We spent 2 weeks here in early July in a 2 bedroom apt. The view is amazing- you would normally pay extra for a view looking directly out to sea but not here - all included!! The apt was spotless and Nicos the owner met us at bottom of lane and transported our cases. We arrived very late - after 11 pm but they kept the restaurant open for us, which by the way served fab food. The restaurant is called the aquarious. George and Spiro in the restaurant were so friendly and chatted away to my children. We had breakfast there most mornings - really good value. The rock night was brilliant, I would advise you to book a table as soon as you arrive as it always was packed out. We had a fab holiday and can't thank the kanali staff enough.More
localvisitor-26, Belfast, United Kingdom
5 Star Hospitatlity
Just returned from 'our second home' at The Kanali.....Our stay, as always, is made by the wonderful family and staff of both The Kanali and The Aquarius Restaurant.
The room was very clean and tidy, with the lovely maids visiting every day. Although we had thunderstorms and torrential rain for a couple of days - watching the lightening from our balcony over the mountains was quite spectacular! (the rest of our stay the weather was in the mid 20's) It also meant that we could dive into The Aquarius for an ouzo or three, with lovely conversation with Spiros, George and Kelly.
The Kanali runs so smoothly and is just the place for chilling out, which is why we go there and on Wednesday nights to go to The Aquarius and watch Nikos (Kanali Manager) and the band play their rock and roll and blues is the icing on the cake......
The service from this splendid team is second to none, they just made our holiday......Cannot wait to return next year!
Fi_UnitedKingdom, United Kingdom
Just the tonic!
I chose the Kanali apartments based on previous reviews. We hired an apartment for myself and my wife in one room and my mother in law in the other.
I wil start this review by stating that the apartment we were in wasn't 5 star, but then I didnt expect so. I chose the apartment because of its primacy amongst the reviews and the price was great.
So to be fair I will illustrate the points which more discerning customers may require - The oven, we didnt use, but who would, the locality of tavernas/pubs and the food at the Kanali itself is so good and so cheap (Â£5.52 for a sirloin steak dinner at the end of the road!) that only the most frugal of misers would put it to use.
There was only one shower. Yep, but I benchmark these things by my wife who has luscious long curly locks and she wanted to take it home. If I was extra critical I would say that a key to lock the door would have stopped me suprising my Mother in Law "mid-ablusions". But we are on friendly terms and if she had put the light on it wouldn't have happened. Also, to be fair we didnt chase this up, cause it wasnt a huge issue for us.
The beds/bedrooms- plenty of sockets, twin beds for us (stop us touching sweat), TV has only a few channels-and on this point I should elaborate. I am a geek so watch a lot of news etc, but trust me when I say I lost all interest in TV after the first night (read on....)
OK, so now that's out of the road.Here is why I give the Kananli 5 stars-
The staff: From Nicos the owner to the maids, they are all very friendly, but not intrusive. If you want to keep a hard workingbarman/woman up to 4 in the morning natterring (and we did) they will happily oblige, and genuinely enjoy your company. Similarly if you are happy to just chill these guys will happily let you get on with it.
The view- I am not quite Phileas Fogg, but I have been around a bit and I could rave all day about the views from the Kanali, they are sensational, on your patio/balcony or poolside. I suppose it might not be everyone's priority but by day you have a vista that looks out upon a beautiful natural plateau of rocks whic only look better at night. For the romantic you will fiind it hard to beat!
Before I go extend to the locale I have to say I wasnt the only one who enjoyed the Rock night at the bar. I was already looking forward to it after looking at previous reviews but it was unmissablle. Nikos, who owns the apartments is the singer/guitarist and as a guitar player myself I was blown away by his skills, but for the not-so-geeky-as-me it is well worth going to. I woke up hoping I hadnt embarrased myself as I got a bit carried away. Turns out there was no need to worry, everyone else at the complex was feeling similarly afflicted, ahem.
That brings me to my last point about the Kanali itself - the company around you...If you want to have a private, relaxing holiday, you will, if you want to get chatty and meet new folks, you will. There is enough space around the grounds to pull up and relax, but it's also close enough that you can start comparing your tan with other residents.
OK, so prices: Bottle of Bacardi Â£20, Pint of Beer Â£1.50-Â£3 euro depending, Packet of Fags Â£3-Â£4, Meal per person (Starter, Main and Wine), per person on average about Â£10. I had a masive sirloin for Â£5.52 with chips and veg. Avoid trip bookings via travel agencies. We booked two trips from a travel agency/ car hire just beside The Three Pigs (you will see them when you get there) and it cost 8 (Â£6) euros for a day trip to CorfuTown. Our guide was the guy that owns the company, who filled us in on life in Corfu. Corfu town is well worth the visit. very continental.
The other trip was 20 Euros for a daytime boatrip, this included a BBQ and more importantly free flowing wine.
Now-I have been on many trips where free flowing wine meant about every hour someone will fill your cup as you sit on the deck. This tour had us lured from the off. But then to come and celebrate the beautiful coatline, with a cup of wine. We went to a bay, had a swim and then pulled up at a beach with a long wooden pathway walk to the beach. Aha, I thought this is how the buggers save, the boat is so far way, who would want to straggle out there to fill their wine. Curse me for a cynic, the bar on the beach had 10 litre boxes of chilled white wine all for us.
So to summarise, if you like to watch your budget, like good service and meeting new people the Kanali is for you. If you like a more private affair, the Kanali is for you. I am sure Nikos will read this review and try to work out which guest I was because I didnt chat to him personally a lot but I'd like to say thank you if he does read this.More
Just returned today from a two week holiday in a studio, brilliant sea view with a fantastic restaurant, the aquarius. Wednesday night rock night is a must. Danced and sang the night away a group of ten of us, who just met on holiday and like the Kanali everyone is friendly. Message to George and all the team from Ian &Carol (Newcastle) thanks for a great holiday. More
we stayed at the Kanali the last week in August (family of 4, kids 12 and 10 ) we had a first floor 2 bed appt, which was lovely and spacious, lots of room in the bedrooms. the view facing the sea was fantastic, a great view to wake up to. the kids really enjoyed the pool, and went down the nearby steps to the small bit of beach and swam out to the rock to cover themselves in clay ! we ate at the aquarius restaurant several times, lunch and dinner and it was very nice and good value for money. the staff were very good, always happy to help. we did the greek night and the rock night, both are well worth going to for entertainment value. the only downside for us was the sunbeds being reserved. i do not want to have to go down to the pool at 6am to reserve a bed, and its not just a go at this hotel, i wish hotels everywhere would sort it out ! we did use the ones on the grass, which is a bit shadier. our children swim very well, so we can keep an eye on them from a distance, but if you want to be right by your kids, then its an early start to grab a bed ! we also visited a few of the nearby restaurants, which were very nice and again affordable, however, we got caught out one night, as one of the restaurants didnt take credit cards ( we use a pre-paid m/card) luckily we had enough cash between us to pay. sidari seems to be a nice area of corfu, tho we didnt go to the main strip, as a bit too busy for ourselves. i would recommend the Kanali to families and couples, it is great value for money and the staff are lovelyMore
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