On arrival (May 17th) we were offered an upgrade and shown two rooms, one of which was newly decorated and had air conditioning, the other was basically the same but had no air conditioning......this was for 40 euros. We took the upgrade but never needed the air conditioning, and we wondered if this was just a con as the 40 euros had to be in cash, and no receipt was given - we'll never know, but on talking to other guests who also had this offer, they reckoned they showed everyone a deliberately shabby room.
Our room was clean but the sheets and towels, although clean, were rather grey looking. The shower had no curtain or screen, so every time we showered the bathroom got very wet and slippery - not an omission, but a design fault.
The food was just like school dinners of our youth - no choice whatsoever, and very basic. The chef was delightful and came from Bulgaria, and was obviously doing the very best he could within a very limited cash budget, and seemed quite embarrassed by the whole situation. He was required to work seven days a week, every week, for sometimes 10 to 12 hours a day. He was a proud chef in his own country but said he needed the job and couldn't leave, yet he smiled continuously to the guests - a star!
The drinks.... Maggie asked for a glass of wine when we arrived, not an unusual request you'd think..... But oh no.... Wine is only served at evening meal, not any other time, and only allowed to be consumed in the dining room, and not in the bar area... all inclusive stopped at 21:30..... on the dot, and Maggie was refused a drink because there was some left in her glass - this at 21:25..... Drinks were served in plastic glasses, even at the bar, and when eating food. We soon discovered that if you were young, female, and flirty, one of the barmen would do everything for you, sadly we didn't fit this criteria, and got rude treatment. He was an exception, the other bar staff were fine.
Generally the staff were OK, but we discovered if you had a problem, then they did not want to know, just about everything being a chore.
The pool was very good, and the hotel situation was fine, being well off the main road, and suited us nicely. The fact that there was no entertainment did not matter to us, but may matter if that's what you're looking for. We were there out of season, so maybe in the peak season, there is entertainment, and it may well be a better hotel.... maybe.
Corfu is a beautiful island, and we do recommend the boat trip to Albania. Well worth the money.
Bear in mind... This was a last minute cheap deal, and we got what we paid for. Biggest gripe was the lack of choice with the food, and the restricted wine policy, and early closing of 'all' inclusive.
Would we go back for the same price? Not to that hotel, but to Corfu, yes.
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