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We recently spent 9 nights at the Grecotel. Our first trip to Corfu and we weren't disappointed. A beautiful island, a great hotel in a stunning location and fabulous staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room on the beach or round the pool, spotless and well appointed rooms with comfortable beds, a good shuttle service into town and buggy service if needed. I wish I could remember everybody's name because all the staff from those in the restaurants to those on the guest services, pool staff, everyone without exception was terrific. I do remember Maria and Oressid (?) but they're just two of many and I would give a gold star to all.
Outstanding 5* Hotel!
Absolutely amazing service from all staff from the restaurants, chefs, chambermaids, reception staff ! Excellent food - the best we have had in a 5* hotel. Beautiful bedrooms with quality furnishings including cut glass glasses! Really appreciated a beautiful room to shower in on our final evening! Beautiful beaches and stunning scenery!
If you are looking for peace and quiet this is not the resort for you. We had a 2 bedroom suite. The door to the master bedroom was stuck open and the air conditioning leaked in the second bedroom. Live music blared out into our room and balconies from 6pm to 11pm every day. Planes taking off from the airport flew over our accommodation every 20 minutes at very low levels, including during the night. If you didn't want the main buffet restaurant you had to book one of the other 4 but they are mostly full, we had to book on the first day for all the week, no laid back relaxing dining here. Although you had to book you couldn't select a table and they would not allow you to change table if you didn't like the one they chose for you. The staff are very dictative, hotel oriented and military like with headsets to talk to each other. The customer service is not high on the agenda. The food is mediocre and over priced. Go somewhere smaller that actually values your custom. The positive is the fantastic view and large suite but it didn't make up for the noise and rudeness
Large but perfectly formed
Whichever way one looks at it, this is a fabulous hotel and it is true that the Duncurins were not only delighted to be in Corfu but also to stay at this resort. For sure, it’s large place with beautiful public rooms, open spaces with those lovely edifices of marble and limestone. Not only this, but it doesn’t matter whether one is sitting in the restaurant, the upstairs vast lounge or one of the bars or terraces and one will find a wonderful relaxing space coupled to enticing views. We chose a room with an upgrade to one with a sea view, but it struck us that one would be very happy with any of the rooms and if one is more flush, of course, there are garden villas with amazing views and private pools. Certainly, or room was kept spotlessly clean with a bowl of fruit upon arrival and fresh bottles of water and clean pool towels provided every day. There is even a nice refrigerated cabinet where one can keep water or ask for it to be stocked from the mini-bar. In addition, there is a kettle for tea and coffee as well as a Nespresso machine with one free capsule per guest per day or more at 1euro, I think. The bed was really large and very comfortable. Not since we stayed in the Pan Pacific in Vancouver have we encountered a bed as comfortable. Food was amazing. One has a choice of dining in the main restaurant with a vast buffet of food available, all freshly prepared, or to dine in one of the themed restaurants: Italian, Eastern fusion or Seafood. One also has a choice of whether to sit inside or on one of the terraces on the three outward-facing sides of the restaurant. Service is attentive and efficient. Outside one has a choice of pools, sun terraces, the private beach and a free water taxi that will convey you along the coast starting at 11am conditions permitting. There are also activities such as yoga and keep fit. In addition, there are, most nights, live entertainment, a DJ and on one morning a saxophonist performed. The place is so large that one can either dip in or dip out as the mood takes you. The whole thing enmeshes together with a smooth efficiency; one cog turning against the next and it certainly is a fabulous place and well worth putting on your list of places to stay. What turns a good hotel into a superlative one, however, are two further humble but telling descriptors. The first of these are the people. Everyone is friendly. The bloke who shows you round on your first day, the chap who brings your bags to your room, the lady who cleans your room. Wherever and whenever you find a member of staff, they will have a smile and a cheery greeting for you. In the bar for instance the staff stop by your table and make sure everything is okay and that you are enjoying yourselves and maybe you’d be interested in the ’red moon’ party on the beach later. One lady in the adjacent table received a hug from the lady bar-keeper. (okay, it might be her mum, but you catch my drift?) The lady greeting you in the main restaurant said out of the 220 on her list she would remember ours by the end of the week, and she did. The place engenders such a friendly atmosphere that it’s rather like visiting friends rather than a stiff formality of a 5* establishment. Next up, are the nice little touches that punctuate one’s day. For instance, on our first day there was some rain coming over, so we simply sat in the large lounge reading. One of the young women brought out trays of hot doughnuts to offer all the guests. Relaxing by the pool, the pool attendant brings out iced buckets full of bottles of water which are handed out to all those who’d like one, same on the beach. In the afternoon one of the staff brings round trays of bunches of grapes which are washed and chilled and again handed out with their compliments. We dined in the Italian restaurant one evening and you have a choice of either choosing from the Table D’hote or of an allowance which I think is 20 euros against your bill. My wife wanted to choose the table d’hote whilst I really fancied one of their special pizzas. The waitress smiled and said it wasn’t a problem and she’d be very happy to include the pizza at no cost. When the bill came, I noticed that they’d not charged for my wife’s second glass of wine and the waiter said it wasn’t a problem and to ignore it. I told him we’d added its value to the tip if that was acceptable to him and he laughed cheerily. Even the pool attendant when faced with an irate lady who arrived poolside at about midday and was upset that there were no free sun-loungers. Although loads were available elsewhere. He apologised and asked her if she’d plan on returning the following day and he’d be sure to save some for her. The little things then, when added to magnificent and well thought out facilities turn this into a truly fabulous hotel. They ask you when you first arrive if you’d be interested in joining the loyalty scheme; seems to us it would be mad not to! Enjoy and happy holidays.
Wonderful holiday from start to finish!
We arrived may 29th for 11 night stay. The hotel is beautiful, I felt like I had walked into a palace, and the smell of lavender all around the grounds was beautiful. Our room was perfect, the food was amazing and the staff were also amazing. I can not fault the hotel at all during our stay. The concierge bend over backwards to look after you, and was very friendly and approachable. My children age 5 and 2 had the best holiday ever and we will definitely stay at a Grecotel again!! Everything was immaculately clean, including the beach, I saw the guys on the beach cleaning all the beds down with anti bacterial sprays. The food at all the restaurants was lovely including the buffet, there was so much choice. Thank you to the hotel staff for making our holiday so special. 😊
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