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We toured the streets of Corfu Town and then wandered for a few hours more, finally settling in for a lunch of Gyros, ice-cold Mythos and good conversation.
After lunch we walked through the Open Air Market we we saw fresh produce and merchandise for sale by local merchants. The seafood and meat market wasn't open but the lingering scent told us that we just missed it. ...
... into the village of Ksamil and visited a new sports bar, where I fulfilled a dream of mine, draught Korca! I never thought I'd see the day!
On returning to Sarandė we come across the cheapest meal yet. 3 large beers, 3 main meals (mine consisting of 6 sausages, chips and salad) and setting us back just £13.50... I love Albania!
The next day we set off in a taxi to Siri I Kalter. I often find it difficult with taxi drivers that don't speak much ...
Day 3 in Corfu and its great just to be able to sleep in. This morning I go up for breakfast at 9 with every intention of going back to bed directly after. So much for that. Of the 6 people (of 51) that actually made it to breakfast, I was surprised I was one of them. Talking to Shannon at breaky, I decided instead of going back to bed, I would join her on the bus into town and get some more flu drugs and some fruit.
We missed the bus and instead of waiting an ...
... about making ourselves know. Turns out that the tour with the 40 girls is a 10 day trip and they are 6 days in and for most of them, this was the first drink they had had. The 10 or so that stayed up advertised themselves as the partiers of the bunch saying all the rest were soft, then all retired by 1:30. Even me, with my only just, not quiet, recovered flu am still up at 430. What the heck, can rest again tomorrow. Its good not having anything we have to do for a couple of ...
The second day in Greece was spent on George's Boat. It was a cruise round the island on a motorboat with several stops to jump in the sea. George himself is a bit of a perv but it's all very tongue in cheek and friendly. Ate a lot of Greek salad and drank some Greek beer, also did a lot of swimming in the sea! Got a good tan going on now. In the evening ...
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I think the first thing you should consider before choosing the Regency Beach is whether you are suited to an All Inclusive (AI) package. It certainly has its advantages, as you could spend a whole holiday spending very little cash at all. However if you are an adventurous type you will soon find the regime quite restrictive and certainly over a two week period it becomes very claustrophobic see the same old faces in the same environment.
A great relaxing holiday for myself and my husband, the food was excellent and the rooms were cleaned on a daily basis. The beach however is lovely but is not shingle it is more like gravel and is very hard to get in and out of the water would not recommend it for people with young children or for people with waliking difficulties.We met some lovely people while we were there of mixed nationalities, but the germans dont change no matter where you go,they are still very rude!!!! The only fault we had of this hotel you can not get a drink in the hotel bar until 6 o"clock in the evening,You either had to go to the beach bar or to the pool bar,which both is a good walk. There is nowhere to walk to of an evening either and the roads are very dangerous,saying that you can get a taxi to tne next town if you wish but it will cost you 10 euros.
Stayed here late September into October - and this is clearly a bit late in the season to count on good weather. We had some storms and a couple of cloudy damp days, but several warm sunny ones too (75F). Go a bit earlier if you can, or better still in spring. We booked via Thomas Cook after reading reviews on here, and were very glad we did after we heard comments from people staying elsewhere in Corfu - evidently there are quite a few hotels which leave a great deal to be desired (poor food, unreliable hot water, poor cleaning, etc etc). We heard stories of people having to move hotel, complaining without success to reps and to the hotels themselves - this was not the case here at all.
Wife and I had pleasant week here late Sept. Hot enough during day, cool evenings. Staff helpful. Our room, not sea view, well equipped but loose electrical socket, TV plug wiring exposed. New bottle of water in fridge and room cleaned every day. Sea view rooms have sight of Greek mainland. Rained a few times, couple of cracking thunderstorms, hotel had long powercut one evening. Food and drink excellent. Beach pebbly, hard on feet, otherwise fine. Nice hotel taverna on beach front where lunches taken. Entertainment in evenings very good, largely on 6th floor open air terrace bar. Nowhere to stroll locally as away from resort towns. For those who like a walk, Messonghi 4km and from there 3.5km into the hills to Chlomus....it's fantastic, views beyond description. Can get cheap bus to Messonghi or Corfu Town. Would go back, hotel lovely.
we just got bac yesterday from a week at the regency beach! it was an excellent hotel and the staff were very friendly! especially the waiters!!!! some of the animators exceed in there job very friendly and always smiling but not impressed with the chief male animator he seemed 2 do nothing. It is excellant for families with young children and couples but a bit boring for teenagers but only because not that many teenagers there. The hotel occupies a very mixed vary of nationalities so not that many english. The rooms are one of the best we have ever stayed in. Ther are large and spotless and ours even had two balconies. It is out of the way quite abit. There is a lovely little town just 5 mins away. Overall a lovely place 2 stay.
This holiday was excellent value for money. The hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. There was a good mix of nationalities and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Friendly hotel with excellent food and facilities, spotlessly clean, and welcoming. Built on the side of a steep hill the lift takes you to one swimming pool which is on top floor of hotel. The charming and quiet children's pool, mostly used by adults when we were there, is a short walk on up the hill, but is out of the way and quiet (late June). Entertainment is good but all in 'Eurospeak' and beach, although shingle, is so well equipped, sun loungers, bar area, restaurant serving all day snacks, breakfast and acting as 'fish' restaurant in the evening, water sports equipment etc. that this was not a problem for us. Only draw back to the hotel is that if you like a stroll/walk in the evening there is nowhere to go, the road outside is the main road from north to south of the island with no pavement and really not safe to walk on, and the beach is a bay so you cannot walk along the coast. The only other possibility is an uphill walk in the hotel grounds. Apart from that one small problem I would definitely recommend the hotel on all other points.
This hotel was absolutely lovely. It was spotlessly clean and the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. It is set across the road from the beach which can be reached via a tunnel with a backdrop of trees. It is ideal if you would like a peaceful holiday. It does however have no shops or tavernas to have a wander around in an evening if you like to do that type of thing. The food was varied and very good. Breakfast and Evening meals were served in the main restaurant with lunch served at the beachside restaurant. We stayed all inclusive and it was one of the few hotels in Corfu where all inclusive includes all drinks on most it only includes wine and beer so definately worth it if you enjoy your spirits and cocktails. Even the water was free with the fridge in your room supplied with bottled water and renewed as soon as they were finished. Would definately recommend.