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“Fantastic views.Great little hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Scandola

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Hotel Scandola
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Piana
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Burghausen
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141 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fantastic views.Great little hotel.”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

The hotelhas "only" two stars, but the view from the rooms deserves five... The rooms renovated and decorated in a nice way. The included breakfast was ok if you are used to german or american style, but was on the better side if you expect french breakfast. Fresh baked baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolats, fresh orange and other juices, cereals and a numer of really good jams and marmalades. For my fructose-intolerant friend they also had cheese, which was appreciated very much.
Unfortunately the restaurant was not working, so we had to find our own ones, where we were not 100% successful. But that has nothing to do with the hotel...
All in all a place where I defintiely will come back.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

After a breath taking three hour or so drive through the mountains from Costa Verde on the eastern side of Corsica via route 84, we were greeted warmly by Celine, the owner along with her husband Stefan of Le Scandola where we stayed for four nights. I guess I do not understand enough about the French hotel rating system to only give Le Scandola 2 stars. I have stayed at four star hotels in France that were much inferior to Le Scandola. Celine showed us to our room, chambre 11, which was a nice sized freshly decorated and bright room with a terrace of an incredible view of les clanache. (These are fjiord type inlets for which this area is famous and for which it has been given a UNESCO National Heritage Citation.) The hotel is in a bend in the road as one is leaving Piana toward Ajaccio. While the hotel sits right on the road, we did not find our room noisy.

Celine and Stefan are the charming and hard working hands-on owners of the 12 room hotel. They could not have been nicer to us in suggesting beaches, hikes, restaurants and other aspects of the area.
While it is helpful if one knows un peu francais, their English is certainly adequate enough to get by.

At 105 euros a night, including an enchanced French breakfast with cereal, fresh fruit, youghurt, and of course French bread and coissants---all of which are served on a breath taking terrace or in the
balcony of your room---my wife and I thought this was an excellent value. (Note: Rooms are some what more in season.)

There only are 12 rooms in the hotel, and it would be wise to reserve in advance as they were sold out three of the four nights of our stay. If you have seen the movie, Queen to Play, part of it was filmed on the path in front of the hotel. (If you plan a visit, it is worth it to view the film.)

My only compliant is that I wish the breakfast/reading room was left open later in the evening to read or have coffee. Also, the terminal to take credit cards was "not working" during our entire stay even though every other place we went in Piana had no trouble with their terminal.

However, these are small items compared to the comfort, service and view one receives at Le Scandola. I might add, particularly for American travelers, this is a well run, clean, pleasant hotel. If you are looking for The Four Seasons or The Ritz Carlton, you may be disappointed. However, it you are looking for a comfortable well run place to stay in a spectacularly beautiful area, you can not do better.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Scandola
Address: 20115 Piana, Corsica, France
Location: France > Corsica > Corse-du-Sud > Piana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Piana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Scandola 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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