The potential of an island, the blue of the Mediterranean, the flavours of Tuscany, and all the charm of Italy. Welcome to Teresa Abrate’s hotel.
“What I love about my job is my interactions with guests, and the opportunity to create spaces which are entirely focused around them”.
“The best thing about this place? The silence, the tranquillity, and the wonderful food,” says Teresa. Looking out over the Mediterranean Sea, with the mountains of Elba island at its back, Sant'Andrea, The Originals Relais enjoys idyllic surroundings. This 3-star Sant'Andrea, The Originals Relais hotel is, first and foremost, a warm, friendly, family hotel. “I love talking to my guests, sharing stories and moments in our lives,” says Teresa. Looking out over the bay, and the superb Sant’Andrea beach, life here really does seem sweeter, and emotions more intense. Especially since the immense garden, magnificent terrace, 22 rooms and hotel restaurant are an invitation in themselves to contemplation, as well as all sorts of discoveries. “This is a hotel which is at one with nature,” explains Teresa. It's the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy everything that the island of Elba has to offer.
“I want my guests to feel at home here,” says Teresa. The 22 rooms at our accommodation in Marciana, which can each accommodate between 1 and 4 people, are particularly welcoming. Their rustic style combines joyful colours and preloved items with solid wood furnishings. Some of them look out over the garden, or onto the hillside. Others offer views over the Cape Sant’Andrea and the sea. They all have all the modern conveniences necessary for a comfortable stay. Those with a little private garden or small balcony with views out over the sea have an incredible charm about them.
- Air-conditioned room
- Non smoking room
Sant'Andrea, The Originals Relais has an excellent gourmet restaurant in the form of Da Sauro. Its food is sophisticated yet homely. Our Marciana hotel has a warm, friendly atmosphere at breakfast time, too. Teresa offers guests a buffet breakfast served out on the terrace overlooking the sea, where you’ll get to enjoy a range of organic, local products. Last but not least, the cosy Les Glycines bar is the perfect place to relax in a friendly atmosphere after spending the day exploring Elba.
DA SAURO RESTAURANT
In the panoramic veranda, complete with sea views, chef Sauro Garbati continues the unique tradition of Elba cuisine with a medley of Italian, Tuscan, Umbrian and Mediterranean flavours. “Our food is an invitation to discover our island’s history, and harks back to the kitchens of our mothers and grandmothers, where everything was homemade", Teresa explains. Must-try dishes include cacciucco, a traditional and succulent fish stew, and Baccalà alla Pomontinca, the chef's own fish stew.
Celebrated, and yet so often overlooked, Elba island is home to vastly-contrasting landscapes. It is part of the Arcipelago Toscano National Park.
The hotel has a fully-equipped wellness area for you to relax, recharge your batteries, and get a little workout in. Surrounded by the magnificent garden, treat yourself to a massage (either therapeutic or Ayurvedic), enjoy the sunshine or do some exercise with the equipment on the terrace.