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“Lovely family holiday!!”
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Sandy Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Agios Georgios
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely family holiday!!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Overall we had a great budget, all inclusive family holiday. Here is my honest and detailed review.

Journey and arrival

The plane journey on the way in was sensational. We were so close to the sea, thought we were going to land on it! Stunning.
As we arrived into the hotel, we were greeted by Dawn, (lovely helpful lady). We were all offered nice cold drinks of juice. Much needed! Very warm also :-)

Our room was situated next to the pool and slides. We were given a huge double family room, with two large balconys, and two large rooms. We also had a living room area!! Perfect for a family of four.

Dining and Drinks

At first our room wasn't quite ready, so we wee given a map, and directions as to where the restaurant was. The lunchtime buffet was ready and open, so we helped ourselves, and sat outside in the terrace. You could help yourself to a selection of cold and fizzy drinks, and red, white or rose wine if you preferred. (Absolutely)!

The food was very varied, and outstanding in my opinion. And I'm the type of person that will try anything! Feta cheese and salad was in abundace, so I was made up!! :-)

Also bear in mind that there are cats and kittens everywhere you look, they don't cause much if a problem, and will happily eat any of your left overs if you offer!

Late lunch was also available, again same variety..but not as much. Great for a late afternoon pick me up.

We were greeted on most occasions by the lovely and polite waiter, who brought out drinks. Made us feel very special.

Surroundings and Beach

The water park was excellent, three different slides...and Billy (the life guard) even let us go down on our inflatables!! Had so much fun, the adults had more fun that the kids!!! Fantastic.
There is a pool bar available for all kinds of drinks, cocktails, beer, ice cream, cakes etc. Didn't want for anything! Also there is a larger pool extended on the slides pool, a chance to escape all the fun! (And to have a nice swim)
Late afternoon was enjoyable, catching that last bit of warming sun. Nice music playing by the poolside, having a cocktail...or two!!

The beach is beautiful and relaxing. The sea is the calmest Iv ever seen. Lots of fish to be seen. Very pleasant. There is also a little pontoon a bit further out...and can be reached easily. I made it over on my rubber ring!! Just pure bliss.

To your right a little further up in the dunes...there is a lake..if you fancy a strenuous walk! Again, an experience!

Entertainment

To be honest...there wasn't really much going on. But we understand this was the end of the season. But that's ok. Simply walk towards the beach, turn left, and there you are. Lots of lively little taverners. On the last night we had a beautiful meal at the sea side restaurant, the ended up in the karaoke bar, where Ozzy tribute was performing!! Had such a good time, Lovely atmosphere.

A couple of nights a week they did have a singer on in the lobby bar, which was nice, and had us all up dancing.

In the nutshell, We thoroughly enjoyed it. We can't wait to come back in October. Just go with an open mind and relax. The kids will have a blast. Thanks to all staff!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Well were do i start,

This hotel is amazing we had a pool view with a side sea view, and the hotel was perfect,

Location wise we booked a hotel to have quiet and be out of the way of all the fuss and bother and this hotel is sure to do so... if you want lively and hustle then go stay in Kavos..

If you want lovely beaches a quiet town and nice walks and A REST! then book here.

Food - I am very fussy you can ask the mrs ;-) and to be honest there was nothing i would not eat... all warm and always refreshed.

To get to Corfu town a bus actually comes into the hotel if i can remember twice a week to take you into the town and then you can come back, ( Best part of this we got to see more of Corfu because yes Corfu town is quite far away but the views were breath taking )

I honestly can not fault this hotel in any way possible.... it was just what we wanted and just what we needed. Staff are amazing and helpful,

Top tip.

Kids pool and rooms up the top end near the main entrance are louder in the evenings due to entertainment and during the day the animation are up there...

If you go down to the bottom two pools were our block was... then you will not be disappointed if you want to relax and take in the beautiful sea views and the lovely fresh air!

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BOOKING THIS HOTEL... DO IT.... DONT THINK ABOUT IT.. DO IT!!

Room Tip: Down near the beach facing the main pool best rooms!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

I did not like this resort it is so far away from corfu town, and to get the local bus from the complex
to corfu town its so far to the main road and dangerous. The complex its self is not all what it seems
if your near the beach and it rains and its time for lunch you are going get wet because the resturant
is a far way from your room and the beach,the food what can i say was not very appertizing didnit
keep the food very hot,some of the staff was polite but not all of them entertainment was not very good,
the room was not what we was expecting the sheets was ripped the water every shower was brown
i was glad to get away from this three star complex i would not recomend this resort.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Had Lovely Time with a group of 4 family's with children couldn't a Ask for more Lovley pools and beach loads of things to do and well made foods , went quad biking on sea games even the locals dogs come and say hi , Lovley restrant in little town out of beach and resort

  • Stayed May 2013
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went in October last year and its amazing! would recommend to anyone.. Staff were polite.. My boyfriend and i were located in D block and it was perfectly situated.. Will definitely be going back soon!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Apartment fantastic, new and inviting
Food ok but did get repetitive over 10 days, not a lot of meat in meat dishes
Lots and lots and lots of wasps
Fantastic staff who are maybe overworked
Massage great but spa out of order
Fabulous pools for kids
Entertainment lacking for kids at night
Indoor entertainment very boring
Met fab people
Good wee restaurants nearby
Great day trips
Loved the resort had a fab holiday but would go further north of the island next time as felt extremely secluded

Stayed October 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Myself my wife and two young girls went 2 weeks all inclusive what can I say brilliant good food great pools amazing staff big thank you to ana! U was great ! Billy lifeguard was brilliant with the kids rooms very spaicous great for kids as u have a dvd player and u can borrow dvds from reception every thing is clean tidy u can hire a boat for 35euro a quad for a day for 25euro I will defo be going back this year again big thanks to ana and billy u made our holiday special. Mark

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Sandy Beach Resort
Address: Agios Georgios 49080, Greece (Formerly Aquis Sandy Beach Resort)
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Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Agios Georgios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Agios Georgios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandy Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 640
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aquis Sandy Beach Resort acquired by Aquis Hotels and Resorts from the summer 2009 onwards. It is an extremely family friendly property, located on the sandy beach of St George South West, Corfu. Apartments will be refurbished in order to achieve the highest standards of hospitality and comfort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aquis Sandy Beach Hotel Agios Georgios South
Palm Beach Corfu
Hotel Aquis Sandy Beach
Palm Beach Hotel Corfu
Sandy Beach Resort Corfu/Agios Georgios, Greece

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