We Spent 10 Days at the Kassandra Bay Hotel and I have to say this has to be one of the nicest locations I have ever been too!
Positives - Staff are very nice, helpful, attentive and really genuinely happy / smiley (often hard to find), location next to the beach, bus top next to the hotel which goes to main beaches of the island, views from the room incredible, pool awesome, bar next to pool brilliant, restaurant / pool bar food very good, great selection for breakfast buffet - though I’m sure about chips every day, wifi works pretty much everywhere on the premises, Staff well presented all the times, Bedrooms / bathroom are amazing and felt luxurious, very clean and felt very comfy and homely! Great to see the GM (Efi) taking his time to say hello to customer, checking they are OK, he like his staff made our holiday special - so thank you for this!!
Negatives - Restaurant Manager (I presume) - scruffy compared to staff (combat shorts, shirts looks non ironed, overgrown beard, lacked empathy (which was addresses by the GM of the hotel). Gym well the equipment is about 20 years old, there is no running machine working, some bikes are really squeaky, no water facilities for drinking, air con is very poor, no towels, some equipment broken or dangerous to use. No Spa open. Downstairs toilets stink and no locks on doors. No drink making facilities or alcohol in fridge, plus once the comp drinks were drunk they were not replaced - though this may have to be requested. No Pool service.
We really enjoyed our stay at Kassandra Bay, we certainly got what we wanted in terms of a relaxing and lazy holiday by the sea.
But do feel that there are some areas as highlighted above that would be worth addressing to really be considered a 5 star hotel. I know times are difficult and most hotels prices are being dropped in Greece at the moment, and we did not pay 5 star prices here but I would expect a 5 star hotel to have complete / working order facilities ie the GYM and the Spa that is coming.
Would we come back again, YES it was a great stay and came away happy and relaxed and would not be put off by some of the faults.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel in Skiathos, Sporades islands in Greece. Overlooking the beach of Vasilias, Kassandra Bay is situated among olive and pine trees that add to the scenery a relaxing aroma. Recently renovated, the hotel is lavishly decorated with bright colours, whilst the rooms offer amenities that help embody the feeling of being at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kassandra Bay Skiathos
- Kassandra Bay Resort & SPA Skiathos/Vasilias