Grecotel Olympia Riviera Thalasso5.0 out of 5.0
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The property is in general nice and worth the stay. The general shape is good but some broken furniture in the lobby and unstable Wifi are not acceptable for a 5 star hotel. The landscape, pools and beach are georgeous. The food is outstanding with very high quality local ingredients. My compliments to the chefs and with the hotel fully booked they did a great job keeping the level high the whole week of our stay. A bit strange is that 75cl are not kept in store if guests do not drink up. We therefore took the small bottles but would have preferred a better quality only coming in big bottles. We had to park our car out in the street as the hotel has no parking anymore due to the space being used up for the waterpark. It's ok and the water park is a real asset, small but a good standard and free admission for hotel guests. A nice touch was the fruit basket and wine bottle in our room upon arrival.
Just a quick review, we stayed 6 nights at Olympia Riviera Thalasso at the end of August. This resort has so much to offer and is fabulous in so many ways. The beach, the pools, the water park and all the extra facilities that you have access to are amazing and we did enjoy our stay due to all these extras but we had quiet a few issues during our staying that we felt were unacceptable for the money you are paying and they did definitely colour our stay. In brief our 3 main issues were Internet - USELESS to NON existent. If you are dependant on internet for any reason, this is not the hotel for you!! General Maintenance - We had numerous issues with our room (in the Pinewood). Phone beside the bed did not work, bar fridge did not work, plug in sink was broken. These issues were all fixed once we complained but disrupted the whole first day of our holiday. Room also lacked a price list for the mini bar or a room service menu! I'm sorry but this is a 5* resort, i'd expect a little better. General Service - Whilst the front desk were very helpful in regards to all of our issues with our room, we found in general that the service around the resort was poor and very slow. Drinks by the pool or in the upstairs lounge could take up to 20 minutes to be delivered even when these areas were relatively empty. Look it was the little things really, things that you would normally overlook if it was just the odd occasion that you were disappointed. But everyday, in spite of all the good things, we found ourselves feeling disappointed by this resort. I guess maybe because the resort has the potential to be an AMAZING 5* resort but falls way short in my opinion.
Nice view, 2 km sandy beach with shallow kids-friendly waters, mild weather. Decent breakfasts, varied themed dinners in the main restaurant, nice a-la-card alternatives yet limited wine list. Couple of nice places to walk for dinner nearby, namely Amvrosia and RQD Paradise
We have been fortunate enough to have travelled many parts of Europe and stayed in a few resort hotels.This one (Grecotel Olympia Riviera Thalasso) is a must do for couples or families with kids.The 5 star facilities are extraordinary and the beachside excellent on most days ( small waves appear on some days). Overall quality of service of the staff excellent!!!! If you get half or full board you can choose to eat in any of the top restaurants across the entire Grecotel complex which consists of 3 main resorts ( Thalasso, Mandola and Oassis). Highlights and must do if you stay at Thalasso: 1) The beachside massage (head, neck and back!). 2) The Sea Dunes Al a Carte Restaurant at Thalasso ( great quality of food and staff service very professional by global standards). 3) The Cape Voyage gourmet Al Carte restaurant and the innovational approach to Greek cuisine and products.Chef ( a young chap) Yannis Rokanas should be given a Michelin star NOW!! Try the ravioli, the Ekmek sweet and try greek salad and mousaka in a way you have never seen before.This menu can be placed on any star awarded restaurant in New York or Paris. Regarding facilities: Room / suite space appropriate to accommodate comfortably.Beautiful landscape and pools.We were impressed with the size of the labd across which it is all spaced across.HUGE! Great new Water Fun park. BE
One of the best hotels of this chain of first class hotels in Greece. An ideal place to relax and enjoy a peaceful vacation. Breakfast lunch and dinner of a huge variety of Greek and international tastes. Well trained personnel and an excellent management. I highly recommend this hotel especially for families or couples they they like to relax. The beach of the hotel which is more than two kilometers is unique for children.
We spent a week at the Olympia Thalasso. The place is perfect for families and the bungalows are really spacey and comfortable. The staff is really hospitable and everything is well planned. Our daughter loved the impressive waterslide park and all the kids activities kept her busy and happy.. The only drawback, is that wifi is terribly slow. Other than that, its really a place to be.
We love it.... everything was great... we will definitely go back. It is one of the best Grecotel resorts we have visited .... The staff was great, our room had a great sea view, you don't want to get out of the water - as the beach is wonderful, the buffet was yummy & overall we had a truly amazing time and did not want to leave .....
We stayed with my family for 6 days - the place is great for families. The water park is simply fantastic - kids had great fun. It is great for all ages - special water-slides for 2-4yrs old and several other for older kids. The whole setup of the park is great. Rooms are spacious and with a good setup for families. Restaurant has a really nice view and the food was good during all our days - both in terms of quality and quantity/options 3 big pools for everyone - especially the big one had a great view Beach is fantastic with a high number of sunbeds - unlike other resorts we never had any difficulty finding sunbed even though we were there during the peak period. Everybody in the staff was always kind and always trying to accommodate any needs. Overall, looking forward to visiting again in the future.
Great vacations here! One of the best Grecotel we've visited with my son! Enjoyed every minute spent there as it was very comfortable and pleasant! One wish and recommendation for the future - to make room cleaning and maintenance even better!
+: Great room very comfortable and luxurious, very close to an amazing beach, very polite personnel, new aqua park for kids, quiet and relaxing environment, exactly what I had in mind for my holidays.. -: some days the food choices where the same as the previous day but everything was fresh and tasty. I will definitely go back...
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 339 reviews