Just returned from a week at Anastasia resort. We - husband and two boys (5 and 9) were first time Neilson customers. Great time had by all. My children loved kids club and were horrified to learn that two mornings a week had to be spent with their parents. They’ve been to kids clubs before on a variety of holidays but they both said Neilson was the best ever and haven’t stopped asking to return. Nannies were excellent (five year old still talking about Frankie).
Staff were, without exception, friendly, helpful and determined to make sure everyone had a good time.
Food and accommodation were good. Hotel was a little tired but if we’d wanted super luxury in this area we’d have gone back to Sani. We had a junior suite which was perfect. Friends (travelling without children) had a suite in the main block which was lovely but I think the junior suite was better suited to a family as the children could run directly out on the lawn.
The resorts is very compact and free wifi is only available in the lounge.
Spa was very good. I had a very ‘firm’ massage and a lovely manicure.
Tuition was very good. My tennis group (beginners) was really good fun. Watersports seemed very well run (bring watershoes). Fitness classes with Holly were brilliant if exhausting.
There was some evening entertainment including an outdoor screening of Mama Mia. Entertainment started at 9pm but as kids clubs ended at 10pm we didn’t get to enjoy this for long. Maybe one slightly later night or ‘paid for’ babysitting could be an option in the future?
The only thing I would say Neilson lacks over say, Club Med, would be the availability of free cold water. It was very, very hot, particularly on the tennis court and a few water coolers would have been very welcome. Could Neilson not just factor this into the overall cost. I think most people would rather pay a few pounds extra and have ice cold water on tap.
Thoroughly recommend a Neilson holiday - thinking of a trip to Turkey in October.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xenios Anastasia Resort & SPA is located on the shore of the Aegean Sea, 3 km from the nearest fishing village and away from other hotels. Our hotel offers 115 spacious, cozy rooms of different categories. You can choose a room with a view of the azure endless sea or rest your eyes on the panorama of emerald green mountains strewn with pine trees. The hotel has two bars, where you can enjoy refreshing cocktails throughout the day on "Ultra All-Inclusive" basis. In the restaurant you will enjoy a variety of Mediterranean, Greek and International dishes. SPA area features a heated pool with Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and treatments for face and body. If you prefer workout exercise, Xenios Anastasia Resort & SPA has two tennis courts and a gym, open from 9:00am till 9:00pm. For the younger guests Xenios Anastasia Resort offers Kids Club, where your child can prove himself an artist, actor or a dancer at the evening children's disco. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Anastasia Nea Skioni