The owners of the hotel were very nice. But, the hotel is over rated, and the claims are somewhat dishonest. Unless you want to sit in the lobby, right next to the main desk, NO, they do not have Internet!!! The town of Rio Marina offeres free internet, but, it is weka, they want you to send some sort of tect message to set up log in... in Italian, and if not, it will constantly log you out. It is very slow, also. The breakfast was Ok by European standards,, but I do not like to be gaurded while I eat and that is how ther staff made me feel. In fact, it was bad enough to be there alone, but when I ventured down to breakfast the first day and set up my cafe , I was told that because I was only one person,, I had to go to a different table. She moved my cafe and plate, but I just wanted to leave... and,. the dining room was only half full. My room was a single , which is fine, except that the shower was simply a drain inn the floor beside the toilet. The shower curatinn pulled in around it and itf you did it right, the TP would not get wet. However, after 3 monutes the entire floor filled up with water because the frain was slow, so I felt I was taking a shower standing toilet water. I was able to hand my netbook out the window and sit on top of a desk, leaning way out, to check my email. But, I could not view Google maps to plan where I wanted to go take photos, etc. The hotel has to know that we are prisoners there as we have pre- paid for our ferry and I got a deal on the hotel for 5 days,so I was stuck. I wondered if that was how Napoleaon felt, too.
The hotel is right beside a bar on the water front,, an outdoor bar. They palyed loud music constantly. The town had some live music going on in the harbor which I preferred, right beside the bar, but the bar just kept thier music going. It was hot, but I had to close the windows, turn on a fan on high and use earplugs to sleep. Like most cheap mattre4sses in italy,, the bed is very hard. The free beach very near is a little depressing if you have ever been to a real beach like we expect in the USA, however the water is beautiful and warm, the harbor is beautiful, with lots of activity.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, HostelWorld, Travelocity, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Hotwire and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Rio sul Mare reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Rio Sul Mare Marina
- Rio Sul Mare Hotel
- Hotel Rio Sul Mare Elba Island/Rio Marina, Italy