16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Basic but okay
"The hotel was very basic. the rooms where clean and presentable but extremly small and by the end of the week we felt like two hampsters in a cage. We also faced a wall and some olive trees that just attracted the wasps.
We had one meal at the hotel which was okay and we ate out for the other 6 nights.
The breakfast was the worst part of the holiday as in the end we didn't bother getting up. All you got was tea or coffee, bread, butter, jam,horrible cereal, goat milk and if you are lucky a piece of cheese. (If you go B&B Dont as it's better to pop down the front and get something more apertising then what's given)
There was never enough sunloungers so it was a fight to get the last one.
If you like a late drink in the bar, don't bother as anything like a coctail was out of the question after 11pm as the night porter had no idea, but he was a sweet man.
The best place we found that was near was a fish restaurant that was along the beach towards no where, you come to one fish restaurant which had great views as you sit on the front and you can watch the sunset. The next fish restaurant was better but is a further walk up a beaten track. (TAKE A TORCH)
Becareful of the wasps as they are everywhere. Also they are some horrible lizards that are harmless but will make you jump if you are anything like me.
If you like a bit of hustle and bustle then Sidari is the nearest place to go and if you like your fish or lobster then go to Pesce Fresco which is a taverna in outer of the town over little bridge with ducks in it. Also a fab cheap Italian restaurant that was surperb.
You must go on Theo's Boat BBQ It was a highlight to our holiday and it is a must. It cost us 78 Euros for the two of us with a proper BBQ on a beautiful sandy beach., Worth every penny.
We had a great holiday but we would never return to Theo's. Everything else made our holiday not the hotel or people."
- Travel date: Thu 28th of December 2006
The little hotel with a big heart
"We have just returned from a 7 night break at the Hotel Theo.
As soon as we arrived at reception Theo made us feel welcome it was like becoming a member of a new family!
Although the rooms were basic and the bathroom very small it was adequate considering it's classed as a small and friendly Hotel. The only drawback was the lack of a hook to hang the shower head on the wall, a towel rail, and an addition of chairs in the room would of been nice.
The option of eating in the restaurant was a treat in itself as the food and service was superb.
Everyone seemed to get along with one another and Theo always made sure you had a seat in the evening and were not left out. We even had a bat come into the bar one evening and a hornet in the restaurant which added to the excitement.
All in all it was a lovely relaxing break in a nice laid back resort and we will certainly be returning in the future.
D&L Swaffham, Norfolk."
- Travel date: Thu 5th of October 2006
A Very Nice Experience
"This hotel is one of those places that once you've been there, you will want to return. I read all the reviews before booking and it was obvious that people return time and time again so I thought it must be good. Well we were'nt disappointed, and although the rooms are basic and small you soon adapt to your surroundings.
The hosts Theo and Elena are very warm and welcoming and the food is by far the best on the island. We have been to corfu many times but have yet to find food as nice as what Elena's mum cooks.
The walk to the beach is a ten minute stroll away and consists of several tavernas. Try the hotdogs in the Katoi bar, for 4 euros you get the biggest sausage, wrapped in bacon served with onions, tomato and lettuce in a roll that takes some eating.
If you go to the beach on the right hand side look for the Panorama Taverna by Aristos supermarket for a really good cheap menu which is ideal to spend an hour away from the beach and enables a spot of people watching.
Getting back to the hotel! Theo is a whisky expert and has a vast selection of fine malts and often likes to share one with you "Free of charge". Elena is very hospitable and witty and appreciates a bit of banter. Both are very nice genuine people who will do all to make your stay enjoyable.
The resort is very quiet so don't expect wild nights and disco bars or karaoke. If you truly want to unwind and enjoy good food then the Theo Hotel is a must.
I will mention though that the walk back from the beach will get the lungs working as it is a bit of a steep climb in parts, but you can reward yourself with a nice drink in the bar back at the hotel.
I would rate this as one of the friendliest hotels we've ever stayed at in Greece."
- Travel date: Thu 14th of September 2006
Friendly Small Hotel in an Unspoilt resort
"Booked a cheap week with Thomson in the resort of Agios Georgios North West in Corfu after reading various reviews on various sites.
We had a fantastic hliday, for the princely sum of Â£642 for the two of us for the hotel, flights and transfers, and the flights were at lovely times - 0830 outbound, 1430 returning, landing at 1540. Flights left and landed early both times.
Theo's is a small (30-ish?) rooms in a lovely quiet location set about 800 metres from the beach, with a bus stop right outside. Hotel is up a slight incline, with the last 100 metres being slightly steeper, but all on a tarmac road that is well-lit at night.
The rooms were very clean but basic as is common for Greece - tile floors, simple furnishings, but clean, sweet smelling towels and linen, ample wardrobe and a lovely patio area, most with stunning views of the verdant Corfiot countryside. The bathroom was very small, which didn't bother me too much, but was more of an issue for my 6ft 1" partner, however, you don't spend that much time in there! The size of the room is the only reason I haven't given Theo's 5 stars.
Breakfast - you would never go hungry but it did get a little 'samey' after a while - bread, yoghourt, muesli, honey, tea, coffee, orange squash, fruit cocktail and cold meats (the last two not every day). However, you could order a 'full English' if you wanted to, and these were on offer everywhere in the resort if you want to sit by the beach for breakfast. Saying that, Theo's restaurant has stunning views of the sea, and countryside.
Owners and staff - all extremely friendly and helpful. Not surprisingly, people return year after year and the hotel has won many awards from Thomson.
Pool - lovely pool with great views and its own snack bar open 12-4.
Hotel bar - open 24 hours
Exchange - Theo and Elena will change money for you, and no commission, and it worked out at 1.4 Eu to the Â£ while I was there, which was better than the 1.42 Eu plus Â£2.99 commission I paid in England and much easier. We did this because there was no cashpoint (ATM) in Agios Georgios, nearest one in Agros, 5k away but we didn't hire a car and we ran out of time to walk there, though it's achievable.
Resort - not the liveliest but fabulous beach and views and just what we wanted. Liveliest bar we found was the Katoi, and despite my advancing (!) years I enjoyed chilling to some Euphoric music watching the fantastic sunsets. This was the first time we didn't have ONE duff meal on a Greek island, although I would say there were less 'Greek' restaurants, but it was a lot cheaper than I expected - the walk to the Fisherman's Taverna (not Benie's but the far one) was worth it, with a meal for two from 25 Euros - we spent 50 but we went the whole hog and that was the most we spent, the cheapest meal was 25 Euros for two, including wine, starters, mains, desset). Recommend the Moonlight Restaurant just down the road from the hotel, and the Symposium halfway down the resort, and the Katoi bar for the Schulmberger lager which was excellent.
Walking - we did some spectacular walks, including about 16 miles in total on one day, up to Angelokastro via Makrades, Prinilas and Pagi on the way back. Superb views - consult www.agiosgeorgios.co.uk to see for yourself!"
- Travel date: Thu 14th of September 2006
Excellent small and friendly hotel
"After 12 visits we always find Theo's Hotel much more than than a place to stay. It is more like a big friendly house and in a lovely spot with great views. The rooms are just right for the rated Class and are always well cleaned.
The home cooked traditional Greek food is lovely and Theo's pizzas are out of this world. It is B&B basis (Continental breakfasts) but the choice of food laid out for breakfasts is far more than we have found elsewhere.
The pool is an absolute dream for a dip or relaxing with a book, always clean with glorious views.
The bar and lounge atmosphere is great with a few locals and ex-staff popping in for a drink or a meal. For entertainment the weekly Greek night is lovely without being rowdy."
- Travel date: Sun 4th of September 2005
2 weeks at Hotel Theo
"I had a fab two weeks at Hotel Theo, the people were so friendly. Our room was very clean, the cleaners came everyday, but it was small and basic. Our bathroom was also tiny, but it was ok.
The breakfast was uninspiring and lacked variety.
The pool area was very clean, but there was only a few comfortable sunbeds, the rest were hard plastic ones!!
The Greek night was really fun, if you stay at the hotel you should definetly go to it and join in.
The resort was great, there were some lovely place to eat in great beach front locations. The food was really tasty.
The Butterfly Bar was great =)
Nearby Arrillas beach was lovely and sandy so if you have a car you should go there.
You should also definetly visit Corfu Town."
- Travel date: Sat 13th of August 2005
"Been to this hotel over 20 times. Fantastic atmosphere, very friendly, but not intrusive. You can chill out on your own or enjoy the company of Theo , his wife Elena and their family. The food is the best in the area. Once a week you are entertained by Greek music and dancing.
The rooms are spotlessly clean, and the walks to local villages sceinic. The beach is a 10 minute stroll away. Theo and Elena are happy to discuss, and direct you to areas of interest, and will even arrange transport to those further away. An ideal hotel situated in an ideal location if you are looking for a relaxing time."
- Travel date: Tue 7th of September 2004
Theo and his Whiskey
"Small with a big warm welcome from the boss.Nothing is to much trouble the food excellent with great sunset views to boot. ask Theo about his Whiskey and step back. Even Tony the night porter is up for a laugh!"
- Travel date: Sat 29th of November 2003
Lovely quiet and friendly Hotel
"We have visited Theo's Hotel 6 times now and many guests return even more times. Set in the small uncommercialised resort of beautiful Agios Georgios North all guests are impressed by the friendly homely atmosphere. Lovely traditional home cooked Greek food and a beautiful pool. Only opened 10 years ago the Hotel has won Thomsons Gold Award, based on guests reports, for the last 9 years!
Theo has his own web page."
- Travel date: Wed 25th of September 2002
would go back in a heartbeat!
"This a beautiful hillside hotel, i went in 2009 & I am now looking to go back again. This hotel is run spectacular by the family...i would go back in a heartbeat. I couldn't fault the hotel for anything. We have even kept in touch on Facebook. "
- Travel date: Sat 16th of August 2014
"After reading the last review it can.t be the same hotel cos we were there at the same time,we have been there 5 times over a few years and have booked again for next year i know its sad but that's how good it is we have never done this anywhere else.and i must say Theo and Elena the owners cannot do enough for you,i think the last person who put the review on is a born moaner cos the hotel is in the country hill side and you get birds and animals that's whats so good about the hotel its not a horrible 5 star but a small and very friendly hotel which we and hundreds of others keep going back too."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of September 2012
We will never go back to this hotel
"We stayed at this hotel from the 18-25th june 2012.b-b for 7 nights.
Reading these reviews we cannot believe we stayed at the same hotel.
Our room was 210, where we had a 3 nightmare nights. Inside the balcony roof was an infestation of bats!!which resulted in bat droppings all over the balcony floor, our bath and beach towels and swimware.
The noise from these bats was horrendous from 10-30 pm until 6-40 am.
After these 3 nights we had headaches from lack of sleep and high blood pressure and big stress.We have photographic evidence.
There was no ventilation in the shower room because the electric conections to a previous fan was terminated and the vent hole filled in. the silicon around the shower tray and up the wall was all mouldy.
We compained to Theo and Elena and his responce was about the bat problem was " it's only nature" they said they didn't know about it.We said this was a health problem because bats transfer a lot of diseases.
We didn't believe them because we saw many of the same bat droppings in the upstairs corridor.After our complaints Theo's remedy to the problem was to go out and buy a tin of expanding foam which he then sprayed into the nest holes therefore trapping whatever there was inside.He should have got it disinfected by the proper people professionaly.He then went on to let this appartment to some other unfortunate guests.
After 3 nights of this hell they moved us to another room.From this room the veiw was nice but the neighbour next to us had birds nests clinging to the balcony ceiling which resulted in the birds making loud noises as they swooped through our balcony to the next balcony to feed the chicks this at 4-30 am.
The so called breakfast consisted of processed cheese and ham squares
only white bread , no toast,only pg tips tea bags, corn flakes , thick greek yogurt and not nice orange juice that was the choice.
The chairs after the evening meals were not cleaned properly and still greasy.
The lounge wasn't big enough and it had the only tv in the hotel and was full of people smoking .
Corfu is a great place to visit and the people we met in the tavernas were wonderful We would go back to Corfu but not to this hotel.
The views from the hotel were great but the hotel needs to be refurbished
Even the pictures on the walls were of terrible taste, not views of corfu but of a wilderbeast, our friends had one of a fox standing in the snow!
I think Theo and Elena should spend some money to make the hotel inside more appealing and keep a space for smokers only."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of July 2012