ABOUT THE HOTEL
- Official Rating: A Class
- Floors: 3
Things you'll love
- First-rate views
- Near the beach
- Use of pool and bar
- 250m to the beach and resort centre, shops, restaurants and bars
- A ferry from the mainland is required to reach your accommodation
- Please note that the ferry is only included in the price of your holiday if you are booking a holiday package
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FOOD & DRINK
- Evening Meal
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Great all round, loved it!
13 Sep , 2018 john s, 187069
Second week of September. We were down just below the actual emerald hotel, in the studios, and were put into room 101. Not a great omen, we thought, and this may be the room some have complained about since it is on the lowest of the two floors,and has a small view of the sea. But we loved it because the view was beautiful and ample for a stunning venue for sunrise over headland, and startling views of the distant samothrace island, over breakfast. Cooking amenities were no worse, no better than anywhere else in Greece. Room very clean. Beds comfortably firm, ditto the pillows. Zero mosquitoes! So the lack of window mesh, which we think of as a downside, was irrelevant. Sheets and towels changed promptly. Now to the famous hill! Views on this vary enormously but it seemed like a total non-event, a doddle. What is the fuss about? We timed our descent, right onto the beachside boardwalk from the emerald - just UNDER five minutes. Returning uphill was only two minutes longer. I am into my sixties and I was a bit annoyed that I had even thought of letting this put me off coming, since it was a pleasant bit of exercise. Golden beach is backed by thrilling hills and escarpments clad in pine. The bay itself is fantastic for sand and swimming. And although the tavernas right below the studios are so-so and average for food, just press on along the boardwalk south (I.e. turn left if facing the sea) and there are two of the best places to eat I can remember - just outside the “camping” where theATM is... we recommend finikans particularly. We are very content with our room, the hill, the beds and the picture-perfect bay and beach.
AVOID IN MAY
14 May , 2019 Climber08014183304
well... what can i say, we visited here with a 51 year old female, 52 year old female a 20 and also 19 year old, there was absolutely nothing to do other than sit on your balcony and watch the view for 7 whole days! Hotel not long opened for the season, DAMP beds, NO hot water, only 1 PLUG socket, TUI rep was USELESS, NOTHING OPEN, 1 restaurant open on the beach at night time, felt ISOLATED, stayed ONE night and couldn't cope so had to LEAVE, stunning view but doesn't compensate for anything else, 1 shop open at the bottom of four STEEP hills. We were advised by our rep to get a taxi down to the town every night costing €20 each way. Pool was DIRTY and full of dead insect, snack bar only served crisps rather than proper food and there was no restaurant. Front door was inaccessible had to use next doors for access through the patio doors,flood in the bathroom and the shower had not even been used, toilet paper was also damp! shared balcony so no privacy at all!
Excellent typical 2* Greek Apartment
30 Sep , 2018 NickF2011, 187049
Very clean, simple accommodation with all the facilities you need. Walk to and from the beach is steep but manageable. Short walk to a fantastic golden sandy beach. Loved it. Very friendly place and slow pace.
19 Sep , 2018 590simonp, 503756
We stayed at the emerald the beginning of September. Bad points The beds, never have we had such hard beds - the owner did say he was in the process of changing them. The hill, it is step and definitely not a place for anyone with any mobility issues, it’s known locally as heart attack hill. But we did it at least twice a day Neutral points The rooms are a good size All the cutlery and crockery you’d need The bathroom (wet room) was a good size the hot water could sometimes be a bit hit or miss Aircon and small safe payable locally (as normal) Swimming pool terrace was a good size for when we were there but could imagine it being small in high season Food and drink prices average for the area Good points The view it’s amazing, can’t really describe how good it is Costas the owner is a great bloke Distance to the beach very good Distance to shops very good Distance to tavernas very good Nice quiet part of the town The beach was lovely, with sun loungers and shades available for hire, it could of done with a raking Ultimately the best review I can post is “would I stay there again ?” And yes I would happily and probably will
Great Hotel run by a lovely Family
25 Sep , 2018 Justin B, 1587763
we stayed at the Emerald Studios and I have to say they were absolutely fabulous.They were extremely clean and just the perfect size. The views from the Balcony were to die for and Breakfast every day was a picturesque joy. There is a bit of an hill to get up to the hotel from the beach, yet after the first day it was easy and became normal. Costas the hotel owner was a real Gent, nothing was to big or to small and the bar where you will find him his well stocked and he constantly as a smile on his face and hes full of chat. He is also very Knowledgeable about the island as he is an islander and he can help you find some real beautiful spots on the island. All in all our holiday was perfect and for the money this hotel & Island is a real Gem. We will definitley be returning to this hotel and Golden Beach is the perfect bay, the mountain setting just behind you gives you a real sense of paradise.
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