The Area: Set in the ancient fishing village of Erbalunga – which inspired many famous painters of the 20th century – at the beginning of the magnificent Cap Corse, only 15 minutes away from Bastia.
The DNA: Castel Brando is a charming hotel set within a patrician mansion from 1853, typical of the Cape Corse peninsula. Like many people from the area at the time, the owner went to the Americas and returned to his native Corsica having made a fortune, and creating a splendid Mediterranean garden with numerous exotic palm trees, cedars, and lime trees of the Caribbean, Lebanon and South America. There is a small library and lounge with a vaulted ceiling with paintings by the original owners of the Demeure. A warm and cosy place, the lounge is an ideal spot for enjoying a cup of tea or coffee or to share a bottle of wine during the cooler nights. A gourmet breakfast, offering products and produces from organic and local farms can be enjoyed on the patio. Les Américains, the hotel’s restaurant, is a place to enjoy simple and delicious island cooking, accompanied by the best wines of the region. A centuries-old olive tree, gigantic palm trees and an antique fountain dominate the courtyard shaded by the main house, reminiscent of Tuscany. A heated pool and a jacuzzi are located in the middle of the park, where guests can enjoy the shade of pergolas or the sunshine on sunloungers. A second pool, amongst the orange trees is even more relaxing and tranquil. The small Spa Intimu offers a range of massages and beauty treatments using aromatic, organic Corsican products. It also offers a hydromassage waterbed, steambath with chromo and aromatherapy, a sauna, a jacuzzi and a fitness room
Suite-Me-Up: The cosy rooms and suites are distributed between the original ‘Demeure’ and some equally stylish outbuildings. All feature an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere with warm, bright pastel colors. Room facilities include air conditioning, a TV, a safe and a minibar while superior rooms and suites come with bluetooth speakers, ironing facilities, and a small library. Most rooms have balconies or terraces hidden in front overlooking the Brando valley or the magnificent gardens.
Your hosts: Jöelle and Jean Paul Pieri
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 40 rooms & suites (16-25m2) (172-269 sq ft) • ✅ free on-site parking ✅ pet friendly, no charges • wheelchair accessible