The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Corfu

The Hotel Kaiser Bridge has a lovely spot on the coast with a private beach
The Hotel Kaiser Bridge has a lovely spot on the coast with a private beach | Courtesy of Hotel Kaiser Bridge / Expedia
Mark Nayler

A boutique hotel provides the ideal alternative to an all-inclusive resort along the Corfu coast. And there are plenty of choices, from suites in historic buildings in the capital to bungalows set in century-old olive groves. Read on for our pick of the best boutique hotels in Corfu – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Delfino Blu Wellness Boutique Hotel, for sunset sipping in Agios Stefanos

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A balcony with two loungers and a parasol at Delfino Blu Wellness Boutique Hotel, overlooking the sea at dusk
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Sleep is part of the wellness offering at Delfino Blu, an eco-conscious boutique hotel on the northwestern extremity of Corfu. Start the process at around 7pm, with a sunset cocktail on the veranda, then follow it up with a seafront, candlelit dinner before heading for a luxury spa shower. Accommodations range from two-person studios to family apartments, all with views of the sea or pool area, and are a short walk from Agios Stefanos beach, a popular diving spot.

2. Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel, for historical elements in Dassia

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The outdoor pool at Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel, with loungers, some shaded, and palms
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Relax on a hammock hung between 300-year-old olive trees at the characterful Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel. The standout gardens on-site showcase natural Corfiot flora, such as cypress, pear and kumquat trees and, by the sundial, an olive tree that’s more than 700 years old. There’s also an outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, a buffet restaurant specialising in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, and a sleek lobby bar. The shops, bars and restaurants in Dassia are right outside, and the nearest beach is 100m (328ft) away.

3. Siorra Vittoria Boutique Hotel, for couples in Corfu Town

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An elegant guest room in cream at Siorra Vittoria Boutique Hotel, with one bed, fluffy robes and a chaise longue
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The four-star Siorria Vittoria offers nine classically decorated suites in Corfu Town, just a five-minute walk from the Venetian fortress and attached museum. Over two floors in a traditional Corfiot villa and an adjacent building, the rooms reflect the quiet elegance of the property, with oak floors, marble bathrooms and Venetian shades of pink and yellow. Enjoy breakfast or an early-evening cocktail in the shaded, romantic garden before exploring the narrow lanes and traditional tavernas in the old town.

4. Ekati Mare Boutique Resort, for a warm welcome in Kavos

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A private furnished balcony at Ekati Mare Boutique Resort overlooking the outdoor pool area with loungers and a bar
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You’ll receive a warm welcome from the Tsoukias family at Ekati Mare, a four-star boutique hotel in Kavos, the most popular beach resort in southern Corfu. Activities available at the nearby sands include pedal-boating and diving, and the main drag is packed with restaurants, bakeries and souvenir shops. On-site, the lobby bar serves cocktails, coffees and ice cream, and vibrant Greek cuisine is the gastronomic focus of the main restaurant. The accommodation is light and contemporary and ranges from rooms and suites to maisonettes and a villa, some with balconies and sea views.

5. Melina Bay Hotel, for foodies in Kassiopi

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A spacious room at the Melina Bay Hotel, with a bed, pictures of trees, a table with breakfast and a balcony with sea views
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On the picturesque harbour in Kassiopi, against the Medieval castle walls, Melina Bay is a great option for couples (you can order champagne, chocolates and flowers, and honeymooners receive a welcome toast with bubbly). It has an outdoor pool and a two-storey restaurant and wine bar, where celebrated chef Fotis Bouras cooks a menu inspired by local ingredients. Chic, sober-coloured accommodations are by Italian architect Alberto Artuso, and most look out over the glinting Ionian Sea.

6. Art Hotel Debono, for effortless style in Gouvia

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The large pool area at Art Hotel Debono with loungers, parasols, cabanas and lots of greenery all around
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Run by an Italian family who made its name in luxury silverware, Art Hotel Debono is surrounded by a garden of palm and olive trees in the northern town of Gouvia. Accommodations comprise light-filled rooms and suites, with the most spacious being in the bungalows, and each one has a veranda overlooking the garden. Recline by the pool, sip cocktails to live music in the bar, or explore nearby attractions such as the beaches of Barbati, Glyfada and Dassia, or the tavernas and churches in Gouvia, a former fishing village.

7. Lena Mare Boutique Hotel, for having it all in Acharavi

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A simple but comfy living room in a suite at Lena Mare Boutique Hotel, with a furnished balcony and landscape views
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Lena Mare is a pretty boutique hotel a short walk from the beach in Acharavi, on the northern part of the island. It’s perfect for a luxury stay, offering smart accommodations around a pool terrace. Kick back with a frozen cocktail from the Althea Pool Bar and drink in the uninterrupted sea views. Later, pamper yourself rotten in the spa or prop up the marble bar in the lobby lounge. All the amenities of a small town are on your doorstep, and the capital of Corfu is 37km (23mi) south.

8. Hotel Kaiser Bridge, for a storied stay near the Achilleion

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The rocky beach at Hotel Kaiser Bridge, with striped loungers, thatched parasols and a sailboat bobbing in the sea
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The restaurant here was one of the first on Corfu when it opened in 1971, and it remains one of the top spots on the island for traditional Greek cuisine. The 47 sea- or mountain-view rooms in this boutique hotel are in an idyllic area on the east coast known as Kaiser’s Bridge, named after the walkway built to connect Achilleion Palace with the beach in the early 20th century. You’ll have access to a private beach, and the seaside village of Benitses is just 2km (1mi) away.

9. Bella Venezia, for al fresco brunching in Corfu Town

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A cosy guest room at Bella Venezia, with wooden furniture with chequered flourishes and a balcony
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A grande-dame in Corfu Town, the Bella Venezia occupies a stately mansion with many previous lives. It was almost obliterated during World War II, but a loving renovation in 2006 has resulted in 30 simple yet classy rooms and a second-floor suite overlooking the old town. Breakfast is served in a gazebo in the gardens during winter and in the gardens themselves during summer; try the hotel speciality – Greek yoghurt topped with honey and nuts – or head to the egg corner, where they’re cooked to order using locally made olive oil.

10. Cavalieri Hotel, for an old-fashioned room and cocktail in Corfu Town

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The rooftop restaurant at Cavalieri Hotel, with wrought-iron seating, dressed tables and sweeping sea views
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The four-star Cavalieri occupies a landmark 17th-century townhouse on the edge of the Spianada, a short stroll from the Old Fortress and main streets in Corfu Town. For a balcony overlooking the fort and the sea, book a superior room. When not roaming the narrow lanes in the old town, enjoy wine or cocktails on the rooftop bar. Other perks include a daily Greek breakfast, a Venetian-style lounge and free parking nearby.

11. Acanthus Blue Hotel, for thoughtful touches in Corfu Town

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A stylish guest room at Acanthus Blue Hotel, with wood floors, stone walls, a dramatic tufted headboard and a Juliet balcony
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Behind a neoclassical facade lies the painstakingly restored Acanthus Blue Hotel. Wooden floors, exposed stone and traditional shutters enhance the eight suites. Meanwhile, mouth-blown Murano glass lighting and locally sourced furniture give the communal spaces an eclectic feel. Head to the characterful courtyard for an aperitif after a day of exploring. After all, with the lively San Rocco Square and the Old Fortress only a 20-minute walk away, it’s the perfect launchpad to explore the town.

Fancy more plush places to stay in Corfu? Check out our pick of the best resorts in Corfu, or for something extra special, book into one of the best luxury hotels on the island. You can also read our guide on where to stay in Corfu for a Mediterranean view. For more Greek inspiration, discover the best boutique hotels in Greece.

Joanne al-Samarae contributed additional reporting to this article.

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