We visited this hotel for a friend's wedding and the images of it looked superb. However, about the only good things we can say about this place is that the views were good and the staff friendly.
It has tremendous potential with a pretty rope bridge over the pool from reception to the bar but has obviously seen much better days and even the rope bridge was closed for safety reasons.
The room we were in was tiny, worn out and filthy. The safe did not work, the fridge was noisy and they wanted to charge extra to use the air conditioning but that was the best bits about the room. The bathroom should be condemned. Filthy cracked tiles, a shower head that had never been cleaned, leaked and sprayed over your head and out the door if you put it on more than a drip, a filthy shower curtain that has probably never been washed let alone changed in 30 years in a shower that was so small you had no choice but to have the grotty shower curtain clinging to you and the toilet bowl leaked! The bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever tried to sleep on, with an ancient and worn-out mattress and pillows that should have been changed many years ago. On two out of the seven nights we were there, there was no water at all in the mornings to wash. I have stayed in 10 dollar flop houses in Africa that were in much better condition than this.
The only place you seem to be able to get wifi in the hotel is the pool bar and even then it is not very fast and intermittent.
It would not take a lot of money to bring this place up to scratch but at the moment it is not suitable for guests and should be closed until it has been refurbished.
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- Also Known As:
- Gloria Maris Hotel Porto Koukla, Zakynthos