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.
We have been to these apartments 5 or 6 times before and always had a great welcome and felt at home. The previous two set of hosts have gone out there way to make us feel at home and the food was excellent and we felt like part of a family as we always know other holidaymakers as lots of people go back. The food this time was ok very basic not really sure that i liked the idea of the cook sitting in the bar always smoking and then went to cook the food so therefore we went for breakfast elsewhere. The two lads that worked there were polite and courteous but didnt seem bothered one way or another whether you ate or had a drink there. The bedrooms now are very sad looking the curtains and bedding though matching are very faded and really need replacing have been the same ones since the apartments wer new, the bathrooms vastly need updating as they are awful. Also all the furnishingsin the lounge and dining area are all getting worn and faded. I feel it just needs updating the bar was done int he last two years by the previous hosts so that is nice. I really like the area and it has won lots of awards but i feel it is below standards now and this is a thomson only apartments. Ohter friends that we met there felt exactly the same so much so we had a look at some other places to stay and like us they ate elsewhere so therefore i do think that something needs to be done or we are not going to be one of the repeaters that sometimes go twice a year. The swimming pool is lovely and that is well maintained.More
fiona w, winsford
First time in Corfu
We had never been to Corfu before so decided we should give it a try, we chose the small and friendly accommodation and were not disappointed. The journey from the airport was a bit tedious after an early flight but the views from the coach were lovely as we drove over the hilly landscape. Our apartment was quite spacious, the bed as usual in Greece was hard, the kitchenette was adequate for our needs, the fridge cold and the kettle heated quite quickly. We were astonished that we could use the tap water, once boiled, for coffee. We were on the left hand side rooms (107) which meant we had the goats and chickens, but it did not bother us. The room was clean and tidy and bedding and towels changed as per the agreement, the lady who cleaned was very friendly and we chatted to her each morning. The bar was OK, but not a lot of people drank or ate there as there were so many other places to eat close by, you can purchase access to the internet for 5euros per week but could only connect in the bar or by the pool.
Walking into Sidari itself took less than 10 mins, although the roads and paths left a lot to be desired once it got dark. We tried some of the previously mentioned restaurants but did not have a very nice meal in "The Family" however we did like the Chinese restaurant, "Pancho's Villa" the Mexican one, "Maddison" where the waiter Spiros was really lovely, "Talk of the Town" where they have a curry night on a Monday and "Sea Breeze" where you can have a brilliant English breakfast for 3.50euros (which included coffee and juicein the price). So many places to eat and not enough days to try them all. If you like frozen cocktails try "Babalon" where they have happy hour up till 9.30pm, can recommend the Banana Daquri.
Outings - Aqualand (the big one) was absolutely brilliant, if you want to book outings follow the main road past all the restaurants and gift shops and on the left just past the fish spa place there is a booking office with a lovely English lady who will book any outings at the best price. We went to Aquland for 22 euros each, some others were charging 30+ euros for the same trip. Another trip you have to do is to Corfu town (same booking place 6 euros each) and if you want to see an amazing sunset (cost 5 euros each).
We were unlucky enough to have 2 really heavy days of rain but we just chilled on those days so it really didn't matter. The pool was quite warm, the area very clean but we had many wasps buzzing around, just the wrong time of year for us.
Really enjoyed the quiet location but close enough to walk out in the evening for more entertainment and meals.More
A very pleasant stay
We had a three bedroom apartment which we were informed was the best on the site. It was certainly roomy with a nice sized balcony and although the furnishings and décor were basic and in need of updating the apartment was clean and adequate.
The bar area was welcoming and well laid out with food reasonably priced and good quality. Particularly enjoyed the BBQ evening.
George and all the staff were friendly and smiling and happy to help whenever required.
Conveniently located for the beach and the main resort centre but a ten minute walk away meant that it was reasonably quiet in the evenings. Would recommend the 45 minute walk to Sunset Beach in the other direction and dinner at the 7th Heaven Café while watching the setting sun light up the three islands.More
Sunny apartments - Lovely, friendly and a good base to explore Sidari
We stayed in one of the Two bedroom apartments in July at the Sunny. This was our first venture to Corfu and won't be our last. We arrived during a MASSIVE electrical storm on the island which knocked out ALL of the power to Sidari as the power station was struck by some spectacular lightning. There was a note on the door and with our room number on it and we were met by a man who pointed at which way to go (In the dark!). The next day we met George the manager of the apartments. He was very friendly and helpful throughout the stay. The self catering facilities were adequate (But we ate out almost every night).
The pool was brilliant and we always without fail got sunbeds. The atmosphere around the pool was very relaxing and it's 7 minute walk from Sidari centre was a godsend as it was lovely and quiet. George and made us feel really welcome and all of the staff (Even the cleaner who didn't speak English which was funny as I'd started a conversation with her and she was nodding all the way through only for her to shrug her shoulders and say no speak English - HA-HA).
The two bed apartment was HUGE! - we were quite lucky as our balcony was HUGE also and overlooked a grassed area and some private residences with the hills in the background. Patio furniture was basic (Plastic chairs and mismatched table) and could have been better (Some furniture was better on the other balconies so it must be a rolling programme of replacement. Air conditioning would have been better than the fans rented locally from the apartment.
The only real negative aspect was the beds. O M G - how hard were they! might as well have been a wooden bench. We also were only provided with one super thin pillow each and when we asked for another one each we were informed they didn't have any!
Overall though, a fantastic location with kind and welcoming staff.More
Good value for your money!
We stayed in sunny in june. And arrived there around 2am where we was greeted by George the manager. With all the travelling we needed a drink and george kindly stayed at the bar until we left for bed.the rooms were large for two of us great space and clean with good facilities for self catering ( all you can ask for really) the pool as brilliant always got a great spot with a nice quiet atmosphere location is the best we could ask for jus a 5min walk t the main strip n beach. The best part of our holiday though was the staff! George and sam made us feel soo welcome goin out of there way to make us happy and comfortable chattin to us till 3/4am until we left the bar was really sad to leave but have booked again for next yr only 2weeks this time! Really cannot fault this hotel or staff the money you pay 3*hotel in a fantastic location with kind and welcoming staff the best holiday ive been on by far. See you george and sam next yr! Cannot wait!More
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