Il Magnifico (aka Swiss International) is a very nice property in Marciana Marina. This was our first time on Elba Island, and found the hotel to be a great base for exploration of the island. The staff is fantastic (consistent, amenable; the same staff was present daily, and greeted us in a nice way, and always was receptive to requests; they also allowed us a post-checkout option to shower before departing the island; offered a Saturday evening aperitif), and really boosts the hotel's standing. They are clearly working very hard to make the hotel pleasant. The hotel itself is fine in U.S. standards, not outstanding, but one cannot expect the same, here. Our room was pleasant, with a nicely-sized bathroom and a balcony with a view of the hill towns of Marciana and Poggio. A 'real' double bed (not two twin beds pushed together); ask for the 3rd/top floor (aka the '2nd' floor to Euros). The indoor pool is great (meant for laps) and the outdoor pool is nicely-attended. It's an easy 5-minute walk to the beach/city and various restaurants; a 10-minute drive to Marciana or Poggio. Our breakfasts were included in the price, and a nice way to start the day. They offer a dinner in the same room in which the breakfasts are offered; seems like decent prix fixe menus although we didn't take advantage of them, instead opting for various options in Marciana Marina and Marciana. Rooms could use a refresh in general (e.g. tired carpeting), but overall we would certainly recommend Il Magnifico for a stay on Elba. Oh, also, it's pretty central to a variety of beaches, both on the north and south sides of the island, and a ~40-minute drive from ferry arrival at Portoferraio. In retrospect, a good value for the cost; I would certainly stay there again. The end.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The rooms and suites with free and fast Wi-Fi, fully renovated in 2011 with refined furnishings and carefully chosen colours, impress with their discreet luxury. Spacious bathrooms and lounges full of daylight with their own furnished balcony, create an atmosphere of coziness and relaxation Provided with all amenities the rooms are classed in Classic, Junior Suite, Junior Suite Major, with whirlpool bath and the Large Major Suite with a separated large living-room. Family rooms are available, ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swiss International Il Magnifico Elba Island/Marciana Marina, Italy