The Golden Sun has it's flaws, but I think that overall it's very good and that you get excellent value for money.
This was my 2nd year at the hotel and they seemed to have improved on the previous year showing that they take feedback on board and care about their guests. The rooms have been improved as has the food which offered a good selection. It's nice to eat out in Kalamaki, but if you had to eat at the hotel for every meal it would be ok. Again, you have to remember how much you're paying, it's great value.
The staff are great, especially George and Anita. The entertainment staff were nice, friendly and not too pushy (their dancing was awful though, sorry!)
I stayed in early June, the same time as the previous year but there seemed to be a shift in guest nationalities with a higher proportion of Eastern Europeans. That's not a criticism at all, just an observation but it does change the dynamic ever so slightly with less interaction between guests as no doubt because of language barriers.
I'm not the type of person to spend all day by the pool which is just as well as getting a sunbed required getting up between 7-8am to "reserve" one which was frustrating. They often remained empty for hours as well. My advice would be to just move towels if people aren't using the sunbeds.
I like seeing the low flying planes on approach/take-off from the airport. The noise they make is loud as they're so close to the hotel but it only lasts for a few seconds. But if that sort of thing bothers you, then this place isn't for you. They only fly during daylight hours so it won't keep you awake at night.
I would be more than happy to return to the Golden Sun :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern resort, the ideal place for those seeking after a relaxing holiday.Comfortable accomodation and friendly service should prove a winning from break. It's ideal for couples and families. The location of Golden Sun Hotel is one of its main assets: built just 150 meters from the sandy beach of Kalamaki, surrounded by evergreen trees and situated only 6 km from the island's town, it shall provide for a unique vacation experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Sun And Beach Hotel