We had our wedding reception here at the end of September and stayed for a week. The hotel is in the most amazing location, spectacular views with beautifully kept gardens. Walking distance to the port, supermarket, some restaurants and the beach at Fiumicello. We stayed in a suite with a sea view which also had a view of the hill with the holy redeemer. The first room we were in was large but in spots a little shabby; bathroom small with peeling decor and some mould on the ceiling and also in the main room. It had a lovely old sophisticated style. The air conditioning in the main room wasn't working very well and we asked several times for someone to fix it on the second day of asking we were moved to another room. Our toddler also had a fever and the temperatures were still very high so we had a hard time keeping her cool. The air conditioning in the second room wasn't much better but the room was a good deal nicer with a much better bathroom with just as nice a view and a baby without a fever. Breakfast was very good eggs, omelettes etc. were to order and very nice. The pool was lovely and very quiet, most of the time we were the only people there. Staff were very at tentative, some a little stuffy but the majority were very friendly. We found drinks at the pool very expensive; €6 for a coke. We ordered food for our toddler one evening to the room and it could only be served after 7pm. The wedding was amazing dinner was served in the main hotel dining room with the party at Il Carrubo afterwards; the weather was too windy to eat outdoors. The food was delicious, service fantastic and the setting of Il Carrubo is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. At the time we stayed there was an actual Leonardo Da Vinci self portrait on display which added to the whole romance of the place. The hotel is amazing and although over priced in some areas and room for improvement in others is definitely a treat so a splurge for a special occasion is definitely worth it. Bring your insect repellent with all the lush gardens we were eaten alive!
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