Not authentic Greece
Posted Sep 23, 2014
As an English/ Greek couple using the hotel to attend a wedding and also to celebrate our own wedding anniversary, it was disappointing to find a hotel which was denying Greece. We only found one member of staff who spoke Greek at reception. From the hotel site we were certainly not expecting a package holiday type hotel where pool beds are grabbed at 8 oclock in the morning. The resort was described as a 'small lovely village' and 'authentic Greece' but Russian was the main language and the 'village' was a series of bars/restaurants right on the sand. Only the beach umbrellas of the famous Mononaftis bay were visible from the hotel due to the square, cement buildings built on the hillside in front. Wi-Fi reception was only available if you hung off the balcony ( a fact known to the staff) and our Superior Sea view only had a sea view if you stood up, since the balcony wall was made of stone! So a relaxing evening at our Sea View room was really spent looking at the sky or leaning over the balcony.
Having said that, the staff at the hotel were superb - particularly Maria at Reception and Alex at the bar.