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
We agree with Alex! We booked one night, and decided to stay for three. We used U Capu Biancu as a base for exploring area around Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio.
The super courteous and young staff from front desk to waiters to Aurelio the sommelier were very attentive to every whim.
Meals were incredible and portions were huge.
We must return for a longer stay.
Hotel U Capu Biancu is one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in. The rooms are wonderfully designed and very clean. If you have the chance to get a room with sea view, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it. The staff is very professional, very kind and they do everything to make you feel like home. The pool is just fabulous and the bar offers delicious cocktails all day long. It has a massage area nearby. The restaurant is very good, with local products and a large choice of dishes and wines, too. Snacks are available at the bar after 2 pm. They also provide kayaks and paddles for rent and they have a private boat tour in high-season and a private beach.
The location is pretty remote, but it’s worth the visit.
I definitely recommend this place for a relaxing getaway for couples.
We will come back!
We stayed a few nights in this hotel located in a pristine area at the end of the road. The view from the hotel is stunning over the sea. Our junior suite was spacious and offered all expected amenities in such a 4-star hotel.
The restaurant offers a creative cuisine with many original dishes (albeit a bit expensive in our opinion). Service is top quality and the staff will do its utmost to assist you and help you find interesting activities to do around the area. A great romantic place !
This place is remote, aloof, snobby, and very expensive. The pool is on the other side of the eating area, so you can't use it from late afternoon on. Bad design. Don't recommend. They didn't like it that we didn't dress formally for dinner. We did wear nice resort clothes, however.
One of the most beautiful locations ever, well designed and detailed Hotel with excellent service and facilities. Very good food.
We went with the intention to enjoy the beach, poolside and enjoy some well needed chill out time together. We were so impressed with the interesting natural, authentic and luxurious decor.
It has a very relaxed environment and all areas just open on to each other with a view to die for.
While the food was very good we did feel it was a little too expensive and felt it monopolised a little on thefact that the hotel was in such a remote location. You definitely need a car if you intent to visit some of the other beaches and Bonafacio Town etc otherwise Taxis and dining it can work out very expensive for the duration of your stay.
I feel too that the addition of free tea/coffee and daily cakes made available to the clientele would be a great addition to the Bar area as there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to others.