Hôtel La Caravelle

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  Calvi Town

35 rooms - Sleeping 2-4

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With an enviable position next to Calvi Beach, and in Calvi town, you would be hard pushed to find a better location than Hôtel La Caravelle...

A welcome new addition to our programme for summer 2023 and sure to be a popular choice with our guests.

La Caravelle supplements its impressive location with the recent addition of new garden rooms, complementing their already excellent offerings.

The communal area brings you a reception and indoor seating with bar and an indoor breakfast room. Outside there is space to enjoy an al-fresco breakfast in the gardens while listening to Calvi wake up.

Whether you prefer to be immersed in pretty gardens, with some outside space, or located in an elevated room with magnificent sea views, this hotel ticks the boxes with a variety of rooms types on offer. Keep things simple by enjoying a garden room located in the courtyard of the hotel. These new rooms are large and airy offering neutral tones. If it’s a view to die for that you would like, upgrade to sea view rooms, and suites; they form part of the main hotel and provide good décor with outside balconies where views of the ocean are in abundance.

The location is second to none. Just a stone's throw from Calvi beach where you can relax on the sand or hire yourself a sunbed for the day with preferential rates from the hotel's partner Marco Plage…a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat also. Take a stroll into town, where a huge choice of restaurants, bars and shops awaits you.

The tourist train runs directly in front of the hotel in between you and the sand – head to the Calvi stop to jump aboard and explore the coastline for the day, taking you all the way to L’lle Rousse if you wish – a very affordable day out and a great way to discover the local area.

 

 

Good to know

  • No local charges to pay as the Taxe de Séjour is included in the price of your holiday

  • All bathrooms within rooms at this hotel are equipped with showers. No rooms have baths

  • Should you wish to hire a car, parking will not be a problem - the hotel can provide complimentary parking in the public car park next door with a parking badge (a refundable security deposit will be required)

  • 5-minute walk to the train station

 

 

Facilities in hotel

Breakfast room with buffet style breakfast 7.30am to 10am, bar, Wi-Fi, lift, one room adapted for people with reduced mobility (standard), parking, electric vehicle charging point.

Facilities in room

Air-conditioning, en-suite shower room, hairdryer, television, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi.

Location

  • Beach: Calvi 50m
  • Restaurants: 100m
  • Shops: 100m
  • Main Town: In Calvi
  • Airport: Calvi 7km, Bastia 96km

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Rooms at Hôtel La Caravelle

Superior Jardin

From £999pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Grand Superior Jardin

From £984pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Vue Mer

From £1,083pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Junior Suite Jardin

From £1,061pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)

   

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Junior Suite Vue Mer

From £1,229pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)

   

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Calvi's 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 steps will introduce you to the modern high street which is the point of entry to the wonderful citadel.

Wherever you are in Calvi, 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 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.

Fiera di San Petru
Held in Lumio in mid July, this is a village festival with exhibitions celebrating stone-masonry and stone-related crafts made in the village from iron ore mined on Cap Corse.

Foire de l'Alivu in Montegrosso
Around 10,000 visitors honour the olive in July, in a delightful olive grove setting with exhibitions demonstrating olive production over the years and artisans selling refreshments and local produce. 

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.

 

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 kitesurfing. All 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 1880s and 1890s 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 five 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".

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