This hotel is popular due to its location directly on the beach. From the outside it looks quite nice and there are beach umbrellas and other amenities for the guests that you would expect at a beach front resort (except beach towels). If you are not a guest you can still use the beach, however not the chairs. The problems with this hotel start when you get inside. This is basically an old and run down hotel that is in bad need of renovation with many cracked windows, rusting metal doors, questionable elevators and bare concrete walls that echo every sound. Our room was a big disappointment and we asked to have another. They told us that hotel was fully booked and there were no other rooms available. The next day we checked again for another room and they said the same thing, however the hotel parking lot was much more empty. The problems with our room had mostly to do with the bathroom which smelled bad and has no source of ventilation other than the hotel room. The toilet had a leak so water continuously dripped onto the floor. The shower (no bath) was open to the bathroom (no shower curtain) and had a sprayer with a broken hose. (I would recommend soaking in sea water and rinsing at the beach side shower as an alternative). The water pressure is very low and drops to zero at times. When this happens air gets in the pipes and makes them vibrate loudly. In terms of safety we locked all our valuables in the car since the room only had a privacy lock (no deadbolt, no peephole, and no door chain). In addition our door showed evidence of being broken into and was very lose. This made the noise from the hallway all the more loud. To their credit they did send someone to the next day to fix the leak, replace the shower hose and put a new latch on the door. However, I got the impression that repairs are not part of normal maintenance because they only did them because we decided to stay (no other vacancies in town).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 3* stars seafront hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belle Helene Hotel Gytheio