Grecotel Corfu Imperial, Kommeno, Corfu
Tel: 30 266 108 8400
Concierge.com's insider take:
The site of the European Union Leaders Summit in 1994, this hotel on Kommeno Bay, about seven miles from Corfu Town, has retained its air of slightly haughty exclusivity. The property's secluded coves and gardens make it one of the most private on the island, and they surround—in addition to the 184 rooms in the main building—126 bungalows and villas, ranging from the exclusive (the Waterfront Bungalow Suite has access to a private "Famous Class" beach) to the super-exclusive (the Dream Villas have private splash pools) to the outrageously opulent (the Royal Pavilion sits on its own private cove). All have marble baths and are upholstered in summery pale or flowered fabrics. The rooms and villas have soaring ceilings, while the villas and suites have walk-in wardrobes. This place takes itself a little seriously; for example, men are kindly requested to wear long trousers in the Aristos and Mon Repos restaurants during the evening. But, for commensurate Old World service—a rarity in sometimes too laid-back Greece—sweaty legs are a price many are willing to pay.
Closed mid-October through April.