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Historical Traveler Reviews Louis Kerkyra Golf Corfu
Das Hotel ist sehr sauber und liegt in wunderbarer Lage. Die Zimmer haben eine gute Größe und werden von den Zimmermädchen gut gepflegt. Wenn Sie nicht am Pool liegen wollen, es gibt noch mehr Bereiche mit ausreichend Sonnenliegen. Das Essen war reichhaltig und auf dem gleichen Niveau wie bei den anderen All-Inclusive 4-Sterne-Resort, in den wir schon waren. Das Unterhaltungsprogramm war enttäuschend. Vor allem hat mich gestört, dass abends nur eine Bar aufhatte. Und die war nicht nur überfüllt, sondern wenn man da saß, musste man auch erst die Minidisko und dann das laienhafte Unterhaltungsprogramm und die herumspringenden Kinder über sich ergehen lassen. Man konnte nirgends hingehen und nach dem Essen in Ruhe etwas trinken und für einen Nichtraucher fand ich es auch sehr unangenehm, in einem verrauchten Raum zu sitzen. An der Bar waren nur zwei gestresste Barkeeper und man musste oft Schlange stehen, um etwas zu bekommen. Ich kann dieses Hotel aber Familien mit Kindern empfehlen, da die Minigolfanlage für Kinder einen guten Eindruck machte. Wenn Sie aber ein Pärchen sind, dass ein wenig Ruhe im Urlaub sucht, dann ist dieses Hotel nichts für sie.
The hotel was very clean and in a beautiful setting. The rooms are of a good size and well kept by the chambermaids. If you dont want to lie round the pool there are extensive grounds with plenty of sunbeds. Food was plentiful and to the same standard as other 4 star all inclusive resorts we have stayed at. Entertainment was very poor. My main gripe was that there was only one bar in the evening. Not only was it crowded but It meant that you had to sit through the mini disco followed by the amatuer entertainment and rampaging children running around the room until midnight. There was nowhere you could go and have a quiet drink after dinner and as a non smoker I found it unpleasent and uncomfortable to sit in a smokey room. The bar had only two overworked barmen serving and you often had to queue for quite a while. Overall I would recommend this hotel for families as the mini club facility for children looked very good. However if you are a couple looking for a quiet relaxing holiday this is not the hotel for you.
From the start we were greeted by George the Reception Manager and he was so helpful,polite and caring and c/service was just the best.
The rooms were clean and well decorated. The food was fantastic,always a good selection of starters, main courses and too many yummy deserts and there was also a buffet for our 5 year old-fab!
Pool was always cleaned on a daily basis and the entertainment was fantastic throughout the day to include archery, bowls, water volleyball, fun competitions etc and great fun at night.There was also a kids club that runs all day and they entertain the kids after dinner. Can't say enough about it, great weather and when it did rain it was welcomed as it was so hot, gardens were lovely and the views of the mountains were fab.
I also found out I was pregnant on holiday and the Head Housekeeper even translated my pregnancy test as I could not get an english test, that was funny. In her greek voice she was saying, it is positive, it is positive.
There is not much to do outside the hotel unless you get the bus in to the great town although there is a brand new bowling alley complex across the road which was good fun.
There is a beach but it is pebbles and dark water so everyone stayed by the pool. There is a watersports programme ie. water skiing, banana boat etc and also fishing off the jetti.
We would go back any time, have fun.
We visited this hotel at the end of October 2005, being half-term the hotel was very noisy with children, but I cannot assume it is like this all the time.
The setting is beautiful...there are large gardens to relax in, with lovely views over the sea to the mountains on the other side of Corfu and Albania. There is plenty of space outdoors to spread out and relax, with a separate play area for children. There is a very small beach, but you don't really need it as it very pleasant to sit in the gardens with easy access to the sea.
The hotel is located outside Corfu town, which is easily accessed by a regular and cheap bus service and is well worth seeing.
The rooms are nice, but ours was on the ground floor and quite cold and damp. This would probably be an advantage in the height of summer, but was uncomfortable in October. Tea and coffee are provided in the room, as is a fridge so that you can get yourself some decent milk!
A warning that the beds are very firm..but the chambermaid was helpful and provided lots of extra pillows and blankets. If you enjoy peace and quiet, ask for a room on an upper floor...the entertainment was quite poor and very loud and sound insulation is not very good!
The food was of really good quality and it is available all day long, with snacks and ice cream available around the pool area to help yourself. The same could not be said of the quality of the drinks: the wine and beer was undrinkable. The "fruit juice" was just powered stuff with water added (not what you expect from 4* hotel!). The cocktails and spirits were not too bad tasting but left you with a really bad headache. The hotel offers a packed lunch which was really good quality and the fruit juice included was actually real!
The bar area gets very crowded at night and we felt there were not enough quiet areas to enjoy to avoid the "entertainment". The staff at reception were variable, most were quite unhelpful and just said "no" to requests without suggesting alternatives. This changed a lot when we got the rep involved.
In summary, I think it is in a really good location, great setting, excellent for children and people who enjoy lots of free low-quality drink!
Quite disappointing. No golden sandy beaches, rather lots of pebbles and black mud and seaweeds. The water was dirty.
Rooms quite dusty and kept getting dustier everyday.
The food is definitely 2 star quality.
Employees were not particularly nice, just doing a job and can't wait to finish.
Entertainment for children was very good, which made it a little more bearble.
What was bothersome for many, not just I, was the grass mower coming as early as 6:30pm with his little vehicle working between bathers and sending all sorts of fumes from his little machine. Sort of hinting that we should pack up and go.
Was not totally a waste but would not reccommend and would not go there again.
We stayed at the kerkyra golf last may 2005, its the second time we have stayed there and would definetly go back again. The food was excellent staff very nice, great with my son who wasn't quite two at the time, rooms were clean,large and the view from the balcony was amazing. The only thing that lets this hotel down is the evening entertainment, pretty poor but the football was on when we were there so it wasn't to bad, they have got a masive screen in the conference room. Great for kids, own pool and play area, slide and swings with supervision through the day plenty of things to do for all the family during the day, i.e beach vollyball, tenis, table tennis, seven-aside football, darts, bowls all free of charge. To sum this hotel up in one word "Excellent."
Lovely hotel and facilities
The hotel and it's facilities were really good.However,as we went at the beginning of the season (09/05/05-23/05/05) not everything was available or complete.The beach bar didn't open until the second week nor was the outside stage area.The mini club had it's finishing touches in the second week eg the safety rules,life saving ring and umbrella's with the sun loungers.You can't help but think that when you pay alot of money to stay at a 4* hotel you expect all these little details to be complete before you arrive.When we arrived, the hotel had been open since April, so why these things hadn't been done then i don't know.The entertainment was very poor and almost non existant.For the kids there's a 30min disco everynight which is the same songs every time.Ernea who ran the kids club worked really hard and was a joy to know.Our daughter really enjoyed playing with her and she really made the holiday for us. But as for the animation team programme of volleyball, aqua fit etc we didn't see any of that. So for us there wasn't enough to keep you entertained for 2 weeks,especially in the evenings.Due to the hotels location, there is nowhere for you to wander to in the evenings. You have to get a taxi or catch the bus into Corfu Town or a nearby resort.We did catch the buses quite alot and they are less than 1 euro to Dassia,Gouvia and Corfu Town.There is also a green bus stop outside the hotel which takes you to other resorts further away like Palaokastritsa,Kassiopi and Sidari. It's alot cheaper catching these than doing a trip through your rep.
The food was good and varied but the drinks were too sweet. By the second week we got fed up with the food and drinks so we ate out at Kontokalli (next resort up). The room was lovely and the maid cleaned it every day. It was nice having a kettle with tea and coffee facilities and it was nice to get bottled water in your room. The inside of the hotel and outside gardens was impressive and everywhere was always clean. The staff were all friendly and helpful.
The beach was a huge disappointment-where was it? We ventured on to the beach one day and by midday the trees blocked the sun so people had to sunbathe on the garden area. The size of the beach is not as big as the pictures you may see on the internet or in the brochures, and alot of people were disappointed by it.
We tried to walk into Corfu one day but it was too dangerous especially as we had a pushchair. The pavements are nonexistant and we also passed a few wild dogs.Do not touch them if you see them as one lady at the hotel did-she was mauled by one of them and had a serious injury to her arm.
All in all, the holiday was nice but we weren't blown away by it. We wouldn't go back again because there isn't enough to keep you occupied and beware the shop in the hotel is really expensive, but there is a supermarket around the corner (10 min walk away) whic is alot cheaper.
Overall okay - but wouldn't go back.
We stayed here for a week in July 2004 on an AI basis.
First the good points :- The room was very comfortable and spacious with ample storage. The hotel is positioned right by the sea with a small (if not all that sandy) beach. The location is very convenient for Corfu Town, the port and airport (good if you're a ship or plane spotter!)
The bad points :- The swimming pool is too small for the number of guests. It's impossible to get a sun bed close to the pool unless you're an early riser. When we arrived (in the early hours) our room had a terrible aroma - not unlike sewage. We were able to change room the next morning. We went outside school holidays thinking that there wouldn't be too many children. We were very wrong partly due to the fact that us Brits were outnumbered by other nationalilties whose school holidays must have already started. The food was disappointing though improved during our stay. The main restaurant was chaotic and noisy (lots of kids) and seemed largely understaffed. The poolside (lunch) restaurant was inadequate for the number of guests and the quality of food there was very "two-star". The entertainment was pretty poor and left you feeling sorry for the hard-working animation team.
In summary, only the (eventual) room and the beach-side location matched the 4 star rating, everything else was decidedly 2 or 3 star. We wouldn't return to this hotel.
We stayed AI for a fortnight at the Kerkyra Golf in May/June 2004 with our 2 daughters 9 & 15
The rooms were very clean and tidy (rooms were cleaned daily) all areas of the hotel was exceptionally clean and most of the staff were very friendly, especially bar staff.
entertainment was geared around the kids but we all had great fun as the animation team were fantastic, especially Valerio,Michelle & Ramon.
Food was top class, good variety and very well cooked ( i normally put salt & pepper on everything but food so tasty didn't have to)
lovely well kept gardens and pool.
All in all i would definately recommend this hotel
and would certainly go back.
About my holiday
Stayed here in May 2004. Although the weather let us down it was still a good experience. food was abundant and well presented and of a good quality. service was very good and the hotel complex clean and tidy. entertainment was provided each evening with the team rehearsing after each show into the small hours to provide ongoing shows. Pictures available of the hotel available on the web give a reliable portrait of the hotel. the beach is very narrow and you should not expect rich golden sand. However it was clean and free of litter. a taxi to corfu town is about E8.00 each way with bus fares about 60 cents. the bus stops right outside the hotel entrance next to the ten pin bowling alley.The hotel provides a reasonable entertainments program for all ages.Rooms were very pleasent and made up on a daily basis. Not the cheapest of hotels but represented good value for money. This hotel was introduced to us by my sister in law who has had serveral holidays here. All in all, the quality of service and food was above average and while we would consider a return visit with confidence, our views on the hotel are based on our visit at that time and should not be taken as a guaranteed review of the hotel (covering myself). We enjoyed our stay and would expect anyone going there to feel the same.