We stayed here one night when our return flight was cancelled so had little choice of room as the airline made the arrangements, even so the "basic" room was appalling with 1970s bathroom, dirty carpets (in the room and corridors) and beds that were very uncomfortable. The buffet dinner was so bad that it was almost impossible to find anything edible (grey baby corn, potatoes "in the oven" that were soggy and cold) other than the fresh fruit salad. Breakfast was equally poor with most of the cooked food hardly warm and a queue for the only toaster many deep! Perhaps if you pay more the rooms are better but the food will be the same. To be charitable over 200 of us arrived with little notice but even those who were already staying there seemed to have the same food etc. The final insult was being asked to pay 15euro for wifi access per day, we declined! The views were great but just look at them from the road instead of staying here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Skiathos Palace Hotel is built on a hillside, overlooking “Maratha” beach and one of the most widely known beaches in Europe, the famous “Koukounaries” beach (both beached are awarded with the “Blue Flag”). Situated only 10kms from Skiathos Town and set in a pine forest at the north-west corner of the island, the hotel's pool and restaurant areas are offering views so spectacular that they will take your breath away!The hotel has 249 rooms and 9 suites, all with air-condition, private bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, 3-channel music, mini-bar and balcony. Skiathos Palace Hotel offers many facilities such as 24-hours reception, safe deposit boxes, currency exchange, swimming pool, tennis court, indoor-lounge bar, poolside snack-bar, room service, mini market, car/motorbike rental office, Wi-Fi access, children's playground, baby sitting, laundry service & parking.At the beautiful beach of Koukounaries under the hotel, all water sports are available. The hotel offers indoors and outdoors dining. The main restaurant serves American breakfast and the best of European and Greek cuisine. At the roof top grill restaurant “The White View” you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view and taste the famous greek “taverna style”, with delicious barbecue, other local dishes and exceptional sea food. For relaxation and sunbathing, guests may choose between the large outdoor fresh-water pool and the famous “Koukounaries” beach or the peaceful “Maratha” beach, which is organized by the hotel.The hotel's conference and banqueting facilities are ideal for those who want to combine fun and relaxation of a resort with creative, organized conferences. The five conference rooms are located on the premises of the Skiathos Palace Hotel and can be equipped with all technical requirements. The hotel is constantly renewing its services and it was awarded the international certificates ISO 9001:2008 (hotel services), ISO 14001:2004 (System of Environmental Management), ISO 22000:2005 (System of Food Safety Management) and the eco-labels “Green Key” and “Travelife”. You are invited to enjoy the exceptional standards of hospitality and service for which Skiathos Palace Hotel is noted: Management and team of highly trained professionals will be delighted to satisfy your every wish. ... more less
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