Koulouris Beach Hotel
76 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
TOP HOTEL AND LOCATION
"after reading reviews and seeing a few pics of the place, we were abit wary. however they cudnt be more wrong!
there were a few problems but there were more good than bad.
we arrived in corfu around 12am, our coach dropped up off and we didnt have a clue where we where, the hotel we got dropped off at turned out to be the sister of koulouris and where told the security of our hotel would come pick us up. 4 of us with 4 suitcase's had to fit in a lil car to just around the corner. when we arrived we where took to our rooms, which where not together like we asked and one of which were not what we had paid for. we were ment to be in 2 studios yet somehow they hadnt sorted our rooms and 2 of us got put in what looked like a shed! next day however we got moved to another studio.
also u wil basically get harrased to pay for a locker to put ur passport and money in, i wouldnt of bothered as rooms are safe enough.
i would advise if you go to this hotel to book a studio, as there is a block of rooms which are rubbish.
the overall grounds are fab, although it were over grown on our stay, they decided on our last day to trim around everywhere ha.
maid is a bit cr**, came twice in 12 days, didnt clean our sheets or give us fresh towels so we decided to raid her cupboard and change them ourselves. all she does is sweep the floor.
food is really nice here.
pool is very clean and tidy, so is the beach which is private and free to use sunloungers,
there is a very close water sports area next to hotel.
nightlife is MAD, although the quickest way to get to it is on the beach which can be very dark. so DO take a tourch. and don't walk alone.
staff are VERY friendly.
overall it is a very clean hotel not to close so you're awake all night and not to far to walk to and from the main nightlife.
just make sure you take a tourch and you'll be fine :) x"
- Travel date: Wed 8th of September 2010
"Just home after fantastic week in the Koulouris beach, grounds lovely its like your own little village lovely grounds and pool and right on privat beach. weather fanatastic staff Thomas and maria and funny chef all do anything to make your stay a happy one. 5 mins along beach to mad nightlife and very safe any hour of the night or early morning ;-). really fab food and drink and really cheap. must do the famous Kareoki bar you will know when you find it as the owner maria will not let you pass without a high five lol fab night out. panadora steak bar lush 10 euros for 2 courses ;-) met some amazing people Ruth,Rodger Mish and Andy many a funny hour ;-) No-one could fail to have an amazing time in the Koulouris yes its basic but its a fab location and fab pool and beach, any age would enjoy their stay here ;-)"
- Travel date: Tue 24th of August 2010
basic but clean and nice pool
"We got this hotel for a very cheap price, so were expecting the worst but we were pleasantly surprised! the rooms and pool area are clean although the pool shower and toilets are dirty.
it is a short walk along the beach to the strip which only took five mins tops! definately would go back!"
- Travel date: Fri 16th of July 2010
Amazing Hotel - Ignore Bad Reviews!
"After reading all the reviews about Koulouris Beach me and my friends were sort of dreading how the rooms would be, would it really smell disgusting 24/7 and would it really be a horrible place to stay? Upon arrival we'd all heard such bad things that we were even terrified to walk around alone, let alone even leave our room with our things in it. However by the end of the week that had completely changed. My friends and I were happy enough to leave the door unlocked if one of us wanted to stay out a bit longer on a night out, we didnt have any trouble or run in with any other guests and we felt completely safe, at the pool you could leave your phone or money in your bag and not once did we have any issues with things going missing and in actual fact the whole atmosphere of the place is very friendly and welcoming. you find yourself talking to almost everyone by the pool and i think by the end of the holiday at least a few of us had made friends and kept in contact with at least 2 or 3 different groups of people. You get what you pay for with the rooms, but considering what i was expecting they were good. you have to remember how much you are paying for this, it was never going to be a 5* room.
The biggest selling point of the hotel and the reason I would definately book this hotel again [and not even consider going to another one if i returned to Kavos] is the Staff. Thomas, Maria, Nikos and Luzian are all the most welcoming and friendly people you will ever meet, you end up leaving the hotel feeling as if you are actually a part of their family and i know me and some others are missing them already! I cannot compliment them enough. They are helpful and become a big part of your holiday and i know if i had gone to a different hotel I would not have enjoyed it almost as much as i did.
If you are looking to have a relaxing and fun holiday, I would recommend this hotel over and over again."
- Travel date: Thu 15th of July 2010
Lovely place and staff
"Any reviews slating the place are being unjust. It was a beautiful layout and had friendly staff and, despite being in british dominated kavos it still had a greek air to its appearance. There was a lovely view of the sun set/rise and the beach from the pool and its bar. The distance from from the strip isnt long however could be considered an in convienience depending on whether or not you want to be in the thick of it."
- Travel date: Sat 10th of July 2010
amazing holiday, great hotel!
"stayed at koulouris for 2 weeks bed and breakfast, had a great time. Hotel is perfect location, right on the beach! Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Food was gorgeous, we will defo be back!"
- Travel date: Fri 2nd of July 2010
"we were the first arrivals of the season and after reading some of the reviews we were a bit worried but i can assure you the reviews could not be further from the truth. Tom and his partner maria are so nice and friendly and the pool is gorgeous. The rooms are basic but fine. U dont come to kavos to stay in ur room anyway. If ur looking for a place to party then u wont be disappointed. I hav no problem recommending koulouris beach hotel. Paul and the boys."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of June 2010
Awful isnt the word!!!!!!!
"hotel is a dump, pool area dirty, our room door did not lock had to move wardrobe across, staff were told but couldnt fix it but didnt even move us, people next door got robbed did not feel safe, had to use our towels to keep us warm of a night as card had to stay in and air con stayed on so was freezing, plus blankets from out the wardrobe were dirty smelt musty, yuk. bathroom minging!!!!! cleaner came in once in a week! had to ask for clean towels and sheets for beds. staff were not helpful, its very clicky, some flirty men work there, discusting! outside of the hotel, the beach is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!! its far from the town which is small, shops no good, nightlife ok but then the walk back in the dark is unsafe as its along the beach... were many drunk people are.. not safe at all. stay clear of kavos, especially this hotel, and im not fussy! i enjoyed the holiday only because of the company and people we met, oh and the tan !!!! but i guess at the end of the day u get wat u pay for... not much!!!"
- Travel date: Sat 16th of January 2010
Worst Place Ever
"As you can see from previous reviews around this date - all people reccommend you stay well away from this " so called hotel / apartments !!!!
When we arrived we were greeted by the most unwelcoming staff I have ever come across, with a list of fees for the safe, air conditioning and worst of all we were informed that after one toilet roll you would have to buy any further required.
My familyy of five were led to two apartments which were appalling, when we opened the door we were greeted with an awful damp musty smell, which was no better in my childrens apartment - the toilets were filthy, sink fittings not working, and the " self catering " facilities were none existant, - In the other apartment , there was no shower curtain, and pipes with mould all over running through the bathroom, - only one light out of five worked !
We had to ask for our sheets and towels to be changed, when we were told they would be for those staying two weeks.
The staff - well they were more interested in playing on their laptops or generaly lounging around, rather than sorting things out, I was there when five apartments were broken into and they did not seem bothered at all. Quite frankly the place needs shutting down !!
On our second week there they stopped cleaning the pool three days before people were due to leave and it was so dirty that people could not use it - they litterally started closing the place down while guests were there.
Like the previous review - it was the people who found themselves in the same situation that formed friendships, that made the weeks bareable.
Most of us went next door to use Sweet Dreams pool and we spent our time and money there where we were warmley greeted and looked after, rather than put it in the pockets
of the Kolouris Beach owner pockets,
If you do stay in Kavos - DONT STAY HERE
Also if you do go to make sure you visit The Rose Tree Taverna, where a true Greek and a gentleman, Demeitri will give you a very warm welcome, and knows what looking after people is all about
Be warned - if you want to slum, then this is the place - otherwise stay well clear"
- Travel date: Sun 4th of September 2011
Don't go!!! August 2011
"The entire place is run down, uncared for. Many many health and safety problems if you've got young kids. Food awful, staff slap happy and uncaring if you've got a problem to report. UK 3 Star rating should be reduced to 1 star. On arrival you are told to replace your toilet roll at the end of the week! The room was sparse. There was an open sewer with an unsecured lid over it, right where your foot would go beside the toilet! The photo online shows open fields either side of the resort, which dates the photo to probably 10 years ago because it is all built up and long established surrounded by other hotels. Don't waste your money, particularly if you are not in the age group 18-30. This is party land, they play inappropriate music loudly over the pool (lyrics of songs like I wanna *** you). not child friendly or safe, and not interested in you if you are older than 30.
- Travel date: Sun 4th of September 2011
Better than expected
"I was really worried after reading all the awful reviews but was very happy with my stay. The transfer buses dont go straight to the hotel only to the sister hotel 2 mins away. The hotel pick u up and take u there which didnt take long. Room was basic but clean and all we needed. We were self catering so had a fridge, kettle and 2 hobs with plates, cups and everything else needed. Pool was lovely and cool and clean. Food and drinks were good and well priced. Hotel is literaly on the beach where u can see beautiful mainland Greece then a 5 min walk along the beach to the strip! :) Nights out are amazing. We also had a holidy rep who just comes with the hotel. Enjoyed my stay and would recommend Koulouris to any young people looking for an amazing budget party holiday! :P"
- Travel date: Sat 16th of July 2011
"This was the second year we decided to go to Koulouris beach, as we enjoyed it soo much the first time, and we weren't disappointing this year! Everyone is soo friendly and helpful, and the hotel is in a great location. Close to the beach and N=not too far away from the strip to easily walk, but far enough away that it isn't too noisy. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone."
- Travel date: Wed 13th of July 2011