Have recently returned from a fortnight stay at the Pink House, Kalami, which is one of several villas owned and managed by Corfu Village Properties. To start on a positive note the view from the villa was breathtaking and the villa itself very spacious will all mod cons. Also a special mention has to go to Luminitisa (the housekeeper). Nothing was too much trouble for her and she even took me and my son to the doctors in Kassiopi when he had an ear infection. The location of the Villa is not ideal. Although the information about the property states Kalami can be reached by a goat herders track it isn't suitable for most people so you have to walk half a mile on a very busy road with no pavements to reach Kalami. It was rather like 'taking your life into your own hands' and not safe for children. You then have to walk down lots of step through the Thompson apartments - it's better walking down than walking back up! Also although it states the beach is shingle it is in fact pebble so quite uncomfortable for walking on. The air conditioning in our room (the main bedroom) broke after two days and we were left without air conditioning for the remainder of the holiday which was almost unbearable with 40 degree temperatures. We were not kept informed of when to expect an engineer and an apology was only given when we spoke to the owner about an unrelated matter during our holiday. An engineer turned up after we had vacated the property which added insult to injury. Another member of our party stated their bedroom on the bottom floor was damp. Without wanting to go into too much detail, the toilets would not flush 'solids' away so we were all forced to become 'dab hands' at flushing with a bucket! During our stay there we quickly realised that it is virtually impossible to get a taxi on a Monday or Friday due to airport runs so checked whether our return taxi for the Friday had been booked as agreed by the agent - which it hadn't! All in all the property wasn't worth the money. Before making the decision to write this review I emailed the owner/agent in Manchester but have had no response whatsoever. All our party are unhappy with the customer services provided by Corfu Village Properties and are disappointed that a holiday we had all looked forward to for so long fell way below our expectations.
- Also Known As:
- The Pink House Kalami, Corfu