Alto di Pinarello

Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio, Corsica

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  • 1-3
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  • 9 stylish apartments
  • 1 to 3 bedrooms
  • Superb for families
  • Honesty bar
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Walking distance from charming Pinarello and pristine beaches

Early bird offer... Many of our 2022 holidays are now on sale and we're promising this year's prices when you book before 30 June 2021. The offer only applies to properties where 2022 prices are listed but all other properties can still be reserved online using our Advance Registration scheme.

Just a ten-minute stroll from one of Europe’s most spectacular beaches and enjoying surroundings of such rugged beauty that you’ll never tire of exploring, Alto di Pinarello is perfectly placed for enjoying Corsican life at its best. Nine, light and contemporary apartments are arranged over two floors, each with its own well-equipped kitchen, spacious open plan living and dining area and private balcony or terrace. The choice of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments make Alto di Pinarello equally suitable for couples, families or larger groups and with three lovely bays just a short stroll away, where fine white sands shelve gently into the azure waters, every day can be a beach day, no matter what else you have planned.

Parents travelling with pre-school children can pack light in the knowledge they will receive a complimentary infant pack on arrival, with everything needed to keep babies and toddlers contented on their holiday and the charming heated pool is gated for extra peace of mind.

Though you can be perfectly self-sufficient at Alto di Pinarello, there is an honesty bar for those moments when you are too busy relaxing to venture far a-field and the ice-cream freezer is a magnet for our younger guests who also enjoy table-tennis and a selection of outdoor games. If you’re feeling energetic, there are tennis courts and watersports within easy walking distance of the apartments and though the beaches are sure to capture your imagination the ten hectares of pine forest behind Pinarello beach are equally appealing, a haven for walking or a leisurely picnic. Nearby A Tyroliana Parc offers tree-top adventures, canyoning and rock climbing for those in search of adventure and when temperatures climb, a cooling dip at the inland rock pools on the Cavu River is an idyllic way to spend the afternoon.

For lazy lunches and waterside dining there are some extremely inviting beachfront options just a ten-minute stroll away in bijou Pinarello village, or venture south to sophisticated Porto Vecchio, around 30 minutes away by car, for fresh seafood by the harbour and a serious dose of Corsican chic.



  • 9 apartments
  • 1 to 3 bedrooms (sleeps 2-6)


  • Reception area
  • Library including children’s books and DVDs
  • Toys and inflatables available – not available in 2020 due to Covid-19
  • Chill-out lounge by the pool
  • Poolside shower 
  • Shared swimming pool 12.5m x 4m (depth 1.4m throughout), heated in May, June and September
  • Private parking
  • Our Covid-19 pledge means your holiday is fully protected. However, there may be special conditions surrounding flexible booking at this property. For further details, please visit: /covid-pledge-flexible-booking.

All apartments

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Safe
  • Barbecue (charcoal not included)
  • Balcony or terrace

Alto di Pinarello apartments

  • Lavezzi, Vardiola, Palombaggia, Ballistra and Benedettu – 2-bedroom apartments (sleeps 2-4)
  • Rondinara and Piantarella – 1-bedroom apartments (sleeps 2-4)
  • Roccapina and Cala Rossa – 3-bedroom suites (sleeps 2-6)

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary infant pack included
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4pm
  • Check-out time – 9am


  • Beach and restaurants 10min walk
  • Shops (St Lucie de Porto Vecchio) 5min drive
  • Porto Vecchio 30min drive
  • Figari airport 1hr drive
  • Bastia airport 2hr drive


This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.

Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire in Corsica; please click here to view options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include: 

  • Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
  • Free additional driver

When you book your car with us, we'll also make sure the paperwork is done in advance, leaving you free to simply check and sign for the vehicle when you arrive. For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.

* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Customer feedback 

Please note, any reviews dated 2019 refer to Alto di Pinarello when it operated as a Simpson Hotel for one year.

Fred was an excellent host, nothing was too much trouble for him and he sent us off every day with an excellent breakfast and he would regularly look at his map to give directions for our days out along with points of interest. 
Gillian Ibbotson – September 2019

Hotel Alto di Pinarello is an outstanding hotel which combines the best of hotel service with the flexibility of a self-catering holiday. One reason for its success is undoubtedly due to Fred and the team. It is rare to find someone who appears to be working all day for 7 days a week and is better than any guide book in suggesting places to visit, while also being an excellent cook and the most welcoming host.
Jane – September 2019

Our holiday at Alto di Pinarello was our first family holiday abroad with our year old son, Fred, and Zena could not have been more helpful and our experience exceeded our expectations. There were lots of children’s toys available and the local beaches were perfect for toddlers. Fred’s breakfasts and barbecue were also a major highlight and worth going back for alone!
Mrs Davies – September 2019

We had a fabulous holiday in Corsica. Fred is a fantastic host. His cooking is superb and his knowledge of the area excellent. All other members of staff were equally welcoming and as a result we really enjoyed our stay.
Jo Cook – September 2019

I cannot praise Alto di Pinarello highly enough. Fred, his wife and their team were absolutely amazing. We will definitely go back.
I Evans – August 2019

We loved our stay. The location and set up are both great. The combination of being served a hotel breakfast, with having a fully equipped self-catering apartment, with being so near to lots of restaurants, provided excellent flexibility and worked really well for us as a family. Fred and his wife, Zena, are very friendly hosts. Fred’s cooked breakfasts are delicious. And his local knowledge and recommendations for what to do and where to go were priceless. We stayed for a week and didn’t want to leave!
Mrs Bollinghaus – August 2019

We had an amazing week at Hotel Alto di Pinarello. Fred’s breakfasts and Friday night barbecue were both magnificent and he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the local area. The location of the hotel was perfect – just 10 minutes’ walk from Pinarello, one of Corsica’s best beaches and where there was a good selection of restaurants. The southern coast of Corsica has some stunningly beautiful beaches, with jaw-dropping turquoise seas and we enjoyed exploring them. We certainly intend to come back again.
Mrs Williams – August 2019

Fred just has a great affinity with food. The breakfasts were exceptional: beautiful ingredients and meticulously prepared. The barbecue and welcome buffet were also excellent. Throughout our stay, we felt that nothing was too much trouble from any of the team. Zena and Fred made our holiday go from great to exceptional.
Simpson Traveller – August 2019

Fred and Zena were amazing, sorting out local issues with the flight and car hire late on Sunday and served a delicious breakfast early the next day. Very helpful local advice and tips and always around if you needed them but not intrusive into the very relaxing holiday experience!
Sarah Rees – July 2019

If you’re looking for a quiet week lazing around in the sun, in idyllic and very comfortable surroundings, with beautiful beaches on your doorstep and a very amiable host Fred starting every day off with a Corsican/English fusion breakfast and helpful advice on your plans – then Hotel Alto di Pinarello is definitely the place to come.
Paul & Fiona Colvin – July 2019

We have had the best holiday ever at the Alto di Pinarello – ideally situated for all of our favourite places in South Corsica – the Col de Bavella, Porto Vecchio, Bonifacio and all the excellent beaches around. Pinarello village is only a few minutes’ walk and had a good variety of cafés and restaurants. The staff at the hotel were exceptionally warm and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble.
Mrs Gregory – July 2019

The staff were exceptional in their helpfulness, warmth and expertise. Fred deserves a special mention. His breakfasts were excellent and he was always on hand to answer questions and point us in the right direction. He absolutely went the extra mile to ensure we enjoyed our holiday.
Mr & Mrs Shaw – July 2019

I don't usually write reviews unless I'm unhappy but having just returned from Hotel Alto Pinarello, I can honestly say it surpassed my expectations. The apartments are exceptionally well fitted out with everything you could possibly want. Spotlessly clean. Fantastic breakfasts every day on the outside terrace cooked to order with fresh coffee and warm croissants. Welcome drinks and a barbecue evening are brilliant social events hosted by the lovely Fred and Zena, whose help and advice of Corsica is priceless! I left feeling that I had made a couple of great friends there! Two weeks is not long enough! If you've got this far then just book it and go – what are you waiting for.
Mrs Robinson – July 2019

Fred and Zena are excellent hosts. We really appreciated the Friday night barbecue they put on for guests. It was hard work and a late night for them but we all enjoyed fabulous food and great company. The location of the property is so close to beaches and high quality restaurants. Fred went out of his way to give us tips and information on surrounding area. Kitchen in apartment so well equipped made for easy living, Thank you for another great holiday. Our 4th with you now.
Krishna & Tim – July 2019

We stayed at the Alto di Pinarello Hotel and the Apartment Paolina as a two-centre holiday. Although very different, both accommodations lived up to our expectations and in some cases exceeded them. The concierge, Fred, had excellent knowledge of the area and cooked a mean breakfast! The hotel location was ideally suited for exploring the area with its mountain villages, rock pools and scenery.
Hilary & Trevor Howe – June 2019

We had an amazing holiday at Alto di Pinarello. Fred was the perfect host. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and could not have been more thoughtful, especially with our 2-year-old daughter. The location is excellent, an easy stroll to the beach and restaurants and within a few minutes’ drive of the beautiful mountains. The accommodation itself is of a really high standard, with everything you could possibly need provided. As a family it worked perfectly for us. We also went to the barbecue Fred hosted, the food and wine were great. It was excellent value and a real highlight of our week. We had such a brilliant time, we only wish we had booked a fortnight!
Liz & Paul Oldfield – June 2019

This was our first trip as a family of four with two young children and Simpson made the whole experience incredibly straight-forward – everything was thought of in the apartment, and the Simpson team was fantastic. Thank you!
Mrs Murphy – June 2019

We had a wonderful holiday with friends, the accommodation was excellent. Everything you could need – in fact we only ate out one night; it was so beautiful to sit out on the terrace under the stars. Amazing views and location. Especially liked the little touches, the honesty bars, availability of beach equipment, pool towels, the hamper was great for the first night everything we needed for an evening meal. Brilliant – would definitely recommend.
Mrs Clarke – September 2018



We had a wonderful holiday with friends, the accommodation was excellent. Everything you could need – in fact we only ate out one night; it was so beautiful to sit out on the terrace under the stars. Amazing views and location. Especially liked the little touches, the honesty bars, availability of beach equipment, pool towels, the hamper was great for the first night everything we needed for an evening meal. Brilliant – would definitely recommend.
Mrs Clarke – September 2018

Pinarello is a great place to stay if you enjoy the sunshine, walking barefoot along a soft sandy beach and swimming in a warm, crystal clear sea. The pace of life is slow and the locals are friendly. There is a good choice of supermarkets, restaurants, local market and wineries. In fact all the ingredients for a perfect holiday.
Mr & Mrs Foster – September 2018

The perfect location for a family holiday, easy access to a lovely beach and restaurants, plus a good size shared pool back, perfect for youngsters after a morning playing on the sand. The partnership with Simpson Travel worked well, the range of toys and books available as well as essential paraphernalia for two little ones was excellent.
Mr I Cosgrove – September 2018

Lovely accommodation, perfect for a family stay as it’s so well equipped for toddlers and tiny people. The toys, books and DVDs and the crate of pool toys available outside are all so great, and in really good condition.
Mrs P – September 2018

Fred, our Simpson Travel representative, was excellent and went out of his way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The accommodation at Alto di Pinarello was spacious and the pool immaculate. Thank you for a great week.
Mrs Everitt – Lavezzi – August 2018

From start to finish Simpson Travel was the perfect travel company to book our family holiday through. From the moment you land to the moment you leave they cannot help enough. Our accommodation at Alto di Pinarello was absolutely perfect. We will definitely be using Simpson Travel again.
Iain Jamie – Benedettu – July 2018

This was out first time with Simpson Travel and to Corsica – both were superb and we will use them again and return to Corsica. Simpson Travel made the whole experience stress free, with great organisation. The people on the ground are lovely and they even made the car hire process a delight.
John and Angie – June 2018

Our first visit to Corsica and we could not have been more delighted with the location of Alto di Pinarello with wonderful beaches and a selection of quality restaurants nearby. The service given by Simpson Travel was excellent, as we have come to expect.
Mr Saunders – October 2017

We had a wonderful sixth holiday in Corsica. As always the holiday flowed seamlessly. The accommodation was excellent with a beautiful, heated swimming pool. Corsica is a beautiful island with so much to explore – the beaches, old towns, the rivers and the mountains. Walking down to the beach and restaurants was so easy and so pleasant and the Corsicans, as always were so friendly. Thank you once again for a great holiday and where to next year?
Mrs Robinson – September 2017

Another fantastic Simpson Travel holiday. Our rep, Fred, was a wonderful host (he felt more like a host than a rep). Kind, helpful, gracious, knowledgeable – a credit to the organisation. We love Simpson Travel and really don't understand why anyone would travel with any other tour operator if we're honest!
Miss Gold-Wahlhaus – August 2017

A fantastic location, the beach was a short 5-minute walk away even with two toddlers. The accommodation was immaculate on our arrival and help was always on hand from Fred.
Mr Lighten – July 2017

Thank you Simpson Travel for a wonderful holiday in Corsica. Beautiful accommodation and extremely helpful holiday representatives. The whole experience from the beginning to the end was very positive and we have no hesitation in recommending Simpson Travel to friends and family.
Mrs Galloway – July 2017

Our experience with Simpson Travel exceeded our expectations. The place was stunning, the location ideal and our representative informative, kind and helpful. It was our first holiday with our 2-year-old and Simpson took of the stress out of it so we could relax and have fun. We would 100% use them again. Perfection.
Mrs Miller – July 2017

Our Simpson Travel holiday to Pinarello in Corsica was excellent. Well organised. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Lovely property. Hard to see how it could have been better.
Mr Broadway – August 2016

We had not travelled with Simpson Travel for some years and from the moment we made the booking on the phone, we remembered why we always thought so highly of you. The whole process was efficiently carried out and the holiday – from arrival to departure – was excellent. The quality of Alto di Pinarello – from its décor, furnishings and kitchen equipment to the local representative support illustrate why, to my mind, Simpson Travel stands above the rest.
Michael Godwin – Piantarella – June 2018

Great company great reps – we will book again with Simpson Travel.
Mr Roughton – June 2016

Excellent choice of resort and accommodation offered by very professional, efficient and friendly company.
Mrs Mizen – May 2016

A brilliant experience from start to finish. The accommodation was excellent, with everything you could possibly need. We didn't really need the local rep, but he was extremely friendly and very keen and willing to help had we had any need to use her. Thank you.
Mrs Baggott – May 2016

Our choice of Corsican properties is as diverse as the island itself, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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Just across the water from Sardinia, history takes a cosmopolitan turn in the winding streets, imposing citadels and elegant marinas of Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. A luxury holiday here comes with no shortage of style, and plenty of restaurants, cafés, boutiques and museums. Not far away, you'll also find the family-friendly beaches of Pinarello and pine-shaded Palombaggia, as well as the white sands of Santa Giulia and chic St Cyprien.

To complement this elegant destination, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas, boutique hotels and apartments in Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, near the beautiful south’s best attractions.

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