My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 10 days and from speaking with many other guests it would seem that most of them visited this hotel because it was such a good deal. So was it worth it. Of course it was! I have read the most recent reviews, from guests who were at the hotel at the same time as ourselves and most all of them have valid points to make. It really depends on your expectations and what you want from your holiday. Here are my thoughts about our stay.
Staff.. Mostly friendly and capable, sometimes not enough staff on reception.
Cleanliness.. all general areas cleaned to an acceptable standard.
Rooms.. stayed in a deluxe double overlooking pool. A liitle small but nothing Aquis could have done about this. Why orange bed covers and pink curtains? Strange combination.
Food... Good quality, a little repetitive but always found something I could eat. Very palatable white and red wine served. Olive Tree, good meal but would not pay to eat there on top of AI. Sushi, saw very liitle attendance there. This restaurant would have been better served as a snack bar, quiet lounge or similar.
Drinks.. not a problem with what choices we had but felt that it was overly complicated by the confusing AI options, after spending many holidays at caribbean AI's I think it needs to be one thing or another. There was no way we were going to pay the prices quoted, expensive in the extreme.
Entertainment... Although I think this comment may be attributed to the 'late in season' time of our stay, I found most of the evening entertainment to be intrusive and very loud. Because the roof bar was not open it meant that you had 3 choices of what to do during your evening, the lobby, lagoon bar or your room for evenings. The lobby was full to bursting most evenings with a high level of conversation, ok in itself but when joined by loud jazz or piano music, it becomes impossible to have a conversation without shouting, not a relaxing prospect and sometimes we just couldnt be bothered to try, deciding to opt for a quiet sit on the balcony (although as we were above the pool bar, the continuous loop of music was a little irritating). I think another quiet area would be a valued addition but as I said this may not be the case if the roof bar was open as I suppose it is in high season? Animation team .. not much in attendance but honestly didnt go looking for them.
Pool.. very cold so didnt go in but plenty did. I agree that the sunbed cushions were not very clean but I suppose this was because this is late in season and not cleaned during the season? Amusing to see those people who put out their towels early in the morning on beds towards the middle or 'rock' side of the pool area and the sun doesnt reach them until early afternoon.
We hired a car from the airport so did not need the transfers. Glad we did as we felt quite isolated by the location of the hotel and the fact that this is not 'the real greece' which we have been back to time and time again. I think I would have gone stir crazy had I not been able to get out when I wanted. I know other guests were restricted by the diminished bus service.
One thing that has not been mentioned is how difficult it is to navigate yourself around this hotel. The numbers of rooms seem to bear no relation to the floors they are on and even after 10 days we still managed to end up where we did not want to be. I dont even know if a map of the hotel would have helped?
We dont usually return to any hotel twice and I am afraid this will be no exception although not for anything more that the hotel could have done. I think the increase in prices that will inevitably have to be charged for next year will stop many peoples return to this hotel, as if they are complaining this much as these bargain prices what will they say when they need to pay double.
We did enjoy our stay, met some great people and loved Greece as always. I am afraid the exchange rate has taken the edge off for many visitors from England and that may prevent many returning in the forseeable future.
Would we reccomend this hotel to a friend.... only at the right price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine yourself on a sandy beach, crystal waters and thriving, green mountains rising on the top. Relax to the rhythmic sounds of waves and offer yourself the holidays you deserve.This Adults only hotel located on a picture-perfect hill spot in one of Corfu’s best locations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquis Agios Gordios Beach Hotel Corfu