A sandy beach and wildlife area are just 2 of the reasons this secluded hotel is so highly rated.
Little pastel-coloured buildings spill across manicured lawns here. Two minutes’ walk gets you to the beach. Ten minutes and you’re at Lake Antinioti, a great place to spot wildlife.
The hotel is nice and tucked away but there’s plenty going on in the way of activities and entertainment. There’s also a big pool with first-rate sea views – the restaurant here is great for taking in the sunset.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Snacks 12.00-16.00. Ice-cream 10.30-17.30. Afternoon coffee and cakes 16.00-17.00.
Unlimited local beer, wine and spirits 10.30-23.00, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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With parasols and sunbeds.
Main buffet restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering Mediterranean and international cuisine with themed evenings and show cooking. The little ones aren't forgotten, with their own buffet available from 7pm-9pm.
Offering brand name spirits, local drinks, beers, wine, juices and soft drinks. Snacks are on offer at lunchtime and coffee and cakes are served between 4pm and 5pm. And ice-cream is on offer from 10.30am to 5.30pm.
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Not as good as last time!
Returned from a 1 week holiday at the Mareblue on 24th April. This was not our first visit to this hotel - we last stayed some 8 years ago when it was still called the 'Blue Bay Resort' and we had some very fond memories particularly of the stunning views over the sea with the barren mountains of Albania rising just a few miles beyond. The lawns were always beautifully maintained and the numerous olive trees were finely trimmed - just fantastic! Unfortunately, when we arrived the lawns hadn't been cut and the trees still needed to be trimmed - disappointing. We had heard that many of the rooms had recently been refurbished. However, when we arrived we were disappointed to find that our room in 'Dr No' had changed little since our last visit and even though this was only the 2nd day of their new season, we had to wait until 3.00pm for the room to be available. The room was at least clean but for the first 5 days the water pressure was non existent and the water itself tepid at best and it took over 30 minutes to run enough water to have even a shallow bath. We have been to many 'All Inclusive' hotels and I am sorry to say that the food was distinctly average - by the end of the week the restaurant was extremely busy and within 20 minutes of opening, you had to queue to get a table as they seemed reluctant to open the annex to the restaurant which would have instantly relieved the pressure. The grill was particularly disappointing and on one occasion they offered only grilled courgettes and on another day grilled fish heads - surprisingly there were few takers!! As part of the stay, each guest was entitled to one meal in their 'Olives' a la carte restaurant which during our stay was relocated from the pool area to the restaurant annex. Regrettably, this was easily the worst meal I had during my stay and the service was extremely poor and our experience wasn't unusual - the couple on the table next to us waited over 1 hour for their starter and even then it was cold and had to be returned to the kitchens for a replacement! The pool has beautiful view over the sea but the whole pool area had gone downhill since our last visit with the printed concrete surface having deteriorated badly with poorly done repairs everywhere. There was certainly no shortage of sun loungers but these were all badly faded and hadn't been cleaned properly since last year with the majority being stained with suntan lotion and bird poo! The evening entertainment was held in the under cover bar area attached the main reception/restaurant building but unless you were prepared to get there early and sit through the kids disco, you had next to no chance of finding a table. One of my pet hates is smoking and it's bad enough having to put up with people smoking next to you in an open space. However, once the bi-fold doors were shut to make it warmer and less draughty, the smoke had no where to go and despite this now being an 'enclosed area' these inconsiderate people continued their foul habit and by the time the entertainment had finished, you left smelling of stale smoke - disgusting! For any guests who cannot stand to be cut-off from social media for more than a few hours this is certainly not the place to be as the hotel levy a high charge for Wifi connection and even then the connection is extremely poor. To follow the football scores we had to go down to the local Pyramid bar for a drink simply because they offer free wifi. Fortunately, the weather during our stay was brilliant - sunshine every day and unusually high temperatures. We also enjoyed our daily walk along the coastal path to the totally deserted Akivarai beach - again the scenery was beautiful with wild flowers all along the path. Despite all the negatives, we still had a good break due largely to the fantastic weather and for the price we paid - just Â£230 each including flights and transfers, the holiday was great value for money. However, I have to say that if we had paid 'proper money' for the holiday, I would not be happy!More
OK let's start. Hotel great, clean ,the staff are all smart and very hard working. The pools are a wonderful very clean with loads of sunbeds. Now for the best bit THE FOOD IS AWESOME great choice never got fed up you could stay there a month and never eat the same dish. Drinks also good OK lime all all-inclusive you won't get drunk but the beer is always cold and the window better than OK. Plenty of room in all seated area's, OK we eat at night about nine and they are still keeping everything full, the sweets are to die for. OK it might be the time we went 21_30 April yes we only got home yesterday but not a fly or mozzy in sight. Weather could have been a bit warmer would I go back again YES PLEASE. I never heard anyone complaining, so when you hear people slagging this hotel off may be just maybe they eat at Mac Ds or one of Mr. Ramsey restaurants.More
Good holiday, but not 4 star
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Mareblue. It takes up to 2 hrs to travel to the hotel from the airport by coach, so we opted for a taxi which was much more expensive but we thought worth it to be there in 45 mins. The Mareblue is in a very quiet location on the north coast, which we loved, but there is no town or village within walking distance, so you can either chill in and around the hotel or you will need taxis or day trips to get out and about. The hotel offers a limited shuttle bus service, but we did not use it. The hotel is very clean and appears well looked after. The grounds are very pleasant and spacious. We opted for a standard room with a garden view and balcony. It was clean and functional but was definitely not 4 star standard. The food on an all-inclusive basis was good, plenty of choice. Standards like lots of salad and chicken etc featured every night, but themed nights and special dishes ensured that there was a good variety. Breakfast was very good and the restaurant was never over-crowded. You get one evening in the Al a carte restaurant. We found this very disappointing and the service there was poor. The drinks on the all inclusive package were good, including the wine. The pool areas were very pleasant with plenty of comfy loungers and towels available. Lovely views out to see from the main pool. The entertainment staff were friendly and worked hard, day and night, but the standard of the entertainment was below a 4 star rating. For us and some other UK guests, getting away from smokers in the bar areas was a problem. Perhaps designated smoking areas might help. We enjoyed our holiday and have no complaints but we certainly felt that the Mareblue USA good 3 star and not a4 star.More
Some great, some not so great points
Just back from this hotel in Corfu. We travelled as two families with one teenager and one 11 & 8 year old. The hotel was clean and rooms well maintained, but the main points i have listed below. Good... Clean hotel & rooms ( a few ants) Nice view from room EXCELLENT FOOD Plenty of sunbeds Fab views over Albania Mixed entertainment shows Lord travel rep Jason BAD The animation team were a bit lacklustre. ( except IBE from Tunisia) No seafood in bufffet_ not a single prawn!! Limited tours available Transfare took forever Staff quite lacklustre Very strict management - there has to be rules, but remember we are tbere on Holidays not following the rat race like at home..... Chill a bit A few James Bond things around the hotel might help the theme, even some Bond music playing Excellent Food Drinks Head of entertainment 5* (loved him - not his team) We might be back in Corfu, but later in the season, but the hotel need to relax a few things as its quite regimented. Were in the Mitsis last year.... That would be our first choice againMore
Week away with husband.
On arrival at the hotel, was greeted with a warm welcome. Checked and was told to head in for lunch and when we had finished we would find our luggage in our room. We had a fab lunch, there was something for everyone's taste. We went to our room, and found that we had been given a room with a bath. Unfortunately I am unable to use a bath due to my disability. But once my husband returned to the reception and explain that we had asked for a shower and why they were more than happy to sort it. With in 2 minutes we was given a better room and informed that they would yet again move our luggage. All the facilities were well maintained and clean. The staff were all happy and warm. Was also lovely that the owners were often seen walking around and very friendly and willing to talk to guests. Jason the rep from Lord Travel was always smiling and laughing. We would highly recommend the Mareblue Beach to anyone. Loved the stay. More
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