Bella Mare Hotel

Corfu, Greece

Part of theSimpson Hotels collection

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  • Delightful beachfront Simpson Hotel
  • Prime north east Corfu location overlooking stunning Avlaki Bay
  • 31 stylishly appointed rooms and suites
  • Short walk to tavernas
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Children’s activity clubs (14 July – 31 Aug)
  • Kassiopi or Agios Stephanos 8min drive

Cocooned in lush gardens that open out onto lovely Avlaki beach, Bella Mare has claimed one of the most desirable spots in this exclusive corner of north east Corfu. The sublime location, spectacular views and exceptional service – all the hallmarks of a Simpson Hotel – create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation, with numerous delightful places to sit and soak up the sun amongst the wonderfully tranquil grounds. There is a generous pool and if you are feeling a little more energetic, the Corfu Sailing Centre, is a short stroll along the beach offering lessons and equipment hire.

Whether you’ve been out on the water or taking it easy on a sunbed, the poolside bar is the perfect place for a lazy lunch, with a tempting choice of drinks, light meals and snacks offered throughout the day. And in the evening, enjoy a cocktail and gaze out across the bay as the distant mountains of Albania set to a glorious salmon pink.

All rooms at Bella Mare have spacious, elegant interiors and sea views, with some offering their own kitchenette and fridge should you wish to dine in. And for a little extra luxury, our ten Bella Mare Exclusive Suites, new for 2019, share an additional private pool and daytime bar.

For evening dining, there are two excellent tavernas moments from the hotel – or the vibrant town of Kassiopi, with its shops, waterfront restaurants and low-key nightlife is a 35-minute walk or a five-minute drive. Upmarket Agios Stephanos is also easily accessible, just a short drive south along the coast, with its popular tavernas, pretty boutiques and atmospheric bars.

Bella Mare makes an excellent choice for families too, with the introduction of our Dolphins club for 7 to 10 year olds and Tribe for older children and those hard-to-please teens. Based at the hotel, the clubs run from 14 July to 31 August and offer a flexible and inspiring programme for our younger guests ensuring a restful, restorative and truly memorable holiday for everyone.

Please note

Car hire is included on the following departure dates:

  • 29 September
  • 6 October 

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New for 2019

Bella Mare Exclusive Suites

New for 2019 – ten state-of-the-art luxury suites with a contemporary feel. 

 

The House @ Bella Mare

New for 2019 – A stunning 7-bedroom Simpson Exclusive villa overlooking Avlaki Bay.

 

Dolphins (7 to 10 year olds)

A six-day programme of fun-filled activities and adventures for 7 to 10 year olds.

 

Tribe (11+)

Our new club offers older children and teenagers a chance to socialise, flex their independence and learn a few new skills along the way.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 31 room/suite hotel
  • Classic Double (sleeps 2)
  • Classic Superior Room (sleeps 2)
  • Classic Junior Suite (sleeps 2-3)
  • Classic Family Suite (Sleeps 2-4)
  • Superior Room (sleeps 2)
  • Junior Suite (sleeps 2-3)
  • Family Suite (sleeps 2-4)
  • Bella Mare Suite (sleeps 2-4)
  • Luxury Suite (sleeps 2-3) 
  • Exclusive Classic Room (sleeps 2) 
  • Exclusive Superior Room (sleeps 2)
  • Exclusive Junior Suite (sleeps 2-3) 
  • Exclusive Family Suite (sleeps 2-4) 

All suites include

  • Daily breakfast in main hotel reception area
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Flat screen TV with some English-speaking news channels
  • Double bed 
  • Complimentary bathroom products
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Simpson Travel pool towels
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Daily maid service
  • Room service (up to 11pm)
  • All areas of the hotel accommodation and Exclusive Suites are accessed by steps (please note the Exclusive Suites are accessed by a further 50 steps from the main hotel suites)
  • In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at the Bella Mare Hotel, €3 per night per room must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the property owner or our local representative on their behalf.

Hotel facilities

  • Poolside snack bar (snacks served up to 6pm)
  • Shared swimming pool 20m x 9m (depth 0.8m – 1.90m)
  • Children’s pool 4.5m x 4m (depth 0.8m)
  • Table tennis

Exclusive Suite facilities

  • Shared swimming pool 14.7m x 7.7m (depth 1.50m throughout)
  • Bar exclusive to Exclusive Suites (open daytime only)
  • Snacks can be ordered at the main hotel pool bar and delivered to the Exclusive bar

Simpson family extras

  • Simpson Nanny Service, Dolphins (ages 7-10), Tribe (ages 11-16)
  • Complimentary cot and highchair available
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747

National tourist licence (EOT): 0829Κ034Α00Τ6900


Location

  • Beach tavernas 2min walk
  • Avlaki beach (pebbles) 2min walk   
  • Kassiopi tavernas/bars/shops/bakery 5min drive or 35min walk
  • Agios Stephanos (tavernas/shops) 8min drive
  • Agni (tavernas/beach) 20min drive
  • Corfu Town and airport 1hr drive

Car hire

Car hire is included on the following departure dates:

    • 29 September
    • 6 October

If you would like car hire outside of these dates, please call for prices.

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2 guests – 1 Group B, Hyundai i10 or similar*
  • 3 guests – 1 Group C, Ford Fiesta or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group D, Opel Astra or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 2 medium suitcase*

Group C – 1.25 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group E1 – Automatic Citroën C3 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group E2 – Automatic Hyundai Matrix or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group F1 – Minibus Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group F2 – Minibus Fiat Scudo 9 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

Group L – Ford Focus or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group M – Fiat Tipo Station Wagon or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

The hotel is in a beautiful bay setting with easy access to two fantastic restaurants only minutes’ away and numerous other fantastic places to eat by boat, taxi or car. The hotel has real heart and that is down to the amazing group of staff who simply couldn’t do enough for you. Being friendly and attentive without being intrusive is a real skill and the whole team have this down to a fine art.
Jacqui & Will Patterson – July 2019

This was exactly the sort of hotel we were looking for and feared did not exist. We wanted somewhere small but with the level of service and comfort of a really good hotel. Belle Mare is charming in a really lovely peaceful location. What really makes the Bella Mare special is the attention of all the staff and the level of attention to detail shown, the way all the umbrellas are closed every evening and all the sun beds tidied and re positioned. When I paid our final bill the evening before we left and was asked if we had enjoyed our stay, I said this was just one of the things I noted and appreciated. We have not used Simpson before but on the basis of their organisation and accurate description of the holiday on offer we will certainly use them again.
Caroline – July 2019

The travel arrangements were faultless and all Simpson representatives excelled at their jobs. We thoroughly enjoyed our twin-centre holiday in Corfu and Paxos returned home feeling rested and rejuvenated.
Graham Langridge – June 2019

I was hugely impressed with Simpson Travel and hope their involvement with Bella Mare thrives.
Lou Goldsmid – June 2019

Bella Mare is an oasis of calm – very relaxing, lots of sunbeds, super helpful staff, nice fellow guests.
Hugh Josty – June 2019

We liked the Bella Mare Hotel very much and enjoyed the grounds, the garden areas and the general location. All the Simpson staff we met and dealt with could not have been more helpful. We had a most pleasant week’s holiday.
Mr & Mrs P Newman – June 2019

When it was discovered in conversation, whilst waiting for our room to be ready, that we were celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary we were upgraded to an even nicer room which we very much appreciated and it was very kind of Gaynor and the Manager of the hotel to organise. We had a really special holiday and all the staff involved made a great effort to look after the guests.
Jude & Dave Harris – June 2019

A lovely location with excellent staff, good swimming and comfortable sunbathing facilities. Delicious breakfasts and light meals at the beachside bar.
Simpson Traveller Exclusive Suites – June 2019

We loved every minute of our stay – thank you! We were incredibly lazy and did very little. The staff are all lovely too.
Mr Carter – June 2019

Lovely stay – hotel in an ideal spot. All the staff were helpful and friendly – especially Rania and Gaynor. Had many meals out – all very pleasant – mainly suggested by Rania or other guests.
Mrs Bolger – June 2019

A fabulous week for our first time in Corfu. Very impressed with hotel, vista and lovely, very kind and helpful staff. Great taverna 100m from the hotel. We hope to return for another very relaxing and peaceful week.
Mr & Mrs Mercer – June 2019

Spent a glorious week at Bella Mare Hotel. Very relaxing.
Sue & Hugh Josty – June 2019

We loved the Bella Mare Hotel. The position right by the sea made for wonderful swimming in the gin-clear sea. We also hired a boat on several occasions and loved visiting other beaches and restaurants. The staff at the hotel were so friendly and so helpful. The swimming pool was so lovely and the new sunbeds overlooking the sea were a delight. We had a fabulous holiday and will hopefully be going back to the Bella Mare.
Mrs Lowry –June 2019

 

A lovely location with excellent staff, good swimming and comfortable sunbathing facilities. Delicious breakfasts and light meals at the beachside bar.
Satisfied Simpson Traveller – June 2019

The Bella Mare Hotel grounds are lovely and beautifully maintained. Plenty of space round the pool and the staff keep the area clean and tidy throughout the day. Staff are friendly and nothing seems too much trouble. Gaynor and Rania took time to get to know us and understood the sorts of places we would enjoy visiting. Location is fantastic. Came back feeling very rested and relaxed.
Miss Satterthwaite – June 2019

Thanks you for a brilliant stay in the lovely Bella Mare Exclusive Suites. It’s a beautiful setting and we have felt privileged to be the first occupants. All in all a lovely restful break.
Mr & Mrs Williamson – Exclusive Suites – June 2019

A fabulous week for our first time in Corfu. Very impressed with hotel, vista and lovely, very kind and helpful staff. Great taverna 100m from the hotel. We hope to return for another very relaxing and peaceful week.
Mr & Mrs Pentecost – Exclusive Suites – June 2019

An excellent hotel in a quiet and beautiful location. The staff are friendly and the accommodation is comfortable. Our Junior Suite was spacious and the balcony overlooking the grounds and the sea was a real bonus. Watching the sunrise was glorious.
Keith & Liz Henderson – Junior Suite September 2018

We had a wonderful holiday experience from beginning to end. Bella Mare is a lovely small hotel, fantastically located with great customer service...and nearby to some fabulous small bays and tavernas...really couldn’t fault it. Thank you.
Kate Gibbins – Junior Suite September – 2018

This was the second time we have used Simpson Travel and will certainly use the company again if possible. All the staff we had contact with were superb.
Vivian Downing – Junior Suite August 2018

I love Simpson Travel – you consistently get excellent service. The quality of the décor and rooms is always good and stylish, and the staff, both in the UK and abroad are always welcoming and helpful. I rarely look at any other travel companies for a holiday in Europe as I know Simpson Travel will be just to my liking. It's a company you can trust.
Mrs Arkle – Junior Suite July 2018

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A hundred stories unfold on lovely Corfu… Tales of gods and goddesses, Phoenicians and Venetians, vibrant towns and sleepy villages. There’s also a rich natural history of mountains, olive groves, fertile valleys and a coastline dotted with picturesque coves, sandy beaches and rocky inlets. Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell with a luxurious retreat to Corfu’s North East, near Agios Stephanos, or venture North West, to enjoy more sandy beaches and scenic coastal drives.

To help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Corfu, our collection includes luxury villas and a charming waterfront hotel on Avlaki beach. For 2019 we’re delighted to introduce Dolphins and Tribe clubs and activities for 8 to 18 year-olds during summer school holidays. We're also launching the brand-new Simpson Watersports, with equipment hire and lessons with expert instructors. 


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Classic Double

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Classic Double

  • Room 206 (2nd floor)
  • Rooms 305 and 306 (1st floor) with kitchenette and fridge, can interconnect on request
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony

Classic Superior Room

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Classic Superior Room

  • Room 106 (1st floor)
  • Sitting area
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes

Exclusive Classic Room

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Adult Only except 26 May – 2 June and 7 July – 1 September, when children are permitted

Exclusive Classic Room

  • Rooms 408 and 409 (1st floor) with balcony, can interconnect on request
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm, can be converted into twin beds on request)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony
  • Shared swimming pool exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites in addition to main hotel pool
  • Bar exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites (open daytime only), snacks can be ordered at the main hotel pool bar and delivered to the Exclusive bar

Exclusive Superior Room

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Adult Only except 26 May – 2 June and 7 July – 1 September, when children are permitted

Exclusive Superior Room

  • Room 410 (1st floor) 
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm, can be converted into twin beds on request))
  • Mini-fridge
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony
  • Shared swimming pool exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites in addition to main hotel pool
  • Bar exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites (open daytime only), snacks can be ordered at the main hotel pool bar and delivered to the Exclusive bar

Superior Room

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Superior Room

  • Rooms 204 and 205 (1st floor) can interconnect on request
  • Room 207 (2nd floor)
  • Sitting area
  • Fridge
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes

Classic Junior Suite

  • 2-3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Classic Junior Suite

  • Suite 104 (1st floor)
  • Sitting area
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony

Exclusive Junior Suite

  • 2-3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Adult Only except 26 May – 2 June and 7 July – 1 September, when children are permitted

Exclusive Junior Suite

  • Suites 401 and 402 (ground floor) with terrace
  • Suite 407 (1st floor) with balcony
  • Double bed (180cm x 200cm, can be converted into twin beds on request))
  • Sofa bed
  • Mini-fridge
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Shared swimming pool exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites in addition to main hotel pool
  • Bar exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites (open daytime only), snacks can be ordered at the main hotel pool bar and delivered to the Exclusive bar

Junior Suite

  • 2-3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Junior Suite

  • Suites 201, 203, 304, 307 and 308 (1st floor)
  • Suites 309 and 311 (2nd floor)
  • Sitting area
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony

Luxury Suite

  • 2-3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Luxury Suite

  • Suite 105 (1st floor)
  • Fridge
  • Double bed (180cmx 200cm)
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony

Bella Mare Suite

  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Bella Mare Suite

  • Suite 310 (2nd floor)
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony

Classic Family Suite

  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Classic Family Suite

  • Suite 107 (1st floor)
  • Sitting area
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Private balcony. Please note there is no sea view from this suite but the bay is visible to the side of the balcony.

Exclusive Family Suite

  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Adult Only except 26 May – 2 June and 7 July – 1 September, when children are permitted

 

Exclusive Family Suite

  • Suites 403, 404, 405 and 406 (ground floor) with terrace
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • Double bed (180cm x 200cm)
  • 2 divans (90cm x 190cm)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Shared swimming pool exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites in addition to main hotel pool
  • Bar exclusive to Bella Mare Exclusive Suites (open daytime only), snacks can be ordered at the main hotel pool bar and delivered to the Exclusive bar

Family Suite

  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Family Suite

  • Suites 301, 302 and 303 (ground floor) with terrace
  • Sitting area
  • Kitchenette with fridge
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes

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