We look, like many others, at Trip Advisor to help plan independent holidays. we chose Nostos hotel on the basis of excellent reviews. However I'm wondering if everyone stopped at the same hotel. Ok it was not bad, some parts were lovely but I can see why Thomson Holidays are not using it next year. It is a little 'tired' with things like mould around the bath and trim missing from the edges of furniture in the room. Perhaps because of all the previous excellent reviews we expected much better than we got. Maybe some reviewers do not want to submit average or poor reviews of establishments that generally seem to have very good reviews.
We chose a suite, with a spa bath. When you have no water on one night and tepid water on others, a spa bath is not much use. We did report it but got a shrug of shoulders in response and "it should be better tomorrow...."
People talk about the 'wonderful welcome' perhaps that is given to 'returners' as all we got was "Hello, do you have your booking reference....he will show you to your room" That was it!
The indoor pool was very cold, the jacuzzi was freezing, the sauna was not working - all these you pay for in your overall price. Others have commented on the breakfast - only average at best. Orange squash is not what I would expect from this type of establishment!
There are plus points to Nostos, it is very clean - really exceptionally clean! the pool is good and the price of food and drink is also good. The yoghurt and honey was the redeeming part of breakfast. The staff are friendly.
Many people have commented on the walk to Afitos - 25 minutes - how can the hotel say it is in Afitos when Kallithea is 5 minutes away?
So we are reminded of the story of the Emperors New Clothes - everyone saying how splendid his clothes were....... If the hotel addresses the issues it can be a great place. It is located in a lovely part of Greece.
If you have a car try the west coast - through Kassandria to the lovely beach at Siviri and excellent taverna.(10 minutes away from Nostos)
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Nostos Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Nostos Hotel Afitos, Halkidiki, Greece