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Hotel Residence Cala di Mola
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Porto Azzurro
Certificate of Excellence
Nyon, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“our worst stay...”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

3 nights in this appartment... a nightmare.
We entered the room that from outside was looking already old and without much maintenance (pictures on the website must date from 1st day it was built!), and inside was even worse.
Humidity, lack of maintenance, we felt entering a place where nobody had stayed for long, we killed bugs and ants everywhere on the kitchen, floors, inside... and the bed was all the time humid, the towels were very very thin, which means we had to wash them ourselves and expect them to be dry for next shower... hot water didn't last long, we had to wait and retry. The cooking place was not warming up... and half broken (2 over 4 were available, none was warming up).
Very noisy place, in spite of the situation, because we hear every single neighbour... above, next door... and no safe by the way.
Access to rooms is not so easy, you need to walk up the hill or drive by car, when it rains (as it happened to us), it becomes a little bit tricky with luggage...
We didn't feel like trying breakfast, so no opinion about it.
Swimming pool is free though and good.
Within 3 days, there as not even room service to change the towels... that were abnormally thin, but maybe we should have brought ours from home... we asked for some (even paying) but none were available... no more there, a pitty, because island is great to stay and visit.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We, a young couple, stumbled across this picturesque accommodation on our drive around the Isole d'Elba. Having spontaneously decided to stay a second night on the Island, we were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by friendly staff (who allowed us to check in early and were organised enough to have had our room ready, despite receiving our booking earlier that same day); we were then shown to a 'villa style' apartment comprising a king size bed (European translation for two singles pushed together), large bathroom en-suite, air-conditioning and 3 windows overlooking the port and pool below.

The hotel boasts a private pool with constant background music that, in our view, was not particularly offensive but rather added to the fun, young energy of the poolside. Young, enthusiastic staff members greet the guests and offer activities for anyone to elect to participate; which are open to children, adults, families etc. The rooms are cute and there is plenty of parking. There were games, a bar, sunbeds and an infinity pool which framed a pretty bay just outside Porto Azzuro; an easy 10 minute walk (or a short cab ride).

We would definitely recommend the Cala di Mola; whether you are a family or a couple looking for a place to stopover on the Island.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2009

When we checked in we had no idea we had a room just above the place where in the evening loud animation (first for children, then for the BIG children -- so the adults) was till after midnight. Also at the swimming pool you could not relax or enjoy the sun or reed a book...: there was loud music and water aerobics and singing... Not really our formula of having a relaxing holiday. In the morning we already had to decide what to have for dinner in the evening (!!!!) We felt like in a camp, not on holiday. No mini bar in the room en airco not working properly... We escaped a few days later to Relais delle Picchiaie wich was more expensive and isolated (we had a car so no problem) but really well worth the money...

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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toscana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2009

beautiful place......it's clean , quiet and really friendly!!perfect for a family or a couple(straight or gay)...

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2008

The view is beautiful....

Appart from this, the food is BAD, and it is sooooooo noisy... the swimming pool is extrordinary but espacially if you like to hear loud music during the numerous pary times (incl. mornings)...
I barely slept an hour, and it is extremely expensive.....

  • Liked — the view... and our departure...
  • Disliked — the noise, the food
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Residence Cala di Mola

Property: Hotel Residence Cala di Mola
Address: Via Provinciale ovest 131, 57036 Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Porto Azzurro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Porto Azzurro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residence Cala di Mola 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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