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“Fabulous view but lacking in the details” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita Fanaletto, 57036 Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy   |  
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“Fabulous view but lacking in the details”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2009

This hotel at it's birth must have been divine if it was under different management. Today this hotel is in severe decline physically and in service and comfort. The rooms are of sturdy, beautiful dark cherry or mahogany furniture, typical of a luxurious ship but the place has not had a coat of paint in years, the mold around the bathtub has been there for at least a season if not two and the tiles in the bathroom have not been scrubbed in years. The bed is terribly uncomfortable, the sheets are not wide enough to stay tucked under the mattress and there is not mattress pad! So, body fluids galore are just a sheet away...
The owners suck as far as reception and personality is concerned and there is nothing as far as a sign in the place indicating where breakfast is, what time it is served, and nothing about the hotel...I wonder how they obtained 4 stars when the stars are for services provided...I couldn't find them. Certainly breakfast upstairs is beautiful but in the summer, hotter than you know what, direct sun. The room noise is medium loud, (what you can hear from your neighbor) and the TV situation is bad because everyone hears what you are watching, you have to raise the volume due to the distance from the bed. Breakfast was decent actually, very ample and the brioche were decent as well as the cappucino. My overall feeling is that the place is way too expensive for what it offers and since they obviously cannot patch and repaint walls and cracks...they must be taking the money and stuffing it elsewhere, clearly not back into the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Address: Localita Fanaletto, 57036 Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Porto Azzurro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Porto Azzurro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Plaza 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the splendid Gulf of Mola a few steps from the characteristic village of Porto Azzurro is the Plaza Hotel, with its modern and luminous architecture, which is conceived, in order to offer it's guest the maximum comfort. The comfortable rooms are all furnished with sea sight, air-conditioning, minibar, safe deposit box, TV sat, hair dryer. The superior rooms have sea sight terraces where one watches the sun go down or gaze into the beautiful blue sea. ... more   less 
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Hotel Plaza Elba Island/Porto Azzurro, Italy

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