Nicole Haime

La Signoria

  • Where:
  • Why:Cruising through Corsica.
  • When:August 2013
  • Who:My #1 posse.
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La Signoria The hotel cat.

The hotel cat.

La Signoria Le Sinibaldi, the hotel’s bar.

Le Sinibaldi, the hotel’s bar.

La Signoria Every guest room is unique.

Every guest room is unique.

La Signoria A view of the hotel pool and the Corsican mountains <br data-src=

A view of the hotel pool and the Corsican mountains
from the restaurant.

La Signoria Signoria Mare beach club.

Signoria Mare beach club.

La Signoria Now that’s a jacuzzi!

Now that’s a jacuzzi!

La Signoria Breakfast buffet... need I say more?

Breakfast buffet... need I say more?

La Signoria Lovely reading corner in the bar room.

Lovely reading corner in the bar room.

La Signoria La Palmeraie restaurant located in an original 18th Century building.

La Palmeraie restaurant located in an original 18th Century building.

La Signoria A distant view of one of the many quirky and fun sculptures found onsite. Bottoms up!

A distant view of one of the many quirky and fun sculptures found onsite. Bottoms up!

La Signoria Another “wow” view from the hotel.

Another “wow” view from the hotel.

La Signoria Reading is fun.

Reading is fun.

La Signoria The reception area is located in this little cottage, not a <br data-src=

The reception area is located in this little cottage, not a
bad first impression.

Highs & Lows

  • The bar felt like an old-style speakeasy (without trying to be one) and served up some pretty unbelievable cocktails.

  • The hotel’s private beach club, Signoria Mare, was a serious plus and had one of the best lunches in town.

  • The landscaping of the hotel was pristine. The lush bougainvillea, colorful orange trees, and huge cypress trees made the property look like it belonged in a storybook.

  • The hotel owner, Jean-Baptiste, was always on site and extremely personable, making sure our stay in Calvi was as special as it was.

  • Although the hotel could feel a bit quiet and mature at times, the young, fun, and ridiculously good looking hotel staff definitely kept the property alive.

  • The hotel rooms are a bit smaller than expected.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique gem.

  • Vibe

    Quirky luxury with provincial charm.

  • Location

    Located by a vineyard between the mountains and sea of Calvi, Corsica.

  • Rooms

    29

  • Music

    Silence for a change.

  • Year Opened

    1988.

  • Designed By

    Interior design by the hotel owner’s wife, Marie Ceccaldi using unique and antique pieces for every room.

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes to both! The hotel has an amazing indoor whirlpool too.

  • Restaurant

    There are two restaurants on the main property and one at the beach.

  • Bar

    Yes.

  • Children

    Yes, but better to hang by the beach with kids as the pool is very quiet.

  • Price

    Justifiably pricey.

  • Website

    Visit website

Signoria Mare

Signoria Mare

Signoria Mare, Calvi, France

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Chez Tao

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L'Auberge du Couco

L'Auberge du Couco

L'Auberge Du Couco, Calvi

La Signoria

La Signoria

Route de la foret de Bonifato, Corsica, France

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