My partner and I stayed at this hotel at the end of April/beginning of March 2011 and we were pleased to find out that a lot of bad reviews were not entirely true.
Our room was very spacious and comfortable. When we first were checked in we were a bit disappointed with the location of the room as it was overlooking open fields with just a side sea view, however after a few days we realized that that was the best possible location as we could not hear noise from the entertainment venue or children playing at the pool area (or a music played at the pool area non stop).
The cafe on the territory of the hotel is limited in choices and only serves burgers, omelets and pica's, so if you want to try some local cuisine walk to the town instead.
The swimming pools were good, but a little overcrowded with children, so you couldn't relax and read a book without being splashed with water.
In general this is a perfect hotel for a family with children as there was a lot of daytime and evening time activities for children. However we were looking for a different holiday so ventured out a lot!
If you want to relax and swim without being bothered - we found the best place: The Mill Bar (go to the hotel beach and turn right, you will only need to walk around 5 minutes untill you will see sign for it and entrance). This place offers lovely selection of snack and drinks and a private swimming pool for it's visitors. It is very secluded and owners are very friendly , we end up going there every day! I only wish we would find it sooner!!! As well as it does awesome Greek Night, we had a fantastic time there!
Oh by the way do not book excursions at the hotel, they will charge you more that a local organizers. If you want to visit shipwreck (i highly recommend) go to the beach and turn right after The Mill Bar you will see a little blue hut on the beach "Blue Dolphin" they are very friendly and offer very good price and relatively private tour (in the hotel they offer you the trip on the 100 people boat, when here there will be a maximum of around 15 of you), highly recommend!
It was a great holiday and we will certainly come back to this beautiful island, however we will stay at the different hotel. But that is mainly because we would like a more of a couple's retreat.
- Also Known As:
- Alykanas Village