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Tips for choosing hotels in Greece

Tips for choosing hotels in Greece

Luxury hotels Greece

When one thinks of Greece you get images of long sunny days filled blue skies and white sandy beaches. Lazing on a deck chair whilst sipping a ridiculous cocktail with a small wooden umbrella!

Trying to find that luxury hotel to fit both your budget and vacation needs, is where a headache begins!

 

Don’t get hung up on the stars

When travelling abroad from the UK choosing a hotel can be quite a nightmare! Especially if you have not been to the country before.

Tourists make the mistake of assuming the hotel rating system is the same worldwide! Assuming this could lead to disappointment upon your arrival at your destinations hotel!

In some countries even, the big luxury chains may disappoint!

 

Always check the hotel for the following:

  • Before booking a hotel find some reviews on it. Travel sites that have the hotel listed always have personal ratings and reviews! Speak to two or three travel agents other than your own about their recommendations.
  • Speak to two or three travel agents other than your own about their recommendations!
  • The room sizes may differ from those of the UK. For instance, a Queen size room may be a double room in some countries!
  • Check what the hotel has to offer, like Wi-Fi, TV, pool, spa, laundry and 24-hour room service, etc. If you do not have your own transport ensure you are close to all the sites, shops and local entertainment for quick access.
  • Make sure you are close to public transport should you require these services
  • If it is a beach resort or hotel check that it is on or close to the beach. Some hotels advertise they are beach front but what they mean is they have a distant view of it.
  • Always check what plugs they use to ensure you have adaptors for chargers, etc. Some hotels supply these for you.
  • Check that all services are on offer 24/7 should you require this.
  • If you need shuttle services to and from the hotel find out if the hotel has their own service, if they have a third-party service or if you are expected to make your own way. If they offer the service, you must make sure you have booked the service for your arrival and departure from the hotel to avoid delays and disappointment.

Play it safe stick with the chain names

The best way to avoid having to find a new hotel upon arriving in Greece is to stick to the chain names such as the Hilton, Marriot and Sun International hotels.Or you can try out some of the more popular hotels in Greece that has great reviews but come with quite a hefty price tag.  If you got offseason, some of these hotels tend to have great discounts and better rates.

Luxury hotels in Greece

We have put together a list of five top luxury hotels in Greece that if your budget can afford are well worth a try.

Luxury hotels Greece:

  • Danai Beach Resort and Villas
    This hotel is in Chalkidiki in Greece, perched right above Nikiti Beach and overlooks the Aegean Sea.Not only do you get all the luxury of top-class elegant suits and treated like a king but the food is excellent, the resort’s entertainment is really good plus they have private access to the beach.
    Here you can laze of that beach lounger whilst sipping a crazy cocktail.
  • Ikos Olivia Resort
    This hotel boasts spacious guests rooms and the best of Greek hospitality located in southern Halkidiki.
    The elegant one or two bedroomed bungalows look out over the Aegean sea, they have their own private gardens and pool.
    When dining at this resort you can be assured you are getting the very best cuisine with their Michelin-starred chefs offering an assortment of Italian, Asian, French and Greek foods.There are all sorts of sports and water sports for their guest’s convenience and a full spa.
  • Eagles Palace
    Part of a small chain of luxury hotels four kilometers from Ouranoupolis village in Halkidiki and very close to Mount Athos.This five-star resort is big on families catering for kids with great play areas and a kids club.
    They have an array of different rooms, suites and bungalows on offer each one with their own unique splash of luxury.
    The resort has all the modern amenities, sports facilities and some top chefs with a diverse menu that is sure to make your mouth water.
  • Blue Palace

This Island paradise luxury collection resort and spa located in Crete offers unrivalled views of the most beautiful coastline.With great holiday offers throughout the year, it caters for most tastes with its beautifully spacious rooms and suites, most of which have full sea views.
some of the features of the resort are its premium beach experience, unique dining options, a really wide range of water sports including boating and fun entertaining activities for the kids. The Blue Door Taverna has the best seafood around that is mostly fresh from the sea to your table.  This taverna is in an old fisherman’s house that has been lovingly restored creating an enchanting atmosphere and boasting the most fantastic views.

 

Conclusion

Greece has a lot of great little places dotted all over that are not that well-travelled and a person can find some great holiday deals. Although most people flock to the sea-side beaches in the South of Greece there are many gorgeous little villages in the mountains to the North as well.
For a great summer destination, there are villages like Metsovo that is more popular in the winter due to its proximity to ski resorts.
This village offers quaint picturesque buildings and a 17th-century castle.  Even though there are not that many luxury hotels you should not rule out the smaller family runs ones.  These are usually brimming with the warm welcoming Greek hospitality, charm and great homecooked Greek food!
There are many myths, legends and lore that surround the mountain villages of Greece!

Top reasons why you should choose a luxury hotel

Top reasons why you should choose a luxury hotel

Luxurious hotels are commonly seen as an expensive option or a luxury that’s only affordable by celebrities and the wealthy. However, it’s only recently where this is not the case anymore, as there are now plenty of affordable luxury hotels in the market no matter where you go. Due to the high level of competition within the tourism industry,  businesses are now keeping up with the level of standards that’s expected today. So apart from getting a better service from a luxury hotel, there are much more reasons why you should choose a luxury hotel when travelling anywhere.

If by any chance you are travelling to Greece, we recommend trying out a 5 stars hotel in Greece. The Porto Zante Villas & Spa is a perfect choice if you’re looking for one of the best hotels in the country. You can check out their villas by visiting their website on portozante.com.

 

Adventure and Activities

Many luxurious hotels offer much more than just a room and a bed. They provide a broad range of activities and areas in the hotel where you can try out various types of activities and events too. For instance, gyms and sports activities are available for customers who wants stay active even during their holiday. Other sports activities usually include cycling, tennis, yoga, water activities and many others.

 

Relaxation

If you don’t fancy exercising during your holiday, there are other activities that are more suited for relaxing. A spa treatment and a massage session are normally offered in most luxurious accommodations. Furthermore, they ensure that everything is comfortable during your stay and that includes providing you with the best quality of service from start to finish so that you can relax and not worry about anything.

 

Better Value

You are likely to get a better value for your money when choosing a luxurious hotel as they provide an exceptional service. For example, the rooms are well-decorated with better furniture with a more welcoming atmosphere as well. You are also entitled to other extra features like a WiFi access, drinks, breakfast, TV and more.

 

Better Surroundings

Most high-end hotels will no doubt come with a better scenery and surroundings. They are normally located in the best are of a location. Often you will find that they are located next to an open area, gardens or attractions. This way you won’t have to travel far away from your accommodation as there are plenty of things for you to discover inside and outside the hotel.

 

Restaurants and high-quality food

You can expect the best cuisines and plenty of food choices when visiting a luxury hotel. The hotels are employed with the best chefs to ensure that you are getting the best taste and quality when it comes to food. Fresh local ingredients are always served to a high standard, and you can try out new dishes too. So what’s not to like?

If you want an amazing experience during your holiday, getting a luxury hotel will give you far better value for your money as you will be getting the highest level of service right from the start and throughout your stay. So next time you book a hotel, try a luxury accommodation.