Myself & hubby stayed at the Bluebay Beach Resort in Corfu for one week in June, we booked with Direct Holidays who also sorted out our flights with Thomas Cook & transfers to & from the airport with Lords Travel.
Upon arrival at the hotel, check-in, was a dream! We were greeted with a lovely warm welcome from the receptionist who booked us in & then handed the keys to us for our room, all in five minutes.
At the time of booking we asked for a seaview room. Wow! We certainly had that. Amazing views of Albania with an added bonus of watching gorgeous cruise ships sailing past daily.
The room itself was a good size, we had a king size bed, sofa, flat screen TV, mini fridge with 2 bottles of water, kettle, milk, sugar, tea & coffee. The bathroom was a great size, walk in power shower, a huge wash basin & a loo that flushed well! No little toiletries, just 2 soap dispensers, one in the shower & the other next to the basin.
The balcony was a little small, 2 plastic chairs & a table but big enough for us to sit out in.
Breakfast was great, choice of continental or English, plenty of fresh fruits, cereals, pastries, yoghurts, cold meats & various cheeses, eggs, scrambled, boiled or fried ( in at least 2 inches of oil), bacon, fried potatoes, mini sausages, fruit juices and tea & coffee.
Lunch was in the main dining room or by the big pool serving lighter snacks..plenty of lovely fresh salads, olives & feta, with a choice of hot meals to choose from too..
Evening meals were very much the same as lunch time but you also have the option of booking for 2 a-la carte restaurants during your stay, we loved ‘Olives’ which looked out to the sea, traditional Greek cuisine, all 3 courses were divine. Bluebay is an A/I hotel but you have to pay for your wine/drinks when dining in both a la carte, we chose a soft fruity rose which was only 14 Euros.
The second restaurant is Italian…DON’T BOTHER!…we ate nothing, my little Granddaughter cooks better.
As Bluebay is an A/I resort all local alcoholic drinks are free from 10am-11pm, if you want premium drinks you have to pay for these we found that the local drinks were very good & certainly not watered down as some guests had said.
Daytime & evening has a full programme from pool games during the day, children’s club, darts etc.and visiting singers, dancers, magicians in the evening, we loved the Greek night best, dancing, music & even plate smashing, great fun.
The big main pool in the style of a lagoon is at the beach end of the hotel which is fun for both adults & children or the quiet pool (strictly adults only) is situated nearer to the dining /reception area. We loved the adults pool & used it every day to just relax & chill out, perfect for reading or sleeping as my hubby just said!. “The water is not heated but just right for cooling off from the midday sun”. Plenty of sun loungers, a few parasols & also some very pretty olive trees to escape from the heat. Pool towels are available to hire for 10 Euros but you have to keep the same towel all week, you do get your deposit back when checking out after your stay.
Bluebay Beach Resort is the only hotel in the resort, it has a lovely little shop just next to the hotel entrance which sells almost anything from food, drinks, gifts, sun creams, hats & so on. At the rear end of the hotel there are 2 beaches, the one on the left is a public beach which is also next to a very pretty nature reserve & the beach to the right is a private beach which you can hire sun beds & parasols from the bar/restaurant called the Pyramid. A fab little complex all owned by a lovely Greek family who make you feel so welcome. We ate 4 times as the food was far superior & also very reasonable, you can also use the WiFi for free where as you have to pay for it in the hotel.
One extra little thing I would also like to add is that in my honest opinion the Bluebay Beach Resort in not wheel chair friendly or suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
Would we go back to Bluebay again, yes as it suited us and if you decide to go, ENJOY.