We spent 11 days at this hotel, the all inclusive service. First of all, the staff is very friendly and ready to help whatever you need. Special praise to the hotel manager Tommy. The rooms are spacious, clean, with a terrace. We got a view of the parking lot with palm trees, and it was not as bad as some have written. Bathrooms are large enough, with a bathtub. The door of the room badly insulated sound, as it is already written. A room maid cleans the room every day, twice weekly linen change and towels every three days. For 3 euros per person you have the ability to get every day clean towels for the beach.
The food is very tasty and a great choice, except that the selection is repeated every few days. For dessert they serve a couple of cakes and the offer is the same every day. Fruit-watermelon, cantaloupe, apples and oranges. Between meals at the poolside bar is serving ice cream balls (a few flavors), cookies and sandwiches with ham and cheese (which, unfortunately, are without a butter) and drinks. The drink I recommend you focus on are wine, beer, ouzo, and try to avoid carbonated drinks, because they are not particular taste. Dining hall is large and spacious, and with it is a large terrace with stunning views of the sea and Turkey, so it's even nicer to dine outside.
There are 2 pools for children, two for adults and two at the spa. I'm not a person who normally likes swimming in pool, but I have enthusiastically to admit that this is a very clean swimming pools with sea water, where there is always people, yet never crowded. Since the sea at the north of the island was very cold when we were there (the second part of July), the pool served us well for a few days.
Spa cost 5 euros per person and there are a small gym, small sauna, Turkish bath, cold water pool and stunning outdoor swimming pool with 2 Jacuzzis and massage jets. We tried it and it is worth the money.
Now, close to the hotel there is no shop, cafe or anything that could be interesting for you. All you might need you should already have in the hotel. The most beautiful town on the island-Molyvos is located 2 km from the hotel, but it is far from ''pleasant half-hour walk", about which I have read. You need a car or a motorcycle and in no time you're in Molyvos. Without it, get ready for a long walk on a winding road with no street lights. From the hotel runs a free bus to Molyvos 4 times a day, with the last at 8:30 PM. So who wants to return to the hotel by night and did not have a ride, they will have to go by taxi.
All in all, this is a great hotel for couples (of all age) and families with children. The best way to see what Lesvos really has to offer is searching it by car or motorcycle. That way you won't get bored and at the same time you will enjoy your stay at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel “Alkaios” one of the best hotels in the island of Lesvos, is situated 1,4 kilometres from the ancient village of Molyvos, 1,2 kilometres from the hot springs of Eftalou, and 4 kilometres from the harbour of Petra. It has its own private beach of about two hundred twenty metres long, six swimming-pools (two of those ideal for children), and twenty three square meters of surrounding area, with two playgrounds, two lounge areas, restaurant and bars. The upgraded services plus the superb location of the hotel, combined with a dramatic view of the Aegean Sea, qualifies it as the best choice for enjoying your vacations, vacations that you will never forget.Room descriptionAll rooms are equipped with anatomic beds with double layer mattresses (soft-hard), and have balconies that offer an amazing view of the Aegean sea, or of the garden. Furthermore, all rooms are equipped with all technological facilities such as: A/C, T.V., D.V.D., wirelless Internet Access, telephone, and doors with magnetic lock.All bathrooms are made of marble, with hidden lighting,and some of them are equipped with Jacuzzi bathtubs, or hydro-massage columns that will offer you moments of relaxation in your personal space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viva Mare Hotel Lesbos/Eftalou, Greece