10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just returned from a week at the Hanioti Village hotel and it was brilliant . the staff are all happy and cheerful, they can't do enough for you . Everthing was clean and well maintained. Every evening they made an effort to entertain you , we did the bingo(reluctantly) and WON!!, then we did the quiz night .. and won!!. The food was always well presented and tasty (three course) each evening ,always fresh produce . We took all the family so there is something for every one. The only downside in our opinion was its a 90 minuite coach drive from the airport . We would go back there without hesitation."
- Travel date: Mon 10th of July 2006
"Just came back this afternoon to here with my girlfriend for a week. An amazing place to go, wasn't expecting much as our holiday was one of these late breaker ones..but this place was excellent.
Staff are brilliant, the foods brilliant (I see the chefs name was Rula). The food selection was varied and was always nice as some of the food they have they grow themselves. It is a familly run hotel with the greek/australian owners who were friendly and always doing something. The pool/jacuzzi was nice and well cleaned every morning, and you wont get bored with the inflatable football.
As previously mentioned there rooms were basic but well cleaned, our room didnt have air con but to be honest the rooms are bearable at night (even without a fan). The beach is a few hundred metres away from the hotel which is nice; you have just got to cross the road...
Yep, the dog Chippy is always hanging around and so are the family of cats.
There's entertainment most nights...bingo...karaoke (with Sandy Crack) and the big screen TV, which was cool to come back to after a day on the beach or going on the sunbeds by the pool. There is a lot of drinks on offer at the bar, especially cocktails and shots, and their beer is a lager (of which you get quite a bit) - a different beer to those here in the UK.
Going around the 'town' you'll find loads of gift shops and especially resturants - the town itself is only a 10-15 minute walk. There is also a great selection of clothing, and, real or not, there's a lot to choose from.
Overall this hotel could be worth 4 stars as it is in a quiet part, has nice grounds that look amazing at night, has a friendly family running it and is a short walk to the beach. A really nice place, I would definately recommend and go here again."
- Travel date: Mon 10th of July 2006
Staff Great, owners a bit moody
"Just returned from Hanioti Village last night. We went for a week and must say the hotel was set in lovely surroundings, the pool was clean and the staff very friendly. I shall save my criticisms for the the two aussie guys (owners?), who came across as moody and unwelcoming. Arrived quite late at night without even a "hi, how are you? how was your trip etc?" They would be the reason we will not be returning. Rula was fantastic and George was friendly and helpful. As I say cannot fault the other staff, it was such a shame to have to deal with the owners who we tried to avoid as much as possible."
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of July 2006
"We have recently got back from staying here. We had a fantastic holiday it was such a beautiful place and so relaxing. We definately plan to go again! It has to be said that we recieved exceptional service from our Airtours rep Jennie, she really was helpful. I believe she is the all summer so look out for her! Great holiday."
- Travel date: Sun 18th of June 2006
Who needs chill pills when you've got Hanioti Village!
"The transfer from the airport to the hotel was about two hours, but the long journey is well worth it. The moment you arrive you know are in a very relaxing environment. We were checked in by Perry and then helped with your luggage by the ever-hard working Eugene. By the time we had put our cases down it was barbecue time, we had so much choice! what we did have was delicious and was washed down with a few large cold Mythos (lager). The first nights food was a sign of things to come throughout our two week stay, Rula (Queen of the Kitchen) is a cracking Greek chef and is often assisted by James who puts an english touch to some of the meals, Jimbo is British and is from Hull.
The beach is only 250 metres away, but we found that the beach was a bit tough on the feet, there is plenty of beach where you can lay down but nearer the shore the beach was very shingally, but dont let this put you off, If you love velvet-like-sand then theres only one beach to go to and that is Cruz beach, this is were all the Greeks go! its a 15 minute bus ride away. You can always rely on the staff to get you a taxi for only 10 euro's.
There is always entertainment on the nights, there is movies, sky sports, quiz's, live music and the fantastic drag queen Sandy Crack (a must see).
The bar staff Billy and Paris are fantastic! thay are aways willing to help, very friendly and nothing is to much and have a great selection of cocktails. If the hotel enterainment is'nt enough then there is always the ever vibrant square with its many restaurants and bars.
The rooms are very good, what we had was basic but always very clean, then again all we used the room for was to sleep in. the bathroom had a shower and a tiolet, there was always hot water,clean towels and freshly made beds in the afternoon.
The pool is a great way to meet people, it was cleaned every morning and the chairs and sunbeds was pretty much taken by midday.
The holidaymakers at the hotel were varied from families, oap's, single people and couples, everyone there thought that there was a nice balance and we could'nt of met a nicer bunch of people, there are also a family of cats that reside around the hotel and there is a lovely little dog called Chippy that was always loved and fussed by the residents.
If relaxation, friendy people and beautiful surroundings is your kind of holiday then put Hanioti Village on your holiday destinations list, this family run hotel will not disappoint. Book now!"
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of September 2005
Chill Out Zone!
"My brother and I have just arrived back from Hanioti Village completely chilled. As soon as you enter the gates of the hotel all your troubles just melt away, I have never seen my brother so relaxed!
Big shout to Billy, Paris, Perry and of course Rula the kitchen queen. The rooms were clean and tidy and for an extra 8 euros a night we had air-conditioning, tv and fridge (a good investment). The food was always very good with the Thursday night BBQ a filling experience. The pool was cleaned daily, the grounds were nice and there were always sunbeds available should you wish not to visit the beach.
All the guests we met at the hotel were friendly in the main, we have come away from this holiday with new friends which is always a bonus, but we also enjoyed the company of many over the two weeks so it was a little sad to leave. I would certainly go back here again and would recommend it to my friends and family.
Lastly, I have to mention Steve the Thomson representative aka Sandy Crack, absolutley outrageous and funny, the look on the faces of some of the older guests was timeless!
Don't hesitate or worry, you will enjoy it at the Hotel Hanioti Village.
Mark and Paul W."
- Travel date: Mon 19th of September 2005
Get away from it all...
"Lovely hotel, no TV (in room), you can escape the rat race! Friendly helpful staff, work very hard. Rooms were very pleasant - simple but clean. Spacious balcony. Water always hot whenever you need it. Some noise (music) at night but didnt bother us too much and it doesnt go on very late.
Food bit average - but ok. A little bit 'chips with everything' which was disappointing. You can get a good lunch around the pool though. There are plenty of restaurants nearby in Hanioti and the other nearby resorts are excellent for eating out. All in all the hotel is very good value for money. Fab beach very close by and easy to get local buses or taxis (if you're brave!). A beautiful part of Greece and not over developed.
Only downside really is the main road outside - the roads are ok but the drivers are suicidal!! Just be careful. Some noise from it but not consistent.
Would certainly recommend the hotel to anyone, you'll have a great time. The guests were very friendly too.
If you go, say hello to Chippy for us, she's the gorgeous Old English puppy who gave all the guests hours of fun!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 7th of September 2005
"me and my friend, whom are both 18, so us two girls decided to take a quiet week away in greece to get away from the busy lights of brighton for a while. this was a last minute deal and we really werent expecting anything too amazing when we travelling on the coach on our way to the hotel.but when we arrived...wow.it was absolutely beautiful, we turned up at the hotel at about 10pm, so we couldnt really see much at that time, but what we could see was heaven.the palm trees, the gorgeous fairy lights distinctly placed highlighting the sillohuettes of the grasses.It was gorgeous. And i just couldnt believe this was a 3 star hotel.
throughout our stay we made friends with other coupled there and with the owners too.Billy was lovely,we spent many nights up drinking til the early hours with him, he always made us feel welcome there.Even though all the staff had been run ragged all summer they went out of their ways to fulfil our every needs.
if you are going there and dotn have a fan already...BUY ONE.the rooms do get very hot at the height of the season.and get down to the pool early to nab a sunbed.they have many cats there too, which is gives a homely touch.you can go on holiday to a five star,100ft high towerign hotel and it'll be high standards but very cold and not very welcoming...almost daunting, or you can go to a small, cosy family run hotel and made to feel so welcome you feel like part of the gang.
it's truly amazing there, and great nightlife just five minutes away.lovely all round.
Kelly S. and Hollie M
- Travel date: Tue 6th of September 2005
"Lovely hotel in beautiful suroundings. Everyone very helpful and friendly. Food tasty and well cooked. Rooms clean and well maintained. Just the place for a quiet relaxing holiday. Only 5 mins walk to the beach and with easy access to centre of Hanoiti. Staff always had a friendly word for everyone. Lots of personal touches - management always there to say goodbye and wave coaches off. Nothing too much trouble. We spent two weeks at Hanioti Village and would certainly go back there. Would recommend it to others. Entertainment good, especially B-B-Q nights and Karioki with "Sandy Crack""
- Travel date: Mon 29th of August 2005
A little piece of paradise
"My other half and I love this hotel and have already booked to go back in August for the 8th time. (We do go other places too). We know that we will run into other people we have met on previous years who, like us, keep returning.
The hotel only has 42 rooms and is owned and run by two greek/australians and was built by their father.
It is friendly and welcoming and very clean with a lovely pool which is cleaned daily, first thing in the morning.
There is a busy road to cross to get to the lovely beach but you just have to use your eyes...and cross when it's clear!!
Food is home cooked by Rula (Queen of the kitchen) and is very tasty and varied. She does a barbeque on a Thursday in the lovely grounds.
I could drone on for ever but why don't you go and find out for yourself?"
- Travel date: Thu 10th of February 2005