We have just returned from our 8th visit to Aeolos Beach Hotel & are just as happy as the first time we visited & are already looking forward to returning next year. We stayed from 29th August to 12th September. As previously mentioned by numerous other reviewers Angela, Chris, Michael & all the staff & family work very hard to make sure everything is perfect & to resolve any issues you may have. Returning guests are welcomed as old friends, which is how we also feel about everybody there, and new guests are new friends that everyone is pleased to meet.
We have stayed in rooms on all floors of both blocks at the hotel & they are all clean, spacious, well lit & comfortable.
The new ice cream cocktails are superb & I particularly recommend, the White or Pink Lady cocktails or the Chocolate Dream (my husband's favourite was Yellow Fingers or the Zombie from the Classic menu).
The food menu has a good range of options & the food is always fresh, beautifully prepared & in very generous portions. Chris is always willing to adapt any of the dishes if there is something in them that you do not particularly like or fancy.
Our particular thanks go to Angela & Chris for making our first wedding anniversary such a special occasion, with a romantic candlelit table for two set at the end of the pool overlooking the sea.
BBQ night is not to be missed, unless you don't enjoy good food, Greek dancing (which Chris, Angela & their boys do very well) or joining in with a party atmosphere. It is a wonderful chance to really get to know & mix with the other guests at the hotel. The quiz night is also good fun, with plenty of friendly rivalry.
We feel that we have to respond to comments made in previous negative reviews as, whilst we appreciate everybody's opinion is different, some of these issues could have been resolved if raised during the guest's stay at the hotel.
As above we have stayed on all floors of the hotel & do not believe the ground floor rooms are in any way inferior to those on higher floors. The patio area provided in these rooms is more than adequate with space for a table, chairs plus a clothes drying area; they also have the added bonus of overlooking the well tended flower beds. We have also never found them to be dark or dingy & have never had a problem with security. The room safe provided is more than adequate for items that most people take on holiday & easily accommodate our fairly large camera, plus kindle, I-pods. etc. We are sure that had concerns about the securing of the patio door been raised with Angela, she would have ensured housekeeping closed & locked this after servicing the room. The supposedly 'busy walkway' is one that services just 4 or 5 rooms of this already small hotel & we never found it to be busy at all (on the three occasions we have had ground floor rooms).
In relation to the pillows, again this could have been raised with Angela, as she has a number of spare pillows - of varying degrees of firmness. We know this as last year members of our family asked for extra pillows.
As with most hotels in Greece, the facilities are available for use by non residents and topless bathing is neither illegal or immoral &, as stated by a previous reviewer, is commonplace in most hot weather destinations.
The music played at the pool bar could not be described as loud & in fact at the opposite end of the pool from the bar it is often difficult to even hear it. However if the reviewer found it so loud we would be surprised that she could even hear another person 'Skyping' with their friends/family & we are unclear why this should be a problem anyway as the wifi is available for use by anybody using the hotel's facilities.
In relation to the comments about children, we found all the children at the hotel to be extremely well behaved & well supervised by their parents. Obviously they were not silent but neither were they excessively noisy & any issues of misbehaving or excess noise were quickly dealt with by their parents. We were happy to chat with the children & join in with their pool games & as I spent a good hour swimming lengths in the pool every day I can honestly say they did not stop anybody swimming or enjoying the pool in a different way to others.
Thanks again to Chris, Angela, their family, Michael & all the staff, we look forward to seeing everyone again next year & particularly Andreas & Athos.
We have stayed in rooms on all floors & in both blocks & have never had a room that we were...
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