Staying at the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio was an experience we thoroughly enjoyed and won’t soon forget.
Nestled in 3 hectares of verdant parkland, this hotel boasts magnificent architecture in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, and infinity pools overlooking the Citadel.
In this article, you’ll find plenty of photos to give you a complete picture of this truly exceptional establishment.
This review is completely independent, we stayed anonymously and paid our bill in full.
Why stay at the Cala di Greco hotel (Bonifacio)?
Bonifacio now offers a wide choice of luxury hotels. Among these, we were won over by Hotel Cala di Greco, for the following reasons:
- Harmonious integration with nature: Hotel Cala di Greco blends seamlessly into its unspoilt natural surroundings, offering a true immersion in the wild beauty of Bonifacio.
- Swimming pool with breathtaking views of the citadel: Enjoy a spectacular swimming pool with breathtaking views of Bonifacio’s majestic citadel, creating an enchanting setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
- Decoration featuring raw materials: The hotel’s rustic elegance is reflected in its refined decor, which favors raw materials such as stone and wood, creating a warm, authentic atmosphere that gives pride of place to the surrounding natural environment.
Without a doubt, the Cala di Greco hotel tops our list of the 10 best establishments in Bonifacio, Corsica.
But if you don’t want to spend your entire stay in Bonifacio, you can opt for another luxury establishment in southern Corsica.
Is the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio worth it? Our review
It’s a personal opinion, but for us, the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio isone of our favorites in Corsica.
The spell is cast from the very first moment, thanks to a perfect marriage between its remarkable architecture and its immersion in the surrounding nature. Magnificent swimming pools with breathtaking views of Bonifacio’s citadel make this one of Bonifacio’s most popular hotels.
We assure you that this establishment truly offers a unique and memorable experience, combining elegance, serenity and natural beauty.
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Decoration and atmosphere
The Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio is an architectural feat designed by Corsican architects ADP. The contemporary architecture of the facility is designed to blend harmoniously into its natural surroundings, allowing nature to take center stage.
The interior designer has created a unique atmosphere by emphasizing the use of raw materials such as wood and stone walls. The authentic, meticulous decor creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere, while preserving the elegance and refinement typical of establishments of this standing.
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Thewarm welcome from the staff at the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio was much appreciated during our stay. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with a smile and a delicious, refreshing lemonade, which added a friendly touch to our check-in.
After a long drive, we particularly appreciated this small gesture.
Our room at the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio was a true haven of peace. Spacious and bathed in light, it offered a Greek-inspired ambience with its white walls and rock-cut shapes. The subtle interplay of The subdued light against the whitewash created a soothing, relaxing atmosphere.
What particularly caught our eye was the remarkable use of natural materials in the bedroom decor. Gorgeous ceramic and wood pieces, such as vases, bedside tables and a lamp, added a touch of elegance and authentic charm to the ensemble.
As for facilities, our room was well equipped for our comfort. We found a kettle and a coffee machine.
The most luxurious rooms at the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio offer an exclusive experience with a small private, heated, saltwater swimming pool. In complete privacy, you’ll be able to commune with the surrounding nature.
The view from the room
In our case, our room offered a private terrace with two armchairs and a designer table, allowing us to take full advantage of the soothing view of the surrounding nature.
Other rooms at Cala di Greco also boasted views of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s already making us want to plan another trip and bring you the photos (we’re duty bound here at Region Lovers…).
The bathroom in our room at the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio was equipped with a shower , and some suites also offer a bathtub for ultimate comfort.
We were delighted to find hygiene products from the Corsican brand Casanera, adding a local and authentic touch to our experience. What’s more, a bathrobe and slippers were provided free of charge, adding an extra touch of comfort.
Although the bathroom wasn’t huge, it was well laid out and functional. The beautiful walk-in shower and elegant basin added a touch of modernity and style.
It may seem like a detail to you, but the toilet was separate from the main bathroom…
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Breakfast at the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio is a real treat for the taste buds. The buffet offers a wide choice of morning delights.
We were delighted to discover the presence of local products, such as homemade jams and delicious canistrellis, traditional Corsican cookies. What’s more, the homemade pies and cakes were a real treat for the sweet tooth that we are…
If you’re a sweet team, you’ll find fresh pastries, cut fruit, fruit salads, pancakes and cereals, and if you’re a savory team, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of Corsican cheeses and charcuterie, salmon, cucumber and egg dishes in all shapes and sizes. Of course you are allowed to combine sweet and salty!!!!
The breakfast setting was just as exceptional. The magnificent room featuring the breakfast buffet, with its central tree, was incredible. The breakfast tables were arranged to offer an unobstructed view of the pool and citadel, creating a most pleasant atmosphere in which to start the day. Don’t you think?
What’s more, you can personalize your breakfast to suit your preferences. Attentive staff are ready to cater to specific customer requests to satisfy all tastes and dietary requirements.
Equipment and common areas
The Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio offers a range of facilities to ensure a pleasant stay:
- Three pools: The facility has three pools, the best-known of which is the bar pool. Offering a breathtaking view of Bonifacio’s citadel, this swimming pool is a real gem. What’s more, one of the pools is heated, so you can enjoy a pleasant swim even outside the summer season.
- Yoga classes and sports on request: For wellness and fitness enthusiasts, the hotel offers yoga classes and sports activities on request, to be enjoyed in the hotel’s heavenly setting.
- Massages and beauty treatments on request: For total relaxation, Hotel Cala di Greco offers massage and beauty treatment services to help you unwind.
- Rent electric bicycles to explore the surrounding area dg take full advantage of the magnificent landscapes of Bonifacio and its surroundings while benefiting from electric assistance.
- Boat rental with skipper, to discover Bonifacio’s magnificent coastline from the sea, sailing in complete tranquillity. Enjoy a day at sea with an experienced skipper who will guide you through the region’s crystal-clear waters. A useful experience we’d like to try one day
Hotel Cala di Greco in Bonifacio offers excellent Wi-Fi connectivity in the rooms and at the bar. And we love it when we have to secure all the day’s photos!
Hotel Cala di Greco’s bar welcomes you with an excellent lemonade as soon as you arrive (yes, we’ve already told you about it, but we really liked it), offering a note of freshness right from the start.
The bar offers a selection of creative house cocktails, and the in-house mixologists are truly talented.
You can enjoy these delicious beverages while admiring the magnificent view of the swimming pool and Ajaccio’s citadel, creating a most pleasant atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the hotel’s serene ambience.
Practical information about the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio
Hotel Cala di Greco is a 4-star establishment. This is truly an exceptional hotel, and the prices reflect this. But to experience a truly magical moment…
Where is the Cala di Greco hotel?
The Cala di Greco hotel is ideally located in Bonifacio, in Corse-du-Sud, France. More precisely, the hotel is close to Bonifacio’s southwest coast, about 5 kilometers from downtown Bonifacio.
- From Porto-Vecchio: About 30 minutes by car.
- From Ajaccio: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes by car.
- From Calvi: Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes by car.
- From Bastia: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by car.
- From Corte: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes by car.
These times may vary according to traffic conditions.
How to get there
The easiest way to get to Bonifacio is by car, but you can also opt to drive:
- for the ferry, even though the ferry terminal is only a 15-minute walk from the hotel, it’s easier to get to Propriano or Porto-Vecchio. To find out more about ferry connections, visit our article with all our tips for booking your ferry.
- for the plane. The nearest airport is Figari-Sud Corse, about 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. We recommend renting a car at the airport or taking a cab to the hotel.
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- Choose a car that is powerful enough (the roads are steep) but compact (some passages are narrow).
- Think of thecomplete insurance (some roads are tortuous and narrow).
- There is a lot of demand, book it early.
Hotel Cala di Greco offers free, dedicated parking for guests. So you can park your car in complete peace of mind during your stay.
The hotel parking lot is organized in several sections to be close to the various accommodations, offering convenient access for guests. If you need to recharge your electric vehicle, several charging stations are available at extra cost.
For people with reduced mobility
The Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio is committed to accessibility, and offers specially equipped rooms for people with reduced mobility (PRM). These rooms are designed to ensure comfort and ease of movement for the people concerned.
The facility is also equipped to accommodate people with reduced mobility in general. Measures have been taken to ensure their accessibility in common areas, such as entrances, corridors and public areas of the hotel.
As always, we advise you to check specific details directly with the establishment before booking.
Is the Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio family-friendly?
The Cala di Greco hotel in Bonifacio doesn’t specifically offer family rooms, but one of the suites has a sofa bed to complement the main bed.
However, if your budget allows and you’re looking for more space and privacy, the hotel also offers villa rentals. These villas can accommodate up to 8 people, offering ample space for families and larger groups. It’s an ideal option for enjoying a family holiday with all the comfort and privacy you need.