Domes Miramare shows off the best of Corfu all within one immaculate, stylish hotel. Situated on the island’s eastern coast, the elegant establishment was originally built for the Onassis family in the 1960s and was only recently renovated and reopened.
Domes Miramare is without a doubt the most luxurious hotel on the island and the grand entrance offers the perfect introduction. When we arrived we were stunned by the views, the dramatic architecture (designed around the existing ancient trees) and the lovely twinkling of a baby grand piano.
Each room is more dramatic than the next and I particularly loved this room, for enjoying a coffee or snack. Every area of the hotel very much has its own character and atmosphere thanks to the careful curation of furniture and artwork.
There is a wide range of room options to suit every need and budget. Double rooms start from £232 but you can indulge in a top Pavilion Suite or even a Private Villa which have more space, privacy and also give you access to an exclusive lounge with food, drinks and private sun loungers.
We were very comfortable in our Emerald retreat sea view room. The pristine white room felt very in tune with the surroundings, with some touches of contrasting blue and green. In the bedroom there was a King sized bed, decadently large tv and a small table (kindly complete with a bottle of chilled champagne).
The bathroom was small but well designed, with a powerful shower and great toiletries from cult Swedish brand Byredo.
The tranquil Soma spa is tucked away in a quieter area of the property. The spa uses Elemis products for their revitalising and relaxing treatments, and we experienced the wonderful effects of these with a full body massage. The hotel also runs fitness classes in the olive groves for guests most mornings.
When it’s time to pull yourself away from the pool for a bite to eat there are plenty of tempting options. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served every day at Makris, the main restaurant, but guests can also enjoy sushi and sake at the Raw Bar or meze snacks at the beach bar.
The food is inspired by Corfiot cuisine and I was very impressed by the sophisticated finesse and high standard, considering the casual style of food you find elsewhere on the island. Both nights we indulged in three courses from the extensive a la carte menu which included treats like Feta stuffed courgette flowers and Local lamb with delicately cooked vegetables.
Most guests spend their days enjoying the peace by the sea or beautiful hotel pool, but if you do feel like venturing out, I can highly recommend a trip on the hotel’s boat, Miramaretta. The boat goes to and from Corfu old town port four times a day and is the perfect excuse to go and see some charming Venetian architecture in this UNESCO World Heritage city.
Domes Miramare illustrates all the wonder and serenity of the most special parts of Corfu, while also offering guests all the luxurious amenities they could wish for on an indulgent and special holiday.
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I was a guest of Domes Miramare.