Grecotel Eva Palace5.0 out of 5.0
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Lovely place hotel very good - no problems getting sun beds, bit of a bun fight to get tables at meal times - food good quality plenty of choice. Disappointed with last night - our flight was midnight and there were no courtesy rooms available despite being first on the list to pay to have access. They said we could use the spa, the lady in the spa said we couldn't as it was busy, then we were told a room was available, then they apologised for the room not being available, we thought she was confused as one was - it turned out one wasn't and we were in the spa! Never the less we had had a good day and were showered and ready for the taxi at 9.30! The star of the whole place is Magda at the beach bar - an absolute star, always happy, funny, kind, helpful and the most amazing juggler of all the orders she was given while keeping up multi lingual conversations with her slightly tipsy guests, thankyou Magda!
First of all the staff here are all great, helpful and cheerful and there are fab views from the hotel, that said it is not 5*. The evening buffet meal lacked choice and main courses were also not very nice apart from pasta and tomato or bolognaise sauce the meat dishes were cheap cuts and did not look appetising, surprising lack of fish on offer. The hotel only offer a mini bus to Corfu town once a day €10 not on Sundays. Taxi costs €25 each way. The hotel entertainment one night was 3ladies playing violins ok for 20minutes but not for an hour! Lots and lots of steps everywhere so if you have any mobility issues be warned. I would not recommend or stay again.
Just returned from a wonderful week spent at the Eva Palace,a lovely hotel set in a beautiful location with stunning views.I was staying with my daughter and we had a very spacious room overlooking the bay.The staff were all incredibly friendly and in particular I would like to mention Thanos for his exemplary service,his warmth and affability,making every guest feel welcome.We loved the pool area and also the beach where we enjoyed swimming in such an idyllic setting.The food was fantastic with plenty of choice.All in all it was a very relaxing holiday and I look forward to returning next year.
Recently returned from our 3rd and this time a two week stay at this Great hotel. We were a little concerned to find out that after booking this former adult only hotel it had changed to a family resort where kids are now welcome to take their well behaved parents throughout the season, but we needn't of worried as even at the height of the season it did not spoil our over all enjoyment of the hotel, but in my opinion with its many steps from the main building to the pool side makes it very difficult for pushchairs etc. We chose on this stay to spent more time on the hotels fabulous tree lined private beach where we found the sea as warm as anywhere we have been in the Caribbean and where drinks from its great little beach bar are delivered to your sun bed in keeping with the hotels 5* status. We did find eating out at lunch time a little challenging with the few wasps about (managers pets) but with the addition of the smouldering Turkish coffee trays helped to keep the wasps at bay, its fumes are almost 100% effective and a great idea and I could not think of a better use for the coffee either, but as the manager is so fond of his pets I would suggest he might consider taking them home and feeding them instead of them trying to help their selves. We believe the premier plus (all-inclusive) package to be of excellent value after all this is a 5* hotel and prices reflect its status and when you may consider that a pool side lunch for two with a couple of drinks could set you back 40-50 Euros the premier plus package in my opinion is excellent value and the quality of the food and drink through out the hotels restaurants and bars are exceptionally good but you may be well advised to book the PP with you travel agent along with your stay. We took the opportunity of the Durrells excursion that is organised by the hotel on a Monday and if you are a fan of the tv series its a great little trip we were taken by mini bus to the village where some of the drama is filmed and escorted by the hotels guest relations manager (Yolanda) who did an excellent job, she was very informative and even with her bad cold gave us a fascinating insite to the production of the Durrells drama and the history of the village along with some inside information on what to expect on series 3. We hired a car for a few days and would highly recommend Kappa Vita car hire we have used them before, very reasonably priced and great new cars but I would suggest that if you have little or no experience of driving on the right, Corfu might not be the best place to start but if you want to give it a go head north the roads can be quieter and the scenery is beautiful and a typical lunch in a bar for two would cost around 15-18 Euros. just keep away from the mountains around Kouknikades area but Sidari and Paleokastritsa are very easy to drive to for the less experienced. Having reviewed the Eva Palace twice before there is not much more I can add but we have returned to other hotels in the past that we liked but only to be disappointed we find the Eva palace from check in to check out a wonderful holiday experience, a beautiful well constructed main building set on the high ground of an peninsula with 180deg views overlooking Komeno bay its location is fabulous, its staff and service the best we have experienced, the only down side is having to leave and would we go again ? Absolutely. we would be crackers not too.
We have just returned from a weeks stay here, we absolutely loved it. The staff are all wonderful and so friendly and professional. Thanos is particularly great and always so happy and pleased to see you, he is a credit to the hotel. We had room 211 which to be honest was noisey as it was opposite the entrance to the staff section where there is a lot of comings and goings in the morning. We probably should have asked to move and I'm sure they would of but once unpacked we couldn't be bothered. The private beach is just beautiful with everything you need down there. We didn't sit round the pool at all but that is also lovely. Food - well what can I say we have stayed in a lot of nice hotels but the food here is exceptional. We never got bored, that said if you aren't keen on Greek food you would be a little limited but why go to Greece if you want to eat English food!? We had a lovely week and was sad to leave. The only negative we would say is the entertainment is quite poor in the evening and there really is nowhere else you can just walk to so whilst this is a beautiful bay and peninsular if you want to go anywhere else you would need to get a cab. The hotel does do 2 free buses a day to Corfu town which we did and also a boat ride there if you preferred. All in all we had a very enjoyable week.
As other people have said, the staff at this hotel are fantastic, always cheerful and helpful. Another definite thumbs up is the spectacular location - the views are breathtaking. However ..... the building itself was clearly built on the cheap, it's very functional and lacks the wow factor that five star hotels usually have. It's also starting to look a little tired and in need of some remedial work. This is very evident at the pool. The sun bed floor area is made of concrete which has become very pot-holed and uneven, an accident waiting to happen. Also, the pool itself is in dire need of a good scrub as there was algae around the edge and between the tiles. The tiles themselves were very slippery, dangerously so. The entrance to the pool has a very high step down into it and caution is definitely needed - please use the handrail otherwise you could slip over as I did and hurt my back. Another lady also nearly broke her wrist stepping down the steep step onto the slippery tiles. The food was very repetitive, especially the cold food. Every day was the same! And the hot food wasn't anything special, certainly not five star standard. Our bed was rock hard and the pillows were awful. We slept terribly for the week we were there. Also awful was the evening entertainment ... we actually got up and left after one song, it was terrible. However, being so far from town we were stuck at the hotel so our evenings were decidedly dull. I definitely wouldn't recommend this hotel for the younger generation. If you want to see what a five star hotel looks like, go to the Imperial Hotel just down the road - now that really is worthy of five stars.
Stayed here recently for 5 nights .. we had high hopes and the stay was good just not great. Checkin was great .. the experience started off great .. service at the beach bar was also amazing .. the rest of the service ( ie breakfast) was just ok. The room itself wasn't the best ... I think we should have selected a bungalow instead of the junior suite in the main building. The room was nice, as was the view but it was quite loud with proximity to the bar on the 3rd floor ( room on the 4th). As well. The nightly music was quite loud .. biggest disappointment was we thought it was adults only .. seems it is, just not for the time of year we were there .. there wasn't a lot of kids, but still not quite what we expected. If I had caught that before I booked, probably would have booked elsewhere. The pool was nice, and the beach area was better than we expected. We did have half board though ate elsewhere off property each day so cannot comment on the food. We also knew about the wasps ahead of time but it was much worse than expected ... Overall a good stay, nice hotel but not sure we would stay again based on what we are looking for at hotels we stay at.
We were kindly given the treatment although I did not confirm the booking beforehand. The team went straight to prepare for the treatment whilst we changed and relaxed with organic juices. There was steam room and sauna available also. After 15 minutes we were shown to the couples treatment room. The room was amazingly located on the highest floor of the hotel with an amazing view to the Ionian sea and the faint background of the mainland. The massage was very professionally done with the right pressure applied at the right spots. The warmt and scent from the wax oil relaxed you immediately. We drove down to the city centre after for a snack, which was about 15 minutes away. Overall it was time and money well spent on the beautiful island.
Where do I start ?, it has to be the Manager & the staff. Traveled all over the world and never came across staff so friendly they deserve all the credit. You must go to this hotel. Sorry if I don't get all the names of all the amazing staff but the ones we will never forget are Magda, Yolanda, Maria Mouratidou (My teacher), Bill, George 1, George 2, Spiros, Baby Maria ( beach bar), & Thanos.
We stayed here for a week in early June. As other have said, the Grecotel Eva Palace is a wonderful hotel in a fabulous location with wonderful views. We travelled with our adult children and had adjacent bedrooms on the 3rd floor with glorious views across the bay and towards the swimming pool. Our rooms were spacious, spotlessly clean with ample wardrobe and cupboard space and the air conditioning kept the room at a pleasant temperature. All the staff were very friendly, hardworking and welcoming- special thanks to Magda at the beach bar for her amazing cocktails and chilled coffees! Food was plentiful and varied at both the main buffet and poolside bar, with lovely fresh fruit, delicious bread, pastries and meat dishes always available. It was definitely worthwhile going all inclusive, with a wide choice of branded drinks and cocktails to choose from. We had a late departure and were given a room on the 5th floor (with wonderful views of Corfu town) to shower and change in, which was great. We spent most of our time on the lovely sandy beach, with plenty of sun loungers and parasols and various water sports and activities available. The loungers were usually all taken by the pool but fortunately we preferred to be by the sea. There were a lot of steps down to the pool and beach and some of the pathways were a bit uneven but it wasn't a problem for us. We would definitely recommend the Grecotel Eva Palace for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings and look forward to staying here again.
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