The four of us stayed at Mitsis Roda Beach 27th May for a week (half term) and had a fabulous holiday.
We had a very nice room (406), which is a within row of family rooms overlooking the beech, volley ball and Albania (very pretty in the distance).
The room was two single beds made up as a double. The boys were behind a substantial wood/glass separator with a door and had a single bed each.
The room had sliding doors out onto a small patio with a table and two chairs (which we only used for drying clothes).
The room had individual air conditioning. Apparently the main block has air conditioning, but it was not switched on in early June.
The room was spotlessly clean (as was the whole hotel). We had a small TV, which carried only one English channel, BBC World. We were not in the room long enough to need more than a news update.
The bathroom was also very nice. We did have ants in one corner for a couple of days, but the maid sorted them. The bathroom also got very wet after showering. We used towels to sort this. They were changed daily. As we booked through LowCostHolidays (Hotels4U) and had a family room, the fridge drinks and toiletries were not available – a bit mean!
You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. We were directed to a table (inside or on the balcony) and then we helped ourselves from the buffet.
There is a vast array of food to choose from. From fresh fruit to fully cooked. For breakfast, Omelettes where made while you waited. It was all delicious. The desserts were very, very sweet though. We ate in the three restaurants on the beach front as well. The Chinese was average, but the Greek and Italian were very nice. Great views over the sea while you’re eating. You have to book early (before 9am) the previous day for these restaurants.
There where snacks, sandwiches, pizza, hotdogs and ice cream available all day from either the pool bar or beach bar. Drinks were available all day from the same locations. The alcohol was all locally produced and not very strong. I stuck mainly to the beer. Watch the Sambouca though, I didn’t :-)
The main pool is seawater (and the others as well, I suspect). It took a little getting used to. My 10 year old spent all week in the pool and didn’t complain. He legs did get sore which Sudacream sorted overnight. There were lots of sunbeds by the pool, but they were getting occupied earlier during the week. You will need 10 euro to rent a beach towel. You can change the towel daily and get a refund when you leave.
The beach was OK. There were lots of sun beds and parasols. The sea would be ideal for youngsters as it was very shallow (watch the wind/current though).
There is a shop as part of the complex. It’s well stocked, but not cheap. It was only a short walk (or taxi) into Roda which would probably be cheaper. Take a torch for the walk back if it’s late.
The Animation team provided entertainment all day. We did a few things with them. The boys did quite a lot – water polo, football, beach volley ball etc. We thought Lorenzo and the team were great (especially the lovely Aqua gym girl). They put in a lot of effort and a lot of hours. Not too sure about the Lord of the Dance routine though! The evening entertainment was in the beach bar, but I suspect it moves to the outdoor theatre in the busy period (July/August apparently).
We found the staff very nice. They have a lot of people from many nations to deal with, and just being nice to them seemed to work.
We all loved the hotel. We’d happily go back, today!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roda Beach Resort & SPA is a gorgeous all-inclusive hotel located at the northeastern coast of Corfu, a few minutes walk from the village Roda. Spread out in 25 acres of beautiful gardens, it reaches its own sandy beach and the turquoise Ionian Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mitsis Roda Beach Hotel Karousades
- Mitsis Roda Beach Karousades
- Roda Beach Corfu
- Roda Beach Hotel Corfu
- Roda Beach Resort & Spa Corfu, Greece