Castel Brando

Erbalunga, Corsica, France

The Castel Brando is a charming boutique hotel located in the splendid Cap Corse area of Corsica. Before being transformed into a hotel, the property was a patrician mansion built in the 19th century. It is surrounded by a splendid Mediterranean garden with numerous century-old palm trees.
Beach Breaks

Hotel guide

Facilities

  • 4 room categories, all equipped with queen size bed, with good quality bedding, flat-screen TV, WIFI, air-conditionning, telephone, mini-refrigerator and a safe. Tha bathrooms have a bath as well as a hair-dryer. Some feature a private loggia or terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the entire property
  • The L'Olivier Spa offers a choice of body massages and facials and a steam bath with chromotherapy and aromatherapy
  • Two swimming pools, one of which is heated and also a jacuzzi
  • Free tennis courts available, only 200m from the hotel
  • Bicycle and 2-person kayak rental available (boat ramp 100m from the hotel)

Our Favourite

  • A Concierge service is happy to reserve the best local restaurants, book activities and excursions

Wine & Dine

  • A gourmet breakfast, offering products and produces from organic and local farms
  • No full-service restaurant, but a snack menu elaborated from the best Corsican products, available from June to October
  • At the Bar or on the terrace, you will be able to taste fine Corsican wines

Dresscode

  • Shorts, summer dresses, designer sunglasses and swimwear

Budget

  • Rooms from € 119 / day including service & VAT

Local guide

Good to know

  • Erbalunga, a national historical site, is auguably one of the most beautiful villages not only in Corsica but in the entire Mediterranean. Erbalunga's Genoese tower, picturesque lanes and quaint fishing port dating back to the Middle Ages create a lovely, charming atmosphere

What to do

  • Erbalunga hosts variety of restaurants (a dozen or so from pizza houses, to gastonomical Michelin-starred restaurants, and several offering Corsican cuisine and local seafood), cafés and boutiques. The numerous café and restaurant terraces are ideal spots for a before- or after-dinner drink

Activities

  • Near the Hotel you will discover a number of hidden coves with crystal clear water, and only a short drive away are wonderful sandy beaches, most of them wild, although some have sea-side restaurants and snacks. In the Cap Corse the sandy beaches are Pietracorbara (15 min), Tamarone, (30 min) and Barcaggio (45 min). South of Bastia you will find beaches with loungers and umbrellas available along Marana beach (20 to 25 min depending on traffic ), ideal for families. Near Saint Florent (45 min driving) is Saleccia beach, one of the most beautiful in Corsica. Saleccia is accessible by off-road vehicules or by sea

When to go

  • Summer is high season, with temperatures averaging 28°C, but remains warm year round

How to get there

  • The hotel is situated 35 minutes from Bastia - Poretta Airport and only 15 minutes from Bastia City

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