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Hotel Biodola

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La Biodola, 57037 Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
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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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Spring Valley, New York
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hotel. Our room was large, immaculate and well-appointed. There was ample storage space...two large wardrobes plus luggage rack and floor space. We had a lovely terrace with sea view ( MUST!). The linens, toiletries ( large tubes of Aqua del Elba...lovely! and we're replaced as used),towels,robes,slippers...). The room was a bit dated but so well kept that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We returned for the 10th time to hotel Biodola, and found it as magical as the first time! Some of the staff have been there for a very long time, more than 15 years, which talks volumes about the quality of the hotel management with respect to its staff. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The Lobby of the... More 

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Somerset, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I cannot think of a lovelier place than this. The beach is sandy, the sea clear, the scenery gently Tuscan. Our room was huge, light and airy, the toiletries first class. Amazing value and quality of food in the restaurant although it was a little large for our taste and not very full as start of season. Staff all friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The hotels location is really great, the beach is just a few steps away from your room. There are plenty of sun loungers even in peak season so there is no need to get up early to reserve one! The food and service is unlike anything I've had before. The sunset at dinner time is stunning and makes a great... More 

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 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
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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