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Dolphin Bay Family Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Galissas Beach, Galissas 84100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Galissas
Athens
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“Very Good!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Very good hotel! Very close to the beach, just few meters from the sea! The staff was exceptional helpful and the service excellent! We been there for 5 days during Easter holidays, and we intend to go again for summer!

Room Tip: All rooms are quite but rooms with sea view are those of the higher building, close to the rocks of...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We arrived mid May which was a bit early in the season so hotel not running at full speed but it didn't matter. The welcome was good, and the lift from reception to the rooms extraordinary and an experience in itself. Our large room was clean and comfortable, having a balcony with glorious views of the bay. There was a clean shower and a bath which we later learned during our Greek island hopping is actually quite rare. Our overall feeling was "this is a good place to be". There is easy access to the very lovely beach and the hotel is well placed to explore the rest of Syros. Breakfast was good although perhaps because it was early in the season, the choice limited. Fresh fruit and yoghurts could also be offered rather than having to ask for them. The manager and his staff were delightful. If we revisit Syros then this is where we will go. I still think Mr Manager sir, that the shape of Syros is the same as the shape of England!

Room Tip: Best room location for keeping the sun longer-P Block 2nd floor as far near the end towards the chap...
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We did not stay at the hotel, but did have lunch at the Cavos Beach Greek Taverna and after at the poolside cafe.

Thursday 8th Sept 2011, we went Galissas for the day. noticed a raised taverna from the beach which would have great sea views. So we walked up there for refreshment drinks initially, the lady said couldn't speak English but we got by, she said they didn't have coffee and we needed to go to the poolside bar for that, 20 metres or so away.No problem, as we ordered the drinks that they had. After finishing the drinks and a enjoying our group chats, we were thinking of what to do for lunch. We looked round, it was afternoon and we were pretty much the only people there.

But we still decided to stay, carry on the rapport amongst ourselves and try the dishes on
the menu. 3 of us had moussaka, one had chicken souvlaki and I had sphaghetti bolognese. The moussaka turned up in within 1 minute and luke warm and we sent them back for heating. The bolognese came within 2 minutes of the order, and felt slightly hot.

About a couple of hours after the food, I felt queasy and dizzy, with a pelting headache. I had drunk soft drinks, no alcohol, and was well hydrated. The next thing I knew I was in the pool bar toilets discharging the bolognese. This took about a couple of hours and the staff looked on and closed the bar at 6pm as usual. A unwell person just didnt figure, I felt quite vulnerable at how I could get back to our hotel. The taxis were on strike my friend was told by reception, that's it, so back to the bus. I was lucky it didn't amount to worse, since we were at the end of our 2 weeks stay in Siros and were due to go to Mykonos for the last leg of our holiday, but cancelled this.

It is a great pity that food is not looked after and prepared properly, it spoils it for everyone.
The staff seemed disinterested. It could be such a great place. As an avid Grecophile and traveller on Greek islands, it's my first review on Tripadvisor but felt strongly that no one else should go this experience.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We loved our stay in this hotel. The staff was very friendly. Very nice and clean rooms. Very clean sea in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

When I booked I was expecting a fairly basic but modern hotel, but on arrival was really amazed to see the quality of the public spaces, and such a spacious bedroom with a beautiful seaview. Breakfast was excellent too, with a huge choice of items catering for all tastes - some people piled their plates so high the food must have lasted them all day. The main building has a lovely terrace with comfortable sofas for evening drinks or morning coffee. The bedrooms are in blocks of rooms built into the cliff - accessible with a lift - or take the 78 steps as we did to work off the breakfast! Great rooms with air-con, TV, good hot showers, and lots of space - good modern decor. Just one downside - loud music until 2am on Sat&Sun nights kept us awake, even with the windows shut.

Room Tip: Don't miss out on the sea view - it's worth that little extra charge
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We returned to Dolphin Bay this August for 5 days after a great vacation there last year:

The management staff are superb. Everyone has a smile. The breakfast buffet is superb. The rooms are luxurious, the price is amazing!! The pool is huge and superb. The taverna next to the pool overlooks the beach. The beach is right next to the hotel.

There are plenty of places to eat in Galissas. The main city of Syros, Ermoupoli, is Venetian in style and has all the shops you can dream of!! So, you can have the best of both worlds - go to the city to shop in the evening and have the isolation of rural Greece by day at the hotel. Wonderful mountains to explore. Beautiful seas, so many fantastic beaches.

The prices at the hotel vary, but for 72 euros per night in August for such a great room with the luxury of a "proper hotel", you cannot go wrong. Perfect in every way. Thank you so much.

Gary Jenkins and Maria Papanastassiou

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011 via mobile

We have been there for few days. In general it was a very nice experience to a great located hotel. Lovely breakfast and dinner buffet, few steps from the sea great public areas and great/helpful stuff. From some rooms Galissas bay view was just stunning. Despite all the above some things need to be rectified/changed the soonest possible because they stall this hotel from being a "truly" 4star hotel in reality and not just on official ratings.

Cons

No hot water
Old furniture
No food description to buffet
Paid sun beds and umbrellas for customers
Not much free parking slots
No toast bread or fryganies 
No wifi at least to the rooms
No mini bar 
No freezer in refrigerator
Every night same program to the pool bar
No ice cream as desert



I would totally recommend this
hotel for your stay at Syros and get
HB. If the above will be fixed then hotel worths a point more.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Family Beach Resort

Address: Galissas Beach, Galissas 84100, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Syros > Galissas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Galissas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Bay Family Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dolphin Bay Hotel is an elegant, relaxing and classically beautiful 4* hotel, built amphitheatrically in the traditional Cycladic architectural style, will impress you with its multi-level architecture, its natural stone structures and its typical Aegean blue and white color scheme.Located in the large gulf of Galissas only 7km from the capital of the island the stunning medieval Ermoupolis, overlooks the largest and most well organized sandy beach of the island awarded with Blue Flag by E.U. All rooms are beautifully decorated and have private terraces or balconies, A/C, direct dial telephone, color satellite TV, radio channels, fridge, safety deposit box, hairdryer.Friendly service, tranquil surroundings and excellent quality are the secrets of the success of Dolphin Bay’s Food and Beverage departments, large selections and unique tastes at the Breakfast and Dinner Buffets at the Posidonia Restaurant, daily Greek traditional and Mediterranean cuisine at Cavos beach Tavern with its great sea view, if you love exotic cocktails you can relax at our large size swimming pool, while enjoying a nice and refreshing drink by visiting the Day & Night pool bar and enjoy your evening coffee or drink at the Ermoupolis bar. It is a perfect base for a relaxing holiday and exploring the attractions of the Island. Serves also as an excellent GATEWAY towards other Islands of The Aegean Sea as Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Santorin. A unique combination of a warm atmosphere and high standards of service, in our hotel every last detail is carefully designed to please our guests and you will find everything that is required to make your holidays in Syros a wonderful experience and you’ll love us for it. ... more   less 
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