Rating really 4.5 but cannot tick that box - i.e. better than a 4 but not quite a 5. Spotlessly clean inside and out, not a spec of rubbish anywhere inside or out on the beach; Spacious lounges, restaurant area, comfortable sitting and reading chairs; Veranda overlooking the sea is a great place to eat. Lots of room out on the patio, down by the pool and on the beach too, never a problem to get a spot. Staff very friendly and responsive as well. Everything is in excellent condition and works properly. Bathroom spacious with lots of counter space, important when travelling with a woman and her kit! Great variety of food, both local and British cuisine. Beef, pork, fish, pasta, chciken, it's all there every night, with varying sauces and preparations. Fantastic beach location in a quiet cove with beautiful surrounding hills.
Where could the hotel improve? 1) real juice please, none of that sugary fake "drink" - why is that when fresh oranges seem so plentiful on the island and taste so delicious; 2) better wine, or a bit of choice other than watery white or red - all the booze is non-brand local, which is fine for mixed drinks; 3) safe and wi-fi should be included for a premium all-inclusive price; 4) better shuttle service to the golf course - there's really only one option, outward at 9am and back on 3pm. 5) particular to our room #201, which is directly below the bar, noise of changing drinks cyclinders or hard objects banging on the floor sound like they are right inside the room, which is kinda startling at midnight when you've just fallen asleep (desk staff offered to swap us to another room right away when we brought it to their attention) 6) only one execise mat in the fitness room and one the 10kg dumbell pair was missing; no weights above 10kg 7) a bit more variety of seafood.More
CanSco, Cdn in Scotland
What sort of holiday do you want?
We stayed at the Louis Grand 8-22 Sept 2014. We had a 'mountain view' room; in reality it looked onto the very steep wooded backdrop behind the hotel, which was fine to look at. It was so steep that there is no sun on that side - you had to go to the window to see whether the sky was blue to find out whether it was sunny! Although we were directly above the main entrance, being on the on the 6th floor meant that we weren't disturbed by this at all.
The room was roomy and very well appointed, with lots of storage space, and was always immaculately clean.
The food was very good (for buffet style) and the entertainment was a bit of a mixed bag. Some was very, very good and some............wasn't!
People have commented on the smell of the drains and there was one particular area of the hotel that smelt 'drainy'. Unfortunately, it was the exit area to the pool/gardens/beach, so unavoidable. It was quite a small area, but it really ought to be rectified.
The pool and beach were very good, the sea being shallow for quite a way out. Beds are free to hotel guests. There is a watersports centre for parasailing, donut rides, pedallos, etc.
There are lots of wasps, but they seemed very benign. During our 2 weeks the only person we heard of being stung had one in his shoe and trod on it, which was unlucky.
I have stayed in several 4/5* All Inclusive hotels, but this is the first where we could only get clean beach towels every other day, and going to reception (3rd floor) to change the towels was a bit of a faff. It was probably the cleanest I have ever stayed in, though!
There is virtually nothing else there besides the hotel, so if you want to stay on the beach or by the pool and chill out for your whole holiday it is ideal, otherwise you might want to choose somewhere with more to nearby.
The free hotel shuttle bus to Corfu town was booked a few days in advance, so we went on the local service bus from just outside the hotel (2.20 euros per person each way). A good experience and very reliable.
The 50-minute transfer journey to/from the airport is fairly unprepossessing. I am so glad that we hired a car for 4 days to see most of the island. That was the highlight for us, so if we go back we will be self-catering or B&B, not because we found fault with the hotel, but because we have decided that it would be the sort of holiday we would prefer.More
SylviaLinnett, Morpeth, United Kingdom
first visit experience
Flew from Aberdeen to Corfu with Germania airways as part of our Thomson's Platinium holiday. The airline together with its staff were first class, leaving on time and arriving spot on in Corfu. Waited nearly an hour before we left the airport to drive by coach to our destination.
First impressions, Nice hotel with attentive, helpful staff. We were allocated room 326 on the third floor which was excellent, same level as reception which was handy. Centre of the hotel, full sea view.
The hotel which is of a terraced design has numerous levels well served by various lifts. However, there are a few lengthy staircases which are very steep in addition to a number of small to medium stairs which have to be negotiated in order to access certain key area's. We consider this unsuitable for older patrons or persons having mobilty problems.
The pool area is first class with plenty of sun loungers available. The pool bar serves alcohol, soft drinks and beverages as part of the all inclusive package. Unfortunately, ALL alcolic drinks served are Greek !! - whisky, gin, vodka, rum, beer, and wine etc. which were not to our pallet ???
Propriatry drinks are available - but expensive. Large glasses are only available when asked for and are secreted within a cabinet.
Lunch is only served in the open air pool restaurant with the exception that during inclement weather it moves inside to the indoor restaurant.
Evening entertainment ranges from fair to not so good. Not realy up to scratch !!
As a family of six our main disappointment centred around the variety of meals served throughout our stay. After a couple of days we realised that it was very much a same-ness every day, and began to get boring. Breakfast never changed what so ever, Lunch was similar with a couple of additions, Evening meals were themed each night but bore little resemblance to their title !! There were no steaks, prawns, mussels, etc. provided. Predominately an abundance of pork and very little else. Liver was served one night but could be used to sole your boots !! Not what you would expect from a Thomson Platinium holiday ?? numerous guests also expressed their dissapointment at the catering standard provided.
As intimated in previous reviews, the pool area and its surrounds were inandated with wasps and extremely hungry Mosquito's. Take plenty of repellant !!!
Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with our holiday and will not return again. Would not recommend this hotel to our friends.
Watch out for the soiled toilet paper disposal which has to be disposed of in a bin. NOT down the pan !!!!More
plasterer11, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Lovely place to relax
If you want a holiday to relax and get away from it all, this is the place. The hotel is beautiful, the setting is sublime and the food is amazing on the all-inclusive. This is not the place if you want a lively nightlife, but if you just want to chill, then I would recommend the Louis Grand, Glyfada. I stayed mid-October and the weather was wonderful, you could always get a sunbed and the beach is a stones-throw away. The rooms are lovely and cleaned to a high standard; the TV options are limited, mainly in German, but if you're not bothered about that, then all's good! I am very excited to see what other hotels the company has to offer!
Thanks to all at the Louis Grand, Glyfada for helping me and my partner to have a marvelous time! Miss C DuffMore
Caroline D, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
4th Holiday at The Louis Grand
We have recently returned from our 4th holiday at the Louis Grand. For us it is the perfect get away. It is quiet, the food is of a very high standard, the beach is very safe for swimming and the staff very friendly and obliging.
Obviously the hotel does not cater for every one's taste as it is out on a limb with nothing else there. However there is a free shuttle bus service into Corfu town and numerous tours which can be booked through the various holiday reps.
We have selected the Louis Grand as a place where we can go and simply chill out for the duration of the holiday and we will without doubt return in the future.
Thank you to all the staff and management.
Regards from Mr A Green & Mrs B SandersMore
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