Myself and my boyfriend (both 21) stayed here between the 5th and the 12th of September 2013. We arrived at our hotel by shuttle bus from the airport which took around about 1 hour after dropping several people off en route.
Initial thoughts were worrying as we had read all the reviews about being close to the beach but we couldn't see it! HOWEVER, after talking to the lovely receptionist she soon told us to turn right out of the hotel to the crossroads then go left all the way to the beach. All in all it took about 5-10 minutes and was made easier by all the shops and restaurants that we went past. As we got to the beach there were some LOVELY restaurants and bars to eat and drink at although there isn't many! There was just enough for our weeks holiday.
The hotel was nicely decorated and had a lovely cheap bar that we had pre drinks at before we went out for the night. The staff are lovely and friendly and are always there to help with massive smiles on their faces.
Breakfast was ok, they had cereal, bread, baked beans, ham, cheese, tomatoes and on one day they would have scrambled eggs and on the other sausages. Every morning we were asked if we would like to have tea or coffee and breakfast finished at 10 (we almost missed it first day!)
The pool was lovely, with a bar in the center of it. As we went early September it didn't get that busy but there was still enough people there to make it feel like a holiday.
The room was very nice although there were a couple of small issues, the bed we had was two single beds pushed together meaning that you couldn't sleep in the center as you would just fall down the middle! Also, we had to pay 5 euros each day for the air conditioning (which we didn't really need) and 10 euros for the safe i think. There was a mini fridge as well but you needed to pay for that too.
Roda is lovely and peaceful although out of season apparently there is only about 90 people that live there. We imagine that during summer it is very busy but for a couple we felt you couldn't just stay in the area as there wasn't that much to do. On the second day we walked along the beach to the next village to realise this was kind of a wasted journey as there wasn't much there.
The food and Bars.
We had some lovely meals and drinks whilst we were there are favorite bar was the Drunken sailor which served over 100 cocktails as well as the Crusade (with lovely staff). For the best food we went to the little blue and white restaurant further on from the pirates bay (i think it was the newport??) of which the waiters were lovely and remembered who we were from a previous night! My boyfriend is a massive fish eater and they were able to accommodate him by providing him with his own fish platter! he defiantly wasn't disappointed!
During our holiday we thought we'd make the most it and go on some excursions. The third day we hired a quad bike (250cc, i think) for 40 euros for the day! with this we went round the top of the island to Kassiopi (an old fishing village WHICH IS A MUST SEE) and we stopped off at random beaches that you wouldn't necessarily find. This was the best bit as we got to experience clear blue waters with very few people around! we also traveled to Sidari which is more of a younger persons area that has lovely beaches and lively nights as it appears. It was a lovely area to visit and maybe a potential are to stay if you want a bit more of a busier livelier holiday.
We paid to go to Corfu town for the day which was lovely to see how busy it could be. However, as this is the main area the prices of food and drinks can be a bit expensive. I think we paid 10 euros each for the excursion. we did worry that we would get lost walking around but which ever way we traveled we ended up popping out either end of the town facing the sea.
Finally my boyfriend was adamant to go on the BBQ cruise which took us around part of the island to our beach destination where they prepared us a yummy BBQ. We also stopped off at another peaceful beach for an hour which was lovely. I think this was 25 euros each which wasn't too bad.
For all the excursions the bus taking us to our destinations picked us up from the hotel which was handy.
All in all this was a lovely holiday and i would defiantly advise you go. However if you are looking for a lively area this isn't for you.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with LoveHolidays, Booking.com, Travel Republic (UK), Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Pegasus Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Pegasus Hotel Roda, Corfu