Louis Corcyra has many good points; food is excellent and there is a good choice, the scenery is beautiful and really makes this hotel - especially when sat on the terrace enjoying one of their cocktails! The Lagoon pool is excellent for the whole family although it doesnt have any views and you could be anywhere. The pool at the seafront has beautiful views but isnt so child friendly as it is mainly deep although there is a toddler pool next to it. I didnt use the hotels beach although it looked very nice but the beach is very gritty and the sea is stepped which isnt ideal for young children. Our children used the Thomson Kids Club which is very good - it runs 5 days a week and the staff are very friendly and certainly made our children very excited about going to Kids Club. We went on a Thomson Day Trip "Simply Corfu" which I highly recommend. We visited some beautiful places and it gave a good taste of Corfu. The Tour Guide was very informative and engaged with all the group. Gouvia itself is quite scruffy, however, it did have a certain charm and we enjoyed wandering in of an evening and ate at one of the Tavernas which was worth doing. The Gouvia Marina is worth walking to and there are some nice restaurants there. We did a boat trip to Corfu Town one evening which leaves directly from the hotel beach and it was thoroughly enjoyable - we didnt do the Thomson trip as that was expensive we just booked ours down on the jetty at the hotel beach.
However, there were a couple of negative points: the hotel rooms were outdated. We were very disappointed when we opened the door as it was bland and old fashioned, not what you would expect from a 4*. It has all the facilities we needed eg. fridge, plenty storage space but it really does need updating and modernising. It felt more like a travel lodge in the UK. We had upgraded to a family room with seaview so the room was very spacious with sliding doors which separated the two rooms and the balcony was roomy with table and chairs with excellent views. The other negative point is you have to queue for a sunbed at the lagoon pool - we went in peak weeks so you had to start queueing at 8.45am but the gates didnt open until 9.30am. This was rather annoying as it coincided with breakfast time and its not much fun queueing in very hot temperatures.
BEWARE - the mosquitos are out in force, especially at night. We went well equipped with insect repellants which contained 50% deet. Each night before dinner we covered ourselves in the repellant and we didnt get bitten but the one night my sister didnt use her repellant she was bitten about 20 x and they were quite nasty bites. Other guests were also bitten. It didnt spoil our holiday but do go prepared!!
In summary it was a very relaxing holiday, well organised by Thomson, food is very good, hotel has beautiful scenery and good facilities but the rooms are disappointing.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Louis Corcyra Beach
- Louis Corcyra Beach Gouvia
- Louis Corcyra Beach
- Corcyra Beach
- Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel Corfu/Gouvia
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