Visited the Pela Hotel and Lesbos for the first time in July 09.
Flights on schedule with transfers to Skala Kalloni approx 1 hour.
Rooms at the Pela are quite small but adequate if your like us and don't really use self catering facilities. We had booked b&b as all the self catering studios were full but I think you would struggle to cook in them due to the lack of room. I emailed the hotel and asked for a quiet room and got one at the back away from the boat yard but we found the place was not really noisy anyway.
The pool area and bar are very nice with lots of room for sunbathing or shade. We tried the restaurant and found the food very good. The pool bar prices were only a few cents more than in the village so it was not an issue.
Skala Kalloni village is very traditional just as we like them and was about 5 minutes walk from the hotel. All the tavernas and bars are all very reasonably priced, cheaper than most other Greek Islands we thought. It was nice to have a few beers in one of the harbour bars and watch the fisherman sorting out their nets etc. The village has a lovely square with 4 or 5 tavernas around it all serving good traditional Greek food. There are also a few gyros places and they were superb for a late snack. All the greeks use them for a take away treat.
There are alot of dogs around but they do not bother you, just don't feed them if you don't want to be pestered.
The beach is approx 100 yards from the Pela Hotel, this part of the beach is quiet and sandy. There is some sea grass but it's only in places. The water is warm and great for a swim although it is quite shallow till you go further out.
We read a few reports before travelling about the grumpy owners and staff of the hotel witht their noisy dogs but we found Thekla, her father and barman Yannis most charming and good company and we hardly ever heard the dogs. Perhaps the people who made the those comments did not make the effort. We got on very well with everyone from day one.
Overall the hotel and resort are great if you like it quiet and more traditional.
We hope to visit again very soon.
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- Also Known As:
- Pela Hotel lésbos
- Pela Hotel Lesbos, Greece - Skala Kallonis