A group of friends had planned on staying for 3 nights but we liked the place so much that we stayed for a fourth night. We got the bus from Portoferraio to St Andrea and we rang the hotel from the bus stop and they collected us. So from the time we arrived at the hotel the staff couldn't have been more helpful and made us feel very welcome. Our room was fantastic and we had a very large balcony which had a great view of the sea. We took the local bus (once we had deciphered the timetable) and visited Campo di Marina & Marciano. I would highly recommend hiring a car as the bus service is quite erratic and there seems to be plenty to see on the island. The only negative about the hotel was the lack of choice for meat eaters - veal on three nights. Otherwise the food was great and the chioice of wines were really good.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Gallo Nero Elba Island/Marciana, Italy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Gallo Nero is situated on a gentle slope that embraces the St. Andrew Bay, surrounded by a park of 15 thousand square meters in extent.The renovated rooms furnished with care and equipped with flat screen TV-satellite, air conditioning with independent control, minibar and bathroom with shower/tub. All have balcony, terrace or garden, most of which overlook the sea.Every morning you can enjoy a buffet breakfast with homemade jams and cakes, cheeses, meats and organic products, while the evening at the elegant restaurant with typical ceiling with exposed beams, you can enjoy fresh fish specialties.You can sunbathe on the terraces equipped with chairs or by the pool. Or you can relax in the SPA pool with hydro and color therapy and view over the bay.The beautiful beach of Sant'Andrea, surrounded by rocks, is located 300m away and can be reached walking along a private path surrounded by vineyards, rosemary and lavender.Portoferraio (connected to Piombino) is the nearest port and it is 30km far from the Hotel. ... more less
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