Me and my partner have just returned from 14 nights staying at the Golden Sun Hotel and what a fantastic time we had. We were very happy with our room,had everything you needed whilst on holiday, including 2 hairdryers so no need to bring your own just in case like I did. We had a lovely sea view room, rooms were cleaned everyday....you can't fault it. The airport is very close to the hotel, so on our first day it was a surprise to see the aeroplanes so close but it was never at any point a problem and I lost count of how many videos' we took of the planes coming in to land as it was compelling to watch. Food in the hotel was beautiful, especially the Salad bar, all fresh and selection of food changed regularly, breakfast also wonderful. The staff in the hotel just made our holiday fantastic, they really work hard and are more than happy to help you with anything. I read a previous review and someone had stated that the staff were rude and abusive however from my experience Its beyond my belief how that ever occurred, they were all fantastic, waitering,bar and reception staff. Mikka and Ria on reception are again fantastic, will help you with anything and are lovely,lovely people, very sad to say goodbye to them actually which from my experience doesn't happen a lot on holiday. Pool and snack bar at hotel also very good, we used these facilities a lot during our holiday. The hotel is in an excellent location, literally 2 minute walk to the beach. The beach was lovely and lots of space which was great as I hate being sat right next to people on a crowded beach. You cannot access the beaches on the Laganas bay from 7pm due to the protection of the turtles. The town of Kalamaki was nice and had everything you need ie restaurants, tourist shops,pharmacy ect and a short distance from the hotel. We ate out a few times to try the local food, we would definitely recommend the Olive Tree and Ambrosia, the food was beautiful and they make you feel so welcome. There were so many other restaurants that we wanted to try however we were half board at the hotel so didn't get the chance to eat out much. Also would recommend the Drunk Corner bar and the Shamrock Irish bar, again so welcomed there and great places to chill out and have a drink. Excursion wise, we booked the water park trip via our rep which was great fun. We booked our further 2 excursions via an independent company 'Mythos Travel' which is in the Kalamaki town, we found the trips to be of much greater value. The shipwreck trip that we booked was cancelled twice and the travel agent even came to our hotel late at night to tell us it had been cancelled. It might not sound a big thing to others but we discovered that trips others had booked via other places had been cancelled and the people weren't even told and left standing at their pick up point for hours so worth bearing in mind and we were lucky we had a good travel agent. Shipwreck trip was great, worth visiting as you get some great photo's. We also did the turtle trip on a brand new,hi spec boat which was fantastic and we were lucky enough to see the turtles. We hired a pedal out a few days later and did our own turtle spotting trip which was great and my partner got to swim with one however I wouldn't recommend people to do this if they aren't strong swimmers as we were quite far out and when the other tourist turtle spotting boats came along they tried their damn hardest to stop us from seeing the turtle as in their eye's we hadn't paid for it! I could go on and on but I think you get the picture that we had a wonderful holiday...all in all a fantastic stay and would certainly return to the Island and hotel.
We requested a sea view room and it was a lovely view of 'Turtle Island' where we were to.
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