Stayed here for a week 7/7/14 to 14/7/14. Mature couple, no kids.
This is also known as Tereza Hotel. Only place called Terezas in Sidari is this place. Clean and attractive place, friendly staff, nice bar/restaurant with BBQ nights etc, pool table, free paperback loan, safety deposit boxes (E10 per week), fans and A/C available for reasonable cost. clean decent food, nice pool and grounds with cabanas round the pool and seemed like enough loungers free of charge for everyone staying there. Quiet location but only ten mins walk to beach and town centre. Seems there are a LOT of repeat customers here and all Brits if that is important to you. Most of the people when we were there clearly knew each other very well after several years of meeting up for holidays here on the same week every year. Could potentially be a bit "cliquey", but we found them all friendly and ready to welcome you into the fold if that is your scene. Its not really our thing though and we kept ourselves to ourselves mostly which was no problem to them or us so far as I could see. We were out at the beach and eating out most of the time whereas it appeared most other guests rarely left the premises apart from an occasional dawdle down the supermarket. I would say "supermarket" is a bit of a misnomer by British Standards, since they are more like poorly stocked corner shops, but nice people and once you realise they have very little food we are familiar with, you can either "go native" with what they have, eat at Terezas, or eat out which is cheap as chips anyway - think Spain of the 1980's and you will be close. 2 course Dinner for two about £20 including wine pretty much everywhere. Beer about £1.60/£2.00 a pint and wine a few quid a bottle, but the red is rough as a hedgehog's back and best served chilled so I'd say go for the Rose which is ok most of the time. Cocktails from around £2.00 to £5.00 if thats your thing, branded spirits about £3.20 or a bit less most places, local spirits a lot less. Mixers are extra.
We went self catering. Room is a very big studio with a decent sized balcony and ours, although described as a twin room, actually had a double bed and separate single. Mattress was hard as a plank but it sorted my back out so all good for me although not my partner who found it uncomfortable and slept badly all week as a result. It was at the rear of the building away from the pool and bar, which we liked because it was quieter at night. Room 15 if you're interested! It included a double wardrobe with shelving at the bottom, limited drawer space in bedside cabinets with one of them comprising a sort of dressing table with a mirror. There is a hairdryer, bed/bedding, towels (both changed midweek), shower room with sink and toilet. There is no iron/ironing board or facilities to do washing or ironing. There is a decent sized balcony with a table and chairs. Cleaners come in daily and do a good job in my opinion.
If you have opted for self catering due to a very tight budget, be warned, cooking facilities and lack of utensils may be a serious issue for you. There is a kettle, basic table cutlery and crockery, a glass each, a mug each, one small blunt serrated knife, a postage stamp sized chopping board, one big saucepan, a frying pan, a cheese grater, a ladle ,a bottle opener/corkscrew, and that's it. No toaster, no egg/fish slice, nothing to stir stuff with or serve it with, no tea towels or other washing up stuff. There is nothing whatever by way of a welcome pack which is a major irritation if like us and many others you arrive after a 2-3 hour coach ride at 3am to find no milk/tea/coffee/sugar in the room and nowhere open to buy any either (we had half a loo roll in the bathroom, and that was it). Overall I'd say to call this self catering is a bit of an exaggeration. If we'd had kids, due to having only one pan and a frying pan, we couldn't have cooked for a family with what was in the room unless we ate pasta and canned sauce or similar every single night. Although we had intended to cook at least once or twice, we didn't bother cooking at all as it would have been too much hassle when on holiday to struggle with such limited facilities. Tea and biscuits fine, but beyond that, forget it really.
Overall, a very nice place with good communal facilities in good order and staffed by excellent staff. I would say it is let down only by the poor self catering facilities/equipment which could be sorted out with very minor expenditure although maybe they want you to eat in their bar/restaurant instead. In all honesty, you could do worse than do that anyway. A basic welcome pack is an essential however, especially if you arrive at night, and i was annoyed there wasn't one. Personally, I'd have been happy to pay for that and I suspect most other people would too.
Incidentally, having tried more than 15 restaurants, the best restaurant we went in by far was the Canal De Corfu which has local food to die for, great staff, a Chef who has owned the place for 25 years and cares what his customers think, and costs the same as all the others which are nowhere near as good. Turn right out of the gate at Terezas and its about a five minute walk. Its on the right before another place called Three Little Pigs which is on the left and caters to big families with big appetites which is to say its noisy, packed and very average in my opinion, but you do get enough food to sink a battleship if obesity is your heart's desire...
The Canal De Corfu gets 9/10 from me (I'm a chef and Restauranteur), but nowhere else gets more than 7/10, and prices are virtually identical. Try it if you can.
Would I go to Tereza's again? Yes I would. We both had a lovely time, and thanks to Angelo, Teresa, Kitty and the team for all their efforts to make our stay so enjoyable. We both hope you have a super season and hoping to see you next year!!
Paul and Juliette (Bristol).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel offers swimming pool, restaurant, bar, internet, money exchange, international calls, pool tables and other playing facilities especially for young children. Terezas Hotel offers to its clients private transfer upon request. All rooms have their own kitchenette, air-condition, daily cleaning service. Our services are available also half-board. It is especially recommended for young couples and families since many good comments can be read through various sites on the internet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Terezas Hotel Sidari, Corfu