We stayed here for one week in September and that was more than enough!!!
The hotel looks really nice from the outside and blends perfectly into the landscape. It is located in a pine forest with a small beach right in front of the resort. The whole resort, especially the rooms is just rotting away and needs a decent scub from top to bottom. Our room wasn't cleaned properly the whole week (and we did tip the maids!!!) which showed especially in the bathroom, carpet in the room was full of sands, but only hoovered upon check-out. Cleaning a room was done in less than 2 minutes and consisted of changing the towels and making the bed, soap and shower gel are by the way not replenished. Sunbeds at pools and beach were old, broken and in a disgusting state as were the beach towels. Floors in the restaurants were dirty and sticky, chairs and tables on the restaurant's terraces rusty and dirty as well.
Most of the restaurant and bar staff were students from Eastern Europe with clearly a lack of professional training. Our waiter was eeally nice but unfortunately unable to clear away dishes and serve drinks during mealtimes within an acceptable time frame. We often waited 20 minutes for our caraffe of water for dinner. We have seen better food in 3* hotels, however there was always enough choice to find something eatable. Drinks at the bar were no name spirits and served out of 3L bottles, but we have to say that the beach bar was really nice to hang around in the evening.
Also, all the information about the hotel's facilities was an A4 piece of paper in your room stating wring opening times, no resort map, no details of the all inclusive plan, etc. When it comes to opening times we have to say that these were rather limited - e.g. gym open from 10 to 7, beach restaurant closed for dinner, buffet restaurant closes at 9pm with lights being turned off and food taken away at that time, towel kiosk only opens from 10-12 and 4-6 in the afternoon.
All in all, resort needs a lot of improvement and we will probably not be coming back! Oh yes and avoid a room near the disco, or you won't get any sleep (fortunately disco only opens twice a week).
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- Also Known As:
- Club Calimera Simantro Beach Hotel Kassandra
- Club Calimera Sani, Halkidiki, Greece