arrived at hotel around 5pm. we were given room 102 which was downstairs and next to the reception facing a car park. we did request upper floor but disappointed. we then opened the door to the room and you could not swing a cat in it! (sorry for my expression) twin beds could not be separated apart because room was too small. we insisted an immediate change which we was told yes the next day. we did not unpack that night at all. the bathroom was horrid and the shower curtain did not reach the floor hence it flooding the bathroom every time you showered.
the next morning we were given a new room upstairs and this was much better. larger room to move beds apart and lovely balcony. the same bathroom but the shower curtain did reach the floor so our bathroom did not get soaked. we were fine now!.
we did make a lot of friends there and we compared our rooms with theirs and they are all different shapes and sizes. some are huge family rooms larger balconies. but most all flooded the bathrooms.
the bathrooms are seriously dated and covered in lime scale and just so old.
all the staff at the hotel are extremely friendly and helpful especially thanos who will talk to you in good English and the lady receptionist I forgot her name.
the hotel grounds are great plenty of good sun beds. the bar drinks are limited in what you can get so check it out. I don't drink alcohol so never had a problem. but I had a problem with soft drinks they don't serve any diet drinks whatsoever so as a diabetic I lived on water most the time. in the restaurant you can't serve yourself you have to form a line and wait to be served. there is not much of a choice pork pork pork lol. chips chips chips. all meals are only just warm and not hot as we would like it. all in all the food is nice but just not warm. breakfast tip. DONT TOUCH THE MILK. its disgusting, I am sure its powdered an it comes in glass jugs and its warm.
get your own milk from the supermarket next door. and keep it in your own fridge in your room.
all in all the holiday was great and we made great friends at night sat round the tables. the resort was extremely quiet and you can get the but to hersonnisos 15 mins up the road for a measley 3 euro 20 cents a couple one way.
we went shopping there most days. we also went to agios Nicholas on the but too. for a few extra euros and also the city heraklion for bigger posher shops.
so just 2 let downs. 1 the food is only just warm. 2. the bathrooms are shocking.
I would return to hotel kalia beach again but not for another few years.
oh and just to let you know we all got bit to death by mosquitoes. so take plenty of cream and deterrents. we all itched to blood.
ps. don't go off the picture on the internet jet2.com that's the family room which is large.
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