First the good parts:-
Clean, friendly staff, good location, great pool and pool area.
The not so good:-
Poor range of food and drink, breakfast wouldn't feed a sparrow.
The downright awful:-
Tired and tatty decor, musty smells in bedrooms, worn and stained bedding, lack of privacy.
In need of a radical refurbishment.
But you get what you pay for - which is not a lot. More
The staff make the hotel.
My partner and I stayed for a week. We were allocated room 104 which is on the lower ground facing the path which people access their rooms from above. There was no privacy and as much as I like a chat it became very tiring having to make pleasantries with everyone that went past and sometimes getting caught up in long chats from the balcony (which was on the path).
The beds faced the balcony doors, the rooms are small and have no additional seating in them so you have no choice but to sit on the beds and wave to everyone or close your metal shutters which leads to a very dark, dingy room. The room stank to the high heaven of dampness. The wardrobe was musty too so I didn't bother to unpack = crushed clothes. The damp smell hit us as soon as we walked in.
When in the bathroom I could hear my neighbours talking and peeing!! The door of the bathroom had mould growing up it (see pictures), this I believe was due to lack of ventilation. The main door started to have mould growing up it as we left. The floor in the bathroom had a drain which backed up into the bathroom after a shower. I'm not sure this is a hotel fault as I know the drainage is not the best in Greece. The tooth brush holder was disgusting, the shower caddy very rusty and the glasses on the shelve still had marks of whatever had been drank out of them before. The shower head became cleaner as we used it...
We were greeted by the person before us bowel movements which must have come back up the toilet.
The only thing you have in your room to help with self catering is a good sized fridge. It's very noisy and rusty.
The beds were small, I found them comfortable but the sheets had holes in them, the pillows stained burst and had black mould on them (I'll attach pictures). The maids did change the bedding once for us and our towels.
I think the maids forget that people are on holiday/ want a long lie as they seem to shout from the moment they get on shift (they are lovely though).
Breakfast is quite simply toast so not exciting and a disappointment.
The pool area is lovely, the staff are friendly in particular spiros in the bar who we had a great laugh with, gave us great local information and was helpful.
During our stay the village had its power turned off from 8am to 2pm. We didn't know this was happening until we were told in the bar by spiros at 22:30 the night before, had we not been in the bar we wouldn't have been told = bad customer service! Therefore the food we had in the fridge was wasted and because there is no windows in the bathroom you were pretty much guessing and feeling your way about, not to mention I couldn't get a shower (I wasn't getting up at 06:30 to shower and dry hair). When we ventured out of the hotel we discovered it was the whole village that's power was off so finding food was great!
Paleo it's self was lovely, I would go back but stay somewhere else. My partner said he would like to give paleo inn a second chance in the future. More
Beer '0'clock 2...the sequel
Stayed here as a couple in September 2015.
The resort is great and the accomodation was good. Rememeber the cost....don't let your expectation exceed the price.
As a resort Paleokastritsa leaves Sidari standing...beaches are great and eating out is good. Whereas In Sidari beach and resort we rated as poor, but meals and accomodation were better.
The staff are great, pool good, restaurants nearby are good...if not too busy....beach restaurants are ok but expensive as are the sunbeds.
As far as Paleo Inn goes, make sure you have air conditioning in the room and try to be as rude to Spiros as he is to you :)
Overall a good holiday in a pretty resort....not the best Corfu has to offer but a worthy 8 out 10More
Great Staff and location
Just back after a week in Paleo Inn, staying in room 104. Slightly disappointed in our room as unless we closed the shutters we had no privacy. An easy solution would be to provide a net curtain which would then let light in whilst affording privacy. The room was kept very clean with the cleaner coming in everyday except Sundays. All the staff were really great .A lot of the other guests had been coming here for years and had got to know the staff very well and there was a lot of banter. Thought the breakfast was good, basically tea, coffee, juice and jam but for just one Euro you could have 2 eggs, scrambled, boiled fried or poached or cornflakes. Excellent! We mainly explored the area on foot as we love walking. The area is very picturesque and there are some lovely walks to Lakones, a village in the hills. All in all we had a lovely holiday and would stay at Paleo Inn again but would try for a different room.More
Excellent value for money hotel
Some of the reviews for this hotel leave me shaking my head a bit.... Yes, this is not a luxury hotel, but really now, come on, what did you pay for it?!! I really liked this hotel. Yes it's not luxury, but it's clean, friendly and in a great position. Even better that it's adult focussed. EVERY member of staff is lovely, wide variety of drinks, and a lovely pool. Seriously just stay here, and ignore the whingers who clearly will never be happy :) More