We have just returned from a week's break at this hotel. From the very first moment, we were impressed! You walk into a very grand reception, air-conditioned, marble, glass and oodles of stylish, comfy sofas to relax in!
The hotel is actually a complex. Lots of smaller classical villa-esque buildings set within the most beautiful gardens! The rooms were typically Mediterranean, but with added bonuses of air-con, TV, mini bar, hairdryer and safe. All rooms have either a balcony or a veranda.
The bathroom was equipped with all necessities including a bath and very good shower.
The rooms were maintained well and cleaned thoroughly.
We went half board, but there is the option to go all-inclusive. If possible we would advise to try and go bed and breakfast. The food is ok, however, once you have eaten at one of the fantastic tavernas in the very immediate vicinity, you'll wonder why you bothered initially paying extra to eat at the hotel. Having said this, we did sometimes eat lunch at the Al la carte Restaurant at the hotel, this was a great experience and very reasonably priced.
All the public areas, gardens and pools are immaculately kept. It was lovely to walk out on a morning and be hit with the fresh floral smells!
We went as a couple looking for a quiet, relaxing break, but there were lots of families too. They seemed to have lots to do; there was a mini-club, cartoon shows and a lovely adventure playground. The evening entertainments also catered for kids too.
There was a variety of activities going on throughout the day, e.g., water aerobics, water polo, volleyball, football, table tennis etc. The entertainment staff were very friendly and made sure that everyone was having fun...whether that be playing games or just relaxing by the pool.
The evening ents were fun! Each night has a children's disco, one bingo game (usually to win daft prizes..but it is fun to try and keep up whilst the bloke read out numbers in 5 different languages.) And then there is a bi-weekly cabaret programme with different acts on each night. We saw a magician show, a fakir show, a Greek night a game show night and a cabaret night. There are no ents on a Saturday night.
The hotel is situated right next to the beach in the very quiet resort of Messonghi. We loved the quietness, but there are plenty of tavernas, bars and shops on the 3 minute walk to the beach. You can walk about 15 minutes and get to the more thumping night life...nice if you like to go to
We would whole heartedly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing holiday as a couple or a family in beautiful surroundings.
We are going to stay at the Apollo Palace Hotel in Messonghi in July/August 2005. We can only find one review on the web, has anyone else been? What is it like?
Liked it so much have already booked a return trip in Sep. The hotel was great, met loads of fun people (Apo, Costas, Leo to name a few) and the evenings ran into the morning every night at the Palladium bar.
Lorraine it was lovely to meet you and I know you had a great time to. Kirsty says hi and I hope Barney got home safe and sound.
PS If anyone meets Spiros (Max to me) at Zaks give him my email address!!! Although my mum wouldn't approve!
I am visiting the Apollo palace Hotel in June 2003. Has anybody got any comments on it before I go.