Hotel Barsalini represents excellent value for money: it has charm, pleasant staff, excellent food, lovely facilities and is surprisingly affordable for such an idyllic location - on the edge of a small beach, at the foot of a lush, forested mountain. The scenery is beautiful: crystalline water, dramatic rock formations and countless remote coves and inlets to be explored by boat – my favourite memory of the island. There is little to do here save relax, which is exactly what we wished for, but the serenity was impinged on just a tad by the one drawback of this hotel -- it was crawling with children. They were well enough behaved but monopolised the pool, so we decamped to the beach (hardly a hardship) and booked the sauna/jacuzzi facilities in the wellness garden for our own use. During our stay I also enjoyed a great massage which was administered in the wellness garden. All in all this was a really superb hotel which exceeded my expectations in almost every way. We particularly enjoyed the pre-dinner antipasti buffet which we enjoyed with the daily recommended cocktail before dinner (drinks were not included, but were well priced).
- Also Known As:
- Barsalini Hotel Marciana
- Hotel Barsalini Elba Island/Marciana, Italy