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.
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.
great place to relax.well run hotel.Would go again well situated no
We were upgraded and dealt with polite staff during our trip. Nothing.
Beautiful location, excellent service and good food. A bit too expensive.
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
Fantastic beach location on beautyful island.Good staff.Airy & comfy rooms !
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
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)
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.
good situation The haed waiter was not really friendly.The british lady in the reception was really friendly and helpful.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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)
The hotel staff was the absolute best here. He worked diligently to accommodate our needs and was helpful with information and recommendations.
Good location in front of the pier. Good panorama from the balcony! The room was always clean! The only thing is that Rio Marina is a little bit far from the most animated towns, like Capoliveri, Porto Azzurro etc...
We were told all rooms had a view, which they did not. We were also told the hotel was within walking distance of a beach and you had to drive 15 min to get to one. They did not inform us that to eat in town on Saturday you have to make a reservation. Told them the day before we were taking the first ferry out but no one was there and we were locked in the hotel and nearly missed our ferry trying to find a way out. There is no AC in the rooms and you have to pay 15 euro a day for the remote to use the AC.
Nice place with very helpful staff, even English was not a problem. Hotel is kind of cute ancient style. The breakfast was nice, good value for money. We had windows to the street - loud in the evening which is in Italy normal, there was a bar under the windows. But when the shutter were closed, almost nothing was heard. There was also a small problem with the shower drain.
The room was nice and the view from the room was amazing! The location is perfect since it is just few meters from the harbour and near to the beach. The staff was very helpfull and the breakfest buffee was money's worth. Woud recommend this hotel and location to anyone who wants some peace and quiet, a real small village with an authentic athmosphere without the excessive amounts of tourists. there were no ac which can be a problem in the hottest summer months
The hotel was great a 5 minute walk from the ferry and 5 minutes to the stony beach which was just great. Breakfast was grand most staff were helpful. Elba is wonderful I fell in love with it. Down side no air conditioning in the rooms very very hot not able to sleep! No air con not good
The people and atmosphere, the location , the sunshine, the sea. Breakfast food was boring. Coffee not good considering it was Italy. The price was very high considering the quality of the above and the facilities.
Was the only hotel in the town so provided a place to sleep. Very, very poor value for money - uncomfortable spring beds, extremely noisy room, no air conditioning, charged for coffee at breakfast! All at a 3 star price. There are also much nicer towns than Rio Marina in Elba.
The location is great, 2 mins walk from the harbour, in front of the sea and with lots of coffee bars for a delicious breakfast in the morning. There was an hair in my bed when I first arrived. When cleaning, the staff should pay more attention to this details.
The location of the hotel is good – near the sea, center and the small port. It is calm and nice. The staff did not inform us, that every day of using air conditioner costs 15 Eur. So in the end we were a little bit shocked. It's not a problem to pay, but I think that the client should be informed what are the additional costs.
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.
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 .
Very good localisation, nice sea view bad mattress too hard and not so comfortable
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
pool, breakfast, location, staff no hair dryer, no internet
i often need an iron, because have some clothes which prefer to iron myself
Very comfortable room, well presented, all the staff were very helpful and pleasant
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.
Pool area. Evening singer Dining room impersonal, with no atmosphere for evening dining
Staff were friendly. Pool was good. Hotel was clean. Close to the beach. The breakfast was ok however the coffee was poor.
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!
Good location for travelling to other parts of Elba Too thin walls between rooms one can hear too much.
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.
The location of the hotel For to be a four stars hotel more service ,maintenance , confort is required
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.
Above all I liked the perfect location close to the sea and the very friendly and good staff. Also the hotels pools were nice. No
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.
Position was excellent.
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.
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.
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. Nothing.
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.
It was superb. I was driving around Tuscany with no reservations for hotel stays and they were very accommodating. The hotel was beautiful.
Friendly hotel, near centre of town, quite good food. Rooms giving on to the back garden have no balcony, no view and are somewhat dull. Try to avoid them. The hotel "beach" consists of two long concrete steps over the rocks and water, packed with deck chairs. There a re far more fun, sandy beaches elsewhere on the island.
The view from our seaside balcony was amazing, and the choices of foods in the dining room were simply delicious!
close to the port, not noisy, not expensive I did not like food in this hotel. We had half board that was very bad decision.
Hotel Villa Ombrosa overlooks a pebble beach, with over the road, it's own area with deck chairs and sunshades.Very helpful cleaning and breakfast staff. A room without a view at the back is quieter than the front with the view.The lift goes from behind the stairs. I had to leave.
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.
The restaurant staff were exceptional. The Manager on duty was somewhat brash and had a difficult attitude.
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
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
nice staff, room was very nice, we had a small balkony, ask for rooms on upper floors, they offer real italian coffee during breakfast - just ask the waitress, close to the beach, good restaurant at the beach (Sapore di Mare - very very nice staff and good food!) small double bed, thin walls
Walking distance to the beach. Calm. Good food. Definately a family hotel. Lots of children and games for them.Would return off season.
One of the poorest price / quality ratios ever. Breakfast was one star quality, Cannot really recommend to anyone. We stayed in three other hotels in Elba and all of them were much better than this one. They only want to take your money away. Service was terrible.
Friendly staff, very clean and quite spacious room, big and comfortable shower cabin (big enough for two :) ), cosy athmosphere, silence. Would be great for a family vacation, also with children (has a playground for children), nice pool. Breakfast was very good and had a nice variety. The double bed was rock solid but fortunately we were staying in a room with two extra individual beds, which were much softer, so we ended by sleeping separately :)
The hotel was clean, comfortable and covered the needs of its mainly family clients. The food was simple and good. The staff often appeared hurried and somewhat flustered. Reception appeared under-staffed, coping with paper-work, arrivals and departures, queries and a bar. Often there was only one person, sometimes two in the area. I personally was invited into the reception area to use their computer to find my own train times and connections! It was something I have not experienced before. This is not a criticism however, rather purely an observation.
garden and very quite area. Close to beach (5 min walk only) First room we got was small and had a very tiny balcony. Staff was willing to change us to another room ,garden view and huge balcony.Please profide chairs on the balcony!
The decor was very maritime...very nice sitting room for guests as well as a common TV room. The desk women were very personable and helpful. We arrived late and had our dinner and wine in the hotel. Upon checking out, the staff told us it was compliments of the hotel. That was very generous of them. The quick walk to the beach was the best!!!! Good beach restaurants and easy to walk back to hotel! Just the noise of the toilets in the nighttime. We realized that they were loud and we did not flush in the nighttime but others were not so considerate.
We had a great time at the Hotel. The location was great, just a 5 min walk from beach. Surroundings were also great, green all around... very relaxing and quiet! Great breakfast too!!
The hotel is hidden aside of the town, amond green trees with a beautiful smell (pine-trees, cypresses, eucalyptus); silence outside; a sandy beach 10 min walk; several restaurants, some shops, bus stop in 10-30 min walk distance; a regular and cheap bus service to get some other island places and beaches. 1) There are mostly big noisy Italian families with children, spiking loudly in the restaurant.2) Baby crying in the restaurant. 3) Nobody (parents or staff) stopped children, playing in the hotel corridors at midnight. 4) Heavy room doors close loudly, corridors have no carpet to mute steps. 5) No fridge in rooms. 6) Some problems with a water supply to splash a toilet. 7) The pool is too small for adults.
The room was very clean. The gardens and location was beautiful.
was clean , free parking , big terrace, flower poor breakfast, cost rooms
The room has a nice terrace with sea view The interior design of room and corridors need to be upgraded. TV needs to be changed
Fantastic staff! Okey breakfast but would be better with some eggs and less sweets. THE BEDS!!! We could feel every spring in our beds. Buy bed topp or change the beds.
The hotel offers a very relaxed atmosphere, friendly and competent staff, wide selction of breakfast items and a convenient location. The soundproofing between rooms was somewhat lacking. The noises included the hair-dryer, the extraction fans and the flush from neighbouring bathrooms. The room were a little damp.
The beautiful sea bathing with easy access to La Paduella beach through the hotel garden. No fresh brioche at breakfast.
A very nice Tuscan style Villa with a lot of green and a beautiful panorama. The apartment was very nice and tidy, the kitchen had all the utensils we needed. The swimming pool was very clean and in very good shape. The Villa's personnel was very friendly and helpful especially because we arrived very late for the check-in. The villa is located very near the center of Porto Azzuro (10-15min walk). The cleaning fee at the end was too high, especially when you have to clean the kitchen yourself and take out the garbage yourself. The bed in the second room was very uncomfortable.
Extra "services" costs added up to 50% of total. Advertised 300m access to sea is a steep path through weeds and undergrowth and a machete is not supplied by the house. Children playground consists of rusty, dirty and unsafe equipment. Despite the high extra costs for cleaning and services, at check-out we where asked to carry our rubbish bags with us.