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“Definitely not 5 star”

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Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Paralia Katerinis
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West Sussex GB
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Definitely not 5 star”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I stayed a week here, and while acknowledging that the breadth of facilities count towards star ratings the quality was definitely not 5 star. The room was small and quite spartan with no ironing board nor kettle, which is common in many hotels these days. I agree with other comments about noise: embarrassing to be be woken in the night to the sound of guests in other rooms using the toilet. The minimum aircon temp was 18 deg C. Room cleaning was poor, with the bins (including the bathroom loo bin) not emptied for 2 days and the bed not tidied. The floors were left wet. The choice of the all-buffet food in the restaurant is enormous, although the main dinner dishes were average in quality and I believe had been cooked much earlier in the day. I do complement the hotel on the waiting and admin staff: unfailingly efficient and friendly. Room rates are very expensive. The beach is nice for children and the sea is very shallow for a long distance so very safe for them. Two pools but very cold.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Until now I had not thought it would be nice to spend a weekend in Greece at the coast of the Aegean Sea off-season. Spent two nights at the Hotel Mediterranean Village convinced me that this concept is very good and will certainly repeat it in the future.
In the summer we used the hotel beach for a day, but it was too crowded and noisy. Prices per night are quite high and we did not think about accommodation there. To my pleasant surprise in April the hotel with breakfast and dinner turned out to be much cheaper than many Bulgarian hotels with just breakfast included. Separately is extremely quiet and one can indulge in a true holiday and relaxation. Totally worth more miles travelled.
We were lucky with the room - we sat on the garden level with a fabulous sea view. In the morning you can have coffee on the porch while walking barefoot on dewy well maintained lawn. The bed was huge and very comfortable. If anyone has a problem with high pillows have in mind. The bathroom had some metal parts worn-out and scale that was obvious. Maybe the hotel mantainance should pay attention to them and to renovate a little bit. Very clean and comfortable the room.
The food is incredibly delicious and plentiful. And for breakfast and dinner was a huge variety of products and dishes. Desserts, of course, were the best. Especially for dinner had 6 main dishes - vegetarian, meat and fish. If left to list all the appetizers, salads and starters will be too long to show in one review.
We took advantage of the Wellness, which includes an indoor heated pool with built -jet whirlpool, sauna , steam room and relaxation area . This is included in the price. Here you should list only , I think, minus of the hotel - no interconnection between the Wellness and guest rooms. I guess this is not possible because of the architecture of the houses or in the summer is not much of a problem , but in the cooler months is a little uncomfortable after a relaxing sauna have to get out before you get to the room. Well that ensured dressing room where you change your robe in warm clothes.
The beach is well maintained even out of season. Too bad that the sea was iced cold.
Very nice to walk on foot to the nearby town while enjoying the snowy peaks of Olympus.
Definitely recommend Greece and specifically this hotel to rest off-season.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Very high standard vacations few white sand meters away from the longest seaside in Greece. We had a spectacular Easter stay and a memorable 5 days experience. If 10 is the maximum at the rating scale, this place deserves it, contrary to several other places where 5 stars seem fake. The location is super and you are very close to Olympus mountain, to Platamonas beach, to Vergina and Dion ancient places, to Katerini and Thessaloniki cities. Splendid facilities, catering, superior rooms and people services. If they extend sports area and offer supervision for small children the 10 points scale will not be enough to evaluate this place. Definitely a destination to revisit soon

Room Tip: Superior rooms with shared pool are unique
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Directly on the beach, close to the snow covered peaks of the Olympos mountain where the Gods dwell, this hotel is not a bad place for a short summer vacation or a corporate event. The good thing about it is the location directly on the beach - 10 strides out of your bed and you're on the sand! There is also a big conference room, but it is underground, which I did not like very much... The restaurant offers a wide choice of dishes, but their quality could be better. The service is average. All in all, not a bad place, but far from the 5 stars it boosts on the facade! 3, 3+ at the most!

Room Tip: I would ask for a direct sea view room, although the sea is visible from all the rooms, but at a dif...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2014

First impressions were good, beach location pretty and our suite nice, despite mini-bar being empty. Evening buffet was good value (E12 pp) and quality good, for a buffet, but not what we expected in a 5* hotel. The major defect in this hotel is the lack of soundproofing between rooms, we could hear every word from both rooms to the side and above. The party next door went on until 5am! Breakfast buffet was also good, but again not what is expected in a 5* hotel, although service was good and staff friendly. We paid a lot of money to stay here to finish our holiday in style, but the noise issue just ruined it.

Room Tip: Take ear plugs or sleep in a tent on the beach.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Mediterranean village is 5 star holiday village by the seaside. 3 km far from paralia katerini. All rooms have see view but have not wi fi. Wifi exist only near reception area. Breakfast a little poor considering the 5 star hotels.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

this is a very fresh review since I stayed there last week!! I arrived late at night (at around 21:30) and I found a very welcoming smiling face on the receptionist. After giving me the usual details, a groom showed me to my room which was excellent. Warm, cozy with two couches and a double bed although the "office" table is small and narrow and a great pool and sea view (see pictures). There is no wifi in the rooms but there is a free, quick cable internet connection and if you do not have a network cable the reception will provide one. Since it was winter, the receptionist informed me that the indoor swimming pool, the sauna and the gym is free of charge for the hotel guests (but it is open from 10:00 to 19:00). There is not such a vast variety of breakfast (just the usual stuff) but anyways it is good

Room Tip: I've stayed in 1216. I would stay there any time
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa
Address: Paralia Katerinis 60100, Greece
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Region: Greece > Central Macedonia > Pieria Region > Paralia Katerinis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Paralia Katerinis
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paralia Katerinis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under the shadow of the mythical Mount Olympus, on the waves of the Thermaikos Bay's beach from the Pieria side you will come accross to the hotel MEDITERRANEAN VILLAGE & SPA. An ultramodern five star hotel which is open all the year. It is situated exactly by the sea. In front of it extends the beautiful beach of Pieria. For your accommodation you can choose among: 115 rooms,49 superior rooms(for three or four persons)with separate swimming pools,6 Suites.4 Grand Suites & 2 VIP Maizonettes with private swimming pools. All rooms have view over the sea and dispose of: Air condition, LCD TV ,Internet access, minibar , safe,telephone, hair dryer, telephone in the bathroom, Magnifier in the bathroom ,towels for the beach from the reception for all rooms. Relax The modern architecture of MEDITERRANEAN VILLAGE, the stylish rooms with a gorgeous vista of the deep blue of Thermaikos Gulf, the spectacular beach, the many beautiful corners created for you, make you enjoy special moments of relaxation in MEDITERRANEAN VILLAGE. MediterraneanVillageComfort Comfort To have the holidays that exceed your expectations we created and we offer you all those services and all the comfort that will make your holiday a real experience. Rich buffets, unique dishes to our a la cart restaurants or to your room, if you wish, frozen cocktails at the bar, fun with amazing duets are only some of the dozens of services that we are able to offer you to make you happy during your stay at Mediterranean Village. MediterraneanVillageLuxury Luxury The affordable luxury of our hotel is really unique. You can go about from the Pool to the main bar Captain 's, and to the new pool of Bar Ammos. Enjoy a luxurious spa VENUS with its heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna which are included in the room rate and are free. Enjoy luxurious linens and your luxurious room amenities, where you can enjoy a cold coffee or a cold Champagne. ... more   less 
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