We stayed for 14nights @ KMP from 3rd Oct, 2013.
The most important fact to be stated is the quality of the staff. My wife and I would struggle to identify anyone who let the hotel down. It begins with the porter who acts also as pool cleaner, waiter and ant remover! Then the two lovely ladies on reception who always had a smile for you and answered all queries efficiently and quickly. (Thanks again, Maria, for the stamps.)
The same high standards are to be found amongst the cleaners, waiters, bar staff, maintenance, gardeners – check out the grounds and trees around the excellent pool area – catering staff and animation duo of Marina and Lucky who offered lots of daily activities. There is also tennis and volleyball courts, football pitch, outside chess set and boules area available to those who wish to use them.
We found the food to be of good quality and variety and never felt disappointed at the end of the meal. During the meals crockery was removed promptly, drinks orders were quickly asked and given and you could usually find a table without waiting. Someone in the kitchen produced brilliant carvings made from water melons which were on display each night. As the head waiter, said, “He is an artist”.
Our room – 214 – had a large balcony which overlooked the large pool area and gave us great views of the hotel gardens and surrounding mountains. The room was cleaned every day – no complaints at all. The room fridge was particularly welcome during the really hot days as was the air-con.
Entertainment: During our 14 nights we had five “professional” acts which were all very good and excellent in two cases. Marina & Lucky would provide activities on the other nights such as “Ja/Nein”, Music and GK quizzes plus “Bingo spectacular”. They always managed to introduce audience participation into the evenings and often very funny. (There should have been a BBQ during the first week but this was cancelled because of expected cold weather which never happened! The BBQ for the second week was not offered.)
Did we get “value for money”? Without doubt.
Would we return to the KMP? I certainly hope so.
Would we recommend KMP to friends. Unreservedly, yes.
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- King Minos Palace Hersonissos
- Hersonissos Palace Crete
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