Despite the mixed reviews we had read, we chose this hotel primarily because it offered locked parking (24/24) adjacent to the entrance, as we had read that parking and security in Bonifacio can be difficult.
The location in the 'haute ville' is excellent. It also has larger rooms by the port, but be prepared for a major hike up to the main hotel facilities. We chose a room in the main 'haute ville' building. Certainly, the communal areas are nice enough. The swimming pool is impressive and has its own stunning view over the pretty port below.
Our room was fine for one night, but no longer! It was very small and basic, although there was air conditioning, a safe and hairdryer. The TV offered several channels – but all of them in French only. The hotel had tried harder in the bathroom, which was fitted out with bathrobes, a smorgasbord of toiletries, a good shower over a large tub, large towels and even heated towel rails. However, for the 'late September' price per night of €270 incl. breakfast, this was poor value. As a caveat though, if one of the rooms with a large terrace had been available, we probably would have said that it was OK value!
The receptionist was helpful and spoke English. She even carried our cases to our room. There was two other young male staff ‘hanging around’ at reception. They ignored us. They seemed to be more interested in making small talk to the receptionist.
Henri, whose job was to set up breakfast in the morning, was very helpful. He saw us waiting for the 7.30 allotted breakfast opening time to arrive. At 7.15 he said all was ready, and we could start breakfast 15 minutes early. Breakfast, however, was average (the only hot food was eggs), but there were some quality teas available.
In summary, if you don’t care about your room size, and intend to spend your time around the pool, this hotel is OK – some might even say good. A room with a terrace would make a big difference. In my opinion the prices are a bit over the top, particularly for small rooms without terraces/balconies.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Ebookers, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Genovese reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Genovese Hotel Bonifacio
- Hotel Genovese Corsica/Bonifacio