Friendly, affordable but out of town
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Stayed here as I had business in Furiani and this was halfway between there and town. Not that staff seem to know this, nor the Bastia Tourist Office, but it's near the Bassanese stop (little more than a rubbish-stewn concrete shelter and platform) on the main train line – one stop down is L'Arinella, the city beach. Standard low- to mid-range hotel, decent room with a welcome little balcony. Remains lower mid-range due to annoying touches such as watered-down soap in dispensers instead of complimentary bars, WiFi not working etc etc. In-house restaurant the only one in the immediate vicinity, though the unpromising takeaway pizzeria (with outdoor tables) opposite surprisingly good. Staff decent, though was charged more than I reserved for through Expedia. If your visit is entirely centred around Bastia, not worth posting yourself out here unless there's a huge difference in price. For the beach and Furiani though, providing you can flag down the train as it approaches, an overall pleasant and affordable stay.