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“Far too small for our Italian honeymoon trip” 3 of 5 stars
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Localita San Giovanni, 99, 57037 Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Portoferraio B&B and Inns
Crozet, Virginia
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“Far too small for our Italian honeymoon trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The room itself was clean with a lovely balcony but my husband and I were looking for something with more room to relax, space to put our suitcases, and more privacy for our honeymoon. The hotel also seemed to have a lot of "stuff" everywhere which, for some people may be considered charming but for me seemed like a lot of clutter. Florence, the owner, however, was very nice in understanding our concern about our need for space and graciously returned half of our deposit for our week's stay and we ended up traveling to a different hotel for our stay on Elba Island.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FlorenceFlo, Owner at Le Stanze del Casale B&B, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Mrs,
Thank you for stating in your review that we kindly returned half of your deposit as you are right our cancellation policy reads if the booking is annulled within 20 days of arrival we are not obliged to refund any of the deposit.
Whilst we always try to understand the concerns of our guests in your case it is difficult.
Firstly because we gave back 50% of your deposit and therefore we lost a substantial amount as we could not rebook the 6 nights at such short notice.
Secondly you refer to our B&B as an hotel which clearly shows on the website with photographs and in the description it is a small B&B with three rooms only, runs by a family who lives in the house.
In your review you comment on the cleanliness of the room so: why rate it as 2/5?
Yet having left after only 20mn you rated the service 5/5 and you had not had time to experience any servic!.
However we are glad that you found an Hotel that met your expectations.
The manager of B&B Le Stanze del Casale
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I stayed there with my boyfriend in May 2012. We wanted to visit Elba but didn't wanted to stay in a hotel with no charm. We found Stanze del Casale via Trip Advisor and couldn't be more surprised. The house is very pretty and the huge garden around has lots of corners to relax under the sun, play cards with friends or admire the beautiful view of Portoferraio port. For us the most amazing thing was the awesome decoration of the interior (really the taste of the owner is excellent) and the accurate design of the rooms. Everything was very clean and you could see nice details in every little corner of the house. Also we must mention the wonderful breakfast we had: we were only two in the house, but we could choses between delicious muffins or home made cakes, that made our stay in Elba even more beautiful.

  • Stayed May 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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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

From the time we arrived at La Stanze we felt relaxed. I am a hotelier and am constantly checking out all of the things that other hotels do, the level of their service, the food, the finishings etc. I have to say that this is one of the few places where I could really relax because of the way that Florence and her staff took care of us and because the surroundings were so wonderful. You feel like you are staying with her in her house as her guest. Nothing is too much trouble and it's super relaxed.

Our room was very comfortable and perfect for our needs; we were travelling with our 3 year old son. He really enjoyed all of Florence's toys that date back to the 70's!! He also made friends with Florence, Lat and the dog and had to give them all a big kiss when we left... (not the dog!).

We had rented a car which was perfect because we could head out and explore the island. Florence had an armory of reccomendations and manage to suggest the best places for our needs (I am on crutches and with a 3 year old) and it always worked out excellently.

All is all this is a great place to relax and is centrally located in Elba so you can easily get out to the various parts of the island.

The island was beautiful and we really enjoyed our time there. The food was generally very good (if you like fish... Which we love!). The mix of the Tuscan life style and island-life was great.

Thanks too everybody at La Stanze who made our stay so special.

Andrew

  • Stayed August 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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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

There is not much more to say than what has been said already from all the other guests (except the negative ones). :-)
We were impressed by the beautiful and neatly decorated house and its rooms. Florence and her team took absolutly care of providing their guests a wondeful atmosphere including well maintained rooms and a breakfast with freshly baked cakes or cookies every day.
For us, it was simply perfect! Thanks again.
Greetings from Vienna.
Markus & Katharina

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Our family of three spent a week at this B&B and without hesitation would say it is one of the very best places we have ever stayed and we have stayed at the best hotels around the world. What makes it one of the best is the owner Florence. She welcomes you into her beautiful house and makes sure every need is met above any expectation. She chose fantastic beaches for us each day, away from the crowds and the most awe inspiring for beauty. She sent us on excursions to places we never knew existed from the Island of Pianosa to the sunken ship for snorkeling, to name just a couple. When it came to dinners, she made reservations at restaurants that aren't even reviewed on tripadvisor and only the locals know are the best and kept secret to those in the know. To top it all off, the house and room was magnificent with one of the best breakfast buffets. Every item is fresh. There is an abundance of fruits, home made baked goods, abundance of cheeses, & meats, a true cornucopia. Florence and her staff are truelly special individuals that desire to make your stay on the island of Elba very special. I have never written a review on this site, though have used for many years. This B&B pushed me over the edge to finally write a review. To meet such an individual in life like Florence, is truely a gift. Thank you Florence and your staff. Keep up the amazing work!

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  • Stayed August 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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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My wife and I loved the architecture and interior decoration of the hotel. The gardens encourage guests to stay outside and enjoy the evenings after a day of touring the island.
Staff is very friendly and provide excellent service. Florence, the manager, gave us excellent tips on places to visit and where to eat.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We arrived from the ferry by taxi to a very warm welcome at this beautiful traditional house set in the countryside. Florence and her Thai staff are so kind and helpful. They provided us with the most amazing breakfasts on the very pretty patio. There were homemade crepes, great choice of fresh fruit, an incredible variety of cheese, meat, pastries, yogourt....even a cappuccino or latte if you wish!! The rooms are large and beautiful....some with airy balconies. Their friendly dog Bush sometimes liked to walk with guests to the nearby village of San Giovanni (about a 5 minute walk)....we had our dinner here many nights. San Giovanni is also where we caught the bus into town each day to access the beaches. Florence provided us with maps and great advice each day (she knows the best beaches too!). At night, it was so special to sit in the large front garden amongst the lanterns sipping our wine as the lights twinkled down at the water. Florence made our stay extra special....a wonderful choice!!

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  • Stayed June 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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Address: Localita San Giovanni, 99, 57037 Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Portoferraio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Portoferraio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Stanze del Casale is an historic 19th-century farmhouse located only 200 meters from the sea view of Portoferraio. The interior tastefully decorated with a mixture of French, Thai and Italian pieces that create a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere. The Casale has four rooms, each with a private bathroom. The friendly staff speaks French, Italian, Thai, English. Daily guests enjoy rich and delicious homemade breakfast. Pets are welcome. ... more   less 
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Le Stanze Del Casale B&B Elba Island, Italy - Portoferraio

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