We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights in September 2015. Overall we had a really nice stay and would recommend it. As usual there are pros and cons which I will highlight below:
Rooms â are quite basic (I wouldnât call these 4 star rooms). The TV only has 1 English non-news channel and the âdouble bedâ is 2 twins pushed together. However, we had a lovely pool and sea view from the balcony, and the room was kept spotless by the cleaners. It had everything we needed for the stay so no actual complaints. The minibar was basic, and be warned â the 4 bottles of mineral water in the fridge are not free. It would have been nice to have free water, but there are drinking fountains available throughout the hotel to fill up your bottles. The air con generally worked fine, but there were nights we woke up boiling because the temperature had changed. Again, we were pretty relaxed about this. Lastly, the fridge wasnât very cold. But all in all, we were comfortable which is all we wanted.
Facilities â we didnât actually do much at the hotel. We didnât see any of the entertainment or use many of the facilities but there seemed to be a lot on so I would say this place would be good for families. There was a good-sized gym which quite a few people used. There were 2 pools - the first being quieter, more for adults Iâd say and the 2nd closer to the beach which was busier and had a pool bar. Then there was the beach. Please note this is a VERY pebbly beach. It can be quite painful with bare feet so just be aware. Also, although it's a private beach, you need to pay for sunbeds which feels a bit unnecessary seeing as it was a private beach. Also they donât charge for sunbeds by the pool soâ¦ again, not sure why we had to pay. The beach is very lovely though and there are water sports available very close by. Lastly, we only got free wifi for 1 hour per day in the room - which didn't work very well either so not the best service at the hotel.
Food â we were half board. We had breakfast at the hotel pretty much every day, and had dinner in the evening a few times. Itâs standard buffet food. While there was a good selection to please most people, I wouldnât say it was the best quality â maybe just not to our taste. We spent most evenings dining out in a nearby tavern or in Corfu Town. If you go all inclusive, it all does work out well but you will get bored of the food. The service in the restaurant was excellent, specifically the breakfast staff. They work very hard!!
Location â youâre about a 20 minute bus ride into Corfu Town. The bus stop is right outside and the hotel shop sells tickets. Itâs a very cheap and easy way of getting out of the area. The local area has all the usual bars and tavernas, all very nice and not too expensive if you want a change from the hotel food. All in all a very nicely situated hotel.
I would definitely recommend staying at the Chandris for a nice hotel in Corfu, however after 10 days there I probably wouldnât visit the same hotel again if visiting Corfu again in the future.More
Mr and Mrs
One of the ugliest hotels we have ever been.
Staff does not care what is going on with the guest. They are interested only in your money. Ugly food, specially in thr si caled by them Taverna, which is not more than a junk. Room like hall in the wall.
But the "best" is the neglegance of the guest. They will not offer you even a plaster if you are bleeding of a wound!!!
Do not even try to go there!!!!!
Arrived prepared to be disappointed as we don't do package holidays-big mistake. Flight was longer than we hoped but comfortable. Medium ride to hotel from airport. Had 15 minutes to get to dining room before it closed. Thompsons in Brighton had assured us there is a specially laid on late buffet for late flights. NO THERE IS NOT but dining room staff v welcoming.
Room v average but good views. Aircon not working but slept well.
Battled for 3 days without AC. Thompson rep helpful in a way by reporting it but advised on not changing rooms as would have same problem. We had spoken to staff about the issue / they were so helpful. Spyrios the technician tried his best. Finally gave in and moved to an upgrade. Far more comfortable room with stunning views and modern bathroom plus tea/coffee making facilities. Brill! We also received a bottle of wine and a plate of Baklava.
Food on the whole good not really outstanding but always well cooked and fresh. Would have like some authentic traditional cooking, think one is called Stifada lamb dish.
What works for the hotel is their staff. Cannot fault their service ethos. Warm and friendly. The guest relations woman was so good in dealing with the aircon problem. She is mentioned in an earlier review. So caring.
Yannis the Head in the dining room was professional yet down to earth. It's a real skill removing a dirty plate with an action more suited to 'strictly come dancing'. And always so cheerful.
Compliments to the staff for their continued professionalism / it cannot be easy knowing the hotel would be closed in the next few days,
We r thinking of going back nxt year and now will have to take the upgraded room after experiencing the comfort. An ordinary room will just not be adequate.
Yes the hotel is tired but it is not run down. And for us the attitude of the staff was far more important than a more up to date hair drier. If a modern hairdryer is that important just pay the extra for an upgrade and you will have one!
Usually reviewers who complain place too much emphasis on the material goods than the 'people factor'. Plus if you are not prepared to fork out for a luxury holiday don't expect everything to be 5 star! Read in previous reviews about the highly priced drinks / well don't drink so much.
We are seasoned travellers and rate this holiday as one of the best/so many positives. We will be going back.More
Absolutely stunning family friendly hotel
We stayed here in mid august with our two boys aged 9 and 12. The location of the hotel is beautiful, right on the beach with the Albanian mountains as a stunning backdrop. The hotel was full, but we found we had the quiet pool to ourselves more than once. The restaurant staff were lovely especially our waitress Alexandria, who always made time to speak to us. Eating on the beautiful terrace every night was stunning and the food was very good. I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. We saw in the sea before breakfast and before bed, the location is excellent. We also had access to the sister hotel next door and its pool which made a nice difference, although i think our hotel was better. I guess my only negative was that our room seemed a little small for 4 of us - not that we spent any time in it. We hired a car and drove around the island and there are lots of beautiful villages beaches. Go and visit Corfu you wont be dissappointed!More
End of season 7 day break
My wife & myself decided to return to Corfu after several years.We stayed at the Dassia Chandris last time,this time we ended up at the Corfu Chandris.My what a surprise !!
It rained when we arrived,but that's life ! Straight away we were made welcome at reception and the Porter took our luggage to our 4th floor.As it was evening we went for our half board evening meal,excellent food by the way.Don't know how anybody could fault the food. Breakfast was lots of variety again.
The slight negatives were drink prices,but once we realised the happy hour was the answer,buy at half price!!Also water could have been offered free with evening meal.
Free safe facilities in room,big plus!!WiFi needs to be more flexible with time allowed.
Have noted comments from other visitors about pool bar being closed,but it was last week in October !! Do strongly agree that deckchair should be free for paying hotel guests.But like I said,just slight negatives.Staff were professional throughout our stay.
Guest relations manager Ariadne Fytopoulou took time to listen to suggestions,especially concerning having to give room number (440)every time we went to eat.She was kind enough to offer us a complimentary latte each.
In a nutshell,yes we will be coming back with friends & look forward for sunshine next time.Well done,it's tough to run a big business like yours âºMore