Hotel Dominique Colonna in Corte
Luxurious & stylish hotel surrounded by nature in the heart of the Restonica Valley
LULU ESCAPES RATING: ★★★★★
Location: Restonica Valley - Corte, Corsica
Price: standard rooms starting at 185€/night - (breakfast not included) - Check latest prices
Rooms: the hotel has 28 rooms & 2 suites - Alba & A Casuccia - all offering a private terrace or balcony with garden and/or river views. The suites additionally have a living area & fireplace. All rooms have a king size bed, A/C & heating, Nuxe bathroom toiletries, bathtub and/or walk-in shower
Service: extremely welcoming, friendly & efficient
Style: renovated hotel on river bank, elegant design using natural materials, wild surroundings in the mountains, peaceful & relaxing ambiance
Facilities: outdoor heated swimming pool, gardens & terraces with outdoor seating areas, reading room, veranda, bar, river access, massage rooms & parking
Wi-Fi: free - good service in hotel & suites
Website: Hotel Dominique Colonna
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suite A CASUCCIA
Communal areas & reception
gardens & river
Veranda & bar
SUMMARY OF Dominique Colonna
Located next to the Restonica river and only a few minutes drive from Corte, the Dominique Colonna Hotel is THE place to stay in the Restonica Valley. The hotel is owned and run by Nataly who is originally from Canada. She is a true nature lover and has managed to incorporate her passion for the outdoors in the design of the hotel by using natural elements, such as stone and wood. On a side note, the hotel used to be owned by Nataly’s father-in-law, a former renowned football player. The hotel has changed a lot since its renovation in 2014 and is now more of a serene, sleek and discrete hotel.
We stayed in the A Casuccia suite which has two double rooms, two large bathrooms - one with a walk-in shower and the other with big bathtub - a living room, a small balcony with a table & chairs and beautiful views over the river. The suite is fully equipped with modern installations and the sweet honey fragrance of the bathroom amenities by Nuxe smells wonderful (a French brand I personally love). The king size bed was extremely comfortable and special attention has been given by having soft sheets, duvets and pillows to make sure you sleep like a baby. I also really appreciated all the light coming into the suite from the large sliding glass doors and the Velux windows on the ceilings.
The hotel has an outdoor heated pool next to the river which is an ideal place to relax on a sunny day, especially after a long hike or a walk in the mountains. There is also a lovely two-level outdoor terrace with direct views over the river and a glass veranda for those rainy cloudy days.... Breakfast is served as a small buffet and most products are homemade or sourced locally which is something I highly value. The hotel provides the possibility of ordering a picnic basket for the day and also serves local cheese and charcuterie slates. For cooked meals you can to go to neighbouring Auberge de La Restonica restaurant.
We really enjoyed our relaxing stay at the Dominique Colonna Hotel and truly appreciated the kindness and efficiency of the staff. They made us feel at home and kindly gave us lots of tips for the rest of our trip in Corsica. The hotel is even more beautiful in person and the constant sound of the river flowing is extremely soothing. There is a pleasant harmony between the natural decor and the luxurious design and facilities making it the perfect place for a peaceful retreat.