Hotel Residence U Paesolu3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Very nice complex of holiday apartments. Spacious room with good beds, sitting/lounge area, terrace and well equipped kitchen. Wonderfull view over the bay. Nearby many -although somewhat expensive- restaurants to choose from.
We spent one night in this Hotel on our way to Bonifacio to catch the ferry to Sardinia. It was a little hard to find, as we did not realise it was actually on the way to a village called Pinarello, rather than in Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio as indicated in the booking information, and there was no street address given. It is an older style establishment, set in beautiful extensive grounds, but showing its age somewhat, and in need of some renovation. We stayed in a small studio apartment, which was comfortable and had its own private patio. This was nice, as was having a kitchen, but the gas stovetop burners' automatic lighters did not work, necessitating a trip back to reception. It was a little annoying having to boil water in a saucepan to make a cup of tea, but that was a minor inconvenience. The lighting in the studio was atrocious, and totally inadequate for anyone wanting to read. The flat screen TV worked well, and had multiple language options - this was a plus. The bathroom plumbing was a bit noisy, but not as noisy as that of our upstairs neighbours, which woke me at least twice during the night. The local cat also woke us during the night, very persistently scratching at the window, and then at the door, to get in.j We elected not to have breakfast in the retardant, as we felt that what was on offer was somewhat overpriced.
Have recently visited the hotel on 3 night having ended to try and spent the least time possible in the room for its poor size, bad level of cleanliness (the room was not clean with paper in the toilet when we check in) but also to avoid to have a disappointing experience. Paid 140 room per night for what its was a 2 star hotel room style of a highway in germany, just that at least there is clean. We spoke english italian and french to them but had difficulty in get understood for basic needs, got an extremely bad look for anything we asked and ended up missing the poor, simple but cozy and welcoming place we rented in Calvi... Would not go back even for free and would advice to avoid booking the hotel rooms hoping that the villas might be better. Ps the villas were an option when we checked in and realize that us plus the two luggages would not fit, yet naturally would have been 110 euro more per night..........
We were in studio apartment which we found more than adequate with stunning views from front and rear windows. There was a problem with the hot water system so we offered alternative accommodation in a bungalow which was even better than the studio, all in all a very pleasant stay thanks to the assistance and attentiveness of the staff.
had a great holiday despite an ugly room in a lifeless group of rooms and villas. my wife was pregnant at the time and a lack of promised airconditioning made her stay uncomfortable. we're going again to pinerello. just not with thompson
Thanks to Trip Advisor we were well prepared for our stay. We had two adjoining mini villas, set amongst trees, which were well equipped - microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer, hair drier. Second bedroom was fine for two youngish children but too small to put a cot in too. The bathroom was rather small. The villas had been thoroughly cleaned; no maid service so a cleaning kit would have been useful as would more towels. The site itself was quiet so plenty of room around the pool. Very friendly staff. Good range of restaurants within walking distance - a little expensive due to the exchange rate. A car is really a must - we were able to go to different beaches ( La Testa is 10 minutes away, almost empty and rock pools ideal for our granddaughter). We could also get to the hypermarket though the Spar in the nearest village is adequate. Essentials are a car, plenty of sun cream, citronelle candles and insect repellent , although we were bitten out and about not on site. Not a problem if you're prepared. Overall, a brilliant , relaxed holiday which the whole family enjoyed. We definitely would return.
We have just come back from the U Paesolu, Corsica and although Corsica is a lovely Island we were not informed by the holiday company that there is hardly anything open at the end of September, the nearest shops open is 45 min walk from the Hotel, you need a car to get about but if you hire it on the Island you pay 3 times as much as hiring it at home, plus they charge you 50 Euros to bring it to your accommodation and if you don't pay that you don't get it, we were also ill informed that there is no public transport in September nothing at all so if you don't hire a car you have to walk, the beach is 20 mins walk from the Hotel not 10 mins and the walk back up from the restaurants is slightly up hill, definately not for the infirm. The hotel did not clean the room at all and if you wanted new towels you had to cart up to the laundry to change yours, and when they are soaking wet its not a nice job. Very dissapointed with the Hotel there was a wedding on the Saturday and we were thrown out of the bar, the next nearest one is in the bay so not on the door step, I wouldn't recommend this at all.
We have just returned from a week in Corsica staying at the U Paesolu Residence. After mixed reviews on this website, we weren't sure what to expect. On arrival we were greeted by really friendly reception staff, who showed us to our studio apartment. It was clean and nicely decorated, the bathroom looked nearly new and the kitchen was fine if a little under equipped. However the main problem was an incredible stink coming from the kitchen drain. After one night of this we complained in the morning, returned that evening to find the smell was worse and nothing had been done. Another trip to reception (the evening staff speak little english) and we were handed the keys to a mini villa to move to. After hearing bad things about the mini villas here we were slightly apprehensive, but our villa turned out to be newer than the others, with 2 bedrooms, a bigger kitchen and best of all a sea view from a large terrace with a BBQ. It was clean and tidy, if not nicely decorated (especially loved the turquoise plastic sofa). We were really pleased with this upgrade, whereas if we had paid the going rate for this villa I would have been disappointed. The pool area was good, the pool much bigger than it looked in the photos with great views across Pinarellu bay. You definately need a car if you are staying here, the tiny 'resort' with a handful of restaurants and Pinarellu beach is a good 10-15 minute walk away, and apart from one little expensive food shop (which closed for the end of the season) there was no supermarket. We shopped at Geant in Porto Vecchio which was much cheaper and great for self-catering, we found restaurants expensive, and as a vegetarian pretty limited. The pizzeria in Pinarellu was particularly good and friendly, with amazing desserts, pizzas 8-12 euros, desserts 7 euros. One other thing to mention about a trip to Corsica is definately don't hire a car from the Hertz desk at Figari airport. Despite making a reservation in full and paying before hand, we stood in a queue with about 20 other people for almost 2 hours on arrival as they had run out of cars after giving them to people with no reservations and we had to wait for more to be returned and cleaned. The staff spoke very little English and it was chaos- not recommended. All in all we had a fantastic holiday in Corsica, don't miss Rondinara beach near Bonifacio or Palombaggia beach, we loved the island and U Paesolu is a nice place to stay, if a little over priced for the stndard of accomodation.
Just got back from a week in Pinareddu/ Pinarello only then did I read the reviews, It seems like I agree with the Nottinham review! we were supposed to have adjoining rooms in an appartment how can this happen in a mini villa? It didn't state in our brochure they were little villas dotted around dusty woodland. With no Air-con just one mucky fan per villa it was stupid! the windows had to be shut because of the bugs, mozzies and other flying insects as there was no mesh on the shutters, it was like being in an oven. Talking of oven when I popped open the microwave door open it had mouldy bread inside and a pack of biscuits with a bug on!!! The villas were scruffy they obviously don't clean them just change towels and sheets once a week. The towels all looked like what other people had left behind (all odd colours and sizes). the pool is not large and is very crowded. CORSICA (south).. very expensive, 80 euros we were averaging for a meal for two adults a 13 year old and a 16 year old. CAR HIRE.. They don't bring the car to your hotel, so it's either at the airport or get a taxi to Porto Vecchio which is around 30 euros. YOU DEFFINATELY NEED A CAR TO SEE ANYTHING HERE! THERE ARE SOME BEAUTIFUL BEACHES Palomabaggia is lovely, some good snorkeling around too.also head inland to the national park near the activity centre for fantastic rock pool swimming, this is where the locals go. The suprise of added Tax per person they charge you at the end is a bit cheeky, cant believe the rep never mentioned it. verdict...expensive , pick accommodation well, lovely sights to see if you have a car. The Mac Family
Traffic horrendous in July,road out of U Paesolu meets the main road at a T- junction and long tailbacks mean you are almost trapped. Very basic studios,no toilet paper or soap provided,very poor lighting if you like reading in bed. Helpful reception staff. Over priced restaurant
Hotel Residence U Paesolu places you within a 15-minute walk of Pinarellu Beach. This 13-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Olmuccio Beach is also close to this Sainte-Lucie-de-Porto-Vecchio hotel.
The 13 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and dishwashers. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Safes and phones are also standard. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
At Hotel Residence U Paesolu, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use.
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63% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 172 reviews