The hotel is made by many buildings close to eachothers, on the side of a hill facing the sea. Common spaces between the buildings include pool, garden, relax area, lounge area. In every small corner all is perfect: clean, fresh, with a lot of plants and flowers.
We chose a "Il cigno" room, with balcony facing the sea. The room looks recently furbished and painted, bathroom is new and spaceful.
In general we really enjoyed our stay.
As plus we would mention: position, really on the beach; a truly excellent restaurant (and we are not easy customers), cleanliness everywhere, free wifi and free relax area (during our stay there was no fee, and only one family at the time could be there).
We would have just appreciated a bit more "transparency": as example, at the restaurant, beverages are not inclucled in the full board and you need to order at the table, but without list...so you don't know the prices. There is in fact a wine list with prices in the restaurant, but it's never brought at the table, you need to ask for it. The situation is the same at the lounge bar, where you don't have a clue of what you'll pay your drink. Prices are on average, so no bad surprises at the end, but we didn't like the feeling of "not knowing".
At the same way, you need to ask if you need to pay for wifi or for jacuzzi in the relax area, information that could be included in the leaflet present in the rooms.
These are just small things that could be easily solved. It's instead impossible to solve what could be the only real problem of this hotel: many steps everywhere. Steps to the rooms, to the pool, to the restaurant, to the entrance,...This is obviously due to the position of the hotel, but it 's a trouble if you have difficulty with your legs or if you're handlings prams or pushchairs.
Comments beside the hotel: the beach is small, very small; the place is not a village, there is nothing to do and no space to walk; there are a lot of children on the beach; most of the people (not only in the hotel) was German.
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- Also Known As:
- Barsalini Hotel Marciana
- Hotel Barsalini Elba Island/Marciana, Italy