Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort5.0 out of 5.0
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We were upgraded from a sea view room to a seafront villa on arrival so that was a fabulous surprise - it was beautiful and spacious. We awoke every day to a view of the sea looking over to Albania and watching the dolphins swim by. The villa had two separate bedrooms, a lounge and two bathrooms, a plunge pool and a decking area. You could sunbathe on your own deck or right by the sea side. We also received complementary drinks on arrival and 2 bottles of wine, a replenished fruitbowl and water. The staff were polite and efficient, very helpful and the villa was spotlessly clean with all toiletries and towels replenished. Breakfast is as you would expect in a large hotel - amazing amounts of choice, slightly chaotic & very leisurely. As the hotel is on the peninsular there are only a couple of local tavernas you can get to by walking through the sister hotel the Eva Palace and going up to their reception and out to the right - its well worth it as they were cheap compared to the hotel restaurants and we had good local food. We tried the hotel restaurants and the steak and sushi was good - we would have gone again had we more time. We used the hotels free bus to Corfu town quite a few times, spending a whole day there and eating out one day, or just a couple of hours - you can book either with the. We also went on the Durrells village trip 10 euros each, as great fans of the series and the books it was good to see it but its really a coach there and back and a wander around. We would definitely stay in this hotel again. The taxi from the airport cost us 25 euros arriving and 30 euros back !
it was the perfect vacation, the Hotel was excellent, it's located in a beautiful beach and the rooms are all with see view. The room we got was decorated nice and seems well kept. the Hotel service was very good and also the food. we got there in the middle of October ant it was not crowded. So if you ask me I would recommend this Hotel.
The stay at Grecotel Imperial was a heartwarming immersion experience in the best of Greek hospitality. The generous & unasked extension of creature comforts, the attentive & endearing staff, the location & quality of the property, the food & ambience made this a complete and wholesome experience and we will return again and again to the Grecotel. Have to name just a few who amongst the many made such a difference ... Delia, Vania, Mira, Theodore, Kostas, Adriana, Vasliki and the many more ... Efharistoomay.
Very nice hotel. The location is very good, it is easy to get from the hotel to other parts of the island. the view is amazing and there are three restaurants in the resort. The hotel has great beach. On top of all, the resort stuff is one of the best i have seen. I recommend taking a car and drive around the island,
Stayed here in September. We normally sail around the Greek islands, but decided to land base ourselves this time and try Corfu.. Unfortunately a mistake on our part. A pretty disappointing island overall, but once we hired a car - which you will need as this place is out on a limb - we found several beautiful little coves with fantastic restaurants, and lovely harbours to visit. Difficult to review this hotel, as it has lovely and not so lovely qualities. So will do as pro's and con's as seen through my eyes on my recent visit. Have to say though, that on arrival, the hotel lobby/reception is spectacular - but this gives a false impression.... once you delve deeper into the hotel. It likes to think it's 5* and charges 5* prices (€60 for a bottle of pinot - outrageous). Stick to the local house wine - lovely. It has a lovely location on a peninsula, with wonderful views - we had a 3rd floor room - and it trades on this. Room very adequate, nice balcony, but bathroom extremely dated with poor toiletries, terrible warn, small and rough towels/bathrobes, and a hideous shower curtain - not 5* at all and very small. Lovely large swimming pool with plenty of sun-loungers and shades - pool attendant very helpful (but this was Sept) - but pool FREEZING - Why ???? Also pool towels past their best and very threadbare. Adequate bar by pool - but service somewhat lacking. 5* hotel would have the staff coming to you to offer drinks, not the other way round. 5* hotel would offer cold bottled water and fresh fruit, free to relaxing, sunbathing guests. Breakfasts were not enjoyable. We never had a hot coffee in 8 days. And we asked over and over again. We could never sit at a set, clean table, all usually left un-cleared and messy, with staff rushing around everywhere and people waiting to be seated.... why?? Even food in hot buffet trays cold. Cannot comment on other meals, as we always ate out. Hotel offered shuttle bus to Corfu town - twice daily, but for only 2 hours. If you cannot get a seat - tough - they offer no alternative. A round trip by taxi to Corfu town c. € 50. With their fab facilities and position we asked if they offered a water taxi - NO..!! why not - it's the perfect location for it. Even a water taxi to Gouvia - NO. We asked if we could hire a boat - NO - told to speak to reception, reception told us to speak to sports facility. Talk about customer service - non existent here. We asked their help in hiring a car - no good - had to do it ourselves on line. So although we had a lovely holiday - we felt the hotel is not really top notch 5*. More 3/4*. Lots of little silly things that annoyed us - might not annoy another - but there you go. Also - very poor evening entertainment - hence why we always went out. So for the price, and because of it's remote location, wouldn't recommend if you like variety or have a young family, or like to walk to local bars, cafes, restaurants etc. Lovely views though.
Let me say that we expect to pay 50 euros or so for a couple of cocktails & beers in a 5* hotel.If you stay in a 5* hotel expect to pay for it, which we willing do.But for this you expect 5* facilities, food and service.Even one of the the a la carte restaurants that charged us 100 euros for two fish [ & then halved the price when we questioned the bill] did not phase us really. But we did object to the sub-standard room which we were located on arrival.Paint peeling off the cupboards, a bed that one person had to climb over to get out, faded and worn drapes, an unsafe iron rail in the bedroom and the worst towels that I have experienced outside a poor 2*. Actually Premier Inn bathrooms are on a par with this, if not better.There was a distinct smell of sewage from the open plughole in the bathroom floor too. I expect 5*rooms to have decent coffee machines, rooms that are not overlooked by another hotel and a walk -in shower - oh and not to have rubbish and bags left outside the room. The hotel is tired. Having visited 10 years ago, I know that some of the rooms have not been updated. It took 3 attempts for the manager to find us a room that we were happy with. The views at this hotel are beautiful, but, hotels these days cannot afford to be complacent. Many of the Grecotels are better than this, We've stayed in them.Whilst I appreciate the wine & the free meal that we were given as compensation, this really should not be necessary in the first place.The chair falling apart under me whilst having breakfast on the last day just about summed up the whole experience!
We stopped 10 days at the end of September and we’re very impressed with the location of the hotel but a little remote if you like to visit tavernas or bars. We stayed in the hotel rather than the remote bungalows which were accessed down quite a few steps & required a walk to the hotel to eat. (Ok if not raining). Resort in general not suitable for people with disabilities owing to steps around complex. Food was good & varied although could be hotter as generally luke warm. Staff were all excellent & accomodating. Free hotel coach takes you in to Corfu town in the morning & evening but only for 3 hours each time so a little restrictive. Views from complex & pool area were beautiful & very relaxing. We enjoyed our stay & would definitely go back.
We have just returned from a week at the Imperial, staying in one of the superior bungalows on a half board basis. The hotel is well maintained by friendly, efficient staff but I'm afraid for us it lacked the 5* wow factor we were hoping for. The reception rooms and the restaurant are somewhat dated, although the view from the pool area across the bay is impressive. In terms of location, we found it to be too isolated, with nothing easily accessible apart from the adjacent Eva Palace hotel (equally uninspiring) and a couple of little tavernas for a change of scenery. The free shuttle bus into Corfu Town was okay but unless you wanted just a flying visit by day or evening, return travel inevitably incurred a €25 taxi fare. We prefer somewhere that you can stroll out from in the evening but sadly this wasn't an option here as there was no "promenade" and the single narrow access road isn't exactly the safest to walk along. We found the choice of food in the buffet restaurant to be both extensive and varied at breakfast and dinner, although none of the food (or the morning tea/coffee) was really hot - lukewarm at best. This isn't unusual for buffet style offerings but the lack of heat was particularly noticeable here. We would have taken the option of eating at one of the a la carte restaurants on site but the combination of ridiculously expensive menus and the meagre allowance of only €12 per head made this a very costly alternative which almost no-one took, causing the restaurants to be empty and soulless. Similarly, the hotel bar attracted very few people in the evenings due to the crazy prices (€10.50 for a G&T, €7 for a large beer, €4.40 for a can of coke) and as a result the "entertainment" were often playing to no more than a dozen people and everything was over by 10.30pm each night. Whilst we fully expected hotel bar prices to be higher than outside, they were unjustifiably excessive and in our view were merely intended to exploit the hotel's monopoly position in such an isolated location. Unfortunately we are unlikely to return to the Imperial. The location was just too remote and the hotel lacked the 5* wow factor to justify the 5* prices.
The Imperial is in a beautiful location in Komeno bay. The staff are friendly, efficient and helpful in all aspects. Restaurant food was good and varied although the restaurant itself seems somewhat dated compared with the rest of the hotel. Overall a very enjoyable couple of weeks.
The great Hollywood actor Spencer Tracy said "When I die I don't want to go to Heaven. I want to go to Claridges!" Well the if there is a choice? I want to go to the Corfu Imperial Hotel! Majestic views, wonderful staff and great food.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Dassia, Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Dassia Beach. This 301-room, 5-star hotel has a private beach, a full-service spa, and 5 restaurants. It's on the waterfront and also close to Kapodistrias Museum.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy the garden views at Mon Repos, one of 5 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort's 301 soundproofed rooms provide balconies, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.
Guests of Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and outdoor tennis courts.
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79% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 895 reviews