Really impressed with the hotel from the minute we turned up. Julie, who seems to organise everything in the hotel, welcomed us when the coach dropped us off. She told us that there was a BBQ that evening and that she had put tickets aside for us if we wanted to go. We thought that was great, and the BBQ was lovely and great value. They also did free pizza night on the Friday, and yes it was free!!
The swimming pool was brilliant, very clean and not as cold as you’d expect. Perfect to cool off in. There are loads of sunbeds so we didn’t have a problem getting one all week.
The hotel is 2 minutes away from the beach and about 10 minutes walk to the main street in Kalamaki. This was the perfect location for us as it was quite quiet, but very convenient for everything. We ate in the restaurants in Kalamaki most nights and would thoroughly recommend Parthenon. It is the further end away from the hotel so it does mean to get there you have to walk passed all the other restaurants who try and get you in there, but it’s worth it!! The waiters are really friendly, the food was lovely and good value for money. If you are lucky there will be some Greek dancing too. Drunk Corner is a must. We were lured in by the promise of cheap cocktails and beer. The cocktails were very nice and it’s a really nice place to relax.
Overall we had a great holiday and were very pleased with the hotel and the resort. The hotel room was very basic, however we were not in there much. We booked bed and breakfast but in hindsight we would have gone for self catering as we wanted to make packed lunches on some days and there were no provisions for this in our room. We did have a little fridge and kettle and cups though. All the public areas of the hotel were very clean. Our room was not spotless, although it wasn’t bad enough to complain/move rooms. I think this was a one off because talking to some other people staying in the hotels their rooms were very clean.
We recommend this hotel.
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