I was worried when I booked this after the reviews about the planes that go over the Hotel, Our 2 year old daughter is a light sleeper and didn't wake once. The planes were novel and our daughter said 'they were boss'!
The food was ok..... reasonably priced, Pizza was totally amazing try LEPS special.
The BBQ wasn't good and hardly any choice @ 10euro pp. Cocktails were not good but were reasonably priced at 4euro as was Mythos at 2.70 euro a pint. They need coke on draught as I had flat coke in my southern comfort plenty of times from a bottle !
Wi Fi should be FREE, we went elsewhere to get free wifi and I agree this is a selling point and we would have stayed in their bar longer. The bar is a good one and we met lovely people there, especially the gang from Sunderland and I had a sing a long with the Famous Cliff. Also Levi and Kate! Our daughter liked to sing and dance there especially when the BBQ night had Greek dancers!
The rooms are clean and enough space in the studio, we hired a travel cot at 14 euros for a week which I think should have been free. The pool was lovely but we had a terrible week for weather May 14-May 21st 2014, enjoying only 2 days of heat, I froze the rest of the time so we didn't sample the pool. We had a middle floor pool-view room which was lovely to sit on the balcony, albeit in socks and wrapped in a duvet!!
The location is great, turn right for a 5min walk to the beach or left for a 5min walk to the strip. We walked to Laganas on the road it took half an hour and the beach route was a little shorter. I thought that Laganas and Kalamaki was run down and full of unfinished buildings....with bad weather there was little to do so we spent a fortune!
Best cocktail was at Black Pearl or Bad Apple, don't bother with the other places , they were rubbish, mojitos like a glass of lime! Best food at Grill and Sizzle, looks like a takeout from the roadside but is family run traditional greek food and was AMAZING!! Try the Greek platter and the mixed Grill!
Heavens kitchen was nice, Olive tree was lovely, try their burger and Yummy was the friendly Aussy Lady who made good breakfast ! Somewhere called Fardai I think was amazing as well, its at the centre of the strip and traditional greek...try lamb kleftiko and mousakka.
Ciggies are priced @39euro for 200 and the same price everywhere even the airport, this is the crappest airport ever , it only sells pasties or a cheese and ham roll priced at 4.50 euro...take a packed lunch , we had a 2 hour delay! Alcohol in stores are expensive , cost more than here for southern comfort and couldn't find pernod for my mum anywhere!
I wouldn't return purely as theres not a lot to do there and there are better places like Alcudia for families. The beach wasn't great but like I said we had rubbish weather! If you are older and like a very quiet place with a 10minute walk on a strip then this may be the place for you. Hotel wise was a good choice for us!
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- Also Known As:
- Macedonia Hotel Kalamaki
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