The adult-focussed Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort & Spa offers up luxurious looks and a dramatic cliffside setting.
The Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort & Spa is spread out across acres of cliffside forest. It looks out over Ermones Beach, there's a footpath you can take, or the hotel’s funicular lift will take you down to the shore.
The hotel’s facilities have a luxe feel. The pool’s got its own boardwalk. Rooms are dressed in designer neutrals. Then there’s the gourmet à la carte restaurant, which serves up panoramic views. From May 2016, this hotel will become part of the Thomson Sensimar collection.
Buffet breakfast 07.00-11.00 and dinner 19.00-21.30.
Buffet breakfast 07.00-11.00, lunch 13.00-14.00 and dinner 19.00-21.30, with 1 dinner in the beach à la carte restaurant. Picnic baskets for days out.
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and branded drinks served by the glass - 10.00-24.00. Tea and coffee 16.30-17.30
Hot and cold snacks 10.00-18.00, midnight snacks 23.00-24.00, unlimited ice-cream by the cone 10.00-18.00, biscuits 16.30-17.30.
Buffet breakfast 07.00-11.00, lunch 13.00-14.00 and dinner 19.00-21.30.
Double room with mountain view sleeps up to three, with a double or twin beds, and a sofa-bed. Rooms are lavishly styled, with marble floors and crisp white linens. Room has a LCD satellite TV, minibar on request, sofa or armchair, marble bathroom and is located away from the main building.
Double room with sea view sleeps up to three, with a double or twin beds and a sofa-bed. Room has a LCD satellite TV, minibar on request, sofa or armchair, marble bathroom and is located away from the main building.
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It would be hard to describe the Atlantica Meditteraneo as anything other than a very good hotel.
If youâve read other reviews on this site you will have seen mention of the excellent customer service from the staff. The other reviews are not wrong â the service is outstanding. The management at this hotel clearly set very high standards and their staff achieve them. The captain at the restaurant â Pavlos â deserves special mention for his attentiveness and flexibility, but all of the staff were excellent during our stay.
By way of example, after we arrived, we informed reception that the hairdryer in our room had been dropped â it was cracked and still worked, but the nozzle would not attach properly. The hotel replaced it and then left a bottle of wine and plate-of-fruit in our room to âcompensate usâ for the inconvenience. We were puzzled, when we got back from a day out and rang reception to ask why they had left fruit and wine in our room and were somewhat astonished with the answer.
This attention to detail extends everywhere. The hotel public-areas and rooms are spotless and the cleaning regime means that public restrooms never go more than half-an-hour before being cleaned. The pool area is cleaned very thoroughly every morning, and a supervisor goes around after the cleaner, correcting any omissions. Again, very impressive attention to detail.
The buffet is reliable â always plenty of choice, a fresh carvery every night (or a barbecue) and the food warmers keep the food pleasantly hot â not always the case with buffet food. After a week, we did crave a little more variety, but we ate at the 2 A-la-Carte restaurants on site (one meal of which is included if you take the all-inclusive option) which achieved that.
The location can only be described as stunning â yes, the hill that it is built on is very steep, but donât let that put you off. Every room appears to have a fantastic view and there is a 24-hour shuttle service to and from the main part of the hotel, by excellent porters in golf-buggies and cars. The funicular railway has a mind of its own, in terms of what direction it will go from any given stop, and is best avoided.
If you are a runner the hill from the gate up to the hotel and down provides you with a good 300ft hill rep training session to get up to your maximum heart rate. At times the gradient is 20%.
There are a couple of areas where the hotel could improve. Firstly, any hotel cannot claim to be a genuine five-star hotel if they do not serve freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast. Serving 50% âproperâ OJ mixed with 50% from a carton does not cut it, in my book.
Then there is the wasps. True, they are dopey Mediterranean wasps that buzz about the bar areas and donât appear to be aggressive or want to sting you, but one morning we had breakfast outside and within minutes there were eight of them buzzing around us. We ended up moving indoors. Just put up more wasp-catchers and ultra-violet zappers PLEASE. It wouldnât take much! There were also several mosquitos that were evident â worth checking your room before you go to bed at night and whacking with something appropriate. We were bitten a lot by mosquitoes so ensure you take some cream/anti-histamine to ease the itching or dab neat vodka on them.
We took the all-inclusive option and it really worked for usâ¦would recommend it as Ermones has precious little choice of other eateries. Also, the car hire place JUST outside the entrance to the hotel was excellent value (cheaper than the Enterprise desk in the hotel) and doesnât have a Â£750 excess on any damage â which Enterprise do. Itâs called Corfu VIP Car Hire and is also an arts & crafts shop. The owner is very friendly and efficient, weâve never hired a car abroad so quickly or cheaply. We hired a SMART car, which was a good choice on the islands windy, narrow roads.
All in all a very pleasant week away. Corfu is beautiful â will go back at some point.More
VaughanClarke, Kettering, United Kingdom
AMAZING HOTEL ,SUPER FOOD ,EXCEPTIONAL STAFF
Having just returned from a very relaxing week in this amazing hotel I just want to give people a heads up on a few things I did not know before I went . The hotel itself has a magnificent location however there really is nowhere much to go unless you hire a car . No strolling into the old town and sampling local Greek culture , shopping etc. We spent a week and once we went into the complex we did not leave it till week was up . Definitely go All Inclusive ...Food Excellent . Sea view room amazing . We were in 208....however if you were in 201 you are nearer the sea and nearer the view . LOTS OF STEPS ....main hotel if older etc . WASPS WASPS WASPS ...everywhere ...nearly ruined start of holiday ....don't really attack unless you panic ...did get somewhat used to it, but means BREAKFAST N LUNCH INSIDE NOT WHERE YOU SHOULD BE ENJOYING SUPER SETTING AND SUN AND VIEWS OUTSIDE . Staff EXCEPTIONAL ....VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL . The room was great .....but considering everybody nearly communicated in English the TV HAD ONLY ONE ENGLISH CHANNEL ....More
Jerry O, Tralee, Ireland
Hotel is beautifully placed od a slope of a hill. Pooln sun terrace and bar are placed about 100 meters above sea level. The viev is outstanding! Hotel crew will do almost evrything to make your stay as good as it can be. Helpfull ald smiling. Rooms are big, room terraces also. Bathroom is in modern design, very pracical and good looking. Cleaning service does it job amazing (and i do not think "amazing for Greece"). Meals are tasty, all the time lots of greek food for lunch and dinner plus themed nigts at dinner. Breakfast was always same, but the choice of dishes is so big you can eat different evry day. Plus amazing coffe :).
It is best hotel i've been up to date. Go there if you can :DMore
Grzegorz B, Warsaw, Poland
Another lovely holiday but beach restaurant needs attention
We have been to this hotel many times and have always had an enjoyable time. We agree with nearly all of the comments below and we thought the main restaurant food was better this year and in previous years. However, we had a very disappointing dinner at the beachside restaurant. We were served cold rolls with our starter and asked if they could be warmed believing this to be a simple request. We waited 15 mins. We waited 30 mins for our starter. There was no fish available which seemed unbelievable. The main course was lukewarm. Where does the cooked food come from - the main hotel by lift? This restaurant is probably better over lunch as there is little atmosphere in the evening and it seemed understaffed as we had to pour our own wine during dinner which was not a problem but not the standard we had expected. Definitely overpriced and overrated. Thankfully the rest of the hotel is very good.More
GolfinMinchinhampton, Royal Oak, Tetbury
A perfect adults only hotel.
We have just returned from a weeks all inclusive late summer break and had a wonderfull time at this hotel. The complex is set out over a hill side and is fine if you like the exercise and have a lower complex room. There is a funicular lift to get you to the top or ring reception and they will send a vehicle for you. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful, especially Victoria in the beach bar and Pavlos in the restaurant. The main restaurant is a buffet, and the food is plentiful and of good quality for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks are available at the beach bar and the pool restaurant and are huge and free on all inclusive! Beware the wasps Can be a problem if you dine outside as they were on our holiday but there is plenty of seating inside. The beach is course sand and pebbly, so don't forget those aqua trainers. There are lots of sun beds and parasols which are free to hotel guests and free towels. The beach bar is close and comfortable and has great views of the beach and Bay, very nice! My only very small gripe is, of all the many TV channels in the room there was only one English channel :-) I would definitely return for another break.More