Just come back from 2 weeks at The Red Tower Hotel. Had a wonderful relaxed time and met lots of new friends with whom we shared many a good laugh! The hotel itself is fairly remote and
up in the hills. There is a free shuttle twice a day which takes about 10 minutes to the
small town of Nidri. One of the main things that saddened me when we arrived was that no one helped with our suit cases. I am 72 and by no means incapable, but I had to struggle with our heavy suit case up and down several flights of stairs while staff just looked on !
Our rep Suzanne turned out to be a real super star! She dealt with a few
niggles quite admirably! The food tended to be of the basic Greek type but the main niggle
was the food was never really hot. It was all prepared in the kitchen at the back of the pool
bar and had to carried up a flight of stairs to the restaurant. Suzanne managed to get us
some fried eggs on a few mornings to the delight of many, but the cold food issue was never
really dealt with. My partner Val, had a fall just before we arrived, we didn't know it then
but she had broken a bone in her foot. Suzanne procured some crutches for her for a small
fee, (after she negotiated the ridiculous high fee asked!). However, I think the last person
to have used them was Noah, after he tripped over a ferret on board the Ark!
They were quite truthfully useless, no fault of Suzanne's. She turned out to be the best rep
we have ever encountered and she got our money back! Val soldiered on without the crutches
and truly never let her fall spoil our holiday. All in all we had a good time. Our room was
what you would expect for this type of holiday but we got the stunning views we asked for.
The maids never really excelled themselves, arriving late in the afternoon to sparsely clean
the room and would insist on throwing Val's shoes way to the back of the sofa so I had to
crawl on the floor to retrieve them!
The bar staff deserve a mention, Manos Yanna & Nikos proved to have great senses of humour
and took all the stick we threw at them and gave good in return!
Would we go back? No. The food issue really needs to get sorted. I'm used to walking out
from where we are staying, with my camera. You can't really wander off anywhere without
getting a bus. A little too remote. This spoiled it for me.
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- Also Known As:
- Red Tower Hotel Nikiana
- Red Hotel Nikiana
- Red Tower Lefkada, Ionian Islands - Nikiana