Hotel Villa Ottone
What We Love
- Classic elegance on Elba Island in the sublime Tuscan Archipelago, with breakfast and moreRenting a yacht to survey the island in style
- The beautiful botanical parkland surrounding the hotel
- Relaxing on the pretty private beach
- Enjoying complimentary breakfast and one three-course welcome dinner – if not opting for additional meals
Timeless charm and incredible seafront views abound at Hotel Villa Ottone, a 19th-century luxury villa on the Italian island of Elba, off mainland Tuscany. Inhabited by Italian counts until 1920, the property today is a five-star hotel that exudes a 1930s-glam vibe and is surrounded by lush and picturesque gardens.
Aside from a picture-perfect location on the pristine coastline, the villa also boasts a private beach, spa, gym, wellness center and outdoor pool. Its restaurant and pool bar are lovely places to enjoy long afternoons and exquisite sunsets or have an aperitif in the villa bar (where you can drool over the original fresco ceilings). To top off this sweet stay, the villa offers a full beach service, with an umbrella, sun chairs and towels included.
Cottage rooms sit in the heart of the garden area. Each offers ratting furnishings, a private terrace and period prints.
Breakfast and dinner can be enjoyed in the privacy of the terraces and balconies that extend into the grounds, or by the outdoor pool. Choose between an à la carte or set menu, which both offer classic and international cuisine. Wash it all with with a pick from the wide selection of local and international wines.
The wellness center has a Middle Eastern hammam, Turkish bath and a range of treatments available, from Ayurvedic traditional massage to Reiki. The menu of body and facial treatments combines luxurious and natural seaweeds and marine plants with the exclusive Phytomer cosmetic range.
Only six miles off the coast of mainland, Elba is the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago. With mountain ranges and an exquisite coastline, it’s served by regular sea and air connections from mainland Italy. A private connection service is available via the hotel.
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Fantastic property, close to Portoferraio port, combining the beach & sea proximity with a luxury swimming pool. Great service & ambiance @ breakfast, swimming pool restaurant and villa bar. Professional staff in reception, especially Valerio skilled for serving customers to perfection, as well as Mariana the sweet cleaning lady with a very positive attitude. If you want absolute tranquility try after September 15th.
Just went there with a friend who's a native of the island for an aperitif and was shocked by the treatment we were given. While the villa is very nice with an amazing view, our experience was unfortunately ruined by the unbelievable rudeness and vulgarness of the chief waiter. Upon being seated he first scolded us for not reserving a table and said that there are rules we should obey if we like to be served there (referring to booking ahead); the place was mostly empty and indeed he stopped us leaving after we offered to leave in such a case. Later on he talked loudly (obviously intentionally) behind our backs saying "oh what do we do with these two sly guys". We would be more than happy to leave upon learning they don't accept customers without reservations, but there is no way that it is acceptable under any circumstance where a customer can be insulted and accused of slyness in such a manner, let alone in a supposedly 5-star institution. It was unfortunate and saddenening to be treated in such a way by a vulgar condescending man. I hope the hotel takes this unprofessional attitude seriously and acts on it as it is a shame that the guests are made to feel uncomfortable and unwelcome in such a place of great potential.
My daughter and I came for a few days of relaxation to this elegant and well equipped hotel. It sits on its own beach, has spa facilities, an lovely pool and is very child and dog friendly. However what we found outstanding was the high quality of training of all the staff - in my extensive experience they could not bettered for helpfulness and courtesy. The food and service in the dining room were outstanding.