Just home from a two week stay at the Red Tower and would just like to say we had the most fabulous time there. Amazing views over the sea to the little islands, meganissi and the mainland. First visit to Lefkada,(have visited the other 3 Big ionian islands) and must say its an amazing beautiful part of Greece inhabited by what can only be described as fabulous locals.
Back to the Red Tower, we were really dubious about this place before we arrived having read all the negative reviews on trip advisor but I can honestly say that all those negative reviewers are very wrong. Yes there are things that need to be improved here but I think that the owners are on the case and over time they will get done. Some of the rooms are already being done out. We had room 19 when we arrived amazing view, the room was large with a bed settee, double bed,TV,tea and coffe making facilities and a fridge. The bathroom was fabulous only recently done out with a lovely bath and shower. Constant hot water the only problem was that the A/C wasnt working but they moved us no problems.
Red tower has the potential to become a real boutiqe style hotel, the place is real higgeldy, piggeldy place with lots of steps. It isnt suited to people with mobility problems. The staff are all hard working, especially Sophia she's always on the go and doesnt stop till the end of her shift, Chris the new boy will be a real assett to that place. Aliki is lovely.
Would like to say a big thank you to the catering staff as all meals were of excellent quality, typically greek but there were other options if your not up for eating greek cuisine, but I always say when on holiday eat like the natives. If you want english food stay at home or go to benidorm.
The hotel is perched on a high rock with a steep hill either side to get to the road. Nidri is abou 3km's away to walk or an 8 euro taxi ride. We hired a care for 10 days but don't do it through the rep who will send you to green motion in the town as they are really expensive. Green motion wanted 450 euro for 12 days and that was with thomson discount we ended up going to avis down the road and had a car for 10days for 210 euro.
Boat hire is cheap and you can hire a motorboat on the front for 40 euro all day but you pay for the fuel you use after. We had fabulous day out at sea. Stopped in Vathi port on Megannisi for a drink and then later in the day went to Dimitris in Geni for food. Just moored up on the jetty outside his place. Amazing.
Lefkada is beautiful and would highly recommend it to anyone, really didnt want to leave the Red Tower on Sunday could have stayed on for another 2 weeks easily.
Please dont listen to all the negative reviews they are just not true. This place is a little gem just remember if you have mobility problems you will struggle to get around and in my opinion its not suited to toddlers or very small children. Older kids are fine but I think they would be bored. This is for adults who want to get away from it all.
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- Also Known As:
- Red Tower Hotel Nikiana
- Red Hotel Nikiana
- Red Tower Lefkada/Nikiana, Ionian Islands