferry was rammed and luggage is left at rear end of ferry.Citalia took care of ours and retrived it on arrival in Ischia escorted to our private taxi for transfer to Continenal Mare, check in was swift,shown to our room up 52 steps on 3rd floor but wow what a view from the very spacious balcony, over Naples bay
Although we didnt have a rep we had to ask for all the local info as none displayed anywhere, we booked half board breakfast continental, plentiful if you like all that ,evening meal choices had to be booked at breakfast, just ok you could swap for lunch we did a couple times and found these better, bottles wine average prices for hotels ,drinks at bar expensive, abd given that hotel is situated on hillside no local bars within a good ten minte walk to port via a short cut from hotel which was steep but a lovely walk coming back up was a challenge but a good workout especially carrying goodies from supermarket phew, the therme pools where lovely ,plenty of sunloungers ,towels 2euro per person per day,take your own, travel by the local busy at your own risk as rammed to capacity ,walking to neighbouring towns is a better option although do it leisurely to be appreciated
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