Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort, imagine yourself on a sandy beach with crystal clear waters and green mountains rising behind you. Relax to the rhythmic sounds of the waves and arrange for yourself the holiday you deserve.
This adult-only hotel is located on a picture-perfect hill spot in one of Corfu’s best locations and offers 224 guest rooms all with outstanding sea view, each with either a private balcony or terrace offering breathtaking views of the hotel’s beautiful location.
This adults-only beach resort enjoys some of the bluest views on Corfu’s west coast. Cradled by limestone cliffs above Agios Gordios village, La Grotta Verde has an idyllic location, sandy beach, and its design is fresh and contemporary.
Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort’s setting is nothing short of spectacular. The resort is framed by cliffs draped in greenery, and it looks straight towards the sea. Agios Gordios village, just downhill, has a few shops and restaurants, while guests with cars are well-positioned for the airport and Corfu Town (17km/10 miles northeast). The resort’s layout is picturesque, but it’s not without problems. Signposting could be better and it can be tiring to navigate the many stairs and inclines.
Spread across a large, lofty site, Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort is designed to capitalise on the seaside setting. Contemporary rooms and dining areas, tastefully furnished in white, maximise views of the water. Some outbuildings have a Lego-block design and others are clad in steely grey. But overall, the resort has been sculpted to immerse guests in nature’s beauty: rooms have great views, there’s a rooftop bar, and you can gaze out to the Ionian Sea from the pool.
As well as the sea-facing outdoor pool, there is a heated indoor pool and posh modern spa, including sauna and hot tub. Massage, skincare and manicures are available by appointment. An entertainment programme offers a weekly traditional dance night, beginner’s Greek lessons, and musical events, plus there’s pool and table tennis. As in many large resorts, there’s a shopping centre and hair salon.
Service can sometimes feel frazzled, especially towards end of season, and staff are occasionally thin on the ground at peak buffet times. Attentive staff at the bars, à la carte restaurants and spa compensate nicely.
Rooms feel refreshing, thanks to a clean palette of pure white and silver, and polished tiled floors. Beds are plump, there are small writing desks, and all rooms have sea views. Bungalow suites are edgier, with vintage-leaning décor, modish lamps and oodles of space. Robes, satellite TV, fridges and hairdryers come as standard, and does mineral water (replaced daily). Meanwhile the daily cleaning service is cheerful and thorough. Temperature-sensitive guests might quibble that in-room air-con is switched off towards end of season.
Five restaurants keep things interesting at La Grotta Verde. Androniki and Perla serve up a good spread for buffet breakfasts, and views over the water from upper-floor Androniki are dreamy. The finest dining is in à la carte Areti restaurant (all-inclusive guests can enjoy an evening meal here once per week, by reservation). Mediterranean fare – like aubergine millefeuille and seafood linguini – is accompanied by distinguished service and a thoughtful wine list.
Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort certainly caters well for thirsty guests: no fewer than six bars shake up cocktails, usually with a toe-tapping soundtrack (potentially a bother for visitors seeking an intimate drink). Calypso Bar has a sun-deck peering over the beach, Lagoon Bar adjoins the outdoor pool, but Panorama roof bar is most romantic.