It was nearly impossible to find the hotel arriving on our own in a rental car, but once we made it, we felt immediately as if we were home. Despite being rather late, George, was in the drive to welcome us as we got out of the car. We were settled in our room in a matter of minutes.
At breakfast, instead of the usual buffet you'd normally expect, we were served at our table by, none other than...George. We had a choice of cereals, cold cuts, freshly baked, homemade bread yoghurt and the most delicious orange marmalade...homemade by the hotel's owner.
We were originally booked only for 2 nights expecting to change sides of the island, but our first impressions were so warm and welcoming our children insisted that we stay put. So we booked another 5 nights and 5 breakfasts. Best decision made during our week holiday to Samos.
The grounds and facilities around the hotel, pool and by the beach were kept very tidy and fresh with a wash of crisp white chalk outlining the walks and decorating the olive trees in the grove. Housekeeping cleaned daily giving us fresh towels and top sheets. Unfortunately, they never changed the bottom sheets which did get rather sandy having little feet bringing back sand from the beach.
Our kids (6, 9) really enjoyed the pool and lounging on the sun beds, though they were pretty much the only kids during our visit. They (and us as parents) could have used a few more kids to play with.
All in all, we felt cared for as if we were at a luxury resort and that made every moment enjoyable. George made sure that if there was anything we needed, we got it. He even made it so easy for us on the day we checked out. Our flight wasn't until late evening, yet we could stay in our room and shower and change in the late afternoon. That was super star service!
The kids are already asking to return to Samos...and stay in the SAME hotel. (If I could give a bonus star for service, I would)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amid the fragrant olive grove and the lush greenery next to the beach the Aphrodite Hotel & Suites affordable hotel in Samos Kampos Marathokampos of Greece (also known as Votsalakia) is replete with a variety of wonderful amenities and services offering a home away from home to all of its guests. This budget bed and breakfast family hotel in Samos is located in a peaceful location just next to the beach of Kampos Marathokampos where nature, relaxation and sea beautifully merge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aphrodite Hotel & Suites Samos/Marathokampos, Greece