U Palazzu Serenu        

 Lieu-dit Paganacce 20232 Ajaccio − France

U Palazzu Serenu, a charming hotel (open all year)

In Upper Corsica, dominating the sea and the desert of Agriates, near Saint Florent, a XVII Century Palace, completely renovated and transformed into a small luxury hotel.

This extremely elegant Florentine inspired palace is a pure gem, a magical place, a dream hotel and a hotel for dream.

An interlude of sweet moments and great happiness, a place to relax and be free of your daily worries.

U Palazzu Serenu, a charming hotel, is a very special place where luxury will be shared in privacy, serenity and generosity.

U Palazzu Serenu

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U Palazzu Serenu, a luxury hotel (open all year)

Located at the foot of the spectacular village of Oletta, one of the most beautiful villages in Corsica, U Palazzu Serenu has been completely and recently restored and decorated by Nathalie Battesti, interior designer, student of Andrée Putman and Christian Liaigre.

An intimate hotel with 6 rooms and 2 suites, offering the comfort and services of the best Palaces.

1h30H from Paris by plane and 20 minutes from Bastia airport, you will be completely awed by the beauty of the Island, the scenery is grandiose, nature is overflowing… Happiness is an inch away.

Contemporary art accompanies the traveler in search of beauty. Works by Anish Kapoor at the bar, Daniel Arsham, Paul de Pignol and Wendy Wischer at the reception, Udo Nöger, Manuel Merida Yvan Rebyj, in the living room, Kim Tschang Yeul, Conrad Marca-Relli and many other spectacular artists await you in the rooms. The art was chosen with the idea to appease your mind and soul.

The restaurant, also intimist, has been deliberately limited to a capacity of 18 to respect your calm and serenity.

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.

Information and Conditions 

  • Rooms are available from 3 p.m. on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 12 noon on the day you leave
  • Our rates are inclusive of all taxes
  • In July and August, the minimum stay is 3 nights
  • All or rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with flat-screen TV, DVD player and individual internet access (Wi-Fi)
  • We regret that pets are not permitted on hotel premises.
  • To create an attractive environment, we ask you to dress appropriately in the restaurants and bar.
  • The hotel is accessible to persons of reduced mobility.
  • The whole of the hotel (including bedrooms) is a non-smoking area.
  • There is a free public car park less than 100 metres from the hotel entrance.

Rooms & Suites

View on the sea, the village or the mountains, the 6 bedrooms and 2 suites have been thought and designed to let to the traveler the freedom be allowed invade by a soft, warm and necessary torpor.

Beds of indecent comfort (king size), oak flooring, air conditioning, flat screens, DVD players , wifi (free), etc… 


  • View: village & mountains
  • For 1 or 2 guests
  • 32 square meters
  • Small privative terrace
  • Independent access
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bed: 200 x 180 (or twins, 200 x 90)
  • Wifi (free)
  • Open all year
  • Rates, including breakfast, from 170€


  • View: sea & mountains
  • For 1 or 2 guests
  • 32 to 36 square meters
  • Bathroom with bathtub (x 2), with shower(x1)
  • Bed: 200 x 180 (or twins, 200 x 90)
  • Wifi (free)
  • Open all year


  • View: mountains & village
  • For 1 or 2 guests
  • 40 square meters
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bed: 200 x 180 (or twins, 200 x 90)
  • Wifi (free)
  • Open all year


  • View: village & mountains
  • For 1 or 2 adults (+ 1 or 2 teenagers)
  • 50 square meters (room 28 square meters and independent lounge)
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bed: 200 x 180 (or twins, 200 x 90)
  • Wifi (free)
  • Open all year



Hunting : Domaine de Belle Lasagne 

495 acres private hunting property on Lake Padula , you will be able to enjoy a wild and protected biotope. An environment of rare beauty that only Corsica can offer. In Oletta (2km from the hotel)

Sailing School : CESM

At St Florent, on the beach of la Roya ( From April to Octobre)

Horse Riding : Caval'en liberté

Horse rides for one-hour, half day or full day to discover the mountains and the villages of Nebbiu or galop freely on the beaches.
In Oletta (2,5 km from the hotel)

Golf : Golf Club de Borgo

Golf courses by 9, near Bastia's Airport (22Km from the Hotel)

Golf : Golf du Reginu

Golf courses by 9, 6Km from L'ile Rousse (63 Km from the Hotel)

Fishing : Cap Fishing

Start from Saint Florent harbour, sport fishing and boat rides (all year long)

Scuba Diving : CESM

Certification, discovery of the many gorgeous marine sites of the Gulf of Saint Florent

Hiking : Cime Nustrale

For all levels of expertise , from easy hikes in the Agriates to the more difficult hikes on Mount Cintu

Hiking : Corse Rando

For all levels of expertise, from the easy familly hikes to the crossing of the GR 20

Extreme Sports : Altore

Paragliding, canyoning, climbing , hiking , adventures park , off-piste skiing
At St Florent 


Sailing boat (with skipper)

A superbe Catamaran, Leopard 42 (12m60) and its wonderful Captain to discover Corsica by sea

Sailing boat (with skipper)

The ideal monohull (9m50) to discover the Agriate desert and the Cap Corse with its skipper

Motor boat (with skipper)

Chic, elegant and very fast, an Itama 40 (13m40 & 480cv x 2)

Renting boat : Corse Horizon

Rental of boats with or without license, on the Saint Florent harbour (in front the private parking entry)

Renting boat : Dominique Plaisance

Rental of boats with or without license, ( from 6cv to 250cv), to Saint Florent (in front of the police station)

Boat Shuttles : Le Popeye

Connection from Saint Florent harbour to the Lotu beach , about 100 passengers , duration 20 '

Boat Shuttles : Taxi Boat Saleccia

Connection from Saint Florent harbour to Saleccia beach , about 12 passengers , duration 20 '

Boat Shuttles : Speed-Boat

Connection from Saint Florent harbour to Saleccia beach , about 12 passengers , duration 20 '

Motorcycles : Corse Horizon

Rental of motorcycles & scooters, on the Saint Florent harbour (in front the private parking entry

4 wheel drive : St Flo 4x4

Rental of Suzuki Vitara Cabriolet. At Saint Florent, beach road

Quad : Shell station

At Saint Florent ( located at the entrance of the village coming from Oletta)

Mountain Bike : Aliso Sports

Rental of Mountain Bikes in Saint Florent (located at the entrance of the village coming from Oletta)


Les Baigneuses

Bathing suits, Emporio Armani, Fred Perry, Ralph Lauren, Sea Folly…

L'Eté Indien

Bathing suits Banana Moon, Grain de Sable, Havaianas



Antik Batik, April First, Stella Forest, Converse…

Tant qu'il y aura des hommes…

Paul Smith, Barbour, Hackett, New Balance…

And also on the harbour, Benoa, Viva Maria, Effets Mer, Tentation


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 ....). Prices are as light as a summer breeze.

To maintain your privacy and serenity and be attentive to the wishes of each, the capacity of our restaurant is deliberately limited to 18 guests.

In winter, meals will be served in our indoor living room, surrounded by contemporary works of art. In the spring and summer or when the sun honors us, we will serve on our covered terrace so that you may better enjoy enchanting sunsets, majestic views on the sea, the mountains and the desert of Agriates.

During the winter, from November to March, our restaurant is open for the dinner only from Thursday to Sunday included, and from April to October each evening for the dinner.


Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at U Palazzu Serenu. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, and the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel.
Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true, because they never allocate ALL the rooms to third parties.

Hotel: U Palazzu Serenu

Address: Lieu-dit Paganacce 20232 Ajaccio

Region: Corsica Island

Country: France

Official website: http://www.upalazzuserenu.com/

Telephone: +33 (0)4 95 38 39 39

Fax: +33 (0)4 95 38 39 40

Hotel email: info@upalazzuserenu.com

How to reach us

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.

By train

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.

  • Latitude: 42,633145 Nord 
  • Longitude: 9,354337 East 

Flight connections 

Air France 
Paris Orly Ouest / Bastia, from 3 to 7 daily flights all year long and depending of the seasons 

Air Corsica 
Marseille & Nice / Bastia, from 3 daily flights all year long 
Dole, Lyon, Nantes, Toulon / Bastia, depending of the seasons 
Liége, Naples, Rome / Bastia, depending of the seasons 

British Airways
Londres Heathrow / Bastia (via Nice or Marseille), daily flights all year long 

Paris CDG / Bastia, 1 daily flight (2 on saturday), depending of the seasons 
Lyon, Toulouse / Bastia, depending of the seasons 
Londres Gatwick, Manchester, Bâle / Bastia, depending of the seasons 

Berlin, Francfort, Berlin / Bastia, depending of the seasons  

Luxembourg / Bastia, depending of the seasons 

Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg / Bastia, depending of the seasons 

Barcelone / Bastia, depending of the seasons 

Harbours Bastia (20 km) 
Ile Rousse (53 km), Calvi (75 km), Ajaccio (158 km), Porto Vecchio (147 km) 

Ferry connections

Corsica Ferries 
Nice, Toulon, Livorno, Savona / Bastia, every day, all year long 

Corsica Linea 
Marseille / Bastia, every day, all year long 

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