Just got back from Sani Beach Hotel, will list my experiences by good and bad points:
Hotel staff very courteous - particularly restaurant staff.
Everywhere very clean and well kept.
Marina area very nice to walk around people-watch.
Vernada restaurant beautiful.
Air Conditioning in rooms great
Room was a major disapointment - we had three adults in a tiny room. It was in my opinion too small even for 2 adults. It was so small you had to virtually make an appointment with each other in order to move around. Once you sat at the dressing table there was no getting out without a tricky sideways manouvre. The bathroom too was the smallest we have ever encountered - sitting on the loo you were jammed up against the shower cubicle. Even the clean batch of towels were left on the floor by the maids as there was no where to put them. Apart from the sheer (lack of) space in the room the facilities were a bit second rate too... tea and coffee making facilities were there, but only one day did I get a cuppa cos all the other days the mini-milks were off. The "spoon" was a thin lolly stick... all very below par really for a supposedly up market hotel.
Also, we only got two of everything (ie cups, glasses, bath robes etc) despite telling staff twice that we are a family of three not two. This was never put right so we had to "share" everything. Our room we were told was a "garden" view ... never saw any garden, just a roof top. Wardrobe space was a JOKE. I would say dont bother taking many clothes as there is absoultely no where to put anything. The wardrobe was very small (for 3 of us only one of us could get our clothes in) and the doors would not shut, any clothes we did manage to squeeze in there were a crumpled mess. The room didn't even have a full length mirror in it. The double bed and single bed were rock hard, so uncomfortable, with one poor fquality pillow each, hardly the lap of luxury. I have got to rate this as the worst room I have ever stayed in.
Out of the room now.... didnt go in it much due to all of the above.....
The evening entertainment was very poor. Saw a couple of shows, which were performed in a very sticky hot bar area with poor air conditioning. Shows not up to much, and tended to only last from 9.30 to 10.15, don't go if its nightlife you are looking for.
Price of drinks PURE EXTORTION. ie two Smirnoff Ice 14 Euros. A vodka and coke even more. Would expect and have paid these prices on trips to ie Dubai and on a cruise, but do not expect to pay these prices for a four star hotel. It was equally as expensive as this down at the marina area, but I expected this as they are catering for the marina clientelle, but in the hotel itself it was a pure rip off.
The food was OK, however in the Poseiden restaurant be prepared for screaming children running around everywhere and seats smeared in chocolate or whatever else they have dropped on the chairs. Much more relaxing and better food quality in the Vernada restaurant, this was a lovely and relaxed area for age over 12 only.
There was a huge feeling of segregation in the whole Sani area which took some working out, ie you cant use the buggies flying up and down to the marina as they are for the suites guests only, and we were told we could not go on a certain part of the beach because that was for suite guests only etc. No clear sign-posting. The part of the beach for the Asteria suites was very spacious with comfy sunbeds, but for the Sani Beach Hotel it was poor quality uncomfy sunbeds all crammed together like sardines.
All in all it was not the best week we have ever had. OK trip, but wouldnt recommend to a friend and won't be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resplendent above the crystal clear waters of the breathtaking Cape Sani, the Sani Beach Hotel exists in harmony with the natural world around it. The hotel promises so much for all the family with its miles of golden sands stretching far into the distance, enticing spa where tired bodies can rejuvenate, and splendid restaurants with their choice of international flavours and Greek cuisine. This warmly welcoming luxury hotel occupies a prime position on the Cape and is a perfect choice for a getaway. Seize the opportunity to enjoy your favourite watersports, brush up on your game with our tennis coach or take off into the spectacular Mediterranean scenery on a mountain bike. Or you may just be tempted to do absolutely nothing until the cooling azure waters beckon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sani Beach
- Sani Beach Kassandra
- Sani Beach Hotel Halkidiki, Greece