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Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Lemnos
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Amazing Holiday”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Porto Myrina Palace was excellent; the team that ran all the activities did a wonderful job, which demonstrated that they are truly committed to ensuring that the holiday experience is great as this was the end of the season and the enthusiasm was still high!!

Thank you the Team at Porto Myrina Palace for a brilliant holdiay, special thanks, to Dee, Becca, Kate and Sally!! - you Guys Rock :-)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Neilson L, General Manager at Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Wildhols,

Great to hear you enjoyed the holiday and much appreciated your comments about the team, will pass them on.

Hope to see you in 2013 to do it all again!

Thanks
Matt Goodwin
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Leighton Buzzard
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

On a gentle hillside location next to a wide bay, all facilities are within a short stroll. Hotel very clean and spacious and calm. We were a group of five adults in adjoining rooms, rooms very spacious, only a door between the two rooms though, so not much sound insulation. We stayed the last week of the Neilson season and the holidays were winding down a tiny bit, but still great staff and watersports. Good tennis and the drinking tennis evening games were hilarious. Water temperature warm enough for just swimsuit for sailing and water skiing and windsurfing. Activities for everyone!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Neilson L, General Manager at Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Jenny,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We defiantly had some great weather right up till the final weeks of the season so glad you made the most of it. The drinking tennis will now become a "feature" of the program next season as well, so hope to see you on court in 2013!

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jersey channel islands uk
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have been on 4 holidays similar to this one and this surpasses them by far!
Neilsons have got it! The accommodation is more than adequate for this type of holiday - the rooms were clean comfortable and spacious. The cleaning staff were excellent!

The activities that are on offer are just fantastic if you are wanting to take up the water-sport activities then you are in for a treat. Not only is the equipment good but the tutors/staff are very patient and helpful, they certainly have the knowledge for their subject.

We also took part in the mountain bike excursions. Although the course/treks were tougher than we expected I can honestly say that the staff always made you feel that you were doing a great job and never made anyone feel as if you were too slow for the group! Full marks to all mountain bike/guide staff.

The food was great! Just remember you are not staying at a 4 star hotel in the uk! This is Greece! You should expect plenty of Greek salad (which I just love!). If you want English food then stay in the uk!!!!

The resort is lovely. There is an amazing 50 metre pool which is so refreshing! I personally thought the temp was fine! There are plenty of sun beds and hammocks near the pool and on the beach. The pool bar is lovely and such a great place to hang out and have a drink and/or a game of backgammon which seemed to be very popular with guests and staff!

The staff here are a credit to to the resort. They are young, enthusiastic and no matter what your age gender or ability they are there to encourage and support you in whatever activity you choose to take up!

We also spent some time at the spa as a treat and I must say that this was wonderful. The staff were so welcoming and the massage that we had was wonderful.

We loved the club board option as it encouraged you to go out of the resort and explore! We have often been on holidays similar to this and never ventured out of the resort because you felt that you really did'nt need too!

The only downside was that the drinks were a bit over priced!

We will most definitely be going back!

Room Tip: If you are a couple ask for a double bed and also make sure you are not part of a connecting room!
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Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Neilson L, General Manager at Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Bonzofamily

Glad to see you got involved in almost everything we have on offer at Portomyrina and made the most of your time with us.

Thanks for the great review and certainly hope to see you back again next summer.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Having been to Lesvos last year I thought this resort encouraged a more social environment with the very impressive bar & pool area (although they need to get rid of the stone area around the pool to finish it off and put proper sand in the volley ball area rather than builders sand mixed with stones).

Overall a great holiday except, Neilson didn't detail most rooms are interconnecting. I have nothing against young families but without sound proofing it did feel like we had a screaming 1year old and a troubled 2 year old sleeping in our room. I would suggest Neilson put all family's together rather than sporadically distributing them been other guests. The hotel attempted to add sound proofing, which was a piece of toilet paper in the key hole and a beach towel along the bottom of the door. Nice work !
Finally the only other thing that grated me was the lack of beach kit. If there are lessons taking place..... sorry but you won't be going out. I felt Lesvos catered for lessons and other guests useage much better.
Those are the only two.negatives.....cocktail bar in the harbour is amazing !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Neilson L, General Manager at Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi HairyGnome!

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and your comments are greatly appreciated. Glad you had a great holiday with us.

We do cater for a lot of families and therefore the interconnecting rooms are very popular and generally booked by families, however we do realise that if separated they are not totally sound proof. Something we will be trying to resolve with a more permanent solution for the following seasons.

On the whole we have plenty of kit to go around but there can be times when damage, repairs and wear & tear take it's toll and there may not be the full line up available for use everyday. We try to get kit back on the water as quickly as possible. I apologize if this wasnt the case during your week.

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We travelled to Porto Myrina Palace with Neilson. We were impressed with the hotel and had a lovely room with spacious terrace overlooking the sea. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was modern and clean. The room was quiet at night, so we slept really well. The only complaints we had were that we had to pay extra for Wi-Fi in the room, a key for the safe, and a kettle with tea/coffee making facilities. These things should really be included in the price of the room.
The hotel has a fantastic swimming pool with plenty of sunloungers, hammocks, tables & chairs. The pool bar was a really cool place to hang out with comfy sofas, great cofffee and cocktails, plenty of backgammon boards and decent music.
We were very impressed with the service we got from Neilson. The food was great with plenty of healthy options to choose from and the staff were all fantastic. The range of activities on offer was great too, the equipment was good and we were impressed with the tuition. The hotel is located right on the beach, so it was very easy to walk to the pontoon for water-skiing or wander down to the beach to go windsurfing or borrow a kayak.
I found the treatments in the spa to be a bit expensive (60 EUR for a massage or a facial), so didn't use the facilities there. Prices at the bar and in the restaurant (on the non-inclusive nights) were pretty reasonable though.
Limnos has a nice little town and port (which is only a 10 minute walk away), although we struggled to find any decent restaurants! The food at the hotel was so good, that we ended up eating there most evenings. There doesn't seem to be much going on in the evenings in the town, although we were there towards the end of the season, so places were starting to close down for the winter.
All in all, we had a really great holiday and would definitely consider going there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Neilson L, General Manager at Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Butterfills

Thanks for reviewing your holiday at Portomyina and great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and also the island as well. We are lucky to have a great location on the beach but still only 15mins from the local town of Myrina.

Glad to hear you enjoyed the non-inclusive evenings with us our food as well.

Hope to see you again soon.

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Southampton
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6 reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I took my wife and two sons, both in their 20s, hoping that a Neilson Activity holiday would suit us all. Well it did and considerably exceeded my expectations.
The hotel was spotlessly clean thanks to a small army of locals who kept it that way, we paid extra for a sea view but it was worth it.
What really made the holiday was the staff. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Those running the activities looked a bit young but they all knew what they were doing and were so helpful and encouraging, even to those with little talent or aptitude.
My wife was nervous about the holiday as she is not normally an active person and thought that she might get bored. This was definitely not the case and she joined in with many of the gentler activities and even the waterskiing. Sally, their fitness instructor was amazing having about 8 sessions of different sorts each day ranging from an 8 mile run to the top of a local mountain to the stretch and relax by the sea at the end of the day, with lots inbetween. Since my return my running friends have noticed how much fitter I have become - thanks Sally! My boys particularly enjoyed the sailing and windsurfing tuition, both gaining RYA qualifications. Jack and Emma got me through my basic windsurfing qualification so they must have been good! I am not a natural sailor.
I frequently get tummy upsets on foriegn holidays but everything was spotless and the food absolutely perfect for me most of the time. All of the buffet type meals had a good choice of tasty food. The full board upgrade meals were OK but a bit pub meal ish for my tastes.
The only non positive points was that the spa, although good, was UK prices and the bar was UK hotel prices. Not too much of an issue for me but my wife ran up a substantial spa bill and my boys managed a bar bill of about £800.
It was one of my best holidays ever and we want to go back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank FatOldBloke
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Neilson L, General Manager at Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Fatoldbloke!! (Your label - not mine!!)

Thanks for the review of your holiday with us and taking the time to mention some of the great staff we have in resort, they will be chuffed to read this. I agree, Sally does and amazing job and I have no idea where she finds her constant enthusiasm. Good to hear the whole family got involved in the activities and made the most of everything, particularly the bar!!

Hope to see you all again in 2013.

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Sheffield
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

what a great week we've just had in Lemnos. There really was very little to moan about; the weather was great, the facilities fab, and the staff great. I was really impressed in particular, by the yummy food. I certainly didn't lose weight during our week away.

The only things to be aware of are: there is no ball machine on the tennis courts. If you're really into tennis, this may be one thing that's missing. Also, our room was was one of the 'restricted view' rooms. That in itself was not a problem, but it was also above the kitchen delivery route, which meant it could be noisy at times. Other than that, a wonderful place...i will defo be going back next year !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Neilson L, General Manager at Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Caroline L

Glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you next year. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, much appreciated.

If you need someone to hit tennis balls at you in place of machine, I am sure one of our tennis coaches or any of the staff will be happy to oblige!!

See you in 2013.

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Property: Neilson Portomyrina Palace Beachclub
Address: Myrina, 814 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Lemnos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Lemnos
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Proud winner of the a 2012 Travellers Choice award for Relaxation and Spa hotels. Certificate of Excellence award 2012 / 2013 / 2014 & 2015. Accommodation at Neilson Portomyrina Palace is split between rooms in the main hotel and rooms located throughout the gardens. All rooms were refurbished in 2011 with contemporary en-suite bath or shower and air-conditioning, mini fridge, safe, hair-dryer, telephone, TV and balcony or terrace. All rooms are large enough to take a cot. Rooms with seaview are available for a supplement.There is a range of accommodation options with Twin, Double, Family Rooms and Suites.Suites have a bedroom with double bed, en-suite bath and/or shower and balcony with a further lounge area separated by a door with sofa bed and a second balcony. These suites are suitable for three adults or two adults with two children.Inter-connecting rooms sleeping up to 4 people consist of two individual rooms with twin or double beds, each with their own bathroom and balcony or terrace. These rooms sleep a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 people.Several rooms are designed with maximum accessibility in mind. Doorways and bathrooms are configured so as to be convenient for those with limited mobility. This approach extends to the lifts and ramps featured around the hotel.Facilities• Stylish and modern reception • Restaurant with indoor dining and alfresco Olive Garden courtyard • On-site shop selling all essentials for children and adults • Elemis spa • Alfresco pool-side bistro • elegant lounge bar with fantastic views • stylish pool bar and terrace • large outdoor pool • adult only indoor pool • separate children's pool and play area with climbing frames and slides for Children. Neilson run children's clubs are available all season for children aged 4 months to 17 years.MealsClub Board - daily breakfast, daily lunch and four evening meals are included per week ... more   less 
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