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“Not a hotel with children” 2 of 5 stars
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Aristoteles Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Afitos 63077, Greece   |  
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Afitos
Lviv, Ukraine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not a hotel with children”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's not a 4 star hotel. 3 star maximum. HOTEL. The territory looks good, esp there's a nice sea view from the terrace at the reception. That's probably it. We wanted and asked for a hotel that is child-friendly. We specifically stressed that. But what we got was a hotel with hundreds of steps everywhere! At any time you could see parents carrying strollers with babies up and down the steps. Moreover, you can't get to the beach without carrying a stroller! There are steps to the lift and lots more right to the beach. Those parents with 2-3 children were sick and tired of carrying kids and stuff up and down and basically just stayed at the pool. ROOMS. Rooms are really bad. Dark, rusty, broken, chipped, cracked etc parts of furniture, mirror, shelves and so on. We had a huge hollow (dent) in a mattress where our baby was sleeping. Did they host elephants in that room before?!? Every single day there was someone at the reception asking to change their room. FOOD. Food in general was good and tasty, but breakfast, salads and dessert were ABSOLUTELY the same for 10 days we stayed there. Desserts deserve another comment :) Just pudding, jelly, canned peaches and some fresh fruit. I remember just 2 cakes in 10 days. I think I could tolerate all that no prob if it were not for the beach. BEACH. It was nice to look at, but again not good for kids. Huge slippery stones along the beach. There were adults who hurt themselves! And ... what was absolutely despicable was sunbeds that cost 5 Euros a set. If that was for a day, that would still be acceptable. BUT when you leave the beach for lunch, you have to take your stuff with you and when you come back to the beach ... you have to pay 5 Euros again!!!! At some other beaches that we traveled to (for e.g. Chrousso) you pay 3 Euros a day. And that was a really great and child-friendly beach :) ANIMATION/ENTERTAINMENT. We were promised super cool and great animation fro children. As many other parents .... we were looking forward to it. You'll never guess how the kids were entertained. 20 min of dancing to the same songs every day. Mini club was open 2 hours a day where a girl who was wearing a BOMO CLUB T-shirt either watched TV or chatted with friends. Lots of people said that they were so disappointed with the hotel that they would never come back to Greece again. INTERNET. And of course Wi-Fi in the lobby. Actually absence of it. I wasted hours sitting, waiting ... trying to connect. I'd rather say there's NO INTERNET in the lobby ...

Room Tip: Rooms away from the pool. TOOOOOOO loud there :)
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Bulgaria
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The hotel is terrible. The rooms are like a hospital. The bathroom is just ... terrible !!! But the food is so-so '' pretty '' ... elevator down one floor and only then is terribly steep down ... I have no words ... It is a 1 star ... What 4 ??? The pool can be said that roughly it. The staff is also terrible ... not worth the money .. It is a 1 star ... I'm not happy. The beach is very rocky .. This hotel is in every level ...

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We spent there 5 nights in the beginning of september this year. We paid for a 4 star star hotel , all inclusive, but we got nothing more than a bad survice, rude stuff, undiversified tasteless low-quality food, cheap drinks ( only the cheapest red-white wine, beer, tap-water that tasted like sprite and some soft drinks that tasted like coca-cola products , only filter coffee and tea ; the one good thing actually was the frappe)
Our room was on the ground floor, very poorly decorated with old furniture. Bathroom was the worst thing- old and looked like it's going to fall apart every moment, full of bugs and worms everywhere!!! It was a smelly room! Although they cleaned the room every day it kept smelling. They changed sheets and towels only once for five days !

The resort includes a private beach, about 5 mins walking distance, but the beach is durty and badly-kept. There we had to pay for unbrellas and sun beds, for drinks and food. The swimming pool in the resort was not adapted for kids. I even did not see a life-guard niether at the beach, nor at the pool.
Personnel speaks only greek and russian ?!?!?! On the second day of our stay a wasp stung my foot and it took me 30 minutes to explain to the woman at reception that I needed medical help and some medicine. At the end it turned out they even didn't have a first aid kit and I had to go to the nearest village on my own to search for farmacy ...
As a conclussion I have to say that at this resort there is nothing good but the location. I was very disappointed of my stay there and I will never go back there, neither would I recommend to anyone to go there!!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tirgu Mures, Romania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The only thing that is 4 stars it could be the sea view from every angle of the hotel and from the pool/bar . Rooms are like the 90' , the personal is very poor ( i ask for a glass of wine with sprite , they gived me a glass of sprite and then disappeared).No english only russian or greek .I will not go back there even for free and i`m not bluffing.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

everything here is a joke.4 stars hotel is a joke.This hotel is not 4 stars maybe 2 stars.The food is poor and not diversified,same breakfast 7 days long,drinks are all cheap,employees do not speak English,only greek or russian (?????) the rooms are very old,bathrooms are antic,overall a very poor experience and i would not recommend to anybody.

Room Tip: Do not go there
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed for one weekend. The best thing in the hotel is the sea view and the beach, which is very nice and close to the hotel (5 mins on foot). Unfortunately almost everything else is a disaster. The rooms are old and very simple for a 4 star hotel, the bathrooms are also old and the food is uneatable. No drink had a taste that i know. Even the Coca Cola tasted different. Apparently they offered their guests drinks that looked like the originals, but didnt taste like them.Most of the food had a neutral taste so that nothing would impress you positively and furthermore, it took 5 hours to digest it.All in all, i wouldnt recommend it. The services provided are very low, especially for a 4 star hotel

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nis, Serbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Food- not very good quality,fairly uniform- green beans and macaroni; cheapest drinks,coffee from a vending machine; fruit-oranges and apples for dinner and canned peaches for breakfast; When we asked for the internet they have recommended us to buy the card for the internet, even though the offer stated that there is a free Wi Fi...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Afitos 63077, Greece
Location: Greece > Central Macedonia > Halkidiki Region > Kassandra > Afitos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Afitos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aristoteles Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Faithful to regional architecture, Aristoteles Beach Hotel has been operating since 1991 and is a point of reference for Chalkidiki, and especially Kassandra. It offers the closest proximity to Thessaloniki, while at the same time providing access to the crystal clear waters and the sandy beaches of Toroneos gulf.The hotel complex comprises of 8 separate amphitheatric buildings. As a result, almost all of our rooms have a magnificent view of the sea. ... more   less 
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