Nicely located in a small bay, the hotel offers you a clean beach that is shared with one other hotel. The swimming pool is large (salt water). Our hotel room was cleaned every day and the standard of cleaning was above average Italian, almost Swiss. The breakfast buffet offers you a selection of two fruit juices, several kinds of bread, jam, eggs, grilled sausages, fresh fruit and joghurt. a downside was the Dutch cheese and salami from mass production. We were not impressed by the food and service for dinner. The food was more or less okay but the service was absolutely insufficient. As a family with two kids and a sleeping baby in our room, we were always the first at the dinner table but among the last people to leave after dinner. Waiters only feel responsible for "their" tables and do not show a sign of interest for your desires if you are sitting outside their area. The senoir waiters are only there to take the orders, but do leave the staff alone once there are many people waiting for their food or drinks. This is the downside of the hotel. All other staff is friendly and concerned about your wishes. The tidiness and location are absolutely fine, so I would recommend to book for breakfast only and go to a restaurant in the evenings. If you want a good wine for your balcony, go to Casa del Vino in Marciano (only 800 meters away). They have an impressive selection up to the famous expensive Italian wines.
- Also Known As:
- Desiree Hotel Marciana
- Hotel Desiree Elba Island/Procchio
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Désirée was established in 1957 and recently refurbished, is a four star property , placed in the charming and intimate bay of Spartaia with a direct access to the private sandy beach and surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean vegetation .The Hotel Désiree is 15 minutes away, by car, from the main harbour of Portoferraio, the capital of Elba Island and 5 minutes away from Marciana Marina. Procchio, the nearest urban centre is walking distance at approx 800 meters and a courtesy shuttle service is provided.Classic rooms enjoy either garden or mountain view while all other rooms (Superior, deluxe, Junior Suites and Family Apartments) enjoy a magnificent sea view. All rooms are mediterranean/colonial style with private bathroom facilities and shower box, Most of rooms have a balcony.All our new Suites and Deluxe rooms are overlooking the exclusive Spartaia's Bay; inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean greenery, they are all fitted with balcony, Jacuzzi, air-conditioning, satellite tv and fast internet access.Direct access to private beach (included in the room rate) with lifeguard, swimming pool with lifeguard, fitness room, kid's park with baby sitting,tennis courts, sea sports on the beach (on request), 4 different bars, 2 restaurants, shuttle service, concierge service (ferryboat reservations, excursions, boat rentals, car hire, restaurant reservations), WI-FI connection in all rooms and public areas. ... more less
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