Picture the scene : you’re lulled out of sleep by sound of the waves gently breaking on the shore, you roll over to see your significant other smiling slightly as they dream, you throw back the 400 thread count cotton sheets, wrap yourself in the complementary bathrobe, stroll lazily over to the window and breathe in the fresh sea air. Life is good. If this sounds like your ideal way to start the day, then look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our top picks for luxury hotels in Corfu, from spas to private villas, we’ve got you covered.
Corfu Palace hotel : Year round sunshine
Equipped with a swimming pool, a wellness centre, a hairdressers and even a casino, Corfu Palace has everything you would look for in a luxury hotel in Corfu. The hotel boasts 106 guest rooms, in addition to superior rooms and suites. All rooms are paired with beautiful marble bathrooms and spectacular views across the Ionian Sea. We recommend booking into one of their double room suites, where you will be welcomed with a bottle of wine which you can enjoy on your own private balcony, as you gaze across the Ionian Sea. Due to the hotel’s south east location, you will be able to enjoy natural sunlight almost all year round. Should you not feel like venturing out for dinner, and we don’t suppose you will, there are three restaurants for you to choose from.
Rodostamo Hotel : Best hotel for a romantic stay
Conveniently located just 10km from Corfu town, Rodostamo Hotel is the perfect destination for those looking to enjoy a relaxed and romantic break. Thanks to a change in policy in 2019, the hotel is adult friendly, and they only accept children from the age of 12 years old. This destination offers a variety of options, from rooms and suites to bungalows and villas. The 28 acre estate is set in the prime seafront location of Kommeno Bay, allowing you to enjoy unspoilt views cross the Ionian sea and the Gouvia Marina. Every room has a private terrace or balcony, and most bungalows feature an outdoor jacuzzi. All the villas are equipped with a private pool, sun terrace and sunbeds. The hotel provides a range of services, from a wellness spa to mini golf. Take a look at their website to see the full range of what’s on offer.
Ikos Dassia : Best for families
Ikos Resorts provide luxury accommodation across the Mediterranean, providing award winning accommodation in line with their ‘Infinite Lifestyle’ concept. This concept ensures, that as part of your stay, you can enjoy perks such as Michelin-starred menus and 24 hour room service. Ikos Dassis is located next to its very own private beach, which has been awarded blue flag status. There are also a selection of pools, including a heated indoor pool, outdoor pools and separate children and baby pools. If you are travelling as a family, Ikos Beach Life offers a beach based childcare service, so you can relax in peace. All 411 rooms, suites and villas are decorated to an impeccable modern standard, with spacious balconies. This is a resort that really has every want and desire covered, making it one of our top picks for where to stay on Corfu.
Aeolos Beach resort : Wide range of activities
On the south-eastern coast of the island, with its lush gardens and idyllic views of the Ionian sea, Aeolos Beach resort is the perfect luxury destination for groups of friends or families alike. The resort offers a myriad of activities, from a spa and fitness room to their very own tennis courts. The rooms and bungalows have been designed with elegance and modernity in mind, making for the perfect ambience in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday. There are a range of rooms to choose from, with the option to enjoy sea views or garden views. Whichever you decide, all are fully equipped with everything you will need to enjoy your stay, including flowers on arrival! Over the years, this resort has consistently been awarded Tripadvisor’s certificate of excellence, and it’s not difficult to understand why.
Kontokali bay resort : Beautiful hotel grounds
On the isolated Toúrka Peninsula, Kontokali Bay is the perfect location for a thoroughly relaxing holiday. Nestled among beautiful gardens, next to a sandy beach, it’s the perfect place to forget any troubles and worries. The staff here are very friendly and attentive, making for a welcoming and enjoyable stay. The resort boasts plenty of amenities: swimming pools (including a salt-water pool), a fitness centre, a spa and tennis courts. There are also a selection of water sports on offer at one of the nearby, essentially private, beaches. In the evenings, you can expect a variety of entertainment on offer across the week, such as live music performances or thematic nights.