Lovely people on the reception, splendid breakfast with ocean views and a view of the citadel. Clean rooms, air conditioning, all usual stuff...
Right in the middle of town, not far from anything you need.
A short drive to the beach. A short walk up into the old town which has not changed for hundreds of years.
Catch a choral concert at the old church to take in the history.
By the hotel in the evenings, small crowds gather to play pétanque, drink beer or aperol.
The hotel has a lovely pool, and if you walk down the track at the side of the pool, you can clamber onto the rocks, dive in and snorkel in the salty Mediterranean sea.
I will bring the family next time!
Many of the other reviews discuss some quirks of the hotel. Locked fridge and set of rules given to you. We used the safe with no problems. We stayed on a Newmarket holiday and it was one of the most enjoyable we have had. Our room faced the ocean and pool and was quite adequate if you were out during the day. We had a balcony and it was pleasant to sit there with a great view. The water was always hot and it was quiet. The staff (apart from the owner or manager - perhaps a smile and bonjour would have been nice) were most welcoming and most efficient. . Food had no choice but everything was good, especially the fish soup. Strange that you had the same fruit salad as at breakfast one day. It was good that mostly Corsican in style. Wonderful touch to have a welcome cocktail on our first night and wine was served with the meal. You should realise that Calvi is very hilly and it was quite a climb down to the town from the hotel. Corsica is a wonderful and country and Calvi a beautiful town.
There are a wide range of reviews about this hotel so to be fair I have divided my review into positives and negatives.
1. The location is superb, with views of the citadel and the sea, and within easy walking distance of the town, although it is a steep climb to return to the hotel. Calvi is a lovely town...picturesque and unspoiled.
2. The staff are really nice particularly in the restaurant and reception. The Manager/Owner ,who has been criticized in so many reviews, was rather gruff at the start, but when you took the trouble to speak in French, he was helpful, particularly in confirming a boat trip to Scandola.
3.The rooms were clean, well serviced, and our room (101) had a balcony, overlooking the good swimming pool and the citadel. It was quiet and comfortable, but with no tea/coffee facilities. Bathroom and separate toilet were modern although small.
4.All other facilities summarised by Tripadvisor are there.
1.There is a locked fridge in the room but there is a charge of 5 euros per day for its use! There is an old safe in the room.....difficult to use...and if it goes wrong you are charged 80 euros to repair it....we did not use it!
2. Breakfast was OK, but the 'hot' food.....scrambled egg, streaky bacon and hash browns was only just warm. Served 7.15-9.00. If you are late little is left.
3. The evening meal was variable with no choice. Fortunately we had lunches in excellent Corsican restaurants, so were not dependent on the evening meal.
This hotel is a good base. It was not the fault of the hotel that our tour company (Newmarket Holidays) insisted we picked up and left the coach tours at the monument about 100 metres from the hotel.
he hotel was very nice. The food was not good.The meal the first night was unedible.The manager sat in the reception and never spoke to us.There was not enough chairs around the pool.\it is not 3star
This was me and my wifes third stay at St Christoph and what a change from last time, the girls on reception are very friendly,there is now a lift so you can get to the pool without going through the reception area,the dining room has had a facelift, new chairs and tables and has been repainted a very nice pastel colour. The hotel is very very clean and great value for money.