Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica

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Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica lies on 350.000m² of land on a 1.000m long natural beach, in Acharavi village, north Corfu close to Antinioti lagoon. It’s a Resort of times gone by where holidays are meant as a childhood paradise on a greek island! Located close to the Lake of Lillies, at the very same places, the sea is butterfly blue & otters swim in secret canals. A village style family resort with the only Aqua Park in Corfu. Grecotel “LUXME®” holiday concept combines spectacular seafront location with great design, modern service, outstanding food, beverage, activities & wellness. Luxury Made Easy® is born out of a vision for waterfront lifestyle and it showcases “LUXE ALL INCLUSIVE LIVING®” - which simply becomes a part of your life. Irresistible! LUXME dining includes a world of culinary choices: 5 restaurants, late night snacks, Pâtisserie & Chocolaterie, Creperie-Gelateria, unlimited drinks with a choice of over 100 premium brands, wine library, cocktails and healthy juices, snacks, pool and beach service. The Country House hotel at Costa Botanica is large estate with comfortable lounges, an old bar & a wealth of dining experiences at the heart of the resort. The cypress trees lined courtyard is called “Piazza Popolare”. It is full of festivities, live cooking, music & dance. There are seven village neighborhoods offering varied accommodation, each with a different theme: botanists world, explorers era, romantic Corfu, country house appeal to name but a few. Exquisite Corfu inspired Summer Houses are set in a colorful garden setting steps from the vast Natural Beach. These boutique summer houses are just ideal for families with their very own swimming pool. The All day Beach Club nearby, is available with shaded lounging, great simple fresh food and fire pit barbeque nights. Fitness, Sports and recreational activities thrive at Grecotel Costa Botanica, holding a special place in your holiday experience. Enjoy the pools and the 40.000m² Costa aqua park with slides & lazy rivers rising amidst palm trees & bananas. Reconnect with your mind, body and spirit at the 533m² Spa Center with Indoor Pool and unwind with our rejuvenating signature treatments. Kids Club is a fairytale place with an original Botanists Lab to discover Corfu’s flora. Myth & magic at the artists atelier, games, crafts, creative time & fun. A loveable donkey family is part of the children farm with a mini zoo of domestic animals. Costa Botanica aspires to be part of your life story. We hope you feel a real connection to the sea, the land and nature, and we invite you to enjoy the island with those you love the most!
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Free parking
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Internet
Lazy river
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
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Breakfast buffet
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Water park
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Evening entertainment
Table tennis
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Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica garners appreciation for its serene location in Costa Botanica and its array of pools and beachfront, according to guest reviews. While the hotel's atmosphere is considered relaxed, with commendable service and generally praised cleanliness, opinions on value and room quality vary, with some guests finding the experience less luxurious than expected. The hotel's entertainment options are often highlighted, though there are occasional remarks about the need for improvements, including the speed of dining service.
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Christopher S wrote a review Aug 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and visited Costa Botanica this August (2022) for 6 nights, all-inclusive via Lastminute.com. We stayed in a large, clean, comfortable double room that was sparsely furnished but with a balcony in the Main Block, thankfully not over-looking the main square which hosts nightly events, such as enthusiastic but flat opera singers, magicians and an outdoor cinema for the hordes of children. This is primarily a resort for families and as such, ideal. The beach is beautiful, clean and safe. The staff were some of the kindest, most friendly, helpful and sweet we've ever come across and I can't praise them highly enough. The Water Park is a gas, and the pools, whilst difficult to find sun loungers due to these being particularly popular with families, are clean and large. The only negative is the food. Whilst supplied in vast quantities, it was often merely lukewarm if not cold - particularly the cooked dishes at breakfast. In retrospect, I don't think I'd do 'all inclusive' again as the restaurant we visited one night in Acharavi (The Odysseus) was actually much better than the hotel food. All in all, a recommended experience.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't get a room in any of the blocks over-looking the main square.
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Response from Christos Tsaloukis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Aug 11, 2022
Dear Mr. Christopher, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments following your recent stay at Grecotel Costa Botanica. Your valuable feedback is highly appreciated and we were excited to read that you enjoyed our Resort, its favorable beach area but most importantly the kind words which express your enthusiasm as well as your appreciation for the friendly and caring attitude of our team. We regret to read that you were not entirely satisfied by every aspect of our food offering. I highly appreciate that you brought it to our attention since your comments will help us look further the aforementioned areas and relevant actions will be taken. To close with, we will be more than happy to have you back again and rest assured that every care and attention will be provided to have a pleasant holiday with us. Kindest regards, Chris Tsaloukis General Manager Grecotel Costa Botanica
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Phil B wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions8 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing time here at Costa Botanica Grecotel, the service and facilities were fantastic. With a family of 4 including children aged 14 and 11 we wanted somewhere which would entertain them and we were not disappointed. The onsite water park was available and quiet so endless fun for the kids, there are also 2 other main pools which were perfect for cooling off. The resort was very quiet so no problems at all to grab sun lounges or space.

The ownership has recently changes (just before the pandemic) and they are really making this resort a 5* experience, at present I would say its 4* but with their plans i heard about it wont be long before this becomes the resort to visit whilst in Corfu. The staff were good on most accounts, many of whom were brand new so there we a few mistakes and oversights but if you are relaxed about these things there isn't a issue.

Everything in our room was brand new, complete refurb of the bathroom and bedrooms (we had adjoining rooms with a private balcony), new TV, wardrobes etc

They have a kids club for the younger ones which looked great (ours were too old), each evening there was entertainment at the Beach bar which included Latino dancing, live bands and DJ etc. The drinks were half decent with a good choice to have. When the property is at capacity it will be come pretty busy but i hope the this doesn't effect the experience too much.

The private beach was amazing, plenty of lounges, beautiful sunsets every evening which really is a massive highlight of the location.


Negatives, no AC in the bedrooms which must be resolved no questions asked, we went in May/June and it was hotting up, once the temps get into the mid 90's it will be unbearable in the rooms, Being a area of natural beauty with water they'll naturally be bugs so make sure you have the Mosquito sprays etc, but it wasn't too bad as we had expected (from previous comments). The last bad part was the waterslides, the joins between the slides were very bad and many kids ripped their shorts (albeit the hotel offered free replacements from their shop!), so sort this out and it'll be amazing.

Overall a great holiday, this could potentially once renovated fully to be be absolutely amazing.
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from CHRISTOS TSALOUKIS, General Manager at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Jun 26, 2022
Dear Guest With this opportunity we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and let us know about your stay in Grecotel Costa Botaica. We truly welcome and value your comments as direct feedback always helps us to try harder, in order to improve our product, exceed our guests’ expectations and continue providing memorable services. Our team makes a continuous effort for personalized service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day. Service has always been an important value for our Group and we will continue to work hard towards this direction. Working with the greatest enthusiasm, constantly improving our services and taking into account your well-intended, constructive criticism and comments, we truly hope that you would give us the opportunity to welcome you again in our Resort. Best Regards
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M H wrote a review Jul 2022
Reading, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel ticked all our boxes and did not disappoint.

Great location and a short walk to numerous shops, bars and a couple of lovely jewellery shops.

We have two adjoining air conditioned rooms in the Country Houses which are a short walk to the restaurant, pool and beach. These rooms are basic but spacious and clean and the maids come daily to make beds and left fresh towels & water. Could do with a shelf in the bathroom as the other bathroom had one.

We love the pool and never have a problem getting towels or beds in the shade at any time of day which is a massive plus.
My kids love the slides but did experience a few scrapes like others said, I told them to wear a t-shirt but it wasn’t a big issue for them.
Lazy river has loads of inflatable rings to use.

Pool bar has sandwiches, fruit, delicious crepes, slushies and gelato and hats off to the ladies who work there tirelessly all day.

Lovely beach with plenty of beds & shade. The bar played music, served drinks all day with super friendly staff. Lots of lovely food & snacks available from the beach restaurant.
Beach party night was fun and do take your camera for the sunset.

Food in the restaurant is plentiful and tasty. Staff doing an amazing job and always accommodating and friendly. Sometimes there are short queues and you couldn’t find a plate or glass but get a grip people! Some of these reviews are so nit picking it’s shameful.

Various entertainment every night which we enjoyed and lots of scheduled activities for kids and teenagers.

Lovely animals on site who all enjoyed an apple or two though I would love to see the horse have somewhere nicer than the small & barren area it’s currently in especially with so many green areas on site.

The only negative is the inside bar in the evenings gets busy so needs more staff to keep queues down or a soft drinks machine to help yourself. The outside bar only has a small selection of drinks.

Big thanks to the lovely staff throughout the hotel as they are doing a fab job and always with a smile.

Overall we are having a thoroughly enjoyable holiday we would not hesitate to come back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Christos Tsaloukis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Jul 30, 2022
Dear Guests! Thank you for choosing to spend your summer break at our resort and for letting the members of TripAdvisor know what a nice experience you had whilst staying with us! It is, indeed, a wonderful feeling to know that you enjoyed our facilities and had a lovely holiday. Your positive feedback about the resort is deeply appreciated and has been communicated to all the members of our team, who are humbled by your kind comments. We are looking forward to welcome you back in Grecotel Costa Botanica. Kindly Regards. Christos Tsaloukis General Manager Grecotel Costa Botanica
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Kellyafullthorpe wrote a review Nov 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom88 contributions45 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived (2 adults and 2 teenage boys) on 3 October! When we arrived we decided to explore our resort. There was a mini zoo which consisted of 2 donkeys, 1 stag, 4 ducks and 25,000,000,000,000 mosquitoes! We walked away from there covered! Not a great start. We walked down to the beach but unfortunately the sandflies and mosquitoes down there are horrific too. Every other resort I have even been to, they spray every night to combat this problem-not here!
The food is normal for AI but there wasn’t a big choice and the queues were quite bad! Considering we visited out of season I would dread to think what the queues would be like during high season. We ended eating out for our evening meal 6 out of 7 nights, only bothered with lunch on 3 occasions but had breakfast every day, which was fine and always seems to be the best meal at AI holidays I have been on. The coffee machines constantly broke down and for a couple of days all machines were completely out of action! There was a distinct lack of vodka at both the beach bar and captains (reception) bar! The pools were nice as was the beach but again I do think this resort could cope in high season unless they had removed sun beds as although these were easy to find after breakfast by late morning they were more or less all gone with just a few dotted around.
Our room is a whole different story! We stayed in Niki, room 303 and this was lovely! Although no air con as described (we didn’t need this anyway). 2 bedroom with a double bed and tv in our room and a spacious twin for the boys. The bathroom consisted of a shower over the bath? However there was nowhere to put the shower head so this had to be held and the bath plug was too big for the whole! The maid visited most days and always made the beds sometimes we were left 4 towels but sometimes just 1 or 2! I found reception courteous and the few times I asked them to book a taxi this was done with no drama and with a smile of sorts.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from CHRISTOS TSALOUKIS, General Manager at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Dec 14, 2022
Dear guest, First of all we would like to thank you for investing the time to share your review . Nevertheless, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused regarding the points that you are mentioning on your review. Rest assured that we take your comments under careful consideration and we want you to know that all necessary actions will be taken so to improve our facilities and services. Thank you again for choosing Grecotel Costa Botanica for your stay and we trully hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in Costa Botanica and show another image that will make up for the shortcomings of the previous stay. Best Regards
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Pete L wrote a review Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Cost Botanica last week. Everything was perfect! Throughout my many years of travel, to pretty much every continent, I can't remember staying at a hotel that has such friendly and welcoming staff. Everyone we came into contact with were delightful. It really felt like everyone working at the hotel enjoyed working there and had a real sense of pride in what they were doing. Our room ( Family Interconnecting Loft ) was very comfortable and spacious and the housekeeping staff did a fantastic job ensuring the rooms were kept clean and stocked with clean towels when required. Food and drink throughout our stay was excellent with a huge variety of different cuisines. Something for everyone! We particularly enjoyed visiting the a la carte restaurants. Hard to say which was our favourite but if I was pushed, I would say the Fine Dining restaurant was our favourite. Our host Niki was absolutely charming and very welcoming and the food amd wine really did exceed our expectations. The beach was beautiful with plenty of beach umbrellas and sun loungers. It never felt overcrowded and was kept exceptionally clean by staff carrying out regular patrols to remove any used towels or plastic glasses. Food at lunchtime at the beach restaurant was very tasty and varied. We very much hope to be able to visit again in the future as 1 week was simply not long enough! Thank you to all of your staff for making our stay so special and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book A la carte restaurants early into your stay.
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Response from Christos Tsaloukis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Jul 30, 2023
Dear Mr. Petel, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review of your recent stay with us, here at Grecotel LuxMe Costa Botanica. It was such a pleasure to read and we are delighted you enjoyed everything about your stay with us. Your comments about the level of service you consistently received are just wonderful, and I will be sure to share them with colleagues across the hotel. I would like to thank you in particular for your kind recognition of all the staff and especially Niki who looked after you so exceptionally - I will be sure to share your feedback with them. We all look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future. Christos Tsaloukis General Manager Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
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Nick A wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely family holiday although the weather was a bit mixed when we went in late October. The accommodation, food and facilities were very good. It was nice that you could just get your own beach towels from the pool area without fussing with deposits and paper slips. And you didn't have to wear a wrist band which was nice. There were plenty of pools and places to relax. The free tennis was great and again the racquets and balls were free and you just had to book a slot. The sea was quite warm and nice and shallow near in with lots of fish. There were not many watersports offered when we went. Just one Pedallo with a slide (which was great fun!) and a couple of paddle boards. The main restaurant was good although if you didn't get there early you normally had to queue for a few minutes. We didn't manage to book a place in the Asian restaurant but we did get a place in the Italian one on the last night. The food was very good but the service was a bit slow with a long wait between each course. The evening entertainment was a bit low key but there was a good singer on for a couple of nights that we enjoyed. There was a short walk along a stream from the tennis court area that went to the beach where we were amazed to see lots of very tame beavers and also some terrapins. There was a bus into Corfu Town from right outside the hotel (cash only) but it did get very busy both there and back with people squashed in like sardines. There were some great views from the bus. Everyone was dropped off at a stop in Corfu Town but we had to get the bus back from the main station which everyone had to try and find to get back! We did enjoy mooching around the very beautiful Corfu town and we did a very reasonably priced trip on a 'pirate' ship. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: If you want to book the restaurants book them early on.
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Response from Christos Tsaloukis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Nov 13, 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for sharing on Tripadvisor your impressions regarding your stay in Grecotel LuxMe Costa Botanica. We are delighted to read that we succeeded to meet your expectations. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future and attend to each and every detail in order to ensure you a truly magnificent stay one more time. Best Regards, Christos Tsaloukis General Manager Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
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SR wrote a review Jul 2022
9 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has recently been bought by Grecotel and is being refurbished. The setting is beautiful and it is very spacious. You can walk a lot and you have to wonder about the maintenance as the site is so big. On the basics they get it right. The beds are excellent (and I have a bad back) the sheets are top quality. The food is healthy and wholesome. Not full of sugar/stodgy. Some of the dishes in the A La Carte are as good as a top restaurant. The staff are happy and friendly. We had excellent service from the girl with the red hair in the bar, the beach bar guy and Dana. The beach is clean and mainly sandy although there are flat rocks entering the sea and some pebbles. As it is very green and quite rural bring mosquito repellant and a plug. It was only just open when we were there but there is a water park, art and animals for children. The rooms are quite basic ie no mirror in bedroom, minimal furniture, no hooks, nowhere to put toiletries in bath room - this is apparently typical of Grecotel. There is some entertainment every night. The two pools are spotless as is the cleaning service. We peeped at a lot of rooms and they are all different. The original county house rooms are olde country but quite charming. Some rooms are very modern. We had a room in one of the annex blocks which are around the first pool. We had a great holiday and you will too but please remember this is Greece and not 5 star UK.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from CHRISTOS TSALOUKIS, General Manager at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Dear Guest Your positive feedback about the Resort is deeply appreciated and has been communicated to all the members of our team, who are humbled by your kind comments.They will be delighted to know that their hard work has been appreciated. We take all comments under careful consideration and we want you to know that our goal is the constant improvement on the points that each guest mentions. We will be more than happy to have you back again and rest assured that every care and attention will be provided to have a pleasant holiday with us. Best Regards
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R Park wrote a review Sep 2023
Windsor, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
In the last 5 years we have visited ~ Sardinia, Rhodes, Antigua, Portugal, Crete and Corfu.

We can see that this hotel is newly purchased by Grecotel and having stayed at a Grecotel in Rhodes we know the standard they can be.
I can see the potential this hotel is aiming for, but in my opinion it isn't there yet. Perhaps the company have in its plans the stages they are working to. For example, the beach bar has clearly been done up and made to standard, as have the rooms. However, there are a few bits that really need attention and I imagine in a few years these will have been done by Grecotel.

The restaurant is OK, clean, good food, quite repetitive menu. Very busy if you miss the quiet slot at 630pm. You will end up queuing out the door and outside. There is however no signs on any of the food about allergies as it states in a poster. So no idea what is dairy/egg free. So someone with a severe allergy would be really troubled having to ask regularly.

The ice cream that is vegan was served with a spoon that was washed lightly from cows milk ice cream..

Little things like this (that aren't that little to someone with intolerance or allergies) are a make or break if you will return.

The spa treatment was beautiful, however the spa itself is very basic and the room needs a clean and some style. But again, I do think Grecotel will have in the plans to do these.

The mosquito situation is a huge problem. But not one that can be solved as this is a hotel set in a huge grassland area. We got bitten A LOT. and we didn't stay out past 9pm. We didn't sit outside at all for any meals. Only inside.

The water park is good, however on sitting down for 5 mins myself and the baby were covered in mosquitos, so we were reluctant to go back with the children.

We hired a car with the lady who hires them out to you and took the car to local secluded beach's. This was definitely our favorite part. Driving to San Stefano and Kerasia beach. Tiny places, nightmare to drive to over crazy steep roads and hills that are almost one way but absolutely gorgeous on arrival and totally worth it !!

We booked our room direct with the hotel and this was easy.

Beach is beautiful with clear water and easy for children to play and swim.

I think a few amendments here and there and this hotel will be spot on, but in my opinion it needs a little tlc here and there to get up to standard.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Very windy journey up a huge mountain from the airport.
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Response from Christos Tsaloukis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Sep 1, 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at Grecotel LuxMe Costa Botanica. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused regarding the points that you are highlighting in your review. I would like to inform you that we take all comments under careful consideration and we want you to know that our goal is the constant improvement on the points that each guest mentions, customer satisfaction is important to us. Best Regards, Christos Tsaloukis General Manager Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
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Dave I wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not our original choice of island as we were booked to go to Rhodes,but was cancelled due to the wild fires(No one’s fault)So we booked another hotel on Corfu but found out when we got to Corfu Airport the hotel had double booked and there was no space available.
Jet 2 then upgraded us to this hotel,on arrival we very impressed with the check in and the staff took our cases to our room,very good first impressions.
The room was excellent massive double bed and separate room for our daughter,the bathroom was huge with a lovely walk in shower,the hotel is huge and would not normally be our type of holiday but we very impressed.
Staff were always very polite and greeted you with a smile,pool areas were all very clean and even in high season there was no issues getting a bed.
Now the food even though it was very good found it to be quite repetitive and after 3 days got a bit boring(don’t think I want to see spaghetti again)you can pre book the other restaurants but we didn’t bother.
The evening entertainment is a bit Meh to be honest and you could see the kids were getting bored very quickly,we normally had a few drinks,went for a walk then retired to the room and played cards.The on-site shop is nice but the prices are extremely expensive,walk into the town to the shops same things at half the price.
Finally plenty of bug spray at night,we covered ourselves in the stuff but still got the occasional bite.
Overall a very nice Holiday,Maybe we will return one day.
One final shout out to Rickey the jet2 Rep
Thanks for everything you did for us,by far the best Rep we have ever met,not going into details on here,but you know what you did and we be ever thankful,hope to meet you again on our travels.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Christos Tsaloukis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Aug 7, 2023
Dear Mr. Dave, We would like to thank you for sharing your kind words and well-intended, constructive comments in such a detailed review in TripAdvisor. We regret to read that you were not entirely satisfied by every aspect of our food offering and the evening entertainment. Working with the greatest enthusiasm, constantly improving our services and taking into account your well-intended, constructive criticism and comments, we truly hope that you would give us the opportunity to welcome you again in our Resort. Best Regards, Christos Tsaloukis General Manager Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
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moggycat2 wrote a review Aug 2022
Rochester, United Kingdom16 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited for 1 week and really enjoyed our stay at Costa Botanica.
Unfortunately a breakdown in communication between the hotel and tui, did put a dampener on things!

Friendly staff that work really hard
Food was good, lots of choice and availability at all times!
The a la carte could benefit from some more choices.
Enjoyed the beach Bar b q and the beach party was really good!
I would suggest that u book the a a la carte and bar b q as soon as you arrive
The water park and private beach is brilliant and the fact they supply beach towels in all these areas was a bonus!

The negatives for me is their obvious not employing enough staff to the amount of guests staying at the hotel - no one wants to queue for 20 minutes plus to get a drink in the evenings (only 2 serving staff)!
And queuing (at times a very long Que) to enter the Buffett restaurant, this appears to be a bit pointless?
We did have some room issues as well broken/leaking air conditioner and housekeeping staff not knocking before entering rooms - both was dealt with after a few reminders.

I would recommend this hotel and I agree with what a lot of people have said this hotel does have great potential once the little issues have been sorted out.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Christos Tsaloukis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear Guest, Warm greetings from Grecotel Costa Botanica! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We truly welcome and value your constructive comments as direct feedback always helps us to try harder, continue improving our day to day operation, and provide personalized, memorable services. Having that said, we take under careful consideration all the points you are highlighting in your review so to ensure corrective measures are put in place so we can improve our service for our future guests and of course for your next ,hopefully ,stay in our resort. Kind regards, Chris Tsaloukis General Manager Grecotel Costa Botanica
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Emma W wrote a tip Nov 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the a la carte restaurants before you arrive. "
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Nick A wrote a tip Nov 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want to book the restaurants book them early on."
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Veronica G wrote a tip Oct 2023
Winschoten, The Netherlands2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book your dinner in the restaurant as soon as possible. "
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annBodmin wrote a tip Oct 2023
bodmin7 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pools were freezing. Don't expect a good dining experience."
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27iluvcornwall wrote a tip Oct 2023
Barnsley, United Kingdom20 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack some midge/mosquito plug/diffuser/spray/wristbands."
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PRICE RANGE
$220 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gelina village hotel acharavi, gelina village hotel and resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Gelina Village Hotel & Resort
LOCATION
GreeceIonian IslandsCorfuAcharavi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
359
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GRECOTEL LUXME COSTA BOTANICA - Prices & Hotel Reviews (Acharavi, Corfu, Ionian Islands)

Frequently Asked Questions about Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica
Which popular attractions are close to Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
Nearby attractions include Meandros Gold (0.2 miles), Central Restaurant (0.03 miles), and Olive Wood Shop Corfu (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolce Freddo - Gelato - Ice Cream, Pita Pita Grill Room, and Alegria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, German, and Greek.
Does Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.