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“Relaxing Holiday” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Primasol Louis Ionian Sun

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Primasol Louis Ionian Sun
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Ag. Ioannis Melitieon | P.O. Box 28, Benitses 49084, Greece (Formerly Louis Regency Beach Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Benitses
Denholm, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Relaxing Holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had a fantastic holiday here and really got a chance to unwind. The hotel is a bit isolated and there is a road in front that at times is busy and there are NO pavements so you take your life in your hands going any where. Ok so down to the Hotel. Reception is bright and airy and well run by very helpful staff nothing is a problem you can hire scooters and cars here and change your money etc. Rooms were perfect we were on first floor and the view of the sea and the bay was lovely the sunrise in the mornings is awesome! and the moon at night was also spectacular! Our room was cleaned every day. Food was fantastic eat all you can all day from various locations and we found unlike others that the food here was of good quality and a good choice! i don't eat fish but even on Fish night I found plenty to eat, one gripe I had with the dining room was the plates! and plate warmers - they overfill the plate warmers so the plates are cold! what is the point of that) even when I mentioned it they said oh yes but did nothing about it still every day over filled plate warmers! also most staff were fantastic in the restaurant but some dont smile no matter what you say or do, others were fantastic - lets face it we go on holiday to get away from grumpy folk and if you are working in the hotel trade then you need to be able to interact with folk! The animation team, now then various reports on here good and bad - I think they were poor, due to the fact they never came down to the beach, they never introduced themselves to me, and during the day they sat at the pool area most of the time, in the evening they usually did some thing but to late for me, at half 9 I was in bed as we were always up at 6AM - killer darts on the beach would be great fun so a chance to improve here guys! Drinks - loads of choice on the drinks and cocktails as well, you can even get champagne at breakfast time :-) Wasps! lots been said about the wasps on here, now lets get this right warm weather and sticky drinks = wasp heaven! so why are folk surprised there are wasps? there are also flies and Lizards Oh and 3 or 4 cats the wasps were no more a problem than any of these other animals try sticking an empty jam jar at your door in the summer you will soon attract some wasps its a fact of life so no need to complain about it, that said the Hotel have loads of wasp traps set up all over the place and are doing what they can to catch them. Never ventured to the kids part of the hotel as small kids give me indigestion these days! The pool area was on the 6th floor and then over a scary bridge (am not good with heights) then up some stairs! and not really worth the effort the beach area was more fun! and snorkelling was good, you can swim out quite far but not many different fish to find! All in all a fantastic holiday in a really nice hotel my major gripe was the cold plates other than that it was for me a perfect relaxing holiday.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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LOUIS_HOTELS, Manager at Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing Primasol Louis Ionian Sun as your holiday destination and for being so kind to put your experience online on Tripadvisor.

It is a great pleasure for us to read that you had a fantastic holiday here and that you really got the chance to unwind. We are happy to hear that you admired our very helpful and friendly staff, the perfect rooms with the stunning sea view, the fantastic food served and of high quality, as well as the nice drinks on offer. Also, it is nice to see that you enjoyed the beach area where you could snorkel well and swim quite far. We are grateful to you for your suggestion concerning the plate warmers and assure you that it will be addressed straightaway. We are saddened to hear that our animation team was not fully to your liking, but we will surely let the team know about your opinion so we can improve further.

It was our pleasure accommodating you here at the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun and we are thrilled to hear that all in all, you had a fantastic holiday in our really nice hotel. Hopefully we can soon welcome you back for another relaxing break!

Yours truly

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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Myself and my husband sister and brother-in-law have just come back from this beautiful hotel
we were met after a bad experiance from the agios gorgio hotel for the remaining 9days of our holiday poppy and roberta were waiting for us and the kindness they showed us for the rest of our holiday was the best we have ever had nothing was too much trouble also the rest of the staff especially the dining room was the tops we have to say a big thank you to yannis who could not do enough for us and although we will not be going back to corfu we wish all the staff at the hotel all our best wishes for the future enis and peter kenny/ irene and allan parnell

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  • Stayed September 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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LOUIS_HOTELS, Manager at Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear guest,

Let us show you our gratitude by thanking you for visiting the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun and for your review on Tripadvisor.

It is wonderful to read your comment about your lovely stay and we are happy that you found our hotel beautiful. We are glad to see that you admired the kindness you received here and that you consider your holiday at our hotel the best you have ever had, what an honor. It is nice to see that you liked our dining room. Rest assured that your 'thank yous' will gladly be forwarded to the ones concerned.

It is a shame to hear that you will not be returning to Corfu, but we hope that we can see you again at one of our other beautiful Louis Hotels, either in Greece or in sunny Cyprus. All the best!

Yours sincerely

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Dover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Just came back last Friday night we chose the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun because it was a late booking and the flights suited us. we were 3 hours later due to technical problems with the plane at Gatwick and we had to circle Corfu for 40 minutes due to a bad thunderstorm we finally arrived 3 hours late on arrival at the hotel we were met by the night receptionist he was very helpful he arranged for us to get a drink from bar even though it was just shutting as it was midnight that was a most welcomed drink, we were given our key to our room 408 its was seaview room the hotel had left us a bottle of wine and some prepared fruit in our room,as it was out wedding anniversary the room itself was very clean a double bed side tables a TV dressing table which housed the fridge and tea/coffee making stuff. and a clean bath/shower with wc and basin all very nice, the room was very much like premier lodge room but with a very much beautiful view which was worth every penny. Breakfast was a buffet style catering for all nationalities we had and cooked english breakfast everyday but if your taste is for something continental then it was there also fresh bread and rolls daily , lunch buffet again hot or cold food, salads etc again for all tastes and the evening meals were lovely they had theme nights such as greek, chinese, italian but also your favourite roast meat pork lamb chicken turkey so again different dishes for different taste. The staff in the restaurant, reception bar and the cleaners were lovely and nothing was too much for them , like all hotels none are perfect but this one ticks most of the boxes one thing i was disappointed that the swimming pool was on the 6th floor but not directly on the hotel but situated at the back over a bridge up some steps not the impression the photo gives of it so not ideal if you didn't like a long walk up to the pool or you couldn't climb steps so we opted for the beach which access through the tunnel from the hotel under the road which was much easier and i must say the beach was lovely not sandy but shale thewater was clear and the fish loads of them lovely to see. so we were happy to use the beach and not the pool but all in all the hotel was lovely the food great and the staff lovely and i would recommend it not so sure what it would be like in high season but i think you could say that about any hotel. thank Primasol we had a lovely hoiiday despite the rain storm we had on Thursday but it didn't last long and we were back on thebeach when it finished we had a good rest and recharged ourselves thank you

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LOUIS_HOTELS, Manager at Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Dear guest,

On behalf of the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your lovely experience on TripAdvisor.

Firstly, let us congratulate you and your partner on your wedding anniversary and may your future only be filled with love, health and joy. We are very pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel and that you very much appreciated the welcome drink, the nice and clean room with its stunning sea view, as well as the tasty food served throughout the day, catering for all nationalities. Also, we are happy to see that you found all our staff members lovely and helpful, and that you had fun at the nice beach, being able to explore loads of lovely fishes.

It gives us joy hearing that you found our hotel lovely and we are thankful to you for recommending the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun to others. We would be more than delighted to welcome you back to our or any other Louis Hotel for another enjoyable stay!

Best regards

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I've just returned from a fantastic week at this hotel. The staff were attentive, professional, friendly but not intrusive. The food was plentiful and there was a good selection. The cocktails were flowing and the all-inclusive drinks range was very good! I found the hotel to be very clean.

The 'Animation' team were fantastic, they were enthusiastic and fun but not overbearing like I have experienced in other places.

I read a lot of reviews before picking a hotel for my holiday and most were good. A lot mentioned a wasp problem, and yes there were wasps but thanks to the reviews I'd gone prepared with a wasp repellent in a tin thing that I found online! This worked wonders and kept the wasps away from me the whole time I was by the pool. The hotel did have wasp traps around and were contantly clearing away dirty plates and glasses to help keep the waps at bay.

I could list a lot of great things about this hotel, personally I loved it. I have returned home very relaxed and would certainly consider returning to the same hotel or another in the Louis hotel chain.

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view had double beds in where as the rooms on the garden side were multiple single...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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LOUIS_HOTELS, Manager at Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear guest,

Let us thank you for having chosen to stay at the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun and for taking the time to post such a gorgeous review on Tripadvisor.

It gives us great pleasure reading that you had a fantastic week spent at our hotel and that you found our staff attentive, professional and friendly. We are glad to hear that you admired the wide range of nice cocktails and that you were content with the good selection of tasty food on offer. Furthermore, thank you for praising our fantastic animation team, who truly work very hard to keep every single guest entertained.

We are grateful to you for all your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you personally loved our hotel. It gives us joy hearing that you would certainly consider returning to the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun or to one of our other beautiful Louis Hotels.

Very kind regards

The Management
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I enjoy staying at Primasol Hotel in Corfu. I was with my family and we have a great time there. The food was excellent, the service good, quite place and a beatiful view from the hotel. The rooms were very good. If it was possible i will stayed even some other days there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LOUIS_HOTELS, Manager at Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Dear guest,

Many thanks to you for having chosen to stay at the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun and for leaving such a nice comment online. We are glad that you had a very good time spent here and that the very good room met your expectations. Furthermore, we are pleased to hear that you found our food excellent, the views from the hotel beautiful, and the hotel's location nice and quiet. We look forward to seeing you again at one of our Louis Hotels!

Kind regards

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed at this hotel form the 10th to the 18th August. We got into our room early as we checked in just after noon and it was ready, always a positive. The room was lovely, big enough even with the extra bed in it (king size bed, sofa bed and a put-me-up bed), plenty of cupboard space and even though we were on the 2nd floor and above the restaurant (227) there wasn’t too much noise or smell. There was a small fridge in the room and the maids left a fresh bottle of water for us every day if they could see we had used the previous one – much appreciated for trips to the beach and pool. Room service was good, room was made up every day, clean towels when we wanted them etc. Air conditioning worked if a little noisy but we got used to it! Only 2 chairs for the balcony so the kids used a table from the room to sit on! Food was good, hot food was hot, plenty of fresh salad and fruits, always able to find a table and find something we liked to eat. There was always a “safe” option of chips and fish fingers/chicken nuggets or spaghetti if the kids didn’t want to try anything else but generally ours are good eaters and try most of the food on offer. Yes it got a bit repetitive but then doesn’t all AI food? There was an obvious issue with wasps – we couldn’t eat food outside without being surrounded by them and you had to keep your drinks covered up to avoid having “friends” in them and had to make sure empties were put away. It was something we got used to after a couple of days but we did see a few people get stung by them. Staff throughout the hotel were polite and friendly, reception staff were so helpful and arranged the late checkout for us on our last day, phoned for taxis, booked the excursion for us, phoned for the airport transfer pick time, nothing was too much trouble for them. The beach was lovely, there was a bit of towels being put on beds early in the morning but you just have to play them at the same game if you are really fussed about the beds you get! Otherwise you could still get beds at anytime. It is a pebble beach and beach shoes were needed but it was safe enough for the kids to go in with lovely clear water for snorkelling and inflatables. We used to walk across the road to the beach and down the steps which did intimidate the children a little bit as the road was quite busy but you could always use the hotel lift to go down to the beach if you wanted to avoid the road. You just needed patience with the lifts as there were only 2 and one of them was prone to technical issues! The only niggle was the almost constant interruptions by people trying to sell you massages or boat trips/water sports. They did take no for an answer but the masseurs were around every couple of hours waving their price lists and pictures of bodies in your face. The active pool area was lovely and beds were always available. We only made it up to the kids pool on one day as it was up a very steep hill! This seems a little bit crazy as some of the parents of young children were using the main active pool due to the difficulty in getting pushchairs up the hill and the active pool did get noisy and taken over with water polo and volleyball at times. Micky and the Animation team were great. They encouraged the children to take part but didn’t hassle if you didn’t want to join in and even the card games by the pool and the arts and crafts were a good way of keeping the kids entertained. We only left the hotel once which was to go on the evening boat ride from Messonghi to Corfu town. It was well worth the money with an hour each way on the boat and 3 hours in the town for some shopping and food. We were a bit nervous about getting back from Messonghi as we got a taxi there (10 euros) and asked the taxi driver to meet us later in the evening to take us back but good to his word, he was there on time and took us back to the hotel at 11:30pm without charging us a penny extra for the return journey.
We really enjoyed our stay, found everything as it was advertised, didn’t have any complaints and would go back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LOUIS_HOTELS, Manager at Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to say 'thank you' to you for having chosen to spend your holidays at the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun and for posting a charming comment on Tripadvisor.

It gives us joy hearing that you found our hotel lovely, the room nice and spacious, and that you appreciated the daily-refill and cleaning done by our fabulous housekeepers. Further, we are glad that you enjoyed the food on offer - hot and plentiful - and the fact that there was always something you liked. Also, thank you for your compliments to our polite, friendly and helpful staff members and the animation team. It is nice to see that you found the beach lovely and the active pool area nice. Rest assured that measures concerning the wasps have already been taken and that specialized fans are being put in place to decrease their number.

We are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay, found everything as it was advertised, and that you do not have any complaints and would come back again! Looking forward to your return visit to the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun!

Yours truly

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thessaloniki greece
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

It's a big hotel, JUST BY the sea (the beach is not the best in corfu but it s still, fine), with a pool that's safe for kids (1,45 m and it doesnt go any deeper) so no worries. The food is ok, buffets with a big variety of choise every day, and furthermore thematic nights (asian, greek, italian cuisine etc now and then) so you probably won't get bored. There are animators in the hotel if you care to follow the program (or even better to send your kids to do the program!!) . And if you get the all inclusive ribbon on your wrist, you can get bites here and there around the hotel practically from morning till midnight. Rooms are ok, nothing particular, like a moderate 4 stars hotel. It was a great holiday for us. Btw, stuff was kind and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LOUIS_HOTELS, Manager at Primasol Louis Ionian Sun, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Dear guest,

Many thanks to you for having decided to stay at the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun and for leaving such a nice note online. We are very pleased to read that you appreciated the nice and safe pool, the big variety of tasty food on offer, as well as the fact that you were able to get snacks everywhere, and this throughout the day. Also, thank you for considering our staff friendly and helpful. Hopefully you will gratify the Primasol Louis Ionian Sun or one of our other Louis Hotels with a return visit.

Best regards

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Address: Ag. Ioannis Melitieon | P.O. Box 28, Benitses 49084, Greece (Formerly Louis Regency Beach Hotel)
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Benitses
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Benitses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Primasol Louis Ionian Sun 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Around 20m from the pebbly beach (hotel underpass), approx. 2km to Benitzes. ( Corfu – Greece). In the midst of several hectares of luz grounds with views of the Ionian sea. Super restaurant by the sea. Friendly atmosphere for the whole family. ... more   less 
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