Before we booked this holiday we found very few reviews of this hotel so we were unsure what to expect from a 4 star Greek hotel (having never stayed in one before during travels in Greece). Well, I am most definately converted!
On arrival at the hotel we were shown to our room which was huge! It was clean, modern and well equipped. There was plenty of storage for clothes and a place to hid the suitcases away. The room had a kitchenette area with fridge, microwave/grill, hob etc. We have often stayed in B&B hotels in Greece and have never had access to a kitchenette so this was a great bonus. The rooms also had a table and chairs inside (as well as outside), flat screen TV and air conditioning. The bathroom had a proper bath and shower - a rareity in greece. The rooms were cleaned every day to an extremely high standard and we had fresh sheets and towels every day.
The hotel when we were there only had a handful of other guests so it was quiet around the pool, which was a fantastic size and always clean. There was a pool bar and a lovely covered seating area. If you were sitting by the pool they would bring water with ice to you and repeat this throughout the day. There has been no expense spared on the decoration & furniture throughout the hotel which was all modern and very comfortable.
The breakfast was a self-service buffet style. There were different types of bread, bacon and ommlettes, hard boiled eggs, teas/coffees, different types of meats, cheese, feta cheese, tomatoes and cucumber. There was a toaster there to help yourself to as well as a number of different jams/marmalades etc. We also found tinned peaches & pears and fresh fruit (apples and bananas). There was also orange / grapefruit juice available.
The staff were always incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel is run by two brothers who we found to be friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant throughout our stay.
The hotel is located about 5-10 mins walk from the resort of Skala Kallonis. The resort is small and is centered around the village square. There are some fabulous tavernas with amazing food. One particular favourite was the one opposite the church on a terrace (cant remember the name) which was very popular with local people as well as tourists. The resort also has a number of bars and two open air clubs which were popular on the weekends (lots of free drinks and shots). If you are looking for a chilled out holiday, to escape and relax then this resort and hotel are perfect.
Although we had not been to Lesvos or Skala Kallonis before and therefore cannot comment on other hotels, i can without a doubt recommend this hotel as the best hotel i have stayed in so far in Greece. Book now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aeolian Gaea Hotel stands out as the only 4-star “boutique” hotel in Kalloni and the island of Lesvos. Its fine decoration, art and high-end services it offers, target discerning clients, who are passionate and share an exquisite and cosmopolitan taste. This exclusive hotel accommodates a total of 60 guests who always enjoy the personal service, the amenities and its distinctive style.Aeolian Gaea Hotel is located in Skala Kallonis, only 400 m. from the beach. It offers a 250 sq. m. swimming pool with children’s pool, a children’s playground, a fitness room, sauna, a massage room, and a tennis court. Bistrot Aeolis and the pool bar, both adjacent to the pool, offer fresh, organic, local cuisine from Lesvos, with an international twist.!!!!! ... more less
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