4 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Atrium Holtel, Pefkohori
"Atrium Hotel. This hotel is about one mile from the beach. From the beach, it is gentle uphill walk from the road to the main street, then a steeper walk up to the old square, the quite a steep walk to the hotel from there. It takes us two hours because we stop at the Pizza parlour on the main street and then at the greek bar opposite Pauls place in the Ols Square, for an ice cold beer and glass of wine. If you don't stop, you can do it in about 20 minutes, or there is the hotel bus from about 09:00 - 19:00 there and back in five minutes, with a break of about two hours at lunch time. It's all downhill if you are going to town or beach. The resort has an excellent selection of taverna's in the main street and on the sea front, and they are in my opinion excellent value for a meal, snack or just a drink. There is an English bar and a couple of lovely greek bars and supermarkets around the Old Square. The beach is shingle and sand, and the sea is calm, clear and warm. It gets deep from about 25m out. We have been to the hotel several times from 2006 - present, and tend to book independently. The hotel is modern and generally of a good standand. It's not seven star but it doesn't pretend to be. The restaurant is clean and food is wholesome, and there is an international menu, including a fried breakfast if you want it in temperatures approaching 90. There is plenty of salad, cold courses, hot courses, breakfast cerial, tea and coffee, icecream and friut juice available. The bar serves a variety of drinks at a little below European prices, and is genearlly open until after 1 am, but doesnt make enough noise to carry to the accommodation. The decor is modern, the staff are polite and fluent in English, and the rooms are well maintained, kept clean, have fridges and air conditioning. You either get a spectacular view of the hills and woods, or the sea, or both. The kids club as far as we have experiencesd is in German, so no good for English kids, with the exception of the most determined and outgoing. It must be said English reps have full use of the excellent facilities so they have the opportunity to organise activities for English families. I have read other reviews and yes, the clientel is generally German and eastern european. I find they are the most common nationals visiting the resort. I am impressed other reviewers have broken them down into percentages. It's refreshing for me to take a break, not only from Britain, but from the constant whinging of british holiday makers paying for pennies and expecting pounds. I could recommend Pefkohori for a quiet, relaxing break, with all usual, and in my experience, cheaper facilities of a high standard. The Atrium Hotel is an excellent base for your holiday there. "
- Travel date: 11th June 2009
Just back from Pefkohori. Atrium hotel i...
"Just back from Pefkohori. Atrium hotel is a very nice hotel but : 1) all inclusive does not mean all inclusive at atrium hotel !!! for example : coffee must be paid if you want to have it before 3 pm !!! The cocktails at the bar must be paid, alcohol also (not ouzo and metaxa) !! if you want an ice cream you also have to pay it before 3 pm and after 5 pm.... 2) 90 % of the people are german !! the 10 other % come from Russia and Poland.... 3) KIDS CLUB !!! Just for german !!!! and kids club means : to sing 3 songs each evening with the kids !!!! 4) entertainment at the hotel : nothing at all !!! except 1 hour karaoke twice a week (but it is not a show) and some quizz sometimes but it begins at 9.30 pm to finish around 10.30 pm each evening so... it means that at 11.00 pm you are in your bed cause there is nothing to do or to see (if you have children of course, not easy to go to disco or bar, cafÃ© ... the evening...) We are quite disappointed about our holidays we have been waiting so long ! Isa"
- Travel date: 25th August 2008
Just returned from holidaying at the Atr...
"Just returned from holidaying at the Atruim Hotel and wanted to let all british people know this hotel is not for the british at all. 90% of the people holidaying at this hotel are german, 5% serbian, 2% polish, 2% russian and that leaves me to tell you that myself, my husband and our only son were at this hotel with 5 other british people in total. Hotel is based on top of a very high hill with lovely views though. Hotel provides a courtersy bus down to the beach but bus is always full with only about 20 seats max on bus and we were walking most days down to the beach and this hill is not for the faint hearted. The whole hotel had a very german feel with a mostly german kids club. Theres a nice pool at the hotel with internet access for children and pool, table tennis etc. The English were a needle in very german haystack and anyone traveling with children believe me they will be bored as we dont speak german and they spoke very little English so very little interaction for the children which means not much rest for mum and dad. Never felt so isolated and left out on a holiday abroad. Could not wait to get home. "
- Travel date: 17th August 2008
We have just come back from a family hol...
"We have just come back from a family holiday at the Atrium (2 adults and 4 teenagers). The hotel is lovely - very clean and modern, and the rooms are all air-conditioned which is VITAL at this time of year. The rooms are serviced daily by the maids to a very high standard, and the few problems we did have with one of our 3 rooms (leaky air-con unit one day then an overflowing cistern the next) were attended to politely and fixed on both occasions within 5 minutes of us reporting the problems. The food is very good and varied on the buffets (breakfast and dinner for us) - which is unusual for half board in a lot of hotels! The choice was excellent and the food was always very tasty. Even the buffet breakfasts were good - with fried eggs, proper bacon (not the rock-hard stuff you usually get abroad) and eggy-bread amongst the choices. Oh and the serve-yourself tea and coffee includes PG Tips teabags for you tea-lovers out there ! :-) The staff are friendly and courteous, and the pool bar has "Happy Hour" every night 8pm til 9pm when all alcoholic drinks are half price - even the cocktails! I can personally recommend the Long Island Iced Teas which are prepared with very generous measures of spirits - not for the faint hearted! The only niggles we had for our week - and they are small niggles as otherwise it was a brilliant hotel and holiday - were: 1) The clientele is primarily German - there were only 20 English guests when we were there including the 6 of us - the main problem this caused us was the fact that there is NO English entertainment at all at the hotel (and only the German Kids Club at night - not even any adult German entertainment). Oh and for those of you travelling with kids there's no English Kids Club either, but having said that the German kids were very friendly - the teenagers in particular spoke excellent English and their tour operators 'club' even invited our teenagers to join them on one of their day excursions which was very nice of them. 2) Following on from point 1), if you want a bit if liveliness in the evening you need to walk into town - this isn't far but its down a very steep hill which means - you guessed it - you've got to walk back UP it at the end of the night - and unless you're sufficiently trollyed you will feel every step of that walk I can assure you! It is not for the faint hearted, asthmatic or elderly! The tour operator assured us there was a free shuttle bus between the hotel and the town - there is, but what they DIDN'T tell us was it stops running at 6pm in the evening! So itâs no use if you want to go out in the evening - best advice is to walk down and get a taxi back. 3) There are huge signs all over the hotel requesting that towels are not to be placed on sun beds to reserve them. Every day we were there this rule was ignored by the German guests, much to the annoyance of our Thomas Cook rep who flipped out on the Monday and went round during breakfast removing all the towels and dumping them in reception - this caused her to have a stand up row with a large German man and was most amusing for us, but at the end of the day we're all expecting this is we go abroad so my advice is if you cant beat em, join em and haul yourself out of bed that little bit earlier if you want a sun bed. Other than that 6 pairs of thumbs-up for this hotel and resort! Oh and if you're going into town at night, pay a visit to Mamos Internet Cafe - this is run by an English woman and Friday nights the cocktails are on special offer (they work out at around Â£2.30 each on Fridays) - we went in there a couple of times during the week and each time the bar manager sent over rounds of free vodka shots when they realised we were English. And after a Friday night of cheap cocktails, you really don't notice that walk up the hill very much, honestly :-) "
- Travel date: 9th August 2006
Top traveller tips for Hotel Atrium
"Nousa Taverna, Taverna Torroneos. The pizza place on the corner - Toppo's I thnks,and the Old Square"
Hotel Atrium is also called
- Atrium Hotel
- atrium halkidiki hotel