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#1 of 5 hotels in Messini
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Finding an ideal charming all-inclusive resort in Messini does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Neilson Buca Beachclub, a nice option for travelers like you.

Rooms at Neilson Buca Beachclub provide a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Neilson Buca Beachclub guests have access to a concierge and room service. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Neilson Buca Beachclub.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Ginger Cafe Gastro Bar, which is a wine bar that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Messini is also home to Ancient Messini, a popular ancient ruins that is not too far from Neilson Buca Beachclub.

Neilson Buca Beachclub looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Messini.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
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Table tennis
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Spa
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
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Soundproof rooms
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Private balcony
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AliW058 wrote a review Aug 4
Portsmouth, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited Messini in 2019 with our older teenagers but this was a first visit to Buca. Thoroughly enjoyed it, peaceful and friendly. Food and staff exceptional and extra little touches such as Nespresso machine in room and complimentary smoothie/cocktail etc very welcome. Room very clean and comfortable though with all the activities on offer you don’t spend much time there. The Buca staff are first rate - particular mention to Spiri who is always there to help with a smile. She took the complimentary wine tasting which was fun. All the local staff across the site were friendly and welcoming. The food is amazing! The British Neilson team were also excellent. The tennis team are fantastic - a great enthusiastic group of coaches. Superdrills is well worth the small additional charge and Booze and balls and coaches exhibition very entertaining. Rosie at yoga is lovely, and we also kayaked, paddle boarded, cycled. As mentioned in previous reviews Climb Up who operate trips are very good. We went to Kalamata and to Kardamili for the climbing, which was superb. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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HWyAnP wrote a review Jul 2022
High Wycombe, United Kingdom32 contributions32 helpful votes
We were contacted by Nielson 7 weeks before our departure to ask if we wanted to switch our reservation from Messini to Buca as they had decided to allow teenagers 15+ to stay in the resort. We decided to switch and it was definitely the right decision. Buca has a different, more boutique vibe to a "normal" Nielson resort. The pool (which is 50m) is quiet, there are ample sunbeds at any point during the day, complimentary smoothies, fruit, canapes and cocktails are served at various points through the day and the restaurant serves fantastic buffets for breakfast and lunch and a 3 course a la carte evening meal. Sitting down for a 3 course meal was great and it created an event in the evening rather than the usual scramble to the buffet! The food through our entire stay was fantastic. Buca is very quiet, but Messini is literally next door and my youngest son participated in TAG at Messini and we tended to use the Messini bar in the evening where there was more life. It was great to be able to have the use of both hotels. As is expected from Neilson, the staff go above and beyond to ensure you have a great holiday. Marcus, the guest services manager was ever present, the restaurant and bar staff where very friendly and would do anything to ensure you were well looked after, and the activities teams were of a very high quality. We spent a lot of time on the tennis court and tennis team were exceptional. The beach and waterski team also worked hard to deliver above and beyond. On our final night, we did a trip to Gialova Lagoon with Climb Up (the excursion company Nielson use). This was a highlight of the holiday and it was nice to get off resort and see the real Greece! We ended up having a private dining experience in a Greek taverna situated in a small village in the mountains. All the fruit and vegetables were grown in the taverna's garden and it was truly memorable experience. I would highly recommend this trip.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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samaJ2842BB wrote a review Jul 2022
Macclesfield, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic resort where ‘relax as hard as you like’ is definitely true! We stayed with our 17 year old twins who took part in the teen TAG club at next door Messini another Neilson resort. They were free to come and go from there including having meals with friends. The dining experience at Buca is superior to the standard Neilson fare we have experienced with amazing a la carte evening meals-3 courses which we struggled to eat due to massive but delicious portions! Marcus and the whole team are a credit to Neilson. Responsive, warm, friendly and excellent communicators. The bar staff are incredibly friendly, added bonus at Buca is complimentary smoothies around the pool in the morning, watermelon after lunch and snacks and cocktails in the afternoon. All Neilson activities were excellent standard, plenty of equipment, large well equipped gym, large beach and never an issue accessing any activity. Buca is very quiet, it took a while to get used to this if you’re used to the buzz of a Neilson resort but you have the option to walk a short distance to next door Messini to experience this if you really want it. We did and enjoyed the fact we could retreat to the tranquility (and Bali beds around the pool at Buca).
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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SarahT9283RJ wrote a review Jul 2022
Brentwood, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
My older teenagers absolutely loved it here. We learned to windsurf, went paddleboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, played tennis, attended the gym sessions and had two tows on the knee boards (too choppy to water-ski and was so much fun!) The staff were amazing, so friendly and helpful! The food was delicious and on the non inclusive days we ate at blu and phoenix (local, delicious, home cooked food about a mile from the resort) The beach was beautiful and conditions perfect for watersports. We got home in the early hours of last night and booked to go back again next year in our lunch hour today!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There is so much to do, use the guide in your welcome pack to plan your time!
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Heather L wrote a review Jul 2022
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Fantastic venue and staff. Special shout out for Climb Up and Leader George and the team. Great trip walking the river route to the waterfalls. Highly recommend Climb Up for family trips and specialist walking and climbing too.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dorinda G wrote a review Jun 2022
Somerset, United Kingdom34 contributions4 helpful votes
Buca hotel offered a great experience, excellent facilities, clean, welcoming with superb staff. Both the buffet food and the a la carte menu were sublime - never had the chance to feel hungry and the choice of foods were outstanding! The staff in both the restaurant and the hotel were extremely helpful, hospitality at its best. We used mainly the bikes, gym, kyaks, fitness deck (pilates, stretch & relax) and pool; all these facilities were superb. Only small let-down was that the sauna wasn't working the whole time we were there and we weren't able to go to the steam room when we wanted, as had to get a member of staff to switch it on and invariably there was no-one at the desk to do this. Overall would HIGHLY recommend for anyone who wants a little or a lot of exercise on holiday - it's MUST! Must also mention Climbup, the company that offered excursions - these were brilliant. The team were so helpful, informative and personalble - great experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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807clive wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great hotel with excellent food and very comfortable rooms. Local staff are friendly and offer first class service. Only disappointment was the limited availability of tennis courts outside of the coaching and social sessions.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Millie B wrote a review May 2022
United Kingdom14 contributions
This is possibly the best holiday I have ever been on. I had never been on a Neilson holiday before but I would love to do another one because of our incredible experience at Buca. Here are some of our main reasons for loving this holiday: 1. Staff - both the hotel staff and the activities staff are just amazing. They can’t do enough for you, make you feel so welcome and at home. Everyone is happy to chat to you, and it feels as though they are genuinely interested and not just putting it on. 2. Activities - such a huge array of things to do for all different levels and abilities. I really recommend taking a paddle board out when the sea is calm it’s so relaxing! They also have a mega paddle board for multiple people which was such a laugh! We always felt super safe whenever we were out on the water due to the numbers of staff available to help if needed. 3. Hotel Amenities - if you want to relax the pool area is beautiful. There was always sun beds free when we went and I believe the Hotel was full during our stay. Rooms were also lovely. Super fresh and modern all with nice balconies. 4. Food - it was outstanding. So many options to choose from and we never had a bad meal. Good variety for vegetarians as well and a few vegan bits too. Couldn’t recommend more, you need to go!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Corin wrote a review May 2022
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Our second neilson holiday and we absolutely loved it. Staff were all incredible - friendly, funny, extremely helpful. That goes to both the Neilson staff (Jodie was especially helpful and went the extra mile time and again) and the hotel/bar staff. Activities were fantastic as always - special mention to Harry for excellent sailing coaching and Annabelle for her enthusiastic and engaging fitness classes. They are both absolute stars. Tally and Cerys deserve huge credit in the spa for their amazing work, taking time to get to know what our needs were before starting each treatment. Food and drink was all brilliant. The excursions we went on were incredible too. Well worth the 2 year wait due to covid. We will be coming back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ScottishTourist01 wrote a review Mar 2022
Derby, United Kingdom192 contributions151 helpful votes
The best thing about our two weeks at buca beach club were the local staff who work throughout the hotel - at the bar (Lydia is a mixologist superb 😊), in the restaurant (Zara & Tatiana 👍), the housekeeping staff and the reception staff are all very friendly and more than happy to help making sure you have a great stay. Neilson’s hired British staff working here at the pool, fitness and beach could learn a lot from them !! On the coach to the resort we were given a time for a welcome meeting later that day after further arrivals but when we got downstairs - 5 minutes before that time- due to the fact there had been a rain shower they had moved inside and started taking bookings for activities before the start time so either we missed the big welcome or they didn’t bother. We then had to go around finding out the necessary information from the staff that were there who seemed more interested in chatting to each other than helping paying guests. This was reflected throughout the two weeks, which had you feeling like you were interrupting their holiday by actually asking something. Ok so a review of our experience.. Room : nice and bright, clean and well serviced during our stay. Food: great choices although it is a 7 day menu so if your staying two weeks there is a de ja vu feeling which was as much good as bad. Offered activities: During our stay for the first 10 days there were no stretching / yoga / Pilates sessions at Buca only at the adjoining Messini and on some occasions people getting turned away as they were too full. Whilst it was close that was not what we or other guests expected and to be honest this was very disappointing for me. Premium offerings of smoothies, snacks and cocktails…these are done but your not told when they are being done each day and the time varies, so if your not out around the pool at the time then it’s a case of tough luck. Quite a few days the pool or beach were closed for parts of the day due to weather but that’s outside anyones control and we accept that. OH enjoyed the waterski tows but I do think he should have been given my free tows too as basically they are making it clear each person is paying for two free tows a week in the cost so why it could not have been 4 free tows per room instead and he could have used them all I think is wrong - this is an example of Neilsons including a charge per person for things not all customers can use ( which is different to not wanting to use). During our time the weather wasn’t great for windsurfing, my OH is very experienced and only had very very little opportunity so whilst no one can control the weather there was little evidence this would be worth returning to for anyone wanting to spend the majority time windsurfing on holiday (Vasilki BeachClub has more consistent wind for that even on a poor day).
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Neilson Buca Beachclub
Which popular attractions are close to Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Nearby attractions include Ancient Messini (3.1 miles), Ippikos Omilos Kalamatas (4.9 miles), and Bouka-Mati Beach (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oinosofies Tavern Restaurant, The Phoenix, and To Pareaki Ths Argo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Neilson Buca Beachclub have airport transportation?
Yes, Neilson Buca Beachclub offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Neilson Buca Beachclub?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Neilson Buca Beachclub offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Neilson Buca Beachclub?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.