The very modern decor hits you immediately and takes some getting used to. But the bed was very comfortable - always a major consideration. The breakfasts were self-service but good, although Dutch guests bemoaned the lack of cold meats! We wished the room had tea making facilities, but we only had to go along to the kitchen and make a cup there, as long as it was before 9pm when they locked the door.
WIFI was variable and generally weak, and French TV had limited appeal - it would've been good to have CNN and Eurosport!
We wondered why there was a fridge in the room as there were no glasses, plates or cutlery. But again, all we had to do was go to the kitchen. We enjoyed some lunches on our small terrace which was also good for drying swimwear etc.
The staff were all youngsters apart from the two men we assumed were the owners and who were always engaging guests. The attention from the young staff varied.
The location of the hotel suited us perfectly ... a 5 minute walk from the ferry, a 2 minute walk to a small beach, and 5 minutes to the town centre. We avoided the main beach apart from our final dinner on the sand at a good restaurant.
L'Ile Rousse we liked more than Calvi which we found too big and crowded, although there were a lot of families and young.
The weather was perfect - a little more wind would've been nice as we would then have hired a sailing boat!
Hotel is old and tired, though rooms are decently sized. Hotel is very much geared for big tour groups (probably biggest hotel in the vicinity). If you are an individual traveler, book somewhere else.
In addition, the staff is really poorly trained and incompetent - don't stay here unless you want to spend a lot of time chasing up incorrect charges afterwards!!
I prepaid the room via expedia. Once I returned home, I noticed the hotel had charged me for the room rate on my credit card (that they require at check-in for incidentals). Okay, I can understand a mistake. I called, and the person looked up my stay and agreed that I should not have been charged and thus said she would process the refund. Another few days passed - and the hotel had actually processed ANOTHER charge and not a refund! I'm sure I will get both incorrect charges refunded eventually since at the minimum I will just file a dispute with my credit card, but this is pure incompetency on the hotel's part. Plus, based on how the staff responded, this sounds as though this happens with some frequency... so be forewarned if you book a prepaid rate here via expedia.
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