Mon Repos Palace
Mon Repos Palace
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Mon Repos Palace in Corfu: Mon Repos Palace is situated on top of Analipsis Hill, near the Kanoni area, in the middle of a beautiful setting full of greenery. It was built in 1826 by British Commissioner Frederic Adams as a gift to his wife, Nina Palatianou, who came from Corfu. It is a small but very beautiful palace with colonial architectural elements. Later on, the palace became the summer residence of all British governors of Corfu and when the Ionian Islands were united to Greece, in 1864, it was given as a gift to King George I of Greece. This is also the house where Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elisabeth II, was born on June, 10th, 1921. During the Italian occupation of Corfu, in the Second World War, this palace became the residence of Parini, the Italian governor of the Ionian Islands.
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  • Paul P
    St. Albans, United Kingdom88 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mom repos visit
    The museum was very interesting telling the history of Corfu. The pictures of the archaeological sites in the grounds bigged them up. They were disappointing. Being the birth place of Prince Philip and former summer house of the king of Greece could be highlighted instead of putting a blue plaque at the entrance. That said museum entrance at 4 euros was not a rip off
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • SB01
    Sonning Common, United Kingdom870 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Needs Some TLC
    I’d rate this a rather disappointing experience. On the plus side there is in one room of the palace an interesting exhibition of photos of Corfu in the 19th century, plus in another some nice floral paintings. But there is no mention of Prince Philip. Considering his contribution as a naval officer and member of British royal family I find this inexplicable. The gardens have some interesting tropical plants and trees, but like the exterior of the house it is a bit run down. The gardens are supposed to contain archeological sites but due to the poor signposting and path closures we never found the Doric temple. Other sites were a few rocks, with more interesting larger sites closed. In total expect to spend about an hour. You can walk from the southern part of town or get bus 2.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • ncjc2013
    Rolling Hills Estates, California481 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing
    This was our 2nd time visiting this palace. It’s so underwhelming we forgot we were there 10 yrs ago. Only 2 rooms of the palace are furnished. We went as part of a ships shore excursion. The walk is pretty, but long to get to the palace. If you have any mobility issues it would be a long walk. There is an elevator if needed to get to the 2nd floor. An hour stop would be too long.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Sherry A
    Cromer, United Kingdom8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful house and grounds
    Beautiful house and grounds. Amazing huge clumps of nerines line the drive up to the house. Lovely views over the sea. Think it is being renovated as it is a bit shabby. Hope renovations are sympathetic .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • On the road again
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida318 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some antiques and Greek history
    This structure was mostly destroyed during WWII. It was rebuilt to include period architectural touches. It was nice but there are other places withing the Med that might be more beautiful. Landscaping was ok but nothing particularly beautiful or special. The walk to the palace is thru a park that has an old nunnery and some resident goats.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Malianna
    Nafplio, Greece1,215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Some of the negative reviews here almost made us not go, but we are so glad we did! What a cheerful little palace, with some beautiful rooms, interesting exhibitions and and extra bonus for us that loved the Durrells series on tv, this was the countess Mavrodakis home. And of course we did enjoy to see where little prince Philip spent the first years of his life.
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Mon Repos Palace and found it to be a cheerful and informative experience. We're glad that our history resonated with you, especially given your connection to the Durrells series. We hope you'll come back again soon!
    Written 13 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Somerset321
    Ilminster, United Kingdom98 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place for a stoll in the gardens
    Lovely place for a walk amongst the trees and some views out over the sea. The Palace is small but they've made an effort to put displays together to make more of it. The garden is free and the house was only 4 euros, so I wouldn't say it's a 'must see' but if you have time spare, it's worth a look. We were here in April, I imagine in the summer when it's much hotter, the trees will offer some respite from the hot sun.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
  • shauna r
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect experience, loved it!!!
    Loved everything about this hotel! Costas the Restaurant Manager stole our hearts, we were made so at home and so so well looked after. Perfect hotel, location, facilities, food and Costas 💙 we will go back for sure!!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Dreamer20954419575
    Shotton Colliery, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional
    This hotel is special !! The room with an amazing view was beautiful. Breakfast choice was amazing whatever country you are from and whatever you prefer. It was about a 25 to 30 minute slow walk to Corfu town but a lovely flat walk passing several bars/ restaurants and amazing views by the sea. This is not the place if you want a beach holiday but there are lots of places to sit in the sun and a tiny shale beach. There are lots of ways down into the water via ladder steps but it is shallow and rocky . We found on the last day some stone steps along a small pier that were much easier access into the water. Transport is easily available with bus stops just outside the hotel and taxis to and from Corfu town easily available- 10 euros. However the outstanding hotel staff were exceptional!!! They cannot do enough for you !! Whatever you ask they will help - they are all polite and very friendly Thankyou Kostas in the dining room looked after everyone so well I would be happy to return - and I don’t usually return to the same place
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Pj travels
    Birmingham, United Kingdom219 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Des Res called Mon Repos Palace
    We hopped off the red tourist bus at this stop and ventured up the windy drive to the house . It must of been imposing in its day , its showing its age but you can get that feeling that once is was the place to be . We enter and paid the 4 euro entrance fee and then checked the map on what rooms were able to be viewed . Some dressed according to the period others having artefacts and pictures of times gone by. Some rooms were off limits but you could look through the barred doors to see what was there . The gardens are large but we didn’t fully explore them as we were told it was the hottest day in Corfu for a hundred years and decided to minimise our movements . The views off the patio areas must of been superb , the trees and bushes have grown over the years so it’s not as impressive as it was in its day.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2024
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Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
This is a venue which to review is totally based on
one’s expectation level. Prince Philip, the Duke of
Edinburgh, was born in this house. Thus, many British tourists visit, only to be disappointed, because the villa itself has “seen better days”, and other than the small sign at the entrance,
there are no other references to the Prince. The
interior of the house is not a necessity to visit.
There are enormous grounds one may traverse,
free of charge ( there is a fee to enter the home ).
It’s a 30 minute walk from Corfu town ( 2.6 kms.),
right along the shoreline. There really isn’t much
to see here, so I believe most will be disappointed. I had read all the reviews, so I knew
what to expect. It’s a fine excursion if you don’t
make it in the heat of the day, and again, it’s all
about the expectations.
Written 18 July 2021
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ScotsTraveler_11
Hove, UK28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Interesting due to it being the summer palace of the old Greek Royal family and the birthplace of Prince Philip of the British Royal family. An easy walk from Spianada (approx 25 minutes) weather permitting.
It’s a surprisingly modest building given its history and you can access it at times during the year but it was closed when we visited. Nice gardens to wander round and there are Greek ruins in the grounds. Unfortunately we were there during an explosion of mosquitoes and left quickly but we were told this is particular to the early autumn months.
Lovely views of the coast of neighbouring Albania.
Written 8 October 2020
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TrewinDorset
Christchurch303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We didn't see many road signs, but map app got us there - close enough to park & walk around the walls to find the main gate!
The estate / gardens are large and lovely to wander around - sun, shade, ruins, sea views and a little beach.
The palace is now a museum and has an interesting historic photography exhibition, as well as furnished rooms and other displays.
Entry only €3 / 4 each. Clean toilets in the palace building.
No cafe which was a shame - we'd certainly have bought a cool drink and snack.
Written 8 September 2021
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Paul P
St. Albans, UK88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The museum was very interesting telling the history of Corfu. The pictures of the archaeological sites in the grounds bigged them up. They were disappointing. Being the birth place of Prince Philip and former summer house of the king of Greece could be highlighted instead of putting a blue plaque at the entrance. That said museum entrance at 4 euros was not a rip off
Written 6 September 2023
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Mon Repos is best known as the birthplace of HRH Prince Philip. Little remains from that time. Today it is a museum containing many historical artifacts found in the area. There is a timeline from ancient times to the present highlighting the importance of Corfu to trade.

It is best visited with a small group. The large tour buses cannot enter the grounds and there is an uphill walk of a few hundred meters. Our private tour van was able to drive up to the front door. Visiting in the off season, entrance is only 2 euros.
Written 23 December 2022
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Dreamer20954419575
Shotton Colliery, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This hotel is special !! The room with an amazing view was beautiful. Breakfast choice was amazing whatever country you are from and whatever you prefer. It was about a 25 to 30 minute slow walk to Corfu town but a lovely flat walk passing several bars/ restaurants and amazing views by the sea. This is not the place if you want a beach holiday but there are lots of places to sit in the sun and a tiny shale beach. There are lots of ways down into the water via ladder steps but it is shallow and rocky . We found on the last day some stone steps along a small pier that were much easier access into the water. Transport is easily available with bus stops just outside the hotel and taxis to and from Corfu town easily available- 10 euros.
However the outstanding hotel staff were exceptional!!! They cannot do enough for you !! Whatever you ask they will help - they are all polite and very friendly
Thankyou Kostas in the dining room looked after everyone so well
I would be happy to return - and I don’t usually return to the same place
Written 13 May 2024
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Pj travels
Birmingham, UK219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We hopped off the red tourist bus at this stop and ventured up the windy drive to the house . It must of been imposing in its day , its showing its age but you can get that feeling that once is was the place to be .

We enter and paid the 4 euro entrance fee and then checked the map on what rooms were able to be viewed . Some dressed according to the period others having artefacts and pictures of times gone by.

Some rooms were off limits but you could look through the barred doors to see what was there .

The gardens are large but we didn’t fully explore them as we were told it was the hottest day in Corfu for a hundred years and decided to minimise our movements .

The views off the patio areas must of been superb , the trees and bushes have grown over the years so it’s not as impressive as it was in its day.
Written 2 July 2024
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Despina S
50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
on a road trip visiting the sites, Mon Repo rated lowest among the rest. It is a lovely park in disrepair. We were told after the visit that the flora is remarkable by botanical standards as royal visitors brought various samples over the years but that is something one has to guess or be told. Nonetheless, it is a lovely park with glorious views over the see. The palace is interesting on the outside but bare on the inside. If you can fit it in your schedule, do it, if not, don t worry about it
Written 15 August 2020
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Amelia C
33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you are in Corfu for 1 day on a cruise stop, visiting this location is not worth it - unless you love English history.

Our tour stopped here for 1 hour and really 30 minutes was more than enough.

Really wish we didn't stop here at all.

It is free to enter.
Written 7 July 2023
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Magvey
Belgrade, Serbia810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It was rainy afternoon, in September 2021, when we visited the Palace. Rain just started after our entrance - so we had enough time for detail visit of whole exhibition there. Exhibition includes thematic groups of photographs, some art styles in XIX centaury, some very old archeological artifacts from ancient Greeks period and old Roman Empery, ...
Written 20 October 2021
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