Il Pardini's Hermitage
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Il Pardini's Hermitage

Calata Degli Alberi SNC, 58012, Isola Del Giglio Italy
relax e natura al Giglio
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Place to sun and swim
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4.5
#10 of 13 hotels in Isola Del Giglio
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Our house is located directly by the sea at "Cala degli Alberi" far from the next village. We never take more than 25 guests at any one time. Pardini's Hermitage is a private villa, surrounded by a quit natural environment. There are numerous outdoor activities: hiking, donkey riding, boat trips, watercolor painting or pottery, tub for thalassotherapy and much more. Above all, being on the sea side, you may swim or lie in the sun far away from civilization. In an environment free of stress, you can rediscover yourself and get to know others.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Hot bath
Breakfast buffet
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CHLRTV wrote a review July 2011
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend (who is Italian) had visited the hotel when he was little and loved it. So we decided to bring my parents here for a weekend.

Hotel- Arriving via the ferry and being taken by boat to the hotel is fun (though you have to pay 10 euro per person for the boat trip which we weren't expecting) and the views walking up to the hotel were spectacular. We were given a room at the top of the house which was not so spectacular ( I would rate it a 2 star) but was sufficient ( though the walls were very thin- they do warn you about this- so we could hear everything). My parents stayed in one of the little hut style villas with a wonderful view- definitely go for this option. The rooms have great air conditioning, though the shower in our room barely worked. The water temp keeps changing too.

Food- All the meals are taking communally at set times and you have to remain on a set time for the remainder of your stay- which I don't really agree with. The lunch is basically a selection of unlimited salads and drinks (which you are charged 7 euro a person for ). Dinner is a tad more formal, 3 courses, though we didn't get dessert on our final night. They offer a selection of cheeses (some which they make themselves which is nice). On some nights they have a little disco and bar. They also offer a selection of liqueurs after dinner. Breakfast can be had between 7-10am, but I didn't find it really sufficient, and I usually enjoy continental breakfasts. Some mornings they have their own yoghurt. Eggs are available but costs around 3 euro.

Beaches- There are 2 points of entry from the rocks into the sea. The water is wonderful and clean (though there are lots of huge seagulls hanging around). The hotel provides snorkelling gear, but I would bring my own as it was very miss matched and used. One observation we noted was that there were too few sun loungers in relation to guests ( and as you can guess, people get in really early and reserve their loungers FOR THE WHOLE DAY).

Activities- The table tennis and boles are in good condition. The jacuzzi wasn't working when we arrived. It was also very dirty with green algae and black mould in places when we peaked in. By the next day it was working and had been cleaned. But we still didn't venture in. They have a nice farm with animals which I can imagine children would love.

POINTS TO NOTE- You really do pay a lot for the experience at Pardini's. I understand they are a working farm and are seasonal. But at around 1,300 euro for a family of 4 for 2 days, it is quite pricey. Although they advertise as being ALL INCLUSIVE, you are still charged for drinks, being wine and water, at lunch (7 euro per person)- the wine I have seen them serve into the wine cooler is huge bottles of low cost supermarket wine. Then your drinks at dinner (cokes, beers, wine) are all extras. Also any extras ordered at breakfast such as eggs are charged. I really think when people are paying a lot (and not for 5 star quality/ service) then these little costs should be included in hotel quote.

But, if you are looking for that island experience, definitely give it a go.
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Date of stay: July 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Witshub wrote a review Sept 2009
Welsh Borders, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pardini's Hermitage is reached by taking a water taxi ( arrange it with the hotel) from Porto Giglio (free twice a day, otherwise about 10€ pp). Because it is not accessible by road, it is only sensible to have all your meals at the hotel.
Your bags are taken care of as you get in to the water taxi and, on arrival, they travel on a kind of ski-lift to the top of the hill where the hotel overlooks the rocks and the sea. While the bags travel first class, you climb up the steps, passing terraced gardens, patios and some of the cottages on the way to the main house where you are received.
If you aren't fit to handle the near-vertical layout, don't think of coming here. If you are, and at 73 years , I managed fine, don't go anywhere else.
When we were there, there were about 20 guests, from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and England. No Americans for some reason. Everyone got on and friendships were made, but the large area and various hidden walking, lazing and swimming areas allow utter privacy.
Our room, in one of the little cottages, was comfortable, roomy and well equipped, without being luxurious. Breakfast and dinner are taken in the main house and lunch is on a large terrace halfway between the house and the sea. The food is varied, delicious and generously served by the delightful staff and overseen by Ghigo Pardini, the owner.
A smallholding of pigs, goats and chickens provides the kitchen with top class meat and two donkeys provide an occasional wake-up call.
There are loungers and sun shades all over the place and you can swim in the two rocky coves.
This is an altogether wonderful experience and you should stay for a minimum of three days to appreciate it. There is no TV.
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Date of stay: September 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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aloyisia wrote a review Nov 2008
milan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pardini is a special, unique, peaceful corner of Paradise. Possible to be reached only by boat, it is a small hotel, with amazing location, wonderful clean deep blue sea, unspoiled view, authentic mediterranean environment. The general atmosphere is friendly and familiar, even if attentive and respectful. Excellent food, several comfortable spots in the magnificent garden to rest, read and look at the wonderful landscape. Not suitable for people who love shopping, discoteque, noise and crowd. An amazing experience for those who love nature, silence, swimming, walking, and thinking.
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Date of stay: September 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pete L wrote a review May 2013
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was perhaps the worst hotel experience on my life. A tiny barely decorated room full of mosquitoes and lacking screens. A desk that couldn't be bothered to find us some mosquito coils. A set menu of unedible food at meal after meal. An anti-American owner and staff who made their animus clear. The setting is as lovely as the hotel is obnoxious. Avoid at all costs.
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Date of stay: June 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frances L wrote a review Sept 2019
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I spent 3 days at Pardini’s Hermitage. During this time we swam in the Tyrrhenian Sea, we are the most delicious food for breakfast lunch and dinner. Some days there were only 5 guests in total so we had the whole place to ourselves. The only disadvantage is that there are a lot of steps to reach the house. Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lars N wrote a review Aug 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel or mini resort requires almost a book to descrive. Isolated in a beautiful spot on the island it is totally unique in all respects. Pure luxury - in a simple family way. Great swimming, lovely food, extraordinary hosting family beautiful gardens. But you must have strong legs - the gardens are totally vertical - with lots of stairs... But worth every step!
I am almost hesitant to recommend pardini's - simply because I want to keep it to myself... ;-)
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Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pcorsano wrote a review Mar 2012
Seattle, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful hideaway on this Tuscan Island made famous by the wrecking if the Costa Concordia on January 2012. Went here with a girlfriend and it was beautiful. It is difficult to get to nd since you can only get there by boat it has to be said that it is not an easy place to get in and out, so best to stay for three-four days. The accomodation is spartan. The food not so great and taken like in a commune.

So the real reason is to have a very romantic time in a place with beautiful nature and views accross to the Argentario.

In short lovely place but needs a bit of updating.
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Date of stay: September 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrea C wrote a review July 2011
Polcenigo, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed with the Pardini's twice and loved it both times. Amazing people, food, views, and solitude. You can't ask for much more and you won't find it too many other places. Even in the height of summer holiday in Italy, this place offers you a place to get away from the crowds and noise of the coast.

In deciding on the Hermitage you should note: it isn't for everyone. If you like big resorts and lots of activities, a family agriturismo on an island certainly isn't for you.

You do have to pay extra for wine and water but that is standard procedure for full-board in Italy. The cost is equivalent to a luxury resort. However, if that is the type of place you enjoy you may want to spend your money elsewhere. Personally, I would rather share a small slice of heaven with a handful of other guests than be trapped in the crowds at a resort with no personality.
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Date of stay: August 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paula F wrote a review Sept 2010
Wisconsin, USA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow- this is a gem! It's exclusive and private, and it feels like a different world. It is accessible only by boat, then a nice uphill hike on a very well groomed trail so even getting there is an exciting adventure.The staff is very accomodating and the food is *fantastic*. This small, family-owned resort a place where travelers can go to seclude themselves in an evironment of natural beauty, there is no hustle and bustle, just beautiful patios, gardens, walkways and crystal blue waters- perfect for snorkeling. This is also a good place for kids (I saw a few youngsters) who enjoy nature because there's plenty room to wander and explore. A massage therapist/yoga instructor is available, but I didn't get a massage. There is also an outdoor, covered saltwater jacuzzi and electric massage chairs in the spa area.
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Date of stay: August 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kyra2727 wrote a review July 2010
Florence
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we stepped off the ferry, we knew we were in for an unforgettable and delightful experience. Pardini's lovely innkeeper, Paola, arranged for a boat to greet us and we were whisked across the island to the paradise that is Pardini's Hermitage. The food is grown in their garden, the cheese procured from their goats - there are little spots along the Mediterranean that offer near-private sunbathing and swimming experiences. We were only sorry we could not stay forever! If you have the chance to visit this exquisite estate, go go go!
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Date of stay: July 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nearby attractions include La Playa del Carma‎ (5.2 km), Giglio Island (4.4 km), and Spiaggia delle Cannelle (2.7 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante L'angolo Di Napoli, Ristorante Sopravvento, and Vecchia Pergola.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
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Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Giglio Castello (4.4 km).
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