About Corfu Holiday Palace
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- fitness center
- public wifi
- air conditioning
- dry cleaning
- meeting room
- non smoking rooms
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- concierge desk
- banquet room
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- conference facilities
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- indoor pool
- tennis court
- poolside bar
- tv other russia
- tv channel one russia
- tv rtr planeta russia
22 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
we had a fantastic time
"Service was top notch. We had an issue with our room & noise, and they happily moved us to a bungalow. nothing was too much trouble. My Husband approached the issue in a friendly way - maybe those who had issues in the past did not do that. Food was excellent. The hotel is in a good location, the plane noise is minimal- short flying our in April when we stayed there. Bus stop to Corfu right outside the hotel gateway. Travel to Corfu- return Â£2.40. some fixtures & fittings could be described as "tired", but the hotel has a constant schedule of renovation. Had a great time. Thank you
Note that a lot of hotels on some Greek Islands host high school seniors 5-day Spring Break - ours was one of the 4 in our area that did- they don't use the restaurants however (or did I see them use the pool(s) some of the boys (15 yr old) can get a bit noisy at night."
- Travel date: Thu 14th of April 2016
Hotel Total Apathy/Faulty Towers/Some are happy, MOST are NOT
"We take several holidays abroad each year but this was the worst, most dismal and dangerous room, ever offered. Never have we witnessed so many disatisfied guests complaining to reception that their room was not what they had paid for. The Manageress of this hotel fails to correct recurring issues. The accommodation offered and the meal service falls far short of ANY four star hotel we have EVER known. Any good 4 star hotel should receive many glowing appraisals and no bad appraisals. The Trip Adviser rating for this hotel is a lowly 75th in Corfu, there are direlict and empty hotels close by, will this one be next. "
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of June 2012
A friendly hotel with nice facilities. Full marks for trying. Some aircraft noise.
"This is a comfortable hotel which tries very hard to please. Staff are all very nice. Special mention to Phil, the resident tennis pro.
Tips for residents set out below:
Rooms overlooking the sea (even numbers) are lovely and you can genuinely see the sea. Sunrise over the mountains of Albania off to the left is fantastic and worth getting up for. Rooms facing the lagoon overlook the runway of the airport and there are a few early and late flights, so specify a sea view room if you can when booking. Rooms all have balconies as far as I can tell - they are wide and clean. Aircon in the room switches off when you open the patio door. In our room, the windows ran from wall to wall making the room fell very spacious. No English TV channels but quite a few US films subtitled only into Greek.
Restaurant food is OK - friendly helpful waiting staff and chefs. Breakfast is truly international and will fill you for the day if you wish.
Two pools (salt water outside pool with separate shallow and deep areas), pool in the gym is very deep and, I think chemically treated. Both are immaculately clean with showers alongside. Towels provided at the poolside. Disappointing opening hours of only 10.00 - 18.00 so no early or late swims, but the little lift to the very secluded and shallow sloping beach runs 24-7 with a late opening cafe at the bottom. Even the beach appears to be covered by hotel CCTV so no indiscretions down there at night !
There are no safes in the rooms but you can have a safety deposit box behind Reception (dual key opening) free of charge.
For a better authentic evening of fun, though, leave the hotel and walk 300 metres to the left to Captain George's Taverna (2nd taverna along). Also buy your bottled water at the minimarket next door, not from the minibar in the room. Drinks in the bar quite expensive.
Buses to town run every half hour weekdays and and hourly on Sundays. Blue line 2, stop to the left outside the hotel. Tickets are pre-purchased from the minimart or the hotel kiosk (â¬0.90 on 26/09/2009). If you go into town, you don't return from the same stop. Watch out for the big post office on the opposite side of the road as you come into Corfu town - the return bus stop is next to it. Get the hotel staff to give you a map, which shows the post office on Agios Alexandros.
Wifi in the hotel is v.expensive @â¬5 per hour, BUT there is a free wifi at the Starbucks in the grounds of the hotel and another one in the cafe next door so just ignore this ripoff price.
There was a wedding on the Saturday night we arrived - no rowdiness but it did go on late, so be warned. On the other hand it looked like a picture from a bridal magazine so we forgave the noise.
Taxis come at about 10 minutes notice (no advance booking) - cost to town/airport seems to be what they feel like charging: anything from â¬10-â¬15 but no meter.
I came on business and brought my wife. We intend to return next year for a holiday here."
- Travel date: Sun 27th of September 2009
don't stay there on a Saturday night
"The review "nice location, hopeless staff" is about right. One more thing: at least when we visited, every Saturday there was a party with very loud music outdoors that went on until 2 am. One side of the hotel has windows facing the parking lot; the other faces the beach and has a beautiful view - but if you stay on the beach side, you also get to hear the loud music at maximum volume! The second time his happened we complained at 11 pm. The clerk at the desk said the music would stop at 11:30 pm. It didn't stop. We complained again at midnight and he said the music would stop in half an hour. At 1:30 we went down and raised hell, demanded to speak to the manager.. but when the desk clerk called the manager, the manager said he was busy and hung up on the clerk. At this point the clerk offered us another room, just for the night. It wasn't the clerk's fault: the problem seems to be that this hotel makes money from throwing loud parties every Saturday night, and doesn't give a hoot about whether the guests can sleep.
Also: if you want to see Corfu town, get a hotel in Corfu town, not here."
- Travel date: Sun 20th of September 2009
Beautiful views and very nice hotel
"Been in this hotel this year and was very satisfied. The reception area is large and beautiful and the foyer and restaurant areas have very nice views. The hotel rooms have either a lake/airport view or a seaview. Both views are beautiful and in the lake view you can see planes landing. Rooms are cleaned thoroughly and are quite spacious and the bathroom is quite large. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool with a gymn and an outdoor swimming pool which is quite large. There is a private beach down from the hotel which you go down/up either via stairs or via lift. The private beach is not that great but you can relax down there.
Food is a buffet and is quite good though I expected some more from this 5 star hotel.
The only problem with the location is that Buses to the hotel finish by 10.30 pm so if you go to Corfu Town by night you have to book a taxi (it is not expensive as in Malta - takes you 10 euros from Town to the hotel). Buses pass every 30 minutes except on sundays when its hourly. The area of Canoni has the picturesque Vlaherna and Pontikonissi islands and you can go on the cement road opposite the islands and see the airplanes landing above you.
I recommend it for anyone travelling to Corfu."
- Travel date: Fri 18th of September 2009
Recommended for business travellers
"Very clean and very nice hotel near the city of Corfu.
Recommended for business travellers, due to its location. However, if you require a hotel on a beach, then you will have to look somewhere else. As this hotel is 20-30 minutes drive awaya from the best beaches on the island.
Many congratulations to the chef of the restaurant ! Delicious food."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of August 2009
Supose to be a 5 star hotel
"Went there last week for 7 days. We had paid accomodation for a five star hotel. This hotel can not be rated more than 3 stars. The service was really poor the rooms small and the bed uncomfortable.
The beach behind the hotel was really dirty and 2 kids traveling with us were infected from some insects.
The hotel was full of mosquitoes.
We paid 50 euros for a 45 minutes massage. The lady was leaving all the time and missed almost 10 minutes as she was talking on the phone or answering calls and the other 10 minutes making something called ''face massage'' which was nothing related to a face massage. I could make it to my self for free.
The hotel hasn't got a 24h doctor on call and when my husband got ill we had to call more than 5 doctors to find one who could come to visit us.
At the checkout they charged us 7 euros for drinkd from the mini bar that we never had and 3 euros for drinks we had the 25th of July but we arrived at the hotel the 27th of July.
The food was a buffet but not worth for a 5star hotel and the left overs from the breakfast offering them in salads at dinner.
Terrible hotel, unfriendly people who didn't know what hospitality means!!!"
- Travel date: Fri 7th of August 2009
Decent hotel, good facilities, quiet area, enjoyable stay, watch out for the mosquitos!
"Family of 3 (9 year old son), stayed for 10 days end of July 09, booked accomodation via travelrepublic so got a good deal on the garden room (bungalow). Formerly the Corfu Hilton now owned by Greek firm Aquis, so very popular with Greek mainland visitors and various Eastern European, think we were one of few English, not available via our mainsteam tour operators so not cottoned on. Literally within walking distance of the main airport runway, which might put a few off, but on plus side, if you're doing your own arrangements, transfer is so quick you hardly have time to get your 10 euros out.
Staff were very helpful, room was standard fare for Greece, basic but comfortable and been in smaller, cleaned every day, new towels everyday, no complaints. Electrical fault reported to reception and resolved same day. Curtousy room available free of charge for our late check out, very accomodating.
We had a bungalow with a sea view, once you get used to the airplane noise (particularly frequent on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays), very pleasant, amazing sunset overlooking Mouse Island. 2 Greek wedding receptions on both Saturdays (says something about the standard of the hotel I suppose) went on til quite late, but we'd had enough Metaxxa by midnight to block out the plate smashing and Denis Rousos.
The surrounding area is very quiet, lots of units have closed most probably due to the departure of the Hilton brand. Other than the Starbucks and a newly opened sushi bar (!!) there is very little of note, but the bus is 90 cents to Corfu town and a 10 Euro taxi ride back, where enough entertainment can be found. Bizarrely, there is a 4 lane bowling alley in the basement of the hotel, but is 5 euros a pop, so mostly empty. And a casino in the lobby, which is probably the attraction for those coming from neighbouring countries. Table tennis and a reasonable gym right by the pool, FOC, for when you looking for a break from the constant sunshine. Very steep steps to the beach now not a problem as a 4 man lift has been installed. The beach is private and only 7 euros for 2 beds and a parasol, 10 euros for an hour on a pedalo and some other watersports available although didnt enquire as to cost. The beach bar is expensive mind, 4.20 euros for a large beer, blame Gordon Brown not the hotel!
One thing to bear in mind about Kanoni and Corfu in general is that its a green island so mosquitos are aplenty. I never normally get bitten, but I did this time and its a constant worry, tried every spray and cream available in the local supermarket and nothing seemed to deter the persistant b.gg.rs.
The buffet is repetative, paricularly the breakfast, but thats normal on HB in Europe, so when you're bored/egg bound stomach etc, advise a trip to the Liston in Corfu town for evening meal, if your wallet can manage it. Recommend the pasta at Rex for example. Evening cabaret alternated between a male and a female singer, not that suitable for young families. The hotel bar is so expensive due to the Â£ to Euro, we only stayed one night so cant comment on the quality of their repartee. Free WiFi available within about 10 meters of the main building, so ideal if you've an iTouch or similar.
Overall, for us, ticked most of the boxes, had a very relaxing stay and just about beat the credit crunch as cut out the tour operator. Shame not so many English have found it, maybe that'll change after my glowing review. Would recommend it to couples definately and maybe those families like us who are fairly self sufficient and not reliant on laid on entertainment. Cant fault the weather in July in Corfu, its simply is tan-tastic."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of July 2009
Nice Hotel although VERY expensive
"We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights and enjoyed our stay.
but we found it very noisey as the room we had was facing the runway,so we could sit on the balcony and watch the planes come and go(ok if your a plane enthusiast) it did spoil it a little.The staff were very good,as was the food, but we did find that it was excessively expensive in and around the hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of July 2009
"Now this is worth it just for the view. Meals were also good great, piano bar. The climb down to the beach was pretty steep though. Starbucks just a short walk away for those who need their fix."
- Travel date: Sat 25th of July 2009
Nice location, hopeless staff
"I would not recommend to stay at this hotel, esp. when there are so many others around. The staff at this hotel were rude, defensive and made us feel like we were a real nuisance in their hotel. Even asking for a map at reception on our first day was a problem - "you want a map!" we were asked accusingly, as if we had just asked for a golden elephant. The maids were polite but the reception and restaurant staff were incredibly rude. The hallways and foyers were often hot and uncleaned. Airconditioning was intermittent. Internet is only available at incredibly expensive rates in the foyer. No tea or coffee making, or ironing facilities in the rooms. Not even a clock. Guy downstairs in the giftshop was abominably rude, if you could push past the smoke to get into his shop. Walking up and down the driveway to reach the road outside was dangerous, No area for walkers, only very fast cars. However, hotel had a nice view if you were on the seaside and George (porter) seemed to be the only friendly face in the entire building. If you want to feel like a guest and not a nuisance, stay at another hotel."
- Travel date: Sat 25th of July 2009
"Just back from a two week holiday to Parga. Came over to Corfu for 2 days for my husband to take aircraft photos. For that purpose the hotel was good as the rooms either have a seaview, or lake/runway view. We were on the 6th floor, so he was happy! The hotel was clean & has lots of facilities, indoor & outdoor pool, casino, 4 lane bowling, tennis & pool table. What lets it down is the quality of the food, both at breakfast & dinner it was barely warm & not a huge choice. Also the surrounding area is quite rundown, with closed shops & bars. On the plus side there is a regular bus service into Corfu town. For our purpose it was fine, but I would't like to stay there for a week."
- Travel date: Tue 16th of June 2009