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From Summer to Autumn, Winter & Spring…

As 2016 will soon draw to a close and we approach 2017, we had another great year at The Merchant’s House, with so many new guests, so many new friends, and in this our 5th year, many repeat visitors whom we’re always so happy to welcome back. It’s been a whirl of activity on the press and pr front too, with an other consecutive year as a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award and again in the T
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After a Visit from Trivago : ‘More than just Hoteliers’

HOTEL MARKETING MORE THAN JUST HOTELIERS HERE IS THE EXCITING HISTORY OF THE B&B THE MERCHANT’S HOUSE, IN ANCIENT PERITHIA [copyright Trivago 2016] Stroll along the olive-strewn mountain passes of the northeastern corner of Corfu, and you may stumble upon its hidden gem and oldest village: Palea Perithia (Old Perithia). At first glance, you wouldn’t know that a once prominent Greco-Venetian town lay just b
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Easter in Corfu. The summer season begins at the B&B

As Greek Easter approaches, Corfu is getting a fair amount of attention primarily brought about by the 8 million strong viewer figures for ITV’s new series The Durrells. Today, reports are out that the Greek economy has delivered better than expected results, but there’s still a lot to be done. Meanwhile we’re back in Corfu for the summer season, doing the last minute tweaks and touch up’s to
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As ITV’s new series ‘The Durrell’s’ gets underway | win a trip to Corfu

The ‪Durrells‬ series begins with an ITV Competition to win a stay on Corfu, just click the link here to enter, Roger and Out:) ends April 18th 2016 http://www.itv.com/comps/free-competitions/thedurrells
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Valentine’s Day 2016 | Sunday Times Travel ‘The Hotel in Corfu’ The Merchant’s House, Old Perithia

We were running around this Valentine’s day as Mark was in the US visiting his brother (as a surprise for his 50th birthday party) and meanwhile Saskia was back in London busy doing her voiceovers and directing with History Channel and BBC First for the Netherlands. So, we didn’t pick up the Sunday papers but a good friend mentioned we’d appeared in the Sunday Times Travel supplement on Feb 14th. Th
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European Capital of Culture | Corfu’s Bid for 2021 just took place in Athens

The image below was taken on the morning of Corfu’s bid to be a European Capital of Culture for 2021 (02/23/2016) in a hotel in the centre of Athens where potential candidates were all pitching to the ECoC jury. The presentation of Corfu was given with the aim of qualifying Corfu as a candidate city. This could then put Corfu into the second and final phase for the promotion of Corfu as a Cultural Capital for 2
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About Corfu’s Bid | European Capital of Culture 2021 Candidate City

In 2021, Greece and Romania will host the European Capital of Culture institution. The title shall be given to a Greek city, which, along with a Romanian city, will become the European Capital duet for the year. At the same time, the designated cities will become the centre of European cultural activity, a milestone for the European civilization. ‘Corfu2021’ is Corfu’s campaign to ensure the title for this city and t
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TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award | 2015 & again for 2016

We were delighted to hear we’ve picked up TripAdvisor’s highest accolade for the second year running, The Traveller’s Choice Award. Again, it’s really down to our guests and their kind reviews, for which we’d like to thank you once more. We’re looking forward to the 2016 season. But a great message from TripAdvisor today :) and the Press Release too: The Merchant’s House Bout
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Winter work & updates in Old Perithia & the B&B

During the winter, we have turned all of our lighting to warm LED, added insect nets to all entrance doors (so guests can leave the door windows open at night too), repainted all of the doors and shutters, and have just finished fixing our water tank, with a special protective layer to ensure the water is drinkable, but have also added an extra filter system to provide bottled water to the rooms… and finally, h
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