Need To Know
29, including 14 suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. The hotel aims to have your room made up for your arrival but standard check-in is 3pm. There’s a ‘courtesy room’ with a shower for late departures or early arrivals.
Double rooms from £276.62 (€320), including tax at 2.1 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast (€32 for buffet-style spread; €20 for children). Crank your room plan up to half-board for €90 per day (€45 for under-12s). Childrencan stay in cots (€50) or extra beds (€150) – in all residences.
Two rooms have disabled access (one suite and one villa).
1 January to 1 April.
At the hotel
Spa, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, hammam, restaurant, bar, seven acres of grounds, helipad, DVD library, free WiFi throughout.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, minibar, CD/DVD player, Corsican bath products by Casanera, slippers, bathrobes.
Our favourite rooms
One of La Signoria’s biggest bonuses is its variety of room types: it can meet the requirements of any brood, whether you are three or eight. Most rooms will take at least a cot, but the main draw for families is the assortment of villas, which each have at least two bedrooms, a kitchen, a private pool, a petite garden and a terrace. They also have gorgeous en suites for mum and dad, and are really roomy, dotted with antique French chairs and armoires. Most have roll-top baths too, but do check when you book if that sort of thing is important to you. Avoid the alluringly titled Prestige Villa, which is aimed squarely at couples.
The main outdoor pool is gated and heated to a hospitable 28 degrees. There are no restrictions for children, big wide steps to toddle on and well-shaded loungers for afterwards. The restaurant terrace is directly above so you can look over while you lunch. Please note that, in accordance with French law, children in pools must be supervised at all times.
Spa Casanera is an all-Corsican affair – all products are home-grown or homemade. Elsewhere, the hammam is handily located next to the pool, so you can take it in turns to watch the kids and pamper yourself. On the other side of the pool, a pavilion houses a massive old stone Jacuzzi with hand painted walls and a domed roof.
The supply of babysitters isn’t endless, so book two weeks ahead if you can. Think of your spa treatments, too; you might appreciate a sitter while you’re smothered in 100 per cent organic Corsican Crema Preziosa.