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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Corfu, Ionian Islands

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Kat C
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed October 6, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Wonderful reception. Cake, fruit and food awaited us on arrival. Absolutely fabulous peaceful accommodation, and location. (Perfection). Thanks. Will go back.

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Management Response
Oct 9, 2016
Thanks Kat for your wonderful review. We will be happy to host again you and your friends! Loukia and Spiros
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Richard P
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No hesitation in recommending this rental”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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I rented Roumanades Estate for 5 nights with my wife and two teenage children.
The property has been newly converted and it made for a peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The property is unique, in a rural farmhouse style it has a charming, comfortable and homely feel.
We arrived very late but the owners were more than happy to meet us in he nearby village and guide us in (we'd never have found it amongst the tight, single track lanes). The hospitality continued throughout - from a lovely welcome pack of homemade produce.They were then on hand for any phone query with a prompt answer.
The location is served well by beaches and tavernas no more than 5 minutes' drive away.
The property has a well stocked kitchen but it's upstairs that really impresses with two good sized bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom, all well decorated and with classic furniture, comfortable beds and faultless air con.
You're far enough from anyone else for a truly memorable stay, whether lazing in the hammock reading or dining outside in peaceful surroundings. A memorable holiday.

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Liked best: The charming and unique feel of the accommodation
Liked least: The water supply stopped twice but was immediately remedied by a flick of a switch to access the property's plentiful tank supply
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2016
Dear Richard, We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Roumanades Estate. We will retain in our memory the image of your reading and relaxing under the old oak tree We hope to see you again in the future
Loukia and Spiros
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Lee D
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautiful and peaceful place to stay.”
Reviewed August 12, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Beautiful surroundings and property. Spiros and Loukia were very welcoming, thoughtful and generous. It’s a very peaceful and quiet part of the Island and as a whole I can’t recommend it highly enough. Perfect.

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Liked best: Beautiful surroundings and exterior/interior of property itself.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2016
Dear Lee,
Thank you so much for your review! We would love to have you and your family back in the future
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Evan M
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Manifestation of Greek culture and integrity harking back to a bygone era”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Some may be put off by having to find this beautiful accommodation which appears to be situated in a wilderness in the less populated southern part of Corfu. Please do not let this put you off. We stayed the first night in the excellent Bella Venezia hotel in Corfu old town. This takes the stress out of arriving picking up a car and setting off on an expedition after an early start and tiring flight. Our car was pre booked and delivered to us at the hotel the following morning. Refreshed and excited at the prospect of what was to come we set off. Soon into the journey I noticed the car was delivered with almost no fuel, slight concern until we found a garage.

Using the map delivered with the car we safely navigated our way south for about 35 km. I was determined to find Roumanades without having to ring Loukia or Spiros the delightful owners. This we did with some help from local people.

Driving up the track the house came into sight. It is a manifestation of Greek culture and integrity harking back to a bygone era, something you will not find in a resort.

You can see from the pictures on FB the quality of the accommodation. I have to say it does not do it justice. This renovation has been a meticulous labour of love with attention to every detail. I have a feeling I know who was responsible for this.

We cooked beautiful pasta sauce and soup from fresh tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers and garlic. The commodities for these would appear in paper bags left magically outside the front door overnight.

On one day whilst raining Maria the local farmers wife came into our kitchen which was candle lit (not due to electricity cut) with a wrapped freshly prepared homemade feta cheese. I have to admit to not knowing at the time what it was as Maria does not speak a word of English.
After Maria left following our thanks I sliced the cheese which was so light slightly moist and aerated. It was divine an nothing like the feta you get in Greek restaurants or in the UK.

If you are privileged enough to stay at Roumanades slow down, cook, candle light the kitchen, pick wild flowers and display in many jugs provided, take the book you always wanted to read, sit in the afternoon sun by the two hundred year old barn where the sun shines to eight in the evening. You will have an unforgettable experience and the upside is you may never want to stay in a resort again.

Thank you Loukia and Spiros for helping us find something we have always wanted without perhaps knowing what it was.

Evan and Jackie

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Liked best: Tranquility
Liked least: Leaving Roumanades
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
Thank you for a wonderful review and for sharing our affection for Roumanades Estate. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and hope that you return to see us again. We would love to have you back.
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Andrea W
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent place!”
Reviewed September 4, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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This place is a gem. Spotless, newly renovated and nicely decorated. Also the owners are very friendly and communication and key handover was very easy. We even got freshly baked cake, some vegetables and other surprises when we arrived. We surely recommend!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lisa M
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfection: Roumanades Style”
Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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My husband and I have stayed in a great number of vacation rentals in our lives but few have matched in terms of sheer charm, beauty and value for money as the Roumanades Estate. Indeed, after passing a blissful week in this two hundred (+) year farmhouse, it seems that any other type of accommodation will now pale in comparison. At Roumanades, we loved the tranquillity of the 70-plus acre grounds, the astounding olive grove, the gardens, with fresh garden vegetables picked by Labis and Maria, the caretakers of the estate much to our culinary pleasure, the stately outdoor furniture, and the beautiful patio terrace with its walls patinated by centuries of Corfiot sunlight.

The rooms are decorated with care, harkening back to another era, but with all the modern comforts, including new air conditioners. The mattresses are extremely comfortable, the linens provided absolutely first class, and overall, we felt as if we were provided with five-star treatment. The country kitchen was our focal point, and although we do love Corfiot cuisine and the countless offerings of local restaurants and tavernas, the kitchen at Roumanades was so well-equipped that we cooked many meals here, including slow simmered garden tomato sauce and fresh fig jam. Indeed, we felt extremely honoured to share, if only for a week, in the bucolic pleasures of this long loved family estate. We would like to thank our hosts for their refined attention and all the countless details that made our stay a truly unforgettable experience.

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Liked best: The exquisite charm
Liked least: No central living room as of yet
Traveling group: Young Children
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Stefano D
Treviso, Italy
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
Aug 27, 2017
"Dear Stefano, Thank you so much for your review! We would love to have you and your family back in the future"
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