Dates of holiday 1st May to the 11th May, We are a family of 4, Myself male 48, Wife 48 and my twin 17 year old daughters who are all seasoned people that go all inclusive to Spain.
The reveiw that I have written is a true reflection on my families stay at the hotel Corfu.
Firstly the week before leaving I had contacted the Hotel Management to ask if possible could the two rooms that we had booked be situated on a low level with pool veiws due to the fact that I am not the best with heights. I received a quick response from a Lady by the name of Daniella Burley from the reservation team. On our arrival my family were met by a very pleasant team that made our booking in process effortless. We were given two rooms on floor two which is actually the level of reception as the hotel is built on the side of a cove.
The two rooms (221 & 220) were of a good decor and very clean with twin beds, a bed sofa, side desk with a tv, Bathroom a good size with a shower over the bath (no issues at any time with hot water or pressure) and there was also a hair dryer. When I opened the balcony doors I was met with a stunning veiw of not only the pool area but also of the beach and cove. Thank You Daniella.
Hotel and complex.
On the ground floor there is the resteraunt, bar and a terrace area with ample tables and chairs also on this level there is a pool and a very pleasant pathway that goes along the top of the cove with some stunning veiws of the beautiful clear sea. there are steps from here going down to the main beach and pool area where there is also the main bar and snacks area and outdoor nightime entertainment stage area although this area didn't open until Sat 11th until then the entertainment was held in the sister hotel skorpios which shares the cove, this wasn't an issue as it was a pleasant walk where you could take the family snaps with the sea and cove as a background. Only down side to this was that it would be rather difficult for people with prams, walking difficulties or using a wheelchair due to steps.
On arrival at the resteraunt you are met by the resteraunt staff all with a genuine smile. The resteraunt food is laid out to a good standard but what sets this experience apart from a lot of all inclusive is that the variety is of a very high standard and couldn't believe the amount of varience and would be amazed by any negative feedbacks. There is also a chef to cook in front of you each night including roast beef and yorkshire on one night which made the wife happy. there was meat dishes, fish including mussels & shrimps, soups, a very good selection of salad and cold meats. I could go on and on but be here all day.
Snacks (main pool bar).
This is quite simply the best snack bar we have ever come across in any all inclusive. Fresh baguets whith variety off fillings, tuna salad, chicken or ham and cheese. Also hamburgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs, pizza, chips and my favourite bbq chicken wings all cooked in front of you.
Yes all plastic beakers. Standard & variety excellent all local such as Beer, house wine red & white, barcardi, whisky gin, snapps, baileys, vodka, tia maria and the usual soft drinks coke, fanta, slushes this is only the selection that my family drank but there is a larger variety. Also you can pay some supplement for international drink such as breezers, strongbow etc. The only downside to this was the drink was to good for me, Too many hangovers.
Day time activity is the norm archery, shooting, darts etc but the entertainment team are once again very proffesional and don't persist if you do not want to take part. Nightime entertainment This unfortunately wasn't to our taste and not of a good standard of performers. Having once had young children the hotel entertainment team were good especially with the childrens daytime and evening programme which brought good memories.
Can't praise their standards and freindliness enough. from management, resteraunt staff, bar staff, cleaners and even maintenance teams. I have never met a collective team always with smiles and general banter.
Although states Cal d'or the hotel is actually in Cala egos. Cala egos consists of a couple of bars, shops and resteraunts. There is a eroski supermarket if you want to top up with late night snacks as the snack bar finishes at 6pm at the hotel. The resort is really quiet with a little market from 5pm until 11pm on a Thursday. Cala d'or is about 2km away which can be reached by a resort train at a cost of 2 euro's each way, taxi 5 euro's each way or even a very pleasant 30 minute walk which takes you down to the marina first. Cala d'or is a lot bigger with a lot going on and quite a nice resort full of shops, bars and so on. it also boasts a beautiful main beach (cala gran) that also as scenic veiws.
Although not a lot happening around cala egos I feel that the hotel itself more than compensate for lack of surrounding area as the hotel & cove is beautiful.
THE ONE PERSONAL MOAN,
The nightime entertainment, I am a smoker and although i enjoy sitting outside on holiday as the weather allows the reason the hotel appealed to me as my searching for information on the hotel stated that the evening entertainment was held at the main pool area during the nights which would of given me the opportunity to sit outdoors and not miss out with the entertainment.
As this area had still not opened my Wife and Daughters at times couldn't enter the entertainment area as both the hotel Skorpios and Corfu shared the one function area and even though we got there early still couldn't get seats and this was the same for about 30% of holiday makers.
I understand that the hotel as to take into account the number of holiday makers between the two hotels and what facilities they require but i feel that this was the one area that should of been momitored more efficient and the main entertainment area opened earlier which would give a few more benefits in the way that all holiday makers could get seats also it would give those parents with young children the opportunity to watch from their balconies while the children sleep. As i say this is my only moan and having said that I will be going back to this hotel but probably a little later on when the main stage outdoor area opens then I would have the perfect holiday.
Congratulations to All at the hotel marina/Skorpios and a big thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Marina Corfu is strategically located right next to the Cala Egos Beach, only 2.5 km from the centre of Cala D’Or, in one of the most beautiful and picturesque places on the Island of Mallorca.A perfect combination of quality and an All-Inclusive service, in an unparalleled location, whilst providing its guests with a wide range of entertainment and leisure programmes for all ages. A family accommodation offering every necessary service, an impeccable design, complete facilities and dreamy sea views. This is the perfect place to enjoy a family vacation in Majorca as a unique and different experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marina Corfu Majorca
- Marina Corfu Hotel
- Hotel Marina Corfu Cala D'Or, Majorca