The Hermitage is located a 10-minute walk back from the beach, on a very large property set amidst pines. Walking up to the hotel is like time-travel: everything dates back to the 60's and they have somehow resisted pressure to change anything. Yet the hotel is meticulously maintained.
Rooms are comfortable, exceptionally clean, and most of them overlook the hotel's large garden. The staff is excellent, and hotel rooms appear to be cleaned more than once a day. There is a shuttle bus to the hotel's beach, yet this does not run very often.
Be aware that beach access is often not included in the room rates during the high season. Beach access with an umbrella (what they call a tent) and a few deck chairs will cost up to 240 Euros / day. The private beach facilities are also very well maintained, and the hotel (together with the Augustus hotel) has a nice restaurant directly on the beach for lunch. This restaurant has good food, very good service, and a nice selection of wines.
The Hermitage is a very child-friendly hotel, and it caters to families with small children. During high season, there is a mix of Italian and German guests, with some English and Russians as well. Once September comes around, the place turns to German package tourism who all 'pensione completa', and the hotel feels a lot fuller.
My main complaint is the food in hotel's own restaurant. The breakfast buffet is good and offers a broad choice. Yet for dinner everything really resembles cafeteria fare. No matter whether one ordered meat or fish, everything came with overcooked broccoli and cold home-fries. Very bland and uninspired. Particularly for guests that did not book "pensione completa", it makes no sense at all to eat here. The restaurant situation is all the more problematic as the prices border on the absurd: a small chicken nugget dish for a 2-year old is charged at 28 Euros!
The hotel urgently needs to change its restaurant.
Other than that, the Hermitage is a very nice hotel
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