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Maria Studios
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“Maria Studios”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have just returned from a two week holiday at Yannis and Katrina’s apartments, Maria Studios. I can only echo what everybody else has stated before about the complex, the resort and the hosts - Fantastic.
We were a family of 5 having booked two apartments one for my son and his partner and two year old and another for my wife and I. From the moment that we were greeted by Katrina on the first night this set the tone for the rest of the holiday. The owners of the complex Yannis and Katrina are fantastic hosts and make you feel really at home. Yannis has a fantastic sense of humour and works really hard with the rest of his team to ensure that you have a great time.
Many guests return year after year and I can see why, this was our first time at Maria Studios and we absolutely loved it.
Everything about the holiday was wonderful, if you go do not miss the BBQ/Greek dancing evening on a Saturday, the food is excellent and Yannis is a fantastic host of this evening (it beats watching X factor any day).
If you are a lover of beef stifado you must try it, Yannis's Mum makes the most perfect stifado. The food at the complex is great.
Considering the cheapness of the holiday it represented excellent value for money. To sum up I cannot fault anything about the place, 5 stars well done.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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kent
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

weather was crap but yannis and katrina brought the sunshine into a holiday that was drowning lovely people in a lovely setting. Bbq night was brill marias food was above average (take note yannis)spotlessly clean rooms if basic, We were made to feel so at home from the day we arrived that we hardly left just agree with all the other reviews.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

this place is brilliant its so relaxing and laid back but so entertaining at the same time the hosts make the place Yannis and Katrina make sure your stay is enjoyable there is a great atomosphere behind and around the bar and pool area the food is exellent with a great choice of menu and specials board every day from snacks to Greek specialities so many returning guests year after year we have also booked to go back next year great value for money very clean nice rooms in a heaven on earth resort

Room Tip: rooms facing the pool get the sun all day can be a bit noisy but what a nice veiw
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had a fortnights stay in Maria studios, myself and my husband. First timers to Corfu.
Can only repeat what others have said here... they are fantastic!
Rooms are just typical basic apartments, we had twin beds, plenty of wardrobe space, fridge, 2 ring cooker and enough utensils ( never used though) Rooms were immaculately clean, towels changed every couple of days and sheets changed weekly. There is also a small tv though this never got turned on so no idea what channels were available. There is also a safe in the wardrobe but to be honest you really don't need it.
There is a good sized swimming pool and a childrens pool which were both exceptionally clean and plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas to go round so definitely no need to rush down with towels in the morning!!
Paleokastritsa is a stunning area and the studios are right in the middle of the resort so ideally situated for beaches and tavernas, unfortunately this is also the ( small ) downside to Paleo... it is a daytrippers paradise so the beaches are absolutely heaving with people leaving no room to walk on the sand at all, which we found a real shame as we usually prefer the beach to the pool!

Now for the jewel in the crown.... Yiannis and Katerina, i'm sure you have already read all there is to read about them but they really are fabulous people!!
Yiannis is genuinely hilarious, sarcastic,loud and definitely not to be taken seriously! Katerina is just delightful, very helpful,friendly always smiling and definitely wears a halo!
Greek night was great fun with the fire dancing and the food was delicious ( especially Katerinas homemade orange cake) There is also a music quiz and bingo once a week which was run by Yiannis friend Bob and his wife who were also lovely friendly people.
Plenty of repeat visitors here who all went out of their way to make everyone feel welcome! Thank you all!!

Think you can gather I would definitely recommend these apartments and if we ever go back to Paleo we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else!! Fabulous!!

Room Tip: Most rooms have a sea view and big balconys
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Food,entertainment and hospitality excellent Katerina as usual a saint having to put up with Yannis. Entertaining and insulting to his guests.Would,nt have it any other way.Also a big thank you to Bob and Janis for all their hard work.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Just got back from a 12 night stay in Maria Studio Apts. Pool view apts are smaller than I'd expected, fine for 2 people, a bit cramped for 3. The pool is a good size for the complex, always plenty of sun beds. Ideally situated in Paleokastrista to all the beaches and tavernas.
Paleokastrista is a beautiful area of Corfu. Did lots of swimming and snorkelling in the nearby beaches. A visit to the Golden Fox in the village of Lakones is a must. It's a 40 minute steep walk up the mountain. Grotta bay is a lovely bar/swimming/sunbathing place. All in all, a really good holiday and we would love to visit the same place in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Was originally just looking for a cheap week away in the sun when we stumbled across Maria's studios. Had read some really good reviews on here, but you still never know quite what you are going to get.
On arrival at ridiculous o clock in the morning Yiannis was on hand to show us to our room.
The rooms are very clean, basic, but with everything that you need. The towels are a little rough and you need to supply your own loo roll, but it's barely worth mentioning, as everything else is so good.
Went down to the pool in the morning, thankfully it's not one of those awful places that it's a race to the pool int eh morning. You could probably get a sun bed at any time of the day. The pool and pool area, including the bar and eating area, are immaculately clean.
Katerina is a great cook, and very hospitable and friendly lady, and deserves a medal for putting up with Yiannis...Just joking. Yiannis has a great sense of humour and gets involved and chats to everyone.
Some people have left comments saying that they only speak to the returning guests and that there is a big divide. We never found that at all, everyone was friendly and Yiannis and Katerina were very welcoming.
The home cooked food in the evenings is amazing, the beef Stifado is probably the best i have ever had.
The studios are well situated for everything you need, there is a shop for milk and bread etc. Just next door, cigarette shop is a 5 minute walk away. Nearest beach is a stony one, but is only 5 minutes, the sand beach is about a 15 minute walk, and gets very packed, the people were practically laying on top of each other.
There are 2 cocktail bars within about a 5 minute walk, and a few tavernas within a 5 -10 minute walk each way.
This really is a fantastic place to stay, clean, friendly and everything on your doorstep.
So much so, i have booked again for next year :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Maria Studios
Address: EO24, Paleokastritsa 49083, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Paleokastritsa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Paleokastritsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maria Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Maria Studios Hotel Paleokastritsa
Maria Studios Paleokastritsa, Corfu

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