Having returned on 16 May after a week in the Aquis Agios, thought I would add my opinions to the other reviews. Overall a very good holiday, the hotel is located in a stunning, though very hilly, position. Warning of this is given in lots of reviews and when I booked. The hotel certainly is fresh looking and new. The room was pleasant and the bed very large and comfortable. Like one of the other reviewers pointed out, there was only shampoo and soap in the bathroom - no luxury toiletries, not even a box of tissues only toilet roll! Checking in was a nightmare, we arrived at about 13:00 hours, along with a lot of others off the same flight, and an awful lot of rooms were not ready due to late check out. This wouldnt have been too much of an issue if the hotel were to have laid on complementary refreshments but they just left us all sitting around twiddling our thumbs for half an hour - not a good start. Overall the staff were friendly but I didnt find them overly helpful. The food choice was extensive and actually got better as the week went on, though the dining room was noisy and did have a feel of an upmarket canteen about it. Drink prices for non all inclusive were astronomical. A litre of local decent wine from the Gee Bees supermarket in the village was only about 3 euros, so I would recommend pre and apres dinner drinks on the balcony in your room as its definitely not worth staying down for the entertainment. How they can call it entertainment I dont know - it was more like Timmy Mallet meets Hi Di Hi! Utterly inappropriate for an alleged 5* hotel - I would suggest a 4* rating at a push. I didnt bother even trying to sit by the pool as it was obvious straightaway that the towel-on-sunbed brigade had it all sewn up early on. We were given 2 "invitations" to the Olive Tree a la carte restaurant during our stay where other people only seemed to receive one. The food in there was to a good standard but the choice was poor and the meat used was frozen not fresh. I would certainly not pay extra for that restaurant. We hired a car from the airport for the week which suited us. We went out every other day and pretty much covered most of the island. Certainly Agios Giordios is one of the nicest parts of the island with a lot of nice walks. The beach was disappointing as it was covered in seaweed and the smell encroached around the Tunnel Bar area. Our room was above the outside entertainment area which wasnt being used at the time but was being prepared, thus it was mostly nice and peaceful. I would suggest that once the nighttime outside entertainment starts up the rooms above will not be that appealing! Overall a nice hotel but I dont think I will be rushing back there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine yourself on a sandy beach, crystal waters and thriving, green mountains rising on the top. Relax to the rhythmic sounds of waves and offer yourself the holidays you deserve.This Adults only hotel located on a picture-perfect hill spot in one of Corfu’s best locations. ... more less
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- Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort Agios Gordios, Corfu