We have just returned home from this hotel. I was not overly impressed at all. The room (706) had an amazing view of the beach and sea. However, the air con was really poor and just circulated the air in the room and not cold air. We did mention this to reception but it was still as bad after maintenance arrived. The only way to get coolish at night was to move the bed in front of the vent, which wasn't ideal. When we came back to our room in the afternoon to get changed there was always a horrible smell emitting from the drain in the bathroom which did eventually go after running taps and flushing the toilet. The food was very good with a huge variety. It was very difficult to get a sunbed unless you got up at an unreasonable hour. The beach is stunning but it is a public beach not just for residents. Evening entertainment is outside by the beach, we didn't venture down there in the evening as I was suffering from back ache and there were too many stairs to navigate. There is no waiter service for drinks outside and there was a spelling mistake on the plastic cups (yes I know I am being pedantic). The wildlife consists of wasps and flies oh and a stray cat in the outside restaurant. The inside bar Castello does not open until 1600hrs but had amazing staff and a waiter who was very attentive. Thank you Costas you are worth your weight in gold. Monika/Monica was pleasant and chatty too. The thing that truly amazed me was the size of the hotel and the very few facilities. There are several floors with luxury seating but no one used them as there is nowhere to get food or drink nearby to them. And floor 2 that had the only inside bar and restaurant had no toilets nearby, you had to go to floor 3 or floor 1 to adjust your fluid levels. Would I stay here again, probably not. We stayed here as part of a Cruise and Stay and I think we were truly spoilt on the Cruise the week before, so that in part is most probably clouding my judgement.More
fee3080, Dunstable, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel in a beautiful location
My husband and I stayed for a week with our 10 year old daughter at this nicely remote family hotel. We really enjoyed being so close to a lovely sandy beach and having a clean pool right next to the hotel. The food was good with plenty of choice. We loved being able to eat on the balcony looking out at the sea. We liked that the evening entertainment was not "in your face" but there if you wanted it, we often escaped to the inside bar for a quieter evening. Our room 210 was clean and adequate but was right above the stairs to the pool so we had quite a lot of noise with people coming and going as well as the inside stair way right outside our door. To get wifi you have to pay 40 euros a week to buy a Wiplus card which only gives you access to one device at a time and the speed of connection is very slow. We also felt paying 3 euros a day for a safe in an all inclusive hotel was a bit much. The usual issue of people booking sun beds was a problem if you wanted beds at the pool but we often got beds at the beach later in the day. We had a day out at Corfu town using the local bus service and also used the hotel courtesy bus to go Aqua land ( a fun day out but food not great) we should have used the hotel packed lunch service that they offer. The staff especially the waitresses worked incredibly hard although Reception staff were less friendly.
We would recommend the hotel, we had a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting. More
Honest review of one weeks break
We went with friends and had 2 swim up rooms. The rooms were big enough for the amount of time you spend in them.
The hotel room was very clean, maids charming and hard working. This was my husbands first experience of all inclusive as we normally do self catering villas. The food was very good, great choices and helpful waiting staff (nothing was too much trouble).
For us the swim up room was a fab hit. The children used this constantly and we're free to use lilos etc without causing problems to other users.
The hotel needs better air conditioning in the gym, eating and inside bar areas but a minor detail for us.
If you want a fast pace busy holiday this is not for you. If you want a fab quiet location, clean beach, basic evening entertainment with some alcohol this is for you!!!!
We would recommend
lovebeingamum, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Spotless family friendly hofsl
Spotlessly clean. Had no problem finding sunbeds on the very beautiful beach at 11am. Pool beds go first.
Fantastic range (and amount!) of food throughout the day. Drinks less food but still comprehensive (few branded products but what do you expect from AI??) polite staff, young and old.
The main restaurant could have had stronger hosting - be prepared to circle a while sometimes if you want to sit outside. Staff were very very efficient at cleaning tables and making you feel welcome.
Didn't rate the Asian restaurant. Very salty, not much choice, like a standard Chinese buffet you find so often in England "eat as much as you like......" (But you didn't want to!) Not the a la carte we were expecting. Maybe we had a bad night?
Isolated location in a beautiful bay - fantastic for complete relaxation.
Basic entertainment available throughout the day though not in your face - easily avoided if not your cup of tea! Evening entertainment less good - not ideal given how quiet the location is... However.... If you've booked for a quiet relaxing holiday..... :-)
First time staying in a Louis hotel, won't be my last! Thank you :)
Fun family holiday!
Just back 2 weeks at the Louis Grand hotel and a fantastic time had by all! Travelled with my husband and 7.5yr old daughter.
We had a sea view family room on the 3rd floor and the views were amazing! The hotel is on , if not the best beach in Corfu and it really is literally on the steps of the hotel.
The hotel and all the staff,cleaners,reception staff,bar staff,restaurant ect are all polite and work hard to make your stay a good 1. A special mention to Yuta,Lucy,Jacob and Valentino (hope the names spelt correctly!) who are the hotel animation team. They all work tirelessly day and night to entertain and my daughter Mia loved going to the mini club which runs for 2 hours morning and afternoon.
We did a 3 trips booked through the Thomson reps--Hannah and Emily who can't do enough for you, and were not disappointed. Theo's BBQ boat trip is a must as is Aqua land but in all honesty I wouldn't do the glass bottom boat trip again as not much time on the boat but 2 hours to look round Corfu town which is really lovely.
The hotel (as stated in the Thomson brochure) is remote and is on a big hill! Taxis out are expensive but the hotel does run a courtesy bus. Definitely take a walk down the beach to have a drink at 1 of the 4 little bars. We ate 1 night at Glyfada Beach restaurant right at the end of the beach and it was lovely and nice change from the AI-food at hotel is lovely and you really would be pushed to complain about it.
All in all a lovely holiday and I would go back but not for 2 weeks and not for a good few years. Reason being, as a family we haven't done AI for 4 years and we love eating out and exploring which is difficult at this hotel as its very secluded. A week here and a week self catering somewhere else on the island would be the perfect holiday.ðMore