Overall a reasonable hotel, I would say 3 star. Wi-fi was terrible, one hour free per day! Room only had one socket for charging our 5 devices. Breakfast was plentiful and very well organised, however the hot food was anything but. Sun loungers were free, but as per usual, hijacked early morning by selfish towel hogging people to use for an hour or two. Why can't the guys handing out the towels monitor this. Vodka & Coke â¬7.50! All public areas and rooms were fairly well cleaned.More
Mixed feelings from Chandris
I spent the last 10 days of July 2015 in a premium ground floor villa at the Chandris hotel. The food and the beach area are among the hotel's strong points. However, the structure, in its entirety, badly needs refurbishing. My "premium" ground floor villa was utterly humid and literally stinking. My wife and I had to clean the apartment ourselves. The TV was very old and the program poor. Internet access was also very poor. I also understand that most visitors had to pay for their sun beads (we didn't since we were accommodated in the so-called "premium" villa).More
Gent I, Tirana, Albania
Beautiful hotel but missing some things to be worth it's stars & price
We stayed two weeks in this hotel. While we had a pleasant holiday, I have somewhat mixed feelings about this hotel with good and bad points.
+ nice location next to the sea with wonderful garden having many trees with shadow to relax under
+ location 25 a 30 minutes bus drive to Corfu city. Bus stops in front of the hotel at least every 30 minutes.
+ we stayed in a bungalow that was recently renovated: spacious, nice, very pleasant large terrace (the hotel also has 'rooms' and 'villas'). I read several reviews here that didn't specify the type of lodging so take care: there are big differences
+ nice swimming pool very close to the sea. Apparently sun beds in the garden need to be paid by some but they were included for the premium bungalow guests.
+ we had plenty of space each day but didn't go for the swimming pool seats to be honest: those were taken as usual by the early-rise-towel-terrorists
- I found the dinner food below acceptable level: little variation and clearly selected for low food cost (don't expect nice fancy steaks or perfect lamb chops; mainly pork & chicken). Once a week is bbq and they charge 12â¬ surplus for that. I didn't go but saw lots of cheap pork souvlakis during preparation. I had cooked carrots that were still hard one time just to give one example. I honestly cook better myself!
And what I found really unsuited: long pants obliged for dinner ! This is not 21st century holiday ready! If it would be a classy restaurant, I could understand, but it doesn't meet that definition.
Breakfast is ok (all you can imagine except salmon and strawberries), but also low food cost (only the seasonal fruit etc..). The bread is awfull.
- drinks are expensive as indicated in some other reviews here. Walk out to the bars nextdoor for good affordable food and drinks at noon ! (1 a 2 minutes walk)
- large part of the sunbeds were worn (sometimes torn). They were replacing them clearly as there were new and old ones but not at a very fast rate. Having damaged sunbeds in holiday peak season, Sorry, I find unacceptable.
- bed in the bungalow was not good. We also had a 3th bed for child in the room and that 'matress' actually consisted of 3 thin (about 5 cm) cushions on top of each other.
- WIFI is a joke. WIFI worked satisfying in all bars and restaurants we visited in the neighbourhood but for some reason, the hotel did not succeed in supplying such (nowadays fundamental) service.
- The room was not dirty but not really spotless clean either. Obviously never cleaned under the bed ..
Animation is not a big deal either but that's not my cup of tea so I actually preferred it that way
Overall, this is probably one of the nicest hotels in the neighborhood, but the comfort- and service- levels are far from what you can expect in some other comparable holiday countries for the same price level (e.g. Turkey). It seemed to be generic to Greece.More
Eddy V, Waregem, Belgium
Lovely 3rd visit
This was our 3rd visit to the corfu Chandris. Travelled with 2 teenagers.
The only negative comments I have are that the drink prices in the hotel are over the top and it is looking very tired in places.
For us out experience was a very positive one. We had requested to be on a high floor with rooms together but we were given rooms which opened up onto the grounds. The staff were really helpful and even though they could not move us until the following day they gave us a choice of the rooms they had available. One of the choices was to move into one of the "Villas" situated in the grounds. This villa clearly had not been used for a while but after some TLC from the constantly hard working staff it was perfect for us as a family.
The food is a little repetitive but is always plentiful, hot and delicious with lots of choice.
The Wifi is an issue and I do feel in a hotel of this size and standard that free wifi should be available at all times ( not just for an hour a day in reception only with barely a signal ). My best advice is to pop over the road to Alex Bar which is a family run bar where the wifi is free, the drinks are cheap and the welcome is warm at all times by Alex and his lovely wife Angie.
The entertainment is dated to say the least and we were disappointed this year that the outdoor cinema was only available for 2 nights out of the 2 weeks we were there. But we were happy to explore other villages and places at night. The local bus is regular and not expensive. Ipsos and Gouvia are 10 minutes away and are both worth visiting as is Corfu Town which is vibrant and busy but not to be missed.
We hired a jeep for the day and also hired a boat for the day. Both come highly recommended because exploring the beautiful island is a must.
The economic crisis in Greece did not affect us in any way at all but I will say that the hotel and resort were considerably quieter than the same time last year. There was no shortage of sun loungers of parasols by the pools ( in fact there were still empty ones at lunch time most days ).
Overall we had a wonderful holiday, the staff work tirelessly and nothing is too much trouble for them. Looking forward to returning in the future.More
First trip to Corfu
The hotel setting was idiotic.
The hotel staff very friendly, and attentive.
The island is beautiful.
The Comice of food in the restaurant was very poor and extremely repetitive.
The hotel room was very small for three adults, and in much need of modernisation.
Would we go back - possible, but the hotel is most definitely not a four star hotel.More