We arrived at 7.00 in the morning to find this hotel to be very clean, beds and towels were changed daily, the staff appeared indifferent but when we requested extra pillows at 11.00pm they obliged immediately, the food was good but basic (great if you love salads, I did, my partner doesnt!), all inclusive drinks were a big let down - watery lager, cheap and nasty coke, watered down fruit juices, only raki, ouzo and brandy available (clearly stated in the hotels rules sheet given to you on arrival), wine was okay tho. Good selection of fresh fruits at lunch and dinner times but evening meals tended to be well overcooked and dinner is served between 18.30 and 20.30 strictly which is a bit limiting really. Needless to say we ate in the hotel a total of 2 lunchtimes and once in the evening. Our room (No. 321) was situated at the back of the hotel so our balcony overlooked the residents opposite so not much privacy but it was better than nothing. Beach opposite was shingle and dried seaweed, beds cost 3 euros each, pool next door doesnt open till 10.30am and was full of noisy russians (lots of eastern europeans at this resort). We happened across a bar called Paradise further along the beach from the Silva hotel and it has a lovely pool for free use and also free sunbeds, parasols etc. Kim, the dutch girl that worked there was extremely friendly and pleasant, very clean pool and very relaxing, you have to try their fruit slushes, to die for! We spent the last 3 days of our holiday visiting the resort of Stalis, 2 stops on the bus from Hersonissos. It was fantastic, lovely clean sandy beach, 4 euros for 2 beds, 1 parasol and a table, sea was a little rough here but lovely. Always a cool breeze blowing. Chinese and Thai massages offered on beach which I tried both of, fantastic, you must have at least one of these. Friendly staff at the bar outside where we lay, bringing freebie rakis and peach schnapps for the ladies frequently during the day with our drinks. It was much less commercialised than Hersonissos and everything was so much cheaper, restaurants there were excellent, you have to try Maria's Golden Beach, it was the best restaurant of our stay, plate smashing at 9.0 o'clock each night, traditional greek music very friendly and helpful waiters not rushing you. Robin Hood's cafe there gave the best english breakfast, very reasonable too, only 3.50 euros whereas in Hersonissos we were paying roughly 6 euros per head and it wasnt proper english sausage or bacon. We had a lovely holiday but next time we will definately be staying in Stalis, Hersonissos is too commercialised for us and too expensive, dearer than being back home in England in fact, food drink and gift-wise. So, unfortunately we would not return to the Evelyn Beach unless it was on a B&B basis and Stalis had no rooms left!
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- Evelyn Beach Hersonissos
- Hotel Evelyn Beach
- Evelyn Beach Hotel Crete, Greece