We stayed there on 9th and 10th of September 2011. Initially, We booked a main building room with garden view, at 154 euros per night with HB included in the price. The price was not really good for that period of time (low seazon).
However, to our surprise we were given Bungalow Sharing Pool(shared by 4 bungalows, which was offered at 214 euros per night). It was a nice offer from the hotel stuff, due to the availability of the hotel on that period.
The size of the room was sufficient, as well as that of the bathroom. The cleaningness was OK too.
Breakfast: It was offered at the main building and was very busy due to large all-inclusive groups from Russia and Italy. In addition, the buffet was dissappearing at 10:31, i.e. 1 minute after the official working hours. Also, I should expect the
foreign members of the stuff to understand the elementary Greek Language elements...
Although large, the buffet was nothing nothing more but a typical 4 stars one.
The Greek speaking stuff, looked better trained and more experienced.
Swimming pools: apart from that offered by our bungalow, there was also a main pool at a good condition, with various animation programs taking place. Generally the swimming pools looked in a very good condition and very clean.
Snacks: On Friday, at the main pool bar, we found no snacks but toast... maybe there were some other snacks somewhere else, but we couldn't find them...
Hot Buffet: We tried the one offered on Friday night, when there was a Greek night organised at the hotel.Maybe it was the most delicious buffet I have ever tried in a 5 stars hotel. We really enjoyed it.
Mini clubs (kindergarden): the stuff did not speak Greek. Therefore the question is: should there exist a Greek mother that could ever leave her child to a kindergarden where the baby sitters would not understand any Greek?
Location of the hotel; The hotel is located at a place isolated from the rest of the village. This has some pros and cons:
pros: privacy, silence, luxury, exclusive access to the sandy beach
cons: no newspapers, pharmacy, super market etc nearby.
Location of the room: The type of this hotel is of those that look like a small town. This means that the distances are exhaustive. We needed (with the 3 years old kid) about 7-10 minutes walking under the sun to reach the main restaurant, parking and the lobby. To make matters worse, I had to carry the kids at night, when he was asleep ... The next time, I should have to bring my bike with me, as well as that of the kid and my wife's... Of course there is the possibility of renting a bike at an additional charge inside the hotel but this partially resolves the problem of the distances, especially in the morning when the sun's hot.
Doctor: I am grateful to the hotel that offered me that service free of charge when I was beaten by a fish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit the home of the Greek gods and the Olympic Games, a region full of history, ancient temples and Byzantine monasteries, and discover the Olympian Village, an ultramodern hotel complex overlooking the sea. Stretching along the beach and surrounded by dozens of pools and beautiful gardens, the Olympian Village (World’s Leading Spa Resort 2007, World Travel Awards) is a lively and welcoming holiday location. It offers a host of activities for sports enthusiasts and families with children, an atmosphere of relaxation and well-being at World’s finest Spa & Thalasso center, Royal Olympian Spa & Thalasso and a feast of culinary delights at its superb restaurants. ... more less
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