TELEGRAPH TRAVEL, review on the Nafsika Hotel

I am a great believer in fate and karma so when things happen to you I really do think that it’s more than just chance. One thing that my sister always says to me is that “things happen for a reason” and I agree with her!

As most people know this year is not so good business wise in Agios Stefanos. I think mainly because people are cautious with their spending along with other economic reasons. So when an article appears in the Telegraph about your establishment and along with just 4 other hotels when there are endless amounts of them in Corfu, you feel very proud! One hopes that other than yourself, others have seen the article as well!

Pool and bar by night.

The score of 7 out of 10 is in fact due to Mr. Dubin giving us 5 out of 10 for location and 5 out of 10 for the rooms, both of which I totally disagree as they are both unrealistic. Not that I think my hotel is a 10 out of 10 but certainly at least 8 out of 10.

Entitled Fall under the spell of Corfu – travel with the experts written by Marc Dubin on 20th August in the Telegraph.



Nafsika Hotel 7/10 (score)

This cult beachfront family-run hotel, on the south end of the Corfiot northwest coast, seems like an Eighties Greek-resort time capsule, with basic rooms but superior welcome, a pool-cum-bar and an in-house restaurant. The service from Spyros, the manager, his parents and their entire staff is assiduous. The 15 basic rooms may be ripe for a makeover but are kept spotless, while Mama Theodora’s chip-free homestyle greek cooking attracts a considerable walk-in-trade.

Location: South end of San Stefanos on the northwest coast. Price: Doubles from £45. Details


10 thoughts on “TELEGRAPH TRAVEL, review on the Nafsika Hotel

  1. I love the Nafsika just as it is. The location is ideal – close enough to the beach for convenience and far enough away from the centre for quiet relaxation. As you quote “things happen for a reason” and the thing happening is people returning to the Nafsika hotel time after time. The reason this ‘thing’ is happening? Well that’s obvious – it’s a lovely place to spend a holiday.

  2. 5 out of 10 for location!!!! ridiculous – the Nafsika has a fantastic location, amazing views and far enough away from the centre to have the benefit of peace and quiet. I also disagree with the 5 out of 10 for the rooms but great exposure for the Hotel ;0)

    • I totally agree with you but you might find that others think that the location is not great. Thomson does a questionnaire after people had their holiday and the number of times clients have scored me low on the location question….well, it’s hard for me to believe!

  3. I have know spiro 23 years and would not go to any other hotel in Corfu as this one is the best ………………………………….. Home from home just love it


  4. Absolutly ridiculous. The best location, fantastic views, who needs tv’s, radios, in a room when all the most important people are in the bar and restaurant – whats wrong with inteligent and friendly conversation washed down with a few 5 stars. Can it be that some people don’t know how to actually talk to each other. We have been going for 10 years and have met many families time and time again- so obviously they love it too. I am already looking forward to next year. 10/10 for peace and quiet lovely views, fantastic food and friends- Spiro we love you along with George and Theadora. Chris and Nigel

    • Thanks Chris and Nigel, I could not have said it better but don’t forget they’re many people that want the Elvis impersonators, the Bingo nights, the Drag Queen singers & Karaoke sing-a-longs which of course I would not mind, in as much they could only sing a little!

  5. We haven’t stayed in the Nafsika, but always eat there in the evening! We love everything about it and we would always give a 10 out of 10 for food, service and the lovely people who work there! We have tried other eating places and they are all good, but the atmosphere at the Nafsika is just a bit special for us! Looking forward to our 9th visit next July.
    John & Karen

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