Delfino Blu Corfu – so many things to do
( It rhymes!! Today’s Title by Explorason )
Accommodation Name: Delfino Blu Boutique Hotel
Location: Agios Stefanos, Corfu , Greece
Telephone: +30 26630 51629
Fax: +30 26630 51628
Mobile: +30 6932 248389
email Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
email Weddings: email@example.com
Date stayed: September, 2014
Breakfast: Yes – optional extra
Bar: Yes – 3: including a poolside bar and beachside cafe and bar
Full Dinner Menu is available at the restaurant, and lunches at the beachside cafe.
Kitchen: Rooms are available upon request with a kitchen
Child friendly: Yes
Our arrival to Greece from Albania with our car was somewhat a relief. I was looking forward to our break from travelling, and we were booked to stay at the Delfino Blue Boutique Hotel. As the ferry came late in the day (and we lose an hour with time change) we stayed a short drive from the port on the first night, and this had enabled us to explore a little on the way to the hotel.
But as we woke to start our drive, it was to a shower of rain. It rained and rained and rained. The shower became a storm, and I meandered through the hills with hope that each bend would be Agios Stefanos.
On arrival, the lovely receptionist raced out to meet us with an umbrella, and soon we were relaxing in the lobby area with a nice welcome drink and platter of yummy ice-cream, fruits and local cake.
So instead of the lovely blue skies, we were clouded under grey. But not to worry. We had been living with only unpacking bare necessities out of the car all through the last few weeks of Eastern Europe, and we were happy to have the time to haul out our belongings into our spacious suite, and unpack.
It was a large apartment style suite, with a lounge / play area for the kids.
Next day I woke to blue skies and some wind, and Explorason made himself quite at home on the large balcony.
There was also a family 2 bedroom suit upstairs available. I love the blue and white of this suite. It has a real seaside feel to it.
This had a large entry living and dining area, and one of the two bedrooms, and bathrooms as well as an equipped modern kitchen.
This also had 2 bathrooms. I found the bathrooms to be lovely. With toiletries, robes, slippers and plenty of towels.
The apartments overlooked the sea and a pool area. Tables and chairs enable guests to sit and enjoy the most magical morning as I watched locals ride horses, walk their dogs, and tourists go for their morning run or walk.
In the evening I took photos of magical sunsets. Each day was different. But by far, the most colourful sky was right after the storm.
As we headed to the beach, we were delighted to be served immediately by a lovely man. Two sun beds and an umbrella were waiting for us, and he quickly brought us an ice bucket and a bottle of water and cups each day.
It was here that Explorason first played with one of the two other Australian families staying here. He hit it off with one of the sons right away. It was as though they had been friends for months or years.
So, with so many water sports available on the beach, the boys donned lifejackets and headed for the waves on the tube.
They went flying through the air the second time they went on, as the water was so choppy. The adrenalin was pumping for all of them.
So it was back to the pool for a little bit of relaxed time.
A swim for Explorason.
A Cocktail for me and a Mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail) for him.
And I set to relax in the shade and finish a book I have been trying to read for months now.
In the afternoons the boys would often play pool. There was a lovely undercover area so rain or shine this was a good backup activity.
The staff were great. They set up a ‘play’ corner in our room. Here the three family of boys could spread out and watch TV or play with their electronic and computer games.
The week seemed to pass so quickly. We enjoyed walks along the beach. We walked to the top of the hill where there are a couple of Tavernas with magnificent views. We swam, sunbathed, read, and relaxed.
One day I had to attend to some legal forms, and the staff at the hotel arranged for the photocopying for me. Nothing was too much trouble. I was glad to see that job out of the way. Life goes on, even when you travel. Banking needs to be sorted, and legal and important matters attended to, and this is often difficult when in a foreign country, and on the move as fast as we are. Language barriers and lack of computer and print stores with up to date technology can make this a challenge. So I was pleased to drive in Greece, and have some confidential assistance from the hotel staff.
Sadly our last night came upon us. We had booked a sunset dinner table on the patio area above the pool. As we looked down upon the pool bar, I watched a man enjoying his last swim of the day. Folks laughed and talked at the poolside bar. The wind softly blew. It was a prefect setting.
We then were asked to join our Canadian / Australian friends at their table for the last dinner. The boys moved to one table, and the adults sat together and had a lovely drink and conversation. It was so nice to have met such lovely people, and to have shared the week with their delightful boys too.
I could have stayed another week here. We met people who have come to this same town over 30 times. They always stay at the same place, and they enjoy the same warm, and friendly Greek service.
If you are planning a trip to Corfu, I can recommend the Delfino Blu Hotel. It is a fabulous four star hotel with lovely staff with English spoken (as well German I believe by the receptionist).
The location is also wonderful, as it is away from the southern area of Greece where the teenagers go to party.
And the sunsets paint the sky a different colour every night. So every day ends with a different sky, and a different memory.
As we depart, we leave with some very special memories – thank you Delfino Blu. We had a fabulous time, and we hope too to return again one day.