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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The view from Castel Clara was definitely amazing but not worth the cost. We were given incorrect information at check-in about food options and times and as we didn't have a car, we were stuck eating all of our meals at the hotel. Service for our dinner the first night was horrible, especially given the price of the meal. Also the pictures of the swimming pool and whirlpool are very deceiving and the smell of chlorine was overpowering.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the sea.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jane_d15
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have been back a couple of times, and each visit in July is pure pleasure. Rest, thalassa-spa/massages, hikes or bicycling around the Island or simply sitting enjoying the sea view.
Try the fresh seafood, especially oysters. Try not to eat all the desserts... delicious, especially the crème de caramel au beurre salé...
Good visits: Musée Citadelle Vauban, Sarah Bernhardt's home, Lighthouse, private garden: Jardin de la Boulaye.
Order special glasses/objects at "Fluïd" - creative local glassmakers.
Even the ride to/from the mainland is enjoyable.

Room Tip: My preference was with a terrace overlooking the sea.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank MimiVoyage2012
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic view and dinner venue, exquisite wine cellar, very friendly and service minded staff.

All this comes at a cost, but we felt very well taken care of, and just to picture the level, once heading back, the Castel Clara chef recognised us on the ferry leaving Belle Ille, and specifically came forward and treated us, hoping our stay had been what we wanted etc.

I am a bit surprised that in an establishment like Castel Clara English is not so well spoken (including spa brochures) even though we both speaks French as well, it did not pose a problem.

Nice surroundings and very relaxing, small nice villages. We will go back!

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Mats B
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a junior suite, overlooking the bay. We were very lucky with the weather, big blue sky and expansive sea view. However, the room was right above one of its restaurants. It could be very noisy in the evening. Dinners often finished around 10.30pm. We were charged over € 450 a night, but could not have quiet time. The room has a balcony, but is overlooked by dinners downstairs. No privacy at all. Breakfast was alrigit, enough choices. We also tried the seafood buffet. Unfortunately my partner had stomach upset the second day. As it was very warm, there were flies flying around the seafood.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Worldflyer99
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is fine and the staff is polite and helpful.
Spa & Thalasso are also good, but not all their practitioners have same level of experience. I was disappointed with 1 massage out of 3.
The biggest downside of its hotel is the fact that there is no light menu for diner. Most of the Thalasso I have visited lately already have integrated light 400-600 calorie 3 course options into their menus (that taste delicious by the way). This one proudly announces that it's diners are between 800 and 1200 calories. Don't know about you, but for me it is quite a lot especially if you plan to have a healthy time off and go to bed early feeling light.
Nevertheless the food in the restaurant 360 was rather good and Desserts were really a piece of art that I had no choice, but to consume ;)

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank GeorgeGii
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