Corfu Holiday Palace
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Went to Corfu today which is the start of the Greek Islands.
It was beautiful. Corfu is the number 1 destination for the rich and famous.
Had a tour of Corfu town and of course did some shopping. Than it was time for
Masterchef as it was off to a restaurant for our ...
I have to admit... I was DREADING fhe sailing portion of the trip, but it has been AWESOME!! We stopped over at a waterpark/bar which had a great pool and some water slides - the toilet, however, was FERAL!! The door didn't lock, the window was a hole in the wall and anyone could look in!! I have to tell you that, in Greece, you are not allowed to flush anything that hasn't come out of your body, meaning that when you 'wipe' ...
... were introduced to our flotillas. Our captain is Liz, first mate is Corey, Ben was in control of the anchor, Rachael mans the radio, Maria had to look after a rope and I am the lookout. We had a run down of everything and kept having to delay leaving due to the wind, but the local take out joint were very accommodating - we all ate kebabs, crepes ...
Today's port is Kerkira in Corfu which is the second largest of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. The ship docked about 2.5 kilometres from the old town so we hopped into a taxi as it was a bit hot to walk the distance. It is a beautiful town with narrow streets and alleyways and lots of shops - especially clothes shops - which gave The Management plenty of places to visit. Of course, she found some clothes to buy while AJG sat outside and people-watched ...
... sailing dinner together with the grumpy Greek sailing man and a lot of the group had a big punch party together to use up all of the left over drinks, I opted out on this party as trying to shake this cold so the more sleep and less alcohol the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Corfu Holiday Palace Kanoni
Holiday from hell
I just wish I had a cam corder this hotel would have been the perfect subject for the tv series package holidays from hell. Blocked loos, no electricity, food covered in wasps, a pianist 3 sheets to the wind and for the "COURTESY BUNGALO" the smell was so bad and the creepy crawlies on the beds plus the overall filth of it and the lack of any hot water we just cried when we opened the door. When we complained nobody was interested. I love my holidays but this was like being in a nightmare for a week!
Our travel agent booked us into this hotel - designated as 5 star or deluxe. Perhaps in its heyday 30 years ago. This hotel is shabby, smelly, in sad repair. In fact, they still have the original rotary dial telephones, and no other phone system!!! In order to check our messages at home, we had to walk 200 meters down the hill to use the payphone. They DO have A/C, but refused to turn it on....it was very hot in the room as the vent continued to blow hot air even on off. We had to sleep with the patio door open. Don't be lured by the photos - we stay approx. 300 nights a year in hotels for our business - trust me, they can make anything look good in a picture.....
Cofu holiday palace - what can i say! My new husband and i went there the day after our wedding on honeymoon. We had booked a bungalow away from the main hotel thinking it would be more romantic and we had written on our comments slip that we were on our honeymoon. When we arrived we were told we were on the 6th floor. Of a bungalow? we asked, no, of the hotel, no bungalows left we were told.
The Hotel By The Runway
We stayed for 2 weeks at the Holiday Palace Hotel. Food was good, service was good, rooms were clean and spacious, swimming pool and outdoor facilities were adequate.
The problem was the airport noise! The hotel is situated at the end of Corfu airport's runway. Noise from aircraft landing is bad but take-off noise is ear piercing. This can go on all night and so we did not get much sleep even after resorting to ear plugs which we purchased from a shop opposite the hotel.
We would not recommend this hotel.
booked this hotel with a open mind having read other report on this page in october 2004 what a mistake this hotel is dreadfull they say it is run down is a under statement the place is a dump staff are misarable and unfriendly and it is in the middle of nothing just 2 bars outside the hotel which charge silly prices because your stuck there, the rooms are dire,dirty and full of ants, this is not just a moan i am a seasoned holiday maker with over 40 hotels under my belt they charged me for 3 adult beds and 1 of us had to sleep on a camp bed which was just a matress on 4 planks of wood the food was not that bad but if you did not get there for 7.15 bang on the food was gone, the beech is 244 steep steps, no ladders to the beech if you do not like heights this is not for you if you wont further information on this squat e mail me.
The Corfu Holiday palace is a 4and1/2 star hotel, and you can see why.
I was told panaramic veiws with great night life, oh dear, the night life was in Corfu town which was a taxi ride or bus ride which we were told was a curtesy bus which was not. Some aircraft noise you might experience, Christ we were on the bloody runway virtually. The hotel was shabby to say the least the staff were rude and very unhelpful.. The bungalow was a scene from a 70's porno set and the airconditioning was in competition with the plane noise. The bungalow was B&B and guess what there was no kettle,cooker or cutlery or pleates or anything.
Good Break Away
Previous Hilton Hotel, In need of a little refurbishment. Nice Private sandy beach with good facilities at the hotel. Great Piano/Comedian however not the choice if you're looking for a lively resort. The evening buffet was very good, breakfast was quite slow so allow time. The main down point is the view if your room is lake side (More like a great view of the airport with a lot of aircraft noise of some nights!
My boyfriend and i stayed at the Corfu Holiday Palace on the 12th July 2004 for a week.