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“Arillas The hidden gem”
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Bardis Sun Studios
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We have just returned from another wonderful holiday staying at the Bardis Sun Studios in Arillas.This place is a "a hidden gem"! The studios are small but very clean and well maintained by the delightful family who own them, Poppy and SpIros and their sons Bobby and George and daughter in law Katerina.We have now visited three times and cannot stress the incredible welcome you will receive when you stay at the Bardis Sun. Arillas has managed to stay the same over the years and you will experience a genuine taste of life in a Greek village if you choose to visit. Monica, Washington

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

We've been visiting Arillas and staying at the Bardis Sun Studios for six years now, and of course, we've reviewed this fantastic location before. We think it's important though to keep these reviews right up to date to emphasise just how brilliantly the quality of the Bardis Sun Studios is maintained by the fabulous family that own them. The welcome from Spiros, Poppy, Bobby, Katerina and George was as warm this year as ever - we managed to visit 3 times this summer! The location is perfect, views across the hills and down to the sea, breathtaking sunsets, peace and tranquility and yet literally 2 minutes walk to the beach, restaurants, tavernas and shops. Arillas itself is a charming village with a lovely beach and friendly, welcoming locals. One of the many things we love is the feeling of relaxation and safety - even sitting on the beach at night (sharing a bottle of ice cold wine watching first of all the sunset and then later the moon!). It's the perfect location for couples and families - even the teenagers we know that have visited have all enjoyed themselves enormously. Oh, and the new ATM machine is up and running!
Back at Bardis Sun, don't miss Poppy's delicious home cooking, swim in the crystal clean pool, enjoy a drink in the bar - and in our case, a martini on the terrace. Can't wait to go back, again and again.

Room Tip: Just email Bobby and discuss what type of room you'd prefer: upstairs for a balcony and stunning...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We met the Bardis family for an hour in July 2010 when we walked into their pool bar and said "Hello." This led to us staying for 18 days in 2011, for which the "excellent" review is posted below. This year, we returned for 3 weeks in July, and have booked for the same period July 2013.

Jen is fairly disabled with her scoliosis, but no problem. We were in room 10 on the ground floor, next to bar and pool, all sensitively arranged by the family. The swimming in their well maintained and lovely pool, 2 or 3 times a day, helped her enormously. At the end of her 3 weeks she was walking so much better.

The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and authentic. We call the guests "the Bardis extended family" because that is how you are made to feel. The service is professional and personal at the same time. And Poppy's eggs are legendary, if you do the English breakfast. Me? I get up at noon and have Mythos.

We are well known in Arillas, with our 14th visit coming up in October, and can recommend Bardis Sun Studios for its position near the beach and several very good tavernas; for the spotless rooms and public areas; but most of all for the family atmosphere. This is not an advertisement, just a review. But for discerning Arillas visitors, it is value for money and in the right place for everything Arillas offers. Unsurprisingly it is very popular, and will be fully booked quite early for the main season. If you want to stay there next summer, get booking now.

Many thanks to Spiros, Poppy, Bobby and Katerina, and George for a magical 3 weeks this July. See you next year for more of the same.

Room Tip: Use email to arrange with Bobby Bardis.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

We have just returned back from these studios in Arillas Corfu, once again we had a fantastic time. The family make this holiday, they are so helpful, friendly, and welcoming to all their guests.
The complex is very clean, with a great pool area and ,plenty of sun beds. This is real value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank christinewood1
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Just got back from another fantastic holiday at the Bardis Sun Studios. Such a lovelyfamily that run these studios, Poppy, Spiros, Bobby and George, and now Katerina (Bobby's wife), they make you so welcome. Arillas is such a lovely place to holiday at. The bar at the Bardis Sun Studios is the place to meet up with everyone, there is always laughter. This year we met up with lots of people we met last year, and guess what we will probably meet up with them next year. The rooms are small but extremely clean, The beds are changed twice a week, the rooms are cleaned each day. Poppy is an excellent cook, and all the vegitables are fresh from Spiros's garden. Why do we go back year after year, well you will have to go yourself and then you will know why.

Room Tip: If you want a fabulous view go for upstairs, if you want to hop over the wall and into the pool, cho...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

From the word go, everything about this place was brilliant, booking was a doddle thanks to the efficiency of Bobby, all sorted by e-mail within a matter of hours.
On arrival the welcome was great, no messing, straight to our room, a bit of unpacking then to the bar where Poppy and Bobby chatted with us for ages making us feel like old friends.
As others have said, the rooms are spotlessly clean, sheets and towels changed often, cosy but not cramped, the terrace was shady until late afternoon and just a step over the wall into the lovely pool.
Poppys renowned fried eggs deserve all the praise they get but she is an excellent cook no matter what she does, ask her for some courgette balls! All fresh veg straight from the well tended gardens of Spiros.
Bobbys lovely wife Katerina is a delight and George is the one to go to for advice on anything technical.
I could go on for ever extolling the virtues of this wonderful family but you need to try the Bardis Sun for yourself, Greek hospitality at its best.

Room Tip: I have walking difficulties so ground floor for me, have heard that rooms near the bar can be a bit...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

we have been going to arillas for past 16 years,and always stop at bardis sun studios, because we feel like family,spiros, poppy ,bobby,george&katrina now bobbies wife,make you feel at home and go out of there way to make sure you enjoy your stay.we will be back there next year
in the same rooms we have stayed in the last three years

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Address: Arillas 49081, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Arillas
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Ranked #4 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Arillas
Price Range: £20 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Bardis Sun Studios Arillas, Corfu

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