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“Great hotel, highly recommend”
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Sands Hotel
Ranked #26 of 76 Hotels in Lefkada
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great hotel, highly recommend”
Reviewed June 24, 2011

We have just returned having spent a week at The Sands in Nidri. If you want a value for money holiday but worry about clean towels, sheets and loos then this is the place to stay. Good hot shower. Hairdryer for the girls. You do need to pay for the air conditioning when you arrive 40 euros and the safety deposit box if you want them. Laertus the owner never stops, we don't think he sleeps. The BBQ night was great, loads of food, ouzo and dancing. Would go back tomorrow! We hired a scooter as the island is beautiful and the best beaches (we understood) were on the other side of the island. Having said that, the beach across the road is absolutely fine, gently shelving into sand once you get past the pebbly bit. All day boat trip for 15 euros each was a bargain. We loved Anna Maria's Taverna aswell.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Had a great holiday what a super hotel. Best holiday ever. Very clean room overlooing the mountains at the rear of hotel, Food was great what a super chef. Laertis is a super star will be back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2011

What a great hotel this is,good food and service provided by the very nice hard working owner Laertis. From our bedroom,looking over the pool ,and just over the very quiet road was the sea ,and the wonderful Greek islands,what a view.The rooms are very nice,clean,cool, and very comfortable beds.Room service first class.The breakfast cooked by Laertis is to die for.The Hotel is in a good position , ten minutes down the road that is traffic free in the evening into Nidri

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2011

First things first, Laertis is a superstar! He will do anything to make your stay perfect and is a brilliant chef, barman and entertainer.

The hotel itself is spotless, a lot of pride is taken in keeping it clean and tidy. The room we stayed in - 204 - was at the side of the hotel overlooking the mountains and was very spacious and cool! This was due to the sun not shining directly into the room which is great if you want a good night's sleep. The bar area gets busy later into the night once people come back from eating out which provides a great place to meet your fellow holiday makers.
I would highly recommend going to the BBQ night on a Tuesday evening, but make sure you don't eat anything for the rest of the day as there is a major amount of amazing food! All of which looks to be cooked by Laertis... on his own... I just don't know how he manages it.
As for the location of the hotel, although it is towards the end of Nidri, nothing is very far away, there are some great restaurants very nearby, we particularly liked Anna Marias (Turn left!) "Appollon" (on the harbour) and "To Nydri" which was on the left hand side as you walked down into the town. If you feel you need some home-comfort food whilst in Nidri, "JD's" is run by a lovely English couple and is definitely worth a visit (Quiz night too!)
I really can't express enough what a fantastic holiday I had at the Sands, it was perfect :-)
There was a great bunch of guests there while we stayed and we made some good friends and had A LOT of fun and laughs, especially at the BBQ!

See you soon Laertis :-) Efharisto poli.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2011

Where do I begin...............I cannot fault this hotel or the owner, Laertis, who is in a class of his own. The best holiday ever. Fantastic, clean room overlooking the beautiful bay of Nidri, the rest of the hotel is spotless, including the pool and the snacking area where the freshly prepared food was also excellent. Laertis is a gem, he works 24/7,it was brillilant to find someone who takes such a pride in their hotel and looks after his guests so well. We were in a goup of 7, age range from 23-67 and all are booking to go back as soon as possible. If this 2 Star then bring it on...I have stayed in many 5 Star+ hotels around the world and would pick this hotel over any of them !!!!! Thank you Laertis, please don't change a thing !!!! Hilary & Thomas

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2011

Well laertis has kept up his standards, a great welcome ande great service. The food is even better and I can quite easily say it is exceptional, if you dont want to go into town you will not go far wrong eating at the sands.
The extra poolside space is great and dont forget to have the bbq
well done again laertis see you soon

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2011

Had a week stay here probably the best greek hotel I've stayed in!! Very clean ,rooms cleaned daily ,sheets changed once and new towels every other day.Great location ,very quiet ,had room to side of hotel overlooking countryside.Sun hit balcony in evening until sunset ,great for a drink and listening to the nightlife. Food good at hotel great atmosphere round bar and pool.May need more sunbeds but plenty whilst we were there.
Nidri itself is lovely great tavernas never had a bad meal ate at different tavernas every night.Ones to mention are Pinewood,Toms and Appollon.
Rented a motorboat fror the day had a great time 50 euros plus fuel for the day from Dennis's opposite the hotel.
Hopefully will return sometime.

Room Tip: I liked our room 306
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sands Hotel
Address: | Nidri, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Lefkada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 76 Hotels in Lefkada
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Sands Hotel Lefkas

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