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Travellers Advice on Govino Bay Apartments in Gouvia, Corfu

Re: Excellent Hotel - already pining to be back!
by Gem from Liverpool on August 2008 | Overal Rating of Govino Bay Apartmentsl: 9/10
i am 2 days back form holidaying in govino bay apartments and i'm already pining to be back!  its ideally situated by gouvia bay and a beach (you have to walk through another hotel to get to the beach from the apartments, only found that out just before we left!), and is a 10mins bus ride to corfu town and from there you can travel to north south and west of corfu via the green buses.
If you want closer amenities there is, just round the corner, a long street with bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.  however i would advise going to gouvia marina and corfu town, it's a little more expensive but gives a different feel to your night. Eventhough we had no complaints about the beach, on the west side the beaches are more sand and not so shingle as the east.  if you get the chance take a day trip on the boat to paxos and the mainland, the beaches and scenerey are breathtaking. book this through the travel shop near the apartments, not through your rep, it's cheaper. So this review is not all one sided i did notice that the pool didn't really have a life guard, but then again on the few days i was at the pool (a very good size), i had my nose in a book or my eyes to the sky. If you decide to go to Govino Bay you'll have a lovely time and i'm jealous, sorry for waffling!!!
p.s the reason why i gave it a 4 and not 5 was because it rained and there wasn't too much to do then.

Govino Bay Apartments in Gouvia

Re: Great accommodation, better beaches elsewhere!
by Russellc100 from London on Sept 2008 | Overal Rating of Govino Bay Apartments: 8/10
We booked our holiday directly with First Choice at the very reasonable price of £360pp including flights, transfers and accommodation for 1 week. Govino Bay apartments themselves are great and very friendly helpful reception staff who speak good english. Clean, bright, spacious, air conditioned, comfortable beds, everything worked including the shower and toilet. TV has CNN and the other channels have occasional english programs as well. Kitchen facilities are 2 electric hotplates, microwave, fridge. Secure safety deposit box in the room for 9 euros for the week. Cleaning service everyday except Saturday with linen changed, beds made and even dishes washed. The grounds are very well maintained and nice looking pool area with bar etc.
he office has free wi-fi internet so you can take your laptop to somewhere nearby to collect your emails etc, which we found very handy. The nearby beach "gouvia" is more like a lake than a proper beach. Completely calm water and dirt shoreline etc. We couldn't find any tavernas overlooking the water nearby, so you have to go to the main drag if you want to eat anywhere decent. The main shopping/restaurant street starts around 5 mins walk away and extends for maybe 15 mins walk or so, i.e. it's long and there are literally dozens and dozens of different restaurants to choose from. Lots of choice as well: greek, italian, mexican, even Thai.
Local Restaurants we tried: Moukas - Greek. The food was ok but over-priced compared to other places we tried. Poco Loco Tex-Mex Mexican (right down the far end) - great food, drinks a bit expensive, great live Cuban/Latino live band/show on Friday and Saturday but be warned the place gets booked out so get there early. Mythos - Greek. Fantastic food and cheap. Great value!

Re: Govina Bay Apts - great pool, good times in Gouvia,!
by Miss A Yancy from UK on July 2008 | Overal Rating of Govino Bay Apartments: 10/10
Our holiday to gouvia was great, there was four of us all adults and we had a 1 bed apartment at the Govino bay aparthotel.
The apartment was clean and spacious with a fantastic view of the bay and gardens. The housekeeping service was very good they come 6 days a week. The pool area was good with a bar that served drinks and snacks, the staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. There is a lifeguard around the pool 6 days a week and she is lovely, she makes it so everyone gets to enjoy the pool not just childre. All the bars, resturants and shops are a 2 minute walk away from Govino Bay Hotel / Apartments, with loads to choose from. We tried most of the resturants and didnt have a bad meal, our favourites was 9 Muses and Romeos the food in both was fantastic aswell as the service. There was lots of bars our favourite was Whispers it had good music and atmosphere and they have happy hour from 8pm til 12am on cocktails and draught beer buy one get one free! All in all it was a great holiday and has something for all ages. We wished we had booked for 2 weeks but we will definately return.

Re: Govino Bay is the best! !
by Miss P Med from UK on Sept 2008 | Overal Rating of Govino Bay Apartments: 9/10
We landed at corfu airport and got into a taxi, agree the price before getting in, you shouldnt pay more that 20euros. the roads in the town are crazy. we arrived at the reception and we were at the wrong 1 as there is 2 parts to Govino Bay, but a man in a black truck came and took our cases to the other 1 and there was no problems. we booked with alpharooms a 2 bed appartment (for the same price as a 1 bed) there was an upstairs with 2 beds and then a bedroom downstairs. The kitchen had fridge/freezer and toasty maker in. there is also iron/board too. there is a air con unit in the kitchen section of the appartment and we just had this on constantly and propped the door open to the downstairs bedroom and it kept it cool. The bathroom was fine, had a decent shower in and a hairdryer- just 1 of those basic ones you get in hotels. The only bugs i seen all holiday were a few ants, and these cant be helped but they didnt cause a problem. the pool is a good size with plenty of sunbeds we didnt have to get up early once- but there was no umberellas around the pool and only 3 on the beach. The sun loungers didnt have the cushion bit on and were just the plastic bit so we bought lilos and laid on them. the lifeguard was around and she didnt like people jumping in the pool. but we just waited until she left and then got in iwth the lios. the grassed area/beach is nice and very relaxing- there is even 2 swans on the bay. if you go to the right on this beach through a little cut it takes you to the next hotel. this is where we got on our boat trip. a man runs local boat trips daily at 1pm and is only 15 euros (cheap compared to others) we really enjoyed this and it allowed us to see more of Corfu island. The shops and bars are about 5-10 min walk away (turn right as you come out). we ate at 9 Muses which was really nice and also a grill called Athena, (kind of like a kebab shop!) we had chicken pittas which were lovely and for only 2 euros!
A few of the pubs in Gouvia had shut as the season was quieting down so the only entertainment we could find was Elvis! this was 1 thing we were a bit dissipointed with as we would have liked to have been able to sit and have a drink and watch something or a kareoke etc. Melodies had a good atmosphere and served Carling on draught!

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