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.
SUNBATHING AT SANT’ANDREASant’Andrea is famous for its crystal-clear water and long, sandy beach. A pathway winds its way through the rock, linking the main beach to Cotoncello, where you’ll find a beautiful natural pool. You can also wander all the way to the famous Sant’Andrea rocks. All around, the coast harbours a myriad of little coves, some of which can only be accessed by sea.
EXPLORING MOUNT CAPANNEThe trails which criss-cross Mount Capanne (with a height of 1019 m) and the surrounding area are a paradise for hikers. Or you can get to the summit of Mount Capanne in 18 minutes with the vertiginous ‘cabinovia’, a cable car made of little metal open-top baskets which glide up across the void below...upon reaching the summit, Napoleon Bonaparte is reported to have once said: “But this island is still so small!”.
FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEStroll along the coastline of Portoferraio, the capital of Elba island. Tucked away in a gorgeous bay, the town is home to superbly beautiful pink and yellow houses, which line the hillside surrounding the natural port. It is a wonderful place to take a walk in the evening and eat an ice cream while you watch the boats. The remnants of the town’s old walls and two fortresses are still visible, as well as souvenirs of the time that exiled emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, spent there in the Palazzina dei Mulini. You can also visit the Villa di San Martino, which was Napoleon’s summer residence just outside of Portoferraio.
What our customers say
"Fine stay in st andrea"
A very nice stay in the originals st andrea
"Relax and enjoy"
This is really a place to relax and explore. A beautiful garden terrace, very friendly staff, top breakfast. Dinner was very good, but we didn't like, that we had to sit inside. Rooms are very nice, but you hear everything from your neighbours. There is a shuttle to the beach, which is quite useful.
"Great experience ! "
Everything was great ! the view, the garden, the kindness of the staff and the really good food in the restaurant :) Thanks so much for everything !