Lovely room, well appointed and excellent aircon, very clean . Laura was extremely helpful and lovely host. The breakfasts are great and always a bit of a surprise. We got the ferry into Portoferraro and left from Rio Marina. In retrospect it’s easier just to go to and from Rio Marina, as it’s 5 mins from the Ranch. There’s a nice restaurant in walking distance from the Ranch, if you can’t be bothered to drive.
Laura is a very friendly and most welcoming host to her home on Elba. It’s a ranch so it is situated in the countryside offering beautiful views and free safe parking but a car is essential. Our room was a spotless and a lovely size for 2(it could accommodate a family 4) and it was a lovely touch to have robes and plenty of towels and bathroom cosmetics. Breakfast is excellent with healthy options too! Laura cooks fresh croissants and egg and bacon muffins as well as juices, fresh fruit, yogurts, ham cheeses and sweet cake and breads. Coffee and tea as you desire available. Most evenings we were able to enjoy a bottle of wine or drinks as Laura offers a bar service too. We didn’t have time to play on the pool table and unfortunately the outdoor pool was in need of a service during our stay so not available. Laura gave us the most helpful advice of what to do during our stay and even loaned us a book in English on the best beaches. She even booked us a restaurant in Rio Marina on our first night. Elba is well worth a visit and we will be back but plan to stay longer than 2 nights and come back to Laura’s home. We highly recommend B & B Aloe Ranch if you are a dog lover the family pets are wonderful. The views are breathtaking. …
Really enjoyed staying here. The location is very convenient for the ferry to Rio Marina. The apartments are beautiful with a lot of attention for details. Also the service and hospitality shows an eye for details. And the breakfast on the veranda. No way to start a day better. Laura and Tino are excellent hosts
We were warmly welcomed by Tino and Laura. The room was stunning, so well designed with quality materials. It was a joy to stay here. The breakfast was amazing, so much choice. The room had a terrace with table and chairs which was a perfect spot to relax. We spent an enjoyable afternoon by the pool. Great location. Would definitely stay here again on any return to Elba.
Laura and Tino were excellent hosts and made us feel so welcome during our short stay in June 2016. The rooms were comfy, tidy and extremely well presented. The location is excellent for exploring the east coast, with Rio Marina and Rio Nell'elba very close. The hills are magnificent and lush and the nearby beaches just amazing with clean, clear water. Far too much choice for an excellent breakfast. We shal be returning.