I am a little late on reviewing this as we visited in August, but I couldn't not write about how fantastic this place was. My husband had booked us in as a surprise for our honeymoon and although we stayed only 4 nights it definitely left an impression on us. Brian and Patrick are two of the most welcoming and friendly people you could meet and their home is wonderful. We stayed in the Chambre Vincent Lafon room which was wonderfully decorated and full or charm and character. Yes it's eclectic but it really works and adds to the charm, and even though it's was 30+ degrees outside I couldn't not use the free standing claw foot bath tub.
As for the food, Patrick is a wonder chef! The breakfast consisted of fresh coffee, and freshly squeezed juice, fruit salad, cold meats and cheese and yogurt, berries and cereal. Everything you need to start a fun packed day. As for dinner, it was absolutely amazing, we paid €27 and this included aperetifs, starter, main, dessert coffee, a digestif and wine by the bucket (well almost). The company was fantastic, Brian and Patrick have travelled around the world and have plenty of amusing stories that can keep you entertained for hours. And if you do have the pleasure of visiting ask Patrick to make his famous Quiche, which is out of this world and if you're lucky enough and there is any spare, he'll package it up for you take on a picnic the next day.
We would definitely recommend a visit here, if you're looking for rustic and authentic charm, fantastic hosts and a little bit of magic in the Corsican hills, you won't find better than Maison Borghetti!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A peaceful oasis in an authentic Corsican village. In Talasani, a small picturesque mountain village in La Castagniccia, only eight kilometres from a sandy beach, we offer bed and breakfast with old-fashioned charm and modern comfort. In our eighteenth century house and garden we offer you the chance to relax completely. The spacious and stylish rooms are eclectically and uniquely furnished, and face south with a view over the valley. The bathrooms (en suite) have separate WCs. The house has been carefully restored, without losing any of its original charm. Our aim is to provide an environment which our guests will want to visit for its own sake - not just a place to eat and sleep between beach visits. What do we offer? * a relaxed atmosphere, and no hurry * friendly hosts who know the island well and can show you where to find the most beautiful beaches and the most fantastic walks * an extensive breakfast * a private car park almost opposite the house * free internet access * a limited number of mountain bikes are available free of charge (reservation recommended) * flexibility with arrival and departure times * open all year * a no-smoking house (limited exceptions possible) * a collection of books and maps of the island is available * animals are welcome (please contact us first) * we speak English, French, Dutch and German. ... more less