We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Basic, clean & convenient.”
Review of Finikounda Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Finikounda Hotel
Ranked #10 of 10 Finikounda B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is the second occasion I've needed to stay over at the Finikounda Hotel, basic but clean rooms, with fridge tv & aircon. Friendly family & the location is great, a couple of minutes walk from supermarket, beach, tavernas etc.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Yiassas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (27)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

9 - 15 of 27 reviews

Reviewed September 10, 2012

The whole place needs smartening up (nothing a few coats of white paint can't fix) and a few repairs but it's clean and friendly and the free air con is a big bonus. Bins emptied every day and towels and sheets changed every other day. Our shower was great, had a proper hook so we didn't have to hold it and was very powerful. It did flood the bathroom but we've found that happens everywhere we've been in Greece and it dried pretty quickly anyway. No nasty surprises with creepy crawlies either. We had an upper room with a sea view (through other buildings but that didn't bother me) and you can't beat it for location, minutes from the beach and the main street. Breakfast at the Terra Mare was, as already mentioned, basic but we found it fine and it was lovely to eat next to the sea.

I think if you are used to basic Greece you wouldn't have a problem with the Hotel Finikounda. After all, if like us, you only use your room to get changed and sleep in, it's perfectly fine.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Traceyash40
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 14, 2012

First the pros - free air con and an absolutely ideal central location in Finikounda near the beach, supermarket, tavernas, bars and church square. Now the cons - very shabby indeed and in need of a really expensive upgrade. The rooms are of adequate size and the beds are comfy, the balcony was fine but the view is not great overlooking other buildings. The wake up call from the church bells was a very great surprise at 7am!! The bathroom was tiny and the shower was a real problem because you had to become adept at one handed showering and even when you thought you had mastered the art you were really unhappy to find that you had flooded the bathroom floor every time!! Maid service every day for essentials and towels and bedding changed every two days. No bar or meeting area for guests and breakfasts had to be taken at the Villa Mare overlooking the beach which did not give the hotel any personality of its own. Breakfasts were only just adequate and monotonously boring. Why do they insist on giving you horrendously undrinkable synthetic orange juice, bread and jam/honey and the same slices of cake every single day! We have had very much better and varied breakfasts in many other Greek resorts - where were the cornflakes, muesli, pastries, yoghurt, fruit, cheese and ham in addition to the cake?
Overall we put up with the limitations of the Hotel Finikounda and had a really good holiday but thankfully it was only for 7 days. Finikounda is a really lovely place (and I would also recommend the To Karavi restaurant very highly indeed) but find somewhere else to stay. The Finikounda Hotel is not up to scratch.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
2  Thank lovegreeceLancs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Stayed at the Finikounda Hotel and was very pleased, although a bit dated the room was good and clean and beds comfy. large balcony, free air con. Breakfast usual greek style but the best place to have it over looking the beach. staff really friendly and helpful. as the hotel rooms are not in enclosed corridors no noise from children running around and door slamming. Balconys have table and chairs and privacy screening. There is a large terraced area for groups to gather, or just to sunbathe. The only electricity socket i found was above the small fridge , which was on the floor ,where i needed to plug in the kettle (some rooms the fridge is on a table) so advise take a short extension with 4 way,

Room Tip: the ground floor rooms have limited view due to bushes and trees
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank linosdekos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 19, 2011

My husband and I have just returned from a holiday in Finikounda, staying at the Finikounda hotel.

We stayed in room 105 on the ground floor and found it met our needs perfectly. The room was of average size, cleaned daily and bedding changed on a regular basis. The shower was just a base with the hose being handheld but this wasn't a problem other than managing to soak the loo roll every night when the shower head was pointed in the wrong direction!

All the rooms have balconies but on the ground floor we were just facing a wall and some bushes. This was a massive plus because the weather was so hot that the shade from the bushes helped to keep the room cool. The walls looked like someone had used matchpots to patch up marks but they were different colours to the original so the walls were all patchy. There are no tea/coffee making facilities which we missed so it's worth taking a travel kettle.

The hotel is on a bed and breakfast basis, with the breakfast being served at the Terra Mare, a Restaurant/Bar on the sea front belonging to the family. The outlook when you are eating breakfast is beautiful, and worth the effort of walking all of two minutes from the hotel. Breakfast was simple, consisting of bread and jam/honey, cake, orange juice and tea or coffee but we agreed that if we had been self catering and buying our own breakfast we would have had something very similar. We did feel the need to ring the changes on several occasions and indulged ourselves with fruit, yoghurt and honey in the local tavernas.

The hotel has a bar on the roof which is no longer used (since the opening of Terra Mare I would imagine). This is a shame because it is nice to have a place where you can meet other guests for a chat and a drink after a long day doing nothing very much and as there is no pool there is no other place where you can really do this at the hotel. Inside the reception area there is also another bar but use of this wasn't encouraged for guests either, probably for the same reasons as above. There are a few chairs and tables in the entrance to the hotel and we used to go and sit there in the shade where the owners sat chatting with their friends and have a drink before going out in the evening. They obviously aren't used to this and had to send out for a couple of beers the first time we requested a drink - presumably from the Terra Mare. We have been used to chatting to the owners of the accommodation we have stayed in and this was the only way we could do this, there being no bar or pool. Only a few of the rooms are allocated to the Brits and we like this, even though we didn't get the chance to talk to many people at the hotel because of the way it is set up. Breakfast becomes the main place to meet fellow guests.

The Finikounda Hotel provided us with a perfect base for our holiday. It is two minutes walk (if that) from the sea front and within easy reach of all the facilities in this small resort. The hotel may be in need of re-decoration but we still think that it is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
10  Thank JulieMorton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 27, 2010

The hotel is basic but I don't have an issue with that in Greece. There was an overhead shower, which was great, loads of hot water and the shower curtain frankly was more bother than it was worth! the room gets cleaned every day and the beds made with a change of linen once a week and towels twice a week.
You cannot be more central and breakfast by the sea is nice. The bar was not in use and my biggest grumble would be that because the hotel is overlooked our room was dark and the balcony did not dry towels etc out. I personally would go elsewhere, but there is nothing wrong with the hotel itself. I did get eaten alive, particularly on the balcony as well as in the room, but I don't suppose I can blame the hotel for that!!
Overall, you cannot go wrong with the Finikounda, so if you have already booked, don't panic.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank GGRLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 14, 2010

Good points about this hotel include its location in the resort centre and just one block back from the beach. Our room and a few others had sea glimpses between other buildings. All rooms have balconies or terraces (but most would not have views) and the air con is free to use and effective. Breakfast is in the owners' son's bar on the beach, which is a lovely location. The breakfast is OK - just bread and jam but plenty of it. Our tour operator (Thomas Cook) were trying to get them to provide breakfast back in the hotel because apparently they hadn't inspected the kitchen at the beach bar. This would be a retrograde step - the room they apparently used to use for breakfast at the hotel was dark and dingy and used by the family as a smoking lounge!

Bad pointsare that the hotel is very tired and scruffy. It would need some serious money spent on it to smarten it up - but they could at least have bought some new shower curtains and towels for the season!

Finikounda is a picturesque and quiet resort. There are lots of places to eat very reasonably, the best we found being Dionysus on the sea front and Stekis (more basic and very good value) one block inland. The area is good for walking - we picked up a passable map from a bar with red tables near Dionysus which showed some footpaths, and there was so little traffic that it was possible to walk on the roads, even the "main" road through the resort. There's a cashpoint machine but no bank, therefore nowhere to change money.

However, the resort is extremely quiet - we were there the end of May and beginning of June and no boat trips were operating. Thomas Cook didn't have a hire car available and would have charged a lot if they had - we got one by catching the local bus to Pylos and hiring one there for a couple of days. The outfit was Nava Bay (from the bus stop in Pylos main square head to the sea front and turn left) and they charged 70 Euros for 2 days. The proprietor was Irish so there was no language problem!

With a car we were able to get to Methoni (can get there by bus but don't really get long enough to explore the extensive castle) and Koroni, which is a beautiful little town - if you go there visit the monastery which has lovely gardens, free to look around.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
10  Thank RDH1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Finikounda
23.3 mi away
Horizon Blu
Horizon Blu
#1 of 21 in Kalamata
340 reviews
7 mi away
Colonides Beach Hotel
0.4 mi away
Tsokas Hotel Apartments
Tsokas Hotel Apartments
#2 of 10 in Finikounda
78 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.4 mi away
Finiki Plaza
Finiki Plaza
#12 of 22 in Finikounda
20 reviews
0 mi away
Hotel Estia
Hotel Estia
#1 of 10 in Finikounda
129 reviews
0.4 mi away
Panorama Resort
Panorama Resort
#3 of 22 in Finikounda
91 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Finikounda Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Finikounda Hotel

Address: Finikounda, Pylos-Nestor 24006, Greece
Location: Greece > Peloponnese > Messenia Region > Pylos-Nestor > Finikounda
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Finikounda
Price Range: $30 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Finikounda Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Finikounda Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing