It is impossible to ask for more originality. Its name appears in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest hotel in the world: all its facilities are limited to scarcely 600 square meters of built surface in a 9 meter tall building. But even more surprising is its meager capacity, only four double rooms. To reach it means a long trip to the end of the most remote of the Canary Islands, El Hierro; a pure volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. And there, on a solitary wave-swept jetty, in front of the mythical small rocky islets of Roques de Salmor, inhabited until the middle of the century by a species of giant lizards of prehistoric origin, rises the small building fruit of the renovation of a small customs office that didn’t resist the decline in sea trade with America. Noemi Thinosi, Italian and a resident in the island for 20 years, now manages the business along with the rental of some very pretty apartments nearby. Its deterioration is unstoppable. A large part of the decoration comes from ship and wreck scrapping: portholes, compasses, lanterns, charts, portolan charts and a diving suit exhibited in the dining hall. Few curious people dare to sleep in such a far corner of the world.
Hotel Atlantico is a family hotel offering well equipped, comfortable accommodation only 200 metres from the sea and comprehensive amenities including 2 swimming pools and whirlpools.
Hotel Atlantico enjoys a strategic location, immersed in a lush green area in the centre of Castiglioncello. From there, you may conveniently explore the attractions of Tuscany. The area features cities such as Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena, as well as Elba Island and some of the most important wineries in Italy.
The hotel has its own restaurant, serving typical Mediterranean cuisine. Using fresh, natural ingredients, the restaurant is open all summer and may be opened in other periods as well. Hotel Atlantico also boasts a charming, ample garden and a solarium.