We chose to go to this hotel as it was all inclusive, had a kids club and had excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. We stayed for 1 week between 31/05/13 to 07/06/13. From the airport we had a fabulous drive through Corfu and saw the beautiful areas, but some of the hotels were no where near as lovely as Zafiris and the staff cannot do enough to help you, they are superb.
Our daughter is only 6 years of age and had never been abroad before this holiday, she loved it so much and the staff, who were so friendly made it great. Angela and Aliki are just so warm and friendly and work very hard for the hotel, very well done, our daughter adored you both.
The food has been criticised greatly by other recent guests which surprises me as the food area is stacked full of lots of choices, traditional Greek food as well as easy options for the children whose palate is a little blander in choice. We enjoyed the food very much and the restaurant manager, was very proud of his restaurant and kept a close eye on things to ensure everything was perfect for the guests.
The only criticism would be that the lounger cushions were left out overnight or during rain showers and therefore were soaking wet. There is not a lot more to criticise to be honest.
We had a beautifully appointed room with 2 bedrooms, one double and a twin room. We had a full size fridge which was great. Our cleaner was very nice and the rooms were extremely clean and the bathroom (yes, a bath and shower) was very clean indeed.
The entertainment staff were fabulous and very engaging. They wanted the holidaymakers to have great fun, which they did. They put on yoga, aqua-aerobics, water polo for the men, archery and lots more entertainment in the evening at the Saxophone Bar. Our daughter had so much fun here and had never stayed up so late! She loved the soft play area which is sufficiently out of the way if you do not have children.
The reception staff were friendly and Martin was very helpful, polite and engaging.
The pools were very clean. There is a childrens play area away from the pool. The monkey bars are a bit high off the ground for the children but they should be supervised by an adult up there.
There is also a lovely seating area away from the pool, overlooking the Canal D'amour. This had big sofas and was lovely.
Our favourite place, outside of the hotel, was heading towards the main area of Sidari, a small restaurant/snack bar called Jenni's, they do the most fantastic milk shakes which are gorgeous. We also loved the trip to old Peroulades where there is a beautiful view out to the other islands and a beautiful restaurant/bar area called 7th Heaven, it truly was and had swings and hammocks.
We loved it at Zafiris, well worth booking, you won't be sorry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Zafiris Hotel is located in one of the 5 "Must See" areas of Corfu.The hotel aims to provide great customer service in an informal atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zafiris Hotel Sidari, Corfu