Arrived to find our room did not have a mountain view, but was about 5 feet from the road with a van parked literally up against our small balcony. However... the manager was extremely helpful and moved us within a couple of days when another room became available.
Rooms are average in size, comfort and design (slightly dated) but have excellent air conditioning (additional cost of 6 Euro a night, but well worth it).
The pool is quite small but because most of the other people on holiday there are on group touring trips (mainly Germans), it is empty every day, I mean empty! Had the pool to ourselves most days. Including the kids’ pool too.
It's a 60 second walk to the beach, and what a beach! It's huge, uncrowded and soft sand all the way out. Our kids could go 500 yards out swimming with the water at just waist height. It's worth staying just to have access to the beach.
We booked half board, but would probably go B&B next time.
Breakfast was quite good with a buffet of mostly cereal, eggs, fruit, breads and fresh coffee, juices - very good. Unfortunately, you had to be a champion table hurdler to beat the greedy Germans to the croissants that were brought out at regular intervals (every 15-20 minutes). Because the Germans were always going out on coach tours, they would take every single croissant (10 per person) and shove them in their bags/back packs for the day - presumably to save money on buying lunch etc.
At one stage my 8 year old daugher was literally pushed out of the way by a huge German backside so that they could load up for the day trip. I told her to stick her fork in the aforementioned buttocks next time it happens.
Evening meal/dinner was nothing to write home about really - I suppose this was the only truly disappointing aspect of the hotel. The food wasn't very varied and was never hot - luke warm at best. There was enough choice, but of the ten days we stayed, we chose to eat out on 7 of them after seeing what was available in the food room. I say "food room" because it's not a restaurant - just a cafe type room with no air con. A place to shove basic food into your gob before going out for the evening.
The pool bar that was advertised was actually a shed near the pool that didn't open the entire time we stayed. To be fair, it looked like if they opened the door, the rest of the thing would collapse!
The hotel is immaculately clean. The manager is very approachable and the rest of the staff are friendly enough. It's a family run hotel and it has that feel about it throughout. It's not luxury, but it is a lovely place to stay and in an incredible location.
There are plenty of tavernas and places to eat, drink and be merry in Moraitika, so we will definitely be returning one day.
Golden beach bar on the seafront is a huge bar with Elvis, Greek Dancing and even cuban dancers ala strictly come dancing. It's a great night out.
Get yourself to Bella Vista restaurant (up a huge steep hill - get a cab) for the greatest view of the Island whilst you eat.
Despite the food and a couple of other minor niggles, I'm still giving this five stars as it's great value for money, brilliant location and a family that would do anything for you as a customer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sea Bird hotel is a pleasant family 3 star (***) Hotel, recently renovated. Located close to the beach, in a quieter part of Moraitika and offers real Greek hospitality. Moraitika centre is a little further away where you 'll find a broad selection of bars and tavernas. With its own swimming pool and bar on site it is ideal for those quieter days when you don't want stray too far from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- SeaBird Hotel Corfu/Moraitika