Very lovely hotel as booked by Thomson holidays. We had a very nice garden room which has (in my opinion) very standard for a hotel in Europe. The staff were extremely helpful, both from Corfu Chandris and Thomson. The hotel's surroundings are mixed, the main stretch outside the hotel has a few bars and restaurants and a few supermarkets, all within 2-5 minute walking distance. At the back of the hotel there are activity jetty's and palces to hire boats, and some more bars and restaurants further along the beach if you go for a wander. Although there isn't much to do in Dassia, Corfu Town, Paleokatritsa and various other places are a short bus ride away - all for a cheap price! The swimming pool is clean and lovely - but I think it is more for adults than chidren. The private beach was a lovely addition although you have to pay for sunbeds. The food was actually very nice considering it is buffet type, there are lots of plain dishes for fussy eaters and there are lots of traditional dishes for those who are more adventurous. Fresh fruit is served daily and is absolutely delicious. Views are beautiful surrounding the hotel - which you get the benefit of when sitting on the outdoor veranda of the restaurant. We only had one problem - ANTS! When we were there (September time) there were a few storms which meant the ants used our room for shelter, it wasn't too bad, but could be quite annoying!
Highly recommended for a holiday away!More
TheCoopernator, London, United Kingdom
I stayed at the hotel Corfu chandris with my partner in September ,the hotel is situated approx. 200 from the beach and all rooms have beach views ,the rooms are roomy with ensuite the food in the restaurant was plentiful with quiet a good choice but did appear to repetitive after a few days .the restaurant staff were very helpful and quick at clearing away use cutlery etc .there were plenty of sun loungers at the pool and the poolside was kept clean at all times .the poolside bar staff were quick at serving and helpful in giving advise about Corfu a.there is also a well equipped gym including sauna /jaccuzi the gym is free but the sauna etc is charged at 7 euro .if visiting Corfu town there is a regular bus service every 1/2 hour from outside the hotel bus fare is 2.50 euro .all in all we had a good stay at the chandrisMore
tony n, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Quiet spring escape
This was a last minute deal in May .this was the first week of opening so we got a good deal.For the amount of money we paid which included half board we were not expecting very much.Indeed as we approached the hotel we thought our worst fears were being realised.In fact we thought we going into a prison as the look of the hotel from roadside view was not good.however as we walked into the spacious lobby we felt more relaxed and got a pleasant welcome from reception.but what would the rooms be like. The corridors seemed to have that prison look again and our worries returned.when we opened the door we were pleasantly surprised.the rooms were quite large with pleasant decor then out on to the balcony to a fabulous view across the sea to the mountains.the bathroom was of good dimensions.the food in the evening was very good with cheerful greek waiters to serve you.the breakfast was fairly basic but enough to suit most tastes.A nice walk through pool area brings you to the beach where if you turn left you can follow the beach down a small promenade with sea nearly lapping at your feet.a nice little cafe a couple of hundred yards down.there were a few more bars on the way but did not open until the following week.all in all I can't think of a better value holiday that we have had recently although it was early in season and prices will go up and it will get busier and noisier.But for us a perfect spring break.hopefully will return same time next year ps there is a travel company just up the road(turn right out of main entrance.they do a great tour of the island at a much cheaper price than thomsonMore
Earle541, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Corfu chandris- family hotel
I stayed in this hotel two times, both in June.
1. Beautiful views, if you choose a room overlooking the beach (strongly reccomended, worth additional money, since otherwise you could end up in the room facing busy road)
2. Very well organized beach area- a big pool, kids pool, and a beautiful beach with both pebbles and grass, plus natural shade (plenty of trees). Sunbeds available all day, but additionaly charged.
3. Great food, wide choice of meat, fish, vegetable dishes. On the downside- in fool season, restaurant gets too crowded at peak times.
4. Professional staff, pleasant and forthcoming
5. Close enough to Corfu town- 20-25 min on a local bus, or 7 min by taxi. Buses run every 30 min, do have a.c. And are cheap, tickets available at supermarkets. Taxi drivers rude, drive while talking on the cell, overcharge. However you choose to go, make sure you get to Old town Corfu- worth a visit!
6. If you stay in Dassia for the evening, there is a walking path next to the beach, with a few bars, restaurants and coffeeshops. Calm and friendly.
7. Park for kids- decent, with natural shade in the afternoon.
1. busy road with NO pedestrian crossing in front of this four star hotel! Crossing the street is an adventure. To be fair, you do not need to do that if you're boooking half-board or all inclusive in this hotel, since accross the street all you have is a few not so great restaurants and a few suvenier shops with over priced goods.
2. Family oriented. MANY small kids around. Lots of elderly people from the U.K., too
3. After mid June to mid August, it gets too hot during the day.
All in all, a great hotel. If you're willing to spend just a little bit more, go to Dassia Chandris, right next to this one- four star but feels like five star hotel! If interested, please read more details about it in my separate review.More
Very nice stay
Overall the Hotel was very nice. Food a bit samey but good quality and plentiful. Our room on the 4th floor overlooked the sea and pools, and we had beautiful sunrises in the mornings and also when visible the moon rise in the evening.The staff were very helpful and took your plates away promptly.The evenings entertainment was poor , it may have been because we went 2 weeks before it closed,so the evenings were spent wandering up and down the bars and restaurants along the road , or just buying a bottle of wine and crisps and sitting back on our balcony .The bed was not very comfortable, The "old style " tv had only BBC World News or CNN all other channels were it seemed their Greek or German ones, it would have been nice to have had some satellite channels so at least you could watch a film to while away an evening. Fortunately the week we went (10th to 17th October) was lovely weather mid 70's as the previous weekend had rain and thunder storms, so we didn't stay in the room much. We had a very chilled out time there which is what we wanted as peak season would have had too many children running around . I'd rate this Hotel as a 3.5 star not a 4 as sold . It needs an upgrade on paintwork in the corridors and is looking a bit tired generally. Not very disabled friendly as we watched a few elderly people with walking frames climb up and down the stairs leading to the pools and beach with not a ramp in sight. All said and done we had a very nice stay but wouldn't go back to the Hotel .More