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Grecotel Eva Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Visited at the start of July and found the hotel in most part true to previous reviews. There was no panic for a sunbed and the pool was a pleasant temperature. Meals in the main restaurant were good but have had better in similar Greek hotels. The a la carte meal was superb however as was the service, don't forget to visit here. Lunch was a little disappointing, as a n all inclusive guest there were two main options, buffet at the a la carte or order from the pool bar menu where some choices were allowed. We did both, the buffet was very repetitive and really for me revolved around whether I liked what was on the grill outside. The pool bar menu had a burger on it which was far to big and over facing but at about £12 to non all inclusive guests I suppose it had to be value. However I would suggest a mid size for guests with an average appetite and children. Many people comment on the 'climb' up and down to the main bar, reception etc. Yes it is a series of quite steep steps but there are alternatives such as using the path to the left of the pool to reach the beach. I am not that mobile and managed ok. The bar service at both bars was very good. We didn't see much entertainment but joined it 'Viking Chess' and found Susie and the other entertainers friendly but not pushy. My main negatives about the hotel was the fact our room was on the main floor with reception and the lobby bar and several times we were woken up or kept awake by cleaners, case moving, chairs be moved etc. Also our sea view room did ha8547ea lovely view if you were standing up but the balcony was a large wall and so you couldn't see the view if you were sitting down. The area is only for those with a car as there is nowhere to go, not even a few bars. Cabs are quite pricey to Gouvia and other places. Did I enjoy my holiday? Yes, staff are great, food fine in general and general feel of hotel is lovely.

Eva Palace lacks the finesse, elegance and luxury expected from a 5* hotel. Whilst most of the staff are friendly and willing to help, the hotel itself is very tired and lacking in wow factor. The only spectacular element is the beautiful location and scenery. There is only one restaurant offering an alternative to the main dinner buffet and it isn't open every night. The overall quality and choice of food is very poor and boring and there is a distinct lack of fresh seafood which is very surprising. As a result we ate out most nights in some fabulous restaurants. The pool area is nice enough, however the staff are not as attentive as they are in other 5* resorts. I was shocked that they do not offer drinks service to the sun loungers so instead you have to get up and walk to the bar every time you want something. In addition to this, they started to play very loud disco music at lunchtime which really lowers the tone and is disruptive to guests who want a relaxing and peaceful time. The beach area is ok and we enjoyed a couple of nice swims in the ocean but overall it is very scruffy and unkept. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the villas with a private pool which was very nice inside but the cleaning standards could be much better & like the rest of the hotel there were many aspects which need attention. The pool itself was absolutely freezing so it wasn't possible to swim, the patio area needed a good clean/hose, there were weeds growing out of the tiles and we found ourselves repeatedly asking housekeeping for the same things - new towels, bottles of water etc. There was also a big issue with the sound proofing between each villa and we could hear everything! We had a nice relaxing break and enjoyed some sun but I wouldn't return to the hotel.

We have just returned from a Thomson stay and cruise, we can recommend it. Our week in the EVA palace was very enjoyable, staff very helpful and considerate, with a special thanks to Yolande and colleagues for their kindness.

We had a wonderful week at Eva Palace, we had the PP package and this gave us access to a variety of drinks, plenty of yummy food and an excellent A La Carte evening, which was exceptional. We stayed in a Villa which over looked the beach, it was very spacious and housekeeping was excellent. There are a lot of steps which would cause difficulties if you were infirm, but we found it useful in working off the calories!!!! All the staff are very professional and friendly all wanting to make your stay memorable, especially Magda at the Beach Bar, always smiling and never forgets your drink order. We did the Durrell's trip with the hotel, which if you have watched the series is a must. We found the location ideal as we wanted a relaxing hotel in a beautiful location.

Excellent location with fantastic views. Beach good for swimming but a bit small. Quite distant from anything else on the island, expensive taxis needed to get to Corfu old town or Paleokastritsa. For food it may be best to head out. The beach bar isn't great. There are two restaurants, one posh but with a limited menue, the other a very expensive cafeteria. Room well equiped with a superb view. The hotel has a very nice style. Has aspirations to being a five star hotel but lacks the class and wow factor to really match up but if you're only there for sun it will probably do.

A group of us stayed here for a week to celebrate my husbands 50th. The bungalow rooms are lovely and were kept very clean by housekeeping. I would not recommend this hotel if you have mobility issues as there are lots of steps. One of us had a visual impairment so as soon as we arrived we asked for them to be in a hotel room which they accommodated immediately which was far better as she only had steps to negotiate during the day. The staff are an absolute credit to the hotel and the reason why I have mainly given it a 5. Thanos and yolanda in guest relations go above and beyond. A cake was organised for my husbands special day. We went on a lovely short tour led by yolanda which was 10 euro each and very informative thanks to Yolanda. Spiros at breakfast in the morning and dinner in evening was superb at looking after us trying hard to ensure our party of ten was kept together. Other staff who deserve a mention who work so hard and are so friendly include Eleni, Norina, young , young Spiros, Frosi, Maria, Jiannis and george (bar). A special mention to Magda at the pool bar - hilarious and fun. The food was ok - not the best I have had in all inclusive but the one night a la carte meal included was excellent. We certainly did not go hungry all week and it was nice to alternate lunch at snack bar where food can be ordered and freshly cooked. The restaurant manager (Aposolis -think I have spelt wrong) runs a very organised service and we appreciated being a large party accomodating this so we could sit together. Two of our party enjoyed using the gym in the sister hotel. If you go with thompson definitely go on the discover corfu trip. It is a great way to see a beautiful island. Thank you to the staff for a great holiday.

We stayed for 11 nights on a HB basis in a standard bungalow, this is a good 4* resort but lacks the little touches and fineries of a luxury 5* resort which is claims to be, unlike its luxury sister next door. Room Our bungalow was ideally located a dozen steps down from the main restaurant and then a dozen more to the pools, our room had a nice sea view, good air conditioning, comfy clean bed/pillow and canopy bed as per internet photo. The room itself was simply furnished with the soft furnishings in dire need of replacement. The shabby curtains had at some point in their distant life been washed (not ironed) but were covered in both old and new stains, the window blackout cover had worn away in places, the voile curtains again badly stained and unpleasant and shower curtain cheap and nasty. The bathroom towels were old, grey and small and not nice to use. Our in room amenities were not replenished - tea/coffee/milk/sugar replaced once, shower cap once, i asked for and was given sanitary bags as i had run out but these again they were not further replaced for the last 2 days of our stay even though you are not supposed to flush such items down the toilet………??!!?? We had half a dozen mosquitos in our room on arrival from previous guests so spent the first half hour trying to kill them all, there was an in room plug-in mosquito killer however it was broken. The last 2 days we were woken by lawnmowers cutting the grass at 8am, and then the next morning a chainsaw at 7:45am - which although i appreciate it has to be done i didn’t find this early acceptable. Restaurant Food quality, choice & waiter service was generally good for both dinner and breakfast, items are frequently replenished with the exception of the breakfast outdoor cooking station. The regular female chef at the omelette/egg cooking station pre-cooks so much food it sits on the hot plate for so long that the food dries out becomes hard and eggs rubbery, even when all the dishes are fully stocked/overfull she’s still cooking more! She also makes omelettes to order with your choice of filling but as this is not mixed into the egg mixture when you try and eat it, it all falls out. There is also a good choice of teas from a self service station for breakfast. Personally i would have liked more traditional greek main courses for dinner, this is limited to normally 1 main dish (often plain cheese pie). There are also themed nights such as fish, greek, asian, italian. Bars/entertainment The drinks menu was ok, with plenty of choice, prices approx - cocktails €11, glass wine €6.50, beer €5, soft drink €4. The evening entertainment was ok although probably more enjoyable if you are over 60, with the exception of the greek night and the trio of violinists which were very good. Gym very small with only a couple of pieces of equipment so sadly did not use. Beach/pools Towels provided but with towel card, beach area ok but nothing exceptional, no issues with loungers as always plenty free. Bus shuttle to Corfu town €10 (drops near port) is worth doing and cheaper than a taxi. Car hire via hertz (in hotel) was very expensive €81 for A type, we spoke to Enterprise a 10mins walk from the corfu town hotel bus drop point who delivered a C type to the hotel for €50 all inclusive! Location remote and not really possible to walk to Gouvia/Dassia from the hotel however there is a small well equipped shop onsite and 3 restaurants within a 15minute walk, plus the restaurants and bars of the Imperial Palace next door. Although we enjoyed our stay, it was definitely not luxurious and we would be unlikely to return however we would have no hesitation return to the luxury Grecotel Imperial next door which is fabulous.

Top notch hotel. Lovely food, surroundings & private beach. All facilities excellent. However the best quality is the staff. Always courteous , helpful & efficient. Special thanks to Eleni in Reception. We allocated villa with private pool. Heaven!! Only downside is hotel is a bit isolated. You need taxi or hire car to go out for evening.

We are staying in the Grecotel Eva Palace. We came for a break with our 4 month old baby. This was our first holiday with a child. Previously we had stayed in 5 star hotels in Europe and the Caribbean and we are pleased to say the Grecotel lived up to those standards. While it is not a family hotel as such everyone has been very accommodating to us with the baby. The food is excellent. We recommend the PP package and the villa option if you have children in particular. Special thanks to Thanos of Guest Relations who has looked after us so well. We will definitely be back.

Stayed here in July (forgot to write a review). Hotel was good, staff helpful and friendly and good cleanliness in rooms. No problems with getting a sunbed and a nice beach area. The two down sides are there are numerous steps from the hotel down to the pool area (which is not detailed on the website) and the hotel says is has a swim up pool bar. It does not, it has a bar by the pool.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Dassia, Grecotel Eva Palace is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Dassia Beach. This 225-room, 5-star hotel has a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Kapodistrias Museum is also nearby.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Il Terrazzo, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 225 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Phones are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Grecotel Eva Palace have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a health club, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Double Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Bungalow, Partial Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1438 reviews