We were so looking forward to our trip to Elba and booked this hotel mainly because of the reasonably good reviews on TA, unfortunately however the whole experience was a massive disappointment and we managed one night on the island before seeking solace back on the mainland.
Although we booked and paid for a night in the Hotel MIS-E-RIO, we turned on our heel and left (well reversing, as it was so small). The mono-syllabic, unfriendly receptionist in the soulless lobby was probably a clue and the room followed suit; cramped, cell-like, no air-con (sweltering), hard unwelcoming out-dated furniture and on and on; awful. My boyfriend said “maybe if I was on day release from prison, it might be acceptable”….
We told the receptionist we couldn’t stay in this room and her response was “you’re already paid” – sums it up really.
Rio Marina was a tired slightly depressing place, maybe it was due to end of season fatigue but nothing about the place compelled us to stay.
Arrivederci Elba. We won’t be back.
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- Also Known As:
- Rio Sul Mare Marina
- Rio Sul Mare Hotel
- Hotel Rio Sul Mare Elba Island/Rio Marina, Italy