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Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Dassia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were 8 adults and 2 children, staying for 5 nights a the mid.end of september.

The hotel is situated about 20-25 minutes drive from the airport.

Overall our experience was great! There were few things which could have been better, and ill mention them in a bit, but the combination of beautiful corfu and the atmosphere at the hotel were super.

As you walk in the hotel you are greeted with the amazing view of the bay since the hotel sits oh a hill just on top- just stunning!

One thing you cannot not notice is the absolutely amazing service and hospitality. Every staff member was Caring and kind, and all of our requests were answered quickly and efficiently.

As you probably know by now, this is an all-inclusive hotel which basically means u don't need to pay for anything. I attached here some photos which describe the beverages list, since i found out that "all inclusive" is different in a every hotels in Greece. After visiting high class all inclusive hotels in both Rhodes and Crete i must say that the variety of the alcohol here is impressing.

As mentiond above- the hotel sits on a hill overlooking the ocean, and a 5 minute downhill walk from the beach,which is beautiful and well equipped- lots of sunbathing chairs, great bar and service. you can also go and have some water sports offered by a company on the beach.

Every night the hotel offers activities for both children and adults which were really nice.

The food is also very good, plentiful with great variety. Not something you have never tasted like before, but good quality overall.

One thing that could have been better are the mattresses- very very soft and you could feel the springs on it. Personally i had a back ache almost every morning. Tested the other mattresses as well- were pretty much the same. Also double bad are two singles joined together.

Anyway it was a great vacation and i which we could have stayed longer!

Room Tip: views are worth it!
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Daphnila_Bay, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear guests,

Thank you for taking your time to write your great five-star review, on your recent stay in Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia! Your detailed feedback is really helpful for our future guests.
Every year, based on our visitors' comments, we improve our services and facilities, in order to offer to our guests, the perfect Grecotel experience. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience with the matresses and we ensure you that, all the needed measures will be taken regarding this issue.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we truly appreciate your kind comments! It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again, on your next visit in Corfu!

Yours sincerely,
Christos Tsaloukis
General Manager

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I wish to congratulate the owner of this hotel because we had one of our best experiences ever: the quality of the location (wonderful site, wonderful beach, among palms and olives trees...), the quality of the accommodation (wonderful bungalow, quiet and comfortable), wonderful hotel (excellent quality of the food, without quantity restrictions) but, over all, the quality of the working people and of the services made our stay at Daphnila Bay Hotel unforgettable. We appreciated a lot the customer orientation of all the working people, always smiling and always ready to help. I really congratulate the owner because our judgement is: Excellent, also with reference to the price.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Daphnila_Bay, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear guests,

Thank you for your great five-star review as well as your perfect comments! It is a delight to know that, all aspects of your stay in Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia met your expectations!

We truly appreciate your kind words and we are looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit in Corfu!

Our warmest regards,

Christos Tsaloukis
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a ten day visit to the beautiful Daphnila Bay.

On first arrival we were greeted with enthusiasm and a smile. The concierge made us feel welcome and settled, despite the late hour. We were driven to our bungalow where we found a complimentary buggy for our toddler, a cot bed and a baby monitor. Very helpful.

First impressions of the room were not good: a peach and white "Cave" with dim lighting, stone floors and brown bedding. After one day my view changed; this set up is a necessity! Wet clothes, sandy feet and shoes, inflatables, sandy buggy wheels, etc. would destroy any "Niceties", the room also allowed an escape from the extreme heat we experienced during our trip.

As mentioned in some other reviews the air con is on the noisy side, but a little tinkering with the fan settings fixed this.

The whole resort is spotlessly clean. The cleaning ladies toil all day, and do a great job.

Food, throughout our stay, was very good. Something different every night and all well prepared and good quality. Dessert lovers are very, very well catered for!

We used both a la carte restaurants, and can not fault the food in either. The service though was laughably slow. In both, after an hour of sitting in the restaurant, we had yet to receive our main course; if the meal at the Olive Tree were free then I wpuldn't have been bothered, but we had 300€ of "Extras", there were only 3 tables being served . This was unfortunate as the service everywhere else is rapid, efficient and friendly (Maria and her team are outstanding).

The animation team are friendly, although I didn't join them as these false team building entertainments are not for me.

The pools are clean, warm and not over-chlorinated. The beach is simply beautiful, warm and very very clean.

There is a lovely diversity of nationalities: lots of Russian (as was most of my party), Polish, Dutch, French, Italian, German and American.

The entire resort does suffer from on major problem (or rather millions of them): wasps. They are everywhere: beach, beach restaurant, beach bar, room balcony, main restaurant oustide area, poolside, front of hotel, a la carte restaurants....the list goes on. My wife was stung twice, if it'd been our toddler we may well have been far more angry about the situation. To be honest, this was enough to drop the hotel from "Very Good" to "Average", there is simply no excuse for not dealing with these pests. Being able to see nests in the rafters of thr restaurant is not acceptable.

Some reviews complain of the climb from beach to hotel/rooms. This really isn't a big problem, as long as you have even a moderate level of fitness. I pushed a buggy up and down (from top to bottom) at least three times a day with no issues. Besides, with the buffets and booze on offer you'll need the exercise!

Overall this was a lovely holiday, with the staff being the biggest plus point (genuinley), but speed up the a la carte teans. Rooms need a little TLC (also, sort out the unstable hot water), but nothing major. The wasp situation would be enough to prevent me recommending this hotel, despite the overall positive experience.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Daphnila_Bay, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear guests,

Thank you for choosing Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia for your summer vacation and for posting your feedback on Trip Advisor’s website. Our guest’s reviews are very important for us, in order to proceed with improvements elsewere is required.

We are sorry to hear that you had to deal with some inconveniences during your stay. Regarding wasps, there is a continuously procedure that our gardeners follow during the season, using biologic environmental friendly products, in order to avoid all the kind of mosquitos and bees. However, as we are surrounded by lush vegetation, it is not possible to make them totally disappear.

We are glad to know that, you had a pleasant stay with us and thank you once again, for pointing out your good opinion about our staff’s effort. It will be a pleasure for us, if you give us the opportunity to welcome you again and offer you a memorable stay in Corfu!

Yours sincerely,

Christos Tsaloukis
General Manager

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

It was supposed to be a family holiday but to be honest it felt like a Russian bee hive. But first thing first. The staff - some better, some worse but they generally took their time. The way to the beach was long but the way back to the hotel was even longer - in the sun and climbing up a steep hill holding your aligator. It was paved with uneven concrete so it was very easy for the kids to fall down and hurt themselves. The bus/shuttle is simply a car that can take only one family per ride and doesn't ride very often. The family bungalows have no sea view - the view is your neighbours' door. There is no sitting area just one uncomfortable armchair. No table, no desk apart from the one outside. And if you decide to sit outside in the evening make sure you make friends with insect repellent and your Russian neighbours. And don't plan for a morning lie in - the wonderful cleaning ladies (and I mean it) will push their not so wonderful cleaning carts over the not so even pavements and rattle all their cleaning arsenal. Not to mention the gentleman with the leaf blowing machine early in the morning. You also know when the air conditioning is on and not only by the temperature... Yes! You guessed! The noise. And I don't mean the delicate hum. No... It was so loud that we couldn't be inside with it on. But it was the same with bathroom ventilation and our neighbours' bathtub/shower.
The good points: the height of the toilet seat: for an adult it was to low but for kids it was ok. Cleanliness - it was clean which is not so simple with all the sand. Grecoland staff - helpful and open. However the facilities were a little old, some broken or not maintained properly. The food - good but sometimes too fancy. Like if they tried everyday to come up with something new to make the guests awe. But sometimes the simple dishes are better.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Daphnila_Bay, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear guests,

We would like to thank you for posting a review following your recent stay in Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia. We are deeply sorry to hear that not everything during your stay was to your fullest satisfaction.

We would like to point out that, some of the mentioned aspects of your accommodation could be rectified during your stay, if you gave us your point of view while you were here. We assure you that, we always try our best in order to offer to our guests a relaxing and comfortable stay. Therefore, we take all the comments into serious consideration, aiming to improve our services and facilities.

We truly hope that, we will have the chance in the future to welcome you again in our hotel and offer you only positive memories as well as unforgettable vacation.

Yours sincerely,

Christos Tsaloukis
General Manager

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very nice hotel close to the sea. Beautiful panoramic views to the sea, mountains and forests around. Kitchen is includes Asian, European cuisines as well as national dishes.
The staff of hotel is very hospitable and benevolent, especially Katerina that works with Russian speakers. Animation is high-level: Eva, Irina and others are very professional, kind and gentle.
I think everybody that was there will want to come again...

Room Tip: For families will better to live in bungalos
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Daphnila_Bay, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear guests,

Thank you for posting your great five-star review about Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia! It is a delight for us to know that, you enjoyed your family vacation in our hotel!

We are looking forward to welcome you again and we promise to do our best, in order to offer you only perfect and memorable holidays!

Yours sincerely,

Christos Tsaloukis
General Manager

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Additional Information about Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia

Address: Dassia 491 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Dassia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dassia
#1 Spa Hotel in Dassia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dassia
Price Range: ₹ 12,945 - ₹ 36,401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grecotel Daphnila Bay Dassia 4*
Number of rooms: 260
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Grecotel Daphnila Bay Thalasso Hotel Dassia
Grecotel Daphnila Bay Thalassso Dassia
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