I find it hard to believe that the other reviewers visited the same hotel as my family!
My husband and 2 children aged 10 and 9 stayed at this hotel in August and had an amazing time.
We booked at the last minute, travelling 36hrs after paying, so really did not expect too much for the price we paid. When we arrived at the hotel, we were more than relieved to walk into the beautiful air-conditioned reception area to be met by a friendly, English lady named Helen (she turned out to be the most helpful person with a great sense of humour). Our rooms were not quite ready as it was 12 noon and we were aware that rooms were available at 1pm, so were left our luggage and were given directions to the restaurant to begin our all inclusive binge!
The restaurant was very pink (to the delight of our daughter) and we were impressed with the choice of food on offer. Salads of all kinds, cheeses, fresh bread, soup, large choice of hot meats, vegetables, chips, rice, pasta - I cannot see how anybody could not eat well no matter how fussy they are! Every meal throughout our stay was of the same quality and variety. The waiting staff were on the ball with cleaning, the food and drink never run low and the general quality was fab!
We returned to the reception and were given the keys to our room on the 3rd floor. We were thrilled to have a room overlooking the smaller of the pools and what a view! To open the curtains to that sight in the morning was worth the money we paid alone! The room was cleaned every day except Sunday with fresh bedding and towels. My daughter's PJs were arranged in a pattern each day which we loved! Air-conditioning, TV (with a remote control!), phone and loads of storage - great!
The holiday just got better with the discovery that there was another larger pool, seperate children's pool and a poolside bar. Snacks were on offer here throughout the day and were delicious (although the beautiful Corfu sun did manage to dry the sarnies!). The choice of drinks was vast with cocktails for adults and children. A special mention has to be made to Spiros, the best barman in Greece - make sure you give him a huge tip!
We had seen the videos online showing the entertainment and were dreading it! Let me reassure you that although it was not exactly professional, the animacion team are some of the nicest, hard-working people we have ever met and a huge part of the enjoyment of our holiday was down to these people. They made the best of the resources available and we were always entertained. Dobi's rendition of Figaro is a delight to behold! The guests at the hotel were British, German, Italian, Greek, French and Romanian, yet all were able to participate and enjoy - well done! We met some fantastic people, all nationalities mixed and at the end of our stay, there were tears flowing from all!
OK, so it's not 5*, but does anybody expect mints on their pillow for the price that you pay? The hotel needs a little TLC but you could see that improvements were constantly taking place. The location, although isolated, is beautiful. There are a couple of mini-markets within walking distance, and a taverna. The lovely beach is reached by regular minibus (whose driver is lovely and friendly and never complains even though he must do the same trip a million times!). If you want hustle and bustle then this is not the place to be, but if you want a totally relaxing holiday then you can't beat this location.
A good tip for those visiting the Aquapark (which is fab by the way) is that the hotel is owned by the same company and you are able to use your all inclusive wristbands at the Aqualand Hotel (they have a poolside bar with snacks if you go next to the wave pool). Saves loads of money!
In all, a FANTASTIC value holiday, FABULOUS staff, LOVELY hotel, FAB food/drink. If you go, HAVE A GREAT TIME!
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