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All reviews a la carte restaurant corfu town kontokali bay resort bay view room private beach half board indoor pool beach bar breakfast and dinner five star hotel wonderful hotel water sports bed and breakfast basis great facilities sandy beaches at lunchtime sea water
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

My husband and I visited KB in September. The location of the resort is great, 15 mins from the airport. When we checked in we had an old room and it was of a pretty poor standard, it smelled, was dark and dingy. After a bit of complaining and calling our rep, we eventually got moved to a 'new' room in the building where the lobby is. After putting us in a room which was already occupied on the first move, we ended up with a sea-view room, which was spectacular. If we hadn't been moved I would have given this place 3 stars only. We had full-board, the breakfasts were very plentiful and so was dinner. We got a bit fed up with the repetitiveness of the food and there was little vegetarian options for my hubbie who doesn't like veggies!! don't ask! The best things about this place is the sea - simply perfect! The drinks are very expensive but there was a supermarket up the road, where we stocked up on neccessities. Overall, we had a very relaxing time, just what we wanted and I would go there again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alex M, General Manager at Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2011

“Dear Sab_Raj,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor site, and I have noted all your comments to take them under consideration and see where we can improve (facilities).

Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and any comments that help us maintain the high standards for which Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa is known are warmly welcomed.

Once more, I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience(s). I also hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa in the future and please do contact me directly when you would like to spend another holiday with us to ensure that your reservation is taken care of.”

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Reviewed 23 October 2011

After getting married in October 2010, we spent a year saving for the perfect honeymoon. Kontokali did not disappoint!
We arrived early hours and were greeted by a friendly receptionist, and a gentleman who took our cases up to our room. On first impression, the room seemed quite basic for a 5* hotel, but on reflection I think that is more the Greek style. A plush room with decorative cushions and mod cons would not have been inkeeping with the beautiful natural surroundings. And the view.... WOW! Overlooking a little island (the name escapes me) and the main hotel beach, it really took our breath away.
One of the highlights of the week was the breakfast. Everything you can imagine, from pastries to Full English to local fruits and breads... Tom's favourite was the omelette freshly cooked in front of you in 2 minutes, whereas I loved the Greek yoghurt and local honey. Yum!
We loved relaxing on the beach with towels provided by the hotel, and the water was beautiful. The pool is a stunning feature, and a perfect length for a proper swim if you fancy working off that breakfast!
The jacuzzi, steam room and indoor swimming pool are all free features in the Spa, although we did find the treatments to be slightly out of our price range which was a shame as they had so many to choose from! We also used the tennis courts when the temperature dropped slightly early evening, which were in very good condition and in peaceful surroundings.
We ate in the A la carte restaurant courtesy of Olympic holidays (honeymoon offer) which was defintely a 5* experience. Some of the most beautifully presented and tasty food I have ever seen, and although we ate through a thunderstorm, our waiter (the restaurant manager) kept us entertained and topped up on wine!
We would thoroughly recommend the Greek Night, during which a slightly crazed and very agile Greek man leaps about all over the place to live music then invites everyone up on stage to get involved, which we did and loved!
We took the bus into Corfu town one day, which we would definitely recommend, as they have lovely local craft shops and cafes around the Old Town, although we did find that the prices shot up compared to Kontokali and Gouvia. We walked into Gouvia most evenings, which took around 30 minutes at a leisurely pace. The harbour is pretty, and we enjoyed some fabulous local food at a variety of restaurants. Very good value. We were well looked after by the owner of the 02 bar, who even let Tom watch half of an English football game even though the bar was packed with Greeks eager to watch a local match! A very friendly and chilled out bar.
We have previously stayed at a 5* hotel in London, and we were made to feel unwelcome and unworthy of such accomodation (perhaps because of our young age?), so we were slightly apprehensive about the same thing happening on this trip. We needn't have worried. In fact, the staff were the most pleasant, professional and friendly I have ever experienced; from the front desk to the breakfast staff to the barmen... We felt as if they would go out of their way to help in anyway they could and we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the front desk manager (I'm so annoyed that I can't think of his name - he had glasses?) who arranged for us to have a room on our final day free of charge to allow us to change for a photoshoot we had around the hotel in our wedding outfits. This made our last day relaxing and enjoyable before what turned out to be a nightmare journey home (long story).
Overall we felt as though we got away to our own little paradise for a week, which was exactly what we needed. We would highly recommend the hotel for couples, although they did cater well for families, with a games room next to the beach bar.
Thanks again to all the staff who made it special!

Room Tip: Top floor rooms extra special for views, especially sea view.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alex M, General Manager at Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

“Dear HelenTom28,

Congratulations on discovering us at Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa! We are delighted to know that we manage to meet your expectations and enhanced your honeymoon-holiday with pleasant memories.

Having read and responded to so many reviews, I find your review very spontaneous, bursting with pleasant memories and that pleases us immensely. We feel particularly proud that we managed to make another “couple - guest” feel very special and also that they associated their honeymoon and happiness with our resort and Corfu.

Thank you for praising our property (facilities and services), but far more important for praising our most precious commodity “our personnel”. By the way, the name of the little island across the bay is “Lazaretto” and the gentleman with the glasses at the reception is “George”. I will certainly make sure to pass on your kind words and I am sure that your comments /review would make them feel proud that their hard work and dedication is appreciated and that it’s a great reward and motivator.

Thank you once more for your gracious feedback. We wish you much happiness with your marriage and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back again in the future and I will gladly assist you with your future reservations.”

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Reviewed 13 October 2011

There really is nothing anyone can fault at the Kontokali Bay Resort.

The surroundings are meticulously kept, the public areas clean and a pleasure to be in, the rooms comfortable and the staff attentive and helpful.

We booked on a bed and breakfast basis, which had the widest choice of breakfast of any hotel we have stayed in before (I mean, even low fat options!). We had dinner at the al la carte restaurant and at the evening buffet a few times during our stay all of which were a tasty, pleasant experience.

My husband and I never return to the same destination, let alone the same hotel as we like to experience new places, but given the relaxing, chilled out time we had we would definitely consider a return visit to the Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa and would recommend that you do too, if you are looking for a truly relaxing break.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alex M, General Manager at Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2011

“Dear Shetlander,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa and for your superb review posted on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted that we manage to exceed your expectation. I also thank you for what I consider perhaps the best well-written review/comments about our property. You have been kind enough to point out the many little touches that our guests seem to appreciate and we are indeed very grateful for it.

We do hope to see you back in the future and I would ask that you contact me directly at manager@kontokalibay.gr when you decide to spend another holiday in Corfu, so that I can personally take care your reservation.”

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

This hotel saved our holiday with personal service, great food and high standard. Corgu City was a disapointment but thanks to Kontokali bay hotel we had a great vacation.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Alex M, General Manager at Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2011

“Dear Lpbeder,

Thank you for choosing Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa for your holiday and for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor site about your recent holiday with us.

It is always a pleasure to read a positive review from our guests. We always strive to personalize our services and give a 'homey' feeling to our guests.

Thank you for your short, but very positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.”

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Reviewed 8 October 2011

My wife and I had a wonderful week at this lovely resort. The common areas, gardens and the 2 beaches were kept very clean and tidy.
Personnel were pleasant and helpful and always willing to assist. There were a huge variety of dishes for breakfast and dinner. We would like to have more theme evenings.
Rooms a bit dated, but kept clean and change of linen daily. Entertainment needs a bit improvement (piano and light programs)
Overall we had a very relaxing holiday and we definitely recommend this lovely hotel and we would come back sometime in the future.

Room Tip: Rooms that overlook the Marina
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Alex M, General Manager at Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2011

“Dear Roger B,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa and for your kind comments on TripAdvisor site about your recent holiday with us.

We hope to see you back in the future and I would ask that you contact me directly when you decide to have another holiday in Corfu again, so that I can personally take care of your reservation.”

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