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Hotel Biodola

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   La Biodola, 57037 Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 26 hotels in Portoferraio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
Bram B Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

the rooms are spacious and well equipped but very noisy, You can hear almost everything happening in the neighbor-rooms. Staff is very friedly and the nice sandy beach right in front of the hotel. Food here is just great (best desserts I ever had)

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deferrari, Direttore at Hotel Biodola, responded to this review

Dear Mr Bram, thank you for your comment! We’re very glad that you enjoy the atmosphere of our hotel and it's a big pleasure to have loyal guests that appreciate our services which we continuously strive to improve. Sorry for the noisy room. We are making changes to all rooms with interconnecting doors to increase the silence. Thank you again... More

West Sussex
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

With its own private beach, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and tennis court, this hotel is a 15 minute drive from Portoferraio. Rooms are spacious and air-conditioned (although this is not switched on until at least May, so if there is an early heatwave, windows have to be open all night). It is very quiet although the bedroom floors are tiled... More

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deferrari, Direttore at Hotel Biodola, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment regarding your stay at the Hermitage. It's always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We'll share your comments with our team, who I'm certain will be encouraged by your remarks. Thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards. The Manager More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I loved staying here and Elba itself! It was so beautiful and the images you see are exactly what it looks like - we had an amazing view from our balcony and watched the sun set :-) This is without doubt, the best bit! The beach is sandy and lovely (and private), the hotel whilst in need of a lick... More

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deferrari, Direttore at Hotel Biodola, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you spent a nice holiday at our Hotel. May is a nice period to visit Elba due to the climate condition. We are in a central position of the Island at only 7 km from Portoferraio harbor where the ferry arrives. From our hotel you can easily reach every part of the island. Our... More

Lauchringen, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We booked this hotel after reading about it on Tripadvisor and we were definitely not disappointed. If you are looking for a hotel that is (almost) perfect, look no further. 1) Location: It is probably one of the best possible locations on all of Elba: quiet, green, with a sandy beach and beautiful views - not to forget the sunsets.... More

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Vienna, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Very nice hotel with an excellent restaurant and an extremely friendly staff. It is located in a beautiful bay just a few steps from a really nice beach that is reserved for hotel guests. A 9-hole golf course can be reached within a few minutes of walk and tennis courts and the gym can be used by guests of Hotel... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Rather stuck in the past, this hotel is not very stylish and there is no attention to detail - no floral displays, no free water in the rooms, basic toiletries, thin towels, no proper beach or poolside service. It does not compete with luxury hotels in other parts of the world, and has none of the little touches we now... More

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Vienna, Austria
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We've been at hotel Biodola end of june 2013 after a trip through tuscany. We were lucky and had great weather almost all two weeks. Therefore we really could enjoy the excellent beach. It is extraordinary clean and the water is dark blue as it should be. Almost all days exclusive yachts came to enjoy the beach as well which... More

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Allentown, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

I found Hotel Biodola through CharmingTuscany.com. My wife and I have been here for the last 4 days and have found a comfortable and relaxing rhythm. Every member of the staff here is exceptionally polite and well trained in customer service. Presently the hotel is mostly booked with Italian couples and families and it seems they have been coming for... More

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Portsmouth, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from 5 days at this beautiful hotel. I could go on and on about it, but I'll keep it brief for you, the potential guest . The location is stunning. If seclusion is your thing, as it is mine, this ticks every box. True, it's not easy to get to via public transport... More

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Address: La Biodola, 57037 Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Portoferraio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Biodola 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Biodola Hotel Portoferraio
Hotel Biodola Elba Island, Italy - Portoferraio

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Overlooking the magnificent Biodola bay, the hotel has a large private sand beach, 8 clay tennis courts, 9-hole golf course.The hotel's restaurant is famous for its exquisite cuisine and service. Maitu' beach restaurant offers a range of Tuscan specialties. Rooms and suites all with terrace, have all the comforts one would expect of a top-class hotel. ... more   less 
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