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Villas vs hotels in Corfu

The best thing about holidays in Corfu is that they tend to be so steeped in the island's rugged green landscape and beautiful beaches that no one thing can make or break your time here.

We will say, however, that choosing the right accommodations can certainly help – so if you're deciding between one of Corfu's peaceful villas or a full-blown hotel extravaganza, we can help ease the pressure with this easy guide.


Villas offer big time privacy

You won't have to worry about noisy neighbours or running into other guests in your hotel hallways here – villas offer a unique opportunity to have a place that's all your own, which includes, in many cases, use of a private pool.

Your days of sunlounger poaching will be very much behind you.

Villas in Corfu are usually found in quieter areas that are still close to the beach, too. So odds are, you won't be kept awake by the hustle and bustle from outside.

On the flip side, if you're a social butterfly that loves to make friends while on holiday, your opportunities here are largely limited to restaurants and bars, or group activities you join during the day.

You can make your own food

Staying at a villa means you've got use of your own kitchen facilities and can go totally Self Catering. This generally offers money-saving potential, as you can actively choose to eat less costly meals, and prepare bits like lunches and snacks for when you're out in the town.

Going Self Catering also means you're not tied down to set meals at set times, so if there are days where you're just not up to cooking, you can head down to a local restaurant to sample the local delicacies.

They're a great value for money

Villas are typically seen as a cheap alternative to hotels, and are especially cost-effective if you're travelling with a group.

Villas in Corfu tend to sleep upwards of five to seven people and sometimes more, so when you select the amount of people in your party, you'll notice the cost reduces.


The entertainment is built in

With hotels' tendencies to have endless entertainment offerings, you'll have a built-in itinerary, which means you won't even have to leave your hotel's borders to fill your days.

With sport courts, gyms and physical fitness classes, evening entertainment and live shows, and sometimes even their own waterparks, Corfu hotels have your entire holiday buttoned up for you.

Everything is taken care of for you

If you go All Inclusive at your Corfu hotel, you've got your holiday cuisine completely in the bag.

Much of the time, the All Inclusive label here means breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, afternoon snacks and sometimes even alcoholic drinks.

The same goes for cleaning your room at the end of your trip – simply put, you won't have to. With staff on hand for questions, comments and concerns – and to change your bedsheets – everything is under control.

Hotels tend to get prime real estate

While villas go heavy on the privacy, one thing we'll say about hotels is that they somehow always seem to nab up the best real estate.

Bundled up along the waterfront or high up into the hills with gorgeous views out to sea, hotels garner their spots strategically, all with the mindset of keeping their guests in the thick of the action.

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