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Loved the Sani Beach Hotel
I spent a fortnight at the Sani Beach Hotel at the beginning of August when it was full of holiday makers from all over Europe and America. Despite this, my family were given individual attention and care, resulting in a holiday enjoyed by us, as a family consisting of a "culture vulture" couple in their 50's, with two teenage daughters into water sports and social life.
The Junior Suite rooms are lovely: we took two for the four of us. They are very quiet indeed, at any time of the day or nght, overlooking their own beautiful bay and small beach/lawn which was not much used. They were certainly large enough to be more than comfortable and were well maintained. If you look at the hotel's own website you will see exactly what they look like and they are not misrepresented there.
The staff are extraordinarly good; friendly and courteous without being intrusive. The "maitre d'" in the Poseidon Restaurant is particularly helpful; he stays on top of a complex and large operation, combining a warm Greek welcome with complete command of all that's going on. There were lots of children but they were not badly behaved and the hotel is big enough to absorb a lot of people.
The food throughout the resort is very good indeed. The Poseidon Restaurant offers freshly cooked "local" and international food, including fresh fish, on a large scale to a high standard. Book at the Byblos Restaurant on top of the Village Hotel for a special treat: expensive but worth it for excellent food, very attentive service and romantic atmosphere.
Hire a car to see the rest of the area; the resort is pretty self-contained and unless you want to read and sunbathe throughout the holiday, you will get bored. Roads are fast so go to the museums in Thessaloniki and explore other areas. We found the North and West more interesting than exploring the peninsulas, especially Dion and Mount Olympus.
Our daughters enjoyed the beach, the sea and the nightclub very much so we were able to have a holiday with something for every one. The newly opened "My Spa" is lovely - very relaxing - and the beauty treatments are good; very inexpensive compared to British prices for these services.
Overall, an excellent hotel, leading to a wonderful holiday.
Great holiday but expected better !
My husband and I stayed at the Sani Beach Hotel in June/July 2005 for 2 weeks. Before departing we upgraded to a Beach Front Suite so my expectations on arrival were high!
The hotel itself is lovely and the staff are so friendly and helpful, however we were very disappointed with the suite. It was very small (considering it is supposed to sleep 4 and there was only 2 of us) - you were unable to sit at the dressing table as the bed was too close, you could not use the drawers in the wardrobe as the wardrobe doors would not open totally, again the bed was too close. As far the garden, it was even smaller, you were hardly able to fit two sun loungers side by side! On a plus side the room was very clean and the beds were changed frequently and the views from the room were lovely.
We saw a standard double room and in my opinion the additional monies paid for the upgrade was definately not worth it.
The food was nice in the main restaurant and there was always a huge selection and the food was hot. Downside, very busy and very noisy at peak times and we didn't even go in the school holidays ! The Dine around scheme was a bit of a let down, if you want to take advantage of this expect to pay on average an extra 50 euros for a meal which we thought was a bit steep when you have already paid for half board.
As for drinks, quite expensive but I think you would expect this from a 5 star resort. Expect to pay 6 euros for international beers and 8 euros for cocktails.
Lastly children, there were hundreds so take ear plugs !
In summary, although this review is somewhat negative, the hotel and the resort are lovely, but go for a normal double room with a sea view. However if you are a couple who do not want the noise of loads of children and want to be able to eat out at different retautants (at a reasonable cost) then I would not recommend this hotel and unfortunatlely a lot of the people we met would agree with this statement. We picked this hotel over the Sani Beach Club as the later was supposed to be the 'family friendly' hotel but I think the Sani Beach Hotel is equally family orientated.
The San Asterias Suites looked fab and they even had a private beach if you can afford it then go there, total luxury !!
Wasps, Bugs,mosies, & ton's of Germans !!!
I spent 2 weeks here on my honeymoon very recently, after looking at the offical "Sani" beach website I could hardly wait.
However when we arrived it became apparent that the website have "airbrushed the beachs, the beaches are ok but nothing like the photos online.
At weekends tons of Greek locals (mostly men aged 25-30) flock to the same stretch of beach and imtimidate all the tourists especially perving on the women/wifes.
I would not recommend these resorts to couples without kids as this resort is filled with mostly German families there is some some British families also,
Your probally thinking I don't mind kids, nether do we, but when you can't find one quite place on the whole resort due to screaming 8-12 year olds everywhere !! all the bars, beaches, resturants have I missed anywhere ??
In a nut shell its fine if you don't mind "Pervy/dogey" greek men looking at your wife and chasing your 13 year old daughter round a beach or club,
and the Wasps constantly buzzing round your face/mouth without no reprive when your eating
you'll be fine
Fantastic Service..The best
My Wife and I stayed at The Sani Beach Resort for a week in June 2005. The staff and service are the best we have ever encountered which includes some excellent All-Inclusive 'luxury holidays we have had also. We had problems from the start with our UK travel Agent and had an extremely stressfull lead up to the arrival..none of this associated with the hotel. On arrival, all was remedied by the fantastic reception staff who put us at ease, sorted our 'lack of booking' problem and provided us with refreshments. We took a junior suite with private garden. This was excellent for some privacy after the beach.
The Resteraunt 'buffet-style' dining was of excellent quality and the choice was almost unlimited at both breakfast and evening meal. You get the option to 'dine-around' including the Sani Marina resteraunts but we found these to be not of as good a variety, quality and service as the hotel itself..but try them anyway (especially en Tomato). The resteraunt staff, as are all the staff bar none, were extremely friendly, courteous and genuinely helpful.
The beach is immaculately clean and the water has a very gradual drop for some disance, ideal for kids.
On the subject of kids, we did not take ours with us but everyone else did in early June and it can be a bit overwhelming dodging the prams at peak times but it did not detract from an overall, relaxing resort.
One Great holiday.........
July 3.....First of all just to let you know who's writing this. We're a married couple 31 and 28, from Ireland and we've holidayed all over Europe, the US and the Caribbean. We found the porto sani over the internet from their website and it didn't let us down.
I can honestly say that this is one of the best holidays that we've ever had. It's not cheap, but you're paying for a 5star holiday, and you certainly get one. The hotel is well laid-out and maintained, the staff are very friendly, the pool is normally not too busy, and you've access to a private beach 5 minutes away.
But the jewel in the crown here, is the marina, which is just behind the porto sani. It's a superb collection of nice restaurants and a few bars. The Art Cafe (a little quieter) and The Mojito bar (which is a little louder!). Tell Alex his friends from Ireland said Hi!! Plenty of good restaurants with main courses priced between 8euro and 20 euro. A large pint of lager is between 3 and 5 euro.
It's a great place for families (we don't have kids yet!), but even if you're just a couple you'll enjoy it here. So what more can we say...we'll be back.....
(by the way for your info....within walking distance are their two other hotels, the beach club and hotel, which are between 3 and 4 star hotels we thought!)
michael and edwina
number one holiday
What a stuning place,i strongly recomend this to any one.There is no need for me to go in to detail as staff,food and every aspect of the hotel is exceptional.WE LOVED IT SO MUCH We are going on the 18th August 2005.i agree with the man who had a boy of 14 and a girl of 9.
it is magnificent ,go pn ---- the official website,hope this is helpfull.
Great all round destination with 4yr old and 16 yr old
Leaving our 19 year old behind, we were trying to find a holiday destination to please all. Somewhere for me and my husband to relax and enjoy fairly luxurious accomodation and good food in beautiful surroundings, and where my 16 year old teenager could meet people and have fun, as well as a reliable kids club for the 4 year old. It all worked out fantastically. Our room was upgraded to a presidential suite so there were two beds and two baths plus lounge area, balcony and fab sea view. The 16 year old had his own single room overlooking a wall -irrelevant as he was hardly in the room except for sleeping!!
The kids club was really amazing and free. They had a fully supervised morning, afternoon and evening programme which you could dip in and out of as you wished, and the kids all got to know each other by first name and begged to be allowed to go!!
The lagoon style pool was lovely, although we preferred to sit on the beach near Bousoulas Bar -quieter and not so many kids!!
Only real complaint was that reserved sunbed system was non existant, and if you wanted a prime poolside position you had to be up at 8 to reserve it!! Not for us thankyou!!
Entertainment was a bit unsophisticated, but they really made an effort and it was a diversion. Lots of food opportunities in the marina -tended to go where the Greeks went, but hotel food was fine and there is a useful dine-around scheme where you can use your half board vouchers at most other venues as a discount. Hired 2 bikes one with a kids seat on the back for only 5 euros for 4 hours. Visited a local village market by bus.
Would highly recommend.
Greece-Page under construction
"Our first trip in Greece-June 2009"
After so many years dreaming about Greece we had at last the opportunity to go there.
Few months ago my wife was enthusiastic telling me that "Yes, I have found the best place to go this time! We are going in Greece at Sani Beach Club!"
If you'll have some time, you may follow our story, mainly a photo story for the moment.
Being first time in a place like this, we have missed a lot of things but we could make a nice "first impression" about Greece.
We are planning anyway to go back there sometime...ASAP of course ;)
"The life is easy and the light is smooth!"
Our first observation is that the colours and the light are different. This was a good occasion for us to take some nice photos…and we will share them with you all.
Halkidiki - Greec
"Sani Beach Hotel"
Halkidiki is set on the first finger of mainland Greece. The hotel is delightful. Set on a headland the hotel has two gorgeous beaches. A short walk along the beach brings you to a marina where you can eat/drink in a couple of tavernas whilst watching the luxury yachts bobbing up and down as the sun sets. Great places for couples and to take children. About 8 miles from the main road so not a huge amount of passing traffic. Water clear and warm. Food fantastic and fresh and the sun doesn't stop shining. Go, you'll love it.
At Sani Beach Club