Le Maquis*****: the perfect invitation for a stay with a sea view in Southern Corsica.
Between the sea and the mountains, in perfect harmony with an exceptional natural environment the 5-star hotel Le Maquis is more than a small piece of paradise on the waterside, it is a place of eternity, history and charm that has existed for more than half a century in Southern Corsica.
Constantly extended and embellished, but still lulled by the babbling waters of its fountain in the shape of a Corsican bighorn sheep’s head, the hotel is built against the hillside and stands among timeless verdant shady gardens.
Very quickly, the establishment can be discovered and the setting reveals itself to be stunning: just like a private residence, the hotel dominates its own beach, shimmering with light, nestling in a private paradisiac cove that is naturally protected. The view over the sea stretches towards the unmoving Sanguinaires islands and the lights of Ajaccio. Far from the hustle and bustle, peace and quiet reign and offer a feeling of having escaped to a beach at the end of the world.
The architecture is in a Mediterranean style combining pavilions with tile roofs and crenelated buildings similar to Genoese towers and Corsican citadels. The interior design has been personalised to an extreme, with ancient furniture, Pierre Frey fabrics, wooden shutters, visible beams, and more. Immersing yourself in this refined and delicate universe is a true joy. The atmosphere of a mansion, the harmony of the place and the refined details all capture your attention and immediately offer a natural sense of appropriation of the space. Le Maquis makes you feel immediately comfortable and you can abandon yourself and walk around it as if you were at home.
Nothing here is stuck in time and to the sense of well-being is added the magic of a hotel***** that is constantly being reinvented: new and constantly changing designs, perpetually different and new pleasures. Each visit is an enchantment and at every season you will find a different establishment.
But, although the hotel is always changing, the quality of service is a constant that can be enjoyed every day and finds its origins more in the great tradition of Corsican hospitality than in the usual services offered by a luxuryhotel.
Prepare your stay at Le Maquis in Corsica
Given the high demand at certain times of the year and the limited number of rooms, we recommend that you make your booking well in advance.
The hotel is open from March to the start of January every year.
At all times of the year, Corsica enjoys a privileged climate. Here, each season has its secrets and none is an exception to the rule. Let’s forget the obvious advantages of summer and the crowds on the beaches, and concentrate instead on the exceptional amount of sunshine and mild climate of the early and late seasons which are much quieter.
From April to June, the maquis is in bloom and filled with the aromas of spring as the beaches start to see their very first visitors of the year. Then, from September to the start of November, far from the hustle and bustle, celebrating autumn at Le Maquis means taking advantage of a beautiful Indian summer and the last rays of sunshine in the Mediterranean.
Finally, winter also means the heady sensation of the pure and invigorating air of the nearby mountains that offer a contrast with their snow-capped peaks and invite visitors to enjoy the pleasure of an outing before returning at the end of the day to the cosy atmosphere of the Hotel nestling between the sea and the mountains.
Whatever the season, it offers a complete change of scenery and the break from the grey skies is a joy in the fragrant southern light.
Services and facilities*****
- 18 rooms and 7 suites all different, with a sea view and a terrace or a private balcony, each one has an interior design personalised in an authentic style
- Communicating rooms on request
- Additional adult and children’s beds and cots in certain rooms on request
- Daily laundry and ironing service available from 9 am to 8 pm (external dry-cleaning service)
- Room service from 7 am to 11 pm Room Service Menu
- Wake-up service
- Fitness with a personal coach
- Beauty treatments
- Car, motorcycle, scooter and bicycle hire
- An equipped meeting room, air-conditioned with double-glazing, natural light and a view over the garden (up to 36 people; 60 m²)
- Luggage drop-off and left luggage
- Mail service
- Loan of DVD players
- Loan of board games
- Daily newspapers free of charge
- Private car park with valet service in the high season
- Massage room
- Free access to all the sports facilities at the hotel
- Concierge Service
The hotel’s layout on a gentle slope leading down to the sea implies the presence of five different levels of construction. Thus, the elements that are part of the charm of the establishment, unfortunately do not offer the best conditions for welcoming people with reduced mobility. A specific path leading to the entrance of the hotel and a lift are the only facilities that we were able to provide for ensuring access to the rooms and the floors of the main building only. However, none of the bedrooms has any specific equipment. Access to the restaurant and its terrace is on the same level, but access to some of the rooms, the pools and the beach involve steps or stairs.