Boutique hotel in southern Corsica
Posted Aug 12, 2015
My husband and I stayed at the Roc i Fiori after 2 weeks on the island, before flying home. It's situated in the picturesque little hamlet of Boca Dell 'Oro, just along the road from our favourite pizzeria and about 5 minutes drive from the beautiful Santa Guillia beach. There are lots of other stunning beaches within easy driving distance, such as the Palombaggia and Carataggio beaches. The beaches in southern Corsica have fine white sand and azure blue crystal clear water; although many have 'paillotes' (these are simple little wooden beach restaurants with a decked floor and bamboo roof but the food is excellent), they are unspoilt and free from any other development. Our favourite beach restaraunt is the I Pini, which is at the northern end of the Palombaggia beach, where the fish is cooked over wood and you can eat with the sea lapping just feet away from your table - it's just beautiful!
Our room at the Roc I Fiori was spacious, clean and comfortable (decent mattress, nice white towels, dressing gown etc) and the air conditioning is quiet and efficient. We had our own balcony, with a fantastic view back over the interior of the island, the Porto Vecchio gulf - and the mountains. The restaraunt is really pretty at night and the food and service were both good. Breakfast was also way above average in terms of choice and our lovely waitress. While we were there we used the outside pool and jacuzzi, which are small but nicely landscaped with a decking area to sunbathe on.