Hotel Mare stands in the old maritime village of Magazzini situated on the gulf of Portoferraio, only 5 miles from the Portoferraio harbour. Secluded from traffic and noise, it s the ideal spot for a relaxing seaside holiday. The Hotel has a private beach, pool with whirlpool, garden, solarium, restaurant with panoramic view and cafe with a separate area for television viewving and Internet WiFi. All rooms feature air conditionning with indipendent control, private terrace, satellite TV, minibar, safe and telephone with direct line. A sailing school and diving center are availables for water sports entusiasts. Golf Club Acquabona, that has an arrangement with our hotel, is only 2 km far away. Close to Hotel there are several routes for Mountainbyke and Trekking. The marina, wich can moor boats with up to a 2 mt draught, gives guests an opportunity to discover nearby coves an beaches inaccessible from land, wich are quiet and enjoyable even in the high season.
Above all I liked the perfect location close to the sea and the very friendly and good staff. Also the hotels pools were nice.
Lovely swimming pool which was pretty quiet during the day as everyone seemed to go out on day trips. We had a big balcony at the far side at the top so it was quiet and we had a great view. Nice restaurant but book your table during the day for the evening.
Last boat from Portoferraio was 6.30pm. There was only one restaurant in Maggazini which belonged to the hotel so no choice but the restaurant was lovely and had great live music one evening. Rooms are very basic so it was expensive for what you got.
Very nice staff, gorgeous location, decent to excellent food, clean rooms, value for money, peace and quiet, a pleasant pool with lots of loungers, and some enchanting ducksin the yacht harbour who liked to dine with us - the restaurant is on the quayside. They were all drakes, except for one female who turned up one day with three ducklings. There were also two quite seperate ducks from that lot, a black one and a white one, who were clearly deeply in love, were always together and performed an intricate mating neck waving ritual every now and then. So as well as a lovely setting there were things going on! And then there were the other guests.
Not really, although maybe thehotel might run the occasional minibus to town should there be punters wanting to use it. Travelling by boat to Portoferraio was terrific, and takes about 30 minutes, but the day the weather stopped it coming (too choppy) presented a problem for non car users like us, But the hotel did take us and others to town in their mini bus so they solved the difficulty. The location is OK during the day for getting to and from, but if you take half board, have lunch, and decide to eat in townin the evening - because there are loads of nice places - getting back means a taxi,....and even a car would not help because one woudl be insane to drink and drive on Elba's roads. The island needs a better bus service actually.
The restaurant was very good (a la carte at least). Very clean rooms. Could have good sea view but we had tree view.
Very poor children facilities and the beach was unuseable. Car was a must.
Everything was great! We liked it a lot. Especially the stuff was friendly and very helpful. The location is about a few steps by the sea, so we felt the sea breeze with hearing the waves all the time.
Staff were welcoming and helpful. Food was simple but fresh. Sea view was beautiful.
It was a little chilly at night and the room wasn't heated, or at least I couldn't get the radiators to work. Staff did provide an extra blanket though! Also, not the hotel's fault, but there are no buses and the taxi collectivo is infrequent. Standard taxi costs over 20 euros to Portoferraio from Magazzini and there is no way to walk.
Quiet but central location and stunning views - being right by the sea. Reception staff and our waiter exceptional nice.
The dining room which needed suttle lighting given stunning views and more willingness to allow resident guests to sit outside on the terrace [although we were 'allowed to'].Candles inside and out would give perfection to the setting. Maitre d could be friendlier.Perhaps a proper Bar with sitting area would have been good.
Position was excellent.