My overriding memory of my first trip to Greece was everyone chuckling on the coach when the tour rep mentioned we’d be lucky to have a shower curtain in the bathroom in the hotels. This almost made me regret changing the usual All Inclusive choice and picking Self Catering after my better half had told me how much variety there was locally.
I needed have worried, the Hotel Elena is superb. The apartment was clean, mostly modern and spacious – and yes, the bathroom had a shower curtain!
We stayed for two weeks at the hotel, and the room was cleaned every day (apart from Wednesdays) by friendly hotel staff, who would always stop to have a chat with you, There’s a good size swimming pool which is cleaned every day by possibly the coolest robot in the world, and there’s plenty of sunbeds surrounding it (we never missed out on getting a sunbed).
The location of the hotel wasn’t a problem for us, it’s perhaps 10 mins walk (really relaxed amble) from the town beach, but it’s quiet and out of the way off the main road, which we really liked.
It’s got a bar which is usually manned by another friendly chap and offers plenty of variety of alcoholic and soft drinks, as well as food and ice-cream. Again the staff were always happy to chat, and whilst perhaps the maths skills weren’t always spot on, we weren’t ripped off and hey, it doesn’t matter you’re on holiday.
There’s a lovely sofa seating area next to the bar, in the shade if you need to escape the sun, and a full compliment of books, in various languages which was something I’d never come across – if you wanted to have a bit of a read.
They don’t serve food in the evenings, but with so many local restaurants and markets open in the area, and cookers in your apartment they don’t need too.
All in all, I would recommend Hotel Elena and I would definitely return to it when I next visit Greece.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is the ideal choice for all those who want to enjoy a peaceful, comfort and luxurious stay just a few steps away from anything they desire. Our hotel is open from May until October. Το ξενοδοχείο μας είναι η ιδανική επιλογή γι αυτούς που θέλουν να απολαύσουν μία ήσυχη, άνετη και πολυτελή διαμονή λίγα βήματα μακριά από οτιδήποτε επιθυμήσουν. Το ξενοδοχείο μας λειτουργεί από τον Μάιο έως τον Οκτώβριο. ... more less
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