Accommodation was clean and tidy with air conditioning and our balcony overlooked the pool as did most of them, bed comfortable and a TV where you can view all the latest movies for 2euros.
The 2 apartment buildings to the right and left of the pool are built and owned by Lanni. These apartments are beautiful. They consist of a few one Bed studios which sleep 2, two 2 bedroom apartments which sleep 4, and a few split level apartments which sleep 4. At the rear of the Olive grove is another block of apartment’s, which are a lot older, and these do not belong to Lanni but to another Corfiot. These are not as modern as the rest, and are very basic, but then again, unless you pay over the odds in Greece, all you usually get is basic. Ask yourself, am I there to spend the entire time in my room, or just to sleep there and enjoy the island.
The pool is lovely, cleaned every day. There is a cordoned off baby pool, and the main pool is quite shallow at first, going to a depth of 2m.
The food is wonderful, prepared by the beautiful and lovely Katarina. Lanni is a wonderful host and always on hand if you need something. If you have any problems, you only have to mention them to Lanni or Kat and they will resolve it for you. They are only happy if you are happy.
As for previous comments about they are only friendly if you spend your money there, I must strongly disagree. Of course, they would like you to spend there, it is their livelihood after all, but I eat out quite regularly, at times they join us, and they have no problem with it at all!!
The beach, Apotripiti Beach, is just a 2 min walk; it is a beautiful little cove with very shallow waters. It is also very calm waters, very good for children to swim in, obviously if the weather hasn't been great, then the sea is a bit choppier.
Entertainment varies, mainly BBQ night, with fire dancing, lifting tables in your teeth. Also, Lanni will switch on the Karaoke anytime you like, and you need only to ask for a Movie and he will put it on for you.
Lanni and Katarina can't control who stays at their hotel, and obviously there will be times when noisy families are there, but if you prefer to be somewhere a little quieter, you only need to go to the beach, or walk 20 seconds to the Amadeus pool.
I am always happy to go back to the Olive Grove, It feels like going home to my family. And I can guarantee that every time I stay there, there will be families guaranteeing that they will return next year, and of course, there are those there that like us are addicted to the place and have been going for many years.
So, top ratings for the Olive Grove from me. If you're looking for a 5 star plush luxury hotel. This isn't for you. If you are after a friendly, warm and relaxing holiday, then the Olive Grove is where you need to be!!!
Travel operator: first choice
Would never go to this hotel again.
Graham Hill was our Thomson rep,his quiz night was excellent,he was on hand to advise us and helped us to enjoy our time at Sidari.
Good luck with the new arrival in Dec and a big tummy rub for Bobo, and until next time Yammas love mark and sue apartment 2 xxxxxx
Travel operator: thompson/first choice
Travel operator: thomsons
The agent recommended the Olive Grove apartments as particularily lovely. Unfortunately the wool was pulled over our eyes and we paid top notch for a holiday we did not ask for.
Firstly and most upsetting was the apartment. It was tiny with two beds, dark throughout the whole day with no sitting area. What they called a kitchen was a counter on the way into the apartment just before you walk into the beds. The bathroom on arrival was covered with dead mosquitoes and it had no outside window nor cabinets to put toiletries. The balcony was shared with the next apartment with no partition what so ever so you couldn't relax and sit out on your balcony without the fear of disturbing your neighbour or having to sit looking at them right beside you.
This was awkward for both parties involved. Also there was no air con offered or air fan. These are apparently charged extra on request which was not clearly pointed out on buying the holiday.
Other than that the walk to and from the apartment block from the main road was a gravelled uprooted road with massive dumping bins lining the side of the road.
Travel operator: First Choice
Travel operator: first choice
Travel operator: THOMSON
We stayed in the first floor apartyment with 3 balconys. It was a lovely andclean room.
I want to go back next year but I have tried finding a company to book with and cannot find one.
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Travel operator: manos
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