Let us break down this holiday so as not to ramble:
Room: Very basic cooking facilities...just a 2 ring electric hob. Beds are as hard as bricks (in fact lying on the beach would have been a better option were it not for mozzies!) Room looks dated but was clean on arrival.
We hired air conditioning for 6 Euros per day, which never managed to get the room below 23 degrees. We should have complained on the 1st night but to be fiar 23 is a nice sleeping temperature.
Cleaning: NON-EXISTANT!! We made a wine stain on the patio table on 1st night. It was still there on the last. We also had an ant infestation which we dealt with but the ant bodies were left there till we cleaned them up.
Staff: My partner summd them up with the statement 'they have smiles which don't reach their eyes'. Not very customer focussed at all. Every request got a 'oh why have you disturbed me' look. If they could charge for something they would. Felt like they wanted every last cent from us and then wanted us to get the hell out of there so they could bleed some other tourists dry. Barmaid (fiancee of owner's son) is quote a corse character and although we're not snobs, found her to be abrasive and two-faced.
Food and Drink: Nice. Small portions and a random pricing structure but on the whole ok. We didn't eat in the bar often due to the attitude of the barmaid but what we had was ok.
A full breakfast was only 5 euros which isn't bad but then just toast and jam was 2 euros....doesn't really add up!?! Although that was pretty similar thoughout the resort so not specific to the studios.
Environs: Resort is ok. Studios are about 1km down a relatively steep hill from the beach. I enjoyed this but am 29 and quite active. There are a good secection of bars there although no nightlife to report. All the restaurants seem to have the same menus so after a few places it's pretty much the same. There's a great Gyros place called the Yamas Grill House. 2 Euros for a sizable portion of homemade Gyros which is made from pork loins (spiced) in a pittal with chips, tomato and Tadziki. It's a meal in itself.
We had a great boat trip on the 'Captain Homer'. We paid 25 Euros each but was a full day out and included a BBQ and a number of stop offs.
All in all the resort was reasonable and the accommodation/service was appalling. Will not be going back to Greece in general for many years. Would rather pay more and get real quality farther afield.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run hotel in a quiet area but only 900m from the beach, the hotel is surrounded by peaceful gardens and amazing mountain views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Margarita Apartments Hotel Ipsos
- Margarita Apartments Ipsos, Corfu