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Club Med Cargese
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Cargese
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed at 3 different CM resorts this year, Cargese and St Ambroggio both in Corsica and Napitia in Calabria - here a short comparison/summary of the 3.
Best location: Cargese - a really beautiful spot!
Best rooms: forget Cargese as you prob already know - I'd have to give it to St A, especially those rooms right on the coast with a small terrace and fab seaview.
Best food THIS YEAR: Cargese by a fair margin (all meaningless of course as you never know what you will get from one year to the next, a huge MINUS for CM generally I think).
Best place to sit, eat and drink: outside eating areas at Cargese (what a view!) - just make sure you get there early enough.
Best beach/beach holiday: for me Cargese by a mile - lovely location, almost 'private' beach, fanatastic water quality mostly, sandy!, georgeous backdrop etc Also best option for families with young children - make sure you walk to the other end of the beach and swim there occasionally.
Best sailing: tough one, probably Cargese where we simply had more wind, more often.Very professional set-up at St A though I should add... however next year?????

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

One week at the end of August with three adults and three children between the ages of 6-8. We thought it may not be up to much after reading the awful reviews but...
The location is just lovely with a beautiful beach and gorgeous surrounding countryside. The waves can get a bit wild when stormy but generally very safe. The chalets were small but were cleaned every day and were spotless and the location of them on the hillside was great. The kids loved it because there was loads to do and the staff were without exception friendly. Despite the children having little French, they could go and order their own drinks (soft of course) and speak to the bar staff. The food was really lovely and loads of choice. Yes tere were sparrows in the dining hall that descended to eat the crumbs when it was quiet but as there were some open areas there is not a lot that could be done about it and they did not disturb you. Yes not all the staff spoke English but most did have some English which meant u could still enjoy the activities. All the activities were well supervised and enjoyable and the evening shows were good fun, especially for the kids. All in all a great holiday in a lovely country and nice resort. Unless u are really up your own bottom you will enjoy!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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2  Thank Nikoptom
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Before leaving (and after booking) we read several frightening reviews about this place; we were prepared for the worst. Most of these reviews are widely exaggerated. The rooms are small, but it is not disturbing. On top of the hill it is very silent, but do not forget your towel when you walk down to the beach. The village is quite compact and all within reach. There is no shortage of beds on the beach, unless you arrive very late (11 or 12.00), and there is no rush to restaurant because there is plenty of food and drinks, although the quality is up and down. The beach and the bay are simply wonderful, sometimes magic.

The "but" then? the level of cleanliness is below acceptability in the rooms and at the restaurant. The bathroom windows have layers of deposits of pine-trees leaves and spiderwebs; spiderwebs hang around the doors; the sheets have not been changed in ten days and the bathroom was cleaned very superficially, and this in spite of a "small" tip given to the cleaning lady the third day. The restaurant tables were also (not) cleaned: glasses and everything were sticking to the tables and I had to wipe myself all the glasses at our table every time. And you better do not look under the tables. I did not visit the kitchen. The presentation of food seemed correct, but the quality was very variable, with a plus for the italian corner and a minus for meat in general.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank stefano b
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Just coming back from a 7 day holiday in 'CLub Med Cargese' where I also stayed last year.
The team has changed but the spot is still beautiful.
I enjoy June because there is not too many people and you can try as many sport activities as you wish.
The Club Med team is good and the sport team is excellent. You can find people with good expertise and always glad to have you on board.
As to me I have practised sailing (the spot is amazing). The team is nice and each of them are qualified and prompt to help. I personnaly thank Benoit and Clement for their very good teaching and help on the sea but also Maelle and Julien for being so smily and helpful. The whole team is dealt by Caroline who is a pro and very concerned about everybody 's having a good and secured sailing.
I also recommend practising aquagym lessons in the mornings and afternooms as Chloe and Tanguy are just great people. Lots of fun with burning lots of calories (highly appreciated when you eat so much).
Last but not least, I have discovered archery with Aubin, who was alone but has managed to train a large community of "GM" every morning and afternoons. Cargese is very lucky to have him on board. I want to keep on practising archery as it was a nice discovery. Thx Aubin.

I cannot finish without telling you that the Cargese Mini Club is at its top with Jenny, Alexia, Elodie, Amandine, Sebastien and Etienne. My kid did not want to join her parents anymore. She had lots of fun trying tennis, archery, sailing and swimming every day. The team is dedicated to the kids and believe me it was hard to say goodbye.

To put it in a nutshell, we want to go back next year, same place, same timing and other people have also confirmed they will do. Actually, I have met some that we have met last year.

The shows were great and altough I could not enjoy them because I have small kids, it sounds people were party animals.

I would suggest, Cargese to invest in reshaping the bedrooms (too small) and thinking about giving some babysitters contacts to help the parents with babies to fully enjoy this place and the fun.

See you next year!
Caroline

Room Tip: Higher floors are better (less noisy) and ask for a view on the sea
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Our stay in the club med of cargèse was the perfect way of recharging our batteries :
nice weather, plenty of excellent sport facilities, restaurant on the beach, good kitchen ,...
could spoil the small rooms with old ,not so clean bathrooms.
overall result was very positive.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

I have to say that i do not understand why some people gave such bad comments. This club has really everything you might need for perfect family-holidays. Yes, the rooms are not too large, yes, the restaurant is pretty big and does not look like a small tavern. But - you spend your time at one of the nicest beaches on a wonderful island! The GOs are very friendly. You always find something you will like at the buffets in the restaurant. You can sail and windsurf, the archery is perfect and Patrick, the "Chef de Village" is always present and helpful (he is german) and is around the village, sometimes even serving ice-cream as santa claus on the beach.(i would like to know how hot this costume may be...) If you do not have great holiday here, it might be your own fault. We liked this place very much and we will surely come back! We have been here on holiday some years ago also and i have to say that especially the team, service, personel and organisation has increased a lot! A perfect place if you like easy and relaxing holiday and simply hang loose!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

We've just come back from 10 days (booked 6 originally but we were having so much fun we extended) in Cargese and would go back tomorrow if we could.
We were a little concerned that our kids (6 and 8, English and German speakers) would not find going to the Mini Club with a whole lot of French kiddies and GO's who couldn't speak their language their idea of a good time, but we and they were delighted to discover that this wasn't a problem at all. There was a great mix of children from all different places, all the GOs spoke English and even for the kids who didn't speak French or English, language didn't seem to matter. The GOs made such a fantastic effort to include everybody, approached the children in such a welcoming, friendly way and offered such fun activities, that it seemed everybody felt right at home at the Mini Club.
And the fact that the kids were happy meant, of course, that we were too.
It's true, the rooms are small and very basic (why such small windows and where is the balcony?), the bathrooms are not fancy at all, but in the end this mattered very little.
The service was very good, most people were friendly and courteous, and clearly understood what hospitality is about - which is to do what you can to make guests feel welcome and at ease. A special mention must be made about Patrick, the manager, who was always present and available and who, for example, was not "too important" to serve hors'd'oevres before dinner, serve drinks and icecreams on the beach and was even observed unloading extra umbrellas when they were needed!
And by the way, the sailing was great - a lot of new boats, enthusiastic, competent and well organized GOs and a gorgeous location. Hi guys!
I'll just pray for a little more wind next time!
All in all, if you've got kids and want to have a fun and relaxing time in a beautifull spot, then we can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Chiuni, 20130 Cargese, Corsica, France
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Location: France > Corsica > Corse-du-Sud > Cargese
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Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Cargese
Price Range: $271 - $730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Med Cargese 3*
Number of rooms: 439
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North of Ajaccio on the west coast of Corsica stands the Village of Cargese, overlooking the clear waters of a sheltered cove. Clinging tightly to the mountainside, it looks down on the large sandy beach of Chiuni. Its bungalows are sprinkled like confetti over 13 hectares of scrubland in an area packed with Corsican wildlife. The sloping Village provides a wide variety of land and water sports for both adults and children. An invitation to enjoy a break in a beautifully wild setting. ... more   less 
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