I must say, I've been going to corfu with my family since I was 7 or 8, we have always stayed at the Marina Apartments, and I have never witnessed any behaviour to suggest that Vasilios is at all a violent man. He, and his family, have always been charming to us and other guests, no matter who they are. Anyone slandering this brilliant hotel is obviously a complete moron who doesn't deserve to stay in places like the Marina.
After reading Mr & Mrs Peters comment i felt the need to send a reply.... Our family have been going to Arillas and stayed at the Marina Hotel for over 20 years (and no its not because we like the loud music and wanna fall out the bar and stroll 5 meters down the road) Our family's age range's from 8 months to 75 years old, and each of us go back year after year. If Vasilis and his hotel was as bad as Mr & Mrs Peters say do you think we would return?? The reason we return to the Marina Hotel is because of great hospitality. We even recommend it to others which again return again. After returning from the bar to the hotel we often sit on the balcony for a night cap and have never once found the music a problem even my nan at the age of 75 has never found it a problem. Once the double glazed doors are shut you do not even hear the music. Vasilis and his family are one of the kindest people we have ever met The Hotels restaurant is one of the best in Arillas. I can't see why Mr & Mrs Peters would write a comment like they did as you can see from all other guests comments they do not have 1 bad word to say about the Marina Hotel. All the best, Take care
I was really sad to hear that someone could post such rubbish about the marina hotel and staff.
I've just read A review on this website about the fabulous Marina Hotel and cannot believe what I've read. I feel the need to tell everyone just how fabulous it is. I have been visiting Arillas since 2000. During that time I have got married and taken my husband there, my parents and later some friends as well. Everyone I've introduced to Vasilis and his family have always felt so welcome and they have truely been made to feel like we've just got home. Vasilis at the Marina Hotel is a true legend and we love staying there. He is so funny and Anita (his wife) is so kind and caring, his family are amazing, we love them all. Who could ask for a better location? Waking up to the view over the beach, popping into the fabulous restaurant for lunch and a glass of wine or dinner in the evening while watching the sunset. Going to the restaurant for the infamous Greek Dancing is always a fab night! The hotel and apartments are clean, well looked after, with everything in them you could possibly need - the apartments even have mugs so you can have a proper cup of tea! They had a great pool put in last year, with sunken sunbeds and a swim up bar. Really, we love this place. Go and see for yourself how amazing Vasilis, Anita and Arillas is. You wont regret it and you will understand that the comment below is a load of rubbish! (Also the bar this guy moans about is great too! The people that run it are lovely and its a great night out). My love to everyone at the the hotel :)
Have just read the dreadful comments made about the Marina and its owner Vassilis. Never read such tripe before. What are those people thinking of? The Marina and its restaurant and apartments and all the staff are perfect. Over the 12 years we have been going there they have become friends and nothing is ever too much trouble. It's quiet and peaceful and beautiful and we're going back again this year.
: Hello, just need to add my comments, for the record, and also to put the record straight. I have just read, with disbelief, comments made regarding the Marina Hotel and staff.
Hi All ,
After beeing notified by guests of the hotel marina about the malicious report on our hotel and me (the hotel manager) personally, I feel the need to reply, not to justify myself to the people writing the report, but for all our guests who come and keep coming to our hotel and restaurant for years.
Mr. and Mrs. Peters booked a week in our hotel in august 08 and asked for a quiet room. We specifically pointed out in our emails that with our location and it beeing high season there might be noise.They accepted, booked it, payed a deposit of 70 pounds sterling ( almost the rental of two nights) and came. After staying their first night, (they never complained about the noise), they came and asked back for their passport, saying that they would feel safer if they kept it. trusting people as I am, I gave it back to them.
The next day , they had allready decided to leave (we later found out that they had allready got accommodation somewhere else) and told us by the way that they went because of the noise of the bar. Just to let you all know, that they were they only people out of 32 guests that complained. And I also have to make it clear, that the buiding of the nearby bar belongs to my family, but it's beeing rented and run by someone who has nothing to do with our family.
We kindly explained them that if they wish to leave, according to the greek law, they would have to pay half of the agreed ammount. They refused and not only that, but started to become aggressive and insulting about us greeks beeing greedy. It was not a matter of money, but merely a matter of principal. Thus I blocked their car in our parking area and waited for the police to come, which they called. The police came and asked me kindly to let it go and if I wished I could press charges against them according to the law. The ammount of money was not worth it and seeing that these people had no decency ( they were swearing on top of their voice, disturbing other guests, who witnessed the whole scene and all told me later how embarrased and ashamed they felt about the abuse towards me and my family!) I let them go. They left swearing and threatening, that they would get revenge and they obviously think they did, with their slandering report to this website.
And to proove how malicious this couple was, a day after their first comment, they sent another comment themselves under the name of a supposed guest of ours . but we never had anyone staying with us under that name. And the simplest proove is to check the IP numbers of those two comments. they are identical!!! this means both comments have been sent from the same computer. (you can see the IP adress if you register to send a comment).
Now, to cut a long story short, the facts of the guests returning year after year to our family hotel says it all. If I would treat people like they said I did, or if our restaurant would be as bad as they describe, we would be out of business a long time ago.
I had to reply and let our guests know what really happened.
And for those who don't know me and my family's business, the comments of our satisfied guests proove Mr. and Mrs. Peters wrong.
Kind regards to all
Preparing for my yearly trips to Marina Hotel , I decided to survey the websites and was absolutely horrified to read some of the comments made.
Hi,We stayed at the hotel Marina earlier this year,found it noisy at night,we were told by the owners that the loud music opposite was a problem and that they had complained and tried to get it stopped.Interesting that we read from K.Peters that the bar is owned by the hotel!!! There are plenty of hotels so will find somewhere quiet next time. Dan and Marge..London
Just returned from Arillas. Booked Marina Hotel over internet after reading reviews. Wish we had known about the noisy bar with live music directly opposite that Vasillis also owns. To cut a long story short, when we wanted to leave after a very noisy evening, live music till 1am, disco to follow, Vasillis insisted it was greek law that we had to pay half rate for the wek we had booked. After we refused (he had a deposit covering more than two nights) he blocked our car in with his jeep, refused to move it and became even ruder and also aggressive towards myself and my husband, both of us more than middle aged (have a bus pass). I called the local police to come and intervene, after which Vasillis hit my husband and had to be restrained by his staff/family. The police arrived within half an hour and seemed quite horrified by his behavour, asking us if we wished to press charges, we said we would settle for an apology. They then told him to remove his jeep immediately and allow us to leave, if he didnt they would bring the tow truck. Would only recommend this hotel to people who wish to stumble out of a noisy bar in the early hours of the morning, and walk 5 metres to their hotel. Restaurant also poor, with frozen fish/chicken and tinned items. Best avoided. Arillas has plenty of quiet hotels, good food and friendly people.
I STOPPED AT THIS WONDERFUL HOTEL FOR TWO WEEKS WITH MY MATE SHAUN. THE ROOM WAS CLEAN THE STAFF VERY,VERY FRIENDLY. IT WAS MY FIRST EVER HOLIDAY ABROAD AND STOPPING IN THIS HOTEL THE LOCAL PEOPLE THE SEA VIEW WAS JUST FANTASTIC. AND I HOPE TO RETURN AGAIN. JOE LOFTUS PONTEFRACT WEST YORKSHIRE. ENGLAND.
Brilliant hotel best we`ve stayed in of a very high Standard , shower was a proper cubicle and shower on wall , cleaned every day , and the linen changed twice in a week , Anita & Billy are wonderfull hosts , the views are magnificent , we had a top floor beach front view, would reccomend highly to anyone as well as Arillas a lovely friendly relaxing place
Just forgot to mention that they have a very nice web-page. It's worth having a look at it: www.hotelmarina.gr
I spent two weeks with my family there. We 've been in lots of places
in the last 10 years, but this has been awesome and the people working
in the hotel are simply great!!! My best regards and many thanks to
Vasilis, Annita and their beautiful little daughter, Eva.
Alex, Helga and family
Me and my partner stayed here in August and it was excellent!! The family who run the Hotel/Resturant are very friendly and helpful. We had meals in the resturant most evenings and the food was extremely good. The rooms in the Hotel where very nice and clean. The location was also excellent as the Hotel is right on the beach with lots of resturants, bars and gift shops near by. We both can't wait to go back!
HI. WE`VE JUST RECENTLY BEEN TO ARILLAS (JUNE/JULY 2004) I HAD A WONDERFULL TIME,WE EATEN AT THE MARINA HOTEL EVERY NIGHT AS THE FOOD WAS GR8 AND THE LEVAL OF SERVICE WAS UNBELIVABLE. ITS A FAMILY RUN HOTEL AND RESTURANT AND THE FAMILY ARE SO HELPFUL AND REALLY CANT DO ENOUGH FOR YOU, IF THERES SOMTHING YOU WANT AND ITS NOT ON THE MENU THEYLL DO IT FOR YOU.
THE HOTEL/RESTURANT HAS GREEK NIGHTS EVERY SAT NIGHT AND THERE FANTASTIC, THE ATMOSPHERE IS GR8. THEY EVEN SET THE FLOOR ON FIRE!!!! BUT IF YOU GO EXPECT TO GET UP AND DANCe with them!! WE LOVED OUR TIME IN ARILLAS AND WE`RE GOING BACK THIS SEPT 2004 AS WE CANT WAIT UNTILL NEXT YEAR!
CANT WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE FROM THE MARINA HOTEL.
LUV CLAIRE XXXX
can i just say it is georges son that owns the hotel and one of his daughters owns the restaurant. they are very nice people and the night life is brillient with bars next to the hotel.
ive stayed here once, i have stopped up the road at the koulidos apartments 7 times before this its a nice place the staff are friendly and welcoming. If u go there say hello to the ex-owner who can be found in there and his name is George he is a very nice bloke and his daughter who now owns the hotel
THINKING OF BOOKING THE MARINA APTS FOR OUR GIRLY HOL, WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE NIGHTLIFE IS LIKE AND HOW FAR WE WOULD BE FROM SIDARI AND HOW MUCH TAXIS COST IF BEYOND WALKIN DISTANCE