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“Very nice friendly hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Gabbiano Azzurro
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Viale Principe Amedeo 48, 57033 Marciana Marina, Elba Island, Italy   |  
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San Francisco, CA
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5 hotel reviews
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“Very nice friendly hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed a week at on of their small suites/apts. This is a clean organized well run hotel with very friendly staff. It is ver well priced and is walking distance to the beach in Marciana Marina (which is not a sandy beach but very nice otherwise) and about a 10 minute drive to sandy beaches in Procchio and Biodola. They accommodated our need to have breakfast in the apartment which is not part of their normal practice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rinstead
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Having read reviews of this hotel I can only say there are some creative writers out there.
My wife and I stayed as members of a tour. Our room with a balcony overlooked the car park was as good as it gets at this hotel, others were not so fortunate. Some rooms with and without balconies overlooked a deserted building the more 'fortunate' ones the hotels washing line.

This hotel only provides a meager breakfast although there was talk of a toasted cheese sandwich if you asked nicely. The rooms are small and basic some single rooms are best described as cells. The staff in the main were friendly and you could use the hotels laptop f.o.c. There is a good little pool with the usual seating around, a bar exists which is open sometimes or not - seemed to have a life of its own.

Rather a strange sort of hotel which is best described as a B&B with ? It's location - up a slope, becomes tiresome especially at night after a rip roaring - joke, down town.

One to forget I think

Room Tip: One with a balcony or any room overlooking the car park - not from the bathroom !
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in july, and it is a very nice hotel some minutes walk up from the port in Marciana Marina. That means that the area was mostly residential and very quiet. Our room had balcony and windows on three sides, so it was aery with nice views. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we could park our car in a secure area just in front of the hotel. The breakfast was very good, and one might choose to have it indoors, under a roof in the hotel garden, or out on the lawn by the pool. Marciana Marina is a very nice little port on Elba, with lot of restaurants, beautiful sunset and the centre reserved for pedestrians in the evenings. We will certainly recommend both the town and this hotel to people going to Elba!

Room Tip: Top floor, corner room
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

A top class Italianate villa hotel with charm , great staff, and very pleasant pool a modest climb of some 0.5 km from the town's centre, restaurants and beach promenade. This is a very good hotel which we could not fault. It has no restaurant although deals up an excellent breakfast. Gone are the days, it increasingly appears, of internet access with an in house computer. This hotel is now wired so one needs to supply your own PC. We felt the key to enjoying this relatively unspoilt small harbour town was not to join the crowds on the peeble beach but to bath in crystal clear warm water in exquisite privacy a few coves north of this harbour by hiring ,for a modest fee, a small runabout from Justin on the beach. Inspiring. Note ..there isa lesser starred 'Gabbiano' hotel 50 metres down the road.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

I will say that Marciana Marina is a lovely place, even though it has a pebble beach, it is beautiful and you can rent a boat to visit other beaches or take your car or a bus.

Now for the hotel, I am so glad we chose Gabianno Azurro, its a lovely small/medium size hotel with excellent service, helpful for tourist informations and pet friendly (we travelled with our pet a small bishon maltese), The rooms are clean with a/c and tv, the bathrooms are nice and you can tell things are renovated or new. Its like a big italian villa with elegant decorations and nice gardens. The hotel is only a couple blocks away from the beaches and from restaurants. They have a very nice european style breakfast with great coffee and freshly baked croissants :)

I loved the feeling of such warm hopitality and personnal service, I would definetly stay at this hotel again 1001 nights if possible.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gabbiano Azzurro

Address: Viale Principe Amedeo 48, 57033 Marciana Marina, Elba Island, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Marciana Marina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Marciana Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gabbiano Azzurro 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nice hotel five minutes far from the sea with bed and breakfast service. Rooms with: air conditioning, tv satellite, fridge-bar, terrace or jacuzzi. Nice pool in the relaxing garden. Parking covered.Hotel bed and breakfast dotato di ampio giardino con piscina: l'hotel dispone di camere climatizzate con: tv satellitare, telefono, frigobar, phon nel bagno. Alcune dispongono di jacuzzi nel bagno e molte di terrazzo attrezzato. Viene servita in giardino una ricca prima colazione a buffet di tipo intercontinentale e un servizio bar per gli ospiti fino in tarda serata. Oltre al parcheggio privato e custodito l'hotel ha un parcheggio privato aggiuntivo con posti riservati a poche decine di metri di distanza.Sono ammessi animali domestici di piccola taglia e ben educati. Wifi gratutio nella hall e in piscina anche con pc messo a disposizione dall'hotel. Televisione nella hall con paccchetti dedicati Sky. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel Marciana Marina
Gabbiano Azzurro Elba Island/Marciana Marina, Italy

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