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“A short brake!”
Review of Horizon Blu

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Horizon Blu
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Kalamata
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

First time in the hotel, and booking was placed by the phone.
Location was excellent and peaceful probably during period (early October).
Hopefully hotel was quiet, and we had time to relax and enjoy the wonderful sunny days by the huge pool!
All the people who worked there were very kind,helpful, and with high and fast service abilities.
The room with the private pool was large with amenities, and cleaning staff very efficient.
Morning buffet was full of delicious tastes, but above all, the restaurant for dinner was exceptional, and we really enjoyed the gourmet tastes that Mr Konstantinos Venihakis did!Congratulations!
The points that the management should consider are the awful smelling in the bathroom caused by drains probably, and the bad condition the pool towels are. I don’t think that these points represents a five stars hotel.
We must be very careful in details if we wanted to succeed.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a week in October in a superior sea view room. On the first floor with a fabulous balcony and view directly out to sea over the pool. (The key decision in the superior rooms is whether you want a private plunge pool on the ground floor - adjacent to the main pool, or more private with a balcony and better view on the first floor).

Rooms are large and clean with well appointed bathroom & nice toiletries. As has been said elsewhere if a good hairdryer is important - bring one with you! The same might be said if you want nice coffee first thing in the morning in your room bring a travel coffee machine rather that instant coffee. Both these minor niggles could be resolved easily and are a true mark of a 5 star hotel (which Horizon Blu deserves to be).

The only other things that compromised that status were the work going on each day at the hotel and the limited restaurant menu in the evening but we do recognise that we were here out of the main season.

We used the well equipped and staffed spa which is equally delightful.

Overall a relaxing week and the staff were attentive and friendly.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great stay at this modern 4 year old hotel. Situated on the water front, all rooms have sea view and some rooms have there own private pool! The property had 2-3 outdoor pools, an indoor door and spa. Great poolside bar and restaurant. The room was nice? Modern and had a big veranda. Wifi was great and free and so was the parking.
My only disappointment was the built in hairdryer! Useless! It's like drying your hair with a vacuum! Very annoying, they need to provide guests with individual modern hairdryers.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The resort is relatively new (2014) and is located right across from the Kalamata boardwalk, with easy access to the sea (and with its own swimming pool, of course). Some of the rooms have their own private swimming pools. The breakfast was a bit lacking for a 5-star restaurant - the selection can be much nicer. But overall the staff is extremely helpful, and the rooms are nice and modern. 4 out of 5 stars as it is overpriced for its location in the south of Peloponnese but with a relative lack of similar resorts in this part of Greece, would probably stay here again if given a choice. Excellent dinner at the hotel restaurant - delicious choices such as watermelon with goat cheese, or risotto with squid ink.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tewin14
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was olur first trip to Kalamata and we were looking for a place to rest and enjoy. The breakfast wAs perfect, the room we stayed was perfect, room services, beach and bar services were also great. If we ever go back to Kalamata this will be the place for us again. Thanks for everything.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Drufukbasoglusonmez
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I have stayed at a few hotels in Kalamata over the last two years and I can easily say this is the best hotel along the strip. I think the communication and service from the staff have improved significantly from my last trip last year and the cleanliness and attention to detail is to be commended.

I had a pool room which was quite expensive but I did book late for Aug 2017, there were better deals to be had if I would have booked earlier in the year. The room was very homely, with a bath and a shower with high quality toiletries. An abundance of towels and bedding was available; with a mini fridge and flat screen tv.

A special mention has to be raised for the bed, which was extremely soft and comfortable, an absolute joy to pass out on every evening. When I say extremely comfortable, “I mean very very soft topper and pillows” this maybe an issue for some guest?

Having your own personal plunge pool is a luxury everyone should experience at least once, it’s just so nice to cool down in a pool 5 steps away from your bed – the height of indulgence.

Salmon burger, Beef/bacon burger, Any salad, The fruit cocktail, Chocolate soufflé & ice cream, A la Carte Menu, Italian night, just to list a few of the superb offerings from the pretty limited menu but fabulously tasty, and that’s not including the Greek dishes which are obviously fantastic. In fact everywhere we sat down to eat in Kalamata, the food was incredible.

The views from all the venues’ we visited are also breath taking, whether you’re on the beach looking up, or in the mountains looking down into the bay.

On the whole, Kalamata is where the Greek people go on holiday, and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me and you too…

Room Tip: The private pool rooms are pricey but very nice...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mar3cus
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went to the Horizon Blue earlier in August at a very busy time for the area but we never felt pressed or hurried either in the hotel or the beach.
The rooms are very tasteful (we had a standard room) and all have very good views and a spacious balcony. The bed and pillows were very comfy and the cupboard space plentiful with a good safe
The bathroom had a bathtub and a separate shower. The latter was a bit enclosed and had a slight musty smell but water pressure was excellent. Toiletries were good but not 5-star standard
Air-conditioning was superb
The dining area is at the front towards the beach but right on the main road which makes it a bit noisy (same holds for the bar area)
Breakfast was nice but not superb
The bar was very nice and drinks reasonably priced and well made.
The beach was surprisingly nice with good service for drinks and snacks. Towels were provided and were good. I would have liked slightly larger umbrellas for better shading.Despite being on the main road the beach is relaxed and the water very clean and refreshing.
Wifi was very good in the rooms and reasonable in public places even on the beach.

The hotel is about 10Km from the local airport and has loads of parking spaces. It is very well located for the many excursion options in Messinia and beyond

I would happily recommend this lovely hotel and I would definitely stay again. It just needs a few more touches to make it a true 5-star experience

Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view so just go for it. Some rooms have small private swimming pools.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Horizon Blu

Address: 1 217 Navarinou Str & P.Karakousi | Karakousi 1, Kalamata 241 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Peloponnese > Messenia Region > Kalamata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Kalamata
Price Range: $129 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Horizon Blu 5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new hotel on the waterfront promenade of vibrant Kalamata, Horizon Blu 5*, combines a great location, contemporary design, exquisite services and a wealth of facilities suitable for all travellers, business or pleasure. This unique "city resort" is the ideal year-round base for one to explore the marvels of the unspoiltMessinia region, conduct a business meeting or just unwind by one of the pools of the complex. The low-rise architecture is based on the water element, blending the sea views with an array of free flow water features, cascades and a large fresh water pool taking advantage of the ever-present greek sunny skies. The hotel's array of indoor or outdoor lounges and sundecks is limitless for everyone to find his personal corner to relax. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available by the pools and on the sandy beach. All 38 spacious rooms and suites are elegantly designed to give a "laid-back resort" feeling and are equipped with every facility to make the guests stay comfortable. Some of the rooms have their own private pools and all feature large open balconies or terraces with superb sea views. All room types feature: Balcony or terrace with views and outdoor furniture, Modern Bath with Bathtub and Shower, Sitting area, Plush duvets &contoured natural Cocomatmattresses, choice of pillows, individually controlled temperature A/C, Direct dial telephone, HD LED TV with Satellite and Music channels, Mini bar, Safe deposit box (can hold laptop), Tea & Coffee making facilities, luxury toiletries, bathrobes & slippers, magnifying mirror, hairdryer, complimentary WIFI A wealthy but healthy breakfast is served daily in the breakfast lounge overlooking the bay, based on the local produce and a warm "kalimera" from attentive staff. For a quick sip of coffee, a juicy cocktail by the sea or pool, for snacks or late drinks, guests have the choice of the Lobby Cafe or the Pool Bar. Lunch by the sea or a more elaborate ala carte dinner is served by the pool in the Beach Restaurant. The menu is carefully prepared to include all quality local and Mediterranean delicacies with a twist of creativity by our chefs, overseen and signed by the well-awarded Chef EttoreBotrini. ... more   less 
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