When you first walk up the small hill to the Divani Palace hotel, it looks dated and unfashionable. However, as soon as you step inside the cool, spacious, marble lobby, it is clear that this will be a great hotel.
Firstly, the rooms are very spacious. Ours had a mini fridge, two beds, a large onsuite and a balcony. They were cleaned every day and were spotless. We could have spent many more nights in those rooms.
The staff in the Divani Palace were really friendly. The waiters were really helpful and nice and we looked forward to seeing them every day. The woman in the shop and her daughter were also really nice! All of them helped us with the little greek we had learnt and were always happy to see us. The people in the lobby would also help whenever they could.
Now onto the food. It was delicious !!!!!!! We stayed half-board and for breakfast there was a buffet. It was really amazing. You could have fresh fruit, honey and yogurt and cereals. Then there was pasteries, muffins, toast, and dried fruit. There was cold meats and cheeses, English breakfast and a wide variety of drinks. It was so good.
Then for lunch it was a set menu and you never left hungry (from any meal infact we often ate too much because it was all so good). The lunches were big and really yummy. For example, the omlette and chips were great and spagetti cabanara was fab too.
Then there was dinner. This was our favourite meal. Again it was in a buffet style (so you could have as much as you want, which suited us.) There was always salad, but then there was diffrent meals every night and it was so so so yummy. There was also cakes and ice-cream etc. for pudding. The chef was really amazing and his food was great (My brother says 'kudos to the chef' he especially enjoyed the food.)
When the chef found out it was our dads birthday, he made him an amazing icecream cake which was sooo good, once again.We were also given a bottle of champaign from the hotel, which shows how lovley they all were and how in touch with the people staying at the hotel they were. I think it's safe to say we all left Corfu a little plumper.
The pool was large and suited everyone. My brother again loved the pool, he says it was really good because it has two shallower parts and some deeper bits too. There is also a small pool for young children, so it suited everyone.
Out by the pool was a small play area and swings and a table tennis set and was surrounded by trees and big flowers.
The only real down side to the hotel, would be it's location. It was just a little too far away from the beach for our liking. (My Brother says'If the hotel could scoot forward just a tad and that would make it the perfect holiday for us.') However the beach is lovley, looking out to mouse island and with nice resteraunts.
The beach has a long pier and has a secluded area of water, made by rocks so there is no waves (suitable for children). And it was never croweded despite us going in the hight of summer holidays. It was peacful and great.
However, in the heat of the day it was too far to walk (about 15 mins)
Again to do with the location there was local buses running to Corfu town so it is easy to get to the other resteraunts and shops.
So in that sense the location was really good.
Overall the holiday diserves 9 out of 10 which is an amazing score i would suggest this hotel to anyone,as it is really good for children as it is not noisy and there is lots to do. Howeverbecause of the steepish hill outside the hotel and walk to the beach, this should be considered if you have mobility problems.
We also did a review on the paspalis
situation: Kefalonia. Check them out and enjoy your holiday's folks. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the rich history and natural beauty of Corfu Island while staying at Divani Corfu Palace. Situated on the green wooded area of Kanoni, our luxury hotel is only 3 km from Corfu town centre and 1.5 km from Mon Repos beach. Our 4 star hotel facilities include 162 deluxe rooms, 2 restaurants, fitness centre, private parking, concierge, and 4 separate meeting rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Divani Corfu Palace Hotel Kanoni
- Divani Corfu Palace Kanoni