I just arrived back from this hotel yesterday and went with my mum and younger sister (16yrs). I am 29...
Hotel grounds and pools are as beautiful as the pictures and it is very clean and picturesque.
You cannot argue as to the amount of pools and space there is. Only on the last day did we struggle to find a sunbed, but there were ample on the beach with umbrella's still available. Grounds & Hotel = 5*
The staff are friendly, smiley and very polite. Ieva, Kornillia, Ross & Olga especially, but you actually cannot fault anyone. They are very receptive and help when and where they can. Service - 4/5*
The food isn't great. The quality of the meat is bad for a 5* and there is a lot of ready made, pre packeted food and frozen vegetables heated for dinner. A lot of it is deep friend and is oily, and the meat is gristly. There is a lot of salad choice and the salmon was lovely too. Just would have been nice to have a quality selection for a main course rather than making do. It was a shame as even the breakfast pastries were pre-packeted. Food - 3*
The gym was awful too. Very little equipment in there, no air con and no music. They had a few cardio machines, and a cable machine. No weights, dumbells, or benches. Useless for weight training. Opens 8am - 6pm too, so no late afternoon sessions. Gym - 2*
Drinks - Service was great, and drink quality and menu was good too. You can have anything (inc. champagne, cocktails etc) and they had branded drinks too. Never too long to wait for a drink and table service at the lounge bar at night. Only shame was - there was no drinks available anywhere near the evening entertainment in the amphitheatre. You had to take one with you, and then not have another drink until it was over as you wouldn't walk to and fro for a drink. Drinks - 4/5*
Entertainment - What entertainment? Every night there was a dreary man singing depressing songs or playing theme tunes in the lounge bar or there was a bad butlins show in the amphitheatre. There was a change over of entertainment team on the day we left and hopefully they may have bought more life to the place in the evening. We watched part of there neon light dance show and it was better than the previous nights but still only for an hour max. We turned up for the beach volleyball but no-one showed, not even the rep. Entertainment - 2*
Rooms - Basic but they do the job and cleaning service is good.
Things to do - We hired quad bikes for the day - 20euros each and drove to Paradise Beach. Its something to see and do. You can take some lovely pictures and have an ice cream and takes 30 minutes from the hotel and its an easy journey.
Boat trips are 20euros cheaper in Kardamena town rather than through your reps.
Kardamena Bar street is for the 18-25 year olds, for the older people, you can do some shopping in town, or go for a nice traditional dinner, late night drink along the Marina.
Taxi in to town is 9euros. Last shuttle from the hotel is 9pm, and back at 9.15pm.
Pedalo's are free for 30 mins but you may have to queue as its quite busy - there is no booking system.
Water Park is 10euros for an adult, 7 for a child and 2nd child is free. Its not the most wonderful, but it is something to do, its a bit of fun, the pool is nice, and you may go there for half a day. It is a 3 minute walk from the hotel front.
You have to book your shower room (if you have a late flight) the day before you leave. Check out is at 12pm, and they give you half an hour in the shower room if you have a late flight. They are pretty horrid so take all of your own creams etc as you just get a towel. Its 65euros to keep your room on until 6pm.
Hope this helps. :) x
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