We are staying in Tuscan for a week early July and visited Elba on a day trip last year when we looked around Portoferraio for the day. We'd like to have an overnight stay (maybe two) and have been trawling through the various possibilities for accommodation.
This might be a tall order but am looking for somewhere preferably with a quiet beach where we can have a romantic stroll after dining locally. Not too busy and preferably away from touristy places and also Portoferraio so we can make the most of our limited time. Preferably around 120 euros per night. So far I have come up with L’Hotel Montemerlo which is a little over budget but might be worth the extra?
We have a hire car which we are planning to take over with us although I seem to recall somebody saying it's not ideal to drive around the island as the roads are quite narrow during tourist season. Happy to leave the car at Piombino if you think the local bus service might be a viable way to travel. Also, I don't have much of a head for heights - are the island roads quite high and winding?