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“Beautiful villa, lovely location”
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VILLA GECKO
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16 reviews
VILLA GECKO
Sea view over Arillas
Fully fitted kitchen
Kitchen and dining area
Dining area
Lounge area
Lounge area
Front terrace
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bathroom
A shady place to relax
Front terrace
Front garden
Front garden
Nearby island
View over Arillas
Arillas beach
View from rear garden
Arillas beach
Arillas beach
View of St George - nearby resort
Sunset from balcony
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Arillas, Corfu, Ionian Islands

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lorrainej...
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful villa, lovely location”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in September 2013

Stayed at villa gecko September 2013 for a week. Beautiful villa in à very quiet area with fantastic views not far from many nice restaurants and bars. Garden is pretty with lots of lovely flowers. Very quiet and peacefull at night. Best night's sleep i havé ever had on holiday. Will recommend to my friends

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Liked best: Wallingant up to thé vies
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Aug 2014
Another satisfied customer.
Peace & tranquility is easy to find at The Gecko. We are very pleased these guests liked what they found.
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JBBurgos
Crickhowell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing Holiday Villa”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Wow ! We had a splendid stay at Villa Gecko. A holiday house so well equipped, clean, easy for us all, and with everything you need home away from home. Graham is a delight, and well the sunsets are amazing.
Highly recommend this Villa. We are already planning and booking for 2015 !
Jennifer and Family

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
17 Aug 2014
We are very pleased to receive another "5 star" review, & happy to have another returning guest.
We try hard to make The Gecko as homely & comfortable as possible, appropriately equipped & furnished, & it seems we have got it about right.
We ourselves, however, can't take credit for the sunsets, but they ARE lovely!
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SaraMc43
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful, clean, well equipped private villa with a great view from the balcony.”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The communications with the owner of the property was excellent, with the help of very precise directions also. The villa is situated in a quiet, very steep street near Arillas on the Afionas road. The benefit of this is the amazing view from the balcony over the sea, with amazing sunsets. The property is very homely and furnished with lots of lovely touches. The place is kept immaculate by the very friendly Barbara. The garden is private and a great place to sit and read. We were glad we'd hired a car as the kids would have found walking to the beach too far. The beach at Arillas is perfect for families and we spent a few days there as well as at other beaches nearby. We also enjoyed going to the outdoor pool in Arillas which is free to use and run by the lovely Sharon. The only small issue was that i'd thought there was Satellite TV, of which there was a few news channels, but not much else. We ended up having to borrow a few DVDs to entertains the kids...but there are lots of good DVDs at the villa for adults to watch. We had a lovely holiday, and would go back in a flash....

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Liked best: The garden, balcony with sunset, the personal touches of decoration.
Liked least: Lack of channels on Satellite TV.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Aug 2014
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & found everything to be as promised. Also that you enjoyed the area around the villa & the pool-bar we recommended, amongst others. We are very proud of The Gecko. Thanks for the "5 star" rating.
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Jesse W
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful Villa!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed at Villa Gecko last August. Its a beautiful villa (both on the exterior and interior). Clean and very nicely kept! The location is really good - quite close to the beach resort of Arillas and the beautiful old village of Afionas. And a great supermarket very close by.

The owner Graham is incredibly friendly, fantastically helpful and very passionate about Corfu! Couldn't be a nicer guy!

If you're looking for a lovely place in Corfu I certainly recommend Villa Gecko!

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Liked best: The cleanliness, simple decor and general appearance and location of villa.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
4 May 2014
We are very pleased to receive another positive review from a new guest. Excellent & thanks!
The only negative comment we have had so far was that the villa was hard to find - but detailed directions to the villa are provided (in both English & Greek), so......
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HGreen201...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A really comfortable house, very clean and cared for - beautiful location - awesome sunsets.”
Reviewed 10 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

"We return to Villa Gecko every year and are never disappointed. It is a really comfortable house, very clean and cared for - wifi connection (very important!), beautiful location - awesome sunset views, nice garden.

It's well equipped on all levels and when we're there, it feels like home.

Totally recommended."

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Oct 2013
Regular visitors - they have caught "the bug" of Arillas & The Gecko (as did we ourselves!). We see many repeat visitors in Arillas & we think we know why..... Try it for yourself!
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