As Autumn arrives in London, summer is still in full swing over on the idyllic Greek islands. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Corfu, where balmy weather and an easy going lifestyle are the norm.
My first stop was Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas, a newly renovated, adults-only boutique hotel in the south of the island, not far from the airport. The all suite hotel is a tranquil and luxurious place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Corfu old town.
We were staying in a smart Junior Suite with private whirlpool. It was fresh and airy with subtle accents of colour and stylish patterned tiles. The bed dominated the room, with a bright purple velvet armchair in one corner and a small bathroom tucked away at the front.
On the first morning we were treated to breakfast on our terrace. The charming terracotta-hued terrace was a glorious sun trap, annoyingly also a favourite for the persistent Corfu wasps! A lavish breakfast set-up included the sweetest freshly squeezed orange juice, delicious pastries and a tropical fruit platter.
There are several restaurants and bars to choose from; the main San Giovanni eatery serves a buffet breakfast and dinner, while guests wishing for a more special experience can book the a la carte Apaggio terrace restaurant, with endless azure sea views.
You can enjoy an evening aperitif at the colourful heritage lobby bar, or choose to sip your drink during the day at the dazzling pool bar.
At each outlet the staff are welcoming and eager to please, choose a classic cocktail or ask them to make you a creative invention.
Life’s troubles seem to melt away at Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas. It is serene and calm, a place to truly relax and soak up the stunning surroundings.
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I was a guest of Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas.