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“Do Yourself a favour DON'T book here!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Rebecca's Village Apartments

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Rebecca's Village Apartments
Karousadon, Karousades, Greece   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Karousades
Kent
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Do Yourself a favour DON'T book here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

Appalling accommodation - stuck in staff rooms-not fit for a dog!
Shared a toilet with another family - were able to chat to them while taking a pee!
Olympic rep, in our opinion, was dire
Boat excursion was a nightmare - coach unsafe picking us up - ask rep what guarantees they give on the safety of their coachs before you book
30 minutes walk to nearest shop
Take a torch - dirt roads, no street lighting
There are much better deals out there - would definitely NOT reccommend!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Wymondham, Norfolk
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

My sister, brother in law and I, booked the Rebecca's village through Olympic holidays back in May, and got a discount on line. What we got for our money was pretty good value. Once you get over the initial 'shcck' (although that's too strong), of the apartments, you find they're pretty clean and comfortable. The biggest bonus is they all have boilers so constant hot water, even if you're the last one in the shower, no relying on solar heating!!. On the positive they're quiet, in a lovely setting and really peaceful. On the negative, they are situated up quite a steep hill, they could do with a freshen up, as the interiors and looking a bit tired and improved plumbing here and there (our taps in the shower had to be replaced twice).
The pool area is really nice, with lots of grass and shady spots to be found. Although i don't understand why they make 3/4s of the pool 'deep end' and about one quarter shallow, still it was always clean and plenty big enough for a couple of lengths.

Though probably the biggest bonus from our point of view was the distance from Sidari (although some might see this as a negative). Sidari itself - vile! dirty beaches, english breakfast after english breakfast being servied, nothing quaint or greek about it at all. Although if watching X factor on a Saturday night is key to enjoying your holiday, then i'd recomend it!

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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preston
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2009

Came back last week from Rebecca's village , as we booked a last minute holiday before our daughter went back to school . Overall it is a nice complex apartments are better than i expected but as usual very basic, it was very peaceful there as its out a bit from anywere its an ideal getaway but can be a bit boring especially with teenagers , as the taxis into sidari cost 5 euro's we didnt go in town much . The cleaning was appalling , the whole week we were there they didnt even brush the floor or mop out the brathroom we had to wear our flipflops all the time .And only changed bed and clean towels once , which we could have lived with but the dirty floors were too much . Sidari is a busy place only one long street and about 20 min walk away its better to walk along the beach as its quicker . The beach is about 15 min walk away. The pool area is nice though ,and reception was very friendly over all not a bad last minute holiday but id wouldnt go there again

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

Stayed from 17th August to 31st August in room 122. Had read all the review before going, so were pretty clued up, and, additionally, have been to Greece many times before kids were born, so knew what to expect in general.

The standard of accommodation held no surprised, being pretty basic, and, probably, due for some tender loving care in parts. Having read about the ovens being screwed shut, I was amused to see it. There is no genuine reason why they should be inoperative, but we never intended to cook anyhow, so, no problem. Availability of hot water was hit and miss, which was irritating, but not a show stopper. We had two single beds in a room, and a couple of sofa 'beds' in the main lounge/diner area. A small kettle was provided, along with the minimum of cutlery/crockery. Not really a problem. The sink area was of the two bowl variety, so, if you are inclined, you can leave clothes soaking in one bowl overnight or whatever. The balcony area was a little small, so moving around it for a family of four could result in some chair scraping. The doors to the balcony were a normal pair of glasses sliding doors, and a pair of mosquito-proof net covered sliding doors. Unfortunately the latter had seen better days, and the netting was loose in several places. Bathroom was OK, although could have done with a new shower head over the bath. New towels and sheets appeared regularly, but the floor never appeared to get swept. Also, there were no brushes or mops in the apartment, so sand or dirt tended to accumulate underfoot.

Pool area was kept clean, and always found somewhere to sit/lie, despite the amusing prevalence of people putting their towels down HOURS before making an appearance. One morning, we were lucky to find a seat, being surrounded by towels soaking up the sun, with humans nowhere to be seen. I was sorely tempted to move them all around, just for the hell of it. Pool bar is OK, but the price of everyone's favourite soft drink Fanta, was exorbitant. As I recall, it was 1.9 euros per can. In the end we purchased a huge bottle from the supermarket, and filled cans from it as required. The food from the pool bar was OK too, and not badly priced, all things considered.

The pool itself was kept clean, and the kids loved it. The transition from the shallow end, to the deeper parts was, potentially, a problem, as there was a slope on the bottom of the pool which was quite slippery, and once you were on that slope, there was no coming back! Small kids would probably not get to the slope area though, as it's already tiptoes depth for larger kids. If that makes any sense? Overall, the pool is excellent though.

The restaurant was OK too, and I didn't have any problems with the food, and found it reasonably priced. We ate their several times, when we couldn't persuade the kids to venture into Sidari.

The table tennis table is fine, but the bats are awful, and the ball we used was no longer round. There are two pool tables, and my 9 year old son and I played a game most evenings. There is a TV room, which is actually pretty good, and well furnished, and it kept the younger kids happy watching Boomerang in the evenings. The TV is mounted on the wall at one end of the room, and the volume is kept reasonably low, so it's possible to sit and read in peace in the remainder of the room, which has comfortable chairs and tables, and is about 10 metres from the quiet bar area. There are a couple of computers in the reception area, with pay-to-play internet access. The broadband speed wasn't, and the computers themselves were a challenge, with mixtures of Firefox and IE installed, and the overall configuration not brilliant. Use sparingly.

We knew the complex was a walk away from the beach and Sidari, but the reality is a pain. There is a mini-bus that goes to/from the beach each day, which is convenient, but getting to Sidari in the evenings is a chore. You can walk in, no problem, or get a 5 euro taxi, no problem. However, when it gets dark, and the taxis are bringing people back, you do not want to be walking along that dark twisty road, especially if you've enjoyed some Ouzo or Retsina that evening. The taxi's drive fast, and an oncoming blind corner is not regarded as a reason to make use of the brakes, so, as the phrase goes "it's your life". Of course I'm sure many people made the journey without problem, but, with young kids, I wouldn't risk it.

We didn't explore all the beaches in Sidari, but weren't that impressed with the one's we tried. Very narrow, front to back, and right next to the road. Guess that won't be a problem for a lot of people. Sea itself was great, nice and shallow a long way out, and always people paying money to be tortured by being dragged behind a speedboat on some rubber contraption or other.

Sidari itself is the usual mixture of 'sports bars', taverna's/restaurants offering 'full english breakfasts', and a night life for the young and child-free. However, there are definitely some good places to eat, such as "Salt and Pepper" and the excellent "Three Little Pigs". The mixed grill at the latter was a major challenge, there was so much of it. Well recommended!

In terms of excursions, we booked in Sidari, rather than through the rep. Obviously big savings to be had. We went to Corfu Town by boat, and Paleokastritsa the same way. I am not sure I would recommend the latter trip though. Paleokastritsa is supposed to be a place of great natural beauty. It was just a shame it was covered in tourists, and was a nightmare on a stonking hot day. You can leg it up to the monastery for some culture, although, of course, that is heaving with tourists too. Nice views though!

To shop for self-catering (ie giant bottles of Retsina and crisps for the kids) requires some planning if you need to buy a lot. It will involve walking along the main road to the Merkato, which the locals use as well, so prices are OK. We did the shopping mid/late afternoons, and took all the carrier bags to the nearest taverna (Salt and Pepper), had a meal there, and asked them to call a taxi for us. Much better than walking back with all those bags!

Finally, the staff; The girl (from Bulgaria), who ran the bar and restaurant, was friendly and efficient, and one of the receptionists (the lady with red hair) was equally friendly and efficient, and could even hand us the correct key without needing to be told the room number. However, as someone mentioned before, the 'larger lady' who worked at the reception desk... well, she was no use at all. She appeared to be bone idle, and any request was an inconvenience.

Overall, our experience of Rebecca's Village was good, and there were no nasty surprises for us. The atmosphere was good, and we certainly have no regrets about going there. Just make sure you budget for lots of taxi's!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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birmingham
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

me and my boyfriend went here at the end of august early september have only just got back... i loved every single second of it. the accomdation is really nice but is admitadly far out of the town sidari itself but is only 5 euros in a taxi which come really quick once u order them. many of the hotels in sidari are open to the public and are a bit tatty and the outside of them arent that great but this hotel boast a set back location which isnt accesiable to the member of the public which i think made the holiday better as their was no riff raff coming in and out of the hotel. you can walk into the town so dont let the location put u of and it is a nice walk in but in the hot weather i couldnt hack it

the staff are really nice espesically the little wommen and the man who greets you of a nite time their is one lady their tho who works in the day and if u go u will know what i mean.. she is fat and really rude she just doesnt give a flyying.... about ure needs butt i just forgot about her as i felt she was jst letting her staff down. if you just make ureself heard and known she wont be as lazy

the food is expensive in the hotel 2bh especially all the drinks.. 2 euros for a ribeana and if u go into the town u can get one of those big cartons for 1.50 we only ate the hotel once or twice in the day,, its cheap and cheerful.. its nice food if ure just chilling by pool wanting a snack but we didnt eat evening meals their as it just didnt appeal.

the rooms are really big spacious and clean which i belive are a really key point in holidays. the bins are emptied everyday soo all that marlkary about putting loo roll in a bin doesnt seem as dirty with that service.. and the beds are made everyday but changed 3 times in a week. all rooms have a shower and loo kitchet and tv. you can keep ureself occupiped in ure room for a good few hours.. the beds are alrite but what to expect when u havent paid loads for the accomdation

olympic holidays couldny fault them everuthing went smooth and they made the stay really enjoyable.. they do proper welcome meetings and trips. we went the waterpark and again they were on time to pick us up and that what u want in a company

the town itself is verry good.. livelly and wouldnt reccomened with kiddies and babies u dunt take them out after 10 as all the loud music starts up. resturants are really good and u can get a some really good priced meals considering how weak the pound is to the euro. if u want livelyness go to the calypso bar and ice if u can hack it till the early hours. eating wise.. mikeys inn, sunset, and sea breeze are really good places to go and eat

all in all fantastic holiday

the holiday cost about 315 per person and 2 me that fantastic value for money

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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leicester
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

me and my partner have just came back from rebrcca's village. we fort the place it self was quiert but nice the staff was always friendly and helpfull. if your looking for a selfcaterin holiday non these of the rooms are up to standands eg no oven just two dirty hoobs and no toaster and a very small kettel (we always had meals out so that was not a problem) the place is in the middle of no where and people say it is a 15 minuite walk in to sidari town that is not true it is a 30 minuite walk abouts. can always get a taxi though costing 5 euro. the rating for the village is 3.5 avter being there we would rate it around a 2 and from what people said there rooms where worse, also no shop on the complex and nearest shop being around 25 minutes away and a bit far just for some little bits. putting all that aside for what me and my partner wanted it was a brilliant place the staff always happy and friendly. lovley pools and what more could you ask for on a cheep late deal oh yes and watch the cats there checky bleeders !!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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liverpool
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

i'm suprised that this hotel has any good reviews i have just returned back frm rv and felt i had to write a review b4 any other people book this hotel our apartment was 120 and 121 rooms smelt of damp couldn't let my 10 month old sleep in cot provided as full of mould staff rude grumpy food disgusting only ate there once and even then they couldn't get it right pool badly maintained and a health hazard miles away frm nearest shop wasn't the only ones disapointed fridge provided in room full of mould and dirt had to clean it myself cats everwhere need feeding would never stay here ever again

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Karousadon, Karousades, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Karousades
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Karousades
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Rebeccas Village Apartments Corfu
Rebeccas Village Apartments Hotel Corfu
Rebecca's Village Apartments Corfu, Greece

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