I have thought long and hard about what to write so trying to be totally fair here goes.
All inclusive Greek style is not the same as Spain or Majorca. For a start there is just simply not the volume of people. You will not find the mountains of food to be taken and wasted in this hotel. We viewed it as self-catering with extras as we met quite a few people on our travels that had paid a much more than us for just that. At least we had a bar that was open, food if we wanted it and places within walking distance to for drinks and food if we wanted.
This is a small family hotel and if you book out of season and get out of season prices i.e. cheap then that is what you get. There were 3 meals a day, I admit the choices were limited but they obviously did not have the resources to cook lots of different dishes that would be wasted at the end of the day. Some of the meals were really quite nice, I could not eat them all but that was due to my dietary restrictions, however the puddings were a little on the sparse side, even ice cream would have been better than melon or jelly. Yes you could go down the road and get nicer food but it cost a lot more, when you take the price, deduct the flights, accommodation, staffing there very little is left to provide 3 meals and the unlimited drinks expected, I think someone worked out it was about 40 Euros per person per week, so on that limited budget I think the chef did quite well.
Drinks were limited to local beers and wines etc. as it said in the brochure and I am sure that the lemonade was flat purely because the bottle was opened so many times that it wasn’t worth putting the lid back on. During our stay we kept seeing them going out and buying more.
However, I wish our towels had been changed, we did ask the lovely lady at breakfast using sign language, which got us lots of soap but alas no towels, the bin being emptied would have also been appreciated, especially when you are asked not to put toilet tissue down the toilet! As would bigger sheets as they just kept coming away in the night, but as staff seemed to be thin on the ground we made our own bed and generally tidied around, which we would have done had we been self-catering anyway.
One thing that would have made all the difference would have been access to hot water, even a kettle would have been better than the warm water that was given out when the very nice but harassed lady a breakfast managed to bring out.
I am aware that people were unhappy about certain issues and attitude of the staff, but it is not a young person’s hotel, and I for one did not appreciate the serenades at 4.00 am.
On a final note, people have always loved the Greek Islands for their hospitality and food, but ‘All Inclusive’ is killing their business soon there will be no café’s to eat in.
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