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“Hotel is literally ON THE BEACH, the staff is exceedinggly kind”
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RK Beach Hotel
Ranked #44 of 77 Hotels in Kamari
Zagreb, Croatia
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2 reviews
“Hotel is literally ON THE BEACH, the staff is exceedinggly kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

It started out like a nightmare. Five days before departure, we received a phone call from the travel agency through which we have made reservations three months in advance. We paid for the trip and our stay in hotel Veggera in Perissa. With an apology, which said that Veggera was overbooked, we were offered an alternative hotel in Kamari. When I looked up the hotel on TripAdvisor I nearly had a nervous breakdown. Out of 75 hotels in Kamari, it was ranked #72.
Despite insisting that it was not the same level (nor price) of accommodation, the agency was helpless (after all, we are from Croatia, and not from some big and influential country). Their additional offer included only a guaranteed sea view in the alternative hotel, free beach chairs, free rent-a-car for three days and one free fieldtrip (the arrangement was for 7 days).
Embarking on the trip with prejudice, I rebelled as soon as breakfast because there was no warm milk and no muesli except those with chocolate. However, after talking with the manager, the following morning there were fruit muesli and I exceptionally kind staff brought me warm milk.
The rooms were small, but very functional (e.g. there are enough power outlets available next to the bed, which is a rarity). The hotel is literally ON THE BEACH. Hotel RK beach has been renovated last winter, which included a name change, which is probably the reason for it being poorly ranked on TripAdvisor.
The hotel is immaculate, clean towels are brought in daily; sea view is truly sea view. The staff (hotel manager, receptionist, waiters...) is exceedingly kind and at your service at all times. We booked only a room with breakfast, but the hotel has a restaurant with very tasty, diverse menu and affordable prices, and hotel guests get a 10 per cent discount. The gym was not operational, even though it is mentioned on hotel’s web site (but they say it will open soon). In the end it turns out we might have gotten a better deal that the one we paid for. Santorini itself is beautiful…

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

We spent a week at the RK beach hotel and enjoyed our time there. Our room was spacious and clean and had a very large and comfy bed! Our rooms were cleaned every day to a good standard and the cleaners certainly earn their money as they work very hard. We were on the ground floor and even had our own jacuzzi! Our room had free wi-fi which is a nice touch.The staff were pleasent and helpful. The only small complaint was the breakfast spread, there wasnt much choice but this wasn't a big issue for us. All in all we had a great trip and this hotel suited us well.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Let me first point something obvious; you can't pay half price and have the same luxury as a 5 stars. I normally read reviews saying things that you can't expect from a 3 stars property that - at least on my case - had very low cost considering I was there in summer pick and the hotel is beach front!
Yes, the room is super simple/basic but the bed was comfortable and we had a little balcony that was nice to have a wine before go out! Breakfast had enough for starting the day. The guys at the bar are super friendly and helpful ( family). We had a great laugh together and food was delicious and with a fair price. I spent a week there with a friend and although Santorini is a quite island comparing with Mykonos etc, the hotel was close enough to some bars and restaurants and also from a beach club where Dj's play and you can have a bit of fun. The beach service ate Roussos hotel was very effective ( and believe me we were ordering drinks all the time ). Most of the guests were couples! I was there few years ago but forgot to write a review so here it is! For luxury go somewhere else and spend your money! For comfortable, friendly and well located simple hotel go Roussos!
ps: if you want to keep some snacks/drinks with you just call the supermarket who comes to pick you up, take you shopping and drive you back with no costs!!! ;)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Hotel is very well located on the beach, friendly staff,a small selection of dishes for breakfast, for dinner there was only one menu. The rooms were small, wifi not working. The hotel does not deserve 4 stars.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Santorini. We were placed at the RK Beach Hotel after our travel company informed us our original 5 star hotel, booked 5 months earlier could not accommodate us....that's another story!
The hotel has just been refurbished with the emphasis being upon the volcanic nature of the island. The style was simple, minimal, interesting even quirky!
I disagree with other reviewers comments, we found the Hotel clean with excellent attention from the ladies who cleaned our rooms everyday. We always had fresh towels and beach towels whenever we requested them. The room was large, bright and airy with a really comfortable bed. It makes a pleasant change to have free air-con and a free safe.
The breakfast is straight-forward but plentiful, staff freely offer fresh fruit to take away, basically it is a clean, comfortable B&B that we found to be quiet despite being right on the front of the main 'strip' in Kamari.
The staff were great too, always cheerful, helpful and attentive.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Hotel is very well located on the beach. It is new property.
Manager was very egoist and did not have curtsey to greet customers. Staff was not there to help for anything. You have plenty of choices for other hotels. You can avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This hotel proves that even a great location cannot make up for poor service, bad room amenities, condescending staff, unconcerned manager and very bad breakfast spread.

The location is on the scenic Kamari beach and you walk onto the beach as soon as you get out of the hotel. The hotel has been recently renovated and had just opened for business a couple of weeks back. Barring this, there were only problems...problems...and only problems.

The hotel has installed individual WiFi Routers in each room. Unfortunately my router had some problems and our tablets were not able to connect to it even though we were able to connect to the routers of other rooms ( since passworsd were the same ). Even after I pointed this out to the reception within minutes of my checking in, they did not take any action for the next two days. The hotel classifies itself as a four star and does not keep even a small bottle of drinking water in the room. It does not replenish the coffee/tea/sugar sachets which they are supposed to. When I called down to ask them to send some coffee sachets to the room, they asked me to come down and get it from the reception. What happened to the fact that the housekeeping was supposed to replenish it in the first place ?

The airconditioner in my room started dripping water at 2.30 am in the night. I complained at that time and then again at 9.30 am. However besides asking us to shut it off ( then what about the suffocation within the room ? ), they did not repair it till we had checked out.

This 4 star property does not even put local newspapers in the lobby forget putting one in each room.

The staff answers all queries with a formal smile but takes no real action.

The manager does not even smile when he crosses guests in the lobby......forget greeting the guests or asking them if he could do anything to make the guest's stay comfortable.

Please AVOID this place. There are quite a few properties which are located on Kamari Beach and there is no need to pay a 4 star price for a 2 star property.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: RK Beach Hotel
Address: Kamari, Kamari 847 00, Greece (Formerly Roussos Beach Hotel)
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — RK Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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