This hotel is situated atop an impressive hill above Olympia, with the commanding views you would expect from such a location. The pool area is very impressive, with a sizeable pool and bar, adjacent to an on-site taverna with one of the most lovely outdoor eating areas we've ever seen, overlooking the rolling countryside below. In fact, we were bitterly disappointed that we had already eaten dinner before arriving, as the menu also had plenty of choice and very reasonable prices.
The room itself was more than adequate, with plenty of space and excellent air conditioning. The only things that slightly underwhelmed us were the outdated TV, slightly firm beds and oddly shaped bathtub that wasn't especially comfortable to stand in whilst having a shower. These, of course, are minor issues.
One final criticism is that, immediately upon arrival, we were approached by a member of "concierge" asking if we had a reservation before we'd even had a chance to park the car! He then proceeded to guide us to reception and then our room, and insisted on showing us every basic thing, such as how to operate the lift, switch on different lights in the room, and even how to open the patio doors to our terrace. Some people might find this level of attentiveness appealing, but unfortunately, being quite independently minded, we found it unnecessary and off putting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Europa Hotel is set among the enchanting landscape of Ancient Olympia. It is ideally located to visit the important sites of the area and enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain and coast of West Peloponnese. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Olympia
- Olympia Best Western