Our first impressions were that it was clean, tidy, quiet and pleasant. This was the case. The guests were mostly couples.
Our room was pretty good for Greek Standards, had air con for a price but free fridge, tv and hairdryer, it was quite a decent size and was quiet as it faced the field at the side of the hotel. We did only have 3 hangers for our clothes. The shower didn't have anywhere to hang it so you had to hold it above yourself while showering and put it back on the taps when shampooing etc. (As mentioned in previous posts) After the first shower this was not as bad as I had imagined, so we did cope! However, the wet room theory was not as good as the floor became so wet and it was impossible to dry your feet which then meant that the rest of the room got wet footprints over it which you may then slip. A bathmat would have been useful to place outside the bathroom. I later found out that some of the rooms that were facing the swimming pool were slightly bigger and had a shower hook! (I believe that all rooms were the same price).
The swimming pool was very nice. It was quite peaceful and we always managed to get a sunbed. The owner actually picked up all the towles one morning from the sunbeds and put them all in a pile as people had been reserving! Hoorah! The Swimming pool was quite chilly but this was not a problem as it was very hot. On the last day I jumped in and it was so refreshing, you didn't feel the cold so I wish I had done this for the whole holiday!
Breakfast was pretty good with different cereals, cooked items, cheese and hams, bread and toast, doghnuts and syrup, fruit etc. Lots of choice.
The snack bar did a variety of food and was quite a good choice. We had 2 fizzy drinks, a Greek salad, Tzaiki, Olives and bread for 11 Euros each lunchtime.
The only downside to this hotel in our opinion was the seating arrangement at dinner. When we arrived we were told that we had an allocated table for our stay for dinner, this was that you shared your table with other couples. We were on a table that had 7 chairs round it so we had to share with two other couples. Luckily they were very pleasant and friendly and we had quite a few laughs which was nice but to be honest we would rather have sat on our own as it was our quality time together (away from work, shifts etc so you want to enjoy your precious time together). Dinner was from 7.30 to 9.00 so we did overlap during our meal but as it was a buffet you all get up at different times to get your courses so it was not relaxed like eating should be. The food was pretty good. It was not typically Greek but had a Greek influence. There was plenty of choice and we ate well. There were various main courses and some were lovely! The ice cream was of a very good quality, yummy! We did eat out for about half the time in the evenings just because there were some lovely restaurants to try out. (Valentina's Castle being our favourite just down the road from the Park. Sweet Taste next door was lovely for a late Crepe or snacks after being in the town drinking cocktails!)
There was a Greek night on our Second week but we wanted to go out to the town so didn't stay to watch it.
The location of the hotel I thought was good as it was in a peaceful location out of the resort. This was a 15 min walk to the hub of activity.
Without going into to much detail, there was an incident with a couple arguing in the middle of the night and the owner warned them that if they carried on he would remove them from his hotel as the other guests had been woken up. This was not a threat, he would have carried out his warning. This shows that he was considerate to all his guests and runs a organised hotel that he wants to keep pleasant.
All the staff were friendly, cheerful and seemed to enjoy working there. The owner and his wife were very helpful and friendly.
This is a very good little hotel (82 ish rooms) and we had a good holiday here and it was a good choice. Good quite base to explore and not in the town so no noise. It was probably better than we expected.
Travel operator: Manos
Travel operator: thomas cook
Brilliant place will definately be going back.
Travel operator: Direct
The owners and staff were brilliant ,freindly and so helpful the hotel was emaculate and clean the pool was great lovely an clean not to mention the hotel rooms which were spotless with tv , shower and fridge. air conditioning was available at a small charge food was different but so what your in adifferent country if you want english food stay at home.
The Hotell is 10-15mins stroll from Tsilivi main street so your close to shops, resturaunts, greek taverns as well as the beautiful beaches and some nitelife if you want it.
There is also plenty of excursions available locally if you want to see more of the island.
So in our opinion our holiday was just what we paid for and thoroughly enjoyed it and would definately recommend a visit.
Travel operator: Argo
Travel operator: manos
We had a great holiday, the food was exceptionally good and the fifteen minute stroll to the beach was a good opportunity to walk it all off!! The staff were all very nice, friendly and smiley.
The "Entertainments Organiser" aka - Alan - Well, the place wouldn't be the same without him - an assett to the hotel!
Anybody would be sure to have a good holiday at The Park.
Travel operator: Manos
The owner and his wife will listen to any comments you have to make and take them on board at all times. The staff are friendly and helpful.
The hotel is clean and the food very nice...but obviously Greek! A varied menu is enjoyed by all. Everybody gets on well. And if you don't get on with people, must be your fault. Alan is chief entertainments officer, a good job if you can get it!
Really looking forward to returning to Hotel Park in the very near future.
Travel operator: manos
Food was excellent throughout and the owner,Illias, and his wife were extremely particular about presentation and cleanliness and were over-seeing things at every meal time. In fact Illias seemed to be there from first thing in the morning until last thing at night! On our departure he even came to the front of the hotel to wave us all off, which not many hotel owners bother to do.
Even though it is about a 15 minute walk to the beach it is pleasant as you can go through the town centre of Tsilivi which is very nice. There is a little shop next door to the hotel with a very pleasant owner where you can get wine and beer for the fridge although we have to say that the hotel's bar prices were very reasonable with a 2 hour "happy hour" from 9 to 11 each night.
The staff at the hotel were very helpful and pleasant.
Alan (see other reviews)or "Mr Brownie Man" as he came to be known(due to having spent the whole summer in the sun) did a great job of organising some evening entertainment and may be returning next year with an even more extensive programme. He also did a great job of getting people chatting and teaming together during quizzes and "killer pool" games. He seems to have landed on his feet having visited the hotel in May for one week and ending up staying the whole summer!!!
Illias told us he is extending the hotel and doing even more upgrading during the winter. That said the hotel has a very modern feel and is spotless already.
Overall we were very impressed with the hotel and, having stayed at a number of places on several Greek islands, we would recommend it to anyone. It was a great holiday thanks to the staff, owner, Alan, the people we met and of course the sunshine.
Travel operator: Argo
Rooms were ok nothing special but a lot better than other greek hotels we have stayed at.
double bed Air con at 5 euros a night
Fridge was about 20 euros for the 10 nights and saftey deposit box was about the same
We stayed on a b&b basis and felt this was the best option as we love eating out at night but spoke to a few other guests and they said the food in the hotel was nice. Pool area was nice always lots of sun beds available and the guests in the hotel were really really freindly. There is an old guy called allan who has been odopted by the hotel owners for the summer (2004) went for a week in may and was offerd to stay all summer who sorts out the odd table tennis or pool competitions and does card tricks for all the kids very very nice man basicly gets every one chatting and having a laugh top man hope he is there next summer.
So any couples or familys wanting a relaxing holiday just out of the main town the park hotel is a top choice.
Travel operator: portland
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