We took a gamble on this booking and we were not disappointed!
The reviews worried us a bit as they were quite negative so it just goes to show that they can be wrong and certainly are in the case of this hotel as we found a little gem here and will certainly be visiting again hopefully next year with a bit of luck!!
Nitsa is the most wonderful lady and she manages this hotel with great passion and professionalism. Her aims for the hotel to be a welcoming family hotel are succeeding and are pretty obvious throughout the whole complex as the experience there is one of customer focus and getting the right level of entertainment and relaxation for everyone. We found the food to be excellent and the theme nights with extra touches such as appetizers and aperitifs were quite different in such hotels so a welcome change for us. (Chef cooks excellent fish!).
Our prerequisite for a ground floor apartment near the pool was no problem whatsoever. And that suited us as pensioners staying with our granddaughter as it allowed her freedom but we were also able to keep an eye on her at all times.
The Greek Night was fantastic! Usually this is made with extra charge at all inclusive hotels but here it was all part of the booking and I can't tell you how much we enjoyed it! The food was 'proper' greek cuisine which was delicious and the greek dancing got everyone in the mood for a fun filled night - an old fashioned greek night like we used to enjoy years ago - not to be missed!
Another surprise in the entertainment was when the staff put on Aqua-zumba sessions...
Carolina, a receptionist by day, turns into the most amazing zuma queen at night and got all the guests involved in the action - our granddaughter loved it as she is a budding dancer herself!
We also loved the grounds and paid a visit most days to the beach which again is not commercialized and so relaxing. The little farm was another surprise and part of our daily routine as was the on site market shop.
We cannot give enough praise to this hotel. It is one of the friendliest we have been to, we loved the fact that it was quitet and out of the way but near enough to the town if you needed it, the customer service is excellent and the whole place has a very welcoming glow about it which is sadly missing from most places these days.
A great greek experience!!
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