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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We arrived at the hotel around seven thirty at night time, we were greeted by a surly young man, who really did not want to be there, he was rude and unwelcoming. His attitude did not change at all during our stay;my husband nicknamed him clipboard nazi.
It is a worn out hotel with a tired swimming pool which might as well not be open as it was surrounded by a net, which made it unwelcoming and it felt out of bounds to use, The surrounding area had cushions for lounging and sunbeds with very dirty padding.
We stayed ten days and went to use the pool at the hotel up the road. The hotel itself is unloved and needs major renovation to bring it up to date, not to mention the beds that have massive dips in the mattress' from years of use.
The positive is that the area is outstanding for natural beauty and sea views.
The breakfast was served by friendly staff but was nothing special, the only saving grace for the hotel was the free airconditioning.
There are many better and more comfortable hotels and studios to stay in Skiathos.

I am sure this hotel was lovely when it was opened in the 70s as a four star, but todays society i would rate it only as a 2 star. Been going to greece for over 20 years so i have lots of experience to look back and rate this hotel.. There are 2 other hotels in Cape Kanapitsa and if i go back i will stay at one of these instead.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank renieris
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Plaza is situated only 2 minutes walk from the lovely Kanapitsa beach from where you can catch a water taxi to town for €4 per person. The last water taxi back from town in September was at 22.30. Alternatively there is a 15 minute walk up hill and down dale to bus stop 12 from where you can explore all the south side of the island for €1.60 per person. We went with Thomson's and our luggage was delivered separately which was a bit of a nuisance.

We were on the 2nd floor of the annexe which does not have any lifts. Our room was large with a decent sized bathroom. We were impressed by the amount of storage space and shelving available. We had a private balcony with an unexpected sea view. Our room was spotless throughout our visit. There was a mini bar with water supplied but we didn't like the signs saying you could not use it for your own drinks. However we brought wine back to the room every night and no one said anything.

Breakfast was served on the 4th floor of the main building and it had beatiful views over Kanapitsa Bay. Unfortunately in September there were too many wasps around to make it comfortable to sit outside. The lift didn't always work so it was a bit of a slog up to the top floor.

Breakfast was repetitive but was ok with a mixture of hot and cold options available. The toaster was very slow and we thought the bread was a bit tough.

The pool area always looked clean and although there weren't many sunbeds, there always looked to be some free. The bar staff at night were excellent and on the occasions we stayed for a drink there was a good atmosphere.

The Wifi was extortionate at €5 for 90 minutes.

Overall a good hotel for a lazy holiday by the beach but not ideal if you want to spend late nights in town.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank morleyterrier
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I stayed in this hotel from the 1st to 8th Sept 17. On arrival my friend & I were given a room in the annexe. This has no lift & we had to climb 4 flights of stairs with our suitcases. The rooms were very tired & basic like student accommodation. We had no view at the back apart from a bush. The beds were not good & my friends bed had springs poking through. The bathroom needs modernizing. What I would say is the room was spotlessly clean throughout the week. The sheets were not changed & the towels are of a poor quality. The next morning we went for breakfast & I was shocked to find tinned fruit & 2 toasters that were totally uselexs servicing guests.My friend & I spoke to the manager & she put toppers on the beds which resolved the bed issue & did after 4 days offer us another room but it was by the bins so we opted to stay put. The breakfast needs looking at & fresh fruit needs to be introduced. The location of the hotel is great & this is what attracts repeat customers. The pool area is poor. It's fenced off & not appealing at all. This hotel could be fantastic but I'm afraid it needs refurbishing & the menu's need changing. The staff work hard & did try hard to please. Each room has a fridge but you are told not to use it for personal use. If you choose this room go for a sea view front room. Don't choose the annexe.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Sally K
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stayed at the hote for a week. The rooms were very basic but the A/C worked fine which was good. The sheets were not changed during our stay and just the beds were made. We had to suffer with sandy sheets during our stay. The beds were rock hard and uncomfortable but this is a 3 start hotel. We stayed in the Annex that had no elevator and should have paid more to stay in the main building.
The food in the restaurant was basic but fine but the breakfast in the main hotel was quite bland and tasteless and the toasters didn't seem to work properly.
The highlight of our stay at the hotel was the bar manager "Lefty" who is fantastic as he is so entertaining, friendly and efficient. The rest of the staff were reasonably friendly except the pool guy who ordered us away from the pool area once it got to 7pm. The hotel is very near the beach which has a great water taxi that will take you into the Old Port.

Room Tip: Pay more to stay in the main hotel and avoid the annex.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank John O
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Just had 2 weeks here and we loved it. We upgraded to the main building which has modernised rooms and a fantastic sea view - well worth the extra cost. The rooms are spotless, there is a fridge but no kettle (we took our own), the staff are fantastic. Our cleaner, Julia, was friendly and efficient, the dining room staff were wonderful and greeted like friends every morning. Reception staff were helpful and booked us into a restaurant we would have never found on our own. Breakfast is a bit repetitive, but luckily I only want Greek yogurt and honey. I think they could maybe include a bit more of a selection of fresh fruit. Perfect location across the road from the small beach and easy access to the water bus for trips into town. My only criticism is the "courtesy" shower room for late check out. It's depressing and not very clean. I would not hesitate to return to this hotel and recommend it to others looking for total relaxation.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank MsNonaM
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