Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa
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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. ...
After hearing strong rumors about the ridiculous price of the beer Dad booked himself on the next flight out here, along with my brother, Steve. On arrival at the hostel we each had a glass of red wine while discussing the history of Albania. Or we had a beer and chatted about the football, I can't remember which!
That evening while having our first meal, it was clear the difficult ones had now arrived. Mass confusion over ordering a plain chicken breast, ...
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 ...
... have a couple with the new groups.
On the way back, the bus got rowdy. There are a few trigger songs that set of this lot. One of those songs came on and it was like feeding time at the zoo. We had people losing their shirts, swinging off the roof, doing he worm down the aisle, it was a party on the bus for sure. Arrival at the pool bar as disappointing, as all but maybe 10 of the other 100 people had gone to bed. Oh well you work with what you're give, and ...
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 Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa
Hotel very clean, staff very attentive. Fantastic views from the pool terrace. Hotel has private beach which is very clean.
Fantastic for Lazy days!!!
We stayed here for a week commencing 8th May 06.
The weather was just getting going but the hotel was perfect for us.
The views are as per the website, to die for. The breakfast was the best i have ever had outside of the UK. soo much selection, fresh fruits everyday and cooked meals.
The outside restaurant was not open as it was early season but the bar on the beach was and it was great for afternoon beers.
The rooms were not amazing, but had everything you need,
The gardens were great,
The gym was not so great, so dont expect much more than 1 running machine and a bike with some weights.
10 out of 10 though, coz it was such a pretty place!
Wir sind gerade von einem 1-wöchigen Aufenthalt im Kontokal Bay Hotel zurückgekehrt und wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in einer zauberhaften Umgebung. Das Essen im Hotel war sowohl vielfältig als auch reichhaltig. Zum Frühstück und Abendessen war ein Buffet aufgebaut, welches eine riesige Auswahl bot. Der private Strand ist sauber mit einem sagenhaften Blick nach Albania, Korfu Stadt und eine kleine unbewohnte Insel gegenüber. Es war toll, abends die beleuchteten Kreuzfahrtschiffe zu beobachten, die vom Hafen in Korfu ablegten und dort ankamen. Der Strand war sehr gepflegt und die Strandtücher wurden vom Hotel zur Verfügung gestellt, ich fand, dass das eine wunderbare und praktische Idee war. Die Bar und der Pool waren von hoher Qualität und das Personal war freundlich und sehr hilfsbereit, sie stellten sicher, dass die Gäste einen schönen Aufenthalt hatten. Die Werbeabeilung spielte abends auf dem Klavir, das machte sehr viel Spass; wir fanden, dass das eine nette Geste war. Das Dorf und die Umgebung waren nicht wirklich klasse, vielleicht war es auch schwierig, diese nicht mit dem Hotel zu vergleichen. Aber wenn ein Hotel so wunderbar ist, dann will man die Anlage auch gar nicht verlassen. Es ist in der Nähe von Korfu Stadt - kein Problem dorthin zu kommen, zauberhaft bei Nacht. Und wir flogen mit einem der kleinen Flugzeuge vom Hafen nach Paxos, ca. 15 Minuten zu Fuss entfernt. Eine neuartige Erfahrung an der Türschwelle des Hotels. Die Zimmer sind im Moment ein bisschen veraltert, aber wir erfuhren, dass diese später dieses Jahr werden sollen um dem Rest des Hotels zu entsprechen. Wir würden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen - großartig für Paare und reifere Leute, alles, was man sich von einem Urlaub nur wünschen kann.
Das Hotel hat zwei wundervolle private Sandstrände und einen schönen Schwimmingpool mit fantastischer Aussicht. Kontolaki ist ein Resort mit einer Hauptstraße, dass eine Straße hinter einer lauten Schnellstraße liegt, und die einzige Lösung um nach Korfu Stadt zu kommen, das 6 km entfernt ist, ist entweder ein Taxi zu nehmen (oder einen Mietwagen). Unser Bungalow entsprach dem Standard und einfach mit Klimaanlage, die nur lief, wenn man im Zimmer war (durch den Schlüssel aktiviert). Essen war alles am Buffet mit Selbstbedienung und obwohl die Auswahl gross war, war es doch ziemlich fad und wiederholte sich. In der Broschüre stand, dass es eine Auswahl für Vegetarier gab, es stellte sich heraus, dass es sich dabei um Salat und Spaghetti mit Sauce (ohne Fleisch) gab. Jeden Tag. Es gibt eine Taverna am Strand wo es zur Mittagszeit ein Barbecue gibt (wieder Selbstbedienung). Ab und an hatte man den Eindruck, dass die Speisen vom Vorabend am nächsten Tag in der Taverna recycled wurden. Die Tische für zwei Personen standen im Restaurant sehr dicht beieinander und man hat keine Privatsphäre um sich zu unterhalten. Die Nichtraucherzone ist ziemlich klein und hat kaum einen Ausblick nach draussen. Das Unterhaltungsprogramm ist etwas amateurhaft (z.B. eine örtliche Gruppe von Majorettspielern), mit Ausnahme der Magischen Show am Freitag und dem griechischen Tanzaben. In einem Hotel, das als griechischer Luxus angepriesen wird, wäre es nett gewesen, wenn man Service am Tisch gehabt hätte und besseres Essen mit einer kleineren Auswahl gehabt hätte. Unser Zimmer wurde oft nicht bis nachmittags um 3 Uhr geputzt, mit Ausnahme des letzten Tages wo man eh schon mittags das Zimmer verlassen muss. Ich würde nicht wieder hinhin kommen.
The hotel had just opened for the season when we arrived on May 1st 2006. The rooms whilst clean were just about adequate with very little drawer space and the hanging facility for ladies dresses was hampered by the in- room safe.
What a wonderful hotel, stayed here the first week in May, weather realy nice sunny and 70's, apart from a thunderstorm lasting a couple of hours on two afternoons. All staff very friendly and helpful, the greeting you receive when dining at night sets the tone for the rest of your meal, numerous choices to suit any palate. Hotel set in its own landscaped grounds on a secluded peninsula some 6km north of Corfu town. For your sunbathing choose from the infinity pool, small private sandy beach, or the decking area protruding out to sea . Try the lovely lunctime restaurant with beautiful sea views (can taste the king prawn kebabs now, mmm!.) We booked the flights with XL, and the room with Low Cost Beds (through Travel republic) we opted for the Ocean front rooms (great sea views towards the new port at Corfu town.) Total price for the 2 of us with insurance, on half board 807 pound (what a bargain). Kontokali villige is a 15min stroll away, it has a few bars,tavernas, a large supermarket and 2 ATM machines, but not a lot else to recommend it apart from a nice marina to walk round. We spent a nice hour at the British cemetary in Corfu town,(12 euros in a taxi, or 70 cents on the local blue bus) our visit enhanced by George the caretaker who knows all about the history of the cemetary and its inhabitants in a lovely garden setting with orchids etc etc . Also for a change we dined in Corfu town one night at the Venetion Well restaurant, not cheap 88euros for 2 courses with wine for the 2 of us, included a 6 euro cover charge, and not that nice, with a number of items on the menu not avalable. We were the only people dining, strange for a saturday night! For a trip out we caught the Green Bus from the main road some 10 min walk from the hotel, to Kassiopi a hair'raising ride along the coast road past Agni bay and Kalami, taking approx 1 hour and costing 4euro's 40cents each return.we enjoyed the journey and kassiopi has a nice harbour area, but didn't match the hotels souroundings. Hotel entertainment a little low key, though the pianist on three times a week was excellent.
We have just returned from staying a week at the Kontokal Bay Hotel, and we had a wonderful time, in beautiful surroundings. The hotel food was both plentiful and varied. A buffet style lay out giving exceptionally wide choice for breakfast and also for the evening meal. The private beach area is clean with a great view across to Albania, Corfu Town and a small uninhabitated island opposite. Wonderful at night to watch the cruise ships all lit up entering and leaving Corfu Port. The beach was well maintained with towels provided by the hotel which I thought was an excellent and very practical idea. The bar area and pool area was of a very high standard and the staff were friendly and extremely helpful, focused on ensuring that guests have a wonderful time. Piano playing in the evening by the public realtions representative very enjoyable, a nice touch we both thought. The village and surrounding area wasn't exactly ideal, possibly because it was difficult not to compare this with the hotel grounds!l, but with a hotel as wonderful as this, we didn't want to leave the grounds! It is near to Corfu Town - no problems getting there, lovely at night, and we also went on the sea airplane from the marina which is a 15 mins walk away, to the island of Paxos. A novel experience on the doorstep of the hotel ! The rooms are a little dated at the moment but are being refurbished we learned later this year in line with the rest of the hotel. We would certainly go back - Great for couples and mature people, everything that we wanted from a hoiliday.
Short 15 minute trip from the airport to the hotel. Hotel well laid out with views over the sea to Albania. Check in efficient with English spoken. Went September 2005. Had a sea view room which is worth the extra cost. Big hotel and not full when we went.
This Hotel has two very lovely private sandy beaches and a nice swimming pool with gorgeous views. Kontolaki is a one road resort behind a noisy fast road and the only solution is to go in to Corfu town around 6 km away by taxi (or hire car). Our bungalow room was quite standard and basic with air conditioning only when you are in the room (activated by key). Meals are all buffet style self service and although lots of choice it all seems quite bland and repetitive. The vegetarian option offered in the brochure turned out to be salad selection and spaghetti with non meat sauce every day. There is a taverna on the beach at lunchtime with barbecue (again self service). Sometimes impression was that the meals of the night before were recycled in the taverna the next day. Tables for two in the restaurant are very close together and give no privacy to talk. Non smoking area very small and with hardly any outside view. The entertainment is very amateur (example local troop of majorettes) except the magic show on Fridays and Greek dancing night. It would have been nice in a hotel classed as Greek "luxury" to be served at table and to have finer cooking with less choice of dishes. Also our room was often not cleaned until after 3 pm except, of course, on the last day when you have to be out by midday. Overall would not return to this hotel.
Have just returned from a week at the Kontokali Bay. The views from the hotel, pool and gardens are all stunning with the capital, Corfu town in sight. Although the village itself is not very glamorous or lively, Gouvia, Dassia and indeed Corfu town are a short bus ride away (runs every 30 mins back and forth between the above named) or taxi is about 10-15 euros. We were on hb basis. The breakfast buffet was vast and all superb. Dinner was again very good quality and fantastic choices every night however this could be swapped for lunch (again all you can eat buffet) down at the beach taverna, which we preferred as meant we could go out for the evening to different places and resorts. The staff are all very friendly, helpful and the entire hotel is exceptionally clean. This includes the grounds and the hotels private beach which is a very short walk away or you can take the outdoors elevator! At the beach you can do water sports etc and hire boats which we did having no experience and had a blast! We also went on a seaplane trip to Paxos which was a brilliant way to travel around Corfu! This can be booked at hotel reception.