Just had 2 nights .. Pre booked dinner, bed and breakfast. We clearly misundstood the restaurant side of things . We were expecting a substantial menu from an excellent chef. And yes the food was great but only 3 choices for each course and you had to decide in the morning what you wanted for dinner. Just not what we were expecting from reading the hotel website and restaurant website.
Room was fine, on the small side but great view of the sea from the balcony. Bathroom very small, spotlessly clean but needs updating.
Also led to believe that wifi was available throughout hotel. However we could not get it at all in our room and the best place was on the patio at back of hotel. Not ideal especially as full wifi is a criteria for me booking any accommodation.
Breakfast was very nice continental style buffet.
I would recommend this hotel but have nothing else on the island to compare it too. Superb location .. We rented about from a beach vendor and that was a great way to see island because the roads are scary!
Staff were very friendly but no offer at all to assist getting up the stairs with bags etc.
- 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