Our son works with Andy (at sailingholidays.com, also highly recommended) and suggested that we stay at the Hotel Avra when we went to visit him for four days in October. I wouldn't have chosen to stay in Benitses, but it turned out to be a decision which turned a short break into a real holiday.
Sarah-Jane arranged our car hire, gave us directions on how to reach the hotel, lent us a really good road map and suggested some brilliant locations for us to visit. On our first night we were bothered by mosquitoes and she provided bug killers, a choice of insect repellent and lots of helpful advice. She even found a room for our son for two nights at very short notice.
As others have said, this really is like staying with friends, albeit friends who are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.
We were there in October when the weather is not too hot and things are quiet, so I can't say what it might be like in high summer.
I've stayed in many hotels over the years, some of them with lots of stars, but I would confidently put the Hotel Avra up there with the very best. I'd love to go back in spring and make some time to walk in the hills behind the town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Avra is in the coastal resort of Benitses, situated just 12 kms south of the main town of Corfu, Greece. The hotel is just 50 m from the beach and 200 m from the centre of the village, with its shops, tavernas and bars. The hotel has twin, double and family rooms which have just been partly re-furbished. The rooms all have private shower rooms, fridge, kettle, TV and either a fan or A/C. There is a dining area on the ground floor where the light buffet style breakfast is served and a reception area with free wi-fi internet connection. The local bus stop is right outside giving excellent service to Corfu town and the surrounding areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Avra Corfu, Ionian Islands