We went for 12 days near the last two weeks in June.
Booked through Transat and flew from Toronto.
We saw this deal, did a bit of research and thought it was the right place to go, base ourselves there and see some of Greece.
First of all, this place is far from Athens, about a hour train trip. The local station in Kinetta is a 15 minute walk from the resort. I read somewhere here about someone feeling unsafe on or near the trains, well we never felt that way once. The train and subway system is modern and fairly clean. Also it could be that I am a rather big guy!
We arrived by bus to the resort from the airport about a hour away.
They took our luggage off and told us it would be safe so we could eat.
They left everyones' luggage outside and unattended.
There was no one to eventually take our luggage to our room.....
Our rooms were basic. Beds were alittle hard and so were pillows.
Bathrooms were nice, showers worked well.
I figure I have been to 10 different countries, and maybe twice that amount of resorts. The food at this place was one of the worse we have seen.
Usually we "figure" it out, get what we like and generally stick with that if the food is not great.
We tried that here and it didn't work.
Let's start with breakfast....
We went when they opened and the buffet food was not hot.
Fresh fruit included canned pears and peaches.
Luckily some days they had watermelon and some fresh fruit, but not all days.
There was no omelette station, so barely warm eggs. Generally the same everyday.
The same problem as breakfast....but get this, they served leftovers disguised as different dishes from the night before. They can deny all they want, but I know from experience.
We ate alot of feta, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and olive oil which were good.
Dinner, they had theme nights but was still barely warm from buffet. Again we ate the feta, tomatoes, etc.....except on Italian night, they don't put out Greek
food that night.
Snacks, in the afternoon, basic lousy sandwiches and desserts.
Desserts at meals were basically average.
Drinks....very weird here.
Went to get a rum and coke in the middle of the afternoon and was told it wasn't available that day as the drink of the day was gin and tonic. Excuse me, I can't get a rum and coke on a resort.
Bar hours, couldn't tell you.
Two pool bars, one(the quiet one)never opened once.
The busy one would be open and sometimes not.
The beach bar was busy because no others were open. The bartender there poured beer in juice size plastic glasses and even then it was half foam.
The bar for the entertainment was open late afternoons and evenings.
Amusing, one night we watched the Manager at closing and right on 11pm, he swipes his hand down and tells them they are closed. Swipes his hand like a umpire in baseball!
Now for the worst part...This is a 100% French resort, they do not cater to English, Polish, Russian or any other part of the world.
Most staff spoke English though.
The bad entertainment was all in French!
One night we arrived when the entertainment was on and we were the only ones not dressed in white. White night was posted in French.
The magazines at the store were in French.
Not one single English channel on TV.
We were aware of this being a French hotel, but they failed to mention or left out alot of information that would have staying elsewhere.
The resort itself is nice. The quiet pool we hung by was nice, looking out from the dining areas to the sea was beautiful.
We ended leaving alot, wanting to see Greece, not a suburb resort of Athens.
One of our best meals was in Agioi Theodoroi. We got on the local train, went over one stop and walked to the beach. After that we went into town, away from the sea and found alittle outside restaurant. We picked our meals from pictures and it cost 13.50 euro. Everything was awesome and we went back full.
Would I go back? To Greece in a second, just not to Kinetta.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa inspires from its unique location and offers visitors a unique mixture of magical scenery. Sea, sun, interminable gardens and clear pools surround this resort.In this beautiful environment one can find a piece of heaven. Relaxing family moments, romantic scenery as well as inexhaustible moments of entertainment, for both young and adults. The Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa offers its guests a complete holiday package. ... more less
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