Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel Castel Brando

Brando, Erbalunga, Corsica, 20222, France

More a walled château than a medieval fortress, Hôtel Castel Brando sits across from the harbor town of Erbalunga. The central building, surrounded by three outlying ones, is awash with charming old-world knickknacks: Grecian urns, wicker lamps, teapots, and candlesticks. Sumptuous furnishings include Queen Anne chairs and crimson boudoir sofas. Some rooms, cozy with vaulted ceilings and glazed tiled floors, stand along a gravel pathway lined by rosebushes, with balconies overlooking a small swimming pool screened by an orange grove. A larger outdoor swimming with a hot tub sits close to the main building.

PROS

  • two swimming pools
  • vaulted ceiling lounge and library
  • fine patio and gardens decorated with olive and palm trees

CONS

  • 15 minutes from Bastia
  • restaurant service could be improved
  • limited menu

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalViews
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–95–30–10–30

HOTEL DETAILS

43 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed early Nov.–mid-Mar., Free Breakfast

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