ABOUT THE HOTEL
- Official Rating
- Free Wi-Fi
At a glance
- Panoramic sea views
- Adult focussed
- Close to the beach
- On a hillside
- Overlooks Skiathos coastline
- Close to a sandy beach
- View Location
FOOD & DRINK
- Evening Meal
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
09 Feb , 2018 lcam03, 186338
Wanted to tell people that read this review that this hotel was so nice that I did not want to leave. The staff are fantastic and anything you needed was not too much trouble. The room that my husband and I had was very comfortable and clean. I know the hotel was going through a refurb at the time of our stay but should be completed by now. I wanted to sort out a surprise birthday cake for my good friend and it was organised brilliantly by the staff. I want to say a big thank you to all the staff at this hotel especially Effy the lady at reception who had a smile every time I saw her. Once again thank you for making my stay a memorial one
Peaceful break away from any hustle and bustle
11 Jan , 2018 Neil H, 186267
Visited last week of Season in September. Hotel itself is an old building which has been decorated and furnished to modern standards and it works. Has a Scandanavian feel to it. Yes there are lots of steps or a steep hill to the hotel as mentioned by others but my wife and I actually enjoyed this exercise on a daily basis. We had a room in the main hotel overlooking pool which seemed better than the stand alone bungalows. It was our first visit to the Island which we found superb, a great bus service from top to bottom of island which we used daily. We also fell in love with Skiathos town with it tight cobbled streets and quaint harbour area. Although it was nice to escape back to our hotel for tranquility. All in all good Hotel and great Island to visit.
28 Nov , 2017 Andy H
This hotel is a bit confused, we stayed at the end of July 2017 and opted for the larger apartment, the decor of the hotel and the apartment is to a good standard but the hotel is neither a hotel or apartments more somewhere between the two. The pool side infuriated me the most and such a missed opportunity, the lunch snack menu is very limited and very little shaded area or comfy seating, there is huge room for improvement but the biggest gripe is the fact the bar bar the pool closes at 6pm, the main bar in the hotel complex open at 6pm but this is up a number of flights of stairs and indoors which is not where i want to be. The pool bar only has a limited number of beverages from which is take from the main hotel bar so things like Pimms O'clock at 3.00pm are impossible, I also find the restaurant buffet very confusing, very much like a chicken farm, get them in and then get them out, bit all rushed and not very relaxing, however the food is very good so hence my star rating, we did eat out a lot as we have special place we go having been to the island for the past 15 years. This could be a very special place just needs some changes to the ways things are done. Better Sun-bed's Comfy seating around the pool bar with shade Broader lunch Snack Menu Better range of drinks at the pool bar Pool bar open to at least 8pm
11 Nov , 2017 anne R
We had been changed to this hotel last minute due to over booking. The hotel its self is clean simple and traditional. I liked the fact it wasnt all glass and chrome. It is half board. The food was very good and buffet style but waiters and waitresses are very attentive and pleasant. Serving coffee,tea and drinks and removing used plates etc.The pool is large and clean. The pool bar is supposed to serve snacks but not much on offer. We stayed in the bungalows that go down the hill. The steps are plenty and if you have any problems with walking or fitness not for you. The bungalows were lovely inside. Clean and modern decor. Good sized comfy bed. Nice little bathroom with good shower not like used to in Greece. Clothes storage is modern open style but not much in way of drawers. Good sized tv,Safe,kettle and hairdryer. You only get tea coffee and milk first day. There is a small fridge and there is a supermarket at the bottom of the steps near the beach. Bedding and towels changed regularly. Bungalows all in fir trees and gardens so dont expect to sunbathe on patios but pleasant to sit out. Air con good. The beach bar is nothing to do with the hotel but they will ring down to book sunbeds etc. Water taxi from the beach straight into Skiathos town,very pleasant way to travel. Bus stop 13 is down a very steep long road down the hill from the hotel. Not an easy treck in heat. The hotel had only a little entertainment on usualy provided by the Tui rep. As in quiz night and disco music. Also a Greek evening but we missed this. Can feel a little out of the way. We hired a car for a couple of days to see more of the island. Or took the water taxi to Skiathos town. My biggest problem with the hotel was that the lift (on a track) that was from the hotel to the beach road was never working. It has stops near to top of steps to bungalows. This would have made things a lot easier.
09 Oct , 2017 granary40
My husband and I were very pleased with our overall stay at skiathos blu ,the stafff are very friendly and nothing is too much ,we had a bungalow with a garden view which was very apt for us but it was basically a standard room with small balcony and our view was an olive tree but tbh we like to get out and about so that didn't worry us .rooms were cleaned daily too. The pool area was immaculately kept and plenty of beds There is a walk down 300 odd steps to the beach which had a taverna/bar was the making of this hotel -views are amazing ,water clear and a water taxi to take you to the town if needed ( the lovely taxi man was always magically there if you needed a lift to & from the beach if you couldn't manage the steps ) All in all we loved this hotel & island ,BUT please ask when the end of season week is before booking ( we were not told this) so after arriving on the fri were told that the beach taverna closed on the sat for the season ( which was so annoying due to my love of spending one evening only there) by the Weds staff were packing away the umbrellas ,canopys & beds over the next few days by the pool ,friends we made told us that they were running out of plastic glasses too ,It just made you feel a little " in the way" & uncomfortable We shall surely recommend this hotel but not in the last week of the season
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