There's lots to like about Sani but it offers a very specific sort of holiday. We called the resort the Sani bubble and that pretty much sums it up. Its a gorgeous location and if you just want to relax on the beach, enjoy a nice meal and a stroll around the marina then you'll love it. If you want to use it as a base to explore typical Greece then this is not the right place.
Its in a pretty isolated spot on a holiday peninsula. We hired a car but found nothing of historical or cultural interest on the peninsula. We did however find gorgeous sea views everywhere. We drove into Thessaloniki one day but found it literally full of rubbish and graffiti and couldn't wait to get back to the Sani bubble!
The hotel is lovely and the facilities are of a very high standard. Its immaculately clean and staff are very helpful. The food in the two buffet restaurants is good to very good. Yes, it was often lukewarm but that can't really be avoided with a buffet with loads of choice, which there certainly was. Use the dine around programme to sample the restaurants at the marina. We can highly recommend the two Greek restaurants (tomata and one beginning with p) but would avoid the Italian one (macaroni), which was no more than adequate and definitely not friendly.
We had a standard garden view room but were lucky enough to get a 5th floor room which also had a side Sea view. It never got the sun but we didn't mind it as it offered a cool retreat. The room was fine - on the small side and looking a bit 'end of season' but everything worked and it was kept nice and clean. If we'd had one of the rooms on the lower floors overlooking the sports area we wouldn't have been too impressed I don't think.
A block rooms are either garden rooms (even numbers) or sea view rooms (odd numbers) and I believe I'm right in saying they're all standard rooms. it overlooked the first beach. B block was at a right angle to A block, with one side facing the second beach and the other side either facing the pool/first beach or the garden, depending which end you are.
Pay extra for a sea view? Probably, yes, but don't be fleeced for it. Its certainly less important end of season when the days are short.
Some of the attractions weren't available in the 3rd week of October, such as the boat trip, open air cinema and theatre, which disappointed us. The evening entertainment had also been scaled down and was frankly pretty dire.
Would we return? Probably not, although we don't regret going. We enjoyed the experience overall. Its probably better earlier in the season.
One last thought - there were lots of stray dogs and cats wherever we went, including sani, which is distressing if you're an animal lover.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resplendent above the crystal clear waters of the breathtaking Cape Sani, the Sani Beach Hotel exists in harmony with the natural world around it. The hotel promises so much for all the family with its miles of golden sands stretching far into the distance, enticing spa where tired bodies can rejuvenate, and splendid restaurants with their choice of international flavours and Greek cuisine. This warmly welcoming luxury hotel occupies a prime position on the Cape and is a perfect choice for a getaway. Seize the opportunity to enjoy your favourite watersports, brush up on your game with our tennis coach or take off into the spectacular Mediterranean scenery on a mountain bike. Or you may just be tempted to do absolutely nothing until the cooling azure waters beckon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sani Beach
- Sani Beach Kassandra
- Sani Beach Hotel
- Sani Beach Halkidiki, Greece