The sumptuous Grecotel Corfu Imperial is for many visitors the best resort in Corfu, especially for those who love high-quality luxury holidays. The iconic Corfu Imperial combines old-world glamour, impressive gardens, pools, fine dining and aristocratic furnishings with family-friendly comfort and facilities. This secluded resort will not disappoint. Though part of Greek hotel chain Grecotel, there is no hint of mass-production: everything from service to interior design is refined and well-judged.
Corfu Imperial is located on a private green peninsula in the Kommeno Bay facing the Ionian Sea. It is surrounded by beautiful cypress trees, silver olive groves, Italian gardens and mountainous skylines. In the private coves of the peninsula are several organized sandy beaches, a pebbled beach and a beach for dining with berthing area for yachts.
As you enter the resort, you’ll be struck by the impressive white columns and chandeliers at the main entrance. The marbled reception and baroque-style lounges establish a regal theme. Spa and pool areas are stylish and modern, while the rooms are decorated in fresh and bright palettes with accents of vintage design.
At Corfu Imperial, families can choose between a wide range of family accommodation. There are luxury guest rooms, family suites, family bungalows and royal villas (some with private pool) for your stay. Children up to 14 years old stay free in the parent’s room depending on each room’s capacity.
Pristine white walls, wooden floors and accents of glamour in sparkling mirrors, cushions and art defines many of the rooms. Private villas and bungalows are even more opulently furnished with armoires and chaise lounges and combine floor-to-ceiling windows with aristocratic balconies and views over landscaped gardens and the sea.
Large families who want to spend their holiday in exclusive luxury can stay at the ‘Palazzo’ accommodation: multi-room suites that resemble a Venetian palace. They’re huge, with vaulted ceilings, king-sized master bedrooms, several private pools and olive tree-framed views of the sea.
All accommodations offer free of charge baby cots and other baby equipment; from pushchairs and bathtubs, to potty seats and changing mats.
The famed Grecotel kidsclub Grecoland is a charming play corner for crafts and games decorated with brightly colored benches and tables. Kids can dress up, do crafts, join activities and competitions or just rest. Grecoland is for children aged 4-12 years and opens during the whole season, 6 times per week with supervised, morning and afternoon sessions.
Grecoland kids programs are high-quality experiences that are designed according to the ages of the children and teens. They can participate in unique ‘Discovery’ activities leaning about the planets, the environment, culture and healthy eating. At swim school ‘Wonderfin’, kids and adults play and learn in the water. They can even transform themselves into mermaids & mermen wearing their favorite fin tail or become powerful water creatures with shark fins. For teens there are activities too, from Spa nights and photography to language learning.
In addition to Grecoland and the family facilities, you can also request babysitting and childcare services. The friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to be of assistance.
While kids are being entertained by Grecoland, parents can visit the Elixir Spa or sweat it out in the steam room/ hammam, sauna or state-of-the-art gym. In the mood for some relaxation? Rest under the palm trees next to the beautiful pools with views over the sea and the island. End your morning with a beautiful seafood lunch at the white tables of Yali restaurant that is set out almost into the sea!
Kids and parents can also spent quality time together on activities. Think of horseback riding in the lush nature of the peninsula, participate in water sports, enjoy golf or go hiking together. Entertainment for kids and parents is provided during spectacular music shows, live acts and super DJ shows. The hotel’s entertainment team offers a variety of activities from morning gym to evening shows with traditional folklore dancing.
While parents can indulge pre-dinner cocktails at the terrace bar Odysseus, the kids will be happy with their own food heaven. At the Grecoland Tasty Corner you don’t have to worry about what to feed your kids, and they will enjoy meals with their friends. Taste Corner provides for delicious and nutritious options to suit younger palates at no additional charge. Parents of babies can find soft-boiled meat, veggies and fruits and the baby buffet where they can prepare customized fresh baby food.
Dining choices range from classic Greek with local Corfiot dishes to fine dining with European flavors. Families will like the international breakfast and lunch buffets in the terraced Mon Repos and the meze at all-day brasserie Nafsika. À la carte Aristos offers European fine dining in a more formal setting while the poolside Steak & Sushi restaurant is a trendy alternative for families. Corfu Imperial has choices for all kinds of families in an elegant ambiance.
The beautiful architecture combined with the natural setting and excellent services is what makes Corfu Imperial stand out. But should you want to leave the resort, access to the nearby local villages is easy with a car or with the hotel’s luxurious transfer vehicles.
Grecotel-owned Danilia village is a must-visit for families. Colourful Danilia is a unique replica of a traditional Corfiot village and functions as an open-air museum as well as a venue for celebrations. The village has been the location for several movies such as the James Bond film “For Your Eyes Only” and most recently for the filming of the British smash hit ITV series “The Durrells”.
The historic Corfu Town and the airport lie 12 kilometres south. Corfu town is a must-visit for families. The beautiful Venetian Town with its arches, piazza’s and narrow streets are great for walking with kids. Its surrounding palaces, fortifications and castles are some glamorous landmarks of Corfu that will impress the entire family!