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“Excellent position in Calvi”
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Hotel Balanea
Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Calvi
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Having had a mix up with our booking at another hotel, we were redirected to Hotel Balanea. Our accommodation was on the 5th floor in the "suite prive". This comprises a sitting room area, large bedroom , bedroom and LARGE balcony with views over the harbour and beyond. The views were exceptional. Breakfast was served to us on our balcony every morning.
The hotel is in the centre of the town, with easy access to many shops and restaurants.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially as we could not find the car park that the hotel uses.
I am glad that our first booking went wrong, Hotel Balanea was wonderful!

Room Tip: Ask for 5th floor, views are phenomenal.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed in balanea in the high season month of august. You hardly find a better located hotel than the balanea. But you have to put up with the rooms. They are small and noisy. All in all, for one night ok.

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

building outside very poor, but don't warry that insede it has been totally refurshed. rooms very nice, contemporary furniture and clean. ask for harbour view, 4/5 floor. it's worth it!
limited choise at breckfast.
a bit expencive.
unforgotable experience.

Room Tip: ask for harbour view, 4/5 floor. it's worth it!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

Had room at fifth floor with sea view. Elevator goes to fourth floor, stairs to fifth. Private terraces are divided with approx 1.5 meter tall wall, so not super private. Wifi connection unreliable at fifth floor. No pool, but city beach a few minutes walk away. Good centrale location. Service ok. Not best value for money, but ok.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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1  Thank panzer76
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Reviewed October 14, 2010

We booked three rooms last Saturday night and looked forward to experiencing the so-called design hotel. What a joke. While the view is indeed rather impressive the rooms leave a lot to be desired especially for €180 a night. Frankly it's a rip-off. We spent between €150 and €180 per night during our stay in Corsica and this hotel came nowhere near the standard we found elsewhere.
I travel rather ra lot both professionally and privately and this is the first time I've ever felt compelled to post a review.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

i just returned from a 3 week trip in Corsica. i did not ended my trip in beauty. Stayed with my friend and the dog for 2 (last) days in hotel Balanéa in Calvi. i can put here an entire list of what you dont want to have or find in a hotel. but than the list will be long and boring.
just a few keywords. DIRTY OLD RUN DOWN just a 1/2 star hotel and that's than for the location. money trap!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank licence
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

I was in Calvi with some friends and they all wanted to stay in town. We booked the Balanea. My room was dirty, the floor looked like it had not been vacummed for ages, there was an old apple under my bed and a lot of hair on the floor. The room smelt. I complained and they moved me to an other room which had loads of cockroaches. The room also smelt bad. They did try to get of the insects. Some of the rooms had great views but it was dirty, smelly and not friendly. Service was none existant. Not recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Songodrum
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Additional Information about Hotel Balanea

Address: 6 rue Clemenceau, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
Location: France > Corsica > Haute-Corse > Calvi
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Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Calvi
Price Range: $119 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Balanea 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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