we stayed at the Zafiris for 1 week in July 2013 with our 2 children aged 17 & 7, and were very impressed.
We normally go 4* but despite this hotel only having an official 2* rating it exceeded all our expectations.
Location: Best position in Sidari on a small hill overlooking the stunning scenery of the Canal D'Amour cliffs & coves.Flight of steps down to the beach. On the edge of town but close enough to all the shops, tavernas, etc.
Hotel: The Saxophone bar is on a main street (max 10 mins walk from main strip) with an ascending drive to the main hotel area with restaurant & pool. It has been described as up hill, but it is barely a hillock. The whole hotel is spotlessly clean, as is the decent sized pool. There are plenty of sunbeds around the pool and on the terraces. I never saw any broken ones. The hotel is compact yet feels spacious. And the pool area is just beautiful, with an aspect out to the Albanian mountains.
Food: Our compliments to the Chef (s) !!. Fresh,tasty, well cooked, lots of variety. It is obvious they try so hard to cater for all palates. Personally, I would have liked more Greek dishes. And the poor Restaurant Manager works so hard to keep the buffet tidy & replenished. He has been harshly and unfairly criticised in earlier reviews when he is just trying to ensure a good dining experience for both early & late diners.
Drinks: The only disappointment was no spirits before 2:30 & no tonic for my holiday G & T. But this did not marr the overall holiday experience.
Rooms: We had a 2 bedroom family room in the block next to the Saxaphone bar. Clean & spacious,plenty of storage, powerful hot shower. Yes, I would have liked a room with a balcony & a view, but to be fair we were never in our rooms except to shower & sleep. Reviewers have commented on the window next to the shower where people walk past. Yes, there is - just close the window when in the bathroom - simples
Staff: These are the real stars of the Zafiris. Friendly, efficient, a credit to the hotel.
Animation Team: First Choice watch & learn. The best animation team ever. Encouraging but not forceful. Great with kids. Never laughed so much.
Trips: We went to Aqualand - very clean and suitable for all ages. And we did Corfu Town by boat. Great. Booked through local agent. Much cheaper than First Choice & very prompt.
You wont be disappointed. Thoroughly recommend.
- 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