I really don't know what some people expect from a 3 star Greek hotel.
We have been going to Greek islands for many years and stayed in some good and not so good accommodation.
The reviews worried me, until just before we went, when most of the newer ones had better things to say.
In our opinion, the Corfu Senses should no longer be associated with the Mare Monte as it bears no resemblance to the hotel we stayed at. (And it's not in Benitses either) Trip Advisor please note.
I can honestly say we would not hesitate to go back again. It may be 3 star but we had 5 star customer service.
Yes, it has it's faults some can be rectified and I believe they are being, some can't like the hotel being situated on a bend on a main road but if you come and go via the car park you are not joining the road on the bend and the road is ok to walk along. I managed it ok and I use a walking stick. If you don't want to use the road then you can use the beach to get to the 2 restaurants and supermarkets, which is all there is in the immediate area.
If you need a cash machine or chemist etc you will need to go to Moriatika, a 10 euro taxi ride or approx 40 minute walk away, we had no problems with taxi's at all, unlike the previous reviewer.
We chose the hotel for it's location as we wanted peace and quiet, if you're looking for night life this is not the place for you.
The staff are excellent and cannot do enough for you, Our thanks go to Finola and Jackie on reception, George the excellent chef, Olympia, one of the waitresses and Panis and Dimitri, you are all great.
The food is way beyond any All Inclusive standard we've come across, the selection and variety is very good, maybe a bit short on Greek dishes but always something for everyone. And the same chef will still be there next year.
The rooms are small but as they are only for sleeping in I don't see it being a problem, we've stayed in smaller! It was good to have a fridge in the room too.
The air conditioning is a bit hit and miss, I think it depends on how far along the system your room is as to whether it gets cold enough or not!! Having said that, it will be sorted out for you if you can't get it cold enough.
Unusually, our sheets and towels were changed every day we were there.
The views from the (seaview room) balcony is superb, pool, sea and mainland Greece....gorgeous!
The pool area is great, a couple of steps to the pool or 20 steps to the sea, which has fish right up to the water's edge, take a snorkel and enjoy it. There isn't a beach as such, it's lots of stones/pebbles but then we're pool people so it didn't bother us.
We were the last people there for this season (a very odd experience being the only ones there for our last day) and as soon as we left on 30 September, the refurbishment was continuing until it re-opens next spring.
With luck the showers will be on the wall instead of hand held as that was just a nightmare. All of us enterprising Brits tied the shower head to the curtain rail and managed ok but there's no excuse for hand held showers these days!
With regard to 2013, the hotel may still be AI but they are considering changing to half board, I guess we'll have to wait and see which it will be when it becomes available for booking. Either way, we would be happy to go back.
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