Best places to stay in Bastia

Updated on Jul 27, 2022 by Stacey Parsons

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Whether it's a city break, a new adventure or a relaxing escape you're after, here are the best places to stay in and around Bastia.

With easy access to the rugged Cap Corse and its beautiful fishing villages such as Erbalunga, Bastia and the surrounding areas are filled with natural beauty and wonderful adventures. You can, of course, take some time to relax on the nearby sandy beaches if you want a day to unwind, but to give you a taste of what kind of holidays you could enjoy during an escape to northern Corsica, here's some of our best places to stay in Bastia. 

Exploring Bastia, Cap Corse and St Florent 


Hugging Corsica's north-east coast, Bastia is the destination's second-largest city, and a wonderful base for immersing yourself in local life. From the town's old port to Place St Nicholas and the Governor's Palace, plus a whole host of atmospheric restaurants and charming cafés to enjoy, Bastia is a wonderful choice for a short stay in Corsica.

Plage de l'Arinella is a lovely spot for those keen to soak up some rays, which can be found just south of the city. A wide strip of soft sand, with a small selection of eateries, it's a wonderful spot for couples to relax and families to do some sandcastle building. View our top 10 things to do in Bastia for more inspiration on what you can discover in the town. 


Cap Corse 

Just to the north of Bastia is the Cap Corse peninsula, one of the island's most rugged and untouched regions. Home to a smattering of quaint fishing villages and traditional towns such as Erbalunga (just a 20-minute drive from Bastia), a little exploration around parts of this region is particularly rewarding for those in search of rugged natural scenery and dramatic coastline. Discover our guide to a great day out in Cap Corse.

Above: Erbalunga

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St Florent 

40 minutes west of Bastia is the popular resort of St Florent. A picturesque harbour lined with luxury yachts, backed by narrow cobbled streets revealing bustling squares, this resort is a lovely place to enjoy some great al fresco dining, whilst soaking up the sunshine. There are some beautiful beaches nearby too, such as La Roya. Discover more through our top 10 things to do in St Florent blog post.


Best places to stay in and around Bastia 

4* Hôtel des Gouverneurs | Bastia 

With stunning views across the town and out to sea, this beautiful boutique hotel is perfect as part of a twin-centre or short break in Corsica. Find out more.


4* Hôtel la lagune | Lucciana 

20km south of Bastia and overlooking a sandy beach, this hotel boasts pretty gardens, offering an idyllic and quiet escape, close to the city. Find out more.


Casa di Padula | Oletta 

20km south west of Bastia, this stunning two-bedroom villa commands wonderful countryside views and a modern, chic vibe with a large pool to cool off in. Find out more.


4* Hôtel Castel' Brando | Erbalunga 

If you'd like to stay within Cap Corse, this classically elegant hotel is just a short stroll from Erbalunga's harbour, and just 20 minutes north of Bastia. Find out more


If you'd like to know more about holidays in Corsica's north east, take a look at our online guide to learn about all the different towns and things to do


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