These family-run apartments are highly rated for their top location, big pool and delicious home-cooking.
This family-run place may have an idyllic rural setting – there’s a farm right next door – but it’s only a 10-minute walk from the centre of Sidari, with its tavernas, shops and sandy beach.
There’s a good-sized pool with a bar*, and a restaurant* where the ‘mama’ of the family rustles up authentic Greek cuisine, as well as a few international favourites. The regular Greek dancing nights always go down a treat, too.
Based on 124 reviews
Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Often family-run
- Great settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 4T
- Traditional properties
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With sunbeds and parasols.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks on offer during the day to keep you going between mealtimes.
The traditional Greek night is a must-see.
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Studio sleeps up to 3, with a microwave, 2 electric rings and TV with local channels. Maid service 6 times a week with towels changed twice a week and linen once a week.
Studio sleeps 2, with a microwave, 2 electric rings and TV with local channels. Maid service 6 times a week with towels changed twice a week and linen once a week. Cots are available.
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Another great holiday at the sunny !!!
This was our third holiday at the sunny , we had the three bedroomed apartment at the front of the hotel which we nicknamed the penthouse as we had a lovely view overlooking the pool. We have always had this room. We were a bit apprihensive about this year as it was under new management, however we need not have worried George Sam and erasmia could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I don't know how people can say they were not. The food was generally very good and the breakfast was large and well presented with a cheery smile and enjoy ! The pool area and bar area were spotlessly clean as were our bedrooms. The cleaning lady was lovely even though she spoke little English she even washed the dishes for us ( not all cleaners in Greece do ) the bins were emptied every day and the floors swept and balcony tidied. She even folded our nightclothes and put them on the pillows each day. I asked for an extra pillow and this was quickly brought for me along with a very good fan which kept me cool at night. All this was done happily. As for toilet rolls in every apartment I have stayed in in Corfu they have only provided one at the start of your holiday it is the same wherever you stay if you go self catering the clue is in self. Even in Britain if you go self catering you provide your own replacement toilet rolls. Sheets and towells were changed twice a week and were always spotless and fresh smelling. The pool was cleaned every day. Also there is a Greek law that says only food bought from the pool bar can be eaten around the pool this is not the owners doing it is for tax reasons so please do not blame those running the hotel. We are going back on 5 September and cannot wait. Oh by the way the grout in the showers is meant to be black not whiteMore
When we booked our stay at the Sunny a year ago we were swayed by the very good reviews on Tripadvisor not realising that the management had changed. When we arrived we were not greeted but dealt with by Sam who showed us to our room, it was late and we found we had no electricity. We thought we needed a card and I went down to ask Sam he said that we didn't need a card and we had to wait for George (his response to most things during our stay). We were left in our apartment with no lights and two young children until George arrived, he said that we needed to use the metal key fob as a card ( would never have dreamt to put something made of metal anywhere near electricity). We did this and the electricity worked for two minutes and then turned off each time the card was inserted and we had to keep removing the card and reinserting it for 2 minute bursts of power. The owner Tassos was then called, he tried to fix it and couldn't so had to call an electrician out and the electrician arrived within 30 minutes on a Friday evening and sorted out the problem! The apartments were quite tired, the microwave looked very old and all the coating was bubbling off and the bathrooms could do with an up date too.The water came close to the top of the drain cover in the floor but didn't overflow as in other apartments during our stay. The food served was average and quite bland, you also felt awkward ordering food as George's mum cooked it and you felt that she wasn't happy leaving her chair in the bar, where she was smoking to go to the kitchen. We only ate there twice in 2 weeks, dinner on our first evening and one lunch that included a cheese toasty that you couldn't find any cheese in! The pool area looked grubby particularly the grid around the childrens pool. The bedspreads were clearly not cleaned between guests, if at all this season looking at the state of them and when the bottom sheets moved we were shocked at the stains on the mattress protectors. Yuck! We also had a problem with a gate that was left open on the road side of the pool. The pool area was sloped and our childrens ball went out the gate and rolled out into the road a number of times. Although the road was narrow it was busy with some vehicles driving at speed. Each time we closed the gate George's mum would open it again and make a point of giving us filthy looks while muttering in Greek. We spoke to the rep and he closed it, but it was opened again while he was still on site, he asked for it to be closed but this was only done whilst he was there on that visit. We do not feel that it was safe for children with the gate left open. We found George and Mia pleasant, Sam ok but not capable of doing much without George. The Sunny is in a nice part of Sidari away from the noise and the bar was really empty at night so our children were able to go to bed well. It just wasn't what we expected from the old reviews. We just feel that it could be managed a lot better, needs a deep clean and updating in some areas.More
Jfamily593, Watford, United Kingdom
Good location, in need of updating
After visiting last year and reading all of the not so great reviews we were slightly apprehensive about returning. However we found very little difference to last year, although the hosts are quieter and more reserved, which may suit some people the service and quality remained the same. We had no problems with drainage and the room was cleaned on a daily basis to a high standard. We had an enjoyable and relaxing two weeks and would consider returning again. Having stayed in various Greek accommodation this is a standard three star Greek hotel, although kitchen and bathrooms need an update to maintain these standards More
What a difference a year makes
Myself and my daughter have just come back from a fortnights holiday at the Sunny and i cannot believe the change from last year, On arrival there was no welcome from the staff but i will admit George did take our cases up the stairs, The cleaners are not doing there job right and the place has really gone downhill, the bathroom is a health hazard we had filth coming up from the drain and we had to get George to sort it out and to be fair to him he got it sorted straight away but the mesh mat that you step on when you get out of the shower still held all the black gunge and it took my daughter 20 minutes to get it clean,They need to get the so called owners to update the Sunny otherwise i can imagine it will close in a year or two and what a sad day that would be because its in a prime spot and with the right cleaners who know how to clean, the bar staff who have fun and get you to join in and a cook who has a smile now and again instead of sitting on the seat with a fag in her hand and looks you up and down when you walk past, maybe last year we were spoilt because when we arrived we had a warm welcome and were made to feel like one of the family and it felt like party night EVERY night and i can only thank Sophia, Vass, Momma the best cook in Corfu and the cleaners who were proper cleaners, I am sorry i have had to put this review on here but as you see i am not the only one who cannot believe what a change in the place.More
Diane R, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Sidari very nice, Sunny Corfu not great
On arrival at the sunny we were greeted by George who took our bags but totally ignored us as a family. Once checked in by a very grumpy George we went to our room, this was not ready so we left our bags and went to the bar. The swimming pool & bar area was spacious and clean. Once in our room my daughter pulled back the sheets to find lots of long black hairs in her bed, yuk! My husband went out to George to explain and he said he would sort it whilst we went out for the evening. On our return the bed had not been changed..... We went to find George and ask why and he charged into our room telling us that the hairs were from my daughter brush that was on the side....... Once we explained that our daughters hair is blonde (also why would we empty the bush in the bed?!?!?) he stormed out of the room.... We then had an older lady Come into the room with new sheets over her arm shouting aggressively at us in Greek! She did not want to change the bed but as we could not understand her my husband just took the sheets off in front of her and watched her change them to the new sheets she had.... On her way out she clearly stated in English 'no more change for you in your stay!' As we were staying 2 weeks this we not acceptable.... We spoke with the cleaner after one week and she kindly changed them. Sidari is very nice the beach was ok about 10 minutes walk from the apartment. The shopping and nightlight also 10 mins walk away which was nice so you could take it or leave it. Plenty of restaurants to eat at over 2 weeks - 'The Family' is definately worth a visit. We also went horse riding along the beach for â¬10 this was lovely - looking out to sea with the breeze in your hair. We went on a boat trip 'The lazy day cruise' enjoyed the day food was provided and jumping off the boat to cool down was amazing. A coach trip to Corfu town was also worth a visit Back at the Sunny Corfu we were self catering we thought it was ok to eat our food around the pool but there are signs saying you can only eat food bought at the bar - this is because the pool is open to passers by and is free to them if they use the bar, whilst this seems ok I think a little unfair to the people staying as we have food in our rooms to eat which we have bought elsewhere for half the price. Our room was kept clean by the cleaner but the bathroom was awful after having a shower we had to paddle to the toilet as the shower leaked and the drains seemed blocked.... The cleaner said that the bathrooms were going to be changed in October ready for next year. On the whole we had a great holiday in Sidari and would probably would return but to the sunny??? Not whilst Goerge was running it......we didn't see him smile in 2 weeks and most of the time totally ignored us as we passed.... It doesn't cost anything to be polite?More
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