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“Very nice hotel - just wish it was on the edge of town.”
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Thomas Bay
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Agios Stefanos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 1, 2013

On the 'plus' side:

A very nice hotel located in the centre of the village on the main street. The staff are fantastic, the pool is large and ideal for proper swimming and there are plenty of sunbeds and areas of shade if required. Food is good with plenty of choice and excellent Corfu beer. The safe beach is only a short walk away.

On the 'minus' side:

The hotel location means that it is often very noisy until well past 2am due to the 'entertainment' at other bars nearby. This combined with the many unsilenced mopeds racing up and down the 'strip' outside can lead to sleeplessness. The walls are paper thin so any noises you make can be heard by your neighbours.

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Breakfast is minimal and anything substantial (English breakfast) is extra. Air-Con is extra and noisy.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Had an amazing 10days in the Thomas Bay Hotel, from June 17th - June 28th. This was our first visit to Thomas Bay and Corfu and we were extremely impressed. Due to a stressful year of studying and working on graduate programmes, we were looking to just unwind and completely relax in the sun - and that is exactly what we got.

The hotel was simple but clean and had everything you needed. Despite reservations about being situated on the ground floor, we loved our room. We were on the side of the building, room 214, facing the next hotel. The room was peaceful (apart from the frogs, though you get used to them very quickly) and felt private. We decided not to opt for the air conditioning and found the room temperature perfectly acceptable - leaving the curtains closed during the day helped. The only downside to the room was the size of the shower - the bathroom is more of a wet room and it is impossible not to soak the floor when showering. However, there is a drain in the centre of the room and we just wore flip flops in the bathroom which was fine.

The pool area was great. Quite small, but we found that there were never more than 5 people in it at a time. A good number of sunbeds surround the pool and grass area, with ample umbrellas and a number of spots of shade too. Word of warning - if the wind picks up, it will either blow your umbrella away or turn it inside out!

The staff were brilliant - nothing was too much trouble. We arrived after 11pm and were offered sandwiches if we were hungry, even though food service finished at 10pm. The waiters were excellent - working 7days a week, always smiling and joking. They remembered your room numbers and learnt your preferences and habits, giving that extra personal service.

The food was fantastic! Breakfast, served from 7am-10am, consisted of Greek yoghurt & honey, cereal or fruit salad, with juice, tea or coffee and toast. You could have a full English for 2.50 euros. There were daily lunch specials which included a drink. You could upgrade to all inclusive (55 euros for 5days or 75 euros for 7days for 2people) which we did for our last 5days. Dinner consisted of a starter, main and dessert and there was a choice of 3/4 dishes for each and was served from 7pm until 10pm. There were always traditional Greek or Corfu dishes (definitely try them!) and the food was fresh and absolutely delicious! The roast potatoes were out of this world and we highly recommend the Kebab at lunchtime!

There was entertainment every evening consisting of bingo, quizzes, singers or karaoke. From reading previous reviews, we were aware that many of the guests were slightly older, and some of the quiz questions were more tailored to them, however it wasn't a problem and still loads of fun. Any tennis, football, rugby or cricket was played on the TV, which was great, along with Sky Sport news and BBC news.

San Stefanos is a beautiful little village. There are a handful of bars/restaurants and shops, car and quad bike hires and a couple of private excursion companies. The beach is 5 mins from the hotel and is wonderful - clean, clear blue waters and a huge stretch of sand. Sunbeds are around 7.50 euros for 2 and an umbrella. It can get quite breezy during the afternoon. There is a bus stop outside the hotel which will take you to either Corfu town, Sidari, Rhoda or Kassiopi - though some of the roads are not for the faint hearted! We also did a little walk through the village and up the hill to a little cafe with beautiful views of San Stefanos, Arillas and some small islands.

Overall we had an amazing time and would definitely return to Thomas Bay!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Fran_P344
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Had a lovely weeks holiday at St Thomas bay hotel after cruise What a very good run hotel no complaints at all heather receptionist very helpful as all staff.Will be back would recommend the hotel all staff great

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7  Thank bramble022
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This, our second visit in two years, could have been memorable for the wrong reasons. We stayed from May 24th until June 7th, 2013. Unfortunately, my wife was taken ill after 2 days there. We had to call a doctor out and my wife was issued an urgent prescription. There was no way we could have collected the prescribed drugs because it was a Sunday and there were no pharmacies open near San Stephanos.

Without any hesitation, Nikko the barman, offered to collect the medication from his local pharmacy... and he did so. He would accept no reward for his action. Hey! Was this just brilliant, or what?

My wife's illness apart, the staff at this hotel are just amazing. Roll on the time until we can visit again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank brian t
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is the first time in 30 years of holidaying that we have stayed at the same hotel for two years running.We were not dissapointed again this year the hotel was just as good as last year.The hotel is very clean the pool area is also spotless and the staff are just as nice.It was allways nice going into the resturant to be wellcomed by christos with his great sense of humour and nico.If anything i think the food was possibly a little better this year.From the minute we arrived at the hotel to be greeted by christos it seemed like we were part of the family.The rooms were always kept very clean by the cleaners.(a big thank you to alex for looking after the "baby") We would certainly return again to the thomas bay again and reccommend the hotel to anybody.

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4  Thank speedfreak13
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We arrived at Thomas Bay late on the 31st May 2013 to be greeted by Christos with a lovely warm welcome back, he had remembered us from 2 years ago. This is the only time my husband and I had ever wanted to come back to the same hotel and we were not disappointed. The warmth and love emanates from all the staff and nothing is too much trouble for them. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the food is lovely with a good selection to choose from for the evening meal. This is very much a place to come away from the high pressure of work and totally relax in peaceful surroundings with a little gentle entertainment thrown in. The resort of San Stefanos is thankfully, still relatively small and quiet but with plenty of good restaurants and souvenir shops. The clean sandy beach is only a short stroll away from the hotel with plenty of sunbeds available. I really think we may go back there yet again and when asked I could truthfully say that it was the best relaxing holiday we had ever had.

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3  Thank Ruth J
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Arrived at reception be on the 10May to be greeted by Heather who showed us to our rooms. She and the other receptionist are so helpful so don't hesitate to ask their advice on anything. Much better than the Thomson rep who didn't seem to know much. The open plan lounge and bar area is bright, clean and very comfortable. Christos, Nicco and Vassillus are waiters in the bar and restaurant and are excellent with Christos livening up meal times with his off beat sense of humour. The evening meals are huge with a good selection of greek dishes and the lunch menu is better than those on offer at local bars. There is a large pool with a grassed area and plenty of sun beds. The cleaners work so hard but always have a greeted us with a smile. Just near the hotel you can get a bus to Sidari that then carries on to Corfu Town. Worth a visit to Sidari , a large busy resort, the opposite to San Stefanos! We booked a mini bus trip at the local tour office, much cheaper than Thomsons, as we wanted to visit Paleacastritsa and Bella Vista. A good day out. The frogs were noisy but luckily it was cool at night so we had the balcony doors closed. To listen to the frogs google Corfu Frogs and scroll to the YouTube item. Met lots of lovely people, special hello to Denise, Michael, Linda and Bob. I would recommend this hotel for a quiet relaxing break.

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3  Thank DroylsdenJayT
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Address: Agios Stefanos, Avliotes 49081, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Avliotes > Agios Stefanos
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Agios Stefanos
Price Range: $81 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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