Eftalau, Molyvos. Hotel Alkaios. WOW.
I ordered a vacation based on the travelagent saying that it was a nice place.... I read some of the reviews here on tripadvisor, and had my doubts. But those old reviews are old, and things are happening.
When we arrived with the bus late evening sunday, we where well taken care of by the staff expecting us. Tammy the GM was even so kind to carry my wifes bag to our room. In the reception area you find will Tammy and Joanne and a couple more, they will do almost anything for you to make you feel good at your stay. That was my personal experience. But I also asked nice, and nice questions might get you nice answers.
In the poolbar we had your barman George, when my wife an I played backgammon, he came, looked at our game, shaked his head and sighed ( I know I play bad ) so he layed out the start for a cosy relaxing bar experience. Thanks George for the many ouzo's.
At the indoor bar we ran into Stephané, who served us coffee and a lot of ouzo too. He always look at you with a smile on his face and he's a joy to talk to.
The food at the hotel is good, we had all inclusive, the meals is served as buffet, American breakfast in the morning, for lunch there were some warm dishes and cold, for dinner there always were at least 5 or 6 hot dishes, bread, and salatbar. There was alway the posibility to eat differently everyday, so you didn't have to eat the same (unless you like some particulary good) the meat was so tender that a knife almost never was needed. Thanks to the kitchen / waiter staff, good job.
The cleaning staff was very polite and we didn't have any problems with towels and stuff missing.
Cleaning of the pools and pool area was done every morning, nice clean pools by the way.
We never used the spa area as we did have enough in the 4 swimmingpools the hotel have, beside the spa area.
Would we visit the hotel again ? The answer is yes. Do we recommend it, oh yes we do.
Now at last in this review I would like to say THANK YOU to all the staff at Hotel Alkaios for a wonderfull vacation.
- 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