The hotel is located in a quiet, not very commercialized area near the place called Callandra. It is suitable for family vacations as it has both an outdoor and an indoor children's playground.,which was very important for us because we were travelling with our 2-year-old daughter.
The hotel has a nice big pool with warm sea water and there's also a small pool for kids where the water is almost hot. There is an animation team, a young couple from Bulgaria, who really have a special way with kids. The girl held aqua-dance lessons for the kids everyday, while the young man was in charge of animating the ladies in the pool (a 40-minute aqua-dance at 10 every day) and teaching tennis lessons.
In my opinion, the hotel has several downsides.
Firstly, they charged extra for sunbeds in the morning which we found odd since the beach was private (only for hotel guests). This wasn't the case if we went to the beach after 4 in the afternoon!
Secondly, although the beach is sandy, there is only one place of about 1,5 meter where you can enter the water walking on sand so, naturally, people want to use that 'entrance'. This results in a crowd at a very small area and it put us off going swimming in the sea several times.
Next, the outdoor children't playground is on grass which was always watered in the evening and ,because of the heat, the evenings were the only time when we could take our kids there. The problem was not really the water and the wet feet, but the huge number of mosquitoes that came out of the grass after the watering.
Then, the rooms are poorly decorated, even though I must say that they are clean and have a small kitchenette, which is pretty handy.
Finally, the choice of food for breakfast and dinner was the same every day! As we usually eat fruit for breakfast, we found it ok, but dinner mostly consisted of pasta. In ten days, not once did they serve cooked meat or seafood. On the top of it, they charged extra for a bottle of water.
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- Also Known As:
- Mendi Hotel Kalandra, Halkidiki, Greece