My husband and I have just returned from 1 week in this hotel, 13-21st sept 2013.
The room was very basic, just 2 beds, bunk beds and a couple of tables. The bathroom was clean and adequate, towels changed every couple of days. It lacked any sort of charm, no picture to alleviate the drab grey/beige walls or a chair to sit on. (think prisoner cell block H) The mattress was hard but we moved the foam mattresses from the bunk beds to sort that problem. we hired the safe key but it was only akin to a bicycle lock key, the keypad being just for decoration! Also smelt of damp. That said we dont go on holiday to spend loads of time in our room. it was always clean, as was the nice grounds and the terraces and green spaces.
The food was plentiful even at the end of the sessions. Dining room was clean, no queues for either food or drinks. We liked the salads and yogurts, fried breakfast was fine too. Some Greek food featured - i liked the spinach crepes, tatziki, beef sofrito and the onion dish, the moussaka was rather dry but acceptable. Various potato/rice/pasta options plus bread so you shouldn't go hungry.
The pool was clean, defiantly NO black scummy marks around the top, but water was a bit cloudy at times. Outside bar area was fine, plenty of sunbeds, no queue for drinks. We tried the 'Cocktails' but found them unexciting and instead stuck to Ouzo and Lemonade.
Entertainment was OK, again not something that is high on our list off priorities in a holiday but the Quizzes were good, but bingo and aqua aerobics I can do without. Not too noisy at night. we got the feeling the entertainment budget was about £3.50 per day for the lot. One male singer was good, the female awful. The entertainment team do their best on a small budget!
We liked sidari, ideal size with a bit of life but without being a nightclub based town. Beach was fine, just avoid any areas near river outlets. We both swam in sea and pool, neither of us were ill.
Take the Green Bus to cassiopi, and if you hire a car drive to Paleo vis Aghios Georgious by following the coastline around to the west.
Be aware that VLASEROS TRAVEL have a sneaky habit of advertising excursions and hire car then adding extras on top. we went on the horse riding trip and were told we would go to a monastry via olive groves and the beach. while that may be so on a longer trip with more experienced riders, the hour long beginner trip was just a plod along a kilometer of road directly behind the beach. The guy who ran it though was lovely - called Naj i think. Vlaseros travel also charged us 3euro each for the transfer which took all of 2 minutes and we could easily have walked. IF YOU WANT TO GO HORSE RIDING then i suggest that you flag down the red pick up when you see it around town and negotiate yourself a better deal. this trip in cost us 12 euro each, but when i got back to our rooms and checked the brochure i had picked up 2 days before it was advertised at only 10 euro. we would have complained but as it was our last day we didnt want to spoil it. But we had the feeling that we had been swindled.
I WAS AMAZED TO FINE OUT THIS IS LISTED AS A 4 STAR HOTEL!!!!
it was fine for us - but then we dont expect too much!
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