Stayed 2 nights here. Staff were friendly. Room and shower were very good. Evening meal seems to be the same every night. My steak was tough and not edible one night. Complaint was met with a shrug. Breakfast was very poor for a hotel. Poor quality croissant, half a baguette with a capsule of jam, small glass of orange and a hot drink. Very disappointing.
The hotel looks tired and it needs some renovation especially in the common area. However, it is located in really nice area for day hiking. I stayed at the hotel on my way to complete GR20. The room has enough space and the balcony offered nice view to the mountain. However, the bed was not really good. The hotel has really nice food in their restaurant. The price was not too steep and it was really nice to have great food after eating out at the huts throughout the GR20 trekking. It also has shop for GR20 supplies. Overall, I would recommend this place as a GR20 stop. They also have dorm if you don't want to pay for the room.
Sixteen of us stayed here after a second day of a hiking trip. Comfortable room, reasonable size and had a balcony with a view of the hills and forest which was also handy for discreetly hanging out the washing! There is a large outdoor area for relaxing with a well-earned beer. Had an excellent three course traditional Corsican meal that night in the restaurant. Very little choice for breakfast but was adequate.
It was lovely to be able to have a roof over our head after 5 days on the GR20. This is a lovely hotel with very spacious rooms. We had a separate living room as well as a nice balcony with views. The pillows could certainly do with replacing - they resemble pancakes / crepes! Friendly staff. There is a laundry on site so it was nice to be able to freshen our clothes for the next few days before Vizzavona. The bar area does reasonably priced sandwiches to take on the trail, and they have a few basic supplies. More supplies are available about 30 metres next door at a small shop.
Very uncomfortable bed with a terrible mattress. We reserved this hotel as a one night break from the GR20 trekking/camping. Being campers, we don't need a very high level of comfort to sleep well - but the bed in this hotel was terrible. The mattress practically folded in the middle so either you slept on top of your partner, or you spent the night clinging to the edge of the bed so as to not 'fall down' the slope to the middle of the bed. And the pillows were finger thin, I ended up using my camping pillow. In hindsight I should have used my camping mattress too. We arrived late and left early, so our experience of the hotel was entirely dominated by the quality of the bed - unfortunately.
We were wary because of the old Rough Guide write up, but really enjoyed our 2 day stay here. Rooms must have been modernised recently and the restaurant served good food for people on a walking holiday. Friendly staff and comfy rooms. Breakfast is the classic French baguette, croissant, butter and jam and presumably they have to oversee the self service to avoid people taking extra for their lunch, but there's a good little campsite shop if you want to buy anything extra. I recommend it.
Arriving after a day hike on the Mare a Mare trail, you don't want to wait for your (reserved) room until the guy on the reception end his (long) private phone call. Food and room however where OK. The restaurant has a great view and the service in the restaurant and bar was good. Breakfast was very poor (the worst on our trip): 1/3 of a french bread, 1 croissant, 1 tinny prepacked jelly, 1 coffee and 1 security guard to make sure you didn't grab something extra from the other pre-'filled' serving plates (like in a good old boarding school). I wouldn't recommend it, but it's the only accommodation in the surroundings and there are no shops nearby to buy a picknick or a better breakfast.
WE stayed in a huge comfortable corner room with great views towards Paglia Orba. The management and staff were most friendly and allowed us to leave our excess luggage free of charge whilst we travelled for an overnight stay at Refuge de Manganau. The dining room was impressive with all round views of the surrounding hills and the food was adequate. The hotel provided us with a breakfast bag even though we were leaving before the restaurant opened. Would definitely recommend the hotel as an antidote to sleeping in the GR20 refuges
We had great expectations heading here after 5 days on the GR20 sleeping in refuges. We could not wait to have a hot shower and sleep in a proper bed. The plus points: hot showers! Staff were extremely friendly, clean rooms, plentiful food in the restaurant in the evening - just what you need after a day's hiking. Downsides: the bed was just so uncomfortable, me and my partner barely slept a wink despite being thoroughly exhausted. This put a real downer on our stay. Breakfast was SO stingy - 1 small drink and small piece of bread each. We had a full day's hiking ahead!! This simply wasn't enough. It was also quite expensive - we paid almost €200 for the one night with a set dinner menu and the 'breakfast'. We wish we'd stayed at the refuge for a fraction of the price.
Ignore the snobbish comments in the Rough Guide. This is a well run hotel and restaurant that does its job well - and that job is to look after large numbers of tired and hungry walkers on the GR20 or Mare e Mare who stay a single night. The welcome is warm, friendly and efficient. The rooms are generously sized and well equipped and have great balconies. The food is a fixed menu, very simple (soup, entrecote steak, dessert in our case) but well cooked and served by friendly efficient staff. Breakfast is simple but fine. OK, a bit of an eyesore - but great inside!