51 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
great place to stay
"stayed at the afrodite from 30th july for ten days,the location is excellent the staff are very helpful and polite.rooms were spotless,showers could have been a little bit more powerful but they were ok.food at the hotel bar was very good and reasonably priced as was the drinks.the pool was very clean and the pool bar had a good selection of food and drink,the bauggetts were the best i have had my only niggels were that the pool was closed at 6 o`clock and would it kill them to put mats on the sun beds,but all in all i would reccomend this hotel for a very nice relaxing time."
- Travel date: Mon 16th of August 2010
Basic, but good value for money
"Overall good value for the money you pay to stay here. Yes, the accommodation is basic but the location and customer service provided by the staff make up for this.
The pool-view room we were allocated was incredibly small and the bathroom was on par with typical poor Greek standards. Some days it was too much to ask for hot water when getting ready at night; but if you have been to Greece before you will know this is not too uncommon but very frustrating when the water literally stops running when you stood in the shower. Be aware that the ransom for the aircon is 35euro per week so factor this into the price of the holiday.
The pool area is fairly small and can feel a little crammed, but it was never a problem getting sunbeds thought most of the day in mid-July but you will want to spend most of your days on the inviting beach on the doorstep anyway.
Breakfasts were good. It isnât a buffet service as you usually find. Instead they bring a tray of fresh bread, ham, cake, an egg, orange juice etc to your table which is inclusive in your B&B rates. However the window for breakfast is 9:00-10:15 which we found a little tight to make after a late night but there are plenty of places in the resort to have English breakfasts all-day for just 3euros.
The family run element of this hotel was superb. They couldnât do enough for you and were very friendly. For example when I jokingly asked if the pool bar stoked my favorate brand of bitter the woman said she would get some from the supermarket for the next day â and didnât forget either.
The hotels location couldnât be better for Rodas beach-front bars and restaurants. We didnât eat in the same restaurant more than once in our 2 week stay; the selection is fantastic. Despite the Greek economy going belly-up a 2 course evening meal for 2 people (including a litre of wine) was never more than 35euros anywhere in the resort; and that is for a table within touching distance of the beach with fantastic sunset views. Local beer will set you back 2.50, imported beer and cocktails were about 3.50-4euro. 2 sunbeads and a parasol on the beach was 7euro per day.
If you booking with Thomas Cook, a warning about the airport transfers; on our return to the UK we were picked up 30mins late only to spend an hour on the bus doing other pickups before then passing our hotel again before the additional hour trip to the airport. So think about booking independently or arranging your own airport transfers if a long transfer is a put-off."
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of August 2010
Will Definitely Be Back
"We stayed at the Afrodite at end June/start July and this is one of the very few places we have said we would return to. This family run hotel was good value for money with friendly and approachable staff. If they can help you they will. Breakfast was continental but you could purchase a cooked breakfast, scrambled eggs, roll and sausage, etc for a small extra charge. Roda itself is a small place with the main area, restaurants, bars and shops set in a triangle. The Afrodite is situated on one of the corners directly overlooking the sea and very close to the taxi rank and bus stop. The rooms are simple but comfortable with daily maid service and your hand and both towels changed twice a week and bedding once a week. There are a good choice of restaurants around. I'm not going to go into good restaurants and bad as you'll have your own personal taste and can make your own minds up but in the two weeks there we only had one not very good meal. We went on three trips and all with booked through NSK. If you are going to Corfu town the best way to do it is by boat and I would definitely recommend going on the evening cruise when it is cooler in town. If you go on the tour to Albania and visit to Butrinti make sure you have a bottle of water, your sun lotion and plenty of insect repellent. You don't get any time on your own on this trip and the roads, at the moment, are pretty horrendous. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday Roda and the Afrodite should definitely be considered."
- Travel date: Tue 27th of July 2010
"Returned July 2010 after 2 weeks here. Was overcharged by the bar staff on 2 occasions. Do not let them keep a 'tab' for you as they are not helpful if you dispute the charges.
Rooms basic and no tea/coffee making facilities. If you are half board there is a set menu every night - no choice at all. Breakfast is disappointing. I am surprised they keep it as it is as so much is left by the guests.
Air conditioning costs 35 euros a week"
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of July 2010
"The Afrodite is located in the centre of the quiet resort of Roda, overlooking the sea. The Hotel is family run, basic in some ways, but clean and comfortable. Our room (201) was light and airy, with comfortable twin beds and plenty of storage. The bathroom was basic, but clean and serviceable. The balcony looked out over the sea (worth paying the supplement for a sea-view), and was in shade in the heat of the afternoon. Breakfast, as some reviewers have commented was a little boring, but for a small charge could be upgraded to cooked breakfast, ommelettes, or eggs/toast. I paid just 3 euros for a cooked breakfast which would not have been out of place in a decent English Hotel. The staff were friendly enough, and seemed to deal effectively with any requests. The sea opposite the Hotel was very shallow and calm for some way out - great if you've got kids.
Overall a very good stay and well worth the money."
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of June 2010
On the busy main road to Corfu Town.
"The hotel is 50mtrs from the beach,but in between is the busy main road to Corfu Town.The road is also a dead end,so all vechicles have to try and find a parking space or reverse out.
Be aware if you get a room with a sea view,right outside the hotel is a taxi rank,open 24/7,great if you want a taxi,bad if you are trying to sleep.
The rooms need a overhaul,our room had a torn light shade that had been repaired with sellotape!There were stains on the walls.We told our Direct Holidays rep(hopeless)but they were still there when we left.Be aware of the evening receptionist,he is rude/intimidating and vindictive."
- Travel date: Sun 6th of September 2009
What Problems !!!!!!!!!!!
"Having arrived back to my office following a weeks break with my son (16), I was determined to correct some strange reviews (that I had read prior to travelling), of the Afrodite Hotel. By far the best appointed Hotel in resort, all staff very polite and attentive.
Breakfast a little boring for those who stuck with the roll,cheese,ham, juice and french toast. However there are options available ,at a small cost, for those who prefer the Great British option. The rooms are cleaned & made up each day, clean linen and fresh towels on a regular basis. The pool area was clean and user freindly. I personally had drinks with folk who had returned for the last 18 years so they must think its ok too. Well placed for all the resorts bars and tavernas. I would most certainley use this hotel again."
- Travel date: Wed 15th of July 2009
Great Hotel - Perfect Location!
"After visiting The Afrodite Hotel in Roda Corfu, we were most suprised that such a quiet area gave us such an amazing holiday!
The hotel is probably one of the best in the area from what we saw. It is ideally situated right on the sea front about 6 steps away from the beach! The beach isn't great near the hotel but if you take a walk up the beach the sand is more enjoyable!
All Bars and restaurants are within a 5 minute walk of the hotel and are all really nice our favourite being RODA PARK!
The hotel was ace - the pool area is spacious and clean and enjoyable although it was cold (but it was October)! We were bed and breakfast and the breakfast wasn't great as every day it was the same and i wasnt a fan of what they were serving! It was bread, cheese and ham most days but extra's were available at a small cost!
The rooms were clean and spacious and our balcony was perfect as it overlooked the sea! It was lovely and peaceful!
Overall the hotel was great for the price and the area is beautiful..we visited nearby areas via quad bike aswell which are really nice! Sidari is well worth a trip - its gorgeous!! Corfu is a gorgeous island and Roda is well worth the visit.
Hope this review helps please feel free to ask any questions!"
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of November 2008
Disappointing holiday - Andy & Miranda, Sept 2008
"Overiding feeling after just returning was typical greek hotel that could do with a de bugging as there were flies everywhere, particularly at breakfast. A fly killing machine would have been a great asset to the hotel. â¬4 for half hour internet seems a little harsh.The staff were attentive and the hotel pleasant enough. The meals were good and not bad value for money. This wasn't necessarily the case in other eating and drinking establishments in the resort. Many seemed overpriced and the drinks measures questionable !!!!! In some restaurants a simple sirloin and chips were â¬16.00 and â¬4.50 for a single v & t. We are told that this is due to the high level of taxes that are being imposed on businesses, and if this is the case then the greek government need to asses what damage this is doing to their tourist trade. How this will affect a family holiday remains to be seen. We will be hard pushed to consider greece for another holiday in the near future."
- Travel date: Wed 24th of September 2008
First and last time
"Horrible hotel, everything very old, stayed for 11 nights, they only change bed linen once a week and towels twice a week, my son vomited on the bed and they didn't change it, very rude housekeepers, we paid 10 â¬ a week for the fridge that was dirty and very smelly, but the most fun part was the breakfast , same thing every day, a boiled egg a bread roll small and hard toast, some old cake and a really thin slice of ham and one of cheese...every day..we gave up after 3 days and started buying breakfast from somewhere else...but if you look around the whole place looks the same, beach is really dirty and is rubbish everywhere...never going back .....the only nice person there was the pool lady...very friendly and helpful. "
- Travel date: Fri 12th of August 2016
"Fantastic family run hotel, lovely polite staff, nothing too much trouble. Prime location for a sandy beach with a shallow sandy sea. Affordable food on site and all local restaurants. Clean, quiet and a refreshing break from all the stresses of life. I traveled with my sister and felt safe even walking around late at night. Rooms cleaned daily towels replenished when needed, fridge and safety deposit in room. Beautiful views of the beach which is 30seconds walk away!!!. Clean pool area with very nice food at snack bar. Would definitely go again. Very reasonably priced. "
- Travel date: Sun 12th of June 2016
Room with a view
"I went to the Afrodite Hotel and stayed in a sea view room,it was so fantastic that i plan to go again soon,the food was fantastic, the staff were very friendly, the views from the rooms with sea view were amazing. i really think it was the most enjoyable relaxing holiday i have ever been on,truly believe i would find it difficult to find anywhere better,loved every second of it"
- Travel date: Sun 10th of May 2015