Lets begin with the initial impressions. the images potrayed online make this hotel look like the perfect location. however on arrival we were told these images are 3 years old. As you can even see on trip advisor the image looks great. i assure you that matina hotel is NOTHING like this. On arrival at the hotel we were informed that this particular hotel was fully booked and that we would be able to be transferred to an all inclusive hotel in kolumbia, however it all seemed too good to be true and so we visited the other hotel and googled the other hotel to make an informed decision, which was described as "a hell hole" and various other phrases. On our return we said we would contact our travel agency, which the staff did not like and immediately provided us with rooms. during our time here we witnessed this customer service of turning away holiday makers was done on a select few of individuals, especially families. The accomodation itself was smaller than in pictures that were advertised, and on a frequent basis the bathroom would flood. Our bed covers were changed daily and a new towel was provided however the sheets on the bed were not changed once. within the lobby there was a pool table, but was also accompanied by some sort of bee hive in the corner of that area. The swimming pool was filtered, however in terms of appearance was rather dirty and did not have any chemicals cleaning it. The Bar area itself was in tatters, some sort of sheeting above the tables was completly ripped off and one or 2 sheets remained above, the bar itself was covered it chipboard as temporary repairs and "comfort area" with pillows and something you may call a table i guess, was industrial crates staked up with a piece of glass on top, hooray you have a table. Locking the rooms were very difficult as the locks themselves have been worn out so security isnt very strong. LOCATION WISE, you have to walk atleast 15minutes to the main road, and the beach itself is a good 20=30 minute walk away, which itself is NOT the best beach around. i would suggest the lindos and pefkos side. On the last day we were kicked out of our rooms 6 hours before our departure, even as we asked to keep the rooms. however we were told that they were very busy, which ofcourse was a lie and half the rooms were vacant in the hotel. so we sat in the lobby for the entire time. we decided to eat on the last day by the pool which resulted in me throwing up on the plane journey back. i would not suggest the pork chops. SAVE YOURSELF MONEY, spend a little extra and find a better place! NOT WORTH THE PRICE
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matina hotel is situated on the outskirts of Faliraki, in a quiet and peaceful location. A short walk from the hotel will take you to the lively center and to one of the best beaches on the island. Matina hotel is a family run hotel and whether you’re a first time visitor or a returning friend you will soon feel at home with the hospitality that the Simiakos family will show you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Matina Hotel Faliraki
- Hotel Matina Faliraki, Rhodes