25 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"nice hotel, pleasant friendly staff, rooms very clean and tidy, breakfast disapointing,continental breakfast, not much choice, hot drinks were like dishwater,manager was very grumpy most of the time, beds were really uncomfortable, would i stay here again probably no, there are alot better in this resort,"
- Travel date: 25th September 2010
"Just returned from a weeks stay at the coral hotel. Season just starting so very quiet and relaxing perfect for couples and older generation, no kids about. Unless youv'e paid for a superior room you will stay in a block at the back of the hotel which is very basic and a little dissaponting if compaired to pictures on website. The beds are firm but comfortable and you pay extra to watch tv. The highlights have to be the main hotel resturant and bar area, the food is amazing and the hotel staff cant do enough for you. The pool is fairly small and the water very cold. One problem is the smell of drains when lying by the pool, you get waffs of garlic then stinky drain throughout the day. There wasnt much entertainment just the greek night on a thursday which can be very busy as people come for dinner first. "
- Travel date: 21st May 2010
Booked last minute and spent a week at t...
"Booked last minute and spent a week at the Coral, first visit to Corfu but would definitely go again. Roda is a small resort and it was the end of the season when we went so not sure how busy it will be in the summer. The Coral hotel is ideally located, within easy walking distance of the main shopping area and restaurants and bars. The hotel is on the sea front but the beach there is pebbly, but walk about 100 yards in either direction and there is sand for sunbathing and lovely blue sea for safe swimming. You can also go horse riding on the beach and through the olive groves. The Coral has been refurbished in the main part of the building and is excellent, but the rear accommodation block is due to be refurbished ready for 2009 and it badly needs doing. Greek plumbing is never good but we did get fed up of lukewarm showers, toilet cisterns not filling and generally a very sad looking bathroom. The bedlinen and towels had also seen better days but I am sure these will be replaced once the rooms are refurbished. The most disappointing part was Breakfast with tinned peaches every morning and sometimes two, three at the most, cereals, toast and marmalade, chocolate spread and cake. The fruit juice was watery too. Having said that, in the main restaurant the evening meals were superb and we ate in there several times. The "Special Menu" was exceptionally good value with three courses for around 13 euros. The pool was small but had plenty of sunbeds and there is a small bar too, with a very friendly barman. In fact all the staff were friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for any of them. The hotel is family run with father and son both working there, helped by lively bar staff. There was a Greek night on the Thursday and this was good fun, but we did not spend too much time in the bar other than that, although those who go on holiday for the booze seemed to spend a lot of time in there. Oh and there was a large screen tv in the bar but if you wanted to avoid this there was a more leisurely lounge area just beyond the bar area, which was very comfortable. A book exchange held a good selection of books too. If you want a relaxing holiday in a quiet resort then Roda is ideal, there is plenty of variety for those who want traditional Greek or prefer something more English. If you want a holiday spent watching football and drinking in English bars and eating fish and chips, then you will find this in Roda but there is also lots for those of us who are more discerning! Roda did offer something for everyone. We ate at the Roda Park restaurant which is on a side street off the main sea front, the food was traditional Greek and was excellent value. We hired a car, but do shop around as prices vary greatly. If you prefer not to drive there are excursions to interesting places, even to Albania, or if you just want a quiet relaxing break you can spend the time in Roda quite happily. When the Coral has been totally refurbished no doubt the prices will increase, but it is a place we would certainly consider revisiting. It is quiet and ideally situated, but not a place for children or young people wanting a riotous time, more suited to couples looking for a peaceful holiday. "
- Travel date: 4th October 2008
Hey,,,nice to see such great reviews,,ni...
"Hey,,,nice to see such great reviews,,nice to see people that have been happy on their holidays in roda,,,but let me tell you my story:) Here it goes:)i book the tickets in advance and hoped to see corfu as soon as posible ,,this was my third time in greece..i have visited zakynthos(what a lovely place and nice people)and salonic twice and could't wait to see corfu ,greece's green paradise. When we arrived in the morning at the hotel we were very disapointed.Our room,somewhere in the end of the garden was small, ugly, smelly ,nothing like the photos i have seen on the internet. I thought it was a mistake but it was not..english people and other had the nice rooms with sea view in the new hotel part in front and us the romanians,,like animals we were given the rooms in the back.The front part of the restaurant was booked for the enghlish ,...we ate in the back,,and so on.. So i went and talked to the administrator,,nice guy by the way,,he said we have just to pay for 50 euro more and we have an english room.. The room number 23 was magnificent,,,seaview,,,nice bed nice bath nicew everything in the room...we took it...at the amount of money we paid what was 50 euro,, So we rented a car after because roda is dead..nothing going on during the day nothing during the bight,,;((( But the rest of corfu is a dream,,,sidari,paleokastrista,benitses,corfu town.,, What a lovely island. If you ever get there at coral hotel in roda..make sure which room you get...so you woun't be disapointed:)"
- Travel date: 26th September 2008
Stayed at the Coral Hotel from 5th-12th ...
"Stayed at the Coral Hotel from 5th-12th September 08. We (mum and 2 daughters) booked through Thomas Cook on a B & B basis. We enjoyed the holiday and are already talking about when we can go there next year (only been back 1 week)! I never understood why some people go on so much about the staff of hotels and never say much about the surrounding area/weather etc but I really must say that the staff here made our stay. There is Chris and Jimmy, who work long days running the pool and snack bar, and then there is Dimitri, Tassos, and Nikos who work in the restaurant and bar of an evening. There was always something going on from quizz nights to bingo and Dimitri is so funny it's worth going just to listen to him! The Greek night (15euro per head) on Thursdays is a must!! If you like a drink there are also plenty of free shots flying about after midnight. Our room was located on the 1st floor of the back building with a sea and mountain view - it wasn't the most modern of rooms but for the amount of time we spent in there it really didn't matter. I understand that they aim to complete the renovations over this winter and these rooms will be finished by next years season. The pool area was never busy and we always got a sunbed. The bars and shops of Roda are a 5 min stroll away and we tried a different restaurant every night because they are all excellent Roda Park Restaurant has a really good Greek night on Wednesdays - put on by their own staff. The weather was boiling every day and we never saw 1 cloud the whole time we was there. I loved this hotel and really really didn't want to come home :-("
- Travel date: 19th September 2008
just returned from one of the best holid...
"just returned from one of the best holidays ever ! the coral is i have to say a fantastic place to stay. we arrived at around mid-day in very hot sunshine we booked in and our cases were even carried to our room for us. when we got to our room WOW we never expected the quality. Room 25 over looking the sea, the room was spotless. once we had un-packed we headed for the pool plenty of sunbeds (no getting up at the crack of dawn to get one) this is were we met chris (the pool barman) great guy cool sense of humour and try and play him at draughts( he's rubbish ) we booked in for the reps caberet night and chris came along what a scream well worth money. greek night in the hotel is also worth a go. the food in the hotel was top quality. Out in roda there are also some great places to eat Nikos next to the roda inn this food was to die for. lots of places to go for entertainment, go and see elvis at the pirates bar. all in all a fantastic holiday great friendly hotel will be booking again. many thanks lee & michelle"
- Travel date: 30th August 2008
We have just returned from 2 weeks in Ro...
"We have just returned from 2 weeks in Roda at the Coral Hotel. Hotel was great the update they have done to the main building is very impressive(more to be done this winter to other block) staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a hiccup to start with dont book with otbeach we came down to breakfast after a night arrival to find the hotel only had us booked for 2 nights but thanks to the principals help (which he didnt have to do) he sorted it all out and we were able to stay with them. We are really grateful for all the help they gave us. The resort is just up our street not noisy very laid back and very easy for anyone who may have walking difficulties. We made loads of friends with the locals not at all pushy. Beach sandy and very safe for children we walked out 150yds and still only up to our middles . We will return a great holiday. "
- Travel date: 6th July 2008
i love this hotel i have been coming her...
"i love this hotel i have been coming here for like 6 years now, and love it, they are like family to us. they do everything they can to make your holiday special. i got back every year just to see them. the rooms are being refurbished this year and can not wait to see them. so see you in june! "
- Travel date: 20th April 2008
ROOMS - We stayed in room 13 and found i...
"ROOMS - We stayed in room 13 and found it to be dingy and in need of refurbishment. The bathroom was in an awful state - even after being cleaned! The toilet seat was broken and despite several requests for it to be fixed (both to Nikos & the rep) nothing was done. There was a general foul odour to the room and this was even worse in the bathroom. Having said that, the room had a great view of the pool and surrounding countryside. STAFF - Numerous staff were friendly and helpful but beware of Nikos JUNIOR. He's an absolute pain in the neck. He collared us on our second night to ask us to go to the hotel's Greek night, we didn't go, and as a result he was rude for the rest of our holiday. If you want to spend your whole holiday in the hotel (i.e. an all inclusive) you'll have a whale of a time, if you want to just get away from it all and be left to your own devices, this is not the place to go as Nikos wants EVERYONE to laugh at all his jokes and join in HIS entertainment. Nikos has his favourites i.e. his adoring fans who've been there before, and let's just say he looks after them! LOCATION - Ideal position about 200 yards from the main tourist part of Roda. Cracking views towards Albania. "
- Travel date: 20th September 2006
Have stayed at the Coral 5 times in the ...
"Have stayed at the Coral 5 times in the last 6 years It is a family run hotel where they make there guests feel part of there family. You need to book early for this hotel as so many people return constantly. I will be returning this September to meet up with Dimitris, Nickos, Costas, and the rest of the Coral team. This hotel is highly recommended as is the village of Roda. "
- Travel date: 28th August 2006
My husband and I spent a week at the Cor...
"My husband and I spent a week at the Coral, itâs a fantastic place to stay, the staff are all really friendly and will bend over backwards to accommodate you. The rooms are of a minimal nature but with the break taking scenery surrounding you what more could you need. The bars and restaurants are only a stone's throw away but make sure you stay at the Hotel for Greek Night â itâs a must!! Speaking as someone with leg issues, it is ideal for anyone who cannot get around too well as the majority of Roda is pretty flat. We are already trying to book for next year. Make sure you ask Niko behind the bar for one of his cocktails!! "
- Travel date: 8th August 2006
Betty and I went with friends to the Cor...
"Betty and I went with friends to the Coral HOTEL, Roda. The rooms were spotless, with sheets and towels changed every two days including Sundays. The bathroom was as good as any British hotel and there was a plentiful supply of hot water. Air conditioning was an extra 50 euros for 2 weeks and worth every penny. Coral is situated near to all restaurants in Roda and is about a ten minute walk to sandy beaches. Corfu is very hilly and the walks to the beaches are quite hilly. Once on the beach there are beach tavernas for snacks or a sit down lunch. We all had a fab holiday and would definitely return to Coral Hotel if/when we next holiday in Corfu. Claire July 2005."
- Travel date: 30th January 2006
Top traveller tips for Coral Hotel
"roda great, hotel dont bother"
"would love to go back soon"
Coral Hotel is also called
- Ionian Coral Hotel
- coral hotel corfu