Elba: Hotel Paradiso, Viticcio, Elba: "Simply wonderful!"
Date: 4 August 2008
Reviewer: A TripAdvisor Member, London UK
We have just returned from a week at the hotel Paradiso in Elba. The hotel is a small family run concern which ticks along beautifully with efficient, helpful and courteous staff. From the moment we arrived we received a warm welcome and were escorted to our room by a smiling receptionist.
We loved our room, it was clean and comfortable with air conditioning if required (we found that the ceiling fan was more than adequate). The mosquito count was low but we may just have been lucky. There was an ensuite shower but no bath. Water is at a premium on Elba. The views over the bay of Viticcio were stunning. The bay faces West so you get a wonderful sunset as well as views of Corsica in the distance.
There are lots of amenities including a large freshwater pool which is cleaned everyday. There is also a table tennis table and a shaded area for smaller children to play. For the more active there is tennis and swimming in the sea.
On the food front, we were half board and would recommend this arrangement. There are limited places to eat and really at the end of a hard day sunbathing it is so nice to enjoy the delicious food in the restaurant. Typically it would be three courses including pasta starter, meat or fish for main course and a desert. "Aldo" the maitre d' is hilarious and you will immediately find yourself laughing away as he helps you match your wine to your meal. Breakfast is continental but there is plenty of it. The bar does delicious lunch time meals.
The location is really nice, only 4km from Portoferraio which cost about 15 euros in the taxi. We hired a car for a day to look around the Western half of the island and liked the look and feel of Procchio and Marciana.
The beach is small but very pleasant and yes there are a few steps to get down to visit it. However well worth the effort.
Overall my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Hotel Paradiso. We found the atmosphere friendly, warm and welcoming. Would we recommend it? Definitely. We really liked this hotel and we've been lucky enough to travel to some great places. Go and enjoy. Salute.
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- Also Known As:
- Paradiso Hotel Portoferraio
- Hotel Paradiso Elba Island, Italy