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Gelina Village Hotel & Resort
Acharavi, Acharavi 49100 , Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Acharavi
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

My Husband and I have just returned from a blissful week at the Gelina! We at 2am to a very friendly Reception Manager who checked us in, explained all the facilities and had us and our luggage carted to our lovely room, we were also given a nice supper and large choice of drinks before we went to bed! Our apartment was central to everything which was great, a good size, very clean and comfortable. We slept in the next morning until after 11 so missed breakfast but went to the beach bar (pirates) where there was soup and sandwiches already available. Plenty of sunbeds on the gorgeous beach, breathtaking view, self service bar and super friendly bar staff. Lunch is a large variety of delicious choices, we were a little put off at first because the lunch restaurant seems to attract wasps! There were lots of them but we soon discovered if you ignored them they didn't bother you! Lots of water sports available, things to hire and also lessons available! Water park was good fun. Main pool had music playing, relax pool was quiet and quite secluded...fab! Also another pool quite central, all with a bar, all really clean. Evening meal...amazing!! So much choice, absolutely gorgeous food, salads fruit, deserts...plenty of different choices for all tastes! Evening entertainment varied, beach bar party's and performers in the outdoor theatre. There was quite a lot of mosquitoes in the evening, we took vitamin b before our holiday and my husband used a spray so if you get bitten (I don't!) Be prepared! Acharavi is a short walk from the hotel with nice shops and bars/restaurants. We went to Harrys bar which was great and central bar which had a fab atmosphere and a fantastic live singer (Darren May), really lovely people in the shops in particular in the Salvanos supermarket the owner, Vangillis, was such a nice chap!

We had read other reviews before we set off and we were a little apprehensive about our stay at the Gelina but honestly I don't understand how anyone could complain, we had a fantastic time, we are looking into another visit next year with our children (just the two of us this time) and our parents as it is a place for couples, families or groups alike!

My only issue would be pay a bit extra and get a private transfer or taxi as the coach tranfer took nearly 2 hrs :(

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Had a very pleasant week in the Gelina after expecting the worst having read earlier reviews. Our accommodation was both spacious and spotless, with a spacious and completely private balcony overlooking the the relaxing pool.
The variety of food served at both breakfast and dinner was good, with something for all tastes - only disappointment was the small choice of Greek food. Although the restaurant was busy, the staff were helpful and cheerful. We found it best to go for dinner a little later and have a quieter meal. One frustration was the shortage and subsequent wait for cups for hot drinks.
Our favorite spot was the beach which had plenty of room and good sun beds and umbrellas.
We did not take part in any of the activities or entertainments, so can't comment on those.
Overall, considering what we paid, our week was very good and I wouldn't hesitate to go back for a week another year.

Room Tip: We liked the Basilia building - close to relaxing pool and Main building. Quiet and private.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Very clean rooms, helpful and kind staff.
On the other hand, not good for people who cannot walk too far as is spead out too much.
Food much same every day not much in tasty cakes or fruit, must like burggers and chips, thousands of wasps when eating,could invest in insect lamp killer. only one bar open in main building with too much waiting for a drink, at dinner no cups, tea and coffee from machine tast crap.Lost dogs barking all night and about during the day.
For kids good holiday much to do but for old folks too much noise.
Would be better with a little effort from management, not 5 star would think 3 at most.
NO in room tea/coffee making as with most 5 star.

Room Tip: Choose other hotel
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amersham
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I'm glad I didn't pay too much heed of some of the reviews on the Gelina Village. Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children 12, 10, 8) have just returned and had a fantastic 2 weeks.
There was a daily activity programme for children and adults alike, with over 8 animators organising things like archery, table tennis, volleyball etc, whilst the shows in the evening were top notch. The kids club was attended by 2 or our children and they loved it, not to mention spending time with us in one of the swimming pools.
The animators were brilliant.
The food was also really good, with different themes every day whilst our family apartment had 2 bedrooms, and a kitchen/ family room. This was cleaned daily.
I would say the resort is a 4 star, certainly not 3 like some people suggest.
Overall for a family holiday in the sun, I would highly recommend the Gelina Village in Archaravi...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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irvine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This Hotel is classed as 5* and could be with so little effort but in reality is only 3*. It has all the facilites but does not make the most of what it has. The rooms could be lovely but are tired and not cleaned properly. You get a bottle of soap on arrival and thats it no toiletries etc. Dirty towels would be taken away but on numerous occasions no clean ones brought back even after phoning reception. You get one beach towel when you arrive but you have to pay 1.5 euros every time you want a clean one. The restaurant was ok at weekends but sureing the week the queues were horrendous and the food would run out at 8.00pm! There was no other restaurant to eat in at dinner. The garderns were overgrown and messy. The paths in the waterpark were overgown with weeds and the flumes were in need of some work.
On a positive note the entertainment staff were out of this world and they made the holiday. There was somthing to do all day if you wanted but they didnt push it in your face, they worked ahrd all day and night. The shows were great and they are an amazing bunch of people.

Room Tip: Make sure you are in the Villa hotel and not moved to Gelina Mare
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Arrived on 16 July 2012 , spent one week with my family .
The Food was not good , the rooms are very basic , nothing 5 star about the hotel . The reception and dinning rooms without Air condion . The drinks are warm , no ice .
The Mosquitos will eat you alive . The only positives are The Sun , Sea ,Pools , and waterpark .
The staff are kind and nice .
It is vey hot place , no fun . Heat ,heat and more heat .
My advice Don't go .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Arrived home yesterday after a week at Gelina. I would rate the hotel a 2 star as you got eaten alive by mosquitoes day/night. There were fleas in the bed the air con was blowing out hot air and so was the fridge! The rooms look like a bunker out of world war 1 and the pillows looked and felt like they had been filled with cotton wool balls. The food is repeated over and over for breakfast/lunch and dinner. The only good thing was the sun and the pool. Everyone looked miserable as none of the staff had been paid for three months and everyone was complaining about the rooms. They never had any English people there last year and im not bloody surprized either. Roda is full of old people playing bingo and sidari is like a run down youth club for kids. If you want to be EATEN ALIVE THEN THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!!!

Room Tip: Ground floor is terrible.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Acharavi, Acharavi 49100 , Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Acharavi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Acharavi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 237
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