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26 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"I booked a week at the Aghios Gordios and paid a single premium. The hotel, situation and village were all good as I expected but the single room was dark, overlooked from public areas and on the route to several other rooms, meaning people were walking past the window day and night. There were only two sockets in the whole room and very little natural light. It faced the rear of the kitchen and suffered from noise from there and an outside entertainment area. Due to problems with the plumbing I was moved after three days to a lovely twin room in another block with no problems at all. It seems very unfair that single holidaymakers routinely pay extra for reduced facilities."
- Travel date: Sat 16th of July 2005
Disappointing for a 4-star Hotel
"We have just returned from a very disappointing week at a supposedly four-star hotel. On the first night of arrival after a very long journey my partner had to kill several ants that were on the floor and walls in the room, this was the first of what turned out to be a regular occurrance and we also found a flea in the bed after it had been changed. There was also hidden charges regarding the TV remote, in-room safe and beach towels. Excursions were disappointing and overpriced, however due to the seclusion of the hotel unless you hire a car this is probably the only way to see much of the island. The food was awful with little variety and very poor quality. The only redeeming feature about this hotel was the view and the beach."
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of July 2005
A relaxing place
"just got back from an excellent week at the Aghios Gordios Hotel. I can strongly recommend it with the following proviso - you must be fit! there are lots of steps and hills wherever you go. Superb beach, clear warm sea and reasonably priced restaurants in abundance.Evening meals at the hotel were buffet style which were ok but drinks were pricey, staff and room were faultless."
- Travel date: Sat 25th of June 2005
"We have just returned from 12 nights stay at the Ag Gorfios Hotel. We originally were hoping for a holiday in Gran Canaria but were unable to get a booking, so the Travel Agent suggested Corfu, so never having been there before we decided to give it a try.
The Hotel was great, the staff were very friendly and being on the wrong side of 50 we found the lack of children very relaxing.
The views from the room were stunning and the village very quaint.
We went on the day trip to Albania and the ruins of Butrinti and thought it was excellent value at 55 euros each.
The Thomson Entertainment staff, Laura and Jenny were always available for a chat and for keeping our spitits up when the weather turned stormy.
On the whole we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, and will return again some day."
- Travel date: Wed 20th of October 2004
Peace and relxing
"September 2004. Having read some of the reviews after booking I waswondering if we had made a big mistake but that was not the case. We found the hotel excellent, staff friendly and the Thomson reps excellent and were always around. Yes there was a hike from the beach which was indicated in the brochure, but as we did not have much other exercise this was o.k. with us. The beach was excellent and very clean and very peaceful. The accommodation was good as was the food - All round a very enjoyable holiday"
- Travel date: Thu 30th of September 2004
Like a SAGA coach trip
"Made the mistake of thinking Thompson Gold meant no kids and better quality hotel etc should read no kids must be over 50 (we are in our mid 30s so not exactly ravers). Hotel was average food was disgusting tried it on the 1st night (set meal times, refectory stile, very Butlins) and then ate out the rest of the time. Richards down the hill would have been far more intimate and with much better food. Corfu is gorgeous, hire yourself a car and travel around, find good beaches and visit Corfu town. Warning UNDER 50s DO NOT STAY HERE. Oh and did I mention the evening entertainment... think saturday night at the paladium"
- Travel date: Fri 20th of August 2004
"We stayed at the Argos Gordios from 1st - 8th August 2004. From the very beginning it proved to be one of the best holidays we had ever spent.
It was our first Thomson Gold and if this is an example it came out tops. The bedroom was large with a huge double bed, private double balcony with a beautiful view of the sea. The staff were all friendly and welcoming with always a smile. Admittedly there were lots of steps but we had been warned so allowed a little more time. The hotel is a bit like a "tardis" seems to open up more each day but that's half of the fun finding your way around. When we ventured down to the village it seemed easier to come back by way of the beach - prettier that way. Emma and Jenni, together with all the Thomson reps were fantastic, and were always cheerful and happy to have a chat and be there if needed. The Gold Tour around the island was second to none, Elene the guide kept us all amused, and her friendly way of calling us "her children" and knowledge was something not to be missed. The aqua aerobics and daily quiz round the pool were a great way of getting to know other guests. The meals were good, lots of variety and dining in the the A La Carte Restaurant made you feel pampered and special. The evening entertainment was very professional and the shows put on by both the Thomson Reps and resident and visiting groups were fantastic. For us our last evening spent watching Sid Little of Little and Large fame was the perfect end to a great holiday. We will certainly be returning."
- Travel date: Sun 15th of August 2004
the best holiday ever
"Just returned from the Agios Gordios Hotel and can truly say it was the best holiday I've ever had. After 14 days away I'm normally ready for home but I wanted to stay there forever. The hotel is set in the most beautiful location with stunning views. We booked a superior room and it was well worth the extra. We had flowers, fruit and wine in our room on arrival, (the flowers were changed regularly) also we had slippers and a bathrobe each. The room was really nice with towel and linen change every day. The food was good, nothing fancy but it was just to our taste. We expected the drinks to be really expensive from reading previous reviews but they weren't too bad. 5 euros for a pint of beer and a generous glass of white wine. The local bars were cheaper, we went to Yiammas bar just opposite the Mad Greek. There is a lot of walking and it's steep but I enjoyed that ( i could walk off all the food and wine.) There were a few people who said that the hotel wasn't up to the usual standard of Thomson Gold hotels but I think that Greece in general is a little behind in some respects and that maybe the hotels are more luxurious in other places but we found it to be absolutley fine. I really recommend this hotel and the village of Agios Gordios. The locals are really friendly and are genuinley pleased to see you. It's a perfect place to go and relax and I'm really pleased that Greece won Euro 2004. I just wish I'd been there for the final because the atmospere was fantastic for the semi's."
- Travel date: Sun 4th of July 2004
Another great holiday
"We have just returned from our 7th year at the Aghios Gordios Hotel. Another great holiday. Have already booked for 2005. I find some of the comments made in previous reports hard to believe. The hotel is just fine. People have to remember that Greek plumbing is not up to our standard, and that the fact that the roads around the hotel are hilly. But the latter is mentioned in the guide, so you were warned. The food this year was as good as any year, we did find the drinks more expensive, but as others did, we tend to drink in the local small bars where there is a great atmosphere. The reps were very helpful, we never book any trips having been to the island so many times, except for the Corfu by night which is amazing (despite being dragged round the shops...) the city comes alive and people watching becomes the order of the day. The staff at the Agios Gordios are always polite, helpful and amusing from the cleaners right through to the management. Particular thanks to Martina, Fotis, and of course Dimitris, Fotis's right hand man! If you are looking for a relaxing holiday just lazing around, where there is a beautiful beach and a gorgeous blue sea, try the Agios Gordios Hotel. If you want to moan, stay in England"
- Travel date: Sun 27th of June 2004
Cruise on dry land
"The Agios Gordios hotel is run by Thomson Gold. This means no children but it also means mostly Brits and being organised if you wish.
Be prepared for either a steep hill walk to the hotel from the village or steps from the beach. The hotel complex is right on the shoreline, each room having a balcony seaview and subsequent sunset view. Some rooms are separate from the hotel in bungalow style which means that steep walk for some to get to the restaurant - a little inconvenient if it happens to rain, which it does occasionally. There are some nice walks through olive groves in the locality but be prepared for hilly climbs. In May the island is very pretty with wild flowers everywhere and fireflies after dark. The Thomson reps worked hard with organised events during the day, many round the pool, and entertainment in the evening. There are 2 sittings for dinner, the earlier one being the one to go for if you want to reserve your seat for the evening entertainment. The food is OK and a visit to the a la carte restaurant by invitation only is very enjoyable. A hire car is worthwhile but be prepared for narrow roads with few barriers against steep drops. Road maps are unhelpful as all roads lead to Kerkyra, road signs are mostly in Greek and you can easily find yourself in a village with very narrow streets. Corfiots are very pleasant, many speak good English and like you to attempt a Greek greeting. Corfu is a very pretty island but it is people like us who are going to spoil it if someone doesn't take control of tourism and excess building."
- Travel date: Thu 27th of May 2004
This is not a good star rating hotel -Thompson rating 4+ Our rating 2 if that!
"We have just got back from a very disappointing fortnights holiday at the above hotel. Stayed all inclusive booked through Thompson's
Food very poor - Most of it looked as if it had been recycled from the night before.
Food EXTREMELY SALTY We have never tasted anything so salty, the soup tuna salad included - the food was inedible.
Drinks - Cocktails and beer both watered down Beer was undrinkable.
Had to pay for bottles of water in the shop.
The pool area which services loads of people daily only has one toilet for each gender by 11am every morning the toilets were disgusting.
The beach bar was dirty and unhygienic. One afternoon I sat on one of the cushioned seats having a drink. I was bitten five times on my back by something!I didn't sit down in there again!
The beach was disgusting we couldn't get on to the first bit of beach as it was covered in slimy black seaweed. On the rest of the beach the sunbeds were never cleaned the sand wasn't raked or any rubbish picked up
The other bars further up the beach raked their areas and cleaned and tided up the sunbeds every night, the hotel did nothing for the whole fortnight!
The evening entertainment very poor. Felt sorry for the poor guy doing the disco he has to continually download songs off u tube?
We felt like we were treated second class customers
We both had diarrhea the whole holiday.
And all this for Â£3100 !
Needless to say we will not be going back! "
- Travel date: Thu 31st of July 2014
description of hotel misleading the customer
"We had a very disappointing experience: 1 out of 3 restaurant listed was opened, the food variety and quality was very poor :same ingredients from breakfast to diner being recycled and always same food cooked badly and a really little choice. The cocktails were made of water instead of juice. The lifts breaking down all the time and opening in very unsafely way (pictures taken to prove it). The staff was not really helpful or friendly and not aware of anything happening in the hotel or in the village. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Only good thing was the view from the room. Thompson was aware of many people complaining in the hotel with us this week but did not compensate for our disappointment!"
- Travel date: Tue 24th of July 2012