I really enjoyed my weeks stay here at the Theodosia! I had fairly low expectations due to Thomas Cook describing it as 'no frills' but i was pleasently surprised.
The hotel has a great location. It's about a 10 minute walk to the main Sidari strip where all the nightlife and resturants are. The hotel is situated just off the main road about 4 minutes walk down a dirt track. Yes Thomsons don't drop you off directly at the hotel but its literally a 1 minute walk from where they drop you off to the hotel, so some of the other reviews on here are a bit dramatic saying you have to walk down a long alley in the dark. There are shops, supermarkets and resturants along the 10 minute walk to the main strip as well as a beach with a view of Albania in the distance, which makes for a pleasent walk.
The hotel is nice. Our 2 bedroom apartment was way bigger than expected. The beds were clean and comfortable. The bathroom was small but fine. The shower curtain pulls across half of the bathroom, even crossing across the toilet so the floor usually ended up being fairly flooded after a shower but that wasn't really an issue. Don't tug on the shower curtain too hard though, i managed to accidently pull it down off the wall. Oops.
The pool area was lovely. Very clean area and the pool was awesome. A few dosy wasps crawling by the pool at times but that can't be helped. There were plenty of sun loungers available and as the hotel is set backa little bit there wasn't much noise so it was a nice relaxing atmosphere to sunbathe in.
The bar area/cafe part was also nice. They play music all day which is quite nice and have a big screen they pull down at times with UK tv/news on. I only saw 4 members of staff there. It seems to be family run with a married couple, their son and then 1 maid. They are very nice, but fairly reserved with their conversation. Don't let that put you off as they are actually very helpful and putting in a lot of hours and hard work. In response to someone elses review the man was fine with us asking for more toilet roll all the time. The food was all cooked from fresh and was all very nice! They had lots of cocktails and drinks to pick from also and everything was resonably priced.
The maid never changed our sheets the whole time we were there which was a bit annoying. She would unmake the bed and then just fold the sheet at the end of it which seemed a bit pointless. I'm not sure what else she did except from that and possibly mopping the main areas of the floor and emptying the bin. Nothing else seemed to be cleaned. Lots of cobwebs in the room and even spider eggs under the seats. The room was clean on first glance but taking a closer look and it just really needs a big dust and proper clean. This didn't ruin anything for us though.
There is an area behind the hotel, or rather behind our room, where there are animals grazing. This was only a problem at night when we were kept up by horses neighing, a really annoying bird that wouldn't shut up and a rooster that would wake up at 5am. This kept us up at night.
You have to pay for air conditioning. 35 euros per room. So if you are staying in a 2 bedroom apartment you will be charged 70 euros for 2 air con machines. To be fair the man let us have them for 60 euros but still.
Our Thomsons rep may aswel have not exsisted. We were told our rep meeting would be in the bar so we showed up on time to be there for it. Only to realise that the bar they meant was actually at a different hotel! It would have been nice for them to specify that. So we missed the meeting. The rep showed up a different day but ignored us and just spoke to another family. Don't bother doing any excursions with Thomsons, they are over priced. You can get much better deals with Valeros Travel on the main strip.
So overal, this hotel was nice and i would reccomend staying there. Make sure you pack mosquito spray!!
- Also Known As:
- Theodosia Sidari, Corfu