We stayed a week in a ground floor "bungalow / apartment" unit on a timeshare trade. Upon discovery that our 1-bedroom condo was filled with five twin beds, we asked for other accommodations and were assured that we could move the next afternoon. When we checked the desk the next afternoon, we were told that we could have moved that morning but that option was now gone and we'd have to wait until the next day. When that time arrived, we were told that all rooms were the same so there was no reason to move! What a run-around and waste of time. Worse, who goes on vacation to relax in a unit with five beds and no sofas or comfort chairs. We survived with plastic and wood casual dining chairs. The beds were as hard as the chairs, a matter that a $60/bed investment in memory foam toppers would solve. Timeshare resort beds in Mexico, once notoriously hard, are now generally upgraded to seem "soft" in comparison.
Everything else in the unit was very dated. I haven't seen a range as old as here in a few decades. The bathroom was large but also ancient. The shower curtain rod for the tub had to be set inside the tub so far (wall design) that it was hard to keep the curtain from clinging while showering. Ridiculous.
There were only six or seven outlets in the four-room unit and some of those were the height of the wall switches (photo). Bring extension cords if you want to recharge devices in convenient places or use them while charging. If this was ever a Club Med property, members were either too drunk all the time to notice the general shoddy workmanship of these units, or issues have been ignored since original opening.
These wasn't the worst part of our "Poor" stay, however. This resort is also a major events center, and there was a regional teens / young adult salsa competition going on the night of our arrival. There were hundreds of youth running around in packs long past posted "quiet hours." The worst noise came from the performance hall adjacent to the condo units and within 200 feet or ours. The amplified music and cheering / screams lasted until midnight, and then the kids had a hard time getting to bed with doors banging and kids talking / laughing loudly in the tunnel-like unit corridors. Management "apologized" the next day and assured us that the event had concluded. Not so. The situation lasted two more nights, and then other activities took their place. Golden Coast shouldn't be offered as an accommodation to travelers who aren't associated with the dominant event, or they should limit such events to non-peak tourist season.
Aside from all the above, the resort's amenities were quite good. The pools were large and well-maintained. The grounds were neat but not landscaped to the degree of better timeshare resorts. The two restaurants we looked into were nicely designed and seemed reasonable but we didn't try either on our busy sightseeing itinerary. The beach is small, round pebbles rather than sand but was quite inviting. The sea was warm enough for swimming in early May!
For Greek families looking for a vacation, the property likely works fine with the private bedroom with twin beds and three more beds in the "living room." The kitchen is adequate for simple cooking. With the pools and beach, the resort seems fine for a family break, provided that there are no competing events. For this clientele, the resort rates 3 stars, for us only one - so a 2-star average rating.
One final comment for foreign visitors who might choose this for touring the Attica region. You will undoubtedly have a rental car, and this location is a reasonable choice for day-trips to the Peloponesse Peninsula, Delphi, and other major tourist venues as well as the greater Athens area. You can also drive about 25 minutes to a Metro (subway) station, park free, and take the train downtown for a couple of bucks. The resort staff speaks perfect English and is eager to help with such directions.
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