We just stayed in the hotel for two nights, and can say that the hotel, its location, and amenities are great when comparing against the properties in the same area (Nea Kallikratia). The hotel itself was easy to check into. They did require our passports (For us, 2 of them, 1 for each room we had reserved) for some time for the check in process, but I was mindful to request them back in the evening of the first night. If you are a family or a person that is in a rush to get somewhere, be sure to add this to a checklist so you don't leave the property without your passport. At check-in, they issued us our air conditioning and television remote controls, which we brought back down with us upon checkout.
The hotel offers a wonderful breakfast and dinner buffet. During the two days we stayed at the hotel, the food offered did change, offering a variety of different things for each of us to try.
The staff at the hotel are very mindful of the fact that you could not bring in any of your own drinks to their included meals. One person in our party likes to drink Diet Coke. The hotel does not offer it. So, on the second night of our stay, we brought a smaller than 20 oz bottle of Diet Coke, that the staff immediately made us aware was against their hotel policy. (They do charge for the drinks served during their dinner.) We adhered to the policy, but I found this a little disingenuous on their part. If someone prefers a particular drink with their meals, and it isn't offered in their establishment, and the rest of their party is taking drinks from the bar... I would let it go. They did not.
The staff were very pleasant, but I noticed, they watched our moves like hawks. lol They made themselves present when it appeared we were about to violate their hotel policies. [example: taking a few cookies for our kids wrapped in a small napkin for later at the beach; we left the cookies]. I noticed them stop a family that was about to leave the property using the hotels towels at the beach.
But with that said, the overall experience was what I will say is good. The best way I can describe the place is, we got a Fairfield Inn Rooms, with balconies, and a boutique hotel lobby, dining area, and pool. The location is across from a park (with swings, slide, etc) with walking paths to the beach which is about 1000 feet (~300m) away.
Front desk service was excellent 100% of the time.
If you choose to stay here, be sure to stop at the rooftop bar (on the 8th floor). Especially at night, the views of the Sea are beautiful and lighting is romantic.
Oh, and the last thing to note, for travelers that cannot go to sleep with noises going on... bring some earplugs. This area in Greece does have very polite street dogs that are either sleeping, or just walking around during the day. However, you will hear these dogs barking at each other in the late hours of the evening. By no means is this a fault of the hotel, however I did hear them on each evening.
Of the beaches of been to in my lifetime, I would have to say this was among one of the best for family fun. The water was nice and warm, and you could walk out for about 100 feet (>30m) with out any concern for our 8 year old.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Secret Paradise Halkidiki Hotel & SpaMykonos Paradise is now Secret Paradise Hotel & Spa!Conveniently situated at the western part of the peninsula, Secret Paradise Halkidiki Hotel & Spa has the perfect location for you to explore the emerald beaches of Thermaikos Gulf with easy access to all the roads that lead to the most beautiful beaches of Halkidiki. Secret Paradise Hotel in Halkidiki is open year round ready to offer you the experience of magical holidays or a pleasant stay during business trips. Rooms coupled with high quality services will make your stay in Secret Paradise Halkidiki Hotel more than just comfortable.We have some special offer packages that you should take advantage and enhance your stay in Secret Paradise; one of the best Halkidiki Hotels. ... more less
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