13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Terrible beds, very noizy airco's, cheap ventilators
"It's a clean apartment with a very nice view and the hosts are nice. That's all the positive I can think of. The beds are very hard, the airco systems are placed near the windows so it makes a terrible loud noise, the ventilator inside the room is cheap and also makes a terrible noise. Even with the windows closed it's horrible. I can't imagine positive posts are real. I highly NOT recommend this. Look for a good place without noise. My holiday is spoiled here."
- Travel date: 25th August 2015
"Very clean apartments, with balconies with the most beautiful view over the Ionian sea. Nice pool area with a little snack bar. The hotel is embraced by the most beautiful flowers in all kinds of colors. The service is perfect and Mrs Irini is both sweet and very helpfull with any questions you should have about your stay in Corfu. Overall a beautifull clean hotel with a very nice atmosphere! I highly recommend this!"
- Travel date: 30th June 2012
Idyllic. I think that is the best word t...
"Idyllic. I think that is the best word to describe both the apartments and the resort of Barbati. The spacious apartments were kept spotlessly clean and the views across the bay to Corfu Town were terrific. Irini and Helena could not do enough for us throughout the week. The swimming pool was spotless with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas to use. Barbati itself has two shingle beaches with crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkelling. We tried four of the tavernas; all were of a high standard with fresh fish available for between 12-15 euros. If you need a night on the tiles Ipsos is a 10 euro cab ride away. Taxi to and from the airport is 35 euros. "
- Travel date: 15th August 2007
The accommodation was excellent and extr...
"The accommodation was excellent and extremely clean. Fantastic views and a lovely quiet resort which still manages to have everything you need. Everything you could wish for was in the apartment. The staff are lovely and their aim is to make their guestâs holidays as wonderful as they possibly can. The owners Irini and Elena care for all the guests staying at the Captainâs and nothing is too much trouble for them. We would highly recommend this accommodation it is the best holiday we have ever had and want to return."
- Travel date: 26th October 2006
Dora and Markis were excellent and we be...
"Dora and Markis were excellent and we became very good friends and we write to each other and my daughter writes to their daughter and sends each other presents. We also became very good friends with Irene. The apartment no.11 was excellent our family loved it. It was also very close to the shops as there was one up the steps and one down the steps so you canât walk pass without buying something. The pool is also excellent as it was warm and had a spectacular view. The pool bar was excellent as it closed when the last head went home. The mini markets are also just a few minutes away and the beach is also very close. The nature there was good as we seen little lizards and you could hear all different noises. The beach is lovely and it is a stone beach and my family hire out a boat and went down the sea and stop about half way down and the kids got out to snorkel. The boats were wonderful and was a nice relaxing trip. I would definitely recommend this apartment as it is so relaxing and clean and just anything you wanted it to be."
- Travel date: 21st October 2006
Barbati is a lovely, quiet little villag...
"Barbati is a lovely, quiet little village and the weather was fantastic. 10 mins walk to the beach down a very steep hill! Once the beach is very clean the sea is lovely and blue. Few bars and restaurants on beach front. Los of other fun activities to do e.g. hire boats, going for cruise to Corfu town center for the day shopping, paragliding. Not much night life but 10 minutes in a taxi costing around 8-10 euros will take you to Ipsos town which very lively open all night!"
- Travel date: 5th August 2006
We have just returned from Corfu and rea...
"We have just returned from Corfu and really enjoyed our stay at the captains apartments. Nothing was too much trouble. The steps are good exercise but everything was easily accessible. There was an excellent restaurant Caryatides across the road where the food was fantastic. Stathis the owner loves the ladies so wear your repellant if this isnât your thing. Donât let that put you off, the food is worth it. The only reason I havenât marked the apartments 10 is the fact that they donât have air con which when the temperatures are 28 at night a ceiling fan is simply not enough but as we left Irini informed us that air con will be in for next year."
- Travel date: 1st August 2006
I really loved staying here. Barbati is ...
"I really loved staying here. Barbati is a very nice city to stay, not as crowded and overruled by tourism as the more northern beach cities such as Roda and Sidari but still has all the facilities you want. Such as some restaurants and tourist shops and scooter/car rental, but not too many of it all. You can still see trees and beach between the shops ;) The beach is a 5 mins walk away from the apartments, if you go to the right you have the bigger general Barbati beach but if you go to the left youâll find a more quiet little beach between the rocks which is very nice. Do watch out for the sea-eagles there none the less. Then the apartments. They are perfect if you are looking for a decent basic place to stay. youâll find everything you need in them including a kitchen. They get cleaned very often which is definitely a big plus! The balcony is nice and big, make sure you get an apartment with sea view because its spectacular. from the swimming pool area you got the same great sea view as well and around the apartments are much beautiful flowers, plants and fruit trees which are well taken care of. Irini the owner is a very lovely person who you can ask everything and appreciates positive criticism too. She was so nice to bring our suitcases to our room by car which saved us from having to climb many stairs with them ;) The Barbati area is very beautiful. The mountain pandokrator is definitely worth driving up upon and trough the olive woods to Acharavi is great too, very quiet and beautiful. Also worth seeing are Kalami and kKouloura. Kouloura has a very nice small and quiet enough beach where the water is slightly warmer then in Barbati. yes having seen some of the other apartment complexes and cities on Corfu while on the bus to and from captain's, Iâm pretty sure we were lucky to stay in captain's and in Barbati it looked better then everything else Iâve seen. Iâve you donât mind the stairs its the perfect place to stay, and believe me theyâre worth climbing for it :)"
- Travel date: 24th July 2006
The apartments at the Captains were very...
"The apartments at the Captains were very spacious and very well equipped even down to the mozzy plugs and kept spotless by the maid. Irini and Elena very friendly and helpful. If you want a holiday to just relax then this is for you. There is a supermarket at the top and bottom of the steps. Niki at the top shop very nice and prices very good. Lord Byron restaurant very nice and people are really friendly. Local Red wine only 3.85 euros, Amstel only 1 euro per bottle and don't forget to take the empties back for refund! The view from the apartments are breathtaking. This is the best holiday we have had for a long time. If you want to relax then this is for you."
- Travel date: 10th July 2006
Ever just wanted to get away from it all...
"Ever just wanted to get away from it all? Having the opportunity to relax with peaceful and quiet and beautiful surroundings? Then the Captains Studios in Barbati are for you! This accommodation is well equipped if you like to self cater. All rooms are fitted with cooker rings, fridges, private bathroom with shower and toilet and kitted out with modern furniture from Ikea! The best feature about this accommodation is the excellent views you have of Corfu, simply breath taking. On a clear day you can see Corfu Town! Captains has it's own pool and pool bar where you get buy snacks and drinks and listen to relaxing music. The beach is only a 5 minutes walk away which again is beautiful, relaxing and quiet. In the evenings there are a few bars and tavernas offering excellent food and a wide range of drinks. If you want to explore more, then Ipsos is just a short taxi or bus ride away. If you want to venture further you can pop into Corfu Town where you will find lots of shops to by gifts and for the ladies excellent clothes shops and if you just want to sit and watch the world go by you can relax in the town with the locals and have a Greek coffee! I loved it there. I work in the City of London and have quiet a stressful job and I found Barbati and Captains Studioss the perfect place to relax, plus I managed to get cheap flights there through last minute.com. The accommodation at Captains is cheap from around Â£10 per room, per night and you can catch a taxi straight from the Airport to Barbati itself for around 30 euros. A must for those seeking a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. "
- Travel date: 4th July 2006
Dora and Markis were excellent and help ...
"Dora and Markis were excellent and help us alot with luggage and other equipment. They were very helpful and because they were so helpful that we became good friends. Irene was also very nice and we became good friends with her as well. We had a great time and hopefully we will come back again. The cleaner also was quite nice as she cleaned or rooms and she didn't mind if we got in her way. Everyone that was there was extremely helpful."
- Travel date: 1st January 2006
Dora and Makis are wonderful hosts! Ire...
"Dora and Makis are wonderful hosts! Irene, the owner, cares about her guests. The accommodation is spotless because the cleaner, Alexandra, comes in regularly to clean. The steps up to the apartments might be a problem if you are wheel bound or feeling unphysical fit! We, personally, found that it was a great way of keeping fit! Dora, however, helped us carry our suitcases up the steps! The beach is a downhill short walk away. Supermarkets are within a very short distance, either up or down the hill. Albania is a great trip- try a local agency rather than Thomsonâs, much cheaper! Get a local bus to Corfu town. Try a local Island Tour."
- Travel date: 30th June 2005
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