Greek hotels are basic! Typically square rooms, hard beds, somewhere for the suitcase and a shower can be enough for a hotel to rise the ranks on Trip Advisor.
How does the Sands fair and does it deserve the high praise?
On the whole very good. Its a lovely small friendly hotel on the edge of Nidri, requiring just a short walk to the taverns and shops.
The rooms do lack the comforts that perhaps a first time visitor to Greece would expect, examples:
- The bed was hard.
- The room didn't offer an armchair to relax in.
- The shower did have to be held by hand above your head etc.
- The balconies are shared; ours had one table and two chairs for three rooms, another words one couple could use it at a time. Accordingly we didn't use them much.
However this is Greece, I opened my review explaining what the standard is in Greece. I wasn't expecting much else in this department.
So why the great reviews of this hotel?
The hotel is kept spotless.
Its ran by an enthusiastic, hard working friendly host who will have a bit of banter and spend the time - if you wish, or leave you to enjoy the sun otherwise.
The food on offer at the hotel while basic (don't expect any Lamb Kleftico etc), is superbly cooked.
The BBQ night is absolutely excellent - even if you're vegetarian - again superb food, good music and a host thoroughly having a good time.
The bar prices are reasonable even with the strong euro... 2.80 euros for a 500 ml bottle of Amstel.
It’s close to the beach.
Have no concerns booking this hotel. Its one of the best on the Island within this budget range. The rooms are basic - we apparently got one of the smaller box style rooms - but the host, cleanliness and other facilities excel this hotel above the rest - it deserves to be #1.
- Also Known As:
- Sands Hotel Lefkas