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Les Jardins De La Glaciere
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gorges de la Restonica, 20250 Corte, Corsica, France   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Corte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This hotel is in the most beautiful location. It is nestled in the Restonica valley (which itself is very wild and impressive), about a 15 minute walk away from Corte. There is a small (free) car park which holds about 6 cars, with additional parking on the road. Our room was on the 3rd floor which is level with the road, so preferred to park on the road for convenience. The room itself was quite large and very clean, the room had often been cleaned before we returned from breakfast. The reception staff were very pleasant but couldn't speak very good English. One particular member of staff who worked at night was a bit unhelpful. We returned from Corte one night at approximately 9.30pm looking forward to a nice drink on the outside terrace. We waited at the bar and asked for a drink, to be told 'ferme', although the notice on the door said the bar was open until 11.30. Also, on the first night when we arrived after a long journey, we checked in quite late at around 7pm. The notice said they served snacks until 9.00pm, but when we asked, we were (helpfully)told that the hotel next door served snacks and food. They obviously aren't concerned about making any money. However, the breakfast is fantastic with a wide range of pastries, local cheese (which was amazing), local charcuterie, fruit, cereal, etc. The highlight for us was the natural pool in the river at the bottom of the garden. There was a pool and a jacuzzi at the hotel, but we didn't use these. The natural pool was so clear and warm. It was beautiful. As I mentioned before the hotel was a 15 minute walk away from Corte. If you are walking back when it is dark (like we did after a meal) make sure you take a torch, as half of the walk is not lit by street lighting.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

In June 2012 we staid 4 nights in Les Jardins De La Glacière in Corte.

What can we say. Fantastic in all aspects.

The hotel is located at the beginning of a narrow dead-end valley (Gorges de la Restonica). This road ends after a good 3 quarter hour drive at a car park and all along this road there are plenty opportunites to be near the river and/or sunbathe so the location of the hotel is perfect.

The road is heavyly used but in our room (on the 2nd floor) we didn’t notice that at all. The main entrance of the hotel is a bit below the road ond a small side path. At the end there is space for about 8 cars. If there are no spaces left there is parking on the ‘main’ road with a side entrance into the hotel on the 3rd floor (which is at the same level as this ‘main’ road).

The hotel is in the middle of the forest but the terrace, garden and swimming pool were even in June very sunny. With all the trees around you could also find a place in the shade. The terrace, garden and swimming pool could not be seen from the main road so it felt very private.

The checking in went ok. The receptionist (owner?) spoke very good English.
As said our room was on the 2nd floor and this was one level below the road and nice and quiet. The only thing we heard was the river.

The room was very big, had a safe and a nice bathroom. No hook for the showerhead but a nice big double bath and a wall by the side of part of the bath so no chance of flooding the bathroom. The beds were sometimes already made after we came back from breakfast.

We had a garden view. Directly below our room was the swimming pool. Nice size, plenty of deckchairs and a hottub for 8 people. Unfortunately the tub was broken and it took a couple of days before it got fixed. By then the water was not at temperature anymore so we didn’t enjoy the tub as much as we may have wanted.

The breakfast was fantastic. Lots of regional cheeses and meats. Also a big selection of jams, tea and bread. Maybe the staff could be a little quicker with clearing the tables after people had left.

The terrace is spacious and is directly by the side of the river. At the end of the terrace you can walk into the garden with loads of lounge chairs, deckchairs and normal chairs and tables just to sit; all of this by the side of the river.

The hotel does not offer evening meals but they have a good selection of snacks and light lunches. After ordering something the staff will bring it to you even if you are in the very back of the garden.
Packed picknick can be ordered.

Wifi with a great reach.

Including breakfast we ordered about 30 times something to eat/drink from the bar and the bill at the end was exactly right. To us that showed that the staff is very accurate. Every time we ordered something they asked us for our room number but we wondered if they actually made a note of that. Obviously they did. Good work.

Fantastic place! Maybe for some too far to walk to town but if you can get over that this is a must-stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We stayed here because hotels in town centre were either closed or already full at the time of our booking. Although the room was sparsely decorated and looked basic, it had windows overlooking the river and that was nice. We saw a reddish ox grazing on steep slope. Our room was equipped with necessities such as a heated towel rail and a bath tub with a good shower over it. It would have been nicer if there had been a hook on the wall for the showerhead.
It is indeed within a walking distance to Corte but as we had already walked to and back from the town centre in the heavy rain, we asked a taxi when we went out for dinner and the fare was 15 euros.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Located next to the river, with a nice pool, jacuzzi and relaxing garden with lots of chairs to relax in, this is a beautiful spot. We can not relate to the negative comments dating from 2008, as we found the hotel clean, the staff friendly and the rooms bright and fresh. It all lookes as though it has been redecorated recently.
We had a familyroom, nr. 206, with is really big, so sleeping there with our two choldren was fine. The breakfast was amazing, I have never seen su h luxury in a rather cheap French hotel. Not just the usual croissant and coffee, but a wide selection of fruit, cakes, bread, cheese, meat, yoghurt, juices and lots more. I counted 10 different jams and three types of honey alone!
Only downside: outside our room there was some kind of pump that made some noise, also during the night and the window looked out on a blind wall. But all in all it was a real pleasant stay, for a very reasonable price

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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182 hotel reviews
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291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

We found this hotel while searching the internet for a reasonable place to overnight in Corte at the beginning of October, We arrived at the hotel and there was a room available for €65. The hotel is located along a river gorge in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The room was quite large with a huge bed. There was a fridge to use and free internet. The receptionist was very friendly, helpful and accommodating, taking us to the room before we accepted. The hotel has an outdoor pool (frigid now!) and a hot tub (not quite hot enough for us). There is a nice garden area by the river where one can sit in peace looking at the mountains and listening to the running water.

The bathroom in the room is quite small, but very well appointed. It looks like it has been completely renovated recently. We walked into Corte in about 15 minutes along a busy road. We would not recommend this walk at night since the road has no lights that we could see.

A buffet breakfast is offered at €10. We declined preferring to eat elsewhere at much less cost. We strongly recommend this hotel for its beautiful pastoral setting, friendly staff, large room and easy walking to the town. The room is very well priced in the low season making this choice even more attractive.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

I read some of the negative reviews but I can only imagine those kind of people would complain about anything and what they claim is the complete opposite what I found. Beautiful spot by a beautiful clean river. Lovely hotel. Very friendly staff and very helpful. I don;t just speak for myself but I speak for my wife and 5 kids. We very much enjoyed our stay, didn't want to leave for Ajaccio and spen the 2nd week wishing we were back there.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

The place is nice, on the riverside, the swimming pool is OK, Some rooms have been reniewed, and are nice, the others are OK, just a little to dark.
Our room was clean and well furnished.
You need to take a car to go to the city.
The room was so busy during the night, that we were not able to slee. (due to an unexplained reason, the noise was coming from a pump or somethink similar).
The manager of this hotel is not customer oriented, and was very agressive, while we complained about the service.
The parking is very too small, for such quantity of rooms.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gorges de la Restonica, 20250 Corte, Corsica, France
Location: France > Corsica > Haute-Corse > Corte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Corte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Les Jardins De La Glaciere 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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