Travel Blogs from Agios Stefanos
We woke up in beautiful Corfu, The northernmost of the Ionian Islands with a population of more than 100,000. Corfu is known for its many castles, built after numerous conquests and invasions. It is particularly noteworthy that Corfu survived heavy Ottoman onslaughts with the aid of the Venetian Republic, whose culture is evident across the island.
A city with castles at strategic locations ...
... to make a comeback, and with Dad on his tail, called for bad light and the game to be stopped.
After working the breakfast shift and cooking up a host of specialty dishes, We went out to eat at lunchtime and then returned to 'The View' to continue the game. After more changes to the rules, I did well to achieve a respectable 3rd position in my debut game (out of 3). After several more games and some takeaway pizza, Steve claimed another victory, albeit ...
... Canadians one of which was hot and the other not so much. That was alright though, because soon enough the rest of their posy returned from the beach for something and "dragged" us back there. So now it’s just me and 8 hot chicks and 1 not so much. Cannot complain. Doing some ground work for the toga party tonight. My plan was if I could get a few faces and names recognized now then itll be easy later.
At dinner tonight they gave us a bit of a demo on how ...
... 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 ...
... taught us some of the steps. Greek dancing is traditionally done in big circles. It was lots of fun and the food was really good too. Haven't been able to update much as the wifi has been pretty poor. I'm on a ferry to Venice right now and have had to buy some wifi. Didn't get on the ferry until 3am this morning as it was delayed so got lots of sleep ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Romanza Hotel Agios Stefanos
Questo hotel ha una posizione ideale, anche se su una collina quindi non così ideale per tutti in quanto c'è da camminare. L'hotel è pulitissimo e il personale fantastico. Sono gentili, educati e assolutamente disponibili. Il cibo era tra i migliori mai provati e il villaggio è di primissimo ordine. Non possiamo elogiare abbastanza questo hotel, il suo personale e il cibo. L'hotel e il villaggio sono ideali per le coppie ma anche per le famiglie.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Romazna 22 - 29 August 2006. We found the hotel to be clean and tidy and largely as described by the other reviews. View from the balcony is breathtaking especially at sunset. Unfortunately this sunset view doesn't come for free and the walk down to the main area, where beach & restaurants can be found, is fairly winding and steep with no path. I would say that this hotel isn't suitable for the elderly and it became quite tiresome have to climb the hill twice a day (we are aged 28 & 30!)
Overall, though the Hotel is fine and the food was very nice. I also
would recommend going to the 'Little Prince' Restaurant (we found this to be the nicest in the area) or 'Zorbas'.
We were looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary and I can say we definately found this at the Romanza. San Stefanos is a beautiful little town, very laid back and extremely friendly. The Romanza is the ideal setting to get away from it all. The views from the hotel are amazing, and the beach down the hill has lovely white sand and a clear blue sea. We were in swimming (even in May)! The weather in May was a bit changeable, and it was a bit chilly in the evenings, but this did not spoil our hoiday. The food in the Romanza is excellent, the staff so friendly, the Greek Night was really good fun and overall I do not think we could have found at better Hotel. I did my research before booking the Romanza and had very high expectations and I have to say I was not disappointed. The Romanza was exactly as I expected it to be and a bit more thanks to the very friendly, polite and helpful staff. I cannot praise this place enough and we will certainly be returning!
This hotel is ideally located, although on a hill so not ideal for everyone as it is a walk. The hotel is spotless and the staff are fatastic. They are courteous, polite and could not be more helpful.
The food in the hotel was among the best we have ever had and the resort itself is of the highest order.
We cannot compliment the hotel, its staff and the food enough. The hotel and resort is idea for couples and families alike.
The hotel is kept spotlessly clean by the cheery and friendly maids. It's peaceful at night and ideal for couples, with plenty of sunbeds and brollies round the pool, which was a little too cool for my liking, but then again it was the back end of September! The staff are very friendly and accommodating - nothing is too much trouble. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Romanza to anyone wanting a quiet, peaceful, restful and relaxing week. If you go for longer than a week though, you'll be hard-pressed to find enough to entertain you in tiny San Stefanos unless you hire a car or catch a bus.
My parents made a last minute booking and although we looked at reviews of it on net we didnt think it would be as great as it was. The views are incredible-no exageration.
best hotel in san stefanos
Will be returnin
Arrived at Romanza 1st time 6 years ago, last minute deal and night flight. So wasn't expecting much, in fact the village and hotel looked very poor as couldnt see much. How wrong I was, woke up 1st morning for one of the best views I have ever seen. The hotel is top of a 800m hill going away from the village (quite tiring during the day to walk up). The hotel itself is great, very friendly, great bar, very clean pool (water freezing though). Like much of Corfu the bar will stay open as long as you want anything up until 2-3am. Take the short cut to the beach, only takes 5 mins, this is the best end of the beach anyway - much quiter, but there is a nudist beach just 300-400m further up if you dont like that sort of thing. (It wont bother you though)
We came across Hotel Romanza several years ago by accident - we went on a last minute deal and didn't know where we would end up. obvioulsy we were a bit worried about where we would end up and had visions of the hotel from hell. so we were absolutely delighted when we arrived at Hotel Romanza, San Stefanos. Perched on the top of a cliff, all the rooms, the pool and restuarant have spectacular views over the sea. it is particularly beatiful early evening when the sun sets over the sea. the hotel rooms are clean, bright and airy. the pool is lovely and the restaurant and bar have both nice food and a nice atmopshere. the owners and staff of the hotel are also lovely - really helpful and friendly. the only downside is the walk back from the village. the hills are very steep and if your going up there during the day in the heat it can be very tiring. however, its worth it for the quality of accommodation - plus it helps you keep fit! San Stefanos itself is a beautiful little village. its quiet although every year we've been back it seems to be getting a little bigger each time. not for the rowdy, but enough restaurants, pubs and clubs to keep the more modest entertained! gorgeous beach too. San Stefanos and the Romanza are pure quality and when going back to Corfu we always go here. Thoroughly recommend this - you will NOT be disappointed!!!!xx
Year after Year we stay at the Romanza!
We stay at the Romanza every year,this hotel is definitely underated it is better than some 4 star we have stayed at. The owner,his family and the staff will bend over backwards to serve your every needs!
Food is the best in san stefano, the hotel is on the cliff top with a short cut to the beach, hire a scooter or car to go down to the village.
We are so in love with this hotel that we have named our new house after it!
If you are elderly, do'nt worry,Costa and his family and staff will take good care of you! We know!
Hotel with a view to die for
great hotel, friendly staff and fantastic views across the bay. but being on a hill would make it hard on the old or anyone who has walking problems.its classed as a thomsons 2 star but should be a 3 star for my money.the resort of san stefanos is a 10 min stroll down hill all the way,but remember you have the harder walk back up.the resort is reasonably laid back,but still has a good few bars eating places,gift shops etc.if you like me and hate the bus transfer from the airport it costs about £20 for a taxi and well worth it as we had got to the hotel unpacked cases and were on our 2nd drink in the bar before the bus arrived.
hope this helps anyone looking for a holiday in a quieter resort with a real friendly feel to it