I absolutely love this hotel. Let me start off by saying that this hotel is very basic. It’s pretty much no frills. But that being said, it was perfect for our stay in Ponza. Things just happen slower on this island. Things are more peaceful. Ponza is a place where you can go and simply forget about the worries of the world – take in the breathtaking scenery, interact with the locals, enjoy some delicious food, and watch the evening slowly go by as you drink an Aperol Spritz (or two). This hotel fits the bill perfectly for that. It’s centrally located and the staff are warm and pleasant. English is not as common on this island as in other more touristy parts of Italy, and that’s part of the charm. The hotel staff though were very helpful – directing us to the local administrative office so my boyfriend could look up his mom’s birth record, spending time going through the all-italian San Silverio festival guide so we knew what events were happening during the feast day, giving us advice on renting boats, and generally just giving us an insider’s take on things to see and do on the island. The room was basic, but very clean – and although basic, I found it charming. Room was large with a good sized balcony overlooking the harbor – quite a lovely view. Hair dryer in the bathroom was one of the most bizarre looking devices I have ever seen --- like a vacuum attached to the wall. Breakfast was very basic, but the breakfast staff was lovely. The hotel was displaying beautiful ceramics from a local artisan in the common areas, and we ended up buying several pieces. I can’t wait until we go back to Ponza, and would be more than happy to stay at this lovely hotel.
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