Beautifully situated atop a green hillock, gently rolling down into the Ionian Sea, this luxury hotel offers a great range of high-end facilities and grand views from its lush, landscaped gardens. Benefiting from direct access to a private beach, you can enjoy the calm waters of this sheltered bay as well as comfortable sunbeds with a stunning panorama across to the Greek mainland.
Elegant and comfortable, each guestroom within this 5-star resort is decorated in a sleek and stylish fashion, striking a balance between minimalism and modern amenities. Spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature plush double or twin beds, a modern bathroom with a bathtub and/or shower, flat screen TV, telephone, fridge, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a cosy balcony or terrace, complete with a table and chairs for true moments of relaxation in view of the lush gardens or mountain.
MarBella Corfu benefits from a wealth of dining options offering a wide variety of cuisines and views, whatever your mood. La Terrazza is the hotel's main restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a cosy setting, as well serving a number of international and Greek specialities. Comodo Restaurant serves à la carte Greek and international fare from its relaxing, poolside environment.
Comodo Italian captures the essence of Italian cuisine and is beautifully set amongst the hotel's lush gardens. Dolphin Restaurant & Bar is set on the beachfront and offers snacks, salads and pizza as well as cold beers and cocktails.
Platea Greek Restaurant is the hotel's traditional Greek restaurant serving local and regional specialities from the a la carte menu.
La Bussola serves gourmet seafood from its beautiful beachfront setting. Belvedere Bar offers breathtaking panoramic views of the sea from the comfortable seats of its large terrace.
Eleonas Bar offers soothing drinks and live music overlooking the sea and the verdant olive groves.
Cascade pool bar offers poolside cocktails and delicious ice creams. Splash Diner is a traditional Mex-Tex eatery offering fast food, ice creams and ice-cold drinks as well as cocktails.
While Achilleas Entertainment Venue located in the cosy entrance of the hotel invites guest to attend an amusing series of shows, live events and performances.
A fantastic selection of high-end facilities awaits at the MarBella Corfu. For those looking to relax there's a spa with a delightful menu of therapies and treatments to help you rejuvenate, there's also two outdoor pools, a saltwater infinity pool complete with outdoor Jacuzzi and a large freshwater pool, as well as a separate children's pool and a baby pool.
You can also take advantage of the hotel's private beach, complete with all the sunbeds and deckchairs you need to relax and enjoy the gentle lapping of the sea. If you're looking for something a little more energetic, there's an assortment of activities for you to try ranging from watersports, sea kayaking and scuba diving to mountain biking and hill trekking. With the addition of a number of shops and FREE Wi-Fi throughout, you'll soon realise that MarBella Corfu has catered for your every need.
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Beautifully situated atop a green hillock, gently rolling down into the Ionian Sea, this luxury hotel offers a great range of high-end facilities and grand views from its lush, landscaped gardens. Benefiting from direct access to a beach, you can enjoy the calm waters of this sheltered bay as well as comfortable sunbeds with a stunning panorama across to the Greek mainland.
We went as family to the Marbella Corfu as 2+2 (aged 5&2) and had a lovely time, and given it was the school holidays think it was good value for money for half board (c£4K for 9n)
Location Is lovely, c25-30 mins transfer from the airport and we arranged hassle free transport through the hotel. Situated on the beach, with 2 pools, plus kids pool with 1 big slide, 1 small slide and toddler slide/pool. The kids loved this splash park which is next to the kids club (which we didn’t use due to covid)...
From what we did see of the animation team, they looked professional and took the kids on lots of activities, it’s certainly a family resort.
The only downside is the road between the hotel and beach, but on reflection it’s not a deal breaker, and outside the hotel there are 3/4 excellent tavernas and local shops, selling all you need including dairy products, snacks, inflatables, toiletries & local and international beverages if you want to pick anything up. There is also a slightly more expensive shop onsite.
Room We had a superior family room and the hotel pleasantly gave us a corner room in block N which was like a 2 room suite. It’s not sparking 5*, but comfortable 4* with all you need and lots of room, we even had 2 balconies, and were front line to the sea.
Cuisine & Board The half board offering was 4* and a la carte slightly better, not but Sani or Ikos standard, but it’s less than half the price so no surprise. The buffets were ok with lots of choice and great with kids where you might make a few trips! You’re not having a fine dining experience every night, but with sittings from 18:30 you can eat as a family early or book a babysitter and go later on. Decent local wine for €20 a bottle.
The dine out experience was good fun but the local tavernas offer better value for money, including wider range of fresh fish.
If you eat outside during the day there are wasps, but they will bring you a pot of burning coffee which dispels them to an extent. No birds/pigeons or roaming cats.
We passed on the ultra all inclusive as it’s only 3 a la carte meals a week, so not ultra at all. They need to rebrand it as full board plus (inc limited alcohol range)
Facilities The hotel has a lovely vibe and is well maintained. The only issue is that there are a lot of steps and not enough ramps although once you work out lifts and routes it’s ok. We like walking around a resort so this suited us.
Beach We loved the beach and jetty. The beach is stoney so bring beach shoes, but the water is crystal clear and the fish and underwater life was lovely to snorkel in each day. It’s only a small beach area which they make up for with a wonderful jetty with steps down into the water. We took a pedal boat out which was fun, but charging for non-motorised sports seems tight, it should just be included.
Area As mentioned we did the dine out to the taverna which is a lovely experience on the boat during sunset with local no frills cuisine. We also booked the boat to Corfu Town which again was a lovely trip away from the resort for a few hours and fun for the kids.
Staff The staff were helpful and in particular the maid service was excellent including cleaning up after 2 messy kids. I met the hotel manager who was polite and welcoming. Service is ok but a bit mixed, with the best service at breakfast. At the time, covid protocols were good with masks worn and sanitiser everywhere with gloves recommended for the buffet (but not enforced). The resort is busy at early dinner times with children but you are still brought water and wine with recommendations if needed.
My only gripe is the apparent dress code; they should just do away it as the majority of clientele don’t adhere to trousers/closed shoes etc so don’t worry about that. However if you want to dress up, do, but arrive later at dinner and go to the terrace bar which has a more adult feel at night.
The hotel needs to separate reception/concierge from checkin as a number of times we needed to ask a quick question/assistance but there were long queues so just came back another time or called from the room.
Entertainment We don’t really go on holiday for entertainment but most nights they had a singer/band on the roof terrace with drinks table service which we did a couple of nights if the kids stayed up. There is also a kids disco which they enjoyed.
Overall It’s a nice resort offering a good all round family holiday, and not stuffy. There are no pillow menus, all inc room service, ultra modern rooms or staff always at your side, but this gives a relaxed and comfortable feel to the hotel with enough local tavernas and boat trips to mix it up. This makes it good value for money compared to the more premium resorts in Greece that we’ve been to, and we would return for that reason. I’m sure the rooms will get an overhaul at some point too. I wouldn’t rate it 5* purely because there are better 5* hotels out there, but bear in mind they will be at least double the cost.
This resort is a bit hit and miss. The main entrance area is incredible - very smart, grand and modern but some of the hotel is very dated and lacking, including the kids pool where the American diner attached to it doesnt open in the day. It has a 70s vibe to it like it has not been done up since...
The most annoying thing for me is that room service is not included in the ultra all inclusive, which is not really ultra all inclusive at all. We paid extra for a room with a pool so that one of us could be in the room when our toddler slept but for the duration of time im at the room I cant order any drinks or food, yet if i was at the main pool i could drink all day. It makes no sense. Another major gripe is the beach and sunbeds which you cant get if you go any later than breakfast because there is no member of staff managing them so people put a towel on them all day. You can also not order any drinks on most of the beach...which is pointless for an 'ultra all inclusive'. This problem could be easily rectified by hiring a few extra members of staff to manage towels and loungers on the beach and bring drinks and food.
The main buffet restaurant is ok but they sat our family the first morning in what has to be the hottest part of the restaurant where the aircon wasnt working, next to a huge window. It was so hot we were dripping in sweat and the kids got so agitated after about 5 minutes they could not eat. When i asked to move table the waiter laughed and said, it is very hot at that spot, dont sit there next time?! We were placed there when we arrived. Perhaps something was lost in translation.
On top of this there are an incredible amount of steps everywhere in the resort and a lot of wasps which they dont seem to be bothered about stopping or trying to contain. In one restaurant we booked for dinner the manager told us not to sit outside as there was a problem with wasps. Being from the UK i had not paid many many thousands for all inclusive to go and eat indoors. We decided to sit outside (it was 745pm) and the waitress came. We asked for a smoker if the wasps would be a problem but she said 'dont worry, after 8pm there are no wasps'. The manager just wanted to fill up inside as the outside was more popular. Obviously. Thanks for that!
There is plenty that is great about this hotel, the tennis with Coach Mark was brilliant and the food is pretty good. The meal in the local restaurant is a bit average to say the least - you are not overlooking the sea, you are in a sideroad and the choice of wine in the 'ultra all inclusive' is a bit of a shambles. There is one semi-dry rose on offer?! Finally our daughter had wanted lobster since we last went away pre covid and we thought we might find it here (as you would expect in a high end resort) - and happily pay extra for. On the last night we found it in teh beach restaurant but when we ordered it we were told we had to order it a day in advance.... so we couldnt have it. I said it was odd i could walk to the shack down the beach (not part of the resort) and order lobster fresh and ready but i cant order it here?? After a lot of back and forths the resort decided we could order it but it would take another hour or so minimum. We had two hungry kids and it was getting late so that wasnt an option.
There is plenty of good stuff at this resort but let down by very small details which rendered the ultra all inclusive not all that great a deal given the cost vs other hotels around the med. The app didnt work for most people we spoke to, so there was also no itinerary of entertainment. Its nice, but we wouldnt go back.
Just back from our first family holiday with our baby boy. Very pleased with our selection of the Marbella it ticked all of the boxes we had for our first holiday with as a 3. From the moment we checked in the staff were very friendly and helpful with our needs with particular mention to the reception team who went beyond and supported us with a doctor when we had a slight medical issue...
Food and amenities on the all inclusive were perfect, enjoyed the splash pool, main pool and beach area. We found all of the bars nice environments to sit and enjoy a drink. The boat trip to corfu town was a nice little extra.
On a personal note I would like to make a special mention to the hotel photography service, both Ana and Alexandra were brilliant with our boy, not only during the photo session itself but throughout the week each time they saw him they really made a fuss of him. They are very skilled and captured some really special photos for us and I can't recommend this enough.
Thank you Marbella for making our first family holiday a special one, there's a very realistic chance we'll return next year.
I agree with the same views as the majority of reviews on here - great service, fabulous food, very clean and an awesome location. All of the reasons why we have just returned from our forth stay at Marbella. Personally though my husband and I would have loved some decent entertainment...
Most of it is like backround music/singing and very dull but on one night out of 7 there were two gents who did opera, rock and a bit of pop - they were superb and alot of people enjoyed and got up and danced. My only other gripe is the wait at reception - clearly understaffed. Does not make sense when the service in all the restaurants and bars is so efficient. Get a telephonist or two Marbella so your front office team can concentrate on dealing with your guests rather than taking call after call while guests queue.
A beautiful resort which we love but would love more if the evenings had the option of some decent entertainment.
Stayed for 7 nights all inclusive in this wonderful Hotel. Arrived early afternoon. Check in prompt, and was taken to our room 503...
Which was a major plus stunning sea view and right next to the pools. Felt very lucky to have such a great room location. Pools are lovely with stunning views of the sea and mountain back drop. With a great pool bar and marvellous staff who are quick and polite . With a short lovely walk through the beautiful garden you get to the beach which is decked but stunning. Again as with the pool bar the staff at the beach bar are great. Here you also have a wonderful restaurant where the lunch time menu is fantastic. The one great thing about the beach bar it's open all evening, so no rushing off the beach to get a tea time drink found this to be very relaxing. All the restaurants are very good including the buffet A couple of nice touches was the dinning out experience, taken out on a boat to a outside restaurant, and the ala carte breakfast. You also have the belvedere bar, with stunning sea views Again great service and quality drinks. Every Expresso Martini was perfect. As was every bar. This was a nice place also to finish the day off with a nice drink before getting changed for the evening if you had spent the day by the pools, also a great place to start the evening off with a pre dinner cocktail. or two. Entertainment is quite low key but of a good standard . A big plus to the Hotel is the staff all extremely well trained polite and courteous . Thankyou Marbella Corfu for giving my wife and I the perfect holiday that we wanted and needed. Was a week long enough no , did I wish we had booked longer yes ,did we want to come home no. would I return definitely yes . That tells me I have had a great holiday.