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“Lovely Family”
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Maria Studios
Certificate of Excellence
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely Family”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

me and hubbie stayed for 2 weeks at the Maria from 30/09/13 for 2 weeks, having read some previous negative reviews, felt a little nervous, but need not have worried, the appartments are beautifully kept, nothing is too much trouble and everyone was friendly. This family works so very hard to keep its customers happy, we normally would have eaten out most nights but found the food to be so delicious, we ate in more often than not, the resturaunts around were just not as good, really big portions of food best greek food we have tasted. Would like to thank Yanni and Katerina for helping us to enjoy a stress free two weeks of pure relaxtion, highly recoomended and we will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was our third stay at Maria Studios and once again we had a wonderful time. Firstly I would like to thank Katerina for squeezing in our two grown up kids at the last minute who decided a free holiday to Corfu was too good an opportunity to miss. Having them with us to celebrate dad's 50th which nicely coincided with the wonderful Greek barbecue night is something we will remember for a long time. A big thank you to Katerina and Yiannis for making it so special. The place is an absolute gem, great hosts, wonderful food, beautiful scenery, clean and comfortable accommodation, lovely pool and superb location. We have never been ones for returning to the same place year after year, but Paleokastritsa and of course Maria Studios are special places and have already booked for next year. Can't wait.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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cornwall
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Home again after a wonderful two weeks at Maria Studios.Our hosts Yiannis and Katerina were all that you could wish for and made our stay extra special.My wife and I were holidaying with my brother in law and sister in law and arrived in the early hours of the 14th-15th Sept.When we ventured out the following morning we felt welcome straight away and could feel that there was a warm atmosphere around the place.The other guests were very friendly and settling in was no problem.
Many of the people we spoke to were returning guests (over 10 years was not uncommon).
We could certainly see why - Yiannis as other reviewers have noted could probably do with some therapy to help him get over his shyness! and Katerina is one of the hardest working people we have met.
We ate at several restaurants around paleocastritsa and we can honestly say that the meals we had at Maria Studios were as good as any we had anywhere else.Katerina and Yiannis' mum Maria, are superb cooks and will even provide off menu meals if you have special requests.
The two weeks we were there saw many people come and go but the same friendly camaraderie was there throughout.
Would we go back- you bet.
Thankyou once again Yiannis and Katerina for providing a great holiday base for us to really enjoy our time in Paleocastritsa.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We have just returned from a two week holiday at Yannis and Katrina’s apartments, Maria Studios. I can only echo what everybody else has stated before about the complex, the resort and the hosts - Fantastic.
We were a family of 5 having booked two apartments one for my son and his partner and two year old and another for my wife and I. From the moment that we were greeted by Katrina on the first night this set the tone for the rest of the holiday. The owners of the complex Yannis and Katrina are fantastic hosts and make you feel really at home. Yannis has a fantastic sense of humour and works really hard with the rest of his team to ensure that you have a great time.
Many guests return year after year and I can see why, this was our first time at Maria Studios and we absolutely loved it.
Everything about the holiday was wonderful, if you go do not miss the BBQ/Greek dancing evening on a Saturday, the food is excellent and Yannis is a fantastic host of this evening (it beats watching X factor any day).
If you are a lover of beef stifado you must try it, Yannis's Mum makes the most perfect stifado. The food at the complex is great.
Considering the cheapness of the holiday it represented excellent value for money. To sum up I cannot fault anything about the place, 5 stars well done.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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kent
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

weather was crap but yannis and katrina brought the sunshine into a holiday that was drowning lovely people in a lovely setting. Bbq night was brill marias food was above average (take note yannis)spotlessly clean rooms if basic, We were made to feel so at home from the day we arrived that we hardly left just agree with all the other reviews.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

this place is brilliant its so relaxing and laid back but so entertaining at the same time the hosts make the place Yannis and Katrina make sure your stay is enjoyable there is a great atomosphere behind and around the bar and pool area the food is exellent with a great choice of menu and specials board every day from snacks to Greek specialities so many returning guests year after year we have also booked to go back next year great value for money very clean nice rooms in a heaven on earth resort

Room Tip: rooms facing the pool get the sun all day can be a bit noisy but what a nice veiw
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Had a fortnights stay in Maria studios, myself and my husband. First timers to Corfu.
Can only repeat what others have said here... they are fantastic!
Rooms are just typical basic apartments, we had twin beds, plenty of wardrobe space, fridge, 2 ring cooker and enough utensils ( never used though) Rooms were immaculately clean, towels changed every couple of days and sheets changed weekly. There is also a small tv though this never got turned on so no idea what channels were available. There is also a safe in the wardrobe but to be honest you really don't need it.
There is a good sized swimming pool and a childrens pool which were both exceptionally clean and plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas to go round so definitely no need to rush down with towels in the morning!!
Paleokastritsa is a stunning area and the studios are right in the middle of the resort so ideally situated for beaches and tavernas, unfortunately this is also the ( small ) downside to Paleo... it is a daytrippers paradise so the beaches are absolutely heaving with people leaving no room to walk on the sand at all, which we found a real shame as we usually prefer the beach to the pool!

Now for the jewel in the crown.... Yiannis and Katerina, i'm sure you have already read all there is to read about them but they really are fabulous people!!
Yiannis is genuinely hilarious, sarcastic,loud and definitely not to be taken seriously! Katerina is just delightful, very helpful,friendly always smiling and definitely wears a halo!
Greek night was great fun with the fire dancing and the food was delicious ( especially Katerinas homemade orange cake) There is also a music quiz and bingo once a week which was run by Yiannis friend Bob and his wife who were also lovely friendly people.
Plenty of repeat visitors here who all went out of their way to make everyone feel welcome! Thank you all!!

Think you can gather I would definitely recommend these apartments and if we ever go back to Paleo we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else!! Fabulous!!

Room Tip: Most rooms have a sea view and big balconys
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Maria Studios
Address: Eo24, Paleokastritsa 49083, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Paleokastritsa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Paleokastritsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Maria Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Maria Studios Hotel Paleokastritsa
Maria Studios Paleokastritsa, Corfu

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