We have stayed in Utopia for a week.
The first impression was not perfect, since power went out in Katelios upon our arrival. Hotel, of course, had nothing to do with it, but the first night we have spent in 30+ degrees since A/C was not working. The upside of the sea-view room was that we could spend the early morning on our terrace.
The room was rather clean, however, despite not having any food in the room, we met ants on the floor - twice. The bathroom was big and clean with one downside - we had a bathtub with hydromassage instead of a shower and the smell coming from the pipes was unbearable. Hotel service fixed it quite quickly though.
The terrace and view were outstanding and it is definitely worth it to pay extra for the sea-view if you have the chance.
The pool area is great, bar is close (great barmans!), lots of deckchairs, so we never had to worry about it. The animation team was also doing good job, trying to entertain us. Low amount of kids made the pool time very pleasant.
The food - mixed feelings for our entire group. Lunches and dinners were tasty, but breakfasts were so-so (repeatable and bland).
Staff is helpful - both at the reception and in the bar area. Room service could use some improvements (repeated requests not to leave the windows open did nothing).
Location makes the hotel rather calm. To get to the taverns and souvenir shops you have to walk 5-10min. The beach is close, but it is a poor one - narrow and rocky. To visit nice, sandy beaches you either have to walk 30min through seaside rocks or ride to other towns (Myrtos is a must!).
Concluding - as for Greek standards, the hotel is quite nice. You can find better ones but it all comes with higher price. The island on the other hand is fantastic, definitely rent a car/quad/bike and drive it through!
- Also Known As:
- Utopia Resort And Spa
- Utopia Hotel Katelios