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Hotel Gallo Nero
Via S. Gaetano 20 in Loc St. Andrea, 57030 Marciana, Elba Island, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 22 hotels in Marciana
Ottawa, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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“5 Star Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Wonderful place with great staff & dining facility. A beautiful walk to the beach through garden with flowers and fruit trees. The beach is just the right size with two restaurants and 2 shops, it is a small village with great atmosphere. The hotel had all the services and made sure that we have everything and more. Recommended without hesitation!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lovely stay at Gallo Nero. The views are beautiful. We stayed in a room in the garden area. It states it can hold 4 people. But it really is just one larger room with a small bathroom. Wouldnt recommend it for more than two people. It has its own balcony with a view of the harbor and the garden. The prices are reasonable and it is far from fancy but very nice and very relaxing. We took wine we had purchased in tuscanny, went to town and got cheese from a local shop and had wine and cheese evenings on our balcony. The staff is very friendly. The location is not maricana- it is actually marina del campo farther down then maricana. But there is a nice beach and nice little trails. You can shore dive from the beach.

Room Tip: I like larger rooms so picked the room for 4 for just the two of us. It was just one room- big enoug...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed 6 nights at Gallo Nero in the heart of the season. Although a little deserted (not a lot of action going on in St. Andrea), we loved our stay. We particularly loved the terrace with the great view. We were staying on halfboard basis and we just adored the food and the wines!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Smeraldo Nel Blu, wich had a lovely balcony with view over the ocean.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Ask for room no 5 which is very quiet and has a very big balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

3 of us stayed 4 nights at the Gallo Nero last week on the beautiful island of Elba and I'd strongly recommend it. A family run hotel, all of the staff were very welcoming and friendly and really helped us decipher the 'unusual' bus timetable for the island! The bus service, by the way, is described in either Lonely Planet or Rough Guide as 'robust' - the writer had a sense of humour! But back to the hotel, room was lovely and we had a ginormous balcony to ourselves - 20 sun beds would have fitted on it! We stayed half board as not much else on offer in Sant Andrea - food was lovely, think I put on about half a stone with the Primi (pasta), Segundi (mains) and desserts each night and there was always a little surprise starter when u arrived at the table! Only one minor complaint, the menu is not varied enough for vegetarians or non-fish eaters. But I'd stay there again in a flash!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night during our honeymoon. We stayed already in Sant'Andrea for three days and loved the village (nice small bay, few restaurants, clear oceanwater), but didn't liked the hotel (hotel ilio) too much, therefore we went for one night to gallo nero and we truly loved it. We were welcomed by a very friendly lady. We didn't speak much italian and she didn't speak much English, but we both tried and that was fun! also the waiter was very friendly. The hotel consist of little appartment buildings, all on one area. Our room, number 20, had a stunning view of the ocean/bay area. The room is clean, but small. The area has nice gardens, where they grow their own vegetables and a nice pool and sunbeds. There is also a jacuzzi with a nice sea view,however we didn't use that. It is a bit further away from the beach (5-10 min walk), however there is a small road which leads you directly. One downside: there were a lot of wasps, and my husband was stung. The breakfast was nice, with a lot of choices and we also had lunch which was nice as well. We will definetly come back to this hotel if we are coming back to elba.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Beautiful location on a hill over a small beach and holiday village with an organic vegetable garden and orchard full of delicious fruit. Family and friendly atmosphere during delicious and plentiful meals, combined with the quiet privacy of individual villas scattered around the area with sea views. Helpful and efficient staff. Just two points to improve: pave the alleys from the car park to the villas to avoid damaging and dirtying luggage on wheels. Clean up more often the rotting fruit on the ground.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via S. Gaetano 20 in Loc St. Andrea, 57030 Marciana, Elba Island, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Marciana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Marciana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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