This is our 3rd time at Lofos, first time in June/July, normally September. We had room 301 this time which was a large airy clean room. Towels changed twice weekly, sheets once weekly, the maid came in on all but one of the days and we were there for a fortnight. Beds are firm but we slept well. AirCon was 70 euros for the fortnight, safe in our room for, I think, 15. Papitsa is very helpful and friendly, and we always feel as if we are 'at home' with her, her husband and staff. Snacks at the Pool Bar are good quality, with the special omelette our favourite. Bottled water is always in the fridge on your arrival, great when its an unsociable time.
The pool is clean and as there are only 19 rooms it is never crowded. The pool terrace has stunning views. This is a place where you make your own entertainment, so if you want wall to wall partys then don't go. We always enjoy a meal in Kassiopi where there are fantastic restaurants (our favourite Sousoura), a cocktail or several by the harbour and on the way home (Visions bar and DejaVu very friendly), then sitting on the veranda playing dice/people watching/reading, enjoying the peace and lovely smells of Corfu.
During the day, you can laze by the pool, or walk to the pebble beaches which are excellent for snorkelling, very clean and crystal clear water. Lovely views of Albania. Take water with you as tavernas are not that near when on Kanoni beach. We also love boat trips with Costas on the Christina, booked via Cosmic ( Vera and Mike who run it are English and very helpful). It is also worth hiring a boat from Fillipos Boats at the Harbour Bar; a little one is 70 euros for the day (plus petrol on your return, around 25 euros this year) and you don't need to have experience as they show you. It gets you to lovely little coves where you're on your own! The first year we did it, my husband was moved to come home and get his speedboat licence to go faster the following year!
Yes, the hill is steep. But it pulls all the guests together as you always have a talking point, and is excellent exercise after a lovely meal.
Just want to mention Grant, the Olympic Rep. He has been there for the 3 years we have been going, and is excellent.Often there, and the Olympic team in general are fantastic. Last year my husband ended up in hospital (not from an accident I have to say) and the Olympic Rep was there before we'd even informed them. Can't praise their service enough - you don't want them in your faces but you want to know they're there if you need them.
So, we've been back a week from the most relaxing wonderful holiday, and we wish we were still there!
- Also Known As:
- Lofos Kassiopi Hotel
- Hotel Lofos Kassiopi Corfu