My boyfriend and I had a great, relaxing 1 week holiday at the Sun Apartments in Acharavi, Corfu. The apartments are basic, but they are clean and have good air conditioning which is definitely needed if you go in August! The air con is also free, unlike some places in Greece where they charge you extra to be able to use it. The only downside to our apartment was that the hob cooker (with two rings) wouldn't actually heat up enough to be able to get a pan of water boiling. This was a shame as we'd brought lots of 'pasta 'n' sauce' packets with us to be able to have lunch in the apartment, and we were unable to do this due to the broken hob. However we did have a fridge so we still managed to have cold food if we wanted, but we mainly ate at one of the near by restaurants as there was so much choice and it was always so cheap!! We had 2 single beds pushed together, rather than a double in our room, but that wasn't the end of the world.
Even though we did have an amazing holiday, I must tell the tale of how we actually arrived at our apartments (which, may I point out now this was NOT the hotel's fault). We had a night flight from Manchester airport, which got us in to Corfu airport at 1:30am. We then set off just after 2am by coach with a company called Lord Travel (which was booked for us by the company we booked the holiday with (icelolly.com)) The journey to Acharavi took 1 hour and 30 minutes, and my boyfriend and I were both exhausted so by this time (3:30am) we just wanted to crash into our beds at the hotel and go to sleep. However, the bus driver dropped us off by the roundabout on the main road, and told us that the hotel was up a narrow road and therefore we would have to walk to it. He gave us directions and said it was a 5 min walk away. I was slightly annoyed because as you can imagine, it was really dark and we had no idea where we were going, it was quite chilly (the temperature drops a lot when the sun goes down!), we had a suitcase to carry and we were both really tired. Well to cut a long story short, we didn't find the hotel for another half an hour. And we weren't even sure if we were at the right place because it is sign posted as SUN VILLAGE, not Sun Apartments!!!! So if you're trying to find it, make a note of this because it is very confusing!!!! THEN when we finally found it and made our way to the reception, we couldn't believe it when we discovered the door was locked and nobody was there. After wandering around for then another TWO hours we finally managed to speak to the manager of the hotel on the phone who told us they weren't expecting us til the next day, and nobody would be at the hotel to let us in until 7am. It wasn't the hotel's fault, there had been a mix up with the booking and the company who we booked it through (Ice Lolly) told us we could have an 'early check-in' as we were arriving at 3am...........but this obviously never got communicated and we were left locked outside the reception for almost 5 hours, tired, thirsty (as there was no where open to get a drink/food) and very angry. Luckily when the lady turned up (a very helpful, English blonde lady), she sorted our room out straight away for us and we finally got in at 8am and went straight to sleep. What an ordeal!!!!!!! We didn't let the beginning of our trip spoil the rest of our holiday though, but I would make sure if you've got a night flight that the hotel knows you're going to be arriving!!!
Other highlights include Fuego's beach bar which is owned by the same people who run the hotel bar. If you mention you're staying at the Sun Apartments they will also let you use their sunbeds free of charge. The food there was also lovely, we always tried something different and it was always very tasty and good quality!! They were good prices too. The staff were amazing, so polite and friendly and were very good to us, often giving us a free large bottle of water during the day! Fuego's also has free wifi. We actually went to the beach most days but the pool is also very nice, and we always managed to get sunbeds if we decided to stay there. Also, Anna, the lady who works on the bar is so lovely, she makes you feel very welcome :)
Overall I would give the holiday a 9/10, the hotel a 7/10 (would have given it higher but the hob situation let it down), Acharavi an 8/10 (if you're wanting a quieter resort but still with plenty of restaurants/shops etc) and Fuego's Beach Bar a 10/10!!!
Some of the rooms are up a slope and then you have to go up two flights of steps...which always left...
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