Need to know
29, including 14 suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. The hotel aims to have your room made up for your arrival but standard check-in is 3pm. There’s a ‘courtesy room’ with a shower for those with late departures or early arrivals.
Double rooms from $314.68 (€294), excluding tax at 2.1 per cent.
Buffet breakfast costs an extra €32 a day. Crank your room plan up to half-board for €90 a day.
Decadent-looking Spa Casanera is an all-Corsican, all-monochrome affair; all products are organic and home-grown. Save your pennies to take home souvenir products: you’ll find yourself easily persuaded by the rich and alluringly titled Crema Preziosa.
1 January to 1 April.
At the hotel
Spa, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, hammam, tennis court, seven acres of grounds, helipad, DVD library, WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Casanera toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
Our favourite rooms
We love room 18, a junior suite with cool birdcage lights and a deluxe bathroom (Corsican floor tiles, double sinks, serious bath). For privacy, the villas rock, with their own pools, petite gardens and terraces. All rooms are decked out in sophisticated peachy tones, original artworks, antique French chairs and elaborate headboards. Ample attention has been given to lighting – an assortment of floor lighting, bedside lamps and pendant lights will help you set the mood.
The charming outdoor swimming pool is presided over by a stone water feature, flanked by shaded sunloungers and surrounded by pretty views of palm, pine and orange trees. There's also a private beach club at the nearby Calvi beach. Please note that, in accordance with French law, children in pools must be supervised at all times.
Bring your walking shoes if you’re the type to be tempted into the mountains. The views from your little oasis are rather inviting.
Two rooms have disabled access (one suite and one villa).
Children welcome. Extra beds (€150 a night) and cots (€50) can be added to most rooms. In the restaurant, high chairs are available and the children’s menu features salads, pastas and burgers. Babysitting is available for €15 an hour.