Just arrived back after spending the last week of the season at the Princess with my wife and 7 yr old daughter.
We were originally booked into another Hotel but due to overbooking(or more than likely they shut up shop early due to the distinct lack of people around) we were transferred here.
Didn't know what to expect as the reviews I read on hear are mixed to say the least.
First things first, we paid £80 in total for a weeks stay on B&B basis so we weren't expecting luxury.
The room was basic but pleasant enough with a nice balcony overlooking the owner's small farm/gigantic allotment and breakfast set us all up nicely for the day ahead (freshly brewed coffee, bottled water, fruit juices, cold ham, cheese, bread, jams, cereall, milk, tinned fruit salad and lovely thick greek yoghurt were on the buffet every morning).
The pool area was clean, tidy and well maintained although the pool itself was freezing cold which is hardly the Hotel's fault.
Freddie behind the bar was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for him at all during the week and he gave us some handy hints on where to eat out and where to avoid.
The owner himself is a lovely old man with a big smile and a hello for everyone..... his son, the manager, though is just as arrogant as previous reviewers have mentioned.
He took it upon himself to bring his new gun dog onto the premises and tie it up to a kennel no more than 5 m away from our balcony where it proceeded to bark and whine for the next 4 days which didn't help anyone get a good nights sleep.
Why he couldn't have waited 4 days until the hotel was closed for the winter is beyond me.
Onto room cleanliness now folks. We stayed there 7 nights and we had our rooms cleaned, beds made, bins emptied twice. Not very good at all especially as you can't flush your toilet paper away so we ended up emptying our bin in the communal toilets by the pool.
Oh and the phantom sock that we found under our bed at the beginning of the week was still there at the end
Would we go back?
Probably not all things considered.
I think we would rather pay a bit more and be guaranteed a better nights sleep and have a cleaner room.
But for the money I wouldn't and can't complain too much?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- smartline Princess is a cosy and modern hotel with a warm and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for families. Here you stay in bright and modern rooms, close to both the golden sandy beach and the centre of Tsilivi. The hotel has a restaurant and two bars, and numerous restaurants, tavernas, bars and entertainment opportunities awaits you around the corner. The hotels spa offers various treatments and massages for those who want an extra relaxing and unwinding holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Princess Hotel Tsilivi