We visited Elba as a part of Tuscany trip. This hotel we chosen because of we would like avoid hectic in main tourist centres.
Even though hotel has only 2 stars, it offers much better services as many hotels with higher classification. Our room booked for 2 persons was enough large for 4 adults. Equipment was basic, but also more than satisfying. With one exception negative influencing sleeping quality - all beds loudly creak.
Hotel has main building with reception, dining room and guest rooms. We have been located in an adjacent building, maybe 3 meters from reception. For us it was an advantage, because of we can use small sits in exterior in front of our room, and view on romantic sunsets.
Again warning for all who wish order sea view :) Yes, some rooms have sea view, but do not forget, sea is about 5 minutes with car and 20 minutes walking, because of hotel is located near upon sea but in high altitude :) I recommend to go to beach (rather with car) to see sunset and/or sunrise, but it is probably possible only out of high season - beach has very limited parking possibility.
Back to hotel: very helpful man on entry desk, speaking Italian and German, but there were also english speaking people in staff. We received many valuable recommendations. Breakfast maybe not the best one in comparing other hotels on our tour, but satisfying in quality and more than satisfying in quantity :) On demand also lunch and dinners are available. We used this possibility for first dinner, also valuable.
Hotel is ideal as starting point for travelling in west Elba, with many wild and interesting secret beaches, wild road to south villages with views to Corsica. Probably the most explored attraction nearby is "Cabinovieva" - cableway with yellow opened cabins for 2 persons. Via Cabinovieva you can reach the highest hill on Elba with grandious views. For us ideal, but off-center location on west corner of Elba could be problem for people who plan discover also east part and doesn't like long driving. You have to calculate that every kilometer takes 1 probably 2 minutes and velocity 30 km per hour is usual.
Summary: very good stay for reasonable price, very good service. Location - depends on your plans.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Belmare Elba Island/Marciana