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The scenery was gorgeous The pools were too cold to use. heat them!! And the price was a bit spendy. You are basically paying for the view. The dinner was alot of money for what you got.
The hotel was good - it doesn't have a great deal of individual character but we had a junior suite with an absolutely stunning view over the water. The room was huge, extremely clean and perfectly comfortable, service was efficient and friendly and the hotel beach and swimming platform was lovely. The meal times are quite early, so although we paid for half-board we didn't eat dinner at the hotel. I think this hotel is great for a couple who are looking for a lovely quiet escape, or for a family... in our case we would have liked a little more choice in terms of nearby restaurants and bars. Highly recommend having your own transport if you stay here.
We stayed 4 nights at the hotel on a half board basis and found it to be a very good 4 star standard. The restaurant for breakfast and dinner was excellent with wines at reasonable prices and a wide choice of food. The leasure facilities were excellent - both the beach and the pool areas. Hotel location not great - not easy to walk to other places - and the room & balcony were both smallish although it was described as a junior suite with sea view.
The Staff where extremely friendly and gave great recommendations on places to eat and visit. The private beach/decking is great with a good beach side restaurant. A really nice place to relax and unwind.
Very good localisation, nice sea view bad mattress too hard and not so comfortable
its in a very beautiful place very quite , romantic and clean . the rooms are very nice airconditioner working , tv LCD but mostly of the channels are payperview . food and breakfast good a bit expensive . some waiters need to learn how to talk to costumers because its an expensive place and they do not treat you well for what you pay . there who i forgot the name he seems to be the owner of the hotel very rude with a fake smile , the only reason they work there is because there are costumers who can afford the price to be there, so they need to respect more the costumer , some come to you speaking an English they do not ask if we speak Italian , a bit weird for me .
Great view from room (if you have sea facing room), room was very clean & a good size (even with a baby cot added). Two nice swimming pools & some childrens play equipment for small kids. Beach area is nice (even though not much sand area) but plenty of decking and sun chairs & small bar area. Helpful, friendly staff & there's a nice village nearby with market/small village style shops & plenty of places to eat. Food at hotel was average but we were there the last week of the season so I think they were winding down?. We're glad we hired a car as nothing is really within walking distance (though I think this is the case wherever you stay on Elba). Overall - great stay!
The view was lovely Parking is inconvenient -- up the hillside. Food choices were too limited -- one restaurant and dinner was only a 5 course meal at a prix fixe -- if you are not ravenous, you would have to overpay, or find another restaurant (which we did). Personnel was inflexible. Also did not like tour buses.
Couldn't really tell if Americans were generally welcome here, but had a wonderful time nonetheless. I knew nothing about the island of Elba, but my girlfriend and I were visiting Italy for the first time and wanting a break from the city and discovered Elba during our research. Overall, the experience of being there was pretty majestic. I liked the private beach access, the pool, cleanliness, and the views around it. We would return, if welcome. The receptionist at the front desk was not all that welcoming.
Restaurant staff were excellent. Location was perfect. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. They were like sleeping on a brick floor. I like a firm mattress but this was way beyond firm.
Superb location, fantastic beach and lovely restaurant on site.
Spacious. Clean. Thirty metres from the beach.Very pretty location. Only lack of waste bin!
nice, close to beach
the view from our room was probably the best we have ever had swimming pool wasn't open
It was clean and nice in a very beautiful environment. The ladies at reception were very helpful. The noises of neighbouring rooms can be heard too loudly.
parking great, nice staff, great views, great value for money could do with a microwave and bathroom a bit small!
The hotel location was great- right on the water, you could see it across the bay when you got off the ferry. However, you need to have a car or scooter; otherwise you need to take a cab back and forth from the hotel to Portoferraio. The hotel was very nice- staff was helpful, pool and grounds were great. Breakfast was excellent for an Italian hotel. One thing we (young American couple) noticed was most of the guests were older German people on vacation. It wasn't a big problem, and perhaps it was because we were there mid-week, but we didn't see any other young couples the entire time we were there. Aside from that (and that is a minor complaint at best), we had a nice stay and couldn't have asked for much more, particularly for the price.
The breakfast was good. Friendly staff. Would stay here again.
The restaurant staff were exceptional. The Manager on duty was somewhat brash and had a difficult attitude.
elegant hotel in a beautiful park with own beach, calm, although with some young couples with little children.Careful personnal and rich breakfast buffet ! Hotel is grossly overpriced due to its own beach, although the facilities (toilet and showers) badly need total restoration!! Nearby restaurants are at least 20/30 minutes walk so you either drive (and don't drink) or eat at home - we walked
The location is absolutely stunning and the staff very friendly. Everything is made so that guests don't want leave the resort and it's fair to say everyone can find a little bit of what they want. We really had a wonderful stay. I do think that the rooms located in the hotel need a refurbishment - the style is dated and I felt that for the price, one could expect a more contemporary, stylish and luxurious decor and feel.
good location (close to the main town). nice piano bar for a sunset drink not very nice beach: stones instead of sand. too pricy (drinks start at 9€), our room as over the kitchen which was quite noicy in the morning. tennis court pretty bad quality. food is very good but still mass production
This hotel was in no way of 4* quality The room was very basic and the hotel was too far away from the centre.
It is in a peaceful area, and close enough to Portoferraio so that you can go into town at night if you want - if you are willing to pay for a taxi or have a car. It is very well serviced by public transportation - hardly at all in fact - so that if you want to go out to eat or head out at night, you have to pay for an expensive taxi ride both ways, or rent a car or moped. The hotel itself is fairly nice, although definitely not a 4 star hotel as it is advertised. It has a nice pool and a good breakfast.
Pool area was really wonderful, as well as breakfast on the terrace Unfortunately, my husband was covered in Bed Bug bites after the first night. I don't feel that the hotel was dirty, just bad luck I guess
It was quiet and relaxing and Management was very helpful in assisting our travel arrangements from their hotel to Roma. Lack of air conditioning at night. The bed was very uncomfortable and we asked for it to be changed and it wasn't. This made our stay disappointing because of lack of sleep. When we arrived the check in staff didn't explain to us that we had to reserve a table each day for the evening meal, this was explained to us on the second night we were there and this made us feel uncomfortable, however they did accommodate us in the resturant.
Cleaniness and comfort of the room The beach was not a natural one and the staff were rather "off hand" at times although this did not appear true for the guests that they knew better and who were staying longer
We both liked the situation of the Hotel together with the choice of beach or good size pool. It would have been an ideal base from which to explore the island if we had more time but overall we enjoyed our stay with you. Gracie
Location, grounds and swimming pool. Only stayed on B&B basis. Receptionist (female) was rude on arrival. Air conditioning in room allocated did not work - changed room after some persistence. Room furnishings not 4 star standard.
It's remote feature made it perfect our get-away vacation. We enjoyed the variety of food, scenes, hospitality, convenience, etc. We stayed at one of the apartments which was more than enough space for my girlfriend and I, including a kitchen where we cooked breakfasts. We had a little terrace which overlooked a composition of sloping vineyard hills dropping down to the coast. The ocean view and Italian mainland beyond was absolutely unbeatable. The resort comes with a little market which has most of the things you'll need should you might need. The beaches were definitely comparable if not better than most of the ones we saw and visited along our island tour. Capoliveri is the closest town by which was by far, our favorite one. The resort is within an established National Park which means the only access roads are unpaved. Though in good conditions, you'll need a car to get there. We rented a car which worked out perfectly. We'd recommend the same.
We really enjoyed our stay at ripe alte: beautiful place, far away, quiet, beautiful beaches, hiking. We hiked around, and went to the beach to cool down with a swim! The hotel has 3 private beach (you can take your pivate stuff and leave it at the beach). The national park was very beautiful, you can see mountain goats. If you love nature you will love this hotel! The way to the hotel was shocking, because the road was in a very bad condition. We need ca. 10 minutes from the nearest city (Capoliveri), but the view was breathtaking! We came perfectly at sunset (we saw the sun went down to the sea). There were many flies at the apartment, but we killed them all =) .. but this hotel is the only hotel in the middle of the national park , I think its normal to have living thing beside you.
pool, breakfast, location, staff no hair dryer, no internet
professional front desk staffand pool too many loud families/thin walls and the dining room was had too much lighting for dinner, no ambiance what so ever!
The weather was great and the hotel pool is lovely. The breakfast included was satisfactory. The restaurant is on site and we had a nice dinner buffet. The rooms were very small. The hotel is actually about two blocks from the beach and there is a charge to use the beach umbrellas and chairs. Towels are charged extra for the pool and the beach. The resort also charges an exhorbitant price for wireless connection and there is no available computer.
i often need an iron, because have some clothes which prefer to iron myself
Good location for travelling to other parts of Elba Too thin walls between rooms one can hear too much.
The hotel is in a wonderful position, close to beauitful beaches and surrounded by pines, olive groves, corn fields and a vineyard. It is quiet, relaxing and comfort. A complimentary bottle of wine was provided on arrival. The staff were friendly. The buffet breakfast had a good variety of foods, it was rather hectic due to the amount of people.
Staff were friendly. Pool was good. Hotel was clean. Close to the beach. The breakfast was ok however the coffee was poor.
Very comfortable room, well presented, all the staff were very helpful and pleasant
The location of the hotel For to be a four stars hotel more service ,maintenance , confort is required
Pool area. Evening singer Dining room impersonal, with no atmosphere for evening dining
The hotel staff was the absolute best here. He worked diligently to accommodate our needs and was helpful with information and recommendations.
Beautiful, secluded hotel, clean, huge room. Wonderful desk & restaurant staff, who spoke English. Breakfast and dinner with wine included in price. Exellent value! Close to beaches. Nothing bad to report........this was our favorite hotel of our entire trip!!!!! (well....the pillow was a tad hard)
Beautiful location, excellent service and good food. A bit too expensive.
the hotel is really very nice, the location is just perfec, it is easy to get to any other town within the island, dinner is highly recommended old-fashioned TV set
Lovely hotel. Great beach, pool and beach restaurant, breakfast at hotel had good selection. Area where hotel is located is quite small so not too busy or noisy. Beds on beach are allocated to room which is good. Look our for Ezio, the security gentlement at the hotel gates, very very helpful and friendly, lovely gentleman. Rooms have no soundproofing. You can hear most conversations of your neighbouring guests and if there is children next to you it can be very noisy. Try to obtain an "upper floor" room as when downstairs, all you hear is chairs being moved around ! which is a shame as I loved this Hotel
We were upgraded and dealt with polite staff during our trip. Nothing.
Fantastic beach location on beautyful island.Good staff.Airy & comfy rooms !
great place to relax.well run hotel.Would go again well situated no
good situation The haed waiter was not really friendly.The british lady in the reception was really friendly and helpful.
Beautiful new, clean hotel. Huge room with view. Desk staff were friendly and efficient. We arrived at 9:25 for breakfast that was open from 8-10. We found the hallway lights off and the staff cleaning up from large group. It seemed we were not too welcome, and were seated at a used table. We were however, able to eat, but not the best atmosphere or service. We also found the location quite a way up the hillside and a little hard to find. We were glad to have a car.
Free parking. Good food, nice staff, good location on the island of Elba. Poor internet connection. You have to pay for it per hour. Most of the time we were unable to get a connection. Limited view of ocean (only from balcony)