This was my third stay in this hotel, beginning in 1998. We returned again in 2003 and then again in May 2013. The hotel has been renovated in the past four years (I believe), so it is significantly more modern than it was during our previous stay. But the location never changes, and that is the truly jaw-dropping characteristic of this hotel. It's located on a narrow point that juts out into Paleokastritsa bay (and everyone knows that Paleokastritsa is the most beautiful spot on all of Corfu). That means uninterrupted sea views from a large number of rooms, especially those on the fourth and fifth floors. You want the southern facing rooms for this; the northern facing rooms overlook the beach, the port and the rest of Paleo. The rooms, at least those that have been renovated, are beautiful, with parquet floors, lovely, blond-wood accents, plenty of closet space, the best mattresses I've ever slept on, and satellite TV. The balconies (every room has one) have nice sliding doors with screen doors, too. This is particularly handy for letting in the wonderful sea air sans those pesky, omnipresent Greek mosquitoes. My only complaint about the room, in and of itself, was the bathroom door, which we had to prop open to allow air to circulate into the the room, and on several evenings, the shower lacked hot, hot water. One evening in particular, we lost water pressure so significantly that I couldn't keep the shower on--the water would flow only from the tub spigot. That being said, we can't complain. The service is attentive and generous; the hotel even lent us beach towels and a drying rack for our clothes. Some other significant pluses: The hotel has private stairs that lead down to the lovely Agia Triada beach; this is, of course, very convenient. The beach is stunning, but note that it's pebbly rather than sandy (water shoes are beneficial). The beach has two restaurants and a bar, and it's got lounges and umbrellas, too. The hotel's pool is simply beautiful; it's been redone as an infinity pool, and the views are spectacular. The pool also has a bar and ample wooden lounges and umbrellas. Two nights a week, the hotel provides entertainment (dancing or music). Breakfasts were so-so, although there's certainly plenty of food. We ate dinners elsewhere. The staff were all lovely, and there are lots of them. Last but not least, a note about the price; this is the only four-star hotel in Paleo, I believe, and it's certainly got the best location. We did not reserve in advance, and we got a significant break on the price for a standard room. That being said, we arrived the day the hotel opened in May and stayed eight days. I wouldn't recommend taking this approach during high season. All in all, I'd highly recommend Akrotiri Beach Hotel.
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