We stayed at this hotel for two weeks from the 21st June, and I have to say it was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at. The staff at the hotel couldn’t do enough for you and were very friendly from the moment you walked through the door. Check in which was just after 10pm was really quick, which I am so not used to. Vicky was the lady on reception who booked us all in and showed us to our room, she was very friendly and came out to meet you off the coach. We were given room 301 which was an end room on the top floor. First impression on the room was that it was very bright and spacious for a hotel room. Small bathroom with a shower cubicle and toilet with a little side window. The sink was in the bathroom below a very large mirror. The room as previously mentioned was built with concrete, so yes the bed was also made with it. The bed seemed like a very large double with a headboard also made of stone with a gap were little pebbles filled the gap in a nice decorative way. It was very nicely decorated, very minimalistic but in a nice fresh way. There was a small fridge which you could put your water and a few other items as it was actually filled with drinks that you could buy. The wardrobe had a few shelves in it and a safe which was free to use. They didn’t have many hangers in the wardrobe but I am sure if you asked they would have found some more for you to use. It had a small balcony which overlooked the pool, even though there was a very large palm tree in the way, but who cares it overlooked the pool and you could see the sea in the distance. There was a small table and two chairs. And the room also had shutters, which really did come in handy to stop the sun coming into the room in the mornings as we didn’t use these the first night and it was so bright in the morning, well before you wanted to get up for breakfast. When you do use them though beware it was like coming out of a hole as the sun was blinding so might be best to put your sunglasses on!!
Reception area was nicely decorated, exactly like it looks on the official hotel pictures. There are large shelves were they have a library of holiday books for you to read what other holiday makers have left behind, there was a lot to choose from so if you forget to bring a book I wouldn’t worry about it.
On arriving for breakfast we met Argiro, the daytime receptionist and all round general manager as she seemed to do everything around the hotel and was always smiling. She was one of the nicest people that I have met on holiday and she couldn’t do enough for you whilst you where at the hotel and worked so hard.
Breakfast was quite basic. They had a coffee machine and tea available, as well as orange juice and a few other fruit juices. Hot dishes were bacon and scrambled eggs (a bit more like broken up omelette with peppers) they had cold boiled eggs and then there was different breads to choose from as well as some sort of cake that I never actually tried but everybody else seemed to love. There was also the usual continental ham and cheeses to choose from as well as yoghurt honey and selection of melons. It did get a little boring for the two weeks but that might have had a lot to do with eating so much in the evenings! You could either eat in the breakfast room or eat on the balcony at the side of the pool.
The pool area was lovely. They were definitely beds and not sun loungers as I fell asleep so much whilst I was there because they were so comfortable, they all had pvc pillows which was an added bonus. The beds in the shade did get used quite a lot whilst you were there, some people liked to leave a towel on a bed in the sunshine and then put one in the shade, which to me is a bit greedy but who am I to say what you can and cant do, you always get it on holiday! the shaded beds were really nice but it did get quite warm underneath there as there was still some sun coming through but still really lovely and with the view of the whole pool area. We mainly used the beds closest to the rooms as they had the sun all morning and then they went in the shade in the late afternoon around 3pm. The other beds on the far side against the wall had the sun from around 10:30 – 11 and then you were baking hot all day. Whilst we were there we had quite breezy days so the first week felt really nice around the pool so you never got overly hot, we got told this weather was quite unusual for this time of year it usually happened in August but I wasn’t complaining as it made the first week very pleasant. On to the pool bar. This was looked after by Xristos, he was brilliant always friendly and very chilled out. He looked after us really well whilst we were there and he worked really hard as he worked in this hotel from 10 to 3 and then went to work in their sister hotel Bellonias Villas in the evening until late with no days off so I have to give it to him he always had a smile on his face, maybe its all the sunshine! His cocktails were great, highly recommend going to the sister hotel in the evening, it was so pretty and you can even use their facilities in the daytime i.e. pool area and the loungers on the beach. The afternoon/ evening barman was George who was also a another nice member of staff. When we were around the pool we did eat lunch there and the food was gorgeous, very tasty and quite reasonably priced seeing as it was in a hotel. Would recommend the Santorini salad which I had quite a few of and even the tuna salad was tasty. We also had the burger and fries, which was so filling and you could tell that it was homemade. That came with bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Not sure what they put on their homemade fries but they were really tasty. We also ate a few club sandwiches which were another tasty meal. We did eat well on this holiday (yes it was a holiday and I was good before I went away) and with the size of the daytime meal we always had to have a sleep afterwards. The whole swimming pool area was really chilled out. There was quiet music playing on small speakers around the pool so it just had a really relaxed atmosphere. I would say that it was more of an adults hotel as there isn't really much of a shallow end in the pool for little ones and so I can imagine they could get easily bored.
The hotel is situated away from the main area and was very quiet. It took about 10 minutes or so to walk to the front.
If you need any extra appliances i.e. dressing gowns, iron, kettle with cups etc you just need to email the hotel and they will sort these out for your arrival.
I couldn’t fault this hotel at all, it was one of the nicest places I have stayed in. Ok its not a four star hotel but the staff get to know you and they treat you like a friend and cant do enough for you so I would very highly recommend it to anybody who is thinking of staying there.
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- Also Known As:
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