Paradise Hotel Studios and Apartments
24 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Friendly, clean and spacious
"Just come back from Paradise apartments in Sidari, Corfu.
The apartments were kept clean and the complex in general was well looked after.
The staff are friendly. As you were not allowed to consume any food or drinks around the pool that were not bought from Paradise cafe we found it extremely expensive, having 3 children who constantly want drinks (2.60 euros for a fruit shoot)!! You do not get much for your euro in Corfu!
There is not a children's club in this Hotel as stated by Thomas Cook which was disappointing.
Towels changed every 2 days which was great and large apartment and balcony was a bonus!
Sidari itself is like a hot expensive Blackpool. Avoid Hydropolis all inclusive day. The food is disgusting! Go for the day and buy food seperately!
Overall the Hotel/Apartments were probably the best in Sidari so worth booking if you are headed that way."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of July 2011
"This was our fist visit to Corfu. Had a fantastic holiday went with 2 adults and 2 kids 9, 12 in July 2011. The only down side to these apartments was the air conditioning not the best for what you pay. Take plenty of replelant with you.
Jade the receptionist was fantastic, the bar staff very friendly especially Irene.
Plenty of sun beds so no need to get up and put your towels down.
Not far from the beach or the strip. Would recommend the mexican Pancho Villa fantastic meal be warned portions are large."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of July 2011
perfect family holiday
"we stayed in the paradise apartments with our two children aged 7 an 10 months. It was the best holiday. The rooms are spotless the staff are lovely an the kids club is a life saver. The shops are within reach an the restaurants are reasonable the food is beautiful. The only thing i would say is take mosquito spray because they are bad at night. We would def go again"
- Travel date: Tue 31st of August 2010
Go Go Go Go Go Go!
"Recently stayed here with my girlfriend for ten days, and I can not fault it! This is my second time at paradise apartments and deffinitley will stay here again.
The rooms are extremely clean and the maids come nearly everyday, beds are a bit hard but soon get used to that. I think almost every room has a pool view, all have balconies.
Its definitley worth eating at the restuarant seen as you get a 10% off voucher and free jug of wine! Not to mention the food is gorgeous and the Greek night is a lot of fun! Just sit at the back if you dont want to dance on tables!
Its location is perfect, its just at the start of the main road where you will find lots to do on a night, theres a number of restuarants and family bars with hundreds of tribute acts, and also a big night club called ICE and 5 or 6 other smaller night clubs for teenagers. Also lots of games places with internet access.
The restuarants in Sidari all serve nice food, particulary enjoyed the three little pigs just at the top of the main road, although the food is great at all resturants be prepared to wait atleast an hour for your food.
The main beach is nice with plenty of watersports such as paragliding, water skiing, donuts, the flying fish which is crazy!. Costs around 25 euro to go to aqualand with coach included so thats not bad, and the food there is cheaper than most water parks. There are loads of other excursions too like boat trips to other greek islands, scuba diving and snorkelinng. Last year i went scuba diving and it was an amazing experience.
The only thing i will say about the hotel is that it might not be suitable for families with children who like entertainment by the pool..because there is none, however there is a kids club.
all in all a perfect holiday and can not wait to go back!
- Travel date: Tue 31st of August 2010
"We stayed July / Aug 10 for two weeks at the paradise apartments in a double room (room 202). The holiday was the 'best ever'. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Big thanks to Helena and Maria who worked in the bar and worked so hard from eight till late making sure the place was clean and fetching food or drinks to the pool. Nicollete - the fantastic, beautiful lady on reception for all help with room service, safety deposit boxes etc. The restaurant and grill/snack bar both had lovely food with superb service and worth every penny and reasonably priced. If you stay at the paradise and eat at the restaurant, you get either 20% off or 10% off and free Â½ litre carafe of house wine, we had the rose and it was nice. The girls Romy and Janice for looking after the boys in KidsWorld allowing us to relax at the pool. Maddie our rep who managed the holiday and recommended some great places and managed to get us discounts throughout other places like the SOS bar, Three Little Pigs and âThe Rockâ who also served great food. I will have missed out some people but they too were all very friendly and helpful. Superb â Top class
- Travel date: Wed 11th of August 2010
"My family and I have just returned from an unforgettable 2 week holiday at the paradise apartments. My family consisting of a couple in their 30's and a 3 year old. These apartments have won awards since 2003 and believe me they speak for themselves.
From start to finish everyone who is involved with the apartments cannot do enough to make the holiday great. It is a family run complex with two pools encorporating areas for children in both. There are two sets of apartments next to each other in the same complex which are owned by the family. There is also a childrens play area. They have a restaurant which serves excellent greek food, with local delicacys. Their wine also has something to be said for it. They grow their own fruit and veg at the back. What more could you ask for. On arrival you are provided with a discount card to allow 10% off restaurant bills, kids eat free and a free carath of wine. We were stuffed and merry everynight for 30 euros easy.
The apartments are clean and tidy. They are kept clean daily except sunday. Towels every other day. Clean sheets weekly unless you need more then just ask. We stayed in a one bedroomed apartment and there was plenty of room.
The apartments attracted many regulars that came year in year out. This was lovely because evryone told you the best deals for your money and were to go etc. The apartments had all mixes from old to young, couples, single people and small groups of the same sex. It was a great mix with no rowdy trouble makers. They have a security guard at night so i don't think they stand for trouble and im pretty sure the family live on resort too.
There is a number of people who made it special but especially Maria who brings drink and food to the pool side (who we got on with and talked too the most); Elena who runs the bar, they make a right double act (Maria and Elena are cousins) Nicos, Elenas boyfriend ran the bar early evening he was nice bit of i candy ha ha and to Elena the cleaning lady who left angels made out of towels on my 3 year olds daughter bed daily, which she found amazing. Also i should give a shout out to Allan an English guy who retired over there who has become a friend of the family for over 15 years. He arranges an all you can eat bar-be-que which are great value for money and very very nice.
All in all i have no complaints if you chose not to stay her then what can i say. I will be booking again for next year and i have told everyone. Its an amazing family run resort for all the family. You would be a fool not to."
- Travel date: Thu 1st of July 2010
Fab holiday x
"Stayed at paradise apts july 09 for two weeks with my boyfriend and his family. And i just want to say this place is absolutely fantastic i wud definately reccomend it.. The paradise restaurant was brilliant the food was lovely and the staff were great, especially billy :) .. I am definately going back there and hope every one that reads this definetly books a holiday there you will have a great time. Happy holidays :) "
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of September 2009
"We had a family holiday in June 8 adults and 3 children,we could not of wished for anything better.The staff were wonderful,apartments very good standard and very clean.Drinks and food at the Paradise, good prices for both.Would like to thank all the wonderful people who work so hard to make sure everyone has a fabulous holiday Apartments are very central for everything.The bus stop is right outside the apartments if you want to visit local places.Sidari is a lovely place locals are really nice and go out of there way to help you.The kids club is great our 6 year old loved it!Must give a special mention to Maria ,Helena,Athina,Tom Beccy and laura thank you all for being there for all of us.The girls do wonderful cocktails although the names are too shocking to mention!!!Cooking facilities are very good in the apartment if you need to cook anything,no hairdryer in the bathroom so dont forget to take one.If you have a baby I would suggest taking a travel cot we were charged 28euros for hiring one and you can buy one to take that is light and folds into a bag.Iwould highly recommend these apartments "
- Travel date: Fri 21st of August 2009
IT WAS PARADISE
"the paradise apt were really nice right in the middle of sidari near all the best bars and restaraunt.The beach is 50 feet away not the best but get much better near canal d mor there are boats to hire from motor boats to peddle boats with slides on the my child love this, the water not to deep you can stand up pretty far out.Drinks pretty cheap a local beer about 2.50 euros wine about 2.00 euro slighty cheeper at apts.The food was very good everywhere very resonable there were four of us and most meals on night for all of us with drinks was less than 40 euros most places offer free child meal and things like that when look at menu.you get a better exchange rate in town than at home we got 1.18 there it was 1.12 at home.Book your trips in the town not thomas cook you will save alot of cash overall the paradise apts are very nice in the right part of town great staff two nice pools a little park for the kids a good restaraunt that get free kids meal and 10% off they do great full breakfast for 2.60euros in the pool bar we all love the place may be a little to english not like blackpool like i read. "
- Travel date: Wed 1st of July 2009
Best Holiday Ever !
"Im 15 years old and went on holiday to the paradise apartments last year. This was really the best holiday. I met so many people and made alot of friends. The rooms were nice and there was a choice of two pools. One at the paradise and the other at the sister apartments which is like a ten second walk away lol. The paradise pool is cold and quite shallow compared to the other pool i'm glad it was cold though because it was very hot and cooled you down nicely. The staff there were lovely and made you feel like royalty as they would bring your drinks out to the poolside for you so you didnt have to move. The paradise restaurant food was lovely and i would definately recommend the apple pie- its better than my mums lol. We tried other restaurants including Memories which was lovely :) but mostly ate at the paradise restaurant. We made friends with George, Costas, Billy, and Maria. Even one night Billy nearly through me in the pool it was such a laugh. They were so kind and when my mum was bitten by mosquito's and had sore legs George but a mythos crate under the table for her feet and a reserved sign at our special table. It was such a great holiday and as my mum and dad are going to egypt in May i'm bringing my Gran and two Aunts back this year and I can't wait to see you all this year.
And ps Sophia at the kitchen my mum said your basil was great :).
Lots of love from Scotland :)
Megan, Jane and William Rees."
- Travel date: Sun 18th of January 2009
just got back from paradise appts on 12t...
"just got back from paradise appts on 12th,stayed for one week and wish it had been for longer,me and partner had a fantastic stay at these appts,could find no fault at all,weather was very hot,you can pay 70euros for the air con,we stayed in a one bed appt,plenty of roomjust for the 2 of us,maids were in every day except sunday. changed the bed sheets twice in a week,clean towels every day, best room service weve ever had. we only used the adjoining restaurant once for a brekky, paid 2.50 euros and it was decent for what we paid. plenty of loungers available no need to get up at the crack of dawn for one either !!!!
staff were helpfull.would thoroughly recommend these appts to anybody.loads to see and do at nightime, best meal we had was the texmex restaurant.would defo go back to paradise in the future."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of September 2008
My wife, 15yr old daughter and I had a g...
"My wife, 15yr old daughter and I had a great time. The Paradise Apartments are handy for everything - the only down side was a nearby area being used as a racetrack on a few nights and keeping us awake.
The beach is great and never too crowded but the water was a little murkier than I like. We never had a bad meal. The food, bars and restaurants were superb. OUr favourite places were an Italian, the Venezia - back up the main road towards Corfu - only a five minute walk from the centre though. The Pizza was the best I've ever had. And I've had a lot! The Kohenoor Indian had great food (we like Indian food and tis was as good as anything we get at home), superb service and it was just further up that road on the opposite side and the Dionyssos which is almost the last building on the main blocks in the centre of Sidari and backs onto the beach. Great food, great service, fantastic views over the Canal D'Amour area with sunsets a plenty. Then back to the Paradise where the staff and fellow guests always helped make it a good night. The entertainment around the resort was a bit sameish - Karaoke, Elvis impersonators, etc but we aren't big drinkers. The Town was busy but good fun. The Apartments were spacious - ours had a double bedroom, kitchen dining area, and a room which would be a lounge generally but was a 2nd bedroom for us. The kitchen had a table and chairs, 2 electric rings and a small oven/grill big enough that it allowed me to cook full English breakfasts, grill toast and, one evening, a pasta dish and garlic bread! So sufficient. A good sized fridge with freezer compartment. LOADS of cupboards, plenty of cutlery, crockery etc and we ate on the balcony - which could be entered from either room. We had two big wardrobes in the main bedroom, a dressing table with drawers, two bedside tables with drawers and a storage area, and there was another double wardrobe in the other room. Never had more clothes space! The bathroom had a shower, sink and toilet and the shower was a bit hot and cold. We would recommend The Paradise to anyone and I hope I'll get back there again. Car Hire for 20 euros a day was great value and its worth shopping around. The water park was our only coach trip and we had a grea time there too. All in all a great holiday and very relaxing.
Hi to anyone we met on or travels! Graham, Gwenda and Philippa xx
- Travel date: Sat 30th of August 2008