Hôtel la Villa

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  Calvi Town

49 rooms - Sleeping 2-3

7 night package departing Sun 18 May 2014 from £1416 £1189pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Set in 7 acres of gardens bordering the maquis, La Villa is a luxury hotel and has a reputation for elegance and sophistication.

A truly luxurious and visually stunning hotel set in seven acres of flourishing gardens bordering the maquis. Jean-Pierre Pinelli, the owner and a man of impeccable taste, has created a sophisticated and elegant hotel with an excellent restaurant attracting attention from miles around. Recently renovated throughout and built in the style of an extensive Roman villa perched high above Calvi, the spacious rooms and terraces offer some of the most spectacular views of Calvi bay and the citadel.

All bedrooms are stylishly decorated and furnished in pastel shades with touches of wrought iron and warm terracotta. If you can tear yourself away from one of the four inviting pools and the extensive on-site facilities, an area of Calvi beach with sun loungers, towels and parasols is reserved for all guests. The hotel runs frequent transfers to the beach and the town centre (payable locally), although we recommend you hire a car should you wish to explore Corsica further afield and discover some of its most arresting sights at your own pace.

Having been awarded membership of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, Hôtel la Villa is the perfect choice for couples seeking a luxury experience.

Facilities in hotel

Michelin star restaurant “la Table by La Villa” serving light lunches and a full A la carte menu in the evening, “Jo’s bar”, three outdoor swimming pools (two heated), indoor swimming pool, poolside snack bar (Jun-Sep), tennis courts, gym, hammam, beauty salon, internet room, boutique, parking, reserved section of Calvi beach, shuttle transfers to Calvi beach and town centre (€18 per room per day).

Facilities in room

Television, telephone, safe, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, balcony or veranda, minibar, en-suite bathroom and separate wc.

Location

  • Beach: Calvi 1km
  • Restaurants: On site, Calvi 1km
  • Shops: Calvi 1km
  • Main Town: Calvi 1km
  • Airports: Calvi 7km, Bastia 96km

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Rooms at Hôtel la Villa

Deluxe Garden View

A slightly larger room with a double bed, ensuite bathroom with double wash basins, bath and shower, Garden View Balcony or Veranda.

Sleeps up to 3

Standard Sea View

Double room with ensuite bathroom with double wash basins, bath and separate shower. Sea View Balcony or Veranda.

Sleeps up to 2

Deluxe Sea View

A slightly larger room with a double bed, ensuite bathroom with double wash basins, bath and shower. Sea View Balcony or Veranda.

Sleeps up to 3

Junior Suite

A larger room with kingsize bed, bathroom with corner bath and shower, sitting area, Inernet. Sea View Balcony or Veranda.

Sleeps up to 3

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Calvi Towns social life focuses on the many restaurants and cafés of the quai landry which is a large seafront walkway that links the marina and the port effortlessly. To get the best possible feel of the town, this is the place to be! A walk up through the narrow passageways off quai landry will take you to rue Clémenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774 and from this a flight of stairs will introduce you to the modern high street which is the point of entry to the wonderful Citadel.

Wherever you are in Calvi Town, you will never be short of inspiration for a bite to eat. The Marina offers a host of seafood options, the more inland streets present pizzerias and Corsican restaurants and of course the cafés complete the variety.

LOCAL BEACHES

Calvi's main beach
Calvi's beach is a huge sweeping crescent of white sand fringed by woods of planted maritime pines and it has something for everyone: it is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer and has a gentle shelving gradient that is perfect for all ages, including toddlers. It boasts a fine array of restaurants and cafés nearby - some of which serve directly onto the beach whilst you bask on your sunlounger; not to mention a diverse range of water sports activities for the more energetic.

Pointe de la Revellata
At this headland, just three kilometres west of Calvi Citadel, there is a sandy beach and tiny coves which can only be reached on foot or bike. A great, more secluded alternative to the town beach that gives an idea of the wilder coastline to be explored on the west coast of Corsica.

Ste Restitude
A picturesque and secluded beach that can be reached by train or by a two hour walk along the coast. Backed by macchia and pine trees, swimming conditions are perfect at Ste Restitude with soft sand and clear water. There is a restaurant serving refreshments but little else.

FESTIVALS

Calvi Jazz Festival
Held in late June, this festival consists of a week of concerts in and around the citadel. Those in the music tent on the port or in the cathedral in the citadel are usually very popular and well known and require you to book a ticket. Jamming sessions in the harbour front bars in the evenings add to the ambiance.

Calvi on the Rocks
This festival held in  July is a youthful music and arts festival with a mix of electronic music and digital art and includes a concert each night in the citadel.

Rencontres Polyphoniques de Calvi
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture and musicians from around the world perform in the citadel at this event.

Festiventu
At the end of October, on Calvi beach, this festival celebrates everything connected with wind. Hundreds of kites and microlight aircraft displays on the beach coupled with concerts every evening has resulted in this festival attractive thousands of visitors every year.

 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Calvi has so much to see and do, there is something to suit everyone!

Calvi Citadel
If you don’t mind the climb to the top through the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, then a visit to the Citadel is a must during your holiday. From here, the views across the bay to the mountains are magnificent.

Music Lovers
For energetic music lovers, walk up to Notre Dame de la Serra to listen to the violinist playing in the chapel. At 216m above Calvi, you will also be rewarded with fabulous views across the bay below and don’t forget to take water, a hat and sun cream.

Each week held at the Cathédrale Saint Jean-Baptiste, which stands at the highest point of the Citadel you can experience Corsican Polyphonic singing with the concerts of “Chansons polyphoniques”.

Water sports, Jet-ski & Boat Rental
There are a number of places in Calvi where you are able to participate in ‘on the water’ activities. Waterskiing, motorboats of all sizes, parascending and jet ski hire to name but a few, plus English speaking instructors are available for windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing.  All of these activities are bookable in advance through local companies.

Train Journeys
Taking a train journey is a delightful and different way to experience the varied and wonderful landscapes of Corsica.

Calvi – L’lle Rousse
This regular service allows you to explore the coastline to the east of Calvi, stopping at all of the beaches en route. The line built in the 1880’s and 1890’s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the worlds most scenic railways. The journey takes approx 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between 5 and 10 return journeys a day.

Balagne villages

Take a coach trip for half a day around the old Balagne villages, or take a full day to travel a little further afield. Perched high above the sea, the fortress villages of the Haute-Balagne offer dramatic mountains landscapes and spectacular views over the coastline. Stop en route to sample the local produce or visit one of the workshops along the craft trail "Strada di l'Artigiani".

Bonifatu forest

Explore the Bonifatu forest, a spectacular pine forest with hidden rock pools and stunning views over Calvi bay with walks of varying difficulties.