We have been to Corfu eleven times, however, this was the first time to Paleokastritsa. This will not be the last time. The place is just beautiful, and all the people we meet were lovely.
All staff at the hotel work very hard from morning to night and all try to please. We had room 305 for three people, we booked this for extra space. The views were spectacular, however, you really need to be fit as there are three lots of steps to get to the room, there is another way to the room but it is long winded and the lift only goes up to the second floor on this part of the building so you still have to walk up one lot of steps. This was ok with us as we found that by the end of the first week we were much fitter, not good for people with walking difficulties. There are amazing walks and we enjoyed these every day. The 300 year old donkey path up to Lakones was a real achievement, in fact, we done it twice, however, you do need good shoes.
The hotel was spotless, our room was cleaned every day and towels and sheets changed regular.
My ONLY MOAN was meal times, the breakfasts were ok, however, the evening meal was something else. They start at 8pm - 9.30pm, which is far too late for most people and found the dining room so small, it was difficult to pass to get your next course. Everyone had to share a very small table with another couple, we were lucky we shared with a delightful couple, however, there was no room on the table for our dishes as it was a tight squeeze. This was not a good experience as the noise was unbearable with waitresses running with trays in their hands, an accident waiting to happen. Sometimes the queues were so long we could not be bothered to wait. I know quite of a lot of people gave up and went to restaurants in the area.
The self serve salads were good, however, there was not much selection for the main meal,(the quality was good). Everyone had to queue for the main meal where a waitress asked us what we wanted and dished the food out for us.
I would love to rebook, but unfortunately, this has put us both off, such a shame. Perhaps they can try and resolve this issue.
1. Start the evening meal earlier, 6pm - 8.30
2. Maybe book in the morning for allotted times so that people do not have to rush and queue. 1st and second sittings.
3. No table sharing with another couple
If this is resolved we would have no hesitation to book again.
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