“The Hotel Ilio enjoys a fabulous position on the northern coast of the Island of Elba. Owner manager Maurizio Testa claims to have created the island's first "boutique" hotel. Built above his grandfather's wine cellar (where he produced tradition Elban red and white wines) the twenty bedrooms are spread throughout the lush gardens. All are contemporary in style, each with a different theme; there is certainly something to suit all tastes. The hotel also hosts regular photographic exhibitions. A new wellbeing corner offers a range of relaxing massages. Plus you'll find a bar, library and chic winery for sampling the local favourites. Maurizio has produced a guide to help you sample the best of Elban cuisine, and closer to home there are plenty of eateries within walking distance. The atmosphere is laid back - this is a great destination for simply kicking back and enjoying a spot of relaxation. ”
Written by Sarah Empson
“Why do people love staying in our hotel? People love to stay in our hotel for relaxing, for our excellent food , and our individually designed rooms (there is one for everybody). Plus we enjoy the most wonderful location on Elba.
What is there to do in the area? Nearby our hotel , on the beach, it is possible to snorkel or dive (there is a diving centre close by). There are plenty of treks on trails that start near the hotel or mountain biking for those who prefer two wheels.
What kind of breakfast do you offer? We offer continental buffet breakfast with a wide array for food for the perfect start to your day.
Do you offer other meals? Can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Breakfast only, but Maurizio has produced a guide which highlights the best of the island's restaurants.
Which are your most popular room types, and why? The most requested rooms are the Tuscany rooms, which have a balcony and seaview. Our pomegranate rooms in our garden are also popular. All our rooms are very stylish and comfortable and offer AC, sat TV and WIFI.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Our hotel is a contemporary, elegant but informal place where everybody will be able to relax totally with all comforts.”