Next to Canal D'Amour, a beautiful cove surrounded by cliffs
Walking distance to downtown Sidari
Terrace bar with great views, sunset cocktails, and live entertainment
All-Inclusive options and buffet restaurant
Clean, contemporary rooms with balconies
Large outdoor pool with chic sun loungers
Playground, soccer field, and kids' club available
Certain drinks may not included in all-inclusive deal
Saxophone Bar (with terrace) has limited tables
Rooms could use an update
Located right next to the gorgeous Canal D'Amour, the mid-range Zafiris Hotel lets guests truly take advantage of this beautiful, natural gem -- stunning views of the water can be seen from various parts of the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of downtown Sidari and the town of Peroulade, where there are plenty of eateries, bars, and activities available. They can also enjoy the large on-site pool, hotel restaurant, and various bars. The 60 rooms are clean and contemporary, with private balconies. While an all-inclusive option is convenient, certain drinks aren't included.
The lobby is a spacious room with chic decor and natural touches. Think: open walls with trees peeking through, high ceilings with wooden beams, and stone columns. Comfortable wicker chairs and couches are spaced around the room, creating various sitting areas for the families, groups, and couples who tend to stay here. The property consists of various Mediterranean-style buildings which house the guest rooms. Brightly colored floral vines, willowy trees, and large grassy areas can be found throughout the property.
Close to the Canal D'Amour, Peroulade, and downtown Sidari
The hotel is located down a dirt path from the idyllic Canal D'Amour Beach, set off a busy street with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is just a five-minute drive from the town of Peroulade, which has beautiful architecture and multiple beaches. It's a 15-minute walk to the main area of Sidari, which has great restaurants, bars, and shops. The nearest airport is the Corfu International Airport, which is about a 50-minute drive away.
Rooms are situated inside two-story Mediterranean-style buildings throughout the property. There are different styles of rooms that guest can choose from, accommodating up to five people. Family rooms have two levels -- the bottom floor holds two twin-size sofa beds, and a spiral staircase leads to a master bedroom. Rooms are spacious, bright, and airy, with neutral-tone decor and white walls, but the paint jobs are a bit sloppy in some places. The furniture is generally simple with clean lines. A TV (not flat screen), mini-fridge, and a furnished balcony are standard. The rooms don't have a safe, but guests can stash their valuables in locked boxes at the front desk. Bathrooms are small and clean. The toilet is close to the bathtub and handheld shower. A wooden rack holds rolled white towels. Views vary from the garden grounds, to the pool, to the beach.
Access to the Canal D'Amour, two bars, and large pool
The best feature at Zafiris Hotel is fast access to Canal D'Amour; guests just walk down a short dirt path to enjoy this beautiful cove. There's also a large outdoor pool and adjacent childrens' pool, with many lounge chairs and large, chic pillows to recline on while soaking up the sun. The Kahlua Pool Bar serves drinks throughout the day under various covered sitting areas. Guests can grab a drink at the Saxophone Bar, set on a terrace with fantastic views of the Canal D'Amour; it serves sunset cocktails daily, and often offers live music and entertainment, but has very few tables -- so it's a good idea to make a reservation. The hotel restaurant serves all three meals and is buffet-style. All-inclusive packages are available, but past guests have reported some confusion with what's included. Recreation facilities include a playground, small sand soccer field, and a kids' club. Spa services can be arranged.