Marina Hotel

Accommodation in Arillas

         
Leo D          10/10

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.

I've just returned from a 17 day stay and I am looking forward to next year already!
 
Hello to everyone there, thanks for another great holiday.

Ashleigh P

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

Sarah O          10/10

I was really sad to hear that someone could post such rubbish about the marina hotel and staff.

I have been going to corfu and staying at the marina hotel for 5 years now, and LOVE it.
I can honestly say there is no where I would rather go, it feels like a second home.
The hotel is family run. They are wonderful people, I cant speak highly enough of them!
Anyone who knows the family will agree.
 
If you have been considering staying here then you really should, you wont find anywhere better!

Mickandsue U          10/10

 
We have visited the Hotel Marina many times over the last 10 years, taking with us over the years, in total, 14 friends and family, all of which have returned for a repeat visits. The Hotel, it's family and staff make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you.
This year is my 25th Wedding Anniversary. I was going to to take my wife to Las Vegas, Sharm el Sheikh or the Maldives to make it really special.  After offering these locations and all persuasive tactics the only place she wanted to go was back to Arillas and the Marina. What more can I say!
We love this Hotel and village and would recommend it to anyone. 
 
Mick and Sue Underhill

David N          10/10

Having read the comments posted by the Peters, I am compelled to record my comments about the Hotel, but more importantly about the alleged "incident"
I witnessed the incident from the second floor balcony, at the carpark end of the Hotel, I was directly above and could see and hear all that took place.  I concur with Dorothy & James Morrow, their statement is an accurate reflection of my recollection of events.
Vasillis did not threaten or use violence at any time, he was less than happy, but so would I be if I was subjected to the same foul abuse he received from the Peters, whose behaviour can only be described as shocking and disgraceful.
I have been visiting Arillas every year for the last 10 years often twice a year and have stayed at the Hotel Marina on many occasions.  The service, cleanliness and quality of the rooms are exceptional, Vasillis and his charming wife are the perfect hosts, they are warm genuine people of the utmost integrity.
It is disappointing that such inaccurate and slanderous drivel has been posted by the Peters.
 
Thankfully the truth will be obvious by the numbers of sincere comments made by past guests!

Gill A          10/10

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 :)

Ann K          10/10

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.

Marilyn C          10/10

Hi
We have been coming to the Marina Hotel Arilas for many years the service from Vasilis Anita, Dida and Family has always been excellent, always helpful and kind, this is why we return, we've got to know the locals who work very hard in the bars and tavernas nearby and would like to think they are our friends.
 
The hotel is small clean and with all the neccesary amenities, the resturant is excellent very relaxed and efficiently run, all things required to make it ideal for a chilling holidayClap
 
We're very upset to hear what's happened, they do not deserve this.Cry
 
Our love and best wishes we send to them all, and wish them a happy and prosperus season.
 
Marilyn and Rodney Canham
 
 
 
 
 

Barry A          10/10

: 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.

My family and I have been returning to Arillas and the Marina's accommodation for 7 years now, many more have been returning for much, much longer than that. If suggestions made were correct I very much doubt that the Marina would continue to have the high number of returning guests that it clearly has !
I have to say that when we came upon Arillas and the Marina seven years ago it was very much by chance, having returned year after year with our family we would not wish to stay anywhere else in Corfu.
The staff of the Marina are friendly, courteous and helpful and always have been. The resort caters for all, with a little of everything for everyone and it does it very well (how else would you explain our young daughters wishing to return there year after year).
We have always received the very best of service from the owners and staff of the Marina and the apartments.
The hotel, the resort, the shops, the bars, the beach, the restaurants, the wonderful location and views all add up to a perfect family holiday in a place that still has that small Greek fishing village feel about it.
It has everything me and my family need from a Holiday, a wonderful place with wonderful people.
 
Barry, Christine, Sarah and Libby

Alex R          10/10

Hi All ,

Like many others its time to prepair for another 2 weeks of quality time in the the place which I like to call my 2nd home Arillas.
B4 I wrote this I like to read what people have said about the Marina and cant belive some of the s**t that people have wrote about the Hotel and the staff.
It amazes me sometimes what people write considering how I have seen people treat some of the staff and locals out there. I have lost count how many times I have been to Arillas and feel that my Greek friends out there are infact my family because they will always be there if you need any sort of infomation and especially any kind of help.
I was 26 in April and like I said I have lost count the amount of years I have been going there , some people may think why aint a bloke in his 20's clubbing it up in Ibiza or Aiya Nappa , the reason apart from some of the best food , quality drinks and beautiful location is basically the PEOPLE of Arillas itself.(which my other half Sarah agree's 100%)
 
Hotel -100%
People / Staff -100%
Location - 100%
 
Vasilis and Anita + the babies me and Sarah will see you soon cant wait
 
All the best
 
Take care miss you all
 

Dorothy M          10/10

We are the guests, staying at the Marina hotel, who witnessed the incident as described by Vasilis.  We saw Vasilis move his car to block some departing guests, he communicated with them briefly and then simply walked away to continue his work at the hotel pool bar.  At no time did we witness any physical violence and we felt that at all times he behaved in a very civil and controlled manner.  He did not return to the cars until the police arrived and, after a short discussion, he simply moved his car. 
 
We had a wonderful holiday at the Marina, did not experience any problem with noise - the balcony doors are double glazed - ( and our balcony was the closest to the bar ) and we like early nights and also have our bus pass!  The whole family were delightful, always kind and helpful and many of their guests had been there many times.
 
The Marina offers excellent value for money.  The rooms are spotless, have TV, telephone, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and air con.  All this with a glorious sea view  - try getting that in the UK  - at even twice the price!!
 
The Corfu season is a short one and the Greek people have to work very hard for small profit margins.  They really can not afford to turn down bookings for rooms and then have them left empty by departing guests. 
 
We are returning to the Marina this year and our son and family are also coming with us.  We highly reccommend it for a simply wonderful holiday.
 
Dorothy and James Morrow

Vasilis A

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 would like to thank you for beeing patient reading all this.

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

Vasilis Argyros

 

Anna W

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.

 
To me this Hotel and surrounding area are my heaven on earth, people who indulge in the making of detrimental comments are very foolish and blinkered, perhaps if they wish to cause mischief regarding peoples business they should stay at home.
 
I trust that all the visitors who know Vasillis,Anita,Dida and family will all thank them for providing a great holiday in a secure and extremely happy enviroment.
 
Thank you to you all
All my love
Anna

Jay B

 Thank you very much for your comments. We were just about to book 2 weeks at the Marina for next summer and will now look for somewhere else. We had a similar experience a couple of years ago at the Casa Delfino in San Stefanos when the owner became very rude to me even though he was at fault and had messed up our booking. So avoid this one too if you are looking for polite friendly hotel owners. I am sure other people will sing these hotel's parises however  once bitten twice shy!

Dan T          1/10

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

Karen P

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.

Joseph L          8/10

 Tongue 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.

Jan C           

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

Alex V           

Just forgot to mention that they have a very nice web-page. It's worth having a look at it: www.hotelmarina.gr

Alex V           

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

Vicky B           

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!

Kizmet B           

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

Michelle M           

Liam Annetts
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.

Liam A           

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

Melissa T

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