Nicole Haime

La Signoria

www.eatthecityny.com
  • Where:Calvi
  • Why:Cruising through Corsica.
  • When:August 2013
  • Who:My #1 posse.
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The hotel cat.

Le Sinibaldi, the hotel’s bar.

Every guest room is unique.

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

Signoria Mare beach club.

Now that’s a jacuzzi!

Breakfast buffet... need I say more?

Lovely reading corner in the bar room.

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

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

Another “wow” view from the hotel.

Reading is fun.

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.

  • Pool/Gym

    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.

Spend the day at Signoria Mare, the hotel’s private beach club, and rent a banana boat and jet skis!

Signoria Mare

Signoria Mare, Calvi, France

Spend the day at Signoria Mare, the hotel’s private beach club, and rent a banana boat and jet skis!

Get some cocktails and listen to live jazz overlooking all of Calvi at the family run Chez Tao located at the top of the Citadel.

Chez Tao

Chez Tao, Route de la Citadelle, Calvi, France

Get some cocktails and listen to live jazz overlooking all of Calvi at the family run Chez Tao located at the top of the Citadel.

Have dinner at the local family-style restaurant L'Auberge du Coucou, located in a beautiful old farmhouse.

L'Auberge du Couco

L'Auberge Du Couco, Calvi

Have dinner at the local family-style restaurant L'Auberge du Coucou, located in a beautiful old farmhouse.

La Signoria

Route de la foret de Bonifato, Corsica, France

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