We chose to stay at this hotel for a weekend and left wishing we had stayed a week. After having turned off the highway and heading in the direction of the hotel, we were surprised by the beauty of the location. Mountains, marshes covered with burgundy colored wild flowers, grazing cows and a lovely pine tree forest. The hotel complex is quite big and consists of 2 two story buildings, small in size, which offer rooms on each floor accessible by stairs. The rest of the accommodation is a large variety of bungalows, each offering its own grassy yard and trees. I suspect that some bungalows have rooms on upper floors as well.
Our main building room was fairly comfortable with a small balcony overlooking the grassy grounds and pine forest. The color scheme was white and turquoise, giving an island feel but the walls were in need of some more paint as you could see the previous wall designs through the one coat paint. Small functional bathroom with stand up shower and shower curtain. Good closet space, vanity desk, TV and air conditioning that only will only work when the balcony sliding window/door is closed. The only real problem we had with the room was the very hard mattresses.
The rest of the hotel consists of one large dining room, large game room offering a couple of arcade games and a pool table, 2 comfortable sized swimming pools, 1 pool bar, 1 tennis court, basket ball court, small children's play ground with a small pool, mini golf and an amphitheater, and gift shop that has some really nice swim wraps and beach dresses. All meals are buffet (self service) and nicely prepared. They offered a pretty good variety of meals.
The hotel originally caters to German and French groups but is now also accepting individual travelers. There are live animation programs especially created for each group, in their language, but anyone is allowed to watch
The second swimming pool is on the edge of the hotel premises and has 2 exit gates that lead on to a bridge that crosses a small river which separates the hotel premises from the sandy beach. The beach is one of the most beautiful I've seen. Miles and miles of golden sand. Each bridge exits onto a boardwalk that leads to the sea and beach bar.
One of the reasons we chose this hotel was that they allow pets and we were able to bring our dog. We did however have a problem on the first day with the dining situation. Breakfast is served in the indoor dining room but lunch and dinner is served beside the pool. A sudden rain shower on our first day, forced them to serve lunch and dinner inside and were not allowed to take the dog with us. We took turns having lunch and had dinner at one of the 2 taverns which are a couple of minute walk from the hotel. The rest of the time we had our meals by the pool.
I recommend this to anyone who is looking for some real relaxation. No driving in the heat to go to the beach, no lugging beach bags and all the usual junk. Just step out of your room in your bathing suite and towel and have a blast.
- Also Known As:
- Kalogria Beach Hotel And Bungalows
- Kalogria Beach Hotel & Bungalows Greece/Peloponnese