Hi... We splurged and took our family to this five star resort. The first surprise was that in order to get into town you had to pay $18 Euros per day... This is something we did not know. The 2nd surprise, was the cost of everything (9 euros for a cup of tea and soda). We arrived and it was raining so we were told to eat lunch in the Michelin restaurant, a salad was 45 euros. Our room was beautiful and clean. The next issue was the beach chairs... We were never given any information on how to book these chairs, how to get chairs or even chairs with views of the water... The rules kept changing. "The front row was already reserved".. (how?) "Book in the morning".. Every day this was an issue.. Some days we didn't get chairs.. The final straw was the shuttle... Our 2nd to last night we waited at the shuttle pickup for over an hour (which was a parking lot). They finally called a taxi which we had to pay for and the family was so exhausted that we decided not to go out to eat (we would have to rush, shower, get the shuttle).. We were informed that there was not room in the terrace and our option was the Michelin Restaurant or Room Service.. (had we known that the taxi would take over an hour we'd just stay and eat on the beach).... There were some lovely people working at La Villa but we were very disappointed in the lack of customer service and transparency... Again, the view is spectacular, there are some lovely people working at the hotel, the rooms are very nice.. But the logistics leave much to be desired.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst the hills surrounding Calvi, with a sublime view of the bay and the Citadel of Calvi, La Villa is an enchanted place where everything is in harmony ; the scents of the maquis, the sunlight, and the Corsican art of living.Totally renovated rooms and suites invite you to enjoy your stay with an easy mind.You’ll be charmed by the flavours of a sunny cuisine, inspired by the local Corsican products and in total harmony with the place.La Villa Spa offers a wide choice of treatments which maybe booked on an individual basis or as part of a day package, or short stay programme.We can arrange the rental of boats, jet-ski, quad bikes, mountain bikes or a helicopter. We can also organise activities such as 4X4 treks, horse treks, walks, canyoning, hiking, kayaking, rafting and golf. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Villa Hotel Calvi
- La Hotel Calvi
- La Villa Calvi, Corsica