This shiny new hotel is creating a stir on Corfu's luxury hotel scene.
Angsana Corfu is the brainchild of luxury hotel brand Banyan Tree. A contemporary spin on Greek cubist architecture, the hotel is poised on a cliff edge, plunging 100ft to the sparkling sea below. The best point to soak up these views is the rooftop terrace bar, with its scattering of low-slung white sofas. Just below, an oval infinity pool disappears into the horizon.
This is one for globetrotting gourmands: five restaurants specialise in everything from Greek favourites to Spanish tapas. But the standout is Botrini’s, a fine-dining restaurant helmed by Michelin-star chef Ettore Botrini, who reimagines Mediterranean classics with an innovative twist. You can also embark on epicurean experiences such as a mountain picnic or a toes-in-the-sand dinner, illuminated by flickering torches.
It’s not just a foodie destination either: spa-goers will revel in the modern wellness centre, with its 50-plus treatments, indoor and outdoor pools, and open-sided yoga deck. Book a massage in one of the al fresco spa pavilions to feel a sea-salt breeze drift across your shoulders.
Rooms and suites could be plucked from an interiors magazine, with emerald-green throws, slatted-wood headboards and eclectic wall art. Marble bathrooms and super comfortable beds come as standard, along with thoughtful touches like essential oils and burners. Pick a Achilleion Hill View Grand Room for a private balcony overlooking the countryside, or a super-spacious Ionian Sea View Suite for a separate living room. Large groups should opt for the Ionian Sea View Three or Four Bedroom Villas to take advantage of an infinity pool, and freestanding bath tubs in the en suite bathrooms. All villa guests will receive the services of a host who will be on hand personalise your holiday, and have access to an exclusive lounge where breakfast, aperitivos and canapes will be served.
On the western coast of Corfu, 7 miles south of Corfu Town
Good to know
Minimum stays apply.
• Piece together the cultural jigsaw of Corfu Old Town through its Venetian, French, British and Italian architecture • Visit Achilleion, a bone-white Neoclassical palace built for Empress Elisabeth of Austria in 1890* • Go snorkelling among the rocky bays lining the coastline*.
5 restaurants, 6 lounges and bars
Breakfast at Ruen Romsai.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Ruen Romsai
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ruen Romsai.
*Denotes local charge