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“Good Standard Hotel -Very quire Resort” 3 of 5 stars
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Corfu Chandris Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dassia Bay, Dassia 49100, Greece   |  
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“Good Standard Hotel -Very quire Resort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

Corfu Chandris Hotel - Nice but extremely Quiet Resort

As a couple in our (now latish 40's) but still very active and travel regularly we have over the last three years undertaken Cruise and stay holdays in summer. 1st week on Thomson Emerald brilliant and 2nd week in the Corfu Cahndris (listed in Platinum brochure) and 4 star. Arrived at hotel 11:30 on 27th June 2008 but rooms not available till 2pm. (signs now up on desk re this).

1st Impressions:- Lovely entrance and air conditioned throughout.

External Area:- As a veteran of over 30 foreign holidays I have rarely been as impressed with the curtilage of a hotel as I was with the Corfu Chandris. (It sits almost adjacent to the Dassia Chandris -Sister hotel and shares the beach area).
The first (upper pool) is as big as you would expect with any good 4* hotel but then as you go to the rear and see the expansive grounds you are wowed by the brand new massive free form pool. It is absolutely fantastic.
There are always plenty of beds and if no umbrellas are left (No great rush) then there are plenty of trees used for shade. (There are literally acres of grounds around the pools). Contrary to brochures there is no charge for pool beds but on the beach 3 Euro for hotel guests and 5 for others.
The pools do not open till 10:30 and close at 6pm with life guards always on duty.
There are activities on the beach and water sports all day right at the hotel.
RESTAURANT:- Food is a personal choice, however my impression was that it was of a good al round standard and the staff worked very hard keeping the place turning over at busy times. (I ate out the last three nights but due to no complaint of the restaurant).
ROOMS:- My initial feelings on going to room 6 was that I was in a dungeon corridor. Down 2 sets of stairs from check in that the lift didn't reach (for carrying cases).. There is a buggy service if you want to wait. On this level you open your room doors to a patio, grass and hedges. Advantage of this you only have a few dozen steps to the free form pool and can even keep sunbeds right at your patio door.
Disadvantages:- (If you don't like lizards or beetles) you would prefer an upper floor. These creatures are harmless.
Rooms are fine 3 English speaking TV channels (If you spend lots of time in your room) hair dryer - good shower - free safe.
ENTERTAINMENT:- Benidorm it isn't, we didn't spend any time at night in the hotel but local comments were not overly complementary.
UTILITIES:- TV Rooms, Internet access, conference rooms all available but the highlight is the magnificent free GYM, it is of a very high standard and is well supervised and equipped.
LOCALITY:- Watch the road!!! I will be surprised if there is not a serious accident over the summer. If you spend all your time in the resort of Dassia you cross the 'speedway' and find a dozen or so pubs and really there is no more than that!! They are all more or less quite places.
MUST VISIT CURRY- SHAKES PUB
Earlier I stated that I spent the last three nights eating out and here's why. ( I promise that if you follow this advice it will vastly improve your holiday and impression of the resort) -
Great SHAKES is a place you will almost miss. Walk out the front of the hotel, survive the road crossing and turn right, about 90 metres you will see a union jack sign and chalk board advertising good curries. I consider my self a connesuer of Indian food and decided to try it and was blown away (No pun intended) The Vindaloo was magnificent but the Chicken Ceylon was out of this world. The pub is run by a very pleasant and humble Scottish family Ken and Sarah who are so nice and they try to put something different on each night (without being tasteless). On my last night (Thursday) there was a Kareoke, of which I'm not a fan but............... what a laugh, you have to see this husband and wife team to believe it. Ken (the owner obviously pays for this team to come in and sing with their Kareoke list and music system as well as introduce patrons to participate. They were from the Midlands/North England somewhere but looked decidely eastern European and were RUBBISH at singing but genuinly thought they were talented. This cracked me up and gave me 2 hours of magnificent entertainment. It was as if a middle aged couple from Ukraine (Vladimir and Olga) had deffected in an old Lada motor car and had come across an old kareoke music system lying on the road and seen this as a business opportunity and got a job in corfu making money from uttering howling noises. If you go to Dassia Please please please go and see them, you will wet yourself!!!.
But if you love curries also please go, the chef is trained in Indian cooking and has even e-mailed me the recipies used.

AIRPORT:- Pleasently surprised, transfers and airport standard and efficiency very good for a small Greek Island.

TIP:- If you re looking for a very quiet resortthen this is for you, personally it was too quiet for me.

Greigster. West Lothian

  • Liked — Excellent pools and surroundings
  • Disliked — Resort too quiet
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

just returned from Corfu chandris, enjoyed the holiday, the hotel was clean, the food was good,i especially enjoyed the breakfast,

they have just opened a beautiful new swimming pool that is spectacular at night with the way it is light up, the only problem was the lack of sun beds and no where near enough shade, the problem was so bad i witnessed heated rows, the situation got so bad with guests booking what little shade there was and sun beds in the early hours of the morning, that the beds were chained until nine thirty in the morning. so if you intend taking young children to this hotel the shade issue could be a problem.

one other complaint was the cost of drinks, i saw very few people buying drinks at any of the hotel bars because they were so expensive, i would advise you to go out for drinks as it costs a fraction of what the hotel is charging, apart from these two issues i had a good first holiday in Corfu.

  • Liked — the sea view
  • Disliked — smelt smoky
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

Overall: Reasonable value for an all in one resort style property, but you may not find everything you are looking for in one package.
Location: On a quiet street. Property fronts onto the water. Across the street are some shops, bars and restaurants. You need to make arrangements yourself to get into Corfu town.
Facilties. Grand lobby and large dining room.
Rooms: Rooms are comfortable appointed with a firm bed, safe, hair dryer, a small couch, small desk, chair and TV. There is a sliding door that opens to your balcony. The door can be left open to allow a breeze to come in. Our room is reasonably spacious and quiet.
Parking: There is some street parking and a small free hotel parking lot that guest can use (if you can get a spot).
Food: Breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 10 was a good assortment of hot and cold and always seemed to be well stocked because there were always lots of guests. No fresh orange juice though. The staff is fairly attentive about your coffee needs.
For dinner, we ate at the hotel once and then preferred to explore other places just for variety. We tried some of the pubs across the street.
Amenities: We actually did not spend much time at the hotel. We preferred to explore the island with a rented car. I did see one magic act one evening, but it did not seem like there was a lot of night life if that is what you came for.
Tip not in most vacation ads: The island has mosquitoes. Lots of them. In some places, it was quite bad. For example, when with drove to the beach at Sidari, the situation was quite bad as the sun started to get lower. This was the only true blight of Corfu.

  • Liked — Decent value
  • Disliked — Nothing else around. Lots of mosquitoes in Corfu (not their fault).
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

Hotel; Corfu Chandris
Date: May 23rd - June 6th 2008.
Reviewers Lesley & Chris

Our party of four really enjoyed this holiday, the hotel was a little "worn round the edges" in places but that was more than made up for by the setting, sea views, great swimming pools (the new lagoon pool is not shown in the brochure), clean rooms, good food (always something to suit everybody) and very obliging staff (they just love kids!). We arrived later then scheduled due to the 'plane being held up on its previous flight and the hotel put on an excellent cold buffet at 10.30pm. The drinks in the hotel were rather expensive but what hotel isn't? The bars just across the road catered for those who like a nice quite drink or others that like the more up tempo music playing. We found Alex's bar was our favourite with cheap drinks, good food, a tree shaded patio situated above road height and very friendly and helpful owners. The reps worked tirelessly to get us to the airport on time when the coach drivers decided to strike on the day of our departure - well done Vicky and Susan (hope the ankles better).
We would recommend this Hotel and Resort for a relaxing holiday with very friendly people. No language problems.

  • Liked — Sea View
  • Disliked — Small Lifts
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2008

Stayed here 23 May to 6 June 2008. Ask for a quiet room on high floor - this is what we did and a 5th floor room gave the quietness we wanted. Quality room, good condition, kept very clean and linen changed often.
Good view of all gardens, sea and across to the mainland and Albania. Far enough away from the outside bars and eating places.
No problems with seating in the restaurant but do go early and sit outside on the balcony for dinner, wonderfully peaceful with brilliant views. Food very good but exactly the same for every breakfast. Agree that alcohol here is very expensive - try 'The Woodpecker' across the road, friendly and much cheaper.
The BBQ on the Greek night outside was not really up to standard, didn't even see the food being BBQ'd.
Make sure to visit Laura at the Corfu Sea Travel shop as much much cheaper for trips than those offered in the hotel - exactly the same trips! Go out of the hotel and turn right, first place you come to, next to the patisserie.
No curtesy bus now available, but local buses very good and stop outside the hotel door.
Flip flops needed to get across the shingle and watch out for the stony sand just a few feet into the sea.
Enjoyed it over all, perhaps we were lucky to get the right room!

  • Liked — Position - beach, gardens, bars near, bus route
  • Disliked — The tiny lift
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

Just returned from 2 weeks in this hotel.
Very clean, towels changed every day and bedding regularly. Some parts a little tired though. We had a storm during the first week and the roof leaked on the 5th floor adjacent to the lift.
Our room was on the 5th floor facing the mountains, spectacular view, balcony excellent place to sit out and enjoy a glass of water in the evening. (why water? see further)
Food was excellent. Breakfast choice of cerials, full English or continental. Pot of coffee. Evening meal food good but seemed but if you didn't like veal then your choice was limited a bit. Same with potatoes, chips were on every night but boiled hardly ever.
Staff were excellent, friendly and always obliging.
On Thursday evening they had a Greek night down near the lower pool. This was an extra 8euro each on your rate
There is a second pool not shown in the Thompson brochure and had just been completed for this year. Quite nice surrounded by sunbeds which are free to Thompson guests. During the first week there were plenty of beds to go round, occupancy in the first week only half, during second week when the hotel was nearly full and everyone with their kids arrived some of the beds dissapeared, I suspect onto the grass where you would be charged the 3euro for them (2 during the first week but second week was school half term). This led to an outbreak of sunbed wars. People scurriing around at the crack of dawn to reserve a bed. The top pool was quiet with plenty of beds but woe betide anyone removing a bed from here to the bottom pool, a charge of 3euro for this.
The top pool was advertised as being heated but it wasn't so it was a bit of a shock first thing, towels should have been provided but non arrived or too few or too late,
Drinks are over priced. Glass of wine with meal 4euro, bottle 18euro, coffee 3.7euro, hence everyone decamped to the bars leaving the hotel empty during the evening drained of atmosphere. hardly saw anyone using the bars at the side of the pools either during the day. There are water fountains on each floor which are free, hence the glass of H2O watchin the sun go down. (tight ? no don't like being ripped off just cos' I'm on holiday !!)
Entertainment consisted mainly of a piano player but there wre a few decent acts, magic act and the usual traditional Greek dancing group.
During the first week rode down in one of the lifts with the inside doors open, so reported this to reception who said it would be taken out of service. Was more than a little pieved when rode the same lift the following day with the same fault. So complained again to da "Management" and had it switched off. "Be repaired the next day" not likely, still out when we left !!
Regular bus service into Corfu Town and Thompson reps have free tickets. It's about a 20 min ride on the No7.
Plenty of bars across from hotel where drinks are cheaper and were quite full of refugees from the hotel. The Woodpecker directly oposite kept us up till 1 in the morning :-). The Dasia Dreams, a bit further along at the bottom of the slope to the right does fresh sandwiches during the day along with a pint of the local brew in an ice cold glass, to be recomended. There are also a few bars along the front as well.
Overall I would recomend this Hotel but they have to seriously rethink their pricing. They lose so much to the bars in the town.
Corfu is a beutifull island, will definately go back. You have to book the Island Tour, and the trip to Albania. But be warned you need to be fit as there are a few stairs to climb and one or two with us were in the later years and missed out on some spectacular views.
All the best Maria and Allan
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  • Liked — The view, friendly staff
  • Disliked — Bar prices over inflated
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2007

We booked a last minute getaway through Thomson Auctions and were lucky to end up in the Corfu Chandris.
The Corfu Chandris is the sister hotel of the Dassia Chandris and you can use the facilities in both hotels. The grounds are extensive and well kept. The beach is narrow shingle. The beach sunbeds are extra :-(. Check-in was quick and efficient. The room was sea facing on 2nd floor, clean and comfortable. Towels and bed linen changed every day. The carpeting in the corridor left much to be desired being stained and very worn. There is a well equiped gym, sauna and whirlpool tub. Shame about the music in the gym but I always have my Ipod so no problem.Outside the pool area is well kept and clean and the big bonus NO MUSIC so it was really relaxing.The pool was advertised as heated at the end of the season but wasn't.
The restaurant was clean and the waiters worked hard to kep it so. The buffets were extensive and varied. I especially liked the breakfast yoghurt, thick and creamy. Only problem with the food was the presence of ham and tuna in nearly all the salads and some cheese dishes which rule them out for vegetarians like me. I take my own food taster to check for hidden meat :-) which came in handy. The happy hour is 5.30 to 6.30 could have been longer and better advertised. The lounge area is comfortable but the few smokers ruin the atmosphere for the rest of us. The evening entertainment was low key being mainly live music of the 'International' type offending no-one except the die hard rock fan. OK I hold my hands up I went to bed early to get away from it. Which is no problem if you want to get up early.
Dassia is conventient for Kerkyra (Corfu Town) and the courtesy bus is a bonus. Being the end of the season Dassia was mostly shut but Dreams cafe across the raod was showing live football and Rugby for the sports followers. they do a mean plate of chips too!
Overall I'd say the Corfu Chandris is a reasonable hotel in a good if quiet location.

  • Liked — Gardens and views
  • Disliked — Gym should put on classes as advertised even if only 1 person wants to do it.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Dassia Bay, Dassia 49100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Dassia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dassia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dassia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Corfu Chandris Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 213
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