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Penelope Hotel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Boukari 49080, Greece   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 3 Boukari B&B and Inns
dunfermline
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tip Top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Excellent hotel , great service , close to supermarket , tavernas and restaurants , 100 percent relaxation , peace and quiet and not mass tourism , were made to feel most welcome , a well run family business with a good restaurant 10 minutes walk away , [ small torch required for stroll back to hotel on a quiet seafront road ] The brothers Costas and Sofokles go out of their way to oblige you , Sofokles is a real joker (malaka) ha ha :) Will be returning next year and look forward to meeting all the family again , particulary Georgia in the restaurant ,epharisto :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I couldn't speak more highly of the Hotel Penelope and of brothers Kostas, Sophocles and their family. The rooms are spacious and clean, the surrounding area is beautiful, and we were made to feel so welcome. Meals at the family taverna are a little walk away from the hotel (around 10 minutes) and it would sometimes be dark for the walk back along the road, so we had to use our phones as torches! If you don't want to walk however, Kostas and his family were happy to give us lifts to and from the Taverna. The food there is great and the sea-view is stunning. We were staying at the hotel over Greek Orthodox Easter, and Kostas' wife took us up to the little village church at the top of the hill so we could take part in the traditional Greek Easter parade - that's how welcome we were made to feel. We plan on visiting again next year with more friends and would highly recommend Hotel Penelope.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I stayed here with my partner in may and was instantly made to feel welcome and part of the family. The room was lovely spacious and a gorgous sea view. The service was superb, and nothing was too much trouble. The family also have the boukari beach taverna which was situated next to the bay. We visited it 3 times during our stay and ate classic Greek food whist watching the subset. They really made it feel like a home from home and we are planning to go back later in the year.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Great little place. Family run B&B with clean rooms, nice breakfast and brilliant service. Quiet location near amazing tavernas. We have recommended this place to all our friends and will definitely be going back

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Isabel, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

You could never find a more friendly family than the proprietors of this establishment. Over the top service. We felt like one of the family in this small beautiful location. The restaurant is also great with excellent food and good service. We highly recommend. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The Penelope Hotel in Boukari Corfu. really is the secret jewel in Corfu.

When you first see the Hotel, it has a very charming effect on you. You stand and look up to the hotel, and suddenly you can hear a peacock then chickens. Then you look again and see the lovely lemon tree's, it is just by far so tranquil and invites you to come in, sit down and relax. And its at that point that you say 'I am now on Holiday'

Then you are greeted by a very happy looking man who just says..... Welcome to my home, I am Kostas Vlachopoulos and I welcome you, because that is just what it is a very welcoming family home. You hear the laughter of the children, and never forget the peacock..... And as to the chickens, only one word to say to that - Paxo !!!!

The rooms are very clean and cosy, and what does take your breath away is the fantastic views from the room, the blue of the sea, and once more the wonderful picture perfect gardens. What more could you really want from a Holiday...

But wait so much more is still for you to find. You are advised the dinner is severed at The Boukari Beach Taverna which is also run by other members of the family, is a very nice stroll of about 10 minutes along the water edge, its just at that point that the romance in us - stir. Walking hand in hand along this quite road with my partner was worth far more then money. Oh this really is heaven on earth. Which at this point we both felt like 'youngsters' again...

The food at the Taverna is all freshly prepared by Kostas brother, the fish dishes really are something to die for, and then when you are seated the 'Papa' comes and takes your hand, a very proud Greek, full of greek charm, and yet a very simple man.

So if you do go there make sure you say a big Hello to the 'PAPA & MAMA' this truly is a family ran affair.. If you are not happy then they are not happy. And if you really do want that extra large Lobster for dinner, it is the 'PAPA' the will drive the island until he does find the perfect beast for you. Where as some people in the UK are hard pushed to find the salt pot for you...

Kostas or his wife are more then happy to advise nice places to visit, good places to eat during the day. And after breakfast, which again is very simple, but very nice, (yes I know there were times that bacon & eggs would have gone down well!!) Kostas will ask if you would like anything special for your evening meal? or do you just want to do Greek....... Hay what's the old saying 'when in Rome' or in this case Boukari!!!

Kostas can arrange for car hire for you and indeed is also very happy to do that for you, in fact he is happy to arrange anything. Car to boat trips.

It is very easy to find your way around Corfu - well Corfu Town is a bit of a challenge when is comes to parking.... And does it really matter if you get lost a few times, its fun, and the people will laugh at you, and even some will ask if you want to stop for a coffee?? or even something a little stronger - OUZO - That's what being on Holiday is all about..

If you are driving around the island, the roads are very rough & uneven. And the pot holes... Well as I said before - when in......

However, the Penelope was a perfect place for a very relaxing recharge of the batteries type of place, just remember to stop a few times and smell the flowers.... It really is a peaceful, picture perfect and wonderful surroundings.

If you think that you are not able to walk either to the Taverna or in my case back (once again the OUZO) Kostas is more the willing to drive you from and too the hotel. No really, nothing is too much for him, he really cannot do enough for anyone.

This really is the perfect place for the little bit of magic............ Star dust included.....

Thank you Kostas for giving us a wonderful holiday xxxxx Steve & Jo

Would I go back? You bet........

Room Tip: Take time to stop a smell the flowers. And don't forget to say Hello to the 'PAPA'
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We stayed in the hotel and for sure the location is good but:
1) Although we stayed for a week and have been informed from a brochure that all rooms are with kitchen, we never got one.
2)We have booked our stay on half board basis but what a mess!!!!!!!!! the restaurant was 800 m away from the hotel. No body informed us at the time of booking that every time we have to eat we should walk 1600 m in total. I would like to mention that we travelled with our child 7 years old, so you understand what a nightmare we lived for 7 days. Also I would like to mention that there was a restaurant in the hotel but only for the breakfast
3) Since we understand very well the Greek language, all the time we heard the owners to talk about how much money each guest had spent. This is very very rude and definitely not proffesional attitude. It looks that we were just "EURO" and not human beinsg.
4)The breakfast was so poor that most of the guests brought extra items themselves like cheese, honey etc. This breakfast remind me 70's.
5)At the time of the arrival we were forced to pay for all our stay and we were treated like unwanted.
The people that run this hotel they have to go back to school to learn how to treat and behave their guests.
IIn conclusion we will never return to this hotel and of course we will inform our friends to avoid this hotel.
CORFU REMAIN ALLWAYS MARVELOUS AND DEFINITELY WE WILL VISIT THIS ISLAND SEVERAL TIMES IN FUTURE. THOSE 7 DAYS WOULD BE GRATE AND WE HOPE TO BE GRATE BUT UNFORTUNATELY we have made a big mistake by choosing the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Boukari 49080, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Boukari
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Boukari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Penelope Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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