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“Relaxed and value for money.” 4 of 5 stars
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Nautilus Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 17, Barbati 49083, Greece   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Barbati
Tunbridge Wells
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Relaxed and value for money.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I see there are some mixed reviews and I probably think that different age ranges will offer different points of view but we were a family of 3 my wife and I of 58 and our son of 25 so our review is one from an overall point of view. We were all inclusive which allowed three self service buffet meals per day with ample choice but don't expect 4* quality or choice as the hotel is rated 3* and that's probably pushing it but we did not go hungry. The bathrooms are very small indeed not much room in the shower for a person of the larger size. The rooms have air conditioning but we were asked to pay extra as this was not included, which I understand, but we were also charged a fee to use the safe box in the room and that's taking things a step too far because after all its a metal box with a lid that had permanently been bolted to the wall. So there are no on costs or running costs. If you are looking for a lively place or entertainment then look somewhere else as this will not be to your tastes. The rooms are basic but clean with maid service all days except Sunday. The all inclusive is for local brands and not branded drinks but you can pay an extra if you prefer. Personally their cocktail making skills leave a lot to be desired.

The eating area is open and spacious and leads to the swimming pool and terrace with gorgeous views over the Iona and this is where we spent most of our time. They have a deck area below but it's quite a long way down and if you are the older person or perhaps not as a able as you used to be it will seem like a hike and even worse going back after a long day. Personally the beach area is too rocky for us too. Again for the younger more mobile person but beware of the biting insects nearer the shore. I usually get bitten but for a 7 day break was only bitten once, whilst some younger people who spent more time on the decks nearer the beach were very badly bitten. In the evening you can dine at leisure and then sit around the pool area until 11 o'clock when the all inclusive finishes. You can still drink but there's a charge (or just order a few drinks before last orders) Our rooms were located just opposite the reception just up a few flights of stairs and I heard no noise at all when we were in the room.

Ipsos is the biggest town, which you will pass onto the way to the hotel. It's the usual place you would associate with a beach front. Bars, cafe's, restaurant's and trinket shops. Nothing special really but we went out for one night and the cab will cost you Euros 10 each way. Barbati is the smaller town and it's very small just a few shops and some beach front restaurants but unless you like rocky beaches it's not much to write home about. However if you get the opportunity rent a boat for the day when you are there. We did and it was a great day and 5 of us for a whole day out at sea for 100 Euro's. We pre-booked and they picked us up from the hotel we had arranged a packed lunch but it was so awful we feed the sandwiches to the fish. We travelled the full length nearing Albania one minute and then stopping at Ipsos the next. Mooring up in some cove and diving into the crystal clear waters is not something that you get the opportunity to do every day and it's money well spent.

Overall for a 7 day break it was fab a holiday is of course what you make it but I am not sure if I could stay here for a 14 day holiday but for a short relaxing 7 day break give it a go.

Room Tip: If you want to avoid the hike then ask for a room in the building opposite the reception with a balc...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fab hotel, great staff , good location. Amazing views. Food simple but good. Rooms basic but cleaned daily. So if you have written a bad review there can only be a few reasons ! 1) your lazy 2) your so fat and unfit 3) you wanted someone to entertain you because you have no personality or social skills or ....... 4) you didnt check out what kind of holiday you wanted. Go. Enjoy. Relax. Easy !

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just came back yesterday from our 1week vacation in Nautilus Barbati Corfu.We found it almost perfect.By almost, I mean 1 thing about the island which is the very hard water and for sure not drinkable, but this is almost at on all islands, and as for the hotel too small bathroom.
For the rest analytically:
Car and motor rental :ask at reception.Its delivered at the hotel for you, and for sure cheaper.
Food: mr Tasos cooks nice tradiotional greek food, and we had every day something else...very important !!
Staff:very friendly and helpful.
All inclusive accomondation:we strongly suggest,as you dont have to worry where and what to eat,or think about money all the time.When you sit at the pool for example, and can order as many coffee, juice etc as you like..its a comfort.
Location:wonderful sea view,full green and nature surroundings.
Guests:quiet,not many kids,and from what we heard, some are loyal customers as well..which we are planning too, if we ever go again to Corfu .
Island:for sure not a party island or cosmopolitan,but green,good to rest and wonderful sea.Nice for motor riding as well.
Kassiopi and Palaikastritsa were the most beautiful beaches.
Souvenirs:traditional products from a wooden store-dont remember the name-at Ipsos beach.
Corfu town very nice and kind of Italian, but also quite chaotic.
Tip:dont forget to go to Kanoni, as you see Pontikonisi, plus airplanes taking off and landing right in front of you as you drink your coffee...
Greetings,
Damian and Laura !

Room Tip: bathroom was too small
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Arrive at 10pm at night after a long flight and transfer, only to find we had no room!! I booked a room with a double bed and got two singles. They offered to change but our balcony view was too good to give up. Hotel is generally clean, "all enclusive" gives you thw option of maybe 8 drinks, everything else you have to pay for. Food is basic and repetitive, breakfast choice is poor but the food is always healthy and there's always a vegetarian option. Air con is NOT provided, expect to pay 6€ a day which I think is ridiculous. Hotel is on a hill which gets annoying walking back after long days out. Local town Ipsos is lovely, the hotel is not what I expected and I'm very dissapointed, I wish I went with Nissaki beach which is much better. Only perk is the views which are incredible. My fella thought it was ok but I was very unimpressed with the look of the place and the service, except the lady at dinner with black hair (don't know her name), she was lovely. Would not stay again, do not reccomend.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Arrived with my friend for a girly week on the 4th of June and it was perfect. We had room 122 which was in the block behind reception so not to many steps, we had a gorgous view over Barbati beach and the mountain and the bus stops outside the hotel if you want a trip into Corfu Town or Ipsos. The hotel has another part to it down a steep slope not good if your disabled and maybe for some a bit lonely at night ,although the decked area is great for swimming as it as lovely views and clear water. The food is superb all home cooked and traditional greek and a great choice. The rooms are kept lovely and clean with great shower cubicles very good for greece. I would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

Room Tip: Higher floors have best views and block behind reception is handy for the swimming pool etc.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GREAT BRITAIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We arrived at this hotel 28th may 2014 and spent 2 weeks soaking up the sun, we stayed in room 118 which had stunning views of both the mountains and barbati beach. The rooms we're basic but clean, a steep walk down to the decking area was well worth the effort as the sea water was so clear it made it a great place to swim and snorkel, the food was always fresh and plentiful. Elainea the lady who worked in the restaurant was very helpful and was always there to greet you with a friendly smile as were the rest of the staff, its half hour walk into ipsos or bus stop outside the hotel or 10 euro in a taxi, Corfu town is 25 euro in taxi or just under 3 euro on the bus, To sum up this hotel.......would we stay there again??? Most definitely.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just come back from a lovely week at the Nautilus. The staff were fabulous and couldn't do enough to help. The hotel is on a slope, so if you do want to go to the jetty, its a steep walk down, and steeper walk back up. Don't let it put you off, because the views are fab, and the water is really clear. We were very lucky, and put in the building (room 303) just below the pool area, with fabulous views over the sea, to Corfu Town. The food was not mass catered for and this was a good thing. There wasn't lots of "rubbish" and chips with everything.. There was a selection of freshly cooked mains (fish, chicken/pork, vegetarian) with vegetables and potatoes of some description (mash, chips, new potatoes, etc). Usually a pasta dish too. Rooms were basic but beautifully clean (every day). Bus stop just outside the hotel, for visits up to Kassiopi and into Corfu Town. Really couldn't fault this hotel at all.

Room Tip: We had room 303. Views were fantastic.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: PO Box 17, Barbati 49083, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Barbati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Barbati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nautilus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Nautilus Hotel Barbati, Corfu
Nautilus Corfu
Hotel Nautilus Corfu
Nautilus Beach Corfu

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