The hotel doesn't match the promotional video, which makes it look far bigger than it is. We were quite pleased about this. We were based in the new block.
The room was spotless, but only the size of a travelodge room. This was not really suitable for a self catering apartment for 4. There was a double cupboard, fridge, sink (no draining board) and one electric ring and only 1 saucepan, which had to be used for everything including boiling water. There wasn't even enough cutlery, cups or a bottle opener in the room initially, although these were readily supplied when requested, as were 2 extra chairs for the balcony. We managed to self cater through salads and bread, but it was limited. Fine for breakfast, but not really main meals. I thought 6 euros a night for air conditioning was a bit much, so we did without and kept windows open which was fine. The room was thoroughly cleaned daily, and sheets and towels changed every 2 days. The bathroom was modern and clean, but the shower had to be hand held unless you knelt down or only wanted to wash below your waist! We also had a flat screen TV with BBC world service on it - good for keeping up with the olympics!
The family which ran the hotel were really friendly and helpful, the pool was lovely, and usually quiet, we often had it to ourselves, which the children loved. The pool bar supplied drinks, ice creams and a limited range of snacks.
The bakery 5 minutes down the road was great for fresh bread for breakfast and snacks for picnics. Mini market about a 5 minute walk, then tavernas and the beach.
We did have several power cuts, but these affected the whole island, so we could hardly blame the hotel. There was a wedding 1 night which didn't start until 10pm and went on until after 3 am. We requested free air conditioning for this night as the speakers were 12 foot from our balcony, so we couldn't leave windows open.
Skala Kalloni is a quiet low key resort. Plenty of tavernas and quiet cafe bars. The sea is not as clear as other places on the island, but warm and shallow - great for kids. The beach bars have sun beds which you can use for free, but are obviously wexpected to buy a drink or snack, but they don't hassle you in anyway. We liked Del Blue.
We hired a car for 8 days, and would have got bored if we hadn't done this. Molivos is delightful as was Skala Skymania and its nearby blue flag beach. No trips are on offer from the resort, so you do have to do things yourself.
Overall we loved the low key, 'Greekness' of the resort and the island, the hotel would have been great if we had expected room only, but the room was too small and facilities too limited to really be classed as self catering for 4. This is an issue I will raise with Thomas Cook as their brochure is deceptive. For the price we should have got a 1 bedroom apartment, which was an option in another resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imerti Resort Hotel is a family run hotel and its people are known for their hospitality and care to their visitors. The hotel is located at the center of Lesvos island, at Skala Kallonis, in green area, away from the disturbing noise and sound pollution, providing easy access to the beach, as well as to all tourist and cultural destinations. The eco philosophy, the elegant style and well-equipped rooms of Imerti Resort Hotel gives a high-quality feel. With excellent facilities, and great services we make sure that you have a relaxed and comfortable stay with us. You will be impressed by the local hospitality and warmth, as well as by our discretion, will our luxurious services will gain your trust. Our main priority is to offer you unforgettable holidays that will make you wish to come back. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imerti Resort Hotel Lesbos/Skala Kallonis, Greece