Fodor's Expert Review Le Maquis

Bd. Marie-Jeanne Bozzi, Porticcio, Corsica, 20166, France Fodor's Choice

One of the island's finest hôtels de charme, this graceful, ivy-covered Genoese-style retreat rambles down through terraced gardens to a private beach overlooking the Golfe d'Ajaccio. The best rooms have direct views of the sea from private balconies; some have whirlpools. At the candlelit restaurant L'Arbousier, a blend of traditional and nouvelle cuisine is served in the cozy interior room with ancient beams recycled from what was once the Ajaccio prison. Try fish tartare, scrambled eggs with truffles, or lobster specialties. On warm days you can dine on the terrace and enjoy the panoramic views.

PROS

  • exceptional restaurant with terrace
  • its own beach with naturally protected cove
  • a massage and treatment room

CONS

  • near airport, so there is some airplane noise
  • no gym
  • nonheated outdoor pool (but heated one inside)

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–95–25–05–55

HOTEL DETAILS

25 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.--Feb. 14, No Meals

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