We stayed 3 nights during the month of May. The hotel is 40 minutes' drive from Portoferraio. You can either book with B&B or half-board which includes breakfast and dinner. I would suggest the half-board option.
The hotel has several themes for their rooms such as lemon, pomegranate, green, bougainvillea etc. We stayed in the green room which overlooked the garden. There are also several rooms with sea views. Our room smelled absolutely stunning and even had potpourri in the cupboards.
The hotel's garden is a small gem. The garden has a number of tall trees that provide ample shade, fruit trees such as lemon and loquat, and numerous shrubs and flowers. The setting gives semi-privacy for guests on the outside furniture. There is also an abundance of bird chatter in the trees that enhances the feeling of being in the outside.
The food of the hotel was excellent. Breakfast was buffet style. On the breakfast table you would get the menu for the evening's dinner with 3 options for the first course, second course and side dishes. At dinner you were given a number of choices for desert. The wine list was impressive and wines reasonably priced.
The service of the hotel is outstanding and we would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boutique Hotel Ilio (only 20 rooms in a familiar atmosphere) is set in the midst of a magnificent green landscape, the ideal place for a relaxing holiday where the sea is "really" just outside your door - ideal for snorkeling, diving and kayaking. The mountains that surround the gulf of Cape Sant'Andrea offer the possibility to go hiking, mountain biking, and are of great botanical interest. At the Boutique Hotel, Ilio the chef, Giancarlo Pollidini, offers a dinner- menu featuring exquisite Elba and Mediterranean dishes, with the primary objective of making the most of the local and traditional cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ilio Hotel Elba Island
- Boutique Hotel Ilio Elba Island/Marciana, Italy