Hôtel Santa Maria

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  L'Ile Rousse

56 rooms - Each sleeps up to 3

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This modern three-star hotel has direct access to the beach whilst still just a short stroll from the centre of town.

This popular, family-run hotel stands on a small peninsula with wonderful sea views on two sides and opposite the red rocks from which the town of L’Ile Rousse takes its name. Situated on the quieter edge of the town, this modern hotel has direct access to a small sandy beach whilst still just a short stroll from the centre of the old town with its excellent array of restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.

Set on three floors, all rooms are air-conditioned, have a balcony or a patio and are equipped to a good standard with satellite television, hairdryer, minibar and a safe. The inviting pool area with a separate Jacuzzi is located next to Santa Maria’s main building surrounded by comfortable sofas and sun loungers – a perfect place to relax and take in the stunning setting. The hotel provides an extensive buffet breakfast and simple, light bites are available by the swimming pool at lunchtime.

Hotel Santa Maria definitely has the best of both worlds with its beachside location and its close proximity to the activities and amenities L’Ile Rousse has to offer.

 

Facilities in hotel

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, terraces, lounge bar, parking, garage (payable locally), Wi-Fi.

Facilities in room

Air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with shower and wc, telephone, television, minibar, safe, hairdryer, terrace or balcony.

Location

  • Beach: By the beach, main beach 200m
  • Restaurants: 100m
  • Shops: 300m
  • Main Town: In L’Ile Rousse
  • Airport: Calvi 24km, Bastia 73km

94% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 18 reviews.

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Rooms at Hôtel Santa Maria

Chambre Classique

From £1,000pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Chambre Confort with Sea View

From £1,062pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Named after the islets that blush a deep russet red in the sunset, L'lle Rousse is a laid back seaside town with a central square, lively cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours. With one of the warmest microclimates in Corsica, thanks to the sheltering Balagne hills that surround the town, and three gently shelving large beaches in close proximity, L'Ile Rousse is an ideal spot for a summer holiday.

BEACHES

L’lle Rousse
The town beach of L'Ile Rousse can be very busy in the peak of the summer and has excellent facilities with cafés, restaurants and sunloungers lining the beach. If you're prepared to wander a little further, you can generally find a quiet spot. Another benefit of its size is that it is generally patrolled. It's a fine yellow sand beach and the water is a gorgeous clear blue. There are good opportunities here for water sports.

Bodri
Just west of L’Ile Rousse, Bodri Plage is an unspoilt beach, a walk through the maquis and over the railway line. The walk is worth it, as the beach has almost white sand and a turquoise sea.

Baie de Giunchetu
A short walk further west, around the rocky Punta di Genebre you will find this beach. It is slightly less picturesque, but larger.

FESTIVALS

Festimare
A celebration of the sea held in l'Ile Rousse every May. In addition to fish and seafood produce, there are many activities for children as well as scientific stands, competitions, exhibitions and workshops.

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.

Estivoce in Pigna 
Estivoce is a celebration of Corsican music and arts with concerts of polyphonic music from June to September with many of the celebrations being in July.

Fiera di l’Artigiani in Felicetu
The craftsmen of the Strada di l’Artigiani congregate to celebrate their crafts every August.

Fiera di u Sumere in Sant’Antonino
Celebrating the donkey in August, the only form of transport in the cobbled winding streets of this mountain village. Take a donkey ride around the village to view the picturesque surroundings and magnificent views.

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

L’Ile Rousse old town
Wander the streets and make sure you take a trip to the market held every morning in a majestic covered market place. The produce is local and fresh and includes fish, vegetables, local honey, charcuterie and cheeses. There are ample restaurants to choose from in the narrow streets and around the main square beneath the plane trees and the silver sand of L’Ile Rousse beach is very tempting.

'Le Petit Train'
For the young or the old take a trip on 'Le Petit Train' a tourist train of L’Ile Rousse which will show you the sites at a leisurely pace.

Visit Calvi Town & The Citadel
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 Clemenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774.

L’lle Rousse - Calvi by train
This regular service allows you to explore the coastline to the west of L’lle Rousse, 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 complete journey takes approx 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between 5 and 10 return journeys a day.

Monticello
This is the village where it is believed that Christopher Columbus' mysterious mother was born. The village has a couple of charming restaurants and sports facilities. Why not go pony trekking through the Balagne hills to discover the area’s true natural beauty?

Explore the mountain villages of Haute-Balagne
Drive on the mountain roads that meander up to the fortress villages clinging to the hillsides and take in the astounding views across the maquis-carpeted mountains down to the coastline below. You can also follow the craft trail "Strada di l'Artigiani" and sample the local specialities en route.

Sant'Antonino
Explore the narrow streets of Sant'Antonino, the oldest inhabited village in Corsica and labelled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". The village affords 360° views of the surrounding countryside and coast, has several restaurants, a local produce shop and the famous ‘maison du citron’ (run by Mr Antonino), which serves excellent citron pressé.