Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel
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For over a week now the "full time holidays" are on and already a first lesson learnd: No plan is a a 100% sure unless it is fullfilled! 3rd of September was "the official leaving date" to Costa Rica fixed and settled for months...now it is the 28th! An offer to go sailing in Montenegro should not be rejected!
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Currently on the ferry to a place in Greece I can't spell or pronounce haha. Had a good 12 hours sleep so feeling well rested and my foot has FINALLY stopped swelling so walking isn't agony any more which I am super grateful for. However if it's not ...
... to the water. It wasn't as cold this time round and I went in all the way up to my neck. I spent the rest of our time at the beach in the water and it was so nice and refreshing. When I did get out of the water it was almost time for us to leave so I packed up my things and we made our way back to the car park. We had arranged for a taxi driver to come and pick us up and take us back to the boat. It was really nice having just one day at the beach ...
Woohoo a free day!!!! After contemplating hiring a car the day before, we decided just to follow Jess and jump onto the 10:10am bus into the main city. The public bus arrived on Greek time 15 minutes later while we stood in the rain then piled in, half of us sitting on the floor due to the extremely full bus. We enjoyed the day looking around the city, attempting to speak Greek, eating and ...
Wake up call from staff at 5:30am after a surprisingly good sleep on the ferry. The group met downstairs for breakfast and we departed the ferry to hop onto our shuttle bus to take us to our hostel. We arrived at our hostel at Corfu Village and although our rooms weren't going to be ready for another hour, we didn't mind as we spend it by the pool! After a dip ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel Gouvia
Had a bungalow with view at the beach, really gorgious. All the people working there are very kind. Met some lovely people from England. Food is good. Every evening there is something organised (bingo, karaoke, etc). Had a great time there.
What a great hol
A fantastic hotel for familys and couples. It has plenty of activities to keep you active. Only disappointment was the evening entertainment which was often very poor by the hotel team noone seemed to know what was happening. plenty of variety with food choice but it was often cold/ warm never hot. hotel staff are very friendly and credit must be given to thomson rep paul, kim, lee and all the kidzone reps who were great and were always available. Overall an outstanding hol! would revisit but not half-board.
How i found it!
we returned from louis corcyra beach hotel at 4am this morning, i can honestly say it was such a lovely holiday, i went away with slight reservations as i couldnt find many reviews of the hotel on the net, but, it was FANTASTIC, the hotel is spread over a large area, you enter by a long driveway which leads onto the gouvia 'strip' which is full of bars and restuarants, not much in the way of shopping, 4 small supermarkets with the bare essentials and booze! and a few gift shops with little selection, but enough to be able to go out and have a good time if you are looking for something outside of the hotel within a cuple of minutes walk, unlike a lot of the surrounding area which seems a bit , hotel (-) in middle of nowhere!, but coming back to the hotel, the reception area is large and has a small gift shop that sells daily newspapers,reception has lots of sofas and coffee tables and a tv room at one end with sky, leading onto a large outside patio area with white comfortable chairs and tables that has a bar at one end this overlooks Gouvia Bay and is quite stunning as night falls, to the end of the bar is the entrance to the restuarant, the food is fantastic, lots of variations every night, plenty of salads with cold fish and meats, a bread trolly with lots of different rolls and loaves and two heated food stands with 8- 10 different choices of hot foods also most nights a carvery and a large 'pudding selection' as well as fresh fruit, all the hotel staff are extremely friendly and efficient, back out from the dining room the hotel has two levels with bedrooms all mainly have a sea view over gouvia bay and harbour, then outside from the patio leads steps down to the beaches which have the bungalows spread down the hillside evanly staggered so that most actually have a sea view from the patio of balcony, the rooms are spacious and have loads of sockets, no tea or coffee making facilities are in rooms, so take ur kettle, our room had two beds at the end of the main bedroom which were partitionable by obscured glass sliding doors, beach towels are available at reception for 10 euros each refunded on return of towels, the beaches are sandy, but man made and the sun beds on beaches are 4 euros each for day, the beach where our bungalow is had a wall at end of it and steps into sea, some sand and about 12" deep to get into, not ideal for todddlers, then along to the beach bar which serves snacks all day, and the bar man will be happy to take the fish u catch off the little jetty for his supplies! further round is another sandy beach which goes directly into sea more kiddy friendly, then a jetty goes out where you can do paracending 50 euros, 2 for 80 euros, banana boat, rings, pedaloes, water ski ing all 15 euro and boat hire 60 euros plus petrol (20 - 30 euros), also a big boat does half day trips north and south of the island also into corfu town 2 eves a week for 15 euros adult and 5 kids, this is a really good afternoon out and the boat owner is really good, giving out sweets, ouzo, wine and lemonade and is very good at telling you what you are passing en route. futher along from the jetty the beach is pretty much non existant. the hotel has 2 pools and a jacuzi by the beach where the sunbeds are free, this is quite a lively area with a bar and the entertainment stage and a cafe where non all inclusive people can get snacks at a resonable price, the kids club is also in this area and there are grassed areas to two sides which are hedged off to give to a place to sit away from the pool if you wish to but still be around for the kids! there is also a games room and mini golf, table tennis in this area, at the back of this area is the 'Nautical building' which looks like a boat, lots of apartments with huge balconys, im not sure what the facilities in these room are. At the front of the hotel is another huge pool, the laggon which had a waterfall cascading down and fountains in the pool it is 1.40 m nearly all over but also has shallow area you can wade in a one point and has a separate baby pool, there is a large covered decking area and a bar/snack bar, sun beds are free here also and there are lots of shday areas under trees and umbrellas to keep out of the sun if you wish to, this pool is quiter than the one at the beach. There is an astroturf football pitch here also. There is entertainment at the pool by the beach all day and during the evening various shows are put on as well as kids disco and bingo etc, the norm really.The hotel entertainment team put on a great daily programme for 9-16 yr olds which they can go to when they feels like it, doing french boules on beach, table tennis competitions, tennis, football, pool games etc I hope that this helps anyone who like me wanted to know a bit about the place but couldnt find much information. My son is 10 nealy 11 & he loved it! and so did we, it was a lovely hotel, our bungalow was placed where it was away from the pool area and was very quiet and relaxing but everything was there if you wanted it.!. Oh yes and if you go into corfu town it takes about 20 mins on the bus, its well crowded but only 95cents each!
Fab fab fab
I have just returned from a two week break and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. There was 17 people in our party ranging from ages 8 - 70 and what a holiday. There was loads for the kids, relaxing for the oldies and bars and clubs for the party animals. All the staff are lovely and the cleaners couldn't do a better job. My room was really big with sea views and the food was wonderful. Can't wait to return .......
Excellent Hotel and Location
I have just had 10 days holiday (July 2005) at the Corcyra Beach Hotel in Gouvia Corfu. I booked through Thomson Holidays who I would also recommend. The hotel was excellent with food to suit all nationalities and tastes, the staff were polite and very helpful and the cleanliness of the hotel was superb. The hotel has spectacular views from all angles and the facilities for children could not be matched, fanastic place will go again at some stage in the future.
Don't recognise the bad reviews!
We've stayed here twice in 2000 and 2003, and I don't recognise the bad reviews. We stayed in the old mill annex and had a sc apartment at half board. This was one large room with two beds and a mezzanine with a double, with a small balcony both sides to catch sun at both ends of the day. The food was great, the boys loved it, and the lagoon pool is smashing especially when the hotel pool is full of "water polo!!!. The animation team try really hard, the water sports are good, the restaurant staff friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. Ask for a room in the 600s is my advice. Gouvia is a bit loud but you can stroll there easily, and get buses into Corfu town very easily. My two boys, now 15 and 10, rate it as one of the best two holidays they ever had, and we have been all over the world. So, I would say that it has a lot going for it. Only downside that I could see is if you had mobility problems or toddlers as there are a lot of steps on the hillside - not fun in midsummer in Corfu!
Fantastic holiday in Gouvia
we have just come home from 2 weeks in this hotel. my husband, 4 year old daughter and myself went on june 11 2004 and had a fantastic time.
the bungalow was wonderful and in a fab location, altho the drawers did smell fusty but we just didnt use them and it was no problem. we had our electric and air con on with our key but it was no problem to take it off so we could leave it on all the time (a tip we passed on to others who didnt think to do this!!!)
the food was excellent although my daughter is a fussy eater and didnt eat that well but there is a greek restaurant at the bottom of the drive that did ace fish fingers and chicken nuggets!!!!
the bar was a bit pricey but the entertainment was fantastic! Our daughter loved the mini disco every night and the shows were brill!
there is a great boat trip from hotel water sports centre on the beach which is a lot cheaper than the trips organised by the reps and is just as good and also if you go to the aqualand, make your own way , just get a taxi and pay on the door as its much much cheaper than the reps trips!!! (we learnt that too late!!!)
if we could have got back on the plane and gone back we would have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Didn't rate Louis Corcyra
We stayed at the Louis Corcyra last year for two weeks - two adults, one child aged 7 and one teenager aged 17 - on a bed and breakfast basis in a studio apartment. We thought the accommodation was atrocious - not enough room to swing a cat around - although clean enough. The food was OK. The only good thing about this hotel was its position. The actual resort itself, Gouvia, was just like Blackpool - great if you like that sort of thing, full of lager louts, satellite TVs and Brits watching football, the only thing missing was the kiss-me-quick hats.
We loved Corfu Town and if we were to visit Corfu again, that is where we would probably stay. We would never go back to this hotel or Gouvia again!
Run down & extremely shabby
I have just returned from this place after spending one week there. The longest week of my life. The place is extremely run down with cracked rusty bathroom sinks and fittings, dirty floors and walls, stained sheets, missing fire instructions, missing emergency cord in bathroom, tatty furniture, dangerously low balcony barriers. The list goes on & on. Paid £2380 for 2 adults and 3 kids might just have well flushed it down the loo. Would not go back there if my life depended upon it. Read on this site it had been renovated 2001? Cannot see were or how. Also no mention of on a flight path.
Stayed for two weeks 08/08/2003/ the best attribute must be the location fantastic views from sea view bungalows, though not imprested with gouvia town it self, food was very good for Greek standards, the hotel pool could do with upgrading, could use adjoining lagoon pool for small charge, would not recommend it for less mobile, had a great two weeks holiday very impressed. location 10/10 food 8/10 entertainment day 7/10 entertainment night 4/10 accommodation 8/10