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“can't fault it,great value.”
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Maria Studios
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

it is obvious why the same people return year after year to this value for money establishment.
the service from this lovely family is top quality,paleo itself is stunning and maria studios are central for everything and spotlessly clean and tidy.
you must have a sense of humour to put up with yanniis's constant mickey taking and pranks but he really is a gentleman and will go out of his way to ensure you enjoy your holiday,his wife katerina is also a gem with her constant smile.the two of them are the main reason customers return,we hope to return also but it will be difficult as they are always full and i am not surprised.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

I have never wrote a review on here before but this place deserves a mention.

This was our first abroad holiday since we met over 6 years ago. We have had a tough year that has left me very stressed, I was treated to this holiday as a gift from my Girlfriend.

My first thoughts were this was not my sort of holiday only ever having been to all-inclusive resorts before. However I was pleasantly surprised. We were given a very warm greeting from Katerina, she met us off the bus and walked us to our room.

The room was very clean, spacious and was pretty much what I had expected for a self-catering apartment, we had a lovely balcony view of the pool and the mountains behind us.

We left the unpacking till later and went for a walk around. The first thing we noticed was the amount of bars and restaurants around, clearly we would not be stuck for a choice. After 15 minutes we found a lovely sandy beach. This resort is ideally located, and surrounded by some of the most spectacular views I have ever seen.

That night we ate in the hotel restaurant and was amazed at the quality of the food this was a 3 star hotel yet the food was better than any 5 star resort I had ever stayed in. After we finished our meal we sat at the bar were we met the owner Yiannis, little did we know he would be the entertainment too, along with some of his amazing regular customers. Yiannis is a highly amusing bloke that banters a lot with his regulars, however he makes any ‘newbies’ (as he calls his new customer) feel extremely welcome and before you know it you are joining in with the laughs and banter.

Upon talking a few people that were there it came apparent that this place has a lot of regular customers returning year after year and even returning more than once a year. Throughout the stay it was not hard to see why. This is a small family run business which is ran to a very high standard. Katerina cannot do enough for the customers even going out of her way to help me throw a surprise for my girlfriend’s birthday, she decorated a table and even had a cake made for us by a friend of hers. There is never a moment where a smile is not seen on her face.

By the end of the holiday I had forgot all my problems in the UK, we meet some fantastic people and hopefully when they return next year we will meet up with them again. I hope to go from newbie to regular at this resort.

Whether you’re on a budget or just want something different this place is a must to visit. Even if you choose a different resort please pay this place a visit for a meal I promise you will not find better trust me I tried and soon realised why go anywhere else to eat when the food is so perfect here. They hold a BBQ night (you need to pre-book) you get wine, desert and a BBQ you won’t want to miss followed by Yiannis and Katerina providing Greek dancing. (AMAZING NIGHT).

Yiannis & Katerina you are fantastic people and have an amazing family and made my holiday one of the best I have ever had, I truly thank you and will see you again.

Jason & Lorraine

Room Tip: Pool view recommended
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Jason-Lorriane
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We are a young couple having just returned from a weeks stay at the Maria Studios and to say the least we had an absolutely amazing stay and holiday. The apartments are a run entirely my Yanni, Katerina and family. The studios have a friendly and wholesome vibe, the perfect budget holiday location.

On arrival we were met by the owners wife Katerina, she was extremely polite and sweet and showed us to our room. Katerina, was delightful throughout the trip she would go out of her way to do anything for us. In addition to this her cooking is supreme, the studios offer home cooked food options every night. We ate at the apartments numerous times and each meal was delicious. Yanni, the owner of the hotel is a great guy, he is hilarious and like his wife will go out of his way to meet any request you have. He is honest and will always say what is on his mind, but don't let you be deterred it's often hilarious. He is lovely, this was our first time and he definitely showed NO difference in preference to us a so called 'newbie' guests. He was extremely hospitable to us throughout the entirety of the trip.

The apartments themselves are clean, simple and have anything you could wish for, for the price you pay. The apartments are situated in a great area surrounded by bars and restaurants, so there are plenty of places to go for dinner or drinks. The beaches are situated about a 15 minute walk in one direction and a less than 10 minute walk in the other. The resort of Paleokastrista, is very chilled and runs at its own pace, the studios mimic this vibe perfectly. Our room was cleaned 4 times in the 7 nights we stayed, on each of these occasions the bed linen was changed and the towels replaced. The cleaner was very sweet and often didn't want to disturb us if we were in the room, hence those who spent long periods of time in their room, may have had them cleaned less. We were in apartment 4 located on the left had side to the pool, we had a view of the pool from the balcony and were extremely content with this. The rooms were quiet at night and remained extremely cool throughout the day.

On Saturday nights the studios, hold a special Greek BBQ night. This night is a must if you are heading to the studios. The night consisted of an amazing spit roast BBQ with all the trimmings, and plenty. A little later, Yanni and his family performed some Greek fire dancing, which everyone was encouraged to join in.

Overall, for the price you pay this hotel it is amazing value, we had a fantastic time and honestly couldn't fault the studios in anyway. They are a perfect location for the old or young. The family should be proud of their hotel, as it is brilliant. We definitely hope to return again in future.

Jen and Anthony
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Highly recommend the Maria Studio/Faros Pool Bar - from the moment we checked in Katerinha could not do enough for us - it was a pleasure to meet her husband Yiannis, they both worked hard to please their guests and the service was first class. We had lovely clean apartment with excellent facilities on second floor overlooking the pool. The food was outstanding here, an abundance of sunbeds and no reserving them which was relaxing, the pool was very inviting. The whole complex was clinically clean. These apartments should be four star, opposite was a bus stop into Corfu Town. These studios are set in an ideal location with beautiful beaches close by. We chatted to loads of lovely regular guests and can see their attraction to return every year because we cannot wait to book up and return ourselves. A huge thanks to this lovely Greek Family for making our holiday just perfect. Do not think any negative reviews on here are justified - there is literally nothing to complain about.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on second floor overlooking the pool, views just spectacular.
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1  Thank Brimfie
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

As a young couple from London our first impressions were that it was going to be a bit to quiet for our likings, but that soon changed the next morning when we were introduced to Yannis!
Him and Katerina made us feel very welcome and made sure we had quite the lively and entertaining holiday, it was excellent!
Great food, great company, amazing views, beautiful beaches!
Our rooms were kept very clean and tidy! Would 100% go back, had an amazing time and would recommend everyone to go there, of all ages!!!
Thanks to Yannis and Katerina!
Jack & Ellie x

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank ellie j
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Had our best holiday ever with Yannis and Katarina end of August 2013. We arrived late at night to a wonderful welcome by Katarina, the accomadation was clean and comfortable, the hosts were magnificent and the food was fantastic (especially Maria's stafido and the full English breakfast.) Location in Paleokastritsa was central which made made walking to various wonderful beaches very easy and the public transport on your doorstep was brilliant if you wanted to travel to Corfu town or venture further around the island. (We found taking public transport to Corfu Town and then changing service bus to Aqualand Corfu very easy.) Well worth the effort was walking up the donkey trail to the Golden Fox in Lakones, spectacular views whilst relaxing in the pool. Yannis was a brilliant host, always making us laugh. Thank you Katarina, Yannis and Maria for the perfect holiday in Paleokastritsa, we will definetely visit again soon. (Sorry for taking four months to write the review!!)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Eirian E
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We have had the most wonderful holidays at Maria studios with Yannis and Katerina ,their hospitality is excellent,the accommodation is so clean and comfortable with air conditioning if you want it,and a lovely swimming pool to cool down in,the food is lovely and Yannis's cocktails are the best,we are going again this July and cannot wait to return to our favourite place,thank you to Yannis and his lovely family,see you soon. Jan and Stuart from Liverpool .

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank everton155
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Additional Information about Maria Studios

Address: Eo24, Paleokastritsa 49083, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Paleokastritsa
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Ranked #1 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Paleokastritsa
Price Range: £30 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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