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Royal Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Polychrono, Polichrono 63085, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Polichrono
1 review
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“Just back from Royal Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay. Hotel is certainly value for money. Very helpful and friendly staff. Cleaned our room virtually every day. Everything clean and smart. Had an issue with the toilet and they had a plumber in within an hour to fix. Polichrono is a good resort with plenty of choice for those that want to eat traditional Greek menu. Will be back in the future

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Visited the hotel for the 4 days of at 15 of August. The facilities are good, the personel is friendly and helpful, and we got more than enought for what we paid.

Definatelly our first choice for our next days-off

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I visited Royal hotel with my family at the end of July for 10 nights and we are glad with our choice about the accommodation.
The staff is so kind and helpful and the rooms are more than comfort!
We had a standard one bedroom apartment which was close to the pool.
The rooms have kitchen, fringe, LCD tv, large bathroom and 2 air condition!!! One in each room of the apartment!
As for the bar...you can find a big variety of cocktails and almost all the drinks that you wish!

The resort of Polychrono is full of restaurants, nice beach,very clean sea and some nice bars in front of the beach.

I will definitely come back again!

Thank you for our pleasure holidays.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

the great positives: spotlessly clean, ample sized rooms, perfect and friendly service.

We were a big group of friends with their families, 10 adults- 12 children and we presumed and expected poor service. We couldn't be more wrong. By the second day after our arrival we staff new all of us by name and the type of coffee each of us preferred.

Apart from the pool area there are many entertainment spots for children in the hotel such as mini golf, ping pong and chess...But frankly when you are in Halkidiki it is a real waste not to head to one of the fantastic beaches in the area.

Breakfast was more than adequate for a three star hotel. Lunch and snacks were ok. We have not tried the BBQ buffet but it smelled great.

Only minor request was for a safe in the rooms, it would have kept us a bit more comfortable with the cash we had on us (not many places accept credit cards in Halkidiki)

One of the places we would definitely go back to and I am more than happy to recommend!

Room Tip: I would avoid the rooms around the pool area. Try the new building in front of the mini golf course.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Got this deal off the web for cracking price,we had a corner studio apartment with 2 balconys,the apartment was ideal for 2 people with good kitchen facility's ,also the shower room was very good.there are 2swimming pools with plenty of sun beds and a nice pool bar.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southend on Sea
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Well where to start? The hotel itself is well kept and clean (except for the pool). As usual we had read the previous reviews about the hotel and were quite pleased with what we had read. Family run hotel for families, clean, good resort etc. BUT....

Firstly the pool is too small for the number of apartments that are there. The kids called it the postage stamp. It had scum from sun cream and sweat around it and was not cleaned properly. Old Man Kostas 'cleaned' this with a broom himself every few days using some sort of cleaning mixture which he then threw into the pool.

The gym equipment was mostly in need of repair or was broken.

We arrived on Monday 12th August 2013, shown straight to our room, had the air conditioning etc. all explained. Nice touch that being included in the price. We travelled as a family of four. Our two kids soon made friends with a number of other British kids staying there. Nice bunch, usual stuff ,skylarking in the pool, no conflicts or arguments. All got on really well. Kids in pools splash right? Our 14 year old son decided to jump/dive into the pool. This caused a splash, there was no-one likely to have been hit when he did so, but he splashed water on the side of the pool. Old man Kostas - must be in his late 60's early 70's - ran from the bar area, where he presides, screaming at our son. We let it go as we thought it was to do with the fact that he deemed it to be dangerous. However, later the same evening a bunch of Italian kids including a couple of adults were skylarking amongst themselves. Bombing, splashing pushing and shoving and so on. Old Man Kostas was tidying up the pool area and just watched them. My wife also watched this for 20mins & noticed that they weren't told off at all.

The following day after a bit of a late night our son came down to the pool at about 11 a.m. Kostas immediately ran from the bar again and screamed at him, telling him not to splash water. This time we didn't let it go. I (Dad) confronted Kostas on the poolside. An argument ensued. Sarah, the Thomson rep who is really good, happened to arrive at the hotel just as this was happening. I had checked to see what time she was due, but Old Man Kostas went straight to her and it was clear to see that he was asking her to speak to me. As I wanted to make a complaint to her about him anyway, I went over. My wife had just come down to the poolside to be told that the row was on going and that Kostas had berated our son even though he had not been in the water yet. She was furious and also then became involved. The Hotel manager (possibly Christos) became involved due to the language barrier. When it was pointed out what had happened on both days, we did insinuate that Kostas did not like the English, both he and Christos suggested that we were lying yet there were a number of people who had seen both incidents which we mentioned and agreed to tell Sarah our rep.
Although Kostas realised then that he had been wrong and apologised profusely, it put a whole downer on the holiday. The other children that had been in the pool and were friends with our two, got out & they all went to play table tennis instead.Our 9 yr old daughter had to be persuaded to go in the pool afterwards as she was scared to do so for fear of being told off..

During the rest of the holiday, Kostas did tell other children to stop certain things, but never an adult, who may have been doing the same.

Ok rant over.

The resort is very small, but most of the restaurants serve good food. Cockney Café definitely a must. Because Polichrono is part of the Greek mainland the resort is easily reached by road by people from bordering Nations. Lots of Eastern Europeans now travel there and the resort seems to have lost the traditional Greek feel to it that seemed to be prevalent in previous reviews. Signs in the souvenir shops informing customers not to steal. The atmosphere was a bit intimidating to be honest.

Also didn't like the fact that cars could drive along the seafront promenade at all times regardless of how busy it was. So much so that one restaurant which had seats outside had to move guests that were eating to let a car get by.

I would not recommend this hotel to those travelling with children between the ages of 8yrs -17yrs. The staff generally were very friendly and the hotel, as mentioned is cleaned regularly, but there is no entertainment and children could become bored very easily if they don't make friends there. There is also the Kostas element.

Be wary that the Hotel and Thompson are, apparently, parting company from next year. The Hotel wants people to book it directly through them and, yes, even we were asked to come back.

The beach in Polichrono is very small and busy. There are other, far nicer, beaches in other resorts and bays that are close by.

Room Tip: We were in room 209, two bedroom apartment on 2nd floor, which did over look the pool area. Each of...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Christos K, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
As Manager of the hotel i would like to express my opinion about this review.

the last 15 years we hade thousands of guests from uk and the majority of them say the best about the hotel and the staff.

A good relationship between customer and business CAN BE SUCCEDED only by respecting the rules.

I would like to apologize for the misunderstanding with the ''OLD KOSTAS'
but also him as also all the staff want all the customers to be satisfied.
So if anyone cause problem we observe him staight away.

For summer 2014 we will not cooperate with thomson, so we would like the customer from UK who are satisfied with the hotel to have the opportunity to come here again and again, as we believe that they are very good customers and many of them are for us more friends than customers!!

Anyway we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel for your holidays and we are glad to see you again..

Kind Regards,

Christos Kapoulas
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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for just a week in August 2013. Lovely hotel. The staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful, the rooms spotlessly clean, although basic. The hotel is in a good position, far enough from the shops etc to be quiet but not too far when walking out to the beach or for meals and drinks in the evening.
The resort itself is very quiet and therefore not very suitable for teenagers or for families with older children. We ate in a different restaurant each night of our stay and had a fantastic meal every night. We would highly recommend Nefeli (you need to try their version of Klefiko) and the Tulip restaurant which is located in a side street. We also ate in the family-run Meze restaurant on the sea front which was lovely. We visited the Cockney Café which had a wide variety or English dishes with enormous portions but really prefer to eat local cuisine when we holiday.
The drinks in the bars in Polichrono are not cheap. You are looking at around 6 euros for a spirit and mixer. However we feel that food is good value for money.
On our last evening we took a short cab ride into Hanioti. More choice of places to drink here with livelier bars and a bit more holiday atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Polychrono, Polichrono 63085, Greece
Location: Greece > Central Macedonia > Halkidiki Region > Kassandra > Polichrono
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Polichrono
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Feel like your home... and more!In a beautiful village of Chalkidiki in Polychrono, the peninsula of Kassandra, awaits a modern complex three-star hotel to offer a very relaxing and beautiful moments. The Hotel Royal - Apartments combines natural beauty, located between green hills and close to the turquoise waters of the Gulf Toroneos, with all the amenities a traveler wishes for a memorable vacation. If you wish to swim in the crystal clear turquoise sea of the region, the distance to the beach is not more than 3 minutes. If you want to stroll or shop, the village center is just 2 minutes from the hotel. The Hotel Royal - Apartments is the ideal destination for family vacations and promises to provide you with everything you have in your home and ... much more! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Apartments Royal
The Kostas Hotel Polichrono
Kostas Hotel Polichrono
Royal Hotel Polichrono, Greece - Halkidiki

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