Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort
You’ll find a huge pool and gourmet restaurants at this 5-star hotel, which is set on its own peninsula.
This hotel has a beautiful setting, on a private peninsula in Kommeno Bay. It’s quiet and secluded, but a free shuttle bus will take you to Corfu Town, about 20 minutes away, and it’s a 10-minute taxi ride to Gouvia and Dassia.
Being on a peninsula, the hotel has 4 Blue Flag sand-and-shingle beaches to choose from. Here you can take part in the full range of watersports. Elsewhere, you’ve got a large pool and 5 restaurants to choose between.
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- 4 Floors
- 300 Rooms
- 3 Lifts
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Flexible Half Board includes buffet breakfast and dinner or lunch buffet - a €20 credit per adult can be used every time you dine in the Aristos or Yali restaurants.
|Half Board Plus|
Buffet breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant. You can also choose to have your evening meal at one of 15 restaurants that are included in the Dine Around Programme. Some of them offer a set menu with no additional charge, and some include a supplement. Check with the hotel for full details.
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There are two good-sized freshwater pools, with sunbeds and billowing parasols residing on the terrace, too.
The hotel is on a peninsula, so you've got 4 blue flag beaches to choose from. With changing cabins, showers, sunbeds, parasols and towels.
Mon Repos Mediterranean buffet restaurant►
For breakfast and dinner, with weekly themed nights. To top it all off, you'll have great views overlooking the Ionian Sea.
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Deluxe Bungalow with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace►
These deluxe bungalows are paired up with a private balcony or terrace boasting a sea view. Room amenities include a satellite TV, hairdryer, minibar*, bathrobes and slippers, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities.
Deluxe Bungalow with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace►
These deluxe bungalows are paired up with a private balcony or terrace boasting a garden view. Room amenities include a satellite TV, hairdryer, minibar*, bathrobes and slippers, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities.
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The location of this hotel is stunning, but i was irritated by the fact that, on my half board deal (booked with british airways),i had to pay for water with dinner. No tap water is available so you must buy it by the bottle (despite it being free with breakfast). Maybe a small thing, but at 4euros a bottle its an extra cost to factor in, on top of the 4 euros a night tax. Also, the free boat shuttle between resorts stopped running for the season half way through my week's stay, which i wasnt aware of at the time of booking and was a great shame. Finally, try to avoid room 402 and rooms above and below. The hotel is on a peninsula so in theory all rooms have a stunning view. Sadly this room's balcony is behind a very tall set of trees which obliterate the view and stop the sun coming in! Finally, staffing levels lead to a slightly fawlty towers approach to service, the staff do their best but they are attempting to deliver too high a service for the number of staff they have. For example, a group of 3 different holiday makers were all shown to their rooms at the same time. We were all on different floors leading to funny and slightly awkward moments where we had to wait awkwardly outside someone's room until they had been shown around it, before moving on to the next room. Not quite 5 star service!More
Amazing setting and lovely food!!
We always wanted to visit Corfu. When we saw this holiday we decided to try It even though in October the weather can be unreliable. We were so lucky. We had lovely weather for 7 days Perfect temperature at max 30, but most days 25 to 26 . The hotel was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for better. The setting is on a peninsula and so most rooms seem to have a sea view. We had a lovely large room with a balcony . The staff were very friendly and helpful. There are many olive trees and lavender and rosemary bushes planted all around the gardens which we loved however they did attract wasps which some people wouldn’t like. They didn’t bother us. There are a selection of restaurants but we were on the half board and enjoyed the buffet restaurant every day for breakfast and dinner and were never disappointed. Buffet style eating is not our favorite way for dinner but here every evening we were offered an array of tempting delicious dishes which were very hard to resist. As a dish was nearing the end it was quickly replaced by another. We were never made to feel rushed. We usually arrived for dinner at 7pm and were found a table on the terrace which was lovely as the evening temperature was perfect. The staff were attentive enough but not intrusive. There are friendly hotel cats which were perfectly behaved never begging just being sociable. We loved the mix of guests from various family groups to couples. The dress code was smart casual which was nice. Our waitress Dimitra was very kind and helpful with the wine suggestions. The staff seem to enjoy their work even though they work very hard as it was always very busy. We noticed some comments were on the guest review book regarding waiting time to be sat but we never had to wait very long. If of course you go to dinner at peak time 8 to 9pm then it could mean a little wait as you can’t reserve a table in the buffet restaurant, however as were early dinners we never had a problem. The other restaurants at the hotel can be booked. We had lunch in the Italian style Trattoria and at the pool side restaurant and the portions were delicious and very generous so we used to share a couple of dishes which suited us perfectly. The main pool was a perfect size. There was also a separate adults only pool. There were enough sun chairs available for the couple of times we sat by the pool. We visited the Village of Daniella which is a replica of parts of Old Corfu town and was used in the filming of The Durrel’s series, it was really well done and our guide was great. We were given a drink and nibbles at the end of the tour. We all really enjoyed it,More
From start to finish this place and it’s staff we’re incredible. Security gates give access to the secure drive leading up to a stunning day and night setting in the gardens and across the bay. The food is a buffet which has always has its floors but they cater well for everyone and we loved the option to swap our half board dinner for lunch at one of the really good restaurants. Our little boy was everyone’s favourite and we were surprised to receive a gift from his favourite Chrisa. The facilities are perfect for young children with flat calm water and nice sandy beaches. Ultimately we couldn’t fault it and were so lucky with the weather it made our trip one we won’t forget. Perfect for a late sun trip but I imagine it’d be too busy in height if the season. Will go back someday.More
A 5 Star Hotel ? You Have To Be Joking !
. “A 5 Star Hotel is a hotel that provides a luxury service through all its means of operation. A 5 Star Hotel is geared towards catering to guests at the highest level. Therefore everything from the exterior of the hotel down to the tableware should display excellent quality and high attention to detail “ quote, Xotels. Using this basic definition the Grecotel Imperial is definitely not a 5 star hotel. The hotel has tried to create an upmarket entrance. But it is contained within what is essentially a whitewashed multi-storey carpark. It’s a big block of concrete with no charm, history, beauty or good design element to it at all. We had the Deluxe Suite Sea View. The furniture in the living area was stained as if people in dirty wet swimming costumes had spent a lot of time on it. The fixtures and fittings were pretty dated, shabby, and in need of updating. However, the view was nice apart from the hideous Eva Palace hotel. On our first evening we went for dinner. NOTE: the hotel website states they have a beautiful collection of 15 seafront restaurants. This is blatant misleading information. The truth is that there was the Mon Repos buffet or the Italian trattoria. If there were other options they were at other hotels owned by the Greoctel 10 to 15 minutes away. The Italian restaurant was full, they only seem to manage to seat about 15 to 20 people due to limited staff, so we had no option but to eat at the Mon Repos buffet. Disaster. Pleasant enough room, but overcrowded. Very poor standard of lukewarm food. Very poor variety, very unappetising. Not even a carvery. And I loathe having to handle utensils 400+ other people are touching. But it must be pointed out that I have admiration for the staff here. So many of the guests were shockingly rude the way they shoved a plate in the face of the chefs, with no “please” or “thank you”. My sympathies are with the chefs at having to deal with so many rude people. But sadly, on the whole, that’s the standard of cheap package holiday guest that comes here. And as usual you notice the “food smuggling” of people shoving food in to napkins to hide in handbags. Breakfast. Back to the awful Mon Repos buffet again. And again, lots of horrible lukewarm food. People pushing and shoving to pile their plates high, whiffs of body odour. Very limited selection of fruits or any real quality food. It was even difficult to get a decent hot beverage. Apparently at breakfast the hotel seats around 600 people. So they provide ONE toaster. A FOUR slot toaster. And TWO slots do not work. So that’s a TWO slot toaster for 600 people. Does that sound like a 5 star hotel to you ? Never again were we going to eat at Mon Repos for their awful buffet. So we made plans to book dinner at the selection of 15 seafront restaurants. Except there aren’t. It’s either the Italian on one night, or the French restaurant on the alternative night. That’s your choice. So in effect you only have a choice on each night of buffet or Italian .. or buffet or French. That’s your lot. And to add to the false advertising, the ‘Aristos’ French fine dining restaurant is not French fine dining. When we were there it was either Greek food or Asian food. So why is it described as French fine dining ? They did not offer French fine dining on a single night of our stay. Thankfully, the cuisine they did serve was pretty good. Far superior to the rubbish at the buffet. The trattoria isn’t that bad either. Basic, but satisfactory. I really do have to giggle at the highly Photoshopped hotel website photos. Particularly the “guests” and “staff” photos. These are all models. No guests or staff look this polished or classy. But I really do wish to state all the “real” staff at the hotel were very nice, and kept smiling despite what they were faced with. The hotel describes itself as having 3 beaches. That also depends on what your definition of a beach is. The truth is you have two little strips of sand which you can walk along in 10 seconds, with beds packed like sardines. Again, not like the representation on the hotel website. And you have one little cove with canopied beds which are kept for families who have booked villas. So the reality is you are most likely going to be on one of the two strips of sand. At least the swimming pool is heated. You simply have to tolerate the screaming children around it all day. There’s a far more scenic beach over at the Eva Palace hotel. It’s a much lower standard of hotel. The grubby sunbeds, etc, are pretty awful. But at least you have a beach you can take a proper walk on. And it’s quite peaceful. Very sad to see between the three hotels the Grecotel own, the discarded litter, the empty plastic bottles and trash. Care for the environment doesn’t seem to have yet reached Corfu. This also becomes clear taking the ride from the Grecotel to Corfu Town. Rubbish bins overflowing with garbage, rundown buildings, graffiti. Nothing scenic of merit at all. If you are going to come and stay here be prepared to flop and stay. There will be no charming walks to find little boutiques or Greek tavernas. In fact, you’ll find nothing Greek at all. You could be anywhere. The three Grecotel’s have in effect created a giant holiday camp and they want to keep you on site. The real blessing was the weather. It was glorious for October, But regards the hotel, the saving grace is the pleasant staff and some decent food at the Aristos and the trattoria. But those things alone do not make for a 5 star hotel. There's definitely nothing sophisticated, upmarket, quality or luxury about the place. .More
Lovely hotel that needs a bit extra for the 5th star!
We checked into our tree view room 401 for a 14 night stay at the end of the first week of October. As we had booked a room in the main hotel block with a sea view we were not really prepared for the 6.30pm. invasion of thousands of sparrows(?) coming to roost in the trees outside our balcony, nor the volume of sparrow talk until they settled down for the night. The trees were not only a very effective barrier to any view but they also ensured that the room was kept nicely cold and gloomy as the sun could never penetrate! Not really a very good start! No problem though for reception to move us down a floor and across the hotel to room 331 facing the opposite direction [front] and all was now well – well almost. Both rooms were pretty well identical even down to the pictures (not sure about the drawing of the nude though!) – the rooms were spacious, had higher than normal ceilings and were very white. They had obviously been recently renovated (see older reviews of comments when it was taking place). The furniture was bright and modern, there was a large TV with programs in many languages including English and a number of USB points. Most importantly we had an extremely comfortable king size bed. A free safe, kettle and coffee/tea were provided but no milk, only creamers. Our room now had a fantastic sea view, faced the sun and had two comfortable chairs and a table on the balcony. Only part of the rooms had been fully renovated. The wardrobes appeared to be quite old with some drawers that didn’t really open or close without a good thump! The kettle was broken but a new one was supplied within minutes of reporting it. However, extracting the old one and it’s cable from the built in wardrobe revealed some dangerous blackened electrics. The new kettle was kept well away on the dressing table and we were told that the electrics would be checked – hopefully they were but we never saw anyone do it. The mini bar/fridge had a freezer compartment [which we wanted to use] – but as it hadn’t been defrosted for many months there was hardly any room in it. Spent a while sorting that out! In both the rooms we stayed in the ensuite had a shower in the bath, washbasin, toilet and hair dryer with shaver point. Lighting was not brilliant, no bidet, extractor or window, and there was no shaving mirror. The biggest problem was the shower. There was no mat to put in the bath to prevent slipping, nor any grab rails. To make matters worse the drains [in both rooms] could not cope with the water so after a few minutes one was standing in three or four inches of water. Could be quite dangerous, particularly for someone who had mobility problems. Checking into the hotel was done individually in the lounge with a drink and some nibbles while the paperwork was completed. Meal times etc were explained and we were shown to our room with the luggage arriving shortly afterwards. Our key was in a small cardboard pocket which had a tiny map of the hotel. This is where it became very strange! Apart from the fish restaurant and the diving school nothing anywhere is marked. The hotel doesn’t even have the name on the front entrance and none of the other restaurants are marked or signed. It is a large hotel and I would guess that the indoor pool is so well hidden that many people don’t even realise it is there – we only stumbled on it by accident! You are on your own to find where the clean towels are kept around the pools or the small library where you can exchange books! To confuse things even further some restaurants change their name during the day and some – at the end of the season – disappear completely without any notice! We had hired a car for the first part of the holiday and intended to use some of the hotel’s facilities during our second week. Bad idea! Without any warning the Kum Quat restaurant vanished completely and it was only while waiting on the jetty that we found out that the boat shuttle to the sister hotels had ceased three days earlier! Even in the room there was only a room service menu and nothing to give any indication of what was available in the many other hotel restaurants. As we were allowed to swap evening meals for lunch there was nothing to tell you what was available, we had no idea what was on the menu in the Asian restaurant, the French restaurant or even in the ice cream bar [where as we found out later there were also crepes available!]. Even reception didn’t have all the menus and we didn’t even realise where the concierge was as it hides behind large signs advertising the diving school making it appear to be just a booking agency! For breakfast and dinner the attractive Mon Repos Restaurant has tables both in and outside but if the weather is bad and outside tables are not available you can end up in a queue lasting at least half an hour at times. Happened once to us and although we were all given drinks while we waited it wasn’t pleasant standing for that length of time. Even on other days at certain busy times there were often queues although the staff did their best to keep them to a minimum – always with a smile! The food was, considering the limitations of a buffet service, of a very high standard. Breakfast seemed to have every nationalities preferences covered. Cooked items sometimes could have been hotter but the quality of the fruit, juices etc more than compensated. For dinner there was always an excellent selection of mezes, a joint carved for you and numerous other fish, meat and vegetable dishes – again sometimes not always as hot as they could have been. The desserts and fruit selection was one of the best we have found anywhere. We don’t agree with some of the critical reviews! Service was excellent with food continually being replenished and used plates quickly cleared away - but curiously it would seem that at times they struggled to keep up with relaying tables. There did seem to be a lack of some equipment at times – no cups, dessert or soup spoons and we had milk for tea served in a tea pot! Outside the hotel has many very comfortable and scenic seating areas as well as those around the pool and on the beach. There was always somewhere to sit in the shade and all the sun beds had comfortable mattresses. There were two outdoor pools, water in the smaller was somewhat cooler than that in the large one which was comfortably warm - they were seldom very busy. The wasps have been mentioned by many reviewers and there were certainly plenty of them – however we found them almost everywhere else on the island that we visited, it’s not just a hotel problem. The hotel is a self contained unit about half an hour by car from the airport. There is nothing else nearby so if you like to walk along a promenade by the sea and look at shops, have a drink or snack in a different café staying here is probably not for you. There is a jewellers and two small expensive general shops in the hotel but nothing else nearby. You can get to Corfu town on the hotel’s free shuttle but your time there is limited – there is always a taxi back if you want to stay longer. Driving there is definitely not recommended – the town is like a giant car park with every possible space already full. Driving around the island is not that difficult if you are used to mountain roads with many hairpin bends but you do need a good map or a navi. Pot holes in all the roads are a big problem everywhere. In October everything is beginning to shut down at the end of the season so towns like Sidari and Canal d’Amour in the north and Lefkimmi in the south are practically deserted making parking easy. Paleokastritsa was worth a visit and for nature lovers the flamingos had already arrived on Lake Korrisia. To summarise we had a good holiday in a four [not five] star hotel in a room with a stunning view, good food, excellent smiling staff and beautiful grounds. Just needed those showers in the bathrooms and communications sorted out to, in our opinion, give it that extra star.More
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The Arillas Wine Festival
A 40-minute drive gets you to Arillas on the northwestern coast. Every September it celebrates its winemaking tradition and…
Take in a live show
The nightlife of Kommeno Bay is all in the hotel bars and it’s a sophisticated affair – a piano player tinkling away andcreative…
Tread the high street in Dassia
You’ll find most of your holiday basics in the hotel shops but for serious shopping you can head to Dassia. Souvenirs made…
Take a trip to Corfu's capital
Shuttle buses leave twice a day from Kommeno Bay to Corfu Town and take about 20 minutes. The Esplanade is a good start for…
Go swimming at Dassia Beach
Dassia Beach is a truly manicured beach with a Blue Flag to prove it. A shady promenade lines this stretch of sand-and-shingle…
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