The title of this review sums the hotel up quite nicely. My wife and I stayed at the KBP for 1 week in September 2013, we booked a last minute deal and didn't pay a fortune. We were initially drawn to the hotel for the spectacular views and peaceful setting which didn't disappoint.
Overall our holiday was 5/5, the village is fantastic, the staff at the hotel are great and the hotel is very clean.
Firstly, the steps weren't too much of an issue for us. If you're elderly or unfit then they could be a bit of a spoiler, but for the views that you get at the top they were worth it. We stayed in room 106 which was well appointed and reasonably well equipped, but the sign on the door was stuck on wonky which did give a bit of a bad first impression. Bathroom was fine other than the fact there was no shower curtain which led to an almighty flood after each shower, which we had to mop up with our towels. However rooms were cleaned each day to a good standard.
The paintwork throughout the hotel is tatty and they badly need to employ a gardener, the grounds could do with a general tidy up. And they need to replace the bulbs on the Hotel frontage sign so it doesn't read the 'alonia Bay Palace' - it did remind us of Faulty Towers!
There is a hotel bar whichever was always empty, unstaffed, and lacking in atmosphere - as was the pool bar to a certain degree. A simple happy hour and some music would attract more custom, although the price of a beer at the hotel is double the price in the town.
There are a handful of staff who work at the hotel all of which are very pleasant. It seems the owner of the hotel had grand ideas but possible ran out of money.
The hotel claims to be 5 star in the leaflet you pick up from reception but this is a little excessive, albeit the views make up for it.
However all in all it was a top holiday, as Agia is an amazing place. We met some wonderful people at the hotel following a yellow boat trip and shared a fantastic last night with them. We were sad to have met them so late and wish we could have gone to Greek night at Steki restaurant (the hangover on the journey home wasn't so much fun!)! Adrian & Lesley, Michael & Dee - happy boating & good luck for the future :D.
Neil & Emma
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