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Hotel Funtana Marina
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Ile Rousse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2009

This hotel is run by a nice helpful family, is clean quiet and lovely for a relaxing holiday.
We were the only English couple there in late May which was wonderful.
The room was not big but adequate and the bathroom ok with an excellent power shower.
The hotel is a 10 minute trek to the town which had loads of good places to eat, ile rousse is a great place to stay and this hotel although basic is a perfect base. The swimming pool was warm clean and restful and had great views over the town The breakfast was again basic but we looked forward to it each morning we have no complaints what so ever about this hotel and would recommend to a friend

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

We really enjoyed Ile Rousse and Corsica. Ile Rousse is a smallish seaside resort, but with enough going on to give it a bit of a buzz. Good restaurants in town - would oparticularly recommend L'Osteria in the town and A Pasturella in Monticello.

The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from town (fairly steep uphill) but really no problem unless you are elderly or not able to walk that kind of distance. The benefit is a great view of the town and the sea from the hotel rooms. The owners are very friendly and will advise you where possible.

Lots of interesting villages to visit in the vicinity - would particularly recommend Corbara and M Savelli's museum of local history (has to be seen to be believed!)

Slight downsides: room was pretty small and the bed was two singles pushed together rather than a double. But this is a 2* after all and was good value at €80 per night in September.

A nice hotel in a nice location - would recommend.

Stayed: September 2008
2  Thank Siharris28
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Reviewed 5 October 2007

The hotel is situated approx 2 KM outside the center of Ile Rousse in a residential area on the heights direction Bastia. If you are with your car it is convenient and not a problem. Without a car, have a courageous climbing upwards or use a taxi!.

The building is directed towards Ile Rousse and the sea and the 29 rooms on 2 or 3 floors have all view on the swimming pool and a splendid panorama on Ile Rousse and the sea. On the first and second floors you have a private balcony while on the ground floor you have a greater terrace access but it is not really private as others can pass in front. The rooms are clean and not too small. The only thing I regret is the lack of a little fridge and air-conditioning. (only 6 rooms are equipped with it). We had 2 fans but as we could open the window during the night (1st floor with private balcony) it was not a real problem.
There is no elevator.

A small garden around the outdoor swimming pool is well maintained and makes the whole cosy. A large private parking (free of charge) is available a few 30 meters from the hotel. During the night the parking is closed, but guests have access all the time with a code. The same applies for the hotel entrance after hours.

There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, with a terrace covered with plants giving place to approx 10 tables. The breakfast is in buffet style with cheese and some ham. There is a large choice of bread and cereals. To french norms it is plenty of choice.

For dinner, the choice is limited. Do not expect a top class restaurant. Food is fair and not expensive. (Some more spaghetti sauce would have been convenient) Of course it is easy but there plenty of restauranst in Ile Rousse.

The staff is overall friendly and helpful. No negative remarks on this point.

Conclusions:

- positive points: clean and nice hotel well situated with excellent view over the bay of Ile Rousse (if you have a car). Nice rooms, very nice swimming pool in cosy garden. Nice breakfast.
- Negative points: missing airco certainly on ground floor where you cannot open the doors while you are sleeping. A fridge in the room would be convenient.

I would certainly recommend this excellent 2 star hotel, even for a slightly longer stay. In that case I would take only the room with breakfast, as Ile Rousse has plenty of restaurants in different prices. Believe that the value you get for the price it is an excellent choice.

Stayed: September 2007
1  Thank jpver
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Reviewed 19 September 2007

My wife and I stayed for fourteen nights at the Hotel Funtana Marina in September 2007. This is a small (27 rooms) privately owned hotel, run personally by a husband and wife team, supported by friendly staff. We were made very welcome, and the setting is great - overlooking the village of L'ile Rousse. We were in a standard room, which was fine. Superior rooms have been updated and have air con: not really needed when we were there, as the temperature at night wasn't too high.

Breakfast is a simple buffet - nothing hot, except coffee. No lunches were available and dinner with a limited menu was available every night except Sunday. This wasn't a problem as there are loads of nice bars/restaurants in the village and surrounding area. The hotel is a short walk from the centre but it is very hilly - uphill on the way back! And some of the road is not lit, so a car is very much recommended.

This was our first visit to Corsica, and we loved it. The scenery is superb and the pace of life relaxed. The island is unspoilt by mass tourism, and we certainly plan to go back.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank GeoffandSandra
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2017
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Address: route de Monticello, 20220 Ile Rousse, Corsica, France
Region: France > Corsica > Haute-Corse > Ile Rousse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ile Rousse
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ile Rousse
Price Range: £73 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Funtana Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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