Hôtel les Mouettes, Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Welcoming guests for almost 100 years, this authentic turn-of-the-century villa simply oozes soul and charm. Each of the 28 rooms and suites comes with its own unique sense of Riviera style: the majority with memorable views over the Med or Gulf of Ajaccio.
Sharing those views are the large, pine-shaded terrace, heated saltwater pool and adjacent small sandy beach. Aside from a breakfast room and gourmet snack bar there are no other eateries on-site, but it's just a pleasant 30-minute stroll along the coast to Ajaccio, and activity-wise almost anything can be arranged.