This hotel is reviewed from the perspective of a one week stay with friends for a conference at the Grecotel Imperial. If you are searching for accommodation in order to attend a conference at the Imperial, the Nefeli is about fifteen minutes walk though do note most of that is on a fairly steep road.
The Nefeli looks attractive because there is generous planting of flowers, shrubs, and trees. Do note that the olive groves which appear in some photographs are on the approach roads, i.e. not part of the property. The swimming pool is of a reasonable size and there are so many sun-loungers that the hotel would need to be full for there to be difficulty in securing one... which leads me to occupancy. Last few days of May and first few days of June and Corfu was suffering: visitor numbers really are down and, yet, taxi and taverna prices do not reflect this. From the hotel to the nearby resort of Gouvia, i.e. two to three kilometres, by taxi was always ten euros. Many tavernas were visited, some twice. All were expensive. The nearest to the Nefeli, about twenty metres, is Taverna Panorama: wonderful view of the bay and, undoubtedly, the best quality of food experience during the week.
A better view still is obtained from the Taverna Seaview, further along, but the quality of food is disappointing. The best taverna for both price and quality was the Restaurant Leon in Gouvia. Note that Blue Bus Number 7 is the one you want from the bottom of the hill.
Mor about the Nefeli. Well, breakfast was 'fair', i.e. yoghurt, bread, sliced cheese, processed ham. One of my colleagues tried an omelette one morning at 3.5 euros and she thought it pricey. We had 'superior' rooms and it wasn't clear to this reviewer how they differentiate from standard. The balcony was a reasonable size and possessed table and two chairs. However, what came as a surprise, as more guests checked in during the stay, was the sound transmission. The transmission of conversations and other activity was incredible, not only from next door but from my friends two doors away AND from the baby who kept crying for a long time in the room BELOW.
On the positive side, the chambermaid really did make a noticeable effort every day; that was pleasing. So, would I recommend the Nefeli? Yes although with the caveat of sound transmission. Put the air conditioning unit on and you may not hear anything from outside the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small, family-run hotel in very quiet and romantic location on the hill of Kommeno, only 12 km north of Corfu-town, in the middle of Corfu island. 45 Rooms in total, 21 Standard-rooms, 24 "Design-rooms" - all different decorated according to Greek or Corfiot themes and myths. Large garden with lots of olive trees, palm trees, lemon- and orange-trees and all kinds of flowers...The lawn at the pool is perfect for relaxing in the shadow of a tree. The pool bar offers a variety of snacks and drinks in the late afternoon and evening. Reception area offers Internet-corner, TV-corner, safe-boxes and library. WiFi free at all the hotel area. We speak Greek, English, German and French. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nefeli Hotel Corfu
- Hotel Nefeli Corfu/Kommeno Bay