FIrst of all this is no ordinary hotel. This place is very special. If you want to go to a "normal" hotel with all of the normal sort of hotel things this is not your place. If you want a real experience that is off the beaten track, with a real sense of rustic Corsican charm and down to earthness then this is the place for you.
Firstly you will need a car to get here, it is on the side of the mountain with an absolutely STUNNING view across the east coast of Corsica, it will take you a good 20mins to get up there on a very narrow winding road, be careful, especially of all of the animals grazing. Or at night or if it is raining.
When you get there you will be greeted by the owner Maddy, who is absolutely wonderful. We received the most friendliest of greeting. Maddy runs this place all by herself, she does everything there, including the restaurant, the cleaning of the rooms, absolutely everything. So its great from the point of view that she is friendly and charming and will help you with everything you need. This place is more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel.
When its time for dinner she will put on her chefs hat and cook you up a special dinner each night. Do not expect to get a choice from the menu, as she dishes her "special menu" for you each night of delicious home cooked meals. You will receive a good hearty 3 courses and it will change each night depending on what Maddy has picked up at the markets that day.
The rooms are fabulous and the view up there is simply stunning. I urge you if you are going to go here that you take with you and open mind, as if you do you will have a wonderful experience. If you don't mind something that is a little bit different to a normal hotel experience (which me and my wife certainly do) then you will absolutely adore this place, and will want to go back time and time again.
If you are narrow minded and enjoy getting the same boring service from the same boring branded hotels that you get in most major cities of the world then do not go here, you won't like it. Go and stay somewhere boring. If someone like you does go to the E Catarelle , you will probably hate it, and complain way too much. If you like to have a big choice on a dinner menu, do not go here either. Go to your boring hotels.
However If you have even the slightest sense of adventure then by all means go here, its a great place, and Maddy is great. There is lots of walking trails in the mountains nearby and you are only 20mins from the beach.
Next time we are in Corsica we will definitely be going back, as I can not recommend this place highly enough.
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