Just back from a week at L'Amiral, our first visit to Corsica. All in all, this hotel offers excellent value for money. The location can't be bettered (although I would say you do need to pay extra for the sea view rooms). Very comfortable beds! Fabulous view of the gorgeous beach, but no noise thanks to the double set of sliding doors, and the shutter. The staff were exceptionally friendly, the rooms are cleaned every day and are spotless, and there's both a kettle and fridge in the room for that morning cup of coffee or tea (and to keep a couple of beers cold . . .).
Parking is available, and if the hotel car park is full (which I think it probably would be if the hotel were full) then parking on the road seems to be free anyway.
Five minute stroll to the main part of town, and lots of bars and restaurants en route as well as in the town. Enjoyable to sit and watch locals playing boules in the main square, whilst sipping a cold drink from one of the bars which overlook it. Drinks were a little more expensive than we had assumed (8 euros for a pint of beer).
Any negatives? Only to be picky really - bathroom is poorly designed as the shower leaked onto the floor, but also there is nowhere so put the soap next to the sink, and nowhere to store toiletries. A shelf and a soap dish would sort both out. (The leaking shower we mentioned only when we checked out, so this could be purely our room and probably put right by now).
Otherwise, nothing negative about the hotel at all! We had a hire car which I think is probably necessary to get the best out of Corsica unless you just want to lounge on the beach every day. We did go to Calvi on the train though, just to try it out. We also took the car to Calvi another day and went to St Florent (beautiful harbour resort, well worth the trip over the mountain road) and Bastia, plus a never ending array of mountain villages each with a view more stunning than the last.
Go if you can!
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