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Myself and my partner ( both in our 20's) stayed at this hotel for a relaxing holiday for 1 week in June.
The hotel grounds are very beautiful. All kept very nice and clean. The beach is literally a step off of the hotel grounds. (The beach isn't the best, but it's still lovely and clean- shingle beach)
1 big pool and 1 smaller pool. (Life guards around the pool at all times)
A (very good) fitness centre, a small games room, a hairdressers,spa centre, Tv room and little shop all available within the hotel.
Our room was a standard room with twin beds pushed together. Had a safe, wifi, and air con all free of charge. A nice size balcony, bathroom was good size, and shower was hot and powerful.
Everyone on duty whilst we stayed were absolutely brilliant. Very kind and helpful. Had to complain that the TV was not working but they dealt with it immediately.
We especially found the lady who works in the hotel shop amazing - we loved her!!!!!
Thomson staff are at the hotel almost everyday to help you with things such as day trips, car hires and places to visit etc.
Food and drink:
We were half board.
Breakfast was nice usual stuff such as Greek yogurt, pancakes, toast, bacon etc.
Dinner was average- chicken, pork, lamb rice etc. Drinks were â¬3.50 for a soft drink and alcoholic drinks varies in price.
Places out of the hotel:
For lunch and on evenings we tried Various bars along the beach front and along the road that the hotel is on - all very nice.
There are a couple of super markets and shops ( we recommend Markos directly opposite the hotel they're brilliant and very cheap ) and there is a British pharmacy and British walk in medical centre about 2 minutes away from the hotel.
Corfu town is about 40 minutes by bus. It is worth a trip down for some sight seeing and to see the Greek culture. (The town is a bit smelly at the moment as apparently the bin men were striking over pay.)
Overall, our experience at this hotel was honestly worth the money we paid. The weather was between 32-37 degrees everyday. Our only moan was that the Mosquitos were out in full force everyday (but don't let that put you off)
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday Corfu Chandris is definitely worth it.
I will write a full report as we are still here at The Hotel. We are having a great time at a lovely Hotel.The managements must realise that 18 euros for wine at dinner is way to high as everyone complains about it and few order at the evening meal. Also sun beds is a big problem for some but just add 30 odd euros onto your hols and you can have one every day. All in all My husband and I are having a great time, yes the restaurant floor is a bit grubby but stop in England if you want to be in a clean Hotel but sit in the rain rather than swim in the warm sea.More
Amazing setting, lovely hotel, a few minor niggles
Returned home a few days ago from a week's stay at this hotel. We had a 4th floor room, on the side of the hotel, but the views from the balcony were still amazing. The room was spacious and generally clean, although there was hair in the shower drain when we arrived. We had booked a twin room as we are 2 friends travelling together, but were given a double. However the bed was enormous and we decided to make do as the room was otherwise spacious and pleasant. Don't know if this was Thomson's fault or the hotel's. The aircon was free of charge and very efficient. The safe was also free. There was a tiny fridge, well actually a mini bar, and a card came with it advising that the fridge must not be used for other purposes. This was one of the many 'rules' of this hotel, which we found mildly irritating. There was room to chill a bottle of water or wine without disturbing the contents of the fridge, which we did, but apparently this was not allowed.
There was a drinking water fountain on each landing of the hotel which was a nice touch, although the water was not chilled.
The main problem with the room was a lack of sockets! In this age of charging electronic devices and using hair straighteners etc we found this a nuisance. We had to unplug a lamp to use the one socket as the other electrical equipment seemed to be wired directly into the wall. Luckily I had a double adaptor plug.
The towels were changed as often as required. Our bed linen was not changed during the week's stay.
There was free wi-fi in the rooms but it was slow. You could pay for a faster service if desired. We found the free service adequate as we were mainly just using Whats App to keep in touch with home.
The gardens and pool areas are lovely. But you must obey the rules or the lifeguard will tell you off (enter the pools by any other means than the steps at your peril!).
Major problem is lack of sunbeds. One of the rules, of course, is not to reserve sunbeds, which I normally agree with. But at this hotel if you don't reserve your sunbeds by 8am at the latest you WILL NOT GET ANY!!!!! We actually encountered 'pool rage' because of this issue, which is not what you want on holiday. I can't understand why they can't put some more beds on the lawns, as there is so much room.
Later, when you are happily relaxing under your brolley, the lifeguard will come and put it down, telling you that the next gust of wind might blow it over!!!!!!. The brollies are embedded in concrete slabs and are heavy-duty. It would take very strong wind to blow them over. We soon realised that the lifeguards were trying to get away early by doing this when there was no wind whatsoever. So you can burn as long as they get home on time. The pools were also closed at 6pm, although after we complained, they did stay open to 6.30 on our last 2 days. There are posts inserted in the ground and string put round the pools to keep you out. Families enjoying the evening sun splashing around are asked to get out. It doesn't make you feel very welcome.
Food - excellent, couldn't fault it. The hot food was hot, not tepid as is often the case abroad. Buffet service. We were half board. The drinks weren't cheap, but they never are in hotels. The restaurant is very pleasant but can be a bit noisy with the clattering of plates as the staff clear the tables to trolleys nearby. Most guests opt to eat on the outdoor terrace because of the stunning views. At dinner in the evenings sometimes you had to wait for a few minutes if you wanted to do this, but that was fine. We couldn't understand why there was a 'no shorts' rule, as this is not a formal dining room, there are no table cloths, just paper place mats, but this hotel does seem to like its rules!
Viewing the hotel from the road (front) during the day it looks badly in need of tlc. At night it looks completely different as it is nicely illuminated. The lifts are ancient and very small, but they work. It seems that there has been a lot of renovation but some original features remain. The landing on floor 4 was airy and nicely furnished, but the carpet along our corridor was terrible, it must have been temporary as it looked as if it had been dragged from a rubbish dump and put down without being fitted.
Well this review might read worse that it really was, as there were several minor issues, but it redeemed itself with its location, food, views and overall comfort. Also the staff were really pleasant and helpful.
There are a few bars & tavernas nearby, some on the sea front and some on the road in front of the hotel. Woodpecker cocktail bar is an unusual, music-themed bar that we really liked but we were ripped off on our last night. Hey-ho.
Bus stop to Corfu town is right outside the hotel. We caught the same bus to Gouvia one day to explore somewhere different, which was nice.
Overall a lovely holiday, good value for money.More
We had an excellent holiday at the Chandris, lovely staff, clean and well appointed room and very good facilities in the hotel. Food plentiful and good though main courses were a bit disappointing. The sun bed situation needs to be sorted out. Lovely gardens, plenty of grass, so room for many more sun beds. Amazed that all beds were reserved by 6.30 am. Haven't seen that since the 1970s! Nevertheless we would be happy to return, kindness and helpfulness of staff made up for any shortcomings.More
Just stayed at this hotel for 1 week half board.
The hotel has a fabulous location right on the beach with beautiful well kept gardens.
The rooms are fairly basic and could do with an update.. Bathroom very nice with a brilliant shower.
The carpets in the hallway are very stained in places not a good look.
We found the food was OK a good choice at all times.
I now have to talk about sun lounges there about 1200 guests in this hotel and only about 200 sunbeds this needs to be sorted there is ample space for plenty more sunbeds. You can pay for them on the beach which is a little cheeky as the hotel own the beach!! Malibu beach bar just down from the hotel was lovely they have a fabulous setting with really comfy sunbeds we paid 5 euros each and spent a whole day there using the pool and beach very relaxing.
It was our first visit to Corfu we wouldn't return to dassia as it wasn't a great location we think we would have preferred to have been somewhere we could spend time out of the hotel each to their own... I'm sure most would love it here we just like to be more out and about.More