My sister booked this holiday for myself and my parents. She was told it was four star and so i had quite high expectations.
Arriving at the hotel, i was impressed. It was a nice looking building with well maintained flowerbeds. It was directly next to a pool (run by a lovely british lady) and next to the ocean! The water was gorgeous and we had a go at watersports which was quite reasonably priced.
However on entry, I must say this is not a four star hotel! Not by a long shot. Now the staff were extremely friendly and the service was great. We were half board. The continental breakfast was so-so but dinner was fantastic. The hotel has a really great cook. The menu for us half-boarders was very limited but the food we had was delicious. One of the highlights of staying there. It does not, however, cater for dietary requirements beyond vegetarianism as you might expect for a so-called four star hotel. My mum can't have gluten which whilst i know is a pretty big requirement, should not be really for a four star hotel (last year we stayed at a well-deserved four star hotel that had a gigantic buffet that catered for just about everyone)
However, great staff and great food can't quite equal out the rooms which were basic to say the least. We had a constant stream of ants that got everywhere (including my suitcase, from then on we zipped up all our belongings each night). The cleaners did not bother cleaning up the dead ants everywhere, our sheets were not changed the entire week and we were given one loo roll for the entire week- definately not the standards a good four star hotel would practice.
As i said, we were half-board and thank goodness because the self catering facilities were as basic as the room, just a cupboard that opens with a tiny kitchenette and a fridge which we were afraid the ants would get into.
The only real appeal of the hotel is the location, which was excellent. For those willing to hike a bit, about 35 minutes away by foot is an amazing beach, very quiet, deserted some days, with one very friendly greek guy who sells everything from coke and crisps to watermelon. The sea was gorgeous, well worth a visit.
Overall, although the staff are great, i would most definately not stay here again unless it was a lot less money! Lasy year my boyfriend and i stayed at a two star hotel in Kos which was 10 times nicer, cleaner and cheaper!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ionian Sea View is situated at the southern end of the island facing the island of Paxos and the Greek mainland. It is surrounded by 10,000 m2 of natural landscape gardens on the coastline of AsproKavos. The Ionian Sea View is tastefully designed and decorated in a modern neoclassic style, with great emphasis on Greek marble, and the architectural colour and style of the island. The Ionian Sea View is only 800 metres from the centre of Kavos which offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.Kavos is the nightlife capital of Corfu and particularly in July and August, is a mecca for hardcore party goers from the UK. We therefore recommend that families and those in search of a tranquil holiday consider another resort on Corfu in these months.Hotel FacilitiesFood, Drink and Entertainment: Restaurant (24 hours), Bar (24hr sky digital DVD & Movies), Pool Snack Bar, Pizza, Internet Cafe (24 hours) Please note Half Board breakfast is continental.Sports, Games and Activities: Large Outdoor Swimming Pool with Children’s section, Sun Beds and Umbrellas, 3 Pool Tables, Table Tennis and a wide range of water sport available at the beach.Additional: Supermarket, 24 Hour Reception, Car & Motorbike Hire, Parking, Taxi Service, Currency Exchange, Telephone Centre, Internet access (payable locally), Fax Machine, Safety Deposit Boxes (payable locally), Doctor (on call).Local Tips: The Ionian Sea View is 45 kilometres from Corfu Airport and 7 kilometres from Lefkimi Igoumenitsa Port. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ionian Sea View Hotel Kavos, Corfu