The transfer both to and from the hotel is by coach and mini bus. It was efficient and took less time than I thought it might, about one and a half hours in total.
The hotel only has 42 rooms so that made for a very pleasant atmosphere certainly helped by the very pleasant and friendly staff. The hotel is very clean and comfortable throughout.
The food at dinner was probably the best hotel buffet food I have had. Breakfast was good.
There is a free safe in the room and a water fountain for guests to fill up their water bottles. These are the little things that make the difference The location is ideal - just across the road from the beach. The hotel allows guests to take their sunbeds onto the beach (with shower provided ) and there are plenty of sunbeds each with their own sun shade around the pool.
We did 3 walks from the hotel. First the 3 kms uphill to the village of Pagi ( part of James Bond "For your Eyes Only " filmed here ) and then the 5 plus kms down via the donketb trail then the easier walk uphill to Afionas where we had fantastic views of St George's Bay. The easiest walk was along the coast to the remote Fishermans Cabin Taverna.
I note a couple of recent reviews which contain adverse comments.
We went on the last week of the season and on the final day (when everybody was leaving) the staff started to close the hotel down. The staff actually did start this process the day before but at 6pm which was the normal time for the pool to close so it did not effect anybody that day. The main problem was the pool was drained and sun beds cleared away. To those that were leaving before lunch (which included me) this was not an issue but there was a few people who were not leaving until 6pm and some of these were annoyed. The hotel offered free drinks and sandwiches on this final day which was a very positive gesture but this has probably given a minority of people a window of opportunity to complain.
The hotel is owned and run by Dimitris , his wife Dina, son Spiros and daughter Anastasia who have a very hands on approach. They greet everybody like long lost friends and to some this may appear strange but some are actually friends of long standing – one guest we spoke with has been going there for more than 20 years. Many of the guests return year after year.
I never saw any rude or unfriendly attitude from any of the owners or staff throughout my stay there. On the contrary, on the final morning before we left we were treated to an impromptu and very amusing cabaret by three of the staff. Personally, I have no complaints whatsoever and would recommend this hotel to anyone.
- Also Known As:
- Costas Golden Beach Hotel
- Costas Golden Beach Agios Georgios
- Hotel Costas Golden Beach Corfu/Agios Georgios, Greece