There are 3 connected/related Poseidon properties - Hotel, Palace, and the Apartments. The palace and apartments share a common pool, restaurant, lobby, etc. All the apartment rooms are closer to the pool and the ocean and all are overlooking both the pool and the ocean. Some of the Palace hotel rooms have good views but just from the balcony. The Hotel is a separate property also with a pool and beach access. Large pool at the Palace/Apartments, Smaller pool at the Hotel. We were promised a sea view room at the palace for 3 (my wife and 11 year old daughter + me). When we arrived we were given a parking lot view with a balcony. The balcony had view of the ocean if you lean over the rail. They had a small uncomfortable rollaway for my daughter. When I complained they suggested I move to the apartments for another $10 Euro. This was true triple room with 2 single beds pushed together and a third next to it. Also a small kitchenette with a fridge but no utensils, plates, etc. Nice view with a balcony. I wanted to use the kitchen and take advantage of all the local roadside watermelons, tomatoes, cucumbers, fruit, etc. I therefore had to go buy a knife, plates, forks, glasses, soap, etc. Tip for those that complained about the air conditioner... I could not get mine working and finally the girl at the desk mentioned that my sliding glass door to balcony needed to be shut and locked for the AC to work. That did the trick. The pool is very nice with a convenient bar. During the afternoon many local guys and girls seem to come to the pools at the Hotel and Palace/Apartments to lounge and cool off in the pool. We enjoyed this and felt part more integrated into the local scene. There are no towels for the pool. Most people seemed to have brought their own beach/pool towel. This seems to be common in Greece. Parking is partially covered and convenient. As people mentioned the "beach" is really just the edge of the water with a few round rocks and a little seaweed. They have a floating platform to walk out on so you can jump in the ocean and be deep enough to be over the seaweed. It is a fantastic large calm bay so you can swim out as far as you want. The pool deck next to the ocean is a fantastic place to watch the sun set over the ocean. They have a large lawn on the edge of the bay with lawn chairs. The pool closed at 7:30 which frustrating since it is light until 8:00 and plenty warm. The included buffet Breakfast is OK with a fairly large selection of food. The food is good at the hotel and very reasonable. We ate there several times for convenience but preferred to go to the local Tavernas where the locals eat. The small town of Kaminia does not have much to offer in the way of food or anything else but there are a string of small towns on the beach nearby with nightlife and Taverna dining right on the beach. There are a couple of world class “international” sandy beaches (eg rows of beach chairs, umbrellas, snack bar, etc. ) about 18-20km from the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poseidon Palace is a jewel for the city of Patras & has been built in order to satisfy the most demanding visitors, such as businessmen, congress attedants, sport delegates, company representatives, families and guests that want to spend sometime away in summer or winter excursion. Situated only 14 km (20 minutes) away from the center of Patras and very close to the Industrial Area, has the privilege to be built among beautiful natural surroundings next to the sea, from which one can enjoy the most glorious sunset in Patra's Gulf. ... more less
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