Me and my friend decided to go away for 7 days (August 2013) to enjoy to sun and relax. When we first arrived, it was lovely - the staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome. The food was nice, but there wasn't too much to choose from - a bit standard (that is what you pay for). The rooms were, again, standard - but nice. I felt comfortable and the room was cleaned every morning (we arrived back to fresh towels, beds made and sometimes the washing up was done). The pool was lovely, great size and it was a beautiful setting, with a great view. It was also nice to have the bar/seating area close to the pool. The walk to the beach/shops is a lot lot longer than advertised! Very long and tiring in that heat, wouldn't recommend if you have trouble walking or injuries. The closest beach was often covered in young teens who came for the Ipsos night life, but there are other beaches around, boat trips and other lovely things you can do. We hired a boat which was amazing! and not even too expensive. Me and my friend spent a lot of money for drinks and food at the bar, then as soon as we went out for a meal with 2 others at the hotel - everything changed. we were not treated as nicely, the staff became very rude and it felt uncomfortable to be down there at times. On the last day, the people who we had made friends with said we could leave our stuff in their bedroom and could use the shower if we wanted to go in the pool on our last day. The staff did not like this one bit, they shouted in our faces, pulled our luggage around and said we would get thrown out. It was all very aggressive and abrupt for something so simple? . There was also a lot of favoritism with local visitors in the area who didn't stay, just used the pool (have a villa or apartment somewhere i imagine) In addition, we were never any trouble - weren't loud or didn't stay up or come in too late, but weren't treated with the same respect we gave them.
All in all, a great start to the week that turned very sour! Pool and surroundings were lovely, but staff felt very greedy and fake. Very, very very long walk to the beach and shops which wasn't nice. As always, you get what you pay for but i would not choose to stay here again.
Thanks for reading :)
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- Margarita Apartments Ipsos, Corfu