My fiancé and I have just returned from a 10 day break following our 7 day stay last summer which we felt wasn't long enough.
Little has changed in a year overall. We arrived around 2pm and as per last year our room wasn't ready and we were sent for lunch, 30 minutes later we went back to reception and our room was luckily ready but there was an irate gentleman arguing with a receptionist about the situation and his room not being ready, seems a common issue. Our room was on the 4th floor, we didn't request or pay extra for a sea view room so we were facing the mountain and carpark, We are not fussed about a sea view as we are barely in our room but we over heard several people moaning that they hadn't got a room they had requested or paid for. We did email the hotel direct in advance though to request a decent room fairly high up to avoid restaurant noise or a view of the bins and they said they would do their best and they did. Rooms are great, free bottle of water daily, fridge, fruit and red wine on arrival, loads of storage space and hangers, the room is cleaned daily (although sometimes a bit late like 4.30pm) a tv with all 5 English terrestrial channels although most were poor quality pictures, air con, hairdryer, and 3 plug sockets.
We didn't use the safe and instead locked valuables in our padlocked suitcase, no issues, saved us €35ish.
The hotel is spotless, I don't think anyone can fault the cleanliness of the place. To break the 10 days up we booked ourselves onto the free courtesy bus to corfu town which was excellent, also grateful we could change our day at short notice. 3 hours in corfu town was enough for us, the timings aren't optional. Book early though with reception. Excellent service from the hotel. We also went to aqualand which Dan the Thomson rep (who was brilliant and a bit of a comedian) helped us organise.
The animation team put on activities more or less hourly from 10am until 6pm like volleyball, water polo, water gym, darts and archery but unfortunately these weren't as well supported as last year and we went exactly the same time, e.g 4 people playing water polo, 2 doing the water gym one day. They don't pressure anyone in to taking part at all. Can't comment on the mini club.
Table tennis, tennis courts, pool tables and air hockey are a few other things you can use.
One change to last year is you can now eat lunch inside as well as out, so they have taken on a lot of new restaurant staff, who along with all the hotel staff including management are polite and helpful. The managers greet you at the restaurant door most evenings. They have installed what look like wasp control fans around the outside restaurant and we didn't see any. All inclusive drinks tasted good apart from any with orange juice (see below) and service was quick.
On to some minor negatives:
Evening entertainment very poor apart from 2-3 nights, there are 4 in the animation team yet there is no show at all Wednesdays as they are all day off, surely they could alternate or at least 2 could come and do a quiz or anything for an hour or two...? Maybe they will later in the season.
Food quality (all buffet) wasn't as good as last year except for breakfast - dinner and lunch are still very good and range still good but we thought some meats were undercooked, foods repeated too often and the dessert range not as good. Didn't use the Asian restaurant.
Breakfast...orange juice was awful it tasted literally like water most days as did the same juice used in some cocktails.
Wifi 5€ for 90 minutes, signal in our room was very poor almost unusable.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone of any age although access for disabled is limited and whilst the negatives listed maybe a bit picky its only because we can make a comparison to our previous stay and we will certainly return one day but would like to try one of the other Louis hotels next year.
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