U Palazzu Serenu

Oletta, Corsica, France

Sea, sun, natural landscapes, rugged and wild countrysides, wide open spaces and complete silence: Corsica is all of this at once. An island of beauty where you can enjoy a sunny lunch outdoors even in winter, where you can swim from April to November, where you can go fishing and sailing all year round. Located at the foot of the stunning village of Oletta, which dominates the plains of Nebbiu and the Gulf of Saint Florent, U Palazzu Serenu is a Florentine-inspired palace of the XVI century, renovated in the XVIII. Completely redesigned by the interior designer Nathalie Battesti who studied under Andrée Putman and Christian Liaigre. In this haven of peace, far from the noise and stress of big cities, everything has been designed so that each resident feels welcomed and expected, as if he were at home, disconnected from what is useless while staying connected to what is useful
Beach Breaks

Hotel guide


  • 6 rooms and 3 suites to make this unusual place a haven of peace for everyone, an interlude of pleasures great and small (or alternatively) a moment of freedom and joy.
  • Views of the sea, the village or the mountains. Everything has been arranged to allow guests to succumb to a warm and easy torpor. Superbly comfortable beds, oak parquet floors, air-conditioning, flat screens, DVD players, individual Internet access, etc.

Our Favourite

  • Contemporary art accompanies the traveller on his quest for serenity. Works by Anish Kapoor in the bar; by Daniel Arsham, Paul de Pignol and Wendy Wischer at reception;  by Udo Nöger, Manuel Mérida and Yvan Rebyj in the drawing room; by Kim Tschang Yeul, Conrad Marca-Relli and others in the rooms. Art calms the mind here.

Wine & Dine

  • Light Mediterranean cuisine; simple, tasty and generous, prepared by a young and inventive chef, who also respects the traditions of Corsican cuisine.
  • The wine menu sets out to present the products of the Corsican vineyards in all their subtlety and richness, as well as wines from Italy, Spain, Portugal and the south of France.


  • Shorts, summer dresses, designer sunglasses and swimwear


  • Double rooms from € 200 / day

Local guide

Worth getting out of bed for

  • Sun bath at one of the most beautiful beaches in the mediterranean sea in the Le désert des Agriates region. It's just breathtaking.

Lovely Restaurants

  • La Ferme de Campo di Monte Delicious cuisine in an authentic atmosphere Ferme Campo di Monte (+33 (0)4 95 37 64 39)
  • La Sassa à Nonza Stunning location on a rocky outcrop La Sassa will remain an unforgettable moment Tour de Nonza - 20217 Nonza (+33 (0)4 95 38 55 26
  • Le Pirate à Erbalunga offers all the exquisite flavors of the products of the sea. The fish and the products of Corsica mountains are of quality and exceptionally fresh. Erbalunga Brando 20222 (+33 (0)4 95 33 24 20)

When to go

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

What to do

  • Ecole de voile Scuola di Vela : CESM | www.cesm.net | Sailing school La Roya beach at St. Florent (from April to October)
  • Equitation : Caval'en liberté | www.randonnee-cheval-corse.com | Horse riding by the hour, half day or full day, to explore Nebbiu, the countryside and villages beyond the mountains or galloping on the beach. At Oletta (2.5km from the hotel)

How to get there

  • From Bastia-Poretta airport it is about 22 km to the hotel
  • Airport is served by major airlines