8 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
lovely people and a great place to holiday
"Tsaros apartments have been our destination for our holidays in 2009 and 2010 and they are simply fantastic places to be in especially when you have a family. There is ample culinary items for a family of four and a superb supermarket at the bottom of the hill (prices are more reasonable than the other supermarkets in town. The poolside bar provide a very good fare during lunchtimes and the Sunday night BBQ is a definite must. We had planned to return there this year but unfortunately we were unable to book a holiday there and instead went to the Romanza Hotel - up a very long and steep hill. We will definitely be back at Tsaros in 2012."
- Travel date: Mon 20th of June 2011
Fantastic holiday, beautiful scenery, kids and adults very happy!
"We have just returned from a week in one of the Tsaros apartments. Two adults and two children,aged 8 and 6. The apartment was lovely, so quiet at night time so the kids slept extremely well every night. Had so much fun at the pool and the pool food and drinks were top quality. The family and other staff were so welcoming and friendly throughout our stay and the fresh lemons growing outside our apartment were delicious with our roast chicken and very helpful in putting off the mosquitoes! Wish we could have stayed for two weeks. We hired a car for a day and travelled to some of the stunning beaches on the East coast of the island where the girls were amazed to see such beautiful fish in crystal clear water. We met a couple who had been returning each year for 15 years and I'm not at all surprised, it really was the best holiday we've had. "
- Travel date: Sun 5th of June 2011
"This was our best holiday EVER!! Tsaros apartments were so spacious, clean and well maintained. We had two children aged 12 and 8 and it was perfect for them - although there isn't a huge amount of space round the pool so it would have been slightly less easy with very young children. The family who run these apartments are so friendly and kind. They cannot do enough for you and the food and drinks at the poolside bar are very high quality. Contrary to some reports, the hill really isn't that big a deal if you are remotely fit and the views are spectacular. The apartments are in different buildings on a very quiet road and it feels much more like a little village than a 'complex' which we loved. San Stefanos is gorgeous - an amazing beach and many different pools to visit. All the restaurants are very good and the food is wonderful. We ate in a different place nearly every night and didn't have a bad meal in two weeks. The Little Prince is a must - also Zorba's for the atmosphere and dancing. Arillas is a lovely village on the other side of the hill - a great walk with clifftop views. Our Thompson Rep, Jude, was lovely and so helpful. We took a boat trip to Paxos which was great but in hindsight we would have booked with Thompson rather than the local travel Agent. It might seem cheaper to do it that way but the difference is minimal and the tour operators do have higher standards of health and safety on these trips. Our seatbelts on the coach didn't work and there were some 'interesting' manouvres by our Captain on the boat but we all survived and Paxos is gorgeous. We will definitely return to Tsaros (like many of their guests) and can't wait for next year!! "
- Travel date: Mon 26th of July 2010
Stayed for 2 weeks at the Tsaros appartm...
"Stayed for 2 weeks at the Tsaros appartments in San Stefanos. Absolutely fantastic. Run by Nikos and his family. Spotlessly clean. Situated up a steep walk which on the first attempt was very tiring and daunting, but it does seem to get easier. Thannassis ( son of Nikos ) and Christina are really brilliant and a credit to tourism. Nothing is too much trouble, makes everyone welcome, and just because of this family we would return to the same appartments. The pool area, bar and snacks are great. The breakfasts are without doubt the best in the resort. The resort itself is very high in traditional values. 1st class taverna`s, excellent food, and truly friendly Greek people. "
- Travel date: Mon 1st of September 2008
What a wonderful place San Stefanos is....
"What a wonderful place San Stefanos is. Loads of top quality restaurants and providing excellent menus to choose from and very reasonable even considering the value of the Euro. Every where we went we were made to feel like friends returning. On food shopping - there are only the local shops which have limited stock but we used the restauants most of the time so it was not a problem.
On the Tsaros Apartments - we cannot fault them apart from the lack of air conditioning but we got used to that after a few days. The owner didnt speak a great deal of English but his son who ran the poolside bar did and also cooked the snacks. Again the prices were very reasonable and of good quality. The pool was always clean and well maintained with wonderful views over San Stefanos and the beach. The hill was a bit of a killer but again after a couple of days it got better as we got more muscles perhaps. Definitely returning again as its a wonderful place for the family.
The shops sell, for example, Chanel perfume for 5 Euros and top of the range French handbags and wallets in leather for the ladies/gents for around 15 Euros. But they can be cheaper in Corfu Town which is around an hours travelling time on the bus."
- Travel date: Sun 20th of July 2008
Clean and spacious apartments, made very...
"Clean and spacious apartments, made very welcome by the family and people who stay. The views and gardens just wonderful, very close to the beach. Only thing just a steep hill, but gets easier as the days go on, plenty of bars and shops on hand. But the pool side bar has a great atmosphere. Would go back every year, just one tip, if self-catering take some water and tea or coffee as nothing in the room. Thanassis, Nicos and family make you want to come back."
- Travel date: Wed 5th of September 2007
Really friendly atmosphere. Nice clean p...
"Really friendly atmosphere. Nice clean pool and bar to relax in, with good standard of food and drinks. Clean spacious apartments and balconies with lovely views. The whole resort is perfect for those who like beautiful scenery and good bars and restaurants to visit in the evenings. Not for those who want lively nightlife. Steep climbs would make it unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems, but I can't wait to go back."
- Travel date: Fri 27th of July 2007
Just returned from a 2 week summer break...
"Just returned from a 2 week summer break at the Tsaros apartments in San Stefanos, and we had a wonderful time.
We could not have asked for a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere by the apartment owners/family. The rooms were spacious and very clean, but air conditioning would have been a benefit due to the heat of August.
We are already considering a return for 2007. Overall well recommended.
- Travel date: Sun 27th of August 2006