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Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Ouranoupolis
Lviv, Ukraine
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“GOOD FAMILY HOTEL”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Excellent food, helpful staff, beautiful sea and beach, good family rooms, big green territory, different activities for children.
Very long transfer from airport to hotel - 2,5 hours. Weak WIFI, paid beach bar, no food in pool bar, poor SPA. A little difficult to climb to rooms located on mountain.
For a relaxing vacation, families with children. Young people will be a little boring.
P.S. Will long be remembered always smiling and helpfull tavern and pool bar manadger - GEORGIOS!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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sofia
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This hotel is a tipical example of a badly ran business, if you're not looking for something special and willing to put up with an eighties socialism kind of service, than you're ok. Overall, this is not a Greek experience: it is crowded, the food is average and you have to fight with the rest of the guests if you want to get something worthy (in all fearness, I think this is more of a "type of turist" problem, meaning that 90% of the people here are russians, ex soviet republics and serbs) and it you have to be on time for the meals. Hot water comes and goes as it pleases, the same goes for the internet (wi fi, only in the lobby and not calculated for the amount of people that use it). The beach is small and rocky.
If you must come here, a word of advice: rent a boat (around 60-70 Eur per day, gas included) and sail to the ilands close by, it is a wonderfull experience and worth the money by all means. O, and never mind the toilet smell all over the place... it seems that I was the only one bothered by it.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Triantafillos V, Διευθυντής at Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 24, 2014
Google Translation
Κάθε ξενοδοχείο προσαρμόζει τις υπηρεσίες του ανάλογα με την οικονομική κατάσταση, τις απαιτήσεις και την προέλευση των επισκεπτών που φιλοξενεί. Όταν θα μας επισκεφθείτε ξανά θα διαπιστώσετε την αλλαγή, που οφείλεται σε αλλαγή της προέλευσης των επισκεπτών! Σε ό,τι αφορά την παραλία μας συγκαταλέγεται στις 61 καλύτερες αμμώδεις παραλίες της Mount Athos Area και διαθέτει πιστοποίηση γαλάζιας σημαίας (blue flag eco label). Σε καμία δε περίπτωση δε θεωρείται βραχώδης!!!!
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

My family (wife and 4-year old son) and I spent last 10 days of August at this hotel. The problems we faced made us think about never come to Greece at all (we will definitly never come even close to this bloody hotel) - I really do not know how they got that tripadvisor green label on front door. Long story short (the list of problems we hade - judge yourself):
1. as soon as we get the receptionist (later I found out that he is some kind of manager for the personnel - !?) he tried to explain that we missed hotel (without checkin our names - he judged based on the name of the agency stated on our voucher) and that we have to travel 300km more. The guy thought that we missed the town even there is only one Ouranopolis in whole Greece and "Ouranopolis" was clearly stated in our voucher (agency confirmation for booking)
2. when we finally (after 15 minutes) solve the first problem... another one came. They gave as the room which was full of humidity with obvious leakeges in the bathroom. We got back to the reception and after a very upsetting conversation finaly got the room we suppose to get at the very beginning (do not ask me why they tried to give us the room that is not for humans - probably part of their professionalism)
3. the beach is sandy but the entrance in the sea is full of rocks. Deep water is very close to the shore so forget enjoying with children
4. slides are not working - just some of them, football and basketball field have no power in the evening !? They probably think you should play football and baskeball during the sunny day. I tried to aks them to turn on the light on the field but they said that the field is open only during the day - that kind of information you will not find on their web page.
5. tennis table is not working
6. pool security (rescue) guy is not present most of the time. There is a sign that clearly states that is forbidden to swimm if the rescue guy is not present - funny, don't you think ?
7. during one night we had 4 telephone calls - very upsetting. When I called the reception desk about this they told me just to pull out the cable from the wall - !?
8. finnaly we found a poison snake above our entrance door. My wife and I spent nearly 3 hours to calm our 4-year old son. Last night my son told me: "please, stay with me in my bed because I do not want that snake come and eat me". That made me right this comment nearly two months later. In order to compensate us for this unpleasent experience hotel manager decided to move us in royal appartment, but as soon as we saw that the "royal" appartment is full of humidity and leackeges, we have decided to go home (two days earlier)

Feel free to contact me (slobodan.pijevac@yahoo.com) so I can send you some photos.

CONCLUSION: you have to be completely mad in order to stay at this hotel. Manager of this hotel (the one who was trying to prove me that I missed the hotel just as we got to it) told me: "you know, we are 4 star hotel and other 4 star hotels are charge you only for the air you breath... so, do not complain too much". Greece good buy, Turkey here I come !!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012


My family - me, my husband and my two 1-year old girls twins stayed at this hotel this summer at the end of June 2012. I was surprised from the well organized big hotel. Receptionist lady understood that the girls had a birthday and we received two sweet birthday cakes as a compliment . We were accommodated in a big room at the closest line to the beach. Otherwise it would be difficult for us to walk up &down with all the stuff to the beach and back . The hotel had a doctor who was able to come for a half an hour. We contacted him thru our insurance provider and it occurred that no other doctor is available in the morning. Some other good points: beautiful gardens, areas around the swimming pool, terraces for all rooms, well equipped studio with small kitchenette, kids entertainments. Some week points: lizards and enormous grasshoppers on the terraces outside so the door should be closed all the time, overcrowded restaurant at the dinner and overcrowded beach with too many umbrellas. we found the next beach closed to this one which was very peaceful and babies were able to sleep under the shadows of the small restaurant there. Overall we were are satisfied and can go certainly again with the kids.

  • Stayed June 2012
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2 Thank Mira_Ganeva
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Łódź, Lodz, Poland
Level 5 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Big hotel, rooms are good eguipted but no 4 stars standards a lot of insects and once some lizard come to our room, breakfasts and suppers are inside the hotel (and you don't get free drinks during supper even if you have all-inclusive), diners are eaten near the pool area. Pool is really big so if you like swimming that's something goos. Hotel is next to it's own beach but most rooms are on the other end of complex so returing from the beach you have to prepare yourself for long walk uphill.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank Anna J
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Athens, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

I went there in August 2012, and we had booked 6 rooms. My friend who arrived earlier, had got an offer of 120 Euro per double room as well as per single rooms. However the hotel manager, promised them, that he would do sth better on my single room, as a sign of good will, as we were a big group of 13 adults and 9 kids.
On the day of check out, to our surprise, the double rooms (with a kid) got an invoice of 185 Euro per room. After talking and negotiating for some minutes, they reduced us the prices, but still we ended up to pay more than what we had agreed in the beginning - at least for the double rooms. This was a shock as the other part of the group had just arrived from a 5 star hotel and had paid less.
Nevertheless, the rooms were spacious, but I had the impression that there was no renovation since the day of the opening of the hotel. The beach was OK, and the staff was nice and polite and helpful. The food at the restaurant was acceptable.
However it is not the place that I would come again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Athens
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2012

with the exception of the waterslides which the children loved i didnt find anything else good about this hotel. Especially after Oceania Club in Nea Moudania it was a SHOCK to be here.
The rating and the price in comparison very very dissapointing.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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7 Thank laina37
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Property: Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa
Address: Ouranoupolis 630 75, Greece
Location: Greece > Central Macedonia > Halkidiki Region > Mt. Athos Peninsula > Ouranoupolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ouranoupolis
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ouranoupolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 235
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The deluxe “Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa” Hotel is amphitheatrically built 50m. away from the seashore in Ouranoupolis-Halkidiki. The Hotel is situated 113 km away from the “Macedonia” Airport of Thessaloniki.“Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa” Hotel of 250 rooms (double rooms, superior, family, maisonettes and suites). All rooms have a balcony with a view to the sea, air condition, telephone, satellite television, bathroom with shower or bath tab, hair dryer and refrigerator.The hotel’s congress center has 15 hall combinations with a capacity of 20 to 1100 people, with a perfect sound isolation and the necessary audio visual equipment. ... more   less 
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