We booked into the Anemos Beach Lounge Hotel as it looked fantastic online, the reality was somewhat different. The hotel is tucked away at the end of the beach front, it's close to the 'party' end of the town so not really suitable for young teenagers with their family. We arrived 4 months after making our booking through booking.com to be told there was a problem with our reservation, we had booked 3 rooms for one week room only the total cost was 3,150 euros so we were expected 5 star service.
After 15 minutes of sitting and waiting we were offered an 'upgrade' and shown the pictures of a few rooms at the JoJo hotel, we were then asked to pay the balance in full before they would transfer us to the new hotel. Foolishly we agreed to pay and then were taken to the JoJo hotel which transpired to be very run down apartments at the back of a very noisy beach bar with the DJ already blaring out dance music to the 20 somethings on the beach and drinking in the bar, this was at 2pm in the afternoon. We also discovered that 3 rooms for 1 week in JoJo should have cost 1,000 euro so a great cheap place for those that it would suit but a total scam by the Anemos owners and management. With 4 teenage daughters and friends in tow it made for a very uncomfortable experience.
Following several calls to booking.com and to the owners of the Anemos Beach Lounge Hotel they agreed to move us from JoJo to the 9 Muses which was more appropriate, I also visited the manager later that evening and negotiated a significant refund on the money they had taken from my credit card earlier.
We also found others in the 9 Muses and also residents in the Anemos who had the exact same experience, so whether this is a scam or not I would definately recommend that you stay away from this hotel. I would recommend the 9 Muses they really looked after us and were very apologitic on the behalf of Anemos.
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- Also Known As:
- La Meduse Perivolos
- La Meduse Hotel Perivolos
- Anemos Beach Lounge Hotel Santorini/Perivolos