Hôtel U Capu Biancu
What We Love
- A boutique beach retreat on Corsica's south coast, with breakfast, a suite option and moreThe breakfast and complimentary welcome cocktail, to start your break off on the right foot
- The sublime views out over the sea from your guest room or suite
- Devouring local Corsican flavors in the hotel's restaurant
- Using your discount at the lovely spa – a complimentary perk
What To Know
- Chic guestrooms are done up in warm tones of exposed wood and stone
- The casual beachside eatery La Paillotte serves fresh seafood and has a terrace for sundowners
- Service is more hands-off
Think of a remote island escape, and you’re already halfway to Hotel U Capu Biancu. Right on the southern tip of the French island of Corsica, this four-star hotel is ideal for a secluded getaway. The hotel shows off blockbuster views of the surrounding bay, two private beaches for guests, a heated swimming pool to bathe stylishly in, plus a shiny TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
The nearest town of Bonifacio is about a 15-minute drive away, so you’re guaranteed a quiet break with nothing but the stellar scenery of the Gulf of Santa-Manza for company. There’s plenty to do in the surrounding Corsican landscape, though – hiking, horseback trails and canyoning are just some of the activities the island offers. If you just crave some R&R, there’s a dedicated napping area at U Capu Biancu, too. We won’t judge…
Rooms and suites
Both rooms and suites are decked out in lovely raw materials like wood or stone, have a light and airy feel and soft furnishings with warm tones. Superior rooms with sea view measure 237 to 258 square feet, and Junior suites with sea view include traditional architecture and alcoves among their 377 to 409 square feet. They both come with a balcony and views out over the bay.
U Capu Biancu’s restaurant does a neat line in local Corsican cuisine from head chef Gadjo El Hadji – expect seafood and meat dishes prepared with flair. There’s also the casual beachside eatery La Paillotte, which serves super-fresh, tasty seafood, alongside a lounge bar and terrace for sunset drinks.
Located right on the southern tip of Corsica, U Capu Biancu is a remote escape, rather than in the thick of it. The nearest town, Bonifacio, is about 15 minutes’ drive away, so the vibe here is all about seclusion. If you want to travel elsewhere in Corsica, it’d be a good idea to rent a car.
How to Get There
Fantastic location! Lovely private beach and a cute little gym. Good service. The rest is so so.
Restaurant - beautiful views but not that great food. Our fish in salt was super dry.
The toilet in the room had the most horrible smell that could not be ventilated.
Cappuccino at the hotel cost 8 EUR but tastes awful.
But the views !!!!:)
This hotel is truly a gem!
We got there late in the evening so it was quite dark driving all the way in a very dark road but as soon as we got to the hotel it was so worth it!!! We stayed in the rooms that face the garden but we did want these as we had outdoor showers and that reminded us of our honeymoon in Mozambique and Zambia. The room was super clean and we loved the bathtub!
We visited the hotel in the off-peak season so we didn't visit the beach. But the beaches nearby are one of the best I have ever been from all over the world!
The breakfast is to die for!!! Amazing!!! Great variety, friendly staff and is everything you want! Definitely eat breakfast there. We had it and then we were off for the day and just had dinner after going to the beach.
Dinner was really good as well and the setting is really romantic.
Gym facilities were great, clean and facing the sea.
The only downside was the swimming pool which wasn't heated due to a technical fault. Apart from that, we will definitely be back! Hopefully, the water is warmer :)
We spent a week here and Corsica is just beautiful.
For the positives first: nestled away at the edge of the bay, this hotel has an amazing location. Stunning views out to sea and set in lush gardens hidden away from any hustle and bustle.
Benjamin was on hand from the moment we arrived, organised our scooter and was a lovely friendly face in what often could feel like quite a cold environment.
The bar guys were excellent and I definitely recommend sipping a ‘basta-basta gin cocktail after a long day lazing on the beach.
The beach is small and very course with stones, so a pair of beach shoes are recommended, although lying on the loungers, you don’t often feel the need to get up!
The guys serving beers and cocktails are very friendly and they look after the guests well. There are paddle boards and kayaks for use.
The rooms although small were cleaned daily and there were nice touches each evening at turndown: fresh water and little notes on the bathroom mirror.
Now for the negatives:
We had breakfast on one day only as at €30 per person felt very expensive for what was on offer. Buffet style but with a limited choice- I would recommend going to Bonaficio if you can make it out. Lovely French restaurants overlooking the marina and a great selection of menu choices.
We went most days including evenings as the evening restaurant was also very limited ( only 1 vegetarian choice) which I am.
We ate in the hotel restaurant a couple of nights but I was only offered potatoes and veg which were the side dishes. It would have been nice to have been offered something a bit more- a salad or pasta choices.
This was my main issue. This hotel certainly felt more like a restaurant that just happened to have a hotel attached rather than the other way round.
There was an odd smell in the hotel room, so kept the doors open most of the time.
A few things could have made our stay a bit better- better sun loungers on the beach (they looked a bit worn out) more food choices ( maybe some less formal
Choices in the restaurant) we ate in our room a couple of nights so we could have the ‘snacking’ menu. ( you couldn’t have these late in the evening at the restaurant)
All in all a beautiful location but this hotel is very expensive for what is on offer! I’ve stayed at some stunning locations and hotels and have found better. We will return to Corsica but probably a different venue.
There are 11 “junior suites with sea view” out of 24 rooms. Room 121 is the odd room - split level, so bed area is less than standard room with limited walking space round the bed & no bed side table. There is a pillar in the middle of the downstairs seating area, which limits view. The room is in the corner of the building so low and limited view. The sea cannot be seen from bed. The downstairs has large bushes so no view. The ventilation is only from doors downstairs(being open security risk). The air con is noisy with odd rattle. The bathroom is small and no view/light.
On complaining that this was not what we bought (paid in advance) they moved us next day to 119 - what an amazing contrast! One level, SPACE and VIEW. Separate toilet twice size of 121. Bath had some view. Ventilation in bedroom and sitting room. Balcony with view. Bedroom with space!
Room 121 really should not be promoted a “junior suited with sea view”.
I can't say enough about this hotel. First of all, it is in such a beautiful place, private, surrounded by nature. If your room is not ready when you arrive, or if you need to check out and still have hours left before your flight, they provide you with a room and shower, so you can enjoy the hotel until the last minute. The service is amazing, and they always strive to please. Always with a smile. Benjamin the concierge, will find a solution for everything, he is a-mazing. And finally, as opposed to other hotels, there have so many details to make your stay feel special. This is a hotel that really cares about the customer experience being memorable. 100% recommend.