Marianna's Apartments & Studios
19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Went to marianaa apartments at the begining of July, the apartments were very clean and well kept. The sourroundings and the pool were very well maintained and very pretty. Staff at the hotel worked exstremely hard day and night and were also very friendly and helpful. It is in a more peacful part of sidari but the hotel bar is reasonable and the bar staff make your time there enjoyable. If you go into the centre in a taxi it is around 5 euros and very quick, its around 20 minuts walk through the day when its hot, but you can do it in 15 when its cooler at night. The place catred for everyone , i went with my boyfriend and another couple we are all 18-19 years old, there was other younge groups, families with children and adults, either way it was suitible for everyone. I would reccomend these apartments too anyone who wants a peacfull holiday with lively bars in easy reach, after midnight sidari centre is very lively and opens all night.Very polite staff and wonderful resort.
I would reccomend you eat at the hotel bar and also around 10-15 mins away is a brillaint bar/ restrant called billys bar.. brilliant food and friendly staff. "
- Travel date: Mon 8th of August 2011
"My daughter and I booked Marianna's as a last minute de-stressing week. It was a bargain and we had a lovely week! However there were three things that others need to be aware of, 1. the beds are EXTREMELY hard, 2. there is music coming from the pool bar for almost 18 hours a day,which was a bit annoying at times, and 3. if you intend to self cater, take your own utensils, cutlery etc. Otherwise, the location was ideal, staff friendly but didn't hassle us, and the bar food very good. "
- Travel date: Mon 18th of July 2011
Best Holiday Ever
"My family and I spent a week at the Marianna Apartments - it was our first visit to Sidari, Corfu and it was definitely the best decision we made. We arrived early hours of the morning and at first I was a bit disappointed that the Apartments were so far out of Sidari town (25 minute walk) but on awakening that morning and seeing it for the first time in daylight, I was extremely happy at the relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings. Marianna and Stefanos (and the rest of the staff) are brilliant and will go out of their way to ensure that your holiday lives up to your expectations. The staff are friendly and we made friends with all the other holiday makers there as well and on our final night we ALL spent the night in the Marianna bar and it was a night I will remember for a very long time. I can definitely recommend the Marianna Apartments to anyone who wants a relaxed holiday but you are still close enough to Sidari to enjoy the nightlife and the hustle and bustle of the town but it is always a joy to return to the peacefulness that is the Marianna. We will definitely be recommending these Apartments to all our friends and will be returning ourselves. Happy holidays xxxx"
- Travel date: Fri 1st of July 2011
"We have just got back from Marianna Apartments, and all I can say is Fantastic.
We were treated respectfully by all staff, they were very friendly and helpful. They went out of there way to make our stay comfortable and exciting.
There was no set time if you wanted food from the menu, and the food was of goood quality.
The rooms are basic but very clean.
We are planning on returning next year with my family."
- Travel date: Tue 28th of June 2011
"I arrived at the marianna after a 2 hour long coach journey from the airport.
Me and my boyfriend booked this holiday as the reviews were great untill we arrived at number 1 apartment at the Marrianne apartments.
The Weather was raining when we checked into the apartment.
The rooms are basic, and smelt of damp, the bathroom window was broke and took 3 days for the owners son to come and screw 2 nails into the window, so that i could shut the window.
Whilst the window was broke you couldnt have a shower as people could see you through the window and various creepy crawles could get in i.e lizzards etc.
The water was cold and you had to hold the shower head yourself it whilst being in the shower.
The kitchen was disguisting their was damp all up the wall and it smelt horrific, i wouldnt even let my dog eat in it...
I know the apartment are only rated at 2* but this is the worst accomodation i have ever stayed in and would not return........
I would only recommend that when you book a holiday that people do research into what you actually get for your money........."
- Travel date: Thu 16th of September 2010
our stay at mariannas
"we had to pay to be moved to mariannas because our original hotel was disgusting but our holiday started when we got here to this complex its lovely and clean marianna and spiros are very friendly and helpful mariannas cooking is excellent the rooms are basic but always cleaned its a nice well run and friendly complex it is a 20 to 30 min walk to the centre of sidari but its not a hard walk just a stroll we would definately stay at these appartments again"
- Travel date: Fri 25th of September 2009
"We have just returned form Sidari. It is a beautiful resort with something for each age group. We stayed in one of the maisonetts at Marianna's and it was very spacious and had mosquito nets on the windows which left you able to open them at night. Marianna and her two sons were lovely people and very kind. We enjoyed our stay and would recomend it to anyone. The only thing we could complain about was the walk into main Sidari,which was a bit long, but you can get a taxi quite easily for 5 euros. "
- Travel date: Wed 22nd of July 2009
"Me and my boyfriend had a fantastic time when staying at the Mariana Apts!! The rooms are basic, but very clean. The pool&pool area is cleaned everyday, all the staff are very friendly. The only problem we had on our stay is our shower cutting off, but it was fixed the same day by the staff, who was very apologetic. Its around a 25min walk into Sidari, but taxi's are only around 4-5 euros (we only got the taxi once as it's a nice walk). I would definatley stop at the Mariana again, i wish i was back there now!! I really recommend these apartments (especially for couples)."
- Travel date: Tue 4th of November 2008
absolutely brilliant..rep wasnt great (k...
"absolutely brilliant..rep wasnt great (kelly)...rooms are basic but its clean and all the people are so helpful...we had a lovely holiday there and would definetly stay there again...a bit far out though!...our rep wasnt brilliant though dont go on the tours she recomends (kelly)! ....absolutely brilliant place to stay though!...the foods nice and its so relaxing sitting by the pool there, the bar stays open till you want it open its fabulous
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of October 2008
hi there having just arrived home from m...
"hi there having just arrived home from marianna apartments just wanted to let everybody know what a fantastic time we had marianna and her 2 sons stefanos and spiros are truely great people nothing is too much for them ; the complex is clean and tidy the rooms are cleaned everyday and the grass is cut regulary, will be going back there again and would recommend for people with children"
- Travel date: Mon 8th of September 2008
I was customer in mariana at the time al...
"I was customer in mariana at the time all this trouble happend, ime english,and these people give english people a bad name,every night these people make problems to much noise,shouting abuse to locals try two smash everthing,i was with my girlfreind and found manos maria costas mike very freindly people and no wonder they get mad when 10 drunken english boys beat 1 man up 4 no reason these people make lots of problems that as seen malia in the press and on tv,1 stupid group of people write bad things about this hotel just look at the other reveiws mariana has over the years"
- Travel date: Tue 12th of August 2008
My holiday with Olympic from Birmingham...
"My holiday with Olympic from Birmingham went like clockwork. No delays or hold-ups either way.
The Mariana Apartments are the final drop-off point at the end of the Sidari run, and the first pick-up on leaving, so expect your journey from and to the airport to take around two and a half hours. Alternatively you could try and share taxi with other Mariana residents. This would mean sharing an extra cost of â¬50, but would cut the journey time to around 45 minutes. You could be on the beach almost two hours earlier.
The downside: The Mariana Apartments have pool bar that can sometimes get noisy late and night and in the early morning hours, and although the almost sound-proof patio doors cut this down considerably they also limit the ventilation, so your room could get quite hot. Most rooms, though, have ceiling fans and these are excellent.
Mariana, who owns the apartment complex and runs them with her sons, is a delightful person and very helpful, as you will come experience of all Corfiots, who are perfect hosts. Do ensure you leave a tip for the cleaners on leaving. They did a fantastic job and were really friendly and efficient.
I always hire a motor scooter when in Corfu, and I can recommend Koronakis Bike Hire in the Melitsa area of Sidari. I've rented on three separate occasions from them and always received a great service.
The cost was around â¬13 per day.
Corfu is my undoubtedly my favourite holiday destination, not just because of the guaranteed hot weather, great beaches, and fantastic quality food (try Brouklis in Arillas), but mainly because the Corfiots are so friendly and genuinely welcoming hosts.
- Travel date: Fri 1st of August 2008