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“For relaxing holiday it is a lovely place”
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I have just returned from a weeks stay at Sun Apartments, what a lovely place.

We arrived in the early hours n just as was explained to us a note was left detailing what room was ours and a map where to find the room. The rooms themselves are very basic but then you dont go away to stay indoors! I would advise to take a pair of shoes you dont mind getting wet for the bathroom as it does get very wet. Our room was cleaned regular n our bins changed every day, the cleaner was really nice n could not do enough for you. Our room also had air con and safe diposit box both free of charge.

The swimming pool was a lovely size with plenty of sun beds for everyone. The onsite bar is good with their prices.

We ate out everyday our favourite resturant was the Acharavi Park, the prices were reasonable n the service was great. We did go to the pumphouse but we found this did not live up to our expectations n left feeling disappointed. We found a lovely resturant at the bottom of route 8 by the beach again good service n food.

If traveling to Sun Apartment by a transfer i would call the coach company on the day of your pick up. We was told we would be picked up at the roundabout as we was dropped off there, after waiting an hour we watched our coach go up to the apartments to collect us, it is a good job my partner could run quick enough to catch up n explain where wad waiting. Be aware the transfer time could be at least 2hours with all the drop offs not 45mins.

I would recommend this place to my friends i had a lovely week.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed at The Sun a few years ago and had a great time saying we would return, when we tried to return we were told it had closed. We later heard it had been closed for 3 years and then re-opened by a new owner, we went back in June with family and friends it still had the same relaxing feeling, great pool and a new bar. The apartments are still basic but are spotless, cleaned daily except Sundays. The sun is in a great position close to the centre and the old village of Acharavi with typical Greek tavernas and restaurants. All very friendly people who will go out of there way to help. Everynight we would end up in The Panda bar, Kosta his wife his children and his Momma treat us like family. I have been going to Acharavi for 8 years now and stayed in a few apartments but i can honestly say, The Sun is the best and The Panda a bar is a must visit.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank susanbrownStockton
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We've spend five nights at the Sun apartments in Acharavi. We arrived after 11 PM and the owner didn't bother to wait for us. He was very friendly and gave us tips for a more shorter route to Corfu town. Nice place altogether. Very nice pools, good location, less than 10 minutes walk from the see. Good beds, only the bathroom is a bid basic. And if you consider to go: bring something to avoid mosquitoes.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank verweyr
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Hi, we've just completed our fortnight holiday at The Sun in Achiravi. Here are some things I thought might be useful.

The location is set back off the main routes, up an incline, next to a larger hotel complex. There is a steepish hill to get into the complex, and a second steeper one to get to the upper level of apartments.

The pool is lovely and clean – much of it quite deep – quickly over 1.8m, although there is a segregated infants section.

The grounds are clean and well maintained. The staff friendly and helpful – especially the cleaning staff who are English, very friendly and full of helpful tips, if you ask. Your room is regularly cleaned every day with frequent supplies of new towels and bedding.

We were in the newer cabin accommodation – which comprise of a large modern space with a folding partition to segregate the sleeping area. Everything was clean and worked (fridge kettle toaster – didn’t try the hob!) If we return here I’d be inclined to pay a little more to secure one of these rooms as they seem more modern and spacious although they do have no view to speak of.

There is a bar selling drinks and ice creams which is open all day and late into the evening. Food is not available here, but there is an arrangement with the complex next door allowing use of their facilities. If you wish to eat breakfast there, for example, you can obtain tickets from Sebastian on reception. I would add that we didn’t use the facilities – but did look in and this did seem limited to fruit toast bread cheese and cold meats…

The resort was full when we stayed – but even so the place was so quiet, which really suited us. There was no need to reserve a sun-bed – there were always enough. The pool is big, quiet and extremely relaxing. You can also use the pool facilities at the complex next door – we didn’t bother.

Northern Corfu is a warm green location full of wild-life; this does include mosquitoes and midgies, so at some point you will get bitten. Liquid Plug-in repellent is essential in your room and slow burning spiral repellant disks work really well on your balcony – both cheaply available in the larger supermarkets. Take some form of bite relief with you.

Acharavi is a quiet resort that is divided into two parts. Most of the shops and restaurants are located either side of the main road, which can get busy both early in the morning and during the evening with local traffic, but there are more bars spread out along the sea front. The roads from the main road to the beach, are residential or undeveloped and, are numbered with red signs. These roads vary in length and some are much straighter than others - do avoid winding route number 7! If you'd like to sit on a sandy beach I recommend taking route 8 to the front and turning right along the shore. If you'd like to eat on the front I'd suggest taking route 6 - due to the concentration of restaurants there.

The beach to the West is entirely shingle until you reach Roda. The Beach to the East of Acharavi is a mix of shingle and sand. As you head further East (towards the Gelina Resort) it becomes sandier. There are boats to hire and water sports available here. It seemed that boat hire and water sports in Roda and Acharavi were around 50% cheaper than in Sidari.

Roda is more typical in that the resort is focused around the beach. We found Big Ben bar to be a nice place (lively on evenings, we were told) we ate in a couple of the beach front cafes but were disappointed in the Roxanne's seemingly over-micro waved traditional food. There is more night life and a busier beach in Roda - meaning that there are more things to do. The sea is warm and the beach varies between sand and shingle. Allow a good half hour walk between the two resorts, there is little shade on the beach road - take a drink and a hat and maybe have a stop off along the way.

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The bakers are also coffee shops and these open very early every day. Fresh bread is delicious and there is an extensive range of sweet and savory pastries to choose from.

Buses to Sidari and Kassiopi run a few times a day and cost a couple of Euros each way. They do sometimes run early and late and there are big gaps in the timetable, so don't miss that bus!

Sidari has more shops a greater choice of food and a good beach. From the bus stop if you head 200m back up the main road (in the direction that the bus has brought you from) and there are several bars with direct beach access who will advertise fee sun loungers and parasols for their customers, buy a couple of drinks and settle down at the water’s edge for free. We used Calypso's loungers - but there were plenty to choose from, and we threw our towels down and then nipped back into the bar and bought some drinks. Easy.

When waiting for the return bus you can avoid standing at the stop in the sun. Buy a couple of drinks in the bar opposite, settle your bill in advance, and wait there. It is a big bus with plenty of space, and this is the first stop on the route, so you will have a seat.

Eating out is inexpensive (40euros for three including wine for us). There were plenty of places to choose from the vast majority serving traditional Greek food along with steaks, pizza and pastas. Most of this was very good. This is not the kind of resort where you will find a Burger chain, a Tex-Mex, Indian or Chinese. We only saw these in Sidari.

The places that we thought were notable - we probably tried about ten in total, were; Pouja (near Harry's Bar in the Old Town) - some many people that we met couldn't recommend this, traditional Taverna, to us enough; the very welcoming Faros family run beach front Taverna, at the top of Route 6 - lovely food but you could be there for the entire evening (amazing sunset view btw); Acharavi Park - really nice food, although they didn't happen to give great table service on either of our visits; and the Italian Pizza restaurant, on the main road more or less opposite the route 6 junction, that do a lot more than just pizza and gave very good service. We tried lots of new local food and really enjoyed the experience.

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At the Lemon Garden there is traditional Greek Dancing - if that's your thing. Yamas Bar & The Central Bar have live music, most evenings, which seems to start at around 10PM.

Runners
I'm a runner - I'm sure this won't apply to many of you but to those that are interested: I found few tracks and almost no pavements. So, owing to local driving habits, routes were limited to the beach road to Roda, the link routes to the main street and main street itself - that said I found no difficulty getting a 45 minute run together. The sun is quite energy sapping after 7.30am. After 8pm it starts to cool down if evening running is for you.

We will be going back - we loved it. 

Room Tip: We were in the newer cabin accommodation and I’d be inclined to pay a little more to secure one of t...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Had a brilliant week in Acharavi but it was soooo hot, unbearable! I have never experienced heat like it. We ate at The Pumphouse and Odysseus restaurants, both very nice but preferred Odysseus. Very friendly Greek people. The Panda bar became our local, Kosta, his wife and momma was the nicest people we have ever met.
We hired a car for the day and went to Roda, Sidari, Kassiopi. Roda - too quiet, Sidari - too busy, Kassiopi - loved it, beautiful harbour.

Sun Village apartments - nice, basic but clean. Maid service every day. Socrates (bar man, handy man, gardener) is a lovely man and works very hard.
We were able to use the Century Hotel next door, for drinks, snacks, pool etc. very good.
Don't think we would stay at the Sun apartments again because it's quite a treck to the beach and we had to get our cases to the main road to be picked up on our departure. But all in all a brilliant week.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

My wife and I spent 1 week at the begining of June in the sun village apartments. Beds were surprisingly comfortable and rooms adequate for self catering. The big plus was the lovely well kept garden area and choice of two pools also never had a problem getting a sunbed. Rooms cleaned on a daily basis, staff all very friendly. The manager (Sebastian) was very friendly and easily approachable. Go to the lemon gardens for a really relaxing night in lovely gardens full of lemon trees. Try acharavi park restaurant for a good food at a reasonable price also do a really good English breakfast, just turn left at the pump house and fifty yards on right hand side. We
enjoyed so much that we have booked again for september. Take plenty of mozzie spray as the little pests can be a pain

Room Tip: We booked a sea view room but any room would have done as garden area was beautiful
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank craig b
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Just back from a 4 night short stay at Sun Village apartments. The setting is lovely, as the apartments nestle amongst a garden of olive and palm trees. I went at the very beginning of the summer season which was wonderful as it was so quiet. The pool at sun apartments is relatively small, but one is able to use the much larger pool at the hotel next door which is connected by a path and takes 2 minutes. I had the pool all to myself on both occaisions I swam there. The apartment I had was spotlessly clean and had a very pleasant balcony with far reaching views over to the sea. The only gripe I had was that the bathroom is absolutely tiny and the shower which only has a curtain over the shower bowl, therefore leaks water all over the floor which then seeps into the kitchenette area. Yuk! Also, I thought that my room could have had one clean while I was there with a change of dustbin bags!! liner - dustbins can get rather smelly in hot climates if not emptied regularly. The general manager a Mr Sebastian Hoffman is a delightful gentleman, very helpful and polite. So all in all a very pleasant and peaceful stay. Thankyou.

Room Tip: Ask for an apartment with sea view. I had the top floor in the older block overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Sun Village

Address: | Near Acharavi Center, Acharavi 49100, Greece (Formerly Sun Apartments)
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Acharavi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Acharavi
Price Range: $53 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sun Village 2.5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by 18000 sq. m. of wonderful green garden landscape with palm trees, olive trees and colourful bougainvilleas, the attractive Sun Village Aparthotel is ideally situated in the old village in Acharavi at the north part of Corfu. Just 150m away from the centre and only 600m away from the seemingly endless sandy beach of Acharavi, having in the vicinity numerous shops, cafes, bars, traditional tavernas, supermarkets, is the perfect destination for Guests who wish to relax but also have everything needed just by the corner. The famous Waterland is within walking distance. Sun Village offers modern, excellent value for money accommodation, a delightful pool landscape with a big pool, a kids’ pool and a modern jacuzzi, a snack – bar, a tennis court, and the ultimate relaxation under the sun in the nature. ... more   less 
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