Shortly after booking this hotel, I bought a guide book to Corsica, which advised strongly against holidaying in Corsica in July and August, because of the crowds, the traffic and the cost. The guide book was clearly written before A Piattatella opened. The peace and serenity of this hotel are hard to describe, even when fully occupied. The views from our room, San Patreo, from the restaurant terrace and from the pool are simply stunning. The photos on this site do not do it justice. Although we wanted to see as much of Corsica as possible, it was really hard to leave the hotel. Although we did tour round most of the north of the island, we enjoyed the area around the hotel as much as anywhere, particularly the next valley, which has wonderful views of Monte Padro, especially from the village of Olmi-Capella.
We didn't use the gym or sauna, or even the Jacuzzi (which also has a fantastic view); we were just content to lie by the pool or gaze at the mountains from the balcony, watching the red kites circling in front of us. The hotel is superbly integrated into the natural environment, whilst the rooms are uber chic, with neutral décor echoing the colours of the mountainside. The quality of the food - and service - in the restaurant was excellent, and we dined there all week. Why have the hassle of a drive to a busy restaurant when you can eat in tranquillity watching the sun go down and the lights come on in the mountain villages across the valley? Although choice is limited, the food is wholesome, home produced, and I don't think was any more expensive than in the seaside resorts.
Service was unobtrusive, consistently friendly and timely. It's hard to fault this hotel, other than that we did find it very expensive, staying during the peak period, but then so is everywhere else on Corsica at this time. To that extent, the guide book was right! We will definitely return one day.
Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There comes a point when it is necessary to take a break, unwind and simply be aware of the flow of time...Far from the frenzy of daily life, in a place where you can contemplate the beauty of breathtaking scenery, inhale the delicate fragrances of the great outdoors and listen to the whisper of silence...Whether you are looking for activity or relaxation, you will immediately fall in love with this multi-faceted place.Our commitment: to offer you all the advantages of an authentic, refined hotel, located at the very heart of a protected and treasured natural environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel A Piattatella Monticello, Corsica, France