Needs renovation and good management
Posted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels
This apart-hotel is certainly very far from 4 stars even according to pretty loose Greek hotel standards. Buildings, rooms and common areas once apparently nice and tidy now look derelict and in desperate need for repair and upkeep. Meanwhile, the hotel's secluded location appeared to be particularly good for us - on the foothills of Mt. Pantokratos, surrounded by olive-wood - and panoramic view from our balcony was breathtaking. Indeed, the view appeared to be the best thing about the hotel. Breakfast was scanty and always the same, without any fruit or veg. Rooms were cleaned daily and towels were changed regularly but not the bedsheets. Furniture was in poor condition and fridge was smelly with broken light and handle. Small TV with dozen of Greek channels and only one in English. Two AC in our apartment seemed to be working but we didn't use them. Bathroom was OK but the flush handle in the toilet was missing so we had to improvise. A soap was provided, but not the shower gel or shampoo. The set of kitchen tools and utensils was very basic, but when we asked for something like knife, kettle or extra plates we were given it immediately. So, overall, it wasn't too bad and we truly enjoyed our 2-week stay. But to avoid disappointment it is best to consider Corfu Residence as sort of 2* hotel or typical unstarred apartments that are in abundance around and many are in better condition not that overpriced.