Surrounded by imposing mountains, flowing rivers, and the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is an unspoiled sanctuary to those seeking serenity. Peaceful slumber is within reach through Corsica’s budget hotels. Tucked away in Calinzana, amid snow-flecked mountains, is A Flatta, a mountain lodge managed by Joel Guerini, a descendant of the prominent Calinzana family, and Sophie Anquetil, daughter of award-winning cyclist Jaques Anquetil. This budget hotel features five “quirky” rooms, each bearing a distinct colour and design: apple green Amandine, sunny Mirasol, sea blue Iris, peachy Nymphea, and Rosia. The hotel’s bar stands out with numerous photos and biking mementos of Jacques Anquetil, while the restaurant run by Chef Ludovic Quinton grabs attention with its fresh produce and dreamy view of the coast.
A perfect choice for families on a budget is La Villa Piana Hotel, close to the town of Sartene and run by the Abraini family. This affordable hotel’s ideal location treats guests to a swarm of activities, including fresh water trips to the Bavella massif, nature walks or bicycle rides to Corsica’s attractions, and aerial sightseeing tours. The infinity pool allows panoramic views of the Rizzanese valley and the village of Sartene.
Another hotel that’s easy on the pocket is Mercure Ajaccio. The rates are affordable, yet the facilities are stylish, featuring rooms with excellent views of the harbour. Situated next to the marina, it is ideal for exploring the nearby attractions such as the town centre, which is a short stroll away, and Casa Bonaparte, which is a 25-minute drive away. Other Corsica hotels to choose from are Bonaparte Hotel in Bastia, La Caleche d’ Or Hotel in Porto Vecchio, and Coralia Club Porticcio in Porticcio.