We stayed 4 nights at this gorgeous Auberge, and absolutely loved it.
The setting is just wonderful. Stunning sea views from the pool, restaurant, bar, tennis court, half of the rooms. Gorgeous sunsets.
The welcome was wonderful. All the staff go out of their way to ensure you have a fabulous time, and nothing is too much trouble. They ensure you feel relaxed and welcome.
Delicious food. We booked directly through their website, and booked the Demi-pension option. This included a 3 course evening dinner each night. The chef is totally dedicated and very hard - working. Everything is beautifully cooked, and typically Corsican fare.
Lovely pool and pool area. Great tennis court, although not up to Wimbledon standards, but good fun. You help yourself to racquets etc from the bar.
Enough parking - when you arrive, drive up the slope with the restaurant building on your left, and the bedrooms on your right (it’s quite clear once you’re there!), and you just park anywhere off the driveway where there’s a suitable space. The best 2 spaces are directly to the side of the bedroom block.
No phone network, but good internet in the lounge area at the entrance to the bedrooms.
The D81b is a little challenging, and we made sure we always approached the Auberge from the south, coming the long way from Calvi on purpose. It’s quicker and safer in my opinion.
I thoroughly recommend this delightful Auberge.
We had Room 1, with a beautiful sea view. The room had no telly, but this was not a disadvantage. Somehow the peacefulness of the setting filled our minds instead! Room was very clean and comfortable, and the porch/deck was wonderful to sit and relax.
Fabrice was very helpful and friendly, and gave us lots of helpful tips, such as:
'you can't get lost going to Corde as there is only one road there'. True enough!!
The pool was very refreshing after the long drive.
WE were lucky enough to have all our meals on the terrace with the amazing sea view as shown in the photo. The food was delicious, as were the wines and local aperitifs. We learned a good bit about Corsican food and bev too.
Fabrice told us about the hiking trails at the Valee du Fango and i highly recommend this day trip. The paths are well marked and there is a lovely pizza restaurant nearby.
All in all, our stay here was one of the high points of our visit to Corsica.
It was a bit disappointing to find this place isn't in Galeria, especially as we were travelling by bike and so had to graft another 10km uphill to get here - only to find it's not in a village at all, but totally on it's own on the high point of the road north from Galeria.
Still it's friendly, with a good restaurant, helpful staff and is clean. There's a great view from the restaurant, and the remoteness means it's absolutely quiet in the evenings, just the view of the sea, the stars overhead etc.
The beach 3km further on is all pebbles, and was all-but-deserted.
One minor quibble is that the bill was a bit on the high side: room, food drinks all added up a bit more than in other similar places.
This auberge is such a treat. It’s in a tranquil, scenic location, with a spectacular rocky coast just minutes down an easily walkable track, where you can watch breathtaking sunsets.
It was the end of the owners’ first season when I stayed (September 2013). The food is great: this lovely duo prepare a small range of quality dishes. I sampled wild boar, chicken, seafood and salads ... all the meals were prepared with love and care with quality ingredients - just perfect!
All the staff are lovely people - friendly and helpful. The room I had was large enough, clean and comfortable with ensuite shower and toilet … what more does one need? If you’re in need of a dip there’s the sea (obviously) and the freshwater rivers (recommended!), or perhaps the pool when warm enough.
I loved my time here. Evening meals on the terrace were often very sociable, with the owners and other guests joining for conversations in fractured English - for my benefit.
It is a bit remote, but if you want a really quiet night’s rest after a great meal on the terrace with westward views of the Mediterranean, then this might be for you. I went for some headspace - this was just what the doctor ordered!
If you do need to stay in touch WiFi is available, which was reliable and seemed pretty fast.
Another reviewer mentioned the tricky road to the auberge. If you take the D81 (rather than the D81B) from just outside Calvi, via the airport, it’s only the last 8km which are more challenging. Calvi is about 40 minutes from the auberge. This location gives immediate access to coastal roads (slow but scenic), for example the D81 continues to Ajaccio, and the landscapes and views en-route are well worth the effort. The RNs are generally faster but also have their challenges.
I would unreservedly recommend Auberge de Ferayola to you: a quality offering that is sure to improve as the new owner’s develop the business over the coming seasons.