What We Love
- A super-chic half-board stay on a private peninsula in CorfuThe air of exclusivity on this private peninsula that makes you feel like royalty
- Dining on sumptuous Mediterranean buffet food at Mon Repos
- Treating yourself to a delicious signature Elixir treatments in a spa with lush garden views
What To Know
- Explore the private coves at the three sandy beaches (there's one pebbly beach as well)
- Snag a plush lounger around the pool to get some sun
- There's also a watersports center if you want to take a turn on the jetskis
Sprawled over one of the most exclusive peninsulas in Corfu, this idyllic haven has the feel of a regal hideaway for the aristocratic elite. Beautiful inside and out, the Grecotel Corfu Imperial makes guests feel like royalty, with palatial furnishings, smart guest rooms and a parade of brightly painted villas, right at the water’s edge. What’s more, you’ll find an indoor pool as well as a pool tucked away within the verdant gardens of this luxe resort.
Spend your days lounging on a sun terrace or ambling down to the sea, where you can dive straight into the inviting waters. When you’re not cooling off with a dip, indulge in a treatment at the heavenly Elixir Beauty Spa. Be sure to take some time to explore your surrounds, where you’ll discover private coves with three sandy beaches and, for the active, a range of water sports. Grecotel Corfu Imperial scooped a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
We've stayed at numerous luxury resorts across Europe and Asia, and Grecotel is hands down one of the best there is.
First of all, the location is so amazingly beautiful with an almost 360 degree of the ocean wherever you are. The sea is crystal clear and there's nice sand beaches which I think is rare on Corfu. The pool area (although lacking an area suited for small children) is very beautiful. The rooms are of high standards if you compare to other greek hotels but not on the asian luxury level. The staff is really nice and professional. The food is of really high quality.
The cons are only a few. In busy times, you need to go out and reserve a beach bed by 8 am in the morning. The dinner buffet could use a bit more variety, you get tired of the greek food after a couple of days. We were recommended a tour to Paxos / Antipaxos that was operated by a really poor tour company that gets poor ratings on Tripadvisor (Ionian cruises). You would really expect them to recommend tours that have the same quality as the hotel. There could be a childrens pool a separated from the other pools to keep it more quite for adult only guests.
Besides this, we had a lovely stay and would definently consider going back!
On arriving we could not believe our luck the bungalow/apartment looked superb and we where also given two bottles of wine and a basket of fruit due to our room not being ready on time. We had decided to come here for three nights relaxation after a busy cruise it seemed the ideal place. Going for dinner was a shock restaurant was like a school canteen with children running around, it was a buffet but we did not find much to enjoy maybe we had become spoilt after the cruise. Breakfast was similar but at least they was cereal and toast. We decided to book the Italian restaurant the following night which was good and the staff excellent but the last night we booked the fish restaurant which was poor, staff seemed not to be able to cope and food was overpriced and a let down, shame because it was a lovely setting.
Room looked impressive but the occasional smell from the drains did not add to the ambience, not been to a Greek island for a long time and they still have not solved that one,also the air con needed a good service.
Over all a impressive hotel especially if you have children but is a bit pricey also lots of steps so not good if you have poor mobility although they are buggies there which the staff can drive you about in. Staff where very good just the fish restaurant let the side down. Will appeal to many I am sure but sadly not for us.
We stayed here for 3 days after our cruise. We had booked a bungalow with a sea view. When we arrived we were taken to a wonderful marble seating area opposite the reception desk and were given a tray each with complimentary drinks. We checked in whilst sitting here and were given a talk by a member of staff. We were told that we had been upgraded and when we saw our bungalow, (number 101), we couldn't believe how beautiful it was. A large bedroom with a step down to the seating area and our balcony.
We were half board and the hotel said that we had a choice of eating at lunchtime or in the evening. We chose the evening as we knew that we would be exploring during the day. Half board includes a buffet meal. The food plentiful and tasty.
The hotel puts on a free of charge bus which will take you into Corfu Town but this bus isn't regular and only allows 3 hours on site so we opted to take a taxi back to the hotel, (25 Euros).
Beware if you decide to eat in the restaurants. They are very expensive, (we saw the menu for one of them and it was £130 per person for a set menu)! We also struggled to find everything as there is no signage whatsoever. One day we walked into the spa by accident as again no signage, (and yes, it is expensive in there as well).
The hotel put on entertainment in the evening and this tended to be singers, which was good fun.
We really enjoyed our stay here
It is one of the best hotels I stayed in my life.beautifull bay.amazing rooms and bungalos.the stuff is so kind and helpfull.The food is amazing and there are many good resturants in the hotel.you can stay here with out leaving the hotel.ther are swimimg pools.sea shore.Spa.entrtainment in the pool.you must come and enjoy this place.amazing.
This is probably the best place to stay in Corfu. It has an excellent location about 20 minutes from the old town. It has magnificent views as it is set in The Ionian Sea on two sides. There are no really good hotels that compare to this in the old town. The hotel provides two shuttles per morning into the old town which is a delightful tourist attraction encompassing two forts, one much older than the other useful in the 16th century by the Venetians to resist the Turks. If the shuttles are fully booked speak to the management about sending another shuttle. The taxi into Corfu is 25E.
Be aware that the rooms in general are small by American standards. They are roughly 340 square ft. However, there are several larger suites with magnificent views that are more than 500 square ft.
The spa has excellent service at a very reasonable rates and the breakfast which is usually included provide a sumptuous spread in a beautiful setting The hotel which was originally built in the 80's has been recently renovated and provides an extremely pleasant atmosphere.
One should check prices from several sources as there may be promotions.
Varana The guest relations manager is very helpful and can even arrange a trip to see the setting for the current DURREl photo shoots.
There are plenty of water activities to keep one occupied for several days and visiting the island of Corfu requires another day or two. The scenery on the island is spectacular. It is also possible to take a day trip to Albania at a very reasonable cost and see a remarkable Unesco designated Roman site (Butrint) in Albania. The hydrofoil from Corfu to Saranda takes only 45 minutes.