Corfu Holiday Palace
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We toured the streets of Corfu Town and then wandered for a few hours more, finally settling in for a lunch of Gyros, ice-cold Mythos and good conversation.
After lunch we walked through the Open Air Market we we saw fresh produce and merchandise for sale by local merchants. The seafood and meat market wasn't open but the lingering scent told us that we just missed it. ...
... him off several fines for delay of game, playing out of turn and several other offences.
The following day we returned to Ksamil. Drink, Swim, Cards, Repeat.
Our final evening was again spent in 'The View'. After many rounds of cards I realised they were in danger of leaving Albania without having any raki, so we had a shot each before heading back to the hostel. Once back we started on some drinking games. Looping louie and another card game until we ...
Day 3 in Corfu and its great just to be able to sleep in. This morning I go up for breakfast at 9 with every intention of going back to bed directly after. So much for that. Of the 6 people (of 51) that actually made it to breakfast, I was surprised I was one of them. Talking to Shannon at breaky, I decided instead of going back to bed, I would join her on the bus into town and get some more flu drugs and some fruit.
We missed the bus and instead of waiting an ...
Dinner tonight was the Ionian Experience. We headed off to a Greek Restaurant where we had Greek food, Ouzo, and were treated to a traditional dance show, where we saw a variety of different dances from the Corfu Island. Between dances and meal courses, we were encouraged to participate. There were a couple of birthdays and a marriage proposal tonight from one of the other tours. So those guys got extra special treatment, which was fun. We all got ...
The second day in Greece was spent on George's Boat. It was a cruise round the island on a motorboat with several stops to jump in the sea. George himself is a bit of a perv but it's all very tongue in cheek and friendly. Ate a lot of Greek salad and drank some Greek beer, also did a lot of swimming in the sea! Got a good tan going on now. In the evening ...
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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.