In Upper Corsica, dominating the Gulf of St. Florent and the Desert des Agriates, a 17th-century palace completely redesigned by interior designer Nathalie Battesti, a pupil of Andrée Putman and Christian Liaigre, and transformed into a charming hotel. This extremely elegant Florentine-inspired palace is a jewel in the crown, a magical location, a dream hotel and a hotel of dreams. 1½ hours from Paris and 20 minutes from Bastia airport, the change in scenery is radical, the countryside is spectacular and elegance is all around. Happiness is simple.
Contemporary art accompanies the traveller on his quest for serenity. Works by Anish Kapoor in the bar; by Daniel Arsham, Paul de Pignol and Wendy Wischer at reception; by Udo Nöger, Manuel Mérida and Yvan Rebyj in the drawing room; by Kim Tschang Yeul, Conrad Marca-Relli and others in the rooms. Art calms the mind here. If you want to swim lengths, try the 20m pool extending to infinity in the enchanting environment. There's also a well being area, specially dedicated to creating perfect harmony for body and mind.
6 rooms and 3 suites to make this unusual place a haven of peace for everyone, an interlude of pleasures great and small (or alternatively) a moment of freedom and joy.
Views of the sea, the village or the mountains. Everything has been arranged to allow the traveller to succumb to a warm and easy torpor. Superbly comfortable beds, oak parquet floors, air-conditioning, flat screens, DVD players, individual Internet access, etc.
The 20 meter swimming pool, allows you to exercise in a magical environment that extends to infinity.
A small spa that caters to your body and soul so that you will be in perfect harmony with your spirit.
U Palazzu Serenu, a small luxury hotel, a very special experience, where the charm appreciates in a cozy atmosphere, in the benevolence and the respect for the tradition of hospitality of Corsica and Corsicans.
You will enjoy a light & mediterranean cuisine, imagined and realized by Bryan Olivi, our young Chef of 20 years old, passionate about his job, talented, inventive and respectful of Corsican culinary traditions.
You can choose the gastronomic menus or, simply, the tasty dishes from the “Hotel Bar menu” (sublime home made hamburgers, Caesar salad, fresh vegetables soup etc).
The Isle of Beauty is a nearby, beautifully unspoiled sunny destination. 1½ hours from Paris, you can lunch in the sun there in December or January, bathe there from April to November and sail and fish there all year round. It's famous as a wonderful place to go hunting and walking. Corsica, a mountain in the sea.
Leaving from Oletta or St. Florent, by land or by sea, remarkable and magical places are infinite. The spectacular vision of nature is all around, at every turn and every point in the Gulf of St. Florent, changing with the different time of day and at the turn of the seasons.
The unbelievable beaches of the Desert des Agriates, Saleccia, Lotu or Mafalcu can equal those far away in the Caribbean, the Maldives or Polynesia. The wild beauty of Cape Corsica and the absolute romanticism of the villages of Nonza and Centuri. The mountains of Nebbiu and the wild horses of the Tenda massif, etc. Far, very far, but close.
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The hotel is located in Oletta, Upper Corsica, 22.5 km from Bastia Airport. 1½ hours from Paris, a 7-minute car ride to Padula Lake, 20 km from Bastia and 10 km from Saint-Florent and its beaches.
The nearest airport is Bastia-Poretta, a 20-minute drive away.
You can take the Eurostar to Paris or Lille, catch an onward TGV to Nice and then take a ferry to Bastia with Corsica Ferries.
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