The photos looked so appealing.... unfortunately this resort didn't live up to our expectation.
We arrived very late at night/early morning, the person at Reception was not too interested in the very late arrivals and pointed uphill directing us to our apartment. First mistake - from the photos we thought the resort was on level ground.
We along with another family, trundled our way with heavy suitcases (we booked for 7 days) in pitch darkness up a steep climb. There were no lights on anywhere, luckily the other couple had a torch with them as there were many stairs also to wind up.
When reaching our apartment, it was very disappointing firstly to realize that we were soooo far way from the centre of the resort - the pool, dining, reception etc. Secondly the apartment it was so basic and sparse, and a bit smelly, you wouldn't want to stay in it any longer than you had to, that kind of place. We wholeheartedly agree with the review from 'PolyChelsea'
We had been traveling since early the previous morning and desperate for a shower - just our luck, no water from the shower, or any tap in the place.
So we hunted for complimentary bottle of water at least as so thirsty, but no luck.
What we thought would have been common courtesy in a hot country like Corfu, just didn't happen.
Also what we had not realized was the fact that we had chosen to come to a place where the toilets are so unsanitary - you do NOT put toilet paper into the toilet but deposit it in a small bin beside the toilet, which was emptied each day! not our idea of a pleasant stay.
The Reception was plagued with complaints the next morning from many individuals who had experienced the same as ourselves and were all desperate for a shower and dehydrated.
We were moved to another apartment down in the main building, very much closer to the pool area which was quite nicely laid out on a vast expanse of lawn and also closer to the dinning area.
This was the first time we had booked an "all inclusive deal" and unfortunately it will be the last.
The best way of describing the food was extremely basic, to us it was 'peasant food'. The first day it's all new and so it's okay albeit very different. But by day 3 you realized it's just a repeat every day of the same fare.
The communal 'do it yourself' toaster never toasted until the third attempt, by which time there was smoke everywhere.
Not too pleasant trying to eat outside with many stray, unhealthy looking cats mooching around looking for food also.
I won't go on, but I could - we came here in late June last year (2012) to escape the unusual cold UK was experiencing at that time.
Just very unfortunate that the staff at First Choice Holidays in Bristol where were visiting when we booked this holiday, had absolutely no knowledge of Corfu or Century Apartments so were no help at all and it was just a 'stab in the dark' literally for us.
Never to be repeated.
Do hope this is of some help to someone considering staying here.
We would hate anyone else to experience what we did. Especially paying good money, coming from NZ we did not consider that it was not a cheap holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family Run Property All Hotel Rooms very specious, Great Swimming pool. Lime PoolBar & Grill with a large selection of meals. A la carte "Kumquat restaurant". Departure and arrival transfers at extra cost. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Century Resort Villas Hotel Acharavi
- Century Resort Acharavi, Corfu, Ionian Islands