We stayed at The Lesse in August 07 on a B & B basis and have to agree with some of the comments made by other reviewers.
The hotels web site shows impressive looking photos, but we were disappointed with the rooms, ours was tired and there were several damp patches around the kitchenette and shower areas. Each time we used the kitchen sink water leaked onto the floor. The shower curtains are approx 12 " from the floor and consequently each time we showered the bathroom floor flooded, not very hygienic. The second time this happened we called reception and asked for replacement towels ( we had to use our supply to mop up) this was at 5pm, we were told we would have to wait until 7pm when another member of staff would be on reception.
The Lesse also boasts a 24 hr reception, not the case, the few times we popped in on our way back in the evening we were told "come back at 8am". The breakfasts were ok but no variation. We didnt use the pool at all during our stay, the chlorine fumes were very strong and we preferred to swim in the sea,the beach is ok, a little stony, and the track leading down was badly littered which is a shame as it made it look very shabby, and dont bother taking a snorkel, the only aquatic life we saw was a lone pilchard and a supermarket trolley! We booked through First Choice and for several reasons will not travel with them in the future, the main reason being we were charged £70.00 excess baggage fees on departure at Gatwick, and ended up leaving 10 kilos worth of belongings in our room rather than pay another £70 on our return journey, I think the cleaners birthday arrived early that day! We were unaware we had only 15 kilo allowance each (our fellow passengers all had 20) I can only assume that it was due to our late booking, I say assume because the 3 First Choice reps I spoke to had no idea either. One did offer to help though, she kindly offered to relieve us of our toiletries before our return! Hard lesson learnt, always read the small print (in this case , very small print) or fly with a different tour operator. One thing that puzzled us, we had read so much about the amazing members of staff, but found them to be indifferent, not that this bothered us as we preferred to spend our evenings in the town which was vibrant with a great selection of restaurants. We travel 2 or 3 times a year and found this holiday very poor value for money, I am aware that we travelled peak season, school holidays and all that, but we have enjoyed less expensive holidays, further afield in hotels that deserve their 4* status.
- Also Known As:
- Lesse Hotel Hanioti
- Lesse Hotel Hanioti, Halkidiki
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