We stayed at this hotel the first week of August 2010.We were a mixed group consisting of children aged 4 to 11yrs ,2 families ages 30 - 65 and 3 tenns aged 16 yrs.The hotel itself is up a very steep bank.We were quite shocked when we arrived as it was clearly out of the way compared to the others near the town. However,the hotel was very pretty looking we arrived late at night and the reception staff were very welcoming. They showed us to our rooms. Our rooms consisted of 1 maisonette style with an up and a down and 3 balconies,it was very nice .The other rooms were basic concrete based beds ,shower/bath very typically Greek.The rooms were clean and the maids came every day to make /clean the beds and refresh the towels.The hotel is set amongst quite hilly grounds with quite a lot of steps to some of the apartments/rooms. However this was not a problem even with one of our group using sticks due to a medical condition.After we booked in we were taken to the restauraunt where 13 meals had been provided for us (Salad/meats) etc and drinks.This was lovely as we didn't expect it.The hotel pool looked lovely lit up from the terraceThere is 2 pools,1 which is the main one which is clean but be careful as itis very deep at the deep end.The other pool is set in a quiter part of the hotel at the back in very nice surroundings.There is a games room under the pool area with table tennis,snooker and Ice Hockey.There is a shop on site which sells inflatables and basic provisons and newspapers.All inclusive consists of breakfasts which were ok ,scrambled egg with ham ,boiled eggs,hotdogs.Some cereals,bread jams ,choc spread no toast facility.Tea/coffe and orange juice /grapefruit juice.AI opens @ 10am.Self serve from lager pump,lemondae,coke,sprite,fanta orange,Rose 7 White wine.Ice cream in tubs which u help yourself too also.Dinner served from 1pm in pool terrace area.We found the food ok to be honest ,chips,salads,chicken,pastas etc.Tea served in main dining area,much the same chefs cooked either fish or meat then there was chips,salads,pastas even a cheese pastie style dish.Self serve lager wines pop.The all inc drinks consited of lager,rose wine,white wine,ouzo or raki.The rest you need to pay for.The AI ends propmt @ 11PM.There is no entertainment in the hotel apart form a greek nite which was 5 euros and is set around the pool ,you receive a cocktail.It was quite good.There is no entertainment at the hotel other than the greek nite.There is a small bar where people sit which does have lovely views over the sea and we just made our own entertaintment.The children spent the evenings playing cards/DS etc. Another thing to mention is that we were the only english as far as we know at this hotel. It does seem to be more German,Dutch orientated.We did venture into Herssonissos itself a few evenings which was a 15 min walk quite a feat in the sweltering heat however we were fine just had no makeup on by the time we got there lol!.We did however get taxis back as the banks are just too steep the taxis were 7 euros or 10 by the time we tipped.The town itself is a long strip style,Dutch end and Irish end.Bog standard terrace bars over looking sea on one side.Air conditioned small bars on the other amongst pizza ,crepe stalls.It was ok .Our 3 teenage girls however loved it and had a few hours in Amesia nighclub. It was lively enough for the girls as they are still quite young, for older teens etc may be a bit of a let down compared to Malia.Quiet if you like quiet with no entertainment and some lively bars if thats what you likeThe beaches are small shingle but we went snorkelling and you can go out quite far and stand,it's lovely even our 4 yr old went way out with us..All in all we had a lovely hol as we made our own entertainment but there was nothing really for children here.Luckily though our kids are happy playing cards,etc ha ha.To sum up- Hotel is cheap and cheerful just as expected,in lovely setting but a bit out the way if you prefer a busier holiday.Staff were lovely with us if your nice to folk you are treat nice in return.The head of the restauraunt is particularly welcoming.The food was just as expected we were happy with it,can be repetative but arent all hotels like that.The weather was scorching so what we done to keep our room cool was to ask for a second card to keep in the air con slot in the room,our rooms stayed cool day & night which was just what ya needed as it was boiling. Don't be put off by the bad reviews I did enjoy the holiday mainly because we have fun as a family which u prob need to be able to do if your after a entertaining holiday as its not that kind of hotel.The teenagers had the best week of their lives in the bars,the little kids had fun in the pool,the adults had a relaxing holiday.All in all enjoyable but wouldn't go back as we like a more family orientated hotel with some entertainment,more english speaking families,and near enough the resort to walk back without using taxis.
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