went there a few weeks ago was brilliant food and swimming pool was good hotel was good and relaxing but definitely going again next year and i cant wait :)
Hi ,we have just had 10 nights in the Amelia appartments and found it a very nice place to stay ,we went with our 2 children and they thoroughly enjoyed everything ,the cleaners were very thorough and the pool was clean and the barfood extremely nice,most nights we went to the castello restaurant which i strongly recommend to any family going out for a meal,the staff were very good and greeted us on arrival ,a fantastic holiday and will definately be going back next year
Just to let you know, Amalia apartments has its own website where you can book online.
My girlfriend and I stayed in the amalia apartments in August 2007. Overall we both thought that the resort was lovely and cheerful. The room that we were allocated in was a nice sized room, which was fully equiped to meet our needs. Just outside of the apartments, there is a nicely sized pool and a lovely,clean little pool bar, which serves food and drinks daily. There are sunbeds and umbrellas available to holiday makers.
Kassiopi has many bars and restaurants throughout the town. We reccommend going to the chinese, because the food is really nice; although the portions are rather small. At night we thoroughly enjoyed going for walks along the harbour, this can be really romantic, as its all lit up.
hi its laurakate agen (but i no it says hannah)i have been reading all the comments nd i jst gotta say the horrible ones r jst so wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amalia appt r gr8!!! the staff r so friendly n i jst wanna say hiyah 2 amalia costo's the cleaners & the 2 greek sons x (miss ya'z loads ) (by the way if u dont no who i am im the 1 that came with my mam dad & sister,we were in the 1st block room 1,we were talking 2 u wen there was that fire on the mountains,my mam offered 2 help amalia clean the room after thoose 10 girls had went,costa's told us 2 come for a last drink on the nyt we were going!!!!! i have nothin bad 2 say about kassiopi!!!! all the greek people are ded nyc & friendly !!!!!!!!!! from laurakate xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox luv all and miss ya'z!!!!! xxx
the amalia aptts are fab!!!
Hi my name is lenora i have stayed at michael angelos stuiods appartments, in july 2007. the people were very very friendly, the food were perfect, the service wer excellent, i would go back there ang day to live for ever. i founnd a homely and relax place and atmosphere to be in. see you guys soon love lenora.
When you get off the bus you have to walk down a gravel path to the apartments so be careful if you have a cloth suitcase! When we arrived at out apartment (number 4) there was a very bad burning smell but no one knew where it was coming from! Also the ceiling in the bathroom was a bit mouldy and now and again there would be the odd drip from the room above! Rooms were very basic with just enough plates and forks for 2 people! Wash the plates etc because no one else does! The fridge didn't keep drinks that cold! You also have to buy your own toilet roll! You will defiantly need to hire a fan from the bar which is 1 Euro a day! The pool and pool bar were always clean and tidy! The bar serves food during the day which is nice and every Tuesday there is a BBQ! There are plenty of sun beds and umbrellas! There is no real reception area! There is a pay phone and a few sheets with information on and that is it! If you need anything ask the pool bar staff but they are not around in the night so if you get locked out or anything I don't know what you are supposed to do! The maids come around every 4-5 days to clean and change the beds once a week!
We tried most of the restraunts in the area and they are all quite cheap and the food is nice. The Chinese restraunt is nice but the portions are tiny! Don's and Bolero were our favorites! Watch out for the shot they give you after dinner in Don's and Kassiopi Star! Yuk! Cocktail Bars are everywhere and we tried most of them to! Didn't pay more than 4 Euros for a cocktail!
We booked Excursions from Comic and went to Aqualand, a sandy beach (as most of the beaches around are rocky) and the evening trip to Corfu Town. Aqualand was 28 Euros and to be honest I thought It was a little over rated. Kalamaki beach was nice but you have to pay 7.5 Euros for 2 sun beds. The evening trip to Corfu Town was nice but you only get about 4 hours there which isn't enough as there are shops everywhere!
You got hat you paid for with this hoilday! The holiday wasn't that bad but I wouldn't go back to this hotel or area again!
.Me & my husband went on holiday in may04 to Kassiopi, we had the best holiday ever, the staff who worked at the amelia apartments there was fantastic, we got the holiday very cheap, so we didnt expect much, but we couldnt have been more wrong. Sitting at tha harbour drinking our sangria was fab, the island is beautiful. Although when we went we had a lot of rain, the staff at the apts & the locals were all fab. we will def be booking again to stay there. would recomend.
Myself and my boyfriend have just got back from 1 week in the Amalia apartments in Kassiopi. The location is ideal for all the restaurants and an ideal place for families. The only disappointing thing was the beach which is all pebbles. We only visited the beach once but went on an excursion to a sandy beach as part of the BBQ boat trip. I would recommend this to all as its a whole day out the food is lovely and the reps put on games for everyone to join in with.As for the apartments they are basic but clean the maids came in 3 times on our visit which was more than enough. The apartments are fairly spacious there were only two of us but we had two rooms a kitchen with an oven, sink , fridge freezer and cutlery. The bathroom is typically greek with a basin for the shower and no curtain but we had no problems with this.
We are staying in the Amalia apartments on 8th May,and as we are hiring a car from the airport, can anyone who has been there give us directions? We have stayed in Kassiopi before, so we know the area, if you could give us a landmark-(near harbour or in same street as bakery, or a shop name in the same street), this would be a great help, and save us driving around for hours!! Many thanks.
Having read some not very complimentary reviews of these apartments on this site before leaving for our holiday in mid May 2005, we didn't really know what to expect. What we did find was a typical Greek apartment block. Granted it was basic but most of them are. It was clean and not that different from the many that we've stayed at in all the Greek Islands we've visited. The owners were friendly and helpful as are the Greek people in general,which is why we love vistiting the Greek Islands. Regarding the Amalia Apartments we would most certainly stay there again and recommend them to friends and I think that speaks for itself.
An excelent block of apartments very clean and tidy they have been built over the last two years. The pool bar cheapest in resort, the linen and beds were changed every three days Kostas and his family could not do enough for you .If you enjoy a good basic meal try the grill next to the Janice bar.An area definitley recommended.
we have been to amalia apartments twice and we are two families.We have thouroughly enjoyed our stays both times. We will definately be back. The family that are the owners are so friendly and welcoming. The best place to eat at any time is Bolero and for snack food the nicholas bakery and tonys shop are brill. With regard to the accommodation you get what you pay for! Yes it might not be the best in the world but if you speak to the owners they will do their best to sort any problems that you might have. They are good people and they want you to enjoy your stay and return again, We certainly will!!!!!!!!
The amalia appts were very basic. however the location was perfect. i had a fantastic holiday and i have stayed in these appartments twice. i have another holiaday booked for may, so i will see them again soon.
I have just returned from the Amalia apartments, having holidayed there early October 2004. Were were lucky in having front facing room 1 in block 1, which although it was noisy from upstairs chair noises, definately had the best balconies for sun, laundry drying etc. Also this room is far enough away from the pool, to still be able to see the kids, but far enough away that you don't have people on sunloungers hanging around at your feet.
The apartment itself is VERY basic. Definately had a greasy smell to it, and the toilet reeks of pee. Also had a real problem with the linen, we only had one sheet change in a fortnight and that was cos my partner actually ripped his sheet! (all the sheets had small holes in them) We only had three towel changes in a fortnight as well. Often the towels were were given were so old I think George and Mildred might have left them behind! Some 'clean' towels still stank of the previous owners and my tea towels smelt very sour. The cleaing is very very poor. There's loads of dust/dirt under all the beds, and no brushes left in apartments! Local cats seemd to love this apartment and try to wander in evertime the balcony doors were opened.
Also beware if you've got a late return flight. You have to leave your room by 12 noon. However you may purchase use of a room for around £14 but only until 7 pm and after that, we were left to wander around Kassiopi for five hours until our midnight pick-up, not ideal if you have young kids. It may be cheaper if you rent a local apartment for the day, these were only around £7 and you had them for a full 24 hours. Also when you check-out there is nowhere secure to leave your luggage, just an open lobby. We chose the option of renting another room in the Amalia complex and this was a big mistake. We got room 1 in block 2, which faces the only road into the complex. It's also downstairs to the owners apartment, so it was impossible to get any rest before the flight. However on viewing this room, it made me feel grateful for my previous one. These apartments are atrocious, the furniture is old, especially the balcony chairs, which were rusty with filty (and I mean filthy) cushions on them. There wasn't enough crockery/cutlery for four people either. As were were only using the room for 7 hours,
the apartment was not cleaned from the previous occupants, and it was only thanks to out excellent rep, Lisa that we were provided with a clean bottom sheet to lie on! That said, the pool is great, very clean, but cold! It does get very deep very quickly though. The location is excellent, very near to the town, but with none of the expected night time noises.
As for Kassiopi itself, I would definately say it's one of the best places on the island. It's interesting as it has a few winding street to explore. The shop prices are as cheap as anywhere else on the island, cheaper than Corfu town and San Stefanos. Janis is the best restuarant around, and although it looks expensive is actually the best value for money as you can get a fabulous 3 course meal for about £10, plus they give you a 10% discount on every return visit. For a cheap, quick lunctime snack, you can't beat the Limani bar on the left hand side of the harbour. A good size portion of burger/omlette/tortilla and chips will only cost you about £2.20. Don's next to the Amalia apartments does a really nice breakfast, and delicious banana milkshakes.
All the supermarkets are quite expensive, costing slightly more than at home. Kiros in the harbour is the dearest, but does have the largest selection of sweets and English food. Sconto in the market square is the cheapest, especially for alcohol.
We went to aqauland and the greek night through our tour operator and these we both excellent trips, altough expensive the greek night is definatley worth the money. Aqauland is fab, one of the cleanest waterparks I've ever come across, but you can get cheaper trips there by using a local travel agent. My partner also did the day trip to Albania, which he said was interesting if you paid the extra to see the roman ruins, but it's very war-torn, there's not much to do and the local kids either beg or harrass you to buy goods from them.
If you go to Corfu town, I'd definately recommend visting the New Fort. It's about £1.40 entry, but great to explore if you've got kids aged 7 and up. Take a torch though if you want to see the tunnels! It's very hilly though, so you need to be quite active. Also the Kalypso Star underwater boat in Corfu town in excellent value for money around £10 for adults and £5 for kids, it only lasts an hour, but will leave a big impression! We has a huge problem with Ionian cruises as it's the end of the season, a lot of the trips are cancelled at the last minute (and by last minute, I mean as you're about to board!) and we were left to make our own way home on the local bus (not to be recommended, you need to run to get a seat!) The local trips for Kassiopi bay were good though, we did the Sandy beach day trip £3.50 for adults £2.10 for kids. The beach barbecue dat trip came to the same location and that looked like excellent fun. We also did the east coast cruise with Andreas boat which was lovely and relaxing. Beware though at this time of year a lot of things are closing down and the rainy/thundery season starts, so we spent three miserable days in doors!
For evening entertainment, some local bars to a quiz or karaoke, although these don't start til about 10 p.m, so small kids may be tired by then. There's also pool tables games in the back room of Classico pub and the Palace aracade is a great place to while away a few hours. The palace, and a pub on the right of the harbour also show film during the evening. Angelo's bar shows 2-3 films during the day, usually kids ones, so great if the bored and the waether's bad.
The local beaches are VERY pebbley and it's best to but a pair of sandals in resort to get into the water! it's great when you do though as it's full of fish, great for snorkelling and spotting crabs! We also took a walk uo Kassiopi fort which has great views, and we even saw a snake there!
All in all we had a fab time. At this time of year it is quieter so perhaps not best for those who like lots or bars and loud music. It's great for families and older couples though. We definately got out and about more thanks to the horrid rooms! Mosquito's were a problem though, and the weather can change very suddenly, so take a brolly!
Stayed at the Amalia in September 2003. They were very old fashioned and basic - the fridge in the sleeping area was an antique and had to be unplugged at night in order to get a sleep as it was so noisy!! Very little bedding, and we had to clean the toilets ourselves as they were dirty. Ended up catching a viral infection whilst there which the Doctor says was probably caught from the pool!! Love Kassiopi, will return again next year to get married there, but will stay at my usual residence - Michelangelo which is lovely. Hi to Emilio, Billy, Jenny, Anthea and the rest of the family.
first time going to corfu can u tell me what its like and if there is plenty to do for kids and is it cheep for beer and food
im due to go to the amalia apartment on the 9th of may 2005! im slightly put off by some comments lol.
im adding this comment for the lady who asked about nice apartment and ive stayed in a few!.
ive been to kassiopi about eight times in the last 4 years and can recommend the ariti which is great. also the frossini gardens and the best is the bella vista.
these are all in cosmos,manos and thomas cook. i hope this has help in some way. enjoy!!
NEGATIVE VIEW -7 of us have just had a holiday at the Amalia apartments, two out of the three apartments had trouble with the bathrooms one had a terrible smell all the time, when it was reported the owners said they could not smell anything but did put some cleaning fluid down the drain, the other one was constantly wet the water actually running in to the hall way at times. All apartments hardly had any cutlery, crockery etc in them. The bins were only emptied twice in the week, the towels were never changed, two of the fridges the doors did not close. The furniture was old and dangerous on the patio. Apartments were not ready when we arrived. The coach we travelled in to the apartments was awful, very dirty and should of been pensioned off a long time ago.
POSITIVE VIEW - we loved Kassiopi and will go back the 3 brothers restaurant was excellent staff very friendly and food great. Best MILK Shake on Kassioppi was to be found at LIMINI on the harbour.
We met a great couple from Nottingham did not get there names - but if they read this we would like to say Hi and hope you have both recovered.
Would like to hear from any one who could recomend some nice apartments, we booked with thomas cook and are in the process of writing to them, these apartments are well below any standards.
Just back from Amalia,Apartment Kassiopi,very basic but the location was excellent. No noise only occasional dog barking. Pool and bar were first class. Food good, and a choice of many excellent Tavernas.
Ten years since we were here and Kassiopi has not changed at all.Wonderful holiday
We booked a week for Autumn Half Term not knowing anything about Corfu or its resorts and are very pleased to have happened on the place that we did, Kassiopi. Our appartments were a bit beige and obviously basic, but the staff were friendly and helpful, the other families staying there kept our daughter ocupied - as did the cats living on the front porch! - and we really enjoyed our time there. We sat out on our balcony every evening after carrusing the town and our towels and cossies were always dry and well-warmed by the sun in the mornings after spending the night hanging off that same balcony. Warning to others travelling there at this time of year, though: Those with appartments facing away from the sun, ie. the opposite side of the building to the front door, said that they were cold and damp and couldn't get anything dry. Also, another new appartment block is part-built beside the pool, which means a) ask for a sea view not a pool view to avoid looking straight onto other people's balconies all evening (it's not a sea view, but a lovely mountain view!) and b) the pool might get a little crowded next season, but with those fab beaches on your doorstep why bother? Oh, one more thing, we had an upstairs appartment but those downstairs were driven mad by the sound of footsteps and furniture scraping on those concrete floors by the people above them, so make sure you ask for an upstairs pad. I assume that applies to all appartment blocks, though.
really nice place (i stayed in amalia 2)...clean, spacious. recommend it. friendly reps too