Hotel Sardi was an excellent hotel from the moment we made our reservations til we left. The entire staff especially Laura were extremely welcoming and helpful in every regard.
The Hotel Sardi is located in the village of Pomonte on the western side of Elba. It takes about 30-40minutes to reach from the port. The sunsets each evening over the sea and into the mountains over Corsica are worth the trip alone. Pomonte is a great little village where you can get away from the hubbub of everything even in August (the height of travel season for Europeans), Pomonte felt quiet and relaxed. They have a couple little supermarkets, a fruit truck that makes its rounds (similar to an ice cream truck), a great pizzeria – called Sophie with fantastic tapas whilst you await your pizzas.
The beaches around Pomonte are rocky. The Med here is crystal clear, I’ve travelled to a lot of places and have never seen water this clear. I could see down easily 30+ metres. One big highlight is a shipwreck nearby…walk south along the beach road for ~150 metres and either swim (be a good swimmer tis ~1/4 mile each way) or rent pedal boat/kayak. The shipwreck is located in clear waters with loads of fish. The wreck creates a spectacular reef and one can easily free dive to parts of the ship located ~5+ metres below the sea. Another highlight are the walking trails…go up the road towards Sophie Pizza and continue upwards, you’ll see the trails. Within 5 minutes all you’ll hear is the wind and the views are incredible looking down the valley. You can walk up to the big mountain or over a whole host of different trails.
Hotel Sardi is located right beside the beach they have easy and accessible parking. The rooms were very clean and spacious. Some included a balcony. Breakfast was the same everyday – typical mainland European style – meats/cheeses, breads, yoghurts, etc. But they also baked from scratch a few delicious cakes every morning that were great. They offer a dinner service every evening, you don’t have to choose it but I would highly recommend it. The food was always delicious, made from scratch. The service, as I’ve spoken to before was fantastic. They were efficient in everything they did, worked hard to make you feel welcome and it shows.
Hotel Sardi is a great hotel – thank you Laura, and all the staff for making us feel so welcome! I highly recommend staying at the Hotel Sardi if you’re considering a holiday in Elba.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Sardi is located at Pomonte, a small and characteristic town on the western side of the island, dominated by the Monte Capanne massif. The complex is just a few meters from the gravel beach and from the cliff overlooking a crystal-clear sea, where in the evening unforgettable sunset can be contemplated in absolute peace and quiet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sardi Elba Island/Marciana, Italy