We need a double bed and thought about buying one from Ikea in Athens and having it sent over, does anyone know if they do a delivery service to Corfu or any ideas how we can get it over here. Or can you suggest anywhere on the island we might get a metal frame bed and decent mattress.
Message posted by flynnmo on 28 July 2010 at 2:34am - IP Logged
We got a very nice metal framed bed and mattress from Polymarket Epiplon in Alepou. It's on the outskirts of Corfu Town, near the airport. The phone number is 26610 41397.(Nicos) I'm not great with directions, but if you get into the one way sysem and the hill that leads down towards the airport, you turn off to the right before you get to the bottom of the hill. I THINK the signpost is for Pelekas.It's not far along and is on the right hand side. The bed was very reasonably priced and is also very comfortable. Also included free delivery to Avliotes. As far as I know Ikea doesn't deliver to Corfu,although you could buy here and ship over - see Daniel and Sylvie on The Greek Urner. Happy hunting.Moyra
As Imperial Strom is an excellent bedding factory in Corfu- in Gouvia, just behind the Park Hotel (but they have a showroom beside the cathedral in Corfu Town) no need to go to IKEA,
In February I tried to get delivery arranged there- noone was at all helpful- eventually a relative collected and took it for me to the Corfu carrier (Spiggos) in downtown Athens- the cost quoted by IKEA to deliver within Athens was more than the cost of freighting the object to Corfu!
The good thing about Imperial Strom- apart from the superb quality of the mattresses- is that they will make them to order if your bed is not standard size- hence my lovely old village beds now have comfortable mattresses!
Hi, Epiplomania (spelling?) on the way into town on your right think there is a jet petrol station opposite also look for a sign the shape of a palm tree. They have a showroom full of beds and other furniture prices and quality varies.
We are happy with our Imperial Strom mattresses, especially as Jan said, for no extra charge they will make them to fit old odd-sized bedframes. Also, for very reasonable cost they make washable quilted pads perfectly sized to fit the mattresses. However, I am not sure they sell new bedframes.
The only problem we had was with delivery. We bought two mattresses and the saleslady had said they would take away the old ones. They were ancient thin straw mattresses, two on each bed so strictly speaking four in all, though less in volume than the new ones. But the deliveryman took his job very literally and would only take away two (and that with my husband helping.) It turned into one of those classic situations with the neighbours weighing in with their opinions and ended with us wrestling the remaining mattresses down three narrow flights of stairs and down the street to the garbage area.
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