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Anna Studios
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Arillas, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Arillas B&B and Inns
Phuket, Thailand
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“Very pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It was our first trip to Greece, first trip to Corfu and Anna, Tassos, Theo and Kostas made it just the perfect end-of-summer getaway my husband I had been looking for. Located on top of a hill, overlooking the beautiful bay, their property offers the quiet and privacy people from the city are longing for. Most of its clientele are return guests, who , like us, see Anna Studios as the perfect home in Corfu. The swimming pool offers a nice alternative to Arillas Beach, and the olive grove next door gives a much-needed sense of tranquility for a stressed out body (and sometimes, soul). The restaurant and bar serves up the basic (ie very cold beer and some snacks). The restaurants down the hill and along the beach are the places to go for a much-more filling meal. Do avoid the little shop (or supermarket as they call it) down the hill, on the left side (on the way to the beach). The man who owns it does take advantage of unsuspecting and gullible guests who get excited upon seeing the words "real Greek" or "authentic" or "organic." He normally holds fort outside, sipping his coffee, and charms people to come into his shop where most of the products are past their sell-by date. The supermarket up the hill from Anna Studios (on the right side) is better-stocked, inlcuding fresh fruit and veg, and the man who runs it much more pleasant and welcoming.
Back to Anna Studios - the rooms are cleaned everyday, sheets and towels changed when you want them to - (which in a way is good, in the long run, for the environment. Theo picked us up at the airport and helpfully gave us a lowdown of the island, and the Greek economy and politics during the 45-hour drive from the airport. Tassos' sense of humour and candidness is a refreshing welcome from the usual hype you get from property owners and managers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Have been here so many times. It is a second home to us. We tend to visit in May or September, sometimes both! Quiet and so very friendly, nothing is too much trouble for Anna and her family who own and run the studios as well as a car rental business in the village. Great bar and cafe facilities. Pool is spotless as are the rest of the rooms which have a daily room service. There are some very good local eateries for an evening meal while watching the sun set behind the headland. Anna offers a very good airport service that avoids the horrible transfers by bus. Book direct with Anna and avoid airport queuing on return flight. We can honestly say after ten years of visits you will struggle to better Anna's Studios for a holiday in Arillas.

Room Tip: For two. People rooms 3 8&9 for 4 people 6 10 11 & 12 give best views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed in August in one of the four bed apartments. Very clean and spacious modern apartments located at the top end of Arillas. Difficult to fault. Location quiet although the pool area is close to the road. Nice views. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk down to the beach. Very good and reasonably priced bar that does snacks throughout the day. Pool area very good. Thought Arillas was a very pleasant resort. Not too big but with enough facilities. Good places to eat. Beach excellent. All very good for children. Would recommend and return.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have been three times in Corfu, and everytime we stayed at Anna Studios. Because it`s became like our home. Anna, Kostas, Tassos and Theo make sure that we have all we need and is very helpful. That this is a familyrun apartmenthotel makes it more charming,and they have always room for more familymembers :) The rates are low, so if you find cheap flight tickets you will have good value of money. My kids love the big pool, and of course the biljard table. The beach are a few hundred metres away, but we usully drive to the beach in San Stefanos. The Village next to Arillas. The apartment is big enough for a family, and we have spent many times relaxing on the teracce :) Wish you all a wonderful vacation at Anna`s studios!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Broxbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I have been to Corfu many times and have always been around the Arilas area. Anna and her family made us feel extremely welcome and part of her family. The location is good as you aren't too far from the beach but also there is a fantastic cake shop with home made ice cream just down the road. We hire a car as we like to go to other towns a villages, so Annas Studios are perfect for us.

We will be going for many years to come. I can only thank my Granny and Grandpa for helping us find this gem!

  • 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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walsham le willows
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Like others, Andy and I never thought we would return to one particular place more than one, but having found Anna Studios why on earth would anyone wish to try somewhere else. We return for the 4th time on 3rd September for 2 weeks and this time we're treating my brother and sister and partners to our treasured location. The apartments are spacious,well equipped and spotlessly clean, as are all the facilities. A short walk down the hill leads you to the friendly town of Arillas and the restaurants, bars and supermarkets and of course the beautiful beach.
Anna,Kostas,Theo and Tasos welcome you into their home with open arms and hearts. I thoroughly recommend a visit.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Trowbridge
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed for 2 weeks at Annas in July and had a totally brilliant time. Anna, her husband Kostas, and 2 sons Theo & Tassos all made us feel like part of the family. There are 3 blocks of 6 apartments at Annas, the ground floor ones are studios for 2 people, the first floor ones are apartments for 4 people. The rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean, and have everything we needed. There is a kitchen area with cooker, fridge, kettle, toaster & all the utensils you would need (including a bottle opener!), twin beds and plenty of storage, and en suite shower etc including hairdryer. Each room has it's own balcony with a view of the lovely garden. Air conditioning is available for a small charge, we found this really useful, especially at night!! There is a large pool with free sunbeds, and a lovely bar serving drinks all day & evening, and breakfast & snacks during the day. Anna's food is lovely, proper home cooking, and Tassos makes great cocktails!! The family also run a local car hire, with the office just down the hill in Arillas main road - we hired a car for 3 days and had great fun! There are other facilities in their office too, including money exchange and safety deposit boxes. Many people return to Annas every year, including us - we are hooked!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Arillas, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Arillas
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Arillas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Anna Studios 3*
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