Stayed at the Gouvia Hotel for 4 nights in June 2013. As i hadn't paid much for the room, i wasn't expecting much but i was pleasantly surprised.
The room was spacious enough, the bathroom adequate (although typically Greek!) & it was clean & tidy. I had a massive terrace, a hairdryer & a mini-fridge.
The pool area was very quiet with enough beds & tables & chairs for everyone. The pool, although not heated, was very refreshing in the 40 degree heat!
I popped down for breakfast on 2 of the mornings &, although not a great choice, i was happy enough with endless cups of coffee & a bowl of cereals.
Reception were very quick to check me in & very helpful when i was querying a launderette (500 yards up from the hotel, opposite the entrance to the Park Hotel & they'll deliver to you) & when i needed a return taxi to the airport.
The restaurant at the front of the hotel (Mythos) is a lovely place with fantastic, friendly staff who looked after me the whole time i was there (I traveled alone). The food is lovely & reasonably priced & they do wine by the 1/2 litre :)
Tips in general:
Make sure you have plenty of cash as the 2 ATM's run out of money fast. The nearest cash point outside of Gouvia is at the supermarket on the way to the airport or at the Star Bowl.
Visit the kebab shop next to the Moukas restaurant for lunch or a very cheap dinner. The chicken kebab with chips is only 2.50 euros.
Avoid a room at the front of the hotel as, although the road noise isnt that bad, there is a 'club' a few doors up that's open till 7am
Def avoid room 117 as it's at the front of the hotel getting all the noise but is also at the top of the stairs so you cant have a lie in with all the people going down to breakfast!
I was definitely impressed with the hotel & would stay here again. I would recommend this to people who wanted a short, cheap get away for some much needed sun.
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- Also Known As:
- Gouvia Hotel Corfu