5 Best Hotels in Corfu Town, Corfu

Cavalieri Hotel

$ | Kapodistriou 4, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece

This hotel occupies a landmark 18th-century building with a wonderful location equidistant between the Liston and the sea; it's one of the few hotels here to remain open year-round (and therefore caters to a lot of business travelers). The building began life as the 17th-century palace of Count Flamburiari and was among the first of the luxury hotels to open in Corfu in the mid-1960s. Guest rooms have nice bathrooms and simple but comfortable furnishings. If you want a breathtaking view of the Old Fortress and the sea, ask for a room on the fourth or fifth floor, with a number ending in 1, 2 or 3. The highlight is the roof garden, where over a drink at sunset you have the most glorious view in town, ranging from the Esplandade (Spinanda) park at your front step all the way out to the deep blue sea.

Pros

  • Beautiful historic building
  • Great views over the Esplanade and the sea
  • Short walk to the sights of the historic center

Cons

  • Small public rooms
  • The area can be noisy
  • No dedicated parking
Kapodistriou 4, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
26610-39041
hotel Details
50 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Corfu Palace

$$ | Leoforos Dimokratias 2, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece

Built in 1950 as the island's first resort hotel—and these days showing it—the Corfu Palace is a grande dame in bad need of a face-lift, albeit in an unbeatable location and with some lingering grace notes. This stolidly built landmark's guest rooms have a spaciousness from an earlier age, and they are all sweetly decorated with old-fashioned Louis XIV–style furniture. Even better, the hotel is but a couple of minutes' walk from the town center and overlooks Garitsa bay. Every guest room has a sea-view balcony and a marble bathroom. The two restaurants have seating in the gardens that surround the huge saltwater pool, and once a week there's a barbecue. You can book a tennis court at the nearby Corfu Tennis Club and hire facilities at the Corfu Yacht Club. The hotel, one of the few in Corfu to remain open year-round, caters to many older visitors and families who don't want to stay in the busy center of town. The island's only casino is located just off reception and operates 24 hours a day.

Pros

  • Gorgeous garden and pool area
  • Great breakfast buffet
  • Has Corfu's only casino, open 24 hours a day

Cons

  • Decor shows its age
  • No beach or sea swimming
  • Limited parking space
Leoforos Dimokratias 2, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
26610-39485
hotel Details
112 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Hotel Bella Venezia

$$ | Zambelli 4, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece

This elegant two-story Venetian town house centrally located has been used as a hotel since the 1800s and remains one of the nicest small hotels in town. The elegant lobby, with its marble floors, rich polished-wood ceiling, and chandeliers, is furnished with sofas covered in metallic-hued brocades. The high-ceiling guest rooms are small but have been furnished with simple, contemporary furniture. A buffet breakfast is served in the lovely gardens at the side and back of the hotel. There are no views, but it's wonderfully quiet and just a short walk from the Esplanade.

Pros

  • Very friendly service
  • Short walk to the sights of the historic center
  • Lovely garden breakfast area

Cons

  • Some rooms have small windows
  • Views are urban rather than maritime
  • Nearby parking hard to find
Zambelli 4, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
26610-20707
hotel Details
31 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Hotel Hermes

$ | G. Markora 12--14, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece

The old, no-frills Hermes was always popular with backpackers, but since an upgrade it has more appeal for budget travelers in general. It's a good, inexpensive choice for a short stay in Corfu Town, but not the best choice for a longer summer holiday if you value creature comforts, views, and being near a beach (the hotel is in the center of town).

Pros

  • Affordable rates
  • Very helpful staff
  • Plenty of restaurants nearby

Cons

  • Adjacent market and main road are noisy in early morning
  • Breakfast is not included
  • No parking nearby
G. Markora 12--14, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
26610-39268
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Siora Vittoria Boutique Hotel

$$ | Stefanou Padova 36, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece Fodor's Choice

Right in the heart of Corfu's historic center and just a minute's walk away from the Liston, this grand mansion was built in 1823 by the aristocratic Metaxas clan and, happily, its conversion to a hotel succeeded in preserving its lovely and authentic Venetian style. The hotel retains, for example, such time-burnished elements as the original checkerboard tile floor, the walled garden, and the original staircase while adding some new delights: the personalized service is the nearest you'll find in Corfu to a B&B. Named in honor of a Metaxas ancestor, the hotel has nine rooms, all decorated in soft, warm colors, with walls adorned with old prints and paintings, and antiques accenting the cozy lounge and breakfast room. Each of the rooms—seven in the main house and two in an annex—are artistically appointed and equipped with some nice up-to-date facilities, including one godsend: the garden proves to be a haven of peace right in the center of the city. Though the hotel does not serve any meals except breakfast, there are a number of excellent restaurants a short walk away.

Pros

  • Exquisite accommodation with a real flavor of old Corfu
  • Close to all the town's best facilities, yet tranquil
  • Open all year

Cons

  • Some rooms are small
  • Most rooms lack balconies
  • Not suitable for young children
Stefanou Padova 36, Corfu Town, 49100, Greece
26610-36300
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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