I stayed here for one week in August with my teenage daughter. I had read the reviews and researched the hotel well before booking and we were not disappointed. We stayed in a standard room with a seaview and half board booked via 'Booking.com' Unlike previous reviewers we did not have to pay extra for air-con or use of the room safe as it was all included in the booking price.
The room was typical Greek basic style, the bathroom had a hand held shower attachment over the bath but there was plenty of hot/cold water always. Please note you cannot place toilet paper down the loo but need to put it into a bin instead. The towels were changed every day. The beds were twin beds and were not too short or narrow like some can be. The mattresses and pillows are very firm and I have a bad back, but when I mentioned this to the Manageress the housekeeping staff almost immediately placed a softer topper mattress on each bed and I got a softer pillow....I felt this was incredibly considerate and kind and it was a blessed relief for me.
The air-con is easy to operate once you get the hang of it. There is a small fridge in the room which was handy for bottles of drink and food purchased from the supermarket which is next door to the hotel and is very cheap. There is lots of storage space and plenty of hangers for clothing.
The views from our room were outstanding...probably the best in the resort.....I watched the sunrise every morning (see photos)
The restaurant was busy and hectic but it was run most efficiently by the waiting staff and chef. The food is varied and plentiful and we really enjoyed it. The cooked breakfast isnt English style so dont expect a full fry-up....there were fried, boiled and scrambled eggs, smoked bacon and larger than life baked beans, and the sausages are like mini hot dogs, but there were plenty of cereals, fruit, Greek yoghurt, and pastries. The evening meal was very nice with lots of choice.
There were 2 of us, but we were lucky not to have to share a table. It is best to wait to be seated at your allocated table when you first visit the restaurant as we didnt really know the system in place at first and sat at the wrong table. We did feel a little put off by being told off, but it was not a problem and the waitresses are really friendly and helpful.
The hotel pool is lovely, especially after a hot day sightseeing or at the beach. The hotel is perched quite high from the road below and although this makes it quiet and gives great views, it is not for those with walking disabilities as there are many steps. there is a lift to the 2nd floor but then a series of steps afterwards if you are in the upper rooms. It does keep you fit though !
Good walking shoes are a good idea as the paths around the resort are uneven at times (even more so when you have had a few drinks !!) Certainly not a place to bring your high heels to.
The tavernas in the resort are really good. I can recommend the Belvedere directly opposite the hotel and the Limani. There are also a few good Greek nights going on with fire dancing and plate smashing. The hotel does Greek nights too.
There are many beaches dotted around the coves...some only accessible by water taxi but be aware that they are not sandy apart from the main beach 'agios spiridon'. There are many large/small pebbles and it is vital to bring swim shoes (they do sell them in the beach shops)
The resort may be very hot but sometimes the ocean was quite cold for swimming at times
We got the bus to Corfu town...it cost 2 Euros 30 for a single journey.....you cannot buy a return ticket...just singles. We also visited Pontikonissi in Kanoni and the taxi cost 15 euros.
We did a few trips.....Paradise beach by glass bottom boat with BBQ and drinks (although beach not Paradise as very stoney) and went on the Yellow Submarine tour.
It is well worth visiting the Monastry but best to go early morning or late evening as can get very busy with tourist coaches. There are beautiful views from the cafe next to the Monastry though and it is very cool up there. You need to be respectful and cover up when visiting.
All in all the Odysseus is a lovely family-run hotel and would definately stay here again.
Paleokastritsa is a beautiful, peaceful place to have a relaxing and chilled holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Odysseus Hotel Paleokastritsa
- Odysseus Hotel Paleokastritsa, Corfu
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Odysseus Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.