We have just returned from a two week family holiday at the Aeolos Beach Resort - this was our third visit.
Many guests return year after year, some for 15 years or more - that perhaps is one of the most significant facts which users of 'tripadvisor' may find useful when making the important decision of where to spend their hard-earned money.
Only a 20 minute taxi ride south from Corfu Airport (we used Alfa Taxi, and recommend them for reliability and reasonable pricing), and a few miles north of the fishing village of Benitses, on the side of a hill overlooking a small mostly sandy beach, with beautiful views across the Ionian Sea to the hills and mountains of mainland Greece - watch the sun rise every morning and perhaps the moon as well if you're lucky !
Local buses stop outside the Hotel providing cheap regular services, (we used them several times during our stay, and recommend buying prepaid tickets from the Hotel Shop) plus there are car rental, scooter and quad bike hire operators based on site.
Boat trips are also available from the jetty by the beach, provided by a local character known as Captain Alexandro, and we took an evening trip to Corfu Town with him which was fun.
Paddling Pool - great for babies and toddlers
Infinity Pool, with sun loungers, suitable for adults and children
Beach, with sun loungers and parasols, mostly soft sand (take some beach footwear if small stones bother you) and clear, clean gently shelving sea teeming with fish ( try a bit of snorkelling)
Medical services - visting Doctor
Occasional Entertainment in the evenings
Table Tennis tables
Pay to use computers
Pay to use WiFi
and more - we suggest that you check Hotel/Tour Operators websites for full details
Guest rooms are spread out throughout the Resort - within the Central Area (close to Reception, Main Restaurant, Main Bar), adjacent to the Infinity Pool/Lagoon Bar, scattered among the trees and plants of the Gardens
There are various room types - check Hotel/Tour Operators websites for further details
The Resort has seen a multi-million euro investment in the last 18 months, and has subsequently and deservedly been officially upgraded from 3 *** to 4****.
All rooms have been refurbished.
We took our 18 year old son with us, and stayed in a 2 bedroom unit (No 2507) behind the Pool Complex.
It was quiet and peaceful, with a fenced play area for young children close by.
Our accomodation was superb - comfortable beds (sliding door to large balcony from each bedroom), modern bathroom with two vanity units, remote controlled air conditioning unit in each room, modern furniture, built-in fridge, flat screen tv,
Tea and coffee making facilities were provided, as were quality bathroom toiletries, and bath robes and slippers were also provided.
Housekeepers did a wonderful job - our apartment was thoroughly cleaned and tidied every day except Sundays, when a visit was made to replenish bathroom supplies
There are bars throughout the Resort, serving hot and cold beverages
The Infinity Pool complex during the day (in the evenings the Lagoon Bar becomes an adukts only pay bar - it's a peaceful haven with a romantic atmosphere and beautiful night-time views where we enjoyed delicious Mojito's- well woth a visit !)
On the Beach during the day (in the evening this bar becomes part of the A La Carte operation)
Adjacent to the childrens pool in the Main Building
In the centre of the Main Building, with large seating areas in the lounge, atrium and balcony
The All Inclusive hours were 1030-2300 (except the Lagoon Cocktail Bar) with drinks available until late on a 'pay bar' basis, at reasonable rates.
We sampled a variety of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages within the All Inclusive package, and found the range and quality very good, especially the white wine and draught beer.
Snacks were available in various locations and at varying times throughout the day in the bars.
Ice creams were available afetr 1130 from the Pool and Beach Bars
The Main Restaurant (Buffet Service) was open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The presentation,variety and quality of food available were first class, and we were absolutely spoilt for choice. The food served here was the best we had ever eaten in an All Inclusive Hotel
The Beach Restaurant, from 1230 served freshly prepared and cooked pizza and pasta dishes on a buffet basis at lunch time. Salads and fruit were also available. The food was very tasty, and we found ourselves going back for more on many occasions !
In the evenings the Beach Restaurant switches to an A La Carte format, we made reservations with the Hotel Concierge under the All Inclusive package. Again the quality of food was excellent, and the experience of eating in the open air by the beach and sea was really enjoyable
When we walked through the Main Entrance, we were treated like long-lost friends.
Throughout our stay every member of staff we interacted with in any way always responded with a warm smile, a greeting and a genuine interest in making sure that we were enjoying our stay.
They worked hard and looked after us superbly.
We were made to feel 'special', and we don't really know how to put a value on that.
If there is one thing, above all others, which explains why we have awarded this Hotel 5 stars in this review, it was the Hotel staff, they are wonderful
We hope that you may one day visit this place - you may then become, like us, one of the 'Aeolos Family'.
Thank you for taking the time to read this review; we hope it was of interest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An all-inclusive resort that combines nature, culture, activities and a beach holiday all in one place. With its elevated position,it offers great views over the Ionian Sea, "value for money" accommodation in double or family rooms and a vast choice of food and beverage options. Its proximity to Corfu Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Princess Sissi's Achillion Palace makes the resort an ideal base for exploring the island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sentido Aeolos Beach Hotel Perama
- Aeolos Mareblue Hotel
- Hotel Aeolos Mareblue
- Aeolos Hotel Corfu
- Aeolos Orange Holiday Resort
- Aeolos Beach Resort Corfu/Perama