We enjoyed a 2 week holiday in August 2014 with our teenage son. We booked what we thought was a superior bungalow, 'swim up room'. However, on arrival we were allocated a garden view room which we noted before we left reception, this was then reallocated. When we arrived the room was on the 1st floor, overlooking the pool, the balcony was dark and un inviting as was the decor of the room. After complaining we were reallocated a ground floor room, which was much nicer.
The pluses are:
Very clean, excellent sandy beaches, lots of sunshine, free sun beds, good service from friendly staff, plenty of food from 4 restaurants although always the same gets boring after a while. Four swimming pools and a good gymnasium. There is an excellent mini club for under 12s but the language is mostly German and Russian.
The negatives are:
Everything geared to the Russians which make up 90 percent of the guests. The mini disco every night at 8pm dominates with loud repetitive music. There are no swim up rooms, all bungalows have a lawn in front as in traditional hotels. The rooms are not 5 star, they are quite dated. There is little to do beyond the resort and you really need a car to explore the Island. Finally the drinks are very expensive, 3 euros for a small coke. The main restaurant reminds me of Butlins, everyone rushing around filling their plates with as much food as they can hold and mostly not eating it.
The wifi is not very effective, make sure you download any games or films before you come. It is free though and works better in reception area. There is no golf and the water sports are limited. However there is an animated programme of water aerobics, darts, beach volleyball during the day.
I would recommend this hotel to families with small children who are not used to 5 star resorts.
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- Also Known As:
- Pilot Beach Hotel Georgioupolis
- Hotel Pilot Beach
- Pilot Beach Resort Crete/Georgioupolis