First of all, let me acknowledge that the rooms were very spacious, well appointed, clean, and comfortable and that they had nice balconies. The breakfast was perfect. One issue that annoyed me and that could easily be improved upon by the management concerns the mini-fridges (mini-bars) that were so tiny that they hardly fit anything. Plus they operated only if the room key-card was inserted in the "power slot" inside the room, which of course was not the case when we had arrived, and so it took the better part of the first afternoon / evening to get them cooled down.
Katakolo is a very peculiar place as essentially all the shops and places cater almost exclusively to cruise-ship tourists, meaning the town gets filled with life as soon as a ship arrives and it feels like a ghost-town half an hour after the ship leaves (at least in the shoulder season when we had been there). In this situation it would indeed be very nice if the hotel was offering at least some simpler dinner options, it would certainly be a much more perfect place to spend the evening after a trip to Ancient Olympia than any of the few deserted places at the sea front in town. Unfortunately, only drinks and a few snacks were offered on the spectacular and large hotel terrace that overlooks the entire bay from a hill-top....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orizontes View Hotel is a recently built boutique hotel located in the beautiful and picturesque village of Ilia, Katakolon.Opening in June 2012 our hotel is open daily throughout the year. Built on the hill of the village,500 meters away from the center,has the privilege of unrestricted panoramic views over the Ionian Sea, from the bay as Kyparissiakos and enlightened coast of Zakynthos. Simple lines, minimal design, aesthetics, create an environment that balances the feeling of luxury with a warm family atmosphere offering generously both staff and owners. Three different types of rooms, 10 standard rainbow double bed,4 deluxe double bed,2 suites,all with panoramic views are available to you,as well as a cafe snack bar on the east terrace, where the view, environment and quality will pleasantly surprise you. It will be an honor and pleasure to welcome you to our place and offer you our hospitality and excellent services. ... more less
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