I visited the Corfu Palace Hotel in mid-July, it is certainly a 5 star hotel. The hotel feels like its days of former glory are far behind but it still provides traditional, luxury accommodation. The hotel's greatest asset is its staff, never will you come across an unkind member of staff at the Corfu Palace. Even from check-in, Fonnie will give you a warm welcome as she organises your bags to be sent to your room and offers you a free drink while you wait for the rooms to be made up.
The rooms are very comfortable, although not modern. I fail to see how the room's not being modern could be seen as a negative. A TV, desk, double or twin bed, safe, cupboard and a spacious bathroom are basics in every room. The balcony gives a fantastic view over the bay. The rooms on the second floor are slightly more basic but are called 'Garden Suites' and have their own terrace with sun loungers and a view over the rooftop garden.
The pool area is beautiful. A cool pool sits surrounded by sun-loungers set in an amazing garden. Nearby is the pool-bar selling drinks (at extortionate prices: 5€ for a Coke) and offering lunch and dinner à la carte. Dimitri, Spyro, Katie, Christof and others all ensure an enjoyable evening and playing cards with the rest of your party is rather entertaining. Every Saturday brings the BBQ to the restaurant, at 39€ the BBQ is a great evening bringing great food with that same great view over the bay. Every Tuesday evening brings the 'Manager's Cocktail', a rather appropriate name.
The location at the Hotel Corfu Palace is fantastic. A 5-minute walk up a gentle slope will take you to the town of Kerkyra (Kepkupa). Shops line the streets and one could easily kill at least 3 hours in the evening when the town comes alive. Many restaurants offer great food at a great price, I should recommend La Cucina and The Gondola for Italian and Greek cuisine.
The hotel also has Free Wi-Fi, a computer with internet access, a lounge and....A CASINO! The casino is very popular with the local Corfiots and hotel guests, it is filled to the brim by night.
Hotel Corfu Palace is undoubtedly the best place to stay in Corfu, and quite possibly Greece. It is certainly 5-star and it will definitely give you one of the best holidays one can get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An impressive Corfu landmark, benefiting from its position five min away from the heart of the historic city of Corfu the hotel was inaugurated in 1954 and surely holds the best position in Corfu Town. Since then offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere where each guest can experience the Corfiot hospitality through personalized service and attention to detail in the true Swiss tradition. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corfu Town Palace Hotel
- Corfu Hotel Palace
- Corfu Palace Hotel Corfu Town