I visited this hotel at the end of June beginning of July. We arrived late because of the French air traffic strike and were given a room in a lower category to the one we booked. Not a good beginning but in the light of day we were rapidly and efficiently moved to a superior room on a higher floor and so got to see just how great the sea views are from all levels. The superior room is comparable to a Good Holiday Inn but has a nice balcony with sea views but forget the tea and coffee making facilities they don't exist.The hotel say they would never sell their own coffee.
Breakfast is a scrum and supplies very variable unripe nectarines peaches one minute there will be melon another bananas just the luck of the draw. Uninteresting bread, eggs depend on how long they've sat in the buffet. One day there will be bacon another horrible sausages. no continuity. All drinks are also self service and dispensed from a Nescafe machine creating long queues as guests have to repeatedly press the buttons to get a pot full of coffee. Such a shame because it puts guests off trying Dinner which is completely different.
Dinner is a civilised waiter service event. A good value for money pleasant four course menu with fish meat and veggie options but veggie seemed limited to omelette rather often. Waiters and waitresses are cheery pleasant and efficient what's happened since the miserable sour lot at breakfast?
There are also a number of local Tavernas all much the same but pleasant to visit.
Now little niggles that irritate and could be corrected at little expense. Paper napkins are useless , there are never paper towels in the toilets but the dispenser is there. One wet towel lies by the basin all day. Staff at reception are often unwelcoming unhelpful and uninform=med giving misinformation about the once a week courtesy bus to Corfu Town (ONCE A WEEK that's right.)The hotel hand out says they change money but if you try they say they don't. But if you persist they do. Ah well its the currency crisis!
Down on the beach the atmosphere is lively pleasant and welcoming the beach bar serves good food and drink and must have the cleanest washrooms in the country. A pleasure.
Would I return. Yes but it could be so much pleasanter with a few tweaks and staff remembering that in fact their jobs depend on customer satisfaction. Yes I know the public are a pain but don't tell them if you work in a hotel. At least don't let it show.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Akrotiri Beach
- Akrotiri Beach Paleokastritsa
- Akrotiri Beach Hotel Paleokastritsa, Corfu