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“After 10 Years” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Argo Studios
Ranked #1 of 16 Benitses B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wilberfoss, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“After 10 Years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Just returned from spending a marvellous 12 days with Spiros, Anne and Sophia in this beautiful Greek establishment for the 10th year. As ever The service and hospitality was 1st class. Treated like part of their family with nothing being to much to make your stay enjoyable.
A quick email to Anne with your details and flight times ensures organization of taxis from the airport and any special requests.
Food and drink are Anne and Spiros Speciality.
Thanks our good friends for a great time again.
Beryl + Keith Laverack

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

this is my 2nd time at the argos hotel. I found it just has good has the first time 2 years ago.The friendlyness and help from ann and spiros is 2nd to none. the food is very very good and the hotel is kept spotless. I can recomend the argo to any of my friends and family.We were sailing in corfu but had had to leave early due to one of the freinds i was with, had a problem with a family illnes in the uk.We had to change rooms for the rest of the crew who were unable to carry on sailing. This would in some cases have called for some huffing and puffing at some hotels. Ann and spiros took it in their stride, and made everything seem like little effort to help in our dilema. I hope to be returning with my wife next year. Yamas Spiros

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank owmuch
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We stayed at Argo, myself with my two children and my partner, for just four nights in August 2013 after spending time on a yacht with family. The hotel came recommended by my dad and step mum as they regularly visit to eat, drink and use the facilites there. The pool is lovely....perfect for children, the rooms were basic but very clean, the balconies overlook the pool and have pretty hanging baskets and the hospitality is excellent. It has a quiet, peaceful feeling about it yet its bang in the middle of the town and 3 minutes walk from the beach. Ann, Spiro and Sophia are friendly and accomodating and we would like to thank them for a lovely stay. I'm sure we'll see them all next year!

Room Tip: They're all good rooms but I hear the top apartment is best!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Skelmersdale, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Just home after ten days at the Argo studios and I echo most of the other positive comments. Firstly, lets remember that this is a 2 star Greek apartment ( very basic but spotless). It is the service that gives it the 5 star rating. Family run, spiros and his family run a wonderful establishment, wife Ann doing the cooking, daughter Sophia running bar etc. Spiros is front of house where he is most comfortable, chatting to customers, always a joke and a genuine interest in the well being of his patrons. He works tirelessly keeping the pool spotless, running errands etc..
You will receive a warm welcome on arrival and good service will continue throughout your stay. You get the impression Spiros wants you to love Benitses as well as his hotel, which is a beautiful haven in the old village.
And now a little about Benitses. A beautiful fishing village, there is a lovely sand/shingle beach running along it as well as the usual little tourist shops, car hire places etc. There are enough tavernas for you to try a different one each evening, as well as gyros and creperie take aways. Boat trips can be arranged from the new harbour, but you will be bussed down to messonghi or corfu town to pick the boat up. The trips seem to be several hours round trip to parga on the mainland or Albania. Would be nice to see boats across to corfu town, or beach bbq short cruises. many holidaymakers said the same thing, so corfiots with boats take note, you are missing a trick here.!
Would I return? yes probably and the Argo has repeat visitors year after year. Think Greek food, Demis Roussos in the background (really) friendly locals and sparkling sea. This is a place for relaxation. If you want English breakfast cafes, sky sports and disco bars don't come here because you wont find it. Go to Kavos instead.
Derek and Sue.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We don't / didn't know Spiros or his family before going, and were a little suspicious of the overwhelmingly great reviews. After spending two weeks there in August - easy five stars.
Whilst it is a basic hotel, the fact that it is set just back from the strip in old town, and with it's own swimming pool and peaceful oasis-like sitting area, makes it a great place to relax.
The hospitality is great. Spiros works his socks off every day, morning to night. But he never forgets to make sure you're looked after. And Anne and Sophia similarly make sure you get what you need without any fuss.
The food really is good. For me, the best Stifado on the island ( I admit I only tried 3). And the sardines were brilliant.
Do ask for a room overlooking the pool as you can then have breakfast on the balcony with a view of the pool and vines (and probably Spiros working to get things ready for the day!)
Benitses is now a real family place. Plenty kids in the strip in the late evening. And the strip is set back from the road a little so it's relaxing. But there's still a good buzz, with none of the louts around to spoil it. Further up the road there's a couple of decent places (Big Bite has big, cheap and good if not great food).
Last word - would we recommend Argo. Absolutely. Having looked around for two weeks when there, if I was going to Benitses, I'd go back here, no question.
Thanks again Anne, Sophia and Spiros.
Yammas!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We have just returned form a fantastic week at Argo - thank you Ann and Spiro for your hospitality. We would love to return soon and will book direct rather than through a travel agent next time as misled about air conditioning charges - not the fault of the owners but watch out for this at time of booking. Don't hesitate to bypass an agent as Ann and Spiro will take care of your every need before and during your trip. The apartments are very basic but very clean and are best viewed as just a place to sleep and have breakfast. Room with a balcony overlooking the pool is best - we grateful for Ann's personal attention in our request for a room at the front and also booking taxis for our transfers. Nothing is too much trouble. We borrowed a beach brolly, pack of cards and several novels from their extensive holiday book collection. Very peaceful and part of a real village rather than a 'resort' which we like. Pool and restaurant both fantastic and Ann cooks the best steak and moussaka on the island! Plenty of nice tavernas a few minutes away and no noisy bars or discos at all! Benitses is sleepy and understated in a good way. A small stony beach in the village suited us perfectly - clear warm water for swimming and cheap sun loungers - not pretty like some of the other resorts but much less crowded and unspoilt as a result - beer and gyros for lunch 50 metres away! Local villagers all very friendly and shops / tavernas keen to look after you. Easy to hire a car and explore the island and visit the beauty spots. Boat trip to Paxos with Ionian Cruises the only disappointment of the holiday - very crowded making a 5 hour round trip on the boat unpleasant with not enough seating and awful toilets - at time of booking led to believe the trip was an hour each way.

very highly recommend Argo apartments - thank you Ann and Spiro for a brilliant holiday :)

Room Tip: overlooking the pool on the second floor
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Clare S
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

A wonderful,peaceful week spent at Argo.Anne was kind enough to organise transfers to and from the airport for me and as a solo traveller was very much appreciated.As soon as I stepped out of the taxi I was greeted warmly and shown quickly to my room,no waiting to sort paperwork out or hanging around whilst the room was being prepared which puts most hotel chains in the shade.

The room was lovely,overlooking the pool and vine clad restaurant below,clean and comfortable with a shaded canopy on the balcony,which I made full use of during my stay.
I ate in the restaurant several times and each meal was delicious and plentiful,on the last night I had Annes fillet steak in a mushroom sauce which was wonderful and her chips were to die for !

Argo is well situated in that it is set slightly back from the busy tavernas and tourist shops and is just off the main coastal road and up a quaint winding lane.Easily accessible on foot to local shops,tourist information centre,local buses,marina and beach.

A lot of thought has gone into Argo from the inflatables round the pool for the litlies to use,dart boards for the teens,sun hats for guests to wear which are quirkily dotted about in trees ! There is even an extensive library full of books and magazines which I thought was a very NOVEL idea ! And when the sun goes down the numerous candles are lit around the eating area which gives the place a magical feel.

Anne,Spiros,Sophia and Jenny all worked brilliantly as a team,striking the right balance of being kind, friendly and helpful without being intrusive towards their guests.So much so I shall be back next year :-)

Respect to you all at Argo

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Argo Studios
Address: Old Village, Benitses 490 84, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Benitses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Benitses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Argo Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small self catering hotel and pool bar with food at the heart of the quaint village of Benitses in Corfu. The village is centrally situated on the East Coast of Corfu, with Corfu Town and the Airport easily accessible within twenty minutes. ... more   less 
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