Hôtel Davia

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  L'Ile Rousse

16 rooms

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A modern and intimate property, Hôtel Davia is ideally placed to explore the beautiful region of la Balagne. 

Located just outside L’Ile Rousse, guests who choose to holiday at Hôtel Davia will enjoy a relaxing stay in Corsica, with easy access to discover the rolling hills, charming villages and sandy coves of la Balagne. The hotel itself is situated along the main road on the edge of town and offers beautiful views across the Mediterranean maquis down towards the sea. The rooms are all thoughtfully designed with excellent sound proof and they’re decorated to a high modern standard, using neutral tones to create a light and airy space. Conveniences such as plush beds, sleek modern shower rooms, tea and coffee-making facilities and terrace or balcony are also offered.

You’ll receive a wonderfully warm welcome from the staff at Hôtel Davia, who are always on hand to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. You’ll also quickly discover the wonderfully intimate atmosphere throughout the property, and you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend a day by the pool, soaking up both the sunshine and the views. 

For those wishing to head out and discover what Corsica has to offer, you couldn’t be much better placed. After a tasty buffet breakfast, hop in the car for five minutes and visit Bodri Beach – a natural stretch of soft powder-white sand lapped by turquoise waters, or instead take a 20-25-minute walk into the heart of L’Ile Rousse. Here, you’ll find a bustling town with a charming square, lined with authentic cafés, shops and ice-cream parlours, and locals getting about their daily business, often playing pétanque. L’Ile Rousse will also tempt you with its white sandy beach and Genoese tower, the latter offering superb views across the town. If you want to discover even more of Corsica’s authentic charm, head a little inland to the small villages dotted throughout la Balagne, where you’ll find a distinctly laid-back pace to life. 

 

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Board Basis

 

Facilities in hotel

Heated swimming pool, bar, breakfast room, library corner, ironing service (payable locally), lift, parking.

Facilities in room

En-suite shower room with wc, television, telephone, minibar, safe, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, balcony or terrace.

Location

  • Beach: L'Ile Rousse or Bodri 1.8km
  • Restaurants: 1.5km
  • Shops: 150m
  • Main Town: L'Ile Rousse 1km
  • Airports: Calvi 14km, Bastia 47km

Rooms at Hôtel Davia

Standard Room

From £1,209pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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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.

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.

Foire de l'Amandier in Aregno
Held in the Balagne village of Aregno every August, the Foire de l’Amandier includes tastings, painting exhibitions, events for children and cooking contests all based around the almond and its trees.

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.

Rencontres Polyphoniques in Calvi 
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture every September in Calvi and singers from around the world perform in the Citadel at the Rencontres Polyphoniques.

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.