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Swiss International Il Magnifico
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Principe Amedeo, 94, 57033 Marciana Marina, Elba Island, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Marciana Marina
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful hotel in a perfect location, just a few minutes walking to the city center and the sea. A nice and clean room with a balcony with seaview. Lovely swimmingpool. Very nice breakfast offering a good varity of everything.
The most valuable experience is the staff, they are all very nice, friendly and very helpful. Everybody contributed a lot to make my holiday so wonderful. Really everybody, but I have to high-light the front desk for their 24-hours service. They worked out everything needed; general information about Marciana Marina and Elba, sightseeing, activities, hiring scoter/car/taxi, information about buses, restaurants, whatever…
I had a wonderful stay in Hotel Il Magnifico.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Swiss Internati... H, Responsabile reception at Swiss International Il Magnifico, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear Guests,
Thank You for sharing Your positive experience at our Swiss International Hotel Elba and for all the beautiful words that you have dedicated to the friendliness and competence of all our staff.
We're proud to have you offered an unforgettable holiday, and know that You appreciated our hospitality, decor and cleanliness of the rooms
Thanking You again from all of us, we hope to see You once more in the future for another relaxing stay and wish You all the best.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Good points to this hotel:
Very friendly, helpful, accommodating staff.
Quite a good breakfast - variety of breads, jams, cheese and meat, fruit, coffee and tea.
Two pools, one inside for swimming laps, one outside for relaxing.
Towels available at the pool.
Good fitness room.
Nearby village is beautiful.
Spacious rooms.
Free wifi.
Very safe - there is always somebody at reception and they seemed to recognise their guests.

Negative things:
We had expected luxury from what we had seen online. The reality did not match the expectation - the decor is quite dated and the first impression of the actual hotel does not suggest luxury.
The beach was not far away, maybe a 7 minute walk, but it was a walk on quite a busy street. The beach is not privately owned by the hotel.
We had three rooms and three bathrooms - in two of the bathrooms, the toilet seats were broken.

We did water sports in the nearby town, which made our stay in Elba enjoyable, but the hotel was a place to sleep and have breakfast. If you can get a good deal on it, go for it as it does have some good points (particularly the staff) but do not expect luxury, as this is not what you will get!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My friend and I wanted a relaxing luxury hotel and we certainly didn't get one. The hotel is in bad need of renovation (don't believe the claims on their website that it was renovated in 2011). The reception staff were rude, the bathroom was mouldy, the safe was broken and the maid left our patio doors open every day so it was impossible to keep valuables secure, the TV was broken, the carpet was peppered with dubious stains, the same cockroach was at the bottom of the indoor pool for the entire duration of our stay and the breakfast was no where near 4 star standard - in fact we got a better breakfast at the hostel we stayed in in Pisa.

The hotel is located on a busy road which has no pavement - so it's quite a hair-raising slog to walk up the hill with your suitcase. The pool backs right on to the noisy road which is not ideal. I can't believe what they have got away with charging for what is at best a poor 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful Hotel in a perfect location: close to the pier, to the supermarket and just 1min walking to the city center. Fitness room with all the equipment very functionally. Lovely swimming pool, specially at the early morning.
Simply warm hospitality..that's all!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Amsterdam
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

we booked this hotel since it would be "romantic". Well you can forget that it is a decent beach/holiday hotel no more no less. Pool is OK (although the outside pool held too little chloride during our hot stay,) Breakfast is OK, staff is extremely friendly and helpfull.
We booked a junior suite for the two us to have some more "living"space, we were placed however in a junior suite holding two bedrooms and no living space at all. we had sea view, and view at another hotel which was undergoing renovation.....The bathroom had a bath/shower combination, without showercurtain, no good fixation point at the wall and the hairdryer was taped together...all for 400 eu per night mind you..... Only the next day we were offered a junior suite as we had expected, and changed rooms. No discounts for the inconvenience, and the promised free bottle of wine and fruit basket never appeared.
So all in all we will not go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Herzele, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the hotel ! Everyone was so helpful ! We really enjoyed everything.
A nice, clean in- and outdoor swimming pool. Very friendly people. Very spacious en clean bedrooms. Breakfast was good, everything was there even bio-products, low-calorie products.
Nearby the Sea, by foot 2 min walk to the center, with a lot of nice shops.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Principe Amedeo, 94, 57033 Marciana Marina, Elba Island, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Marciana Marina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Marciana Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Swiss International Il Magnifico 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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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