My husband, teenage son and myself stayed here for a week after a weeks cruise. We were promised a sea view room, our romm, 411, had a side sea view. I couldn't be bothered complaining as the room was cool all of the day, and the full sea view rooms apperaed to receive a great deal of direct sun. However the room was large and airy, with plenty of storage space, which we appreciated after living out of a cabin for a week. It had a television, which didn't work properly, but this wasn't a problem, as I only wanted it for the news and I can live without that for a week.
Stangely it also displayed a coffee jug, on the dressing table, the type used in the dining room for morning coffee. I don't know what it was for as the room didn't have a kettle or coffee/tea making facilities, it just stood there, looking lonely.
We did ask for an extra chair for the balcony, as there were only 2 provided, and we had paid 3 adult prices, it never materilaised, so if 3 of us wanted to sit together outside we dragged the chair from the dressing table out to the balcony.
The towels and bed linen were changed regularly, but the room or the balcony were never mopped, I used to look at the same clump of dust every day. The bath was never cleaned, as the original mark, left by a shampoo bottle, stayed there the whole week. The rest of the hotel was kept spotless, so it may have just been down to housekeeping responsible for our room. Thankfully the air conditioning worked well, which was vital in the August heat
Although the hotel was busy, we never had to wait for a table at breakfast or dinner and the hard working staff in there were always pleasant and polite. We enjoyed the food and thought the hotel worked really hard to provide a good variety for everyone, the breakfasts were really good.
We spent an evening at the open air cinema, which was great, and a change from just sitting in a bar, I wish more places offered this, a nice extra, at at no cost to us.
We had the usual sun bed hoggers, saving beds, just in case. I don't really sun bathe, too fair skinned, but we knew from previous posts that if we wanted to use a bed, we would have to get out early, which we did, only did that a few times, after we had used the beds, we moved our stuff back to the room., and left the bed for someone else. My husband sometimes returned later in the day, but would just look about for an odd empty bed, why can't others do this?
The major downside for me, and it is just my personal opinion was the blaring euro pop played by the pool during the afternoon, until early evening, if I wanted that I would have gone to an hotel in Kavos, and payed a lot less for the priviledge. I don't know who it was aimed at, but I certainly can live without it. I would sit on my balcony, enjoying the view of the mountains, a bit of the sea and the wonderful roof top garden, ouzo waiting , only to be bombarded with Jesse J and other non entities, doesn't make for unforgetabble memories of Corfu.
Dassia itself is nothing to rave about, just a few bars/tavernas that have sprung up around the hotels and beach. There is no real Greek village feeling or identity, but it is quite close to Corfu town, about 30 mins on the local bus. I visited Corfu a number of times, a lovely town, with so much to see and do, not to be missed.
Overall we would probably not return to this hotel as it, and the area, fail to provide that special "Greekness", which we have found in other places. They do organise a "Greek night", for an additional cost, but I want all my nights in Greece, to feel like I am in that wonderful country and not a manufactured version of it, but others may prefer this..
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