Took a week at the end of September with a girlfriend for a relaxing break in the late summer sunshine.
Booked the hotel as wanted to be in a beach front location, and this hotel certainly ticked that box.
The hotel only has about 40 rooms and is directly on a narrow strip of sand, but a few yards to the right or left of the hotel and the beach opens out and there is plenty of room to sunbathe on the sunbeds, which cost approx 6 Euros for 2.
The hotel was clean and our room was perfectly ok for our weeks stay. Nothing luxurious, but this was to be expected of a 3* smaller Greek hotel.
The staff were most helpful (the night porter not the most cheerful chap on the block), but at least someone was on duty through the night should it be required.
Rooms were cleaned every day, and we were lucky to have a room on the first floor with a sidewards view towards the sea. Chap next door complained that our air conditioning unit was noisy when we had it on, but on walking around the town it seemed no noisier than any of the others I heard.
We were on a bed and breakfast basis, and the breakfast was a continental affair and enjoyable.
The hotel has a lovely beach bar overlooking the sea and we enjoyed lunch there a few times, although ate at night in the main town, which has a good selection of bars and restaurants.
The hotel bar does tend to show only sport, and a few times when there were Premiership matches on it became a little noisy, but not rowdy
The pool area is kept very clean, but as with all pool sunbeds, they were taken up each day by early morning with people putting out their towels long before they actually came to sit around the pool. I think this should be stopped as there are not very many sunbeds actually around the pool, and reserving them is unfair.
The actual town of Tsivili is typical of a Greek tourist town, with a mix of bars, restaurants, shops and the rest. Do eat at the local places and try the local dishes. The town is suffering because of the influx of the All Inclusive hotels, which never offer the same quality of food, but churn out bland buffets....and these bigger all inclusive hotels tend to be owned by larger companies, so the profits are going away from the local community....As an example: if you stay at a Thomson or First Choice all inclusive hotel, most of the profit goes back to the German economy, who actually own both Thomson and First Choice (so many people believe that these are UK companies, but they were sold out several years ago)
Took a day trip to see the shipwreck...went on an early morning sailing so the actual beach where the wreck is was very quiet. the only downside to this is that the beach was in the shade as the sun doesn't come over it till afternoon...but the actual day trip was very good, and i opted to book the trip with a local company, Nefis Travel who offered a very good price and were extremely well organised. Again the monies went back to the local economy which I feel is important.
I feel that the Phoenix Beach offered good value for money and would return again.
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