My sister and I visited Corfu in June and fell in love with it. We are Greek, and were on route to Athens and the Peloponnese to see friends and family. THe island was a sight for sore eyes, and this hotel the most comfortable place we stayed in our two weeks of travel. We had a soft landing from Rome after a rough night in the airport (never fly from Ciampino if you can possibly help it--it is a bus terminal masquerading as an airport), and were exhausted. The hotel staff was in the midst of preparing our rooms when we arrived, ahead of our scheduled check-in by more than two hours. Because we needed to wait a little, they sat us down by the pool for complimentary cappuccinos and ice water, and then came out a half-hour later to let us know we had been upgraded to a suite. This was such a pleasant surprise, and when we went upstairs to our rooms and beds we promptly fell asleep, and rested undisturbed for the entire afternoon until it was evening, cooler, and time to eat and explore. The island dazzled our eyes when we set out the next morning (about a ten minute bus ride from Corfu town--an easy journey as the stop was two minutes from the front door of the hotel), and we ate well from first to last. The hosts were warm and kind--thoughtful in every way (what a difference from our experience in Rome!) When my sister was sick with a cough, they offered cough syrup and called the pharmacy in Gouvia to stay open for us until we could pick up some medication. We used the hotel internet to communicate and sort out our tickets for the next part of the journey, and this was also a great help. The service is simply exceptional, matching the landscape and the spirit of the islanders. Reasonably priced. Recommended. Wish we could have stayed for much, much longer, and hope we will be able to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Telesilla is a two star, family run hotel close to Gouvia marina. The hotel is only ten minutes drive from the historical sites of Corfu town and is a perfect base for exploring the beautiful island of Corfu. It offers excellent facilities and services to all guests. It includes thirty three guest rooms offering all modern amenities. The swimming pool has a newly decked sun lounge area, snack bar, cocktail bar and evening a la carte restaurant. The Telesilla accommodates guests visiting for both business and leisure in a friendly, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The hotel operates from the beginning of April to the end of October every year. Spiros, Sophia, Makis and Elizabeth, the Telesilla family, look forward to welcoming you to their hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Telesilla Kontokali, Corfu