Thomson Cruises Hotels
Extend your Thomson cruise by adding 7 nights pre or post cruise in one of their great value hotels. All transfers and rep service are included, and stays can feature before or after your cruise. Choose from options in Greece, Palma, Canary Islands, Egypt or even the Caribbean.
Hotel Three Brothers, Resort Sidari
This place isn’t your typical Greek retreat. Instead of the sugar-cube villas that are the norm in this part of the world, Hotel Three Brothers comes from the Classical mould. Arches and pillars are reminiscent of Ancient Greek architecture, while wrought-iron balconies and terracotta roof tiles give things a Medieval feel.
In the rooms, they’ve opted for a more contemporary approach. Spacious, bright and airy, they team cream walls with wooden floors. Plus most of them have a balcony made for catching the early morning sun.
The pool area is just as much of a sanctuary. Within the pool there is a whirlpool area on a spacious sun terrace. There’s also a poolside bar serving cocktails and snacks. Factor in a mood-lit bar, a waiter service restaurant and the fact the hotel is right in the centre of Sidari, just a short walk from the beach, and you’ve got a holiday haven you won’t want to leave.
Hotel Corfu Chandris, Resort Dassia
Sitting pretty in Dassia Bay, surrounded by olive-covered slopes, the Corfu Chandris couldn’t be better placed. The views are stunning. Factor in landscaped gardens, a stretch of beach and two pools and you’ve got a hotel that’s geared up for relaxation - which is equally handsome when you step inside.
Then there’s the food to consider. Overlooking the lagoon is the main Alkinoos restaurant. Satisfying buffets filled with tasty international and Mediterranean fare are the order of the day here. And in the evenings, there’s also a smart open air à la carte restaurant. But for something typically Greek, it’s hard to beat the open-sided beachside taverna, with its checked tablecloths and striped awnings. It’s an airy but shaded setting for delicious local specialities.
Finally, families will feel very much at home at the Corfu Chandris. There’s a club for 4 to 12 year-olds and the hotel lays on a buffet specially geared to smaller appetites.
Grand Mediterraneo Resort & Spa
From its dramatic hillside setting and luxurious bedrooms to its proximity to the only golf course on the island, nothing about this hotel is run-of-the-mill. What's more, the whole place has just had a big refurb, so sleek and contemporary style reigns throughout.
When you want to take it easy, head to the spa. As well as spacious relaxation areas, you'll find all the essentials like a Turkish bath, a sauna, a hot tub and an indoor pool. The menu of wellness treatments, meanwhile, wouldn't look out of place in a top London beauty salon. Rejuvenate with a self-heating mineral mask, opt for a detoxifying thermal mud wrap, or enjoy a relaxing massage for two.
Elsewhere, the swimming pool really looks the part. An infinity number, it comes complete with its own boardwalk and great views. The surrounding terrace is lined with smart loungers and umbrellas, so you're not short on sunbathing space. Inside, things are just as good-looking. Rooms are dressed in designer neutrals, and come with mod-cons like flat screen TVs and air-conditioning. Plus each one offers up a double bed and a huge balcony or patio. If you really want to splash out, upgrade to a room with a private pool - some even come with their own little gardens.
The hotel's dining scene also deserves a mention. The main buffet restaurant features favourites from all over the world, while the cliffside à la carte serves up gourmet Mediterranean cuisine complete with panoramic views of the Med. For a toes-in-the-sand experience, meanwhile, pull up a seat at the beach à la carte. Lastly, after-dinner entertainment is taken care of with the likes of acoustic guitarists and laid-back singers in the bar.