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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed at Finikas Hotel last month. On arrival, we were impressed with the grounds, location and pool and thought we'd found our paradise. The general manager welcomed us and told us that our room was not yet ready, that it would be a 45-minute wait. He asked us to have a drink and leave the car keys and he would have our luggage brought up to our room when ready. After more than 90 minutes, around 3pm, my partner went to inquire about our room; we'd already lost an entire day traveling and waiting. The resulting verbal tongue-lashing from the general manager was unwelcome and very unprofessional. At that point, he accompanied us to our room but it was so awkward, we just wanted him to leave. Sadly, this incident set the tone for the remainder of our stay. We departed the Hotel right after breakfast and returned late in the day or evening for six nights, eating off the property rather than run into the GM at the Hotel’s restaurant.

We booked an Executive Superior Seaview Suite (according to the confirmation) and, although pleasant, it was certainly not what we expected from a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property. The rate we paid (which presumably was a low season special rate) was a good one, but still we were expecting accommodations which approached luxurious; these did not.
The anteroom to the bedroom had two beds: one day bed and pullout sofa. There was a built-in refrigerator; the pre-fab closets were made of Masonite, not wood. The bathroom was fairly large but the corner shower was so minuscule one could hardly lather up; the shower curtain constantly stuck to your back while showering. That was really all that was in the anteroom, a lot of wasted space in the center of the room. We expected, at least, a work desk in an “executive” room that executives could use to work. This was not what we considered an “executive” suite. The bedroom was small and forgettable with an iron bed, vanity table (the only work surface in this “executive” suite). It had a flat-screen TV and small terrace overlooking the pool. We were disappointed in the suite.

On a positive note, morning breakfast was quite nice. The smiling, friendly Eleni was a joy and constant source of information and pleasantries; she was prompt with the coffee and kept our cups full. The buffet was beautifully arranged and filled with a very nice assortment of quality meats, cheese, fruits, yogurt, pastry, juices and breads. One could order plain omelets and eggs prepared to order, which Eleni whisked to our table piping hot. The breakfast area was charming, overlooking the beach, and beautifully set. Eleni was sometimes hard pressed to handle the entire breakfast room alone, but she managed to bring a smile to every table.

The downside to breakfast (and the pool) was that guests were pestered by loud and misbehaving children wandering around the breakfast room and pool, followed by doting parents who felt such antics were amusing, like kindergarten. The children were spilling juice, crying and annoying guests such that, on several mornings, guests simply rolled their eyes and took their coffees and left the breakfast room. These same noisy children were also present at the pool, banging on inflated life rings and running around the pool apron. Naturally the Hotel has absolutely no control over the presence of children, but guests were not amused by these disturbances.

The Hotel is located across a sandy road from a nice beach. Rather than attractive umbrellas, there is some kind of weird camouflage netting to protect guests from the sun. We found this peculiar in a hotel which was part of the Small Luxury Hotels organization. And while the beach itself was very nice, the water was so incredibly rocky that one necessarily had to have water shoes to be able to get in and out of the water without broken toes. We spent only an hour or so here opting, instead to head into Agio Anna, Agio Prokipio, Mira Vigla and other towns with nice soft sand beaches.

Housekeeping was very good, our “suite” was always immaculate when we returned at the end of the day. We regularly had signal problems with the WiFi and, after a few days, realized that we had to get up very early (between midnight and 5am) in order to be able to effectively work remotely without constantly being thrown off the network.

For what we paid for our stay, we got a good value. Were it not for the unfortunate incident with the general manager, we probably would have enjoyed our stay more. Perhaps we had too high expectations for Finikas Hotel since, after reading other tripadvisor reviews, many guests really enjoyed it. We've stayed at many other Small Luxury Hotel properties and felt the rooms simply did not measure up to this standard. The website images are quite misleading, in my opinion. There is not one clear image of an entire room. We felt that there was nothing luxurious about our suite whatsoever; we could have been at any chain hotel in the world, judging from the décor and quality of our “suite.” The grounds, pool and reception were beautiful, but our room was ordinary.

So, after high hopes, we found our paradise lost.

Room Tip: If you book an executive suite, have them clarify what is in the anteroom to the bedroom.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank wpdesousa-mauk
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Sandy beaches at your doorstep, amazing pool (filled with seawater) and the friendliest staff- the Finikas Hotel is the perfect getaway. 10-15 mins drive from the port and within walking distance to untouched beaches (no vendors) nestled behind cedar forests. We had the most enjoyable stay!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank ENR777
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Excellent service. Veryone was very friendly. Rooms are spacious, well oriented and in a good shape. Very nice beaches only a few minutes away. The information given by the front desk was very helpful for discovering the island.
We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank UlBoG
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We recently spent 4 nights at Finikas hotel and had a wonderful stay. The welcome and information given to us by Dimitra on arrival helped us make the most of our time on this beautiful island. We saw many beaches, towns, restaurants and climbed mount Zas.
The hotel catered for every need, the room was spacious and clean. There are a number of fantastic beaches right on its doorstep. The staff were extremely friendly, the restaurant served delicious food and a wonderful breakfast.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank carpevacances
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at the Finikas Hotel and could not fault the friendly staff and service levels. If you want a modern, spotlessly clean, boutique hotel away from the crowds, this has to be your hotel. Our breakfast manager was a delight, and the included breakfast excellent. Oh that Naxos yoghurt and soft local cheese! Nothing but the best quality food here. And our dinner waiters were never outdone, mixing an ability to chat and have some fun with the highest of service levels. One of our waiters also dives and spears local fish, and we were able to chose one of the three fish he speared on our second night. He told me with a big smile on his face that it would be cheaper if I cleaned it myself!
The front beach is a little rocky, but just 200mtrs away is a wonderful sheltered sandy beach where you can lose your bathers in private.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the garden and pool. Outside facing rooms would be cheaper though.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank michael c
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