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“Could not recommend these apartments more highly” 5 of 5 stars
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Paleokastritsa, Paleokastritsa, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Paleokastritsa
Manchester, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Could not recommend these apartments more highly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2009

Marilena's apartments are owned and run by Eleni and her family. We booked independently and from the beginning the service was excellent. Eleni could not accommodate us for all of our holiday (which I had requested having read previous good reviews). She did however find nearby accommodation for our last two nights and organised all of our move, including personally giving us a lift there and sorting out all the prompt taxi services back and to to the airport. Marilena's apartments are extremely clean and provide a better standard of accommodation than I have previously experienced in numerous apartments in Greece. The apartments are on the smaller side but they are more than adequate and the facilities, cleanliness, and service more than compensate for having a slightly smaller room. This was a view shared by other guests we spoke to. The pool and setting is lovely (Marilena's is at the top end of Paleo, near some good restaurants and beaches). There is the well known 20 minute-ish walk up and down the hilly road into the main resort but this did not present any problem for two not particularly fit people! The Aghia Triada and Lipades beaches nearby are quieter and, we felt, the more picturesque beach areas. Paleo overall is beautiful and we would definately choose to stay at Marilena's again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment (no.5) at the Marilena, having booked through Cosmos/Monarch. I was a bit apprehensive as I knew that the apartments were at the top of a very steep hill. But my fears were quickly calmed on arrival. The walk down to the bay takes around 40 mins, and isn't at all steep - it gently winds down to the beach and gives you numerous opportunities to take in the spectacular views.

The apartments are beautiful, and Eleni and Maria (Eleni's Mum) are delightful and keep the place immaculate. The pool area is lovely, and we had it to ourselves most days, where we enjoyed perfect weather.

There is a well-stocked supermarket nearby, and several wonderful restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the Oasis and Horizon tavernas.

Highly recommended for quiet break.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bourne, Lincolnshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

We booked some cheapy flights with Easyjet and then booked with Eleni direct at the Marilena. Eleni and her family were all lovely and kept the property spotlessly clean. There was someone always around to say hi and make sure we were okay.

The room was lovely and clean, bed comfortable and bathroom small but new and cleaned daily,Eleni's mum cleans each day and is a pleasure to deal with.

My husband and I stayed at the Marilena for a last minute holiday. Paleo is a lovely place and having the best restaurant in Corfu over the road does help (not the one directly over but the one just to the right of that !) We didn't hire a car but walked and got the bus up and down the road and into Corfu town where we could have got buses anywhere around the island.

Overall, a lovely place which is very good value for money. If you visit please say hi to Eleni from Rebecca and Mick.We Hope to go back there in 09 if credit crisis permits!!

p.s. don't be scared of booking direct,Eleni organises a taxi to greet you at the airport and return you there in good time for around £35. And you really don't need a rep as Eleni is also one of those too foroneof our leading tour operators on the island!

  • Liked — Cleanliness and warm welcome
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

The Marilena apartments are situated near to the top of the road that snakes all the way down the hill to the harbour. Paleokastrista is a ribbon development along this road. I do not think that this would be a good location if you don't have a car or other means of transport as it would be a long, sweaty walk back from the beach. That is the only downside to these delightful apartments. Situated on 2 stories with an outside staircase in typical Greek style, these apartments are modern, spotlessly clean and comfortably, if simply furnished. Being away from the centre, they are quiet and often the only sounds are from the insects in the olive grove behind the property. The apartments, which are cleaned daily have small but well-equipped kitchenettes, TV (Greek channels) and small shower rooms complete with bath towels (a rarity in Greece) which are changed twice a week. The owner and her husband are on site most days of the week and are hard working and charming although neither of them speak much English. Air-conditioning is available and reasonably priced. The swimming pool is lovely with a good-sized paved area around it complete with parasols and sun-beds. We stayed a fortnight, absolutely loved it and will certainly return.

  • Liked — Ambiance
  • Disliked — Distance from beach
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2008

The grounds are beautiful. Inexpesive for Greece. If you are not looking for luxury accomodations this is a great value. Rooms are very clean. Kitchenette has everything you need. Bathroom is small. Conveniently located accross the street from a market, bus stop and car rental. Service is excellent.

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marilena Studios

Address: Paleokastritsa, Paleokastritsa, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Paleokastritsa
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Paleokastritsa
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paleokastritsa
#2 Family Hotel in Paleokastritsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Marilena Studios Paleokastritsa, Corfu

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