16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Got back today, stayed in a 2 bedroomed apartment. Second time to Corfu, first time at Aeoles Beach. I totally disagree with all bad comments about this hotel. The apartment was lovely, basic but clean. Housekeepers very friendly and really looked after you.
It is set on steep hills, but it did help to burn off the yummy chips from the pool bar! I am not the biggest fan of steep hills, but the scenery took my mind off it!! The views from the balcony and from the pool were outstanding, and could see the mainland of Greece. The pool was out of this world. Perched on the side of the hill overlooking the beach.
We went the first week in May, the season doesn't really start until 15th (ish), so local tavernas quiet. If you fancy a ride/stroll into Benitses it is well worth it. Lovely harbour and little shops. Some fantastic Tavernas, especially 'Mythos'. Weather was really good to us but had one night of thunderstorms which helped clear the air for the next day-scorching!!
Corfu itself is beautiful. Luckily we had a car and managed to see most of the island. Best places to visit include: Kassiopi, Nissaki, Pelekas (up the hill to Kaisers Throne), Palekastritsa (The monastery and up the hill to Bella Vista or Golden Fox) and of course Corfu Town. Fantastic Sights and lovely locals.
The only negative i can think of is the insect bites. Take plenty of repellant and apply as much as possible. I obviously taste good local bugs!!! Ouch!
Anyone who is worried now they have read the bad reports- do not worry, i can totally reccommend it. Enjoy!"
- Travel date: Fri 12th of May 2006
What a great pool
"My boyfriend and I both had a brilliant week in Corfu. The hotel, although set on a hill & therefore quite demanding on the thighs, was lovely. Wherever you stood on the grounds there were fantastic views of the ocean & you could even see across to Albania. The pool was fab! It was situated at the edge of the hill & therefore even when you're sunbathing on the loungers or messing about in the pool, there were great views. The food was plentiful & being All Inclusive, you can eat as much as you like. The local alcohol was included also, which was much appreciated!
There were plenty of excursions to take advange of & we decided on scuba diving (near Ipsos) & Aqualand. Both were excellent days out & the prices were pretty reasonable aswell. The coach pick-up point was at the entrance of the hotel (near the sign) so the coaches picked you up & dropped you off at your doorstep - literally.
There were a few down-sides to the location though. There is no sandy beach! There's either a mud beach or pebbles. We did miss the sand but as the pool was perfect, we got by. There is also not much to do locally. However, you can hire mopeds to get around. We didn't bother because the driving here seemed unsafe. I mean two coaches meeting head-on at a blindspot (where there isn't any form of safety precaustions, only a sheer drop of the cliff) isn't my kind of fun! We didn't do much walking beyond the hotel grounds either because as stated before there isn't much to do in the surrounding area.
Down-sides to the hotel are; poor evening entertainment - we did have a giggle thought. I mean the entertainers miming their way through a rendition of Grease Lightening (when none knew the words) was quite amusing. The kids didn't seem to mind though. Do as we did & have a few cocktails before-hand & it'll become even more entertaining!
All in all we both had a fab time. If you're after relaxation, do consider this - although be aware the hotel grounds are vast & steep. If you're after fun & froliking you'd be better off heading south towards Kavos. We would reccommend this hotels to young families & couples seeking peace. There isn't much for teenagers to do here. But it depends what you're after."
- Travel date: Sun 7th of May 2006
"The rooms were basic, but who sits in the room all holiday? Beach was clean and water clear food was nice with a wide choice, Entertaiment lacked a little but we went out of the hotel for most evenings. Quad/moped shop at bottom of hotel is worth a look. Make sure you take your driving licenses as you will probably want a quad when you get there! Pools and gardens surounding hotel were lovely and well tendered. Great holiday and will probably go back as very well priced."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of April 2006
Loved it, thank you!!!
"OK, i want to disagree with so many reviews about this hotel.. the hills are not bad at all - its great exercise for a start! the pool is always clean and sunbeds are always available... The bar staff are so lovely, so friends - as long as you are friendly to them. The best part of my holiday was the entertainment staff - Cornucopia Club. For the kids they were fantastic - and often went beyond the call of duty to look after them. The nightly entertainment was not just the same records over and over - they brought lots of varity and you could see that thier effort was huge! Thanks guys! you made me holiday! It was great that there were so many different natioanlities in the hotel - made some great friends from France! Enjoy this holiday - dont be put off by other people - it is great value for such a small amount of money. Greek people are great!"
- Travel date: Sun 26th of February 2006