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“Simple, Nice, Relaxing, Friendly”
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Hotel Paradiso
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Portoferraio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Simple, Nice, Relaxing, Friendly”
Reviewed 21 June 2011

If you want a modest, friendly resort hotel this is great place at a fair price. If you want to be pampered with luxuries, large rooms, the best beaches, the finest foods, and the softest beds, stay elsewhere. There are many great features about this hotel including free hikes and sea kayak tours, decks with great views and beach access. You can relax and watch the sunset. The pool is pleasant the views are great. Dinner is 15 Euro per person and the food is good, but not amazing. This is a small resort and you will make friends with other guests (mostly from Italy and Germany). The staff speaks English. But if you are used to the Ritz Carlton, the Four Season and need a soft bed, go elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • German first
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2009

Stayed at Hotel paradiso for four nights in late june of this summer. Was on the early leg of our honeymoon so we were looking for somewhere to chill out by the sea with nice food. It nearly ticked all the boxes.
Hotel is in a lovely spot, overlooking the sea, tucked into the trees. Rooms are basic but clean. Staff are fine. Theres a lovely bar there for drinks any time of day, with an outside area looking out onto the sea - beautiful views - just dont expect it to be rocking. Most nights we were there,everyone was gone to bed by 11, which was perfect for us, but mightnt suit everyone.
Beach is down a lot of steps but isnt a problem unless youre lazy to be honest. And its a decent quiet beach with beautiful clean water. There are other beaches not too far away - though you would probably need a car - in Scaglieri (theres a nicer beach just around the corner from scaglieri but i cant remember the name of it right now).
The main gripe with the hotel is the food. We are there the first night just for ease and it really was spectacularly awful. Tasteless, bland, terrible choices for a hotel right by the sea. We ate at a lovely restaurant just 2mins walk down the hill - its the only other place for miles - every other night and that was far far better. Dont eat at the hotel.
Overall, nice, basic, pleasant stay. Dont go here for the food or mad nightlife and Im not sure id stay here for more than four days. But for a quiet getaway its grand, relaxing, with lovely beaches and water and the nearby restaurant is really lovely.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2008

We spent a wonderful week late july in this hotel, with our young child, and we really enjoyed the place, the room was nice, not too small, the bathroom was small but spotless, and the private terrace very enjoyable. We found the food was realy really good (except from the breakfast juices!) and that was a very important point. The pool was beautiful, with an exceptionnal view, and it was very calm. The only point we disliked was that the beach is near only if you're a bird, otherwise, there are 180 steps, and once you're there, i found it dirty and tiny, there are lots of better places in the island in terms of beaches. But maby not in terms of hotels/rate. After the very first deception (beach) we really likes it, and my child keeps talking about the hotel, and wants to go back
After the first week of August, the whole island is packed, so ... it's the same everywhere...
We'll be back!
(Just one thing, when we pay, it'd be nice to hear "thank you"or something.. at the desk, they didn't help a lot) the rest of the staff was very nice

  • Liked — the views, the pool, the food
  • Disliked — the access to the beach, and the beach itself
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Norfolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2008

We stayed at Paradiso for two nights before spending a week in Tuscany. It was an amazing location, completely away from it all with fabulous views and sunsets! My two teenage boys were happy with the tennis and pool, and we travelled to the next bay and spent a whole day on a speedboat! It was fabulous, only 100 euros for the day and the best way to see the whole island.
The food was ok, very tasty, although we felt it was a little basic, but everything was fresh and cooked well! We stayed on the half board option and the restuarant was always busy but we did not have to wait long, the service was top class! The staff were very helpfull, our family room was HUGE and clean! The beach was an adventure to get to so we stayed around the pool for the most part.
Yes, we would return, and yes, you should put Elba on your list of places to see!!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2008

Elba: Hotel Paradiso, Viticcio, Elba: "Simply wonderful!"
Date: 4 August 2008
Reviewer: A TripAdvisor Member, London UK

We have just returned from a week at the hotel Paradiso in Elba. The hotel is a small family run concern which ticks along beautifully with efficient, helpful and courteous staff. From the moment we arrived we received a warm welcome and were escorted to our room by a smiling receptionist.

We loved our room, it was clean and comfortable with air conditioning if required (we found that the ceiling fan was more than adequate). The mosquito count was low but we may just have been lucky. There was an ensuite shower but no bath. Water is at a premium on Elba. The views over the bay of Viticcio were stunning. The bay faces West so you get a wonderful sunset as well as views of Corsica in the distance.

There are lots of amenities including a large freshwater pool which is cleaned everyday. There is also a table tennis table and a shaded area for smaller children to play. For the more active there is tennis and swimming in the sea.

On the food front, we were half board and would recommend this arrangement. There are limited places to eat and really at the end of a hard day sunbathing it is so nice to enjoy the delicious food in the restaurant. Typically it would be three courses including pasta starter, meat or fish for main course and a desert. "Aldo" the maitre d' is hilarious and you will immediately find yourself laughing away as he helps you match your wine to your meal. Breakfast is continental but there is plenty of it. The bar does delicious lunch time meals.

The location is really nice, only 4km from Portoferraio which cost about 15 euros in the taxi. We hired a car for a day to look around the Western half of the island and liked the look and feel of Procchio and Marciana.

The beach is small but very pleasant and yes there are a few steps to get down to visit it. However well worth the effort.

Overall my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Hotel Paradiso. We found the atmosphere friendly, warm and welcoming. Would we recommend it? Definitely. We really liked this hotel and we've been lucky enough to travel to some great places. Go and enjoy. Salute.

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  • Liked — Clean and comfortable with lots of different parts to the hotel complex
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Paradiso

Property: Hotel Paradiso
Address: Localita Viticcio 41, 57037, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Elba Island > Portoferraio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Portoferraio
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Portoferraio
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,586 - ₹ 22,996
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Paradiso 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Paradiso Hotel Portoferraio
Hotel Paradiso Elba Island/Portoferraio

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