We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent holiday” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mathraki Studios

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Mathraki Studios
Certificate of Excellence
Bishops Stortford
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Not long been back from 2 weeks in Arillas staying at the Mathraki. Been to Arillas last year but not these studios. They are really good and hopefully will return next year if we can get booked. The rooms are very basic as most rooms in Greece are but had averything that was needed. A fridge. small cooker kettle, there was tea towels there which a lot of places dont have. The bins were emptied every day and towels changed about every 3 days. The bed sheets were changed twice on our visit. I found the beds very comfy and slept well. The view from our balcony was fantastic. Sea view and views over the village.
The pool area was very clean and relaxing. There was no music blaring out which was a nice change. There is a tv in the pool bar area but who needs tv on holiday!!!!
The food was lovely. The meze for 2 was delicious and sadly didnt have enough time to have more of them.
The owners are lovely. Friendly but they let you get on with things.
Arillas is a gorgeous place and this was our 2nd of many visits. The beach is great and sea is lovely and shallow. Could not recommend any 1 taverna as they are all just as good as each other and the prices are reasonable. Everybody in the village are very friendly and i even found most of the holiday makers were friendly. Have been to some places were the visitors were not very friendly but i think Arillas gives off a friendly vibe to all who are there.
Fingers crossed i can get booked for next year.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank v_laws
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    59
    23
    5
    0
    0
See reviews for
3
75
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
skelton
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

If you want a peaceful resort,good accomodation ( remember these are studios not 5* hotels). You will not be disappointed.Nicos and family go out of their way to be friendly and helpful,also the food is very good.
Bacon butties for breakfast recommended.As a thomson adult residence only, the pool area is very quiet, but as at most Greek hotels outsiders are welcome and we did have a youngster in the pool ,but she was very quiet as the grand mother realised it was an adult only hotel.Most of the people we met were repeat clients like ourselves so everyone was very friendly. Only a short walk to the beach
where you can hire sunbeds .In the evening we ate at the thalassa overlooking the sea,a lovely setting. Also like ourselves many people ate at the Mathraki.There are plenty of supermarkets both up and down the hill from the studios,avoid the one opposite.He pretends to have no change so always overcharges and if you cross him he will turn nasty,as i and many others have found out.San Stephanos is a 20 to 30 minute walk away, with beaces and restaurants. We hired our bikes here at 8 euros a day. Second time to the Mathraki and will certainly go back for the friendliness of Nicos and family, thier food and the location.( Peaceful)

Room Tip: All rooms are on 1st and 2nd floor (ground floor are where family lives). Would recommend top floor...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank irvSkelton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manchester England
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Just come back from a lovely week at the Mathraki. Rooms were quite basic but very clean and comfortable. We didn't do any cooking but there was the usual kitchen utensils etc. Apartments in a great location about 5 minutes walk from the beach and most of the restaurants. Food very nice at the pool bar and very reasonable prices.
All the restaurants we went to were very good, we also had a few drinks in the Coconut Bar most evenings. A few evenings a week they have entertainment in there, a rock band, Neil Diamond and Tina Turner tributes which were ok, but thats as lively as it gets which suited us fine.
The beach is nice, reasonable to hire sunbeds and the sea is lovely, very shallow and clear.
Nearly everyone we met was a regular visitor to Arillas, coming back year after year. We never go back to the same place twice but I think we will make an exception for this place.
Only downside is the mozzies, there are loads and my husband got bitten badly but they do like him a lot.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank JJaynee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hayes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend have just returned from a weeks stay at Mathraki. It was very basic!! Rooms and bathroom were small and we had ants in our bathroom. For two 18 year old girls it was ok to stay there as we were hardly there. But if you are looking to spend time there it isn't great! The pool is also small. However positives were... Food is great and good prices and hotel is In a good location .. 5 minutes walk from beach, shops, restaurants and bars. Luckily you can visit other hotels pools so we mainly stayed at Kaloudis and the Mirage as these were by far the best pools! I wouldn't return but was an ok holiday! :)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sophie-Jade H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
west sussex
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Have just booked to stay at mathraki for July next year. Will be our third time here no matter what other holidays we try we always yearn for Arilas and Mathraki..Nothing beats this place. People are so friendly they don't hassle you and they are so helpful. Corfu itself is really pretty.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank annieandrick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

The apartments are basic but very clean and functional with lovely sea view from every room. The balconies are private enough. The owners are very professional , polite and helpful. The meals are simple but always fresh and absolutely delicious, we loved grilled chicken with jacket potato plus big glass of fresh orange juice. We believe Mathraki Studios serves the best food in Arillas and probably the cheapest as well! By the way- don't buy anything in the shop closest to the studios, prices are from the moon and owner is really cheeky, we paid 11 euro for 3 tomatoes and six eggs!

Room Tip: higher floors have best sea view
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank beata s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Northumberland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Mathraki Stuadios are typically Greek, by that I mean basic (in a good way!!!). Simple, traditional, functional and clean. Thankfully they have air-con and at 35 Euros a week, it's the cheapest we've paid in a long time. The safety deposit boxes are 10 Euro's a week and these are in the bar area, not in the room. The studios are on the first and second floors of the building and all have sea views. Plenty of sun beds and the pool is a refreshing dip in the Corfu heat. The beach is a five minute walk through the village. The food here is fantastic and although you can get a buffet style breakfast in the village (which at first you think is a good deal) the breakfasts here at the Mathraki are by far the best quality. The fresh eggs (from the owners chickens) were just fantastic.
Can't fault these apartments. If you are used to Greece and have travelled to various islands then you will not be disappointed. I would imagine a 'first-time' visitor would say sometime different - but hey ho! We liked them.
Arillas is very quiet - I mean 'very' quiet!! A handful of restaurants and couple of bars. It boasts a lovely beach and fantastic views but if you are looking for a bit of night life then look somewhere else.
Lovely apartments and if we were to go to Arillas again, then we would go back to Mathraki.

Room Tip: All studios have a sea view - but the top floor is the best!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Edinawoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Arillas
0.6 mi away
Tria Adelphia
Tria Adelphia
#2 of 8 in Arillas
5.0 of 5 bubbles 127 reviews
0.8 mi away
Delfino Blu Boutique Hotel
Delfino Blu Boutique Hotel
#1 of 4 in Agios Stefanos
5.0 of 5 bubbles 580 reviews
0.0 mi away
Akti Arilla Hotel
Akti Arilla Hotel
#4 of 8 in Arillas
4.0 of 5 bubbles 67 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 mi away
Theo's Hotel
Theo's Hotel
#3 of 14 in Agios Georgios
4.5 of 5 bubbles 264 reviews
0.1 mi away
Arillas Studios
Arillas Studios
#5 of 24 in Arillas
5.0 of 5 bubbles 20 reviews
0.1 mi away
Anna Studios
Anna Studios
#2 of 6 in Arillas
5.0 of 5 bubbles 56 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mathraki Studios? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mathraki Studios

Property: Mathraki Studios
Address: Arillas 49081, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Arillas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Arillas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mathraki Studios is a small family run traditional greek complex in the heart of Arillas, Corfu. Only a very short stroll away from the villages' local amenities and large stretched golden sand beach. With an Adult Only focused policy in place at Mathraki Studios, this means its the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Not only that Mathraki Studios has an onsite Bar and Grill for fantastic cocktails, local beverages and quality meals from breakfast to evening. Mathraki Studios offers themed nights such as excellent curry nights every Sunday. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Mathraki Studios reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mathraki Studios Hotel Arillas
Mathraki Studios Arillas, Corfu

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing