I have just recently returned from a fabulous week in Arillas. It was my first visit to Corfu, and because it was so lovely, i'll be back for 2 weeks next year :-)
A couple of months prior to arriving, i emailed the apartments to request a top floor room with a pool view, which i got so i was very happy with that.
The are very spacious, basic but clean apartments. Balcony, bedroom, bathroom and seperate kitchen. The self catering equipment/utensils could do with being replaced, or even cleaned. Seems the people who used the items previously didn't bother to wash them :-/ - I only made breakfast & lunch in the apartment a couple of times so it was adequate. I couldn't cook in the evening though as the kitchen had no light (it didn't work) so it would have been a bit dangerous! lol - I went out most nights anyway so wasn't an issue for me.
The bins were emptied nearly every day, toilet roll was topped up on my last day and got a set of fresh towels half way through the week.
Air conditioning and safety deposit boxes are available, not sure of the price as i didn't need either of them.
Instead of checking out at 12, i was able to keep my room on til 5pm for an extra €25 - that's pretty reasonable i guess, though another family (of 4) got to keep their room on all day for only €30! so maybe i should have been charged a little less?!
Pool & Bar area
Lovely pool and bar area.
Nice family, especially Maria, she always made the effort to chat with everyone - and she makes great cocktails :D (Thank you Maria x)
Food & Drinks were great and reasonably priced. I only ate there a couple of times as i was out most days. I would have eaten breakfast here everyday had they opened earlier.
I am up early so like my breakfast around 8ish, no later than 9 - some days, they only just opened up at 9:45! way too late for me!
Pool was lovely, only went in twice though i think because it was always pretty busy and a little noisy sometimes. I found the beach was quieter and more easy to relax on, more peaceful, which was what i was looking for.
If you're one to go to bed early, there's a chance you may be woken up as it can get a little noisy in the evenings. Niko, Lena's little boy has a good set of lungs on him too so expect to hear him also! lol
The Makris Apartments are about a 10 minute walk to the nearest supermarket and bakery (the 4 cheese pie & fruit tart are a must!!) and about 10 - 20 minute walk down to the beach.
Overall, i had a fantastic week! so good that i have already booked to return for 2 weeks next year. I'll be staying in apartments closer to the beach/restaurants though, some evenings, after a long day out - walking back to the Makris seemed a bit of a hike, when you're warm & tired, being furthest away from everything gets a little tiring.
Had such a great week, can't wait to go back :-)
(i'll add some photo's soon!)
- Also Known As:
- Makris Apartments Hotel Arillas
- Makris Apartments Arillas, Corfu