FAQ

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Is bread available ?

Yes, at the Reception every day but it is always a good idea to pre-order (in low season you will definitely need to pre-order).

Is there a train to get to Calvi town or to L’Ile Rousse ?

Yes, the Tramway of the Balagne stops just below the Residence. This little train links the two towns and stops at all of the beaches en-route.

How do I get from Calvi airport to Residence Arinella ?

You have 2 possibilities: book a taxi, or hire a car. We do not offer any transfers.You have 2 possibilities: book a taxi, or hire a car. We do not offer any transfers.

What supermarkets are open on a Sunday ?

At the reception we sell many essential items, including bread and pastries, every day. In the village of Lumio (3km away) there are 2 small shops including a tobacconist. 4km away, on the main road to Calvi there is a Carrefour Contact supermarket open 7 days a week. In Calvi (11km) there are 2 larger supermarkets (Super U et Casino) one of which is open on a Sunday morning from 8.30am to 1pm during July and August only.

Are there local markets selling local produce or clothing ?

The clothing market in Calvi and L’Ile Rousse is held the 1st and 3rd Thursday and Friday of each month. Every morning there are also markets in L’Ile Rousse and Calvi selling local and regional produce. The local market in Lumio is every Wednesday morning.

Is there a swimming-pool at the residence  ?

We are situated 200m from the sea and a lovely sandy beach. We do not yet have a pool.We are situated 200m from the sea and a lovely sandy beach. We do not yet have a pool.

What do we do if we would like to play Archery ?

On your arrival day we will give you the timetable for the sports programme (only from mid-June to mid-September)

What are the train times for the trains to Calvi / Bastia / Corte / Ajaccio ?

You will find the train timetables at the Reception.

Are there any washing-machines at the Residence ? How do they work ?

At the Residence, we have a laundry room, with 2 washing machines and a tumble-dryer which are token operated (6€ for the washing machine, with liquid capsule ; 3€ for the tumble-dryer).

We are bringing bikes with us, where can we leave them ?

You can park your bikes near to your apartment, or on your terrace.

I am disabled, and I use a wheelchair. Do you have suitable apartments ?

We have 2 apartments Type 102 for 4 people which are suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please ask us at the time of booking for availability of these apartments.

Are we allowed to have a BBQ on our terrace/balcony? ?

No it is not possible to use a BBQ on your terrace but there are 2 professional BBQ’s in the grounds of the Residence, free of charge (one for fish and one for meat).

Do you have baby equipment ?

Yes, on request and depending on availability (cot, baby bath, high chair, free of charge).

Are there any recycling bins ?

Yes, we provide recycling bins near the car park behind the Reception; in fact, it is compulsory to recycle so we thank you for your cooperation.

Can we hire sunloungers and parasols ?

The Restaurant, Le Matahari, on the beach below the residence hires out sunbeds and parasols.

We print documents ?

Yes, just come and see us in Reception.

Can we receive calls from outside ? How does that work ?

You can receive external calls during the opening hours of the Reception (8am-12am- and 3pm -7pm).

What do we do to play tennis or table tennis ?

To use the tennis court, you will need to make a reservation in Reception (free of charge). In our Games Room there are 2 table-tennis tables for your use (you will need your own rackets and bats).

Where can we watch television (football, rugby, etc.) ?

In your apartment there is a flat screen TV (French satellite channels – no English).

Do you offer breakfast ?

No but you can buy bread and pastries every morning from reception (we recommend to pre-order).

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