This is the first review we have written and decided to write one to give something back to Trip advisor, as tend to use it allot and find it really helpful.
Holiday Frosso apartments Kalami August 2013 Family Holiday.
The Frosso Apartment.
Our apartment was on the top floor of the apartment block 2 storeys. Large balcony with side view over looking pool. The accommodation was absolutely excellent, clean, bright and plenty of space. Two bedrooms with double patio doors opening out on to the balcony. So no arguing about rooms, Kitchen utensils, indoor table chairs, outside patio stuff, every thing you need. excellent. Bathroom good shower, over one of those baths which is not really a bath, oh and one of those foot washers. ( I think the French use them for something else ) I noticed on one review somebody had complained about the noise from the Elia pool bar. I can honestly say, this was not an issue at all. More about Elia pool bar later. The only noise which did annoy us was a group of teenagers one night sitting up quite late round the pool bar. Even though they were being well behaved, its impossible for 7 teenagers to be quiet. That being said, once in your apartment with the doors closed and air conditioning on you will not hear anything. So to sum it up its not the Hilton, but I thought the apartments were excellent.
We booked through Blue Bay travel, again excellent, they could not do enough to help
Some people refer to Kalami as Kensington on Sea, Well its been awhile since I've been to Kensington, So maybe its changed and they have ripped all the tarmac up of the roads and dug potholes in them. The thing it has in comparison is the small super markets will fleece you. Its worth it if your going self catering and hiring a car to take a trip to Corfu town to Aldi. That being said the little super markets are well stocked and friendly and to be fair have got to earn their money in a shorter trading year.
The Kalami bay is breath taking, the sea is crystal clear, no sandy beach though. Plus the locals are very friendly.
What really makes Kalami is apart from the peace, quiet and picturesque location as got to be the Taverna / Restaurants. In my opinion three main ones are Thomas's Taverna and the Kalami Taverna and the White House which are all on the sea front. In all these the staff were extremely friendly and the food was excellent. My favorite was without a doubt Thomas's Taverna, with Kalami not far behind, What about the famous White House, location slightly better and tends to think of its self as the best, Well sorry to inform the famous Mr. Durrell who apparently lived their, (who I could not even be bothered to Google to find out who he was) Your restaurant is not the best and is over priced. Not that you will getting a full English for £3.00 from any off these restaurants. Its not Sidari...
Ok again to sum up Kalami, Excellent place and would return, not sure how many times though before you have seen and done everything, But if its your first visit you will not be disappointment. Did meet a couple who had been returning for the last fourteen years. Think they need to stay in more.
Elia pool bar
One of the things to point out here is the pool and bar itself are rented from the owners of the Frosso apartment, even though Blue Bay and Frosso give the impression its apart of the Frosso apartments. It is technically a separate business. So this means to you, you can't take your own food and drink around the pool area and the pool area does close about six. The staff want you buying their drinks and food, plus want you out the pool and round the bar in the evening. Again in fairness this did work well, so don't let this put you of. The bar is run/ Managed by a Lady named Dorina ( Greek ) and her partner in crime Joy ( Welsh ), I can honestly say the girls actually made the holiday ten times better. Always genuine friendly and both go out their way to make you feel welcome. One of the main reason I would consider returning to Kalami. Dorina is an excellent cook and her ability out shines those of the fore mentioned restaurants. Joy is the cocktail queen of Kalami. Again both girls excellent personality. The bar was never over busy and most the time a good relaxed atmosphere. Ok the only down side which I feel a little bad about mentioning is, don't worry if you don't have your own little toddler, the bar has a in house one, which on most days will be paraded round the pool by some tall slim mute blonde. No she's not a Pole, actually turns out she is from Essex. um, Anyway that's besides the point. I found the peace of a toddler crying and making eek eek noise to be annoying, but not nearly annoying as the adults make silly noises and oh clapping to her. There was one night we left the bar due to the fact were there's one toddler you end up with more and the ruckus was unbearable, was only one night, but was one night of my holiday. Also need to point out I was in the minority of finding this annoying. Eek, Only other thing was you definitely got the feeling the bar was going to be open as long as someone was buying drinks. Again not taking anything away from the staff they were there till 1 or 2 in the morning and back to work by 8 and always greeted with a smile. So excellent pool bar excellent staff.
Please don't let any negative points put you off from going Kalami or Frosso apartments and definitely visit the Elia pool bar . eek. I have tried to gave a sort honest review, All round 9/10
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dimitris and Frosso apartments are ideally situated the centre of Kalami bay just few metres from the beach offering a high standard of accommodation to the guests. The interior space of each apartment and studio is contemporary furnished with pale colours in the bedrooms and kitchens, comfortable rooms and spacious balconies with modern outdoor furniture. Each apartment is equipped with self-catering facilities as well as air-conditioning, television and safety deposit box. Situated in an exceptional location with beautiful surroundings of cypress and olive trees, the tiled swimming pool with its inviting crystal clear waters and abundance of sunshine, offers the perfect relaxation for your holiday. The paddling pool is ideally tailor-made for the children. The terrace is made of local stone where sun loungers and umbrellas are available for the guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dimitris Frosso Corfu
- Dimitris & Frosso Apartments Kalami, Corfu