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SENTIDO Apollo Palace
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Messonghi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have read many reviews on this hotel and decided to cast my own and family's opinion of this hotel.

Firstly for any English going . This is a foreign hotel, particularly Belgium and French. As a ratio I would say there was only 3% English in the whole hotel.

The grounds are lovely situated around beautiful flowers and vines, this I could not complain with.

The hotel itself is quite large and has a relaxing atmosphere .

Messongi itself is very very quiet. With virtually no nightlife.
There is a short 15 minute walk to moratika where we found an ocean beach bar which played various music from 80's upwards to present. This seemed to be popular with the workers of the area and Greek locals.

The food in the hotel is awful. I am shocked to see so many good reviews but then again most of them are French.

The breakfast is breakfast and has the usual items to chose from. (Not the tastiest or warmest)

Dinner and tea seemed to repeat themselves . Always spaghetti station and a sauce of bolognese or tomato and then other dishes. The head chef Matthew who appears on a night asks if the food is not up to standard he will offer a korma which he has prepared out the back. After talking to the few residents that could understand us along wth reading reviews this seemed to be a common theme. I'd imagine it's a frozen meal ready to be placed in the microwave on request.

The food is bland and in many cases uneatable. You only have to visit a local taverna to realise the difference. I have been on all inclusives before and this really is the worst for food and drinks which I'll get onto in a minute.

There is salad which is the same every night and looks unfresh and could have been served at a previous dinner service.

We attempted dinner service on the first 3 nights of our week stay hoping the food would improve. On each night we left hungry and ended up visiting local tavernas which were lovely. Zak's which is just around the corner was beautiful along with fantastic service .

Now the drinks. There is a 7 long list cocktail menu with (alcoholic) ingredients if you want to call them that to chose from. They were horrible and tasted of washing up liquid. The beer on tap was meant to be Amstel but was watered down and I can only describe it as a nightclub pint where the aim is to get as many pints out of a barrel as possible.

Any actual drinks you had to pay for.!!!

The staff are not as friendly as described and looked quite miserable.

The entertainment ........
What entertainment... A kids party/club until about 10 at night and then a few songs from the DJ..

The rooms were modern but basic. Ours was fairly small and felt on top of each other at times.

We wouldn't normally complain or write a bad review but after reading all of the positive reviews we felt that we needed to comment to make sure others do not get sucked into coming here as we did.

All in all the hotel is around 2-3 stars and the food is 2 at very best.

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8  Thank IanWard86
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Ingridvn, Holiday Concierge at SENTIDO Apollo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

We are really sorry to hear that you were disappointed about your stay. We thank you for your review and we will use it to improve our services. Kind regards,

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We spent a spendind weekend with my husband at this hotel and were very pleased with the hotel area and the place. Small villas with beautiful gardens, pools for kids and adults at different areas, the food was delicious and plenty! Of course there was a variety of cousine choices something that really is quite interesting to have available. I really recommend this hotel for couples and family holidays! Best choice in Messonghi of magnificient island of Corfu!

Room Tip: Higher floors - bettert view.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Katerinaveizi
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Ingridvn, Holiday Concierge at SENTIDO Apollo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014
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Θέλουμε να σας ευχαριστήσουμε πολύ για τα σχόλιά σας και είμαστε πολύ χαρούμενη που απολαύσετε τη διαμονή σας στο ξενοδοχείο SENTIDO Apollo Palace.
Φιλικους χαιρετισμους,

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I just spent two weeks here for our 20th Wedding anniversary and I can't praise it highly enough. The rooms are arranged in small villas dotted throughout an ancient olive grove with little walkways the lead you through the complex. The gardens are filled with roses and oleander and are well maintained to give colour and greenery. There are a couple of pools to choose from and even a Monetesque lilly pond complete with frogs.

We stayed on an all inclusive basis and despite the food being buffet style there is always plenty to choose from and lots of variety. It is well prepared and very tasty. I should also mention the staff who serve you drinks and clear up your mess. They are extremely friendly and always willing to help, which given the fact that the all inclusive environment will automatically mean less tips for them is a real bonus.

The only warnings I have are that the internet connection is a little patchy in the rooms, but you're on holiday so just enjoy the freedom from those pesky e-mails, and if you are unlucky enough to get a wet day and be in an upstairs room the steps are extremely slippery.

That aside the title says it all. A fabulous place!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Nicola D
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lovely hotel consisting of small villas spread over a massive, exquisite garden. The best thing about it is no doubt the amazing service: a group of really kind, friendly, humorous and hard-working professionals working for your pleasure and relaxation. The rooms were recently renovated and the quietness of the area is what we needed for quality sleep.Very family-friendly. I've been in this hotel before and will most certainly keep returning.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Angelina V
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Juicy pools, sprinkled with foot bridges and a labyrinth of footpaths taking you to a medley of clustered constructions housing a plethora of complimentary functions.
Tasty tucker provided by a super friendly Greek bunch. Rooms are very clean, with all mod cons and well planned at that.
The complex is situated right next to the beach, so if you fancy getting your top off,splashing some cream on, and dipping your toes in the sea you can!
Fancy a game of tennis? Fancy popping to the gym for a few reps? Well you can do that as well.
Great for families who want to kick back, fill your faces or chill out.

Nice one Apollo, you may be one of the most complex of Greek Deites, patron defender of herds and flocks, god of music and poetry, but on this occasion you're very user friendly and I may just come back and see you again my friend.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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3  Thank sazoo7
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a nice hotel. 2 lovely pools, lovely gardens. Nice clean room. Staff where friendly and in the restaurant there was alot of choice of food, but could do with being hotter.
There are a few shops close by if you fancy a little walk. Lots of places to hire a car or quod bikes.
About 40mins from the airport.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hotel going though a makeover.Very clean accommodation, resturant busy. Food good quality but a little bland. Staff very good when approached, need to be more attentive to their all inclusive guests; would be nice to be offered a bottle of good wine/spirits/beers even at a premium. The chef Matthew is open to suggestions from his guests (makes a good chicken korma). Maids very efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Room 257 has been reburbished to a high standard, close to reception and pool, but suffers showtime...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Joan G
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Additional Information about SENTIDO Apollo Palace

Address: 35 Messonghi Beach, Messonghi 490 80, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Messonghi
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Messonghi
Price Range: $97 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — SENTIDO Apollo Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 251
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the SENTIDO Apollo Palace! SENTIDO Apollo Palace was renovated in the winter of 2014. Built in the style of a Corfu village, the hotel complex is located at the edge of the fishing village of Messonghi on the southeast coast of the legendary island of Phaeacia, which was mentioned by the ancient Greek poet Homer in his famous Odyssey. Today the island is known under the name Corfu. With its architecture combining Greek tradition with the comfort of a children friendly hotel and its lavish garden filled with old olive trees, a chapel and a small amphitheater, the SENTIDO Apollo Palace is one of the most attractive hotels on the island. The extensive outdoor area features two freshwater pools with integrated children's pool, a sunbathing lawn and a pool bar. The hotel also offers a children's club for younger children (aged 4-12). Cozy taverns and bars as well as a small pebbly beach are close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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Apollo Palace Messonghi
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