Fodor's Expert Review Albergo della Regina Isabella

Piazza Santa Restituta 1, Lacco Ameno, Campania, 80076, Italy

Built in the early 1960s, and home to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton while they filmed Cleopatra, Ischia's largest luxury hotel is tucked away in an exclusive corner of the beach, where it pampers guests (some attending conventions) with its resort facilities and spa treatments. Rooms are ample and decorated in warm Mediterranean colors, and most have terraces or balconies, some with Jacuzzis, many overlooking the sea, others the hotel gardens. Don't miss the fun of socializing with chic vacationers in the elegant bar or at the Michelin-starred restaurant, the Indaco—a meal here is worth it if only for the fabulous views over the harbor.

PROS

  • central location
  • considered by locals to be the top hotel on the island
  • Michelin-starred restaurant

CONS

  • not the most elegant of facades
  • rooms are fairly spartan for a hotel in this price category
  • rooms are fairly spartan
  • pricey

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Beachfront
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 081-994322

HOTEL DETAILS

136 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Apr., Free Breakfast

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