The Sani Resort consists of the Sani Beach Club, Porto Sani Village (PSV), Asturias Suites and the Sani Hotel. After having read the reviews on this site we decided to book in the beach club as that sounded the most child friendly but in booking directly with the hotel, they encouraged us to stay at PSV for a larger size room (it turned out that the Beach Club was closing for end of season on the Saturday). We were very happy we did so as the bedroom and living room were spacious and very clean. The PSV was kiddie central with pretty much the majority of guests being families - just what we were looking for to keep our kids entertained but that probably felt like hell for any couples who were staying.
We found service at PSV to be excellent and the staff always carried a smile and were ready to help even though the end of season was in the air. On that front given it was the penultimate week of the season we were very lucky as the weather still held out for us although there were a couple of days where a Tshirt was welcome on the beach due to the breeze. We felt sorry for the families arriving for the final week of the season as the weather turned and it really started to bucket down on the the Sunday with rain predicted all week. Staff told us that can be common this part of the month -outside of events up at the Hotel there is little to do inside at PSV.
Outside of PSV and around the marina things were rather different The marina was deserted. Despite being completely empty, staff at the marina restaurants were clearly in an 'end of season' mindset and were not attentive. The flip side of this was that going at the end of the season meant that the Sani resort was relatively empty which was perfect for us as I can imagine that during peak times there could be a battle to get resaurant bookings or places near the pool or beach front.
We stayed half board with free breakfast and a set evening menu to be used onsite at the PSV or a few restaurants at the marina or a buffet at the Hotel This worked well as the kids loved the breakfast choice breakfast so much that come lunch time were not particularly keen on a big meal and were happy to settle for a meal sourced from the marina supermarket.
Kids club: there are two free clubs -one located near the hotel and the other at the Beachclub. We used one near the hotel which the staff told us is managed by Powder Byrne who do a lot of the resorts in the alps. The staff were excellent and, unlike other places we have stayed at, the kids couldn't get enough and wanted to go back for both the morning and afternoon sessions each day - that suited us perfectly as we got to rediscover the novelty of parental free time. The good thing about the club was that tasks were not restricted to the club building itself and the kids were taken swimming, for walks in the wood, volleyball and beachcombing. We heard from the staff that in peak season the clubs can be packed so be sure to book you places in advance.
Details were geneally good. Wifi had a good reception - ask for a password from reception. Transfers were excellent. We booked direct and flew into Athens for a few days and then took the train up to Thessaloniki (would recommend it - the train journey is very scenic, the train very comfortable) . The usual hotel free pick up is from the airport ( to the east and closer to the resort) but they were very accomodating and the driver was waiting for us on arrival at the station in the centre of town. For the return journey there was another free taxi provided by the Resort and surprisingly there was a resort rep to meet us at the airport to see if we needed help with check-in
Minor extras were charges for DVD rental (3EU) and use of the tennis courts (eu 10 for an hour plus eu 3 per racket).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxurious getaway for the body and mind, the relaxed surroundings of the expansive Porto Sani Village is an ideal setting in which to restore your karma. The sensuous Spa Suite is a haven of tranquility providing tailor-made aromatherapy treatments, personal trainers and one-on-one yoga lessons, while the breathtaking lagoon pool is the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy our energising fresh juices and well-being menus for adults and children. The contemporary elegance of Porto Sani Village is complemented by a superb setting close to Sani Marina and its enticing world of inspired cuisine. The refreshingly spacious suites of this hotel are ideal for families and command spectacular views over the lagoon pools and the Marina, resplendent with its majestic yachts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porto Sani Village Hotel Sani
- Porto Sani Village Kassandra
- Porto Sani Village Hotel Kassandra
- Porto Sani Village Halkidiki, Greece