We spent a week at this hotel with Saga and had a wonderful time. It was all inclusive which I would recommend as one doesn't need much spending money. The staff are all friendly and went out of their way to assist. The dining room staff were efficient at clearing things away, always had a friendly word and the variety of food was very good. We tried the local Halkidiki olives one evening as starters recommended by the staff and they were very nice. There is an excellent choice of drinks (excellent choice of teas) and the barman is very friendly along with the animation staff who provide some good entertainment for all ages.
Our room was spacious and overlooked the lovely gardens and view of the sea. Everything was very clean everywhere in the hotel. There was a kettle and a fridge in the room which was useful. There is also a mosquito door which again is useful. We used the swimming pool but did not swim in the sea as there are quite a few stones on the beach.
If you are keen on birdwatching cross over the road (do be careful as this is a very busy road!) and take the path past some holiday villas. This leads to a salt lake where there are a lot of birds. We saw flamingos and stilts among others. Also if you go down to the beach at the hotel walk along the beach to the right and again there is a pool with lots of birds, stilts, egrets etc depending on time of year.
If you enjoy walking we recommend taking the hotel bus into Nea Potidea and walking down one side of the canal (it is a lovely turquoise colour with lots of fish) walk over the bridge and down the other side of the canal following the path back along the path and beach to the hotel.
Be careful if you go into Nea Moudania on the local bus on a Sunday as the timetable is not necessarily the same as the one in reception. We had aimed to get the 1 p.m. bus back but found there wasn't one until 2 so got a taxi instead but this was a reasonable price.
There is a shop in the hotel which sells most everyday basics and souvenirs etc. It closes in the afternoon so beware closing times in this area! There are shops in Nea Moudania.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in front of a fantastic beach in Halkidiki, at Nea Potidaia, in a blossom garden with Pine trees, PORTES BEACH HOTEL invites you to have a unique holiday experience. With new infrastructure, fully renovated rooms and up-to-date facilities, PORTES BEACH HOTEL is a perfect choice for family vacations providing warm hospitality and friendly service from professional and experienced personnel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portes Beach Hotel Nea Potidea, Halkidiki, Greece