Excellent location. So close to a sandy beach and restaurants. Apartments clean, spacious. Lovely gardens. Swimming pool, large and very clean. Lots of sunbeds. Owners very welcoming. Especially Old Billy and his dog. Had a very relaxing holiday. Family friendly and lots of people returning year after year. 5 STARMore
Northolt, Northolt, United Kingdom
A Really Friendly Hotel at the End of the Promenade with Magnificent Sunsets
This is very friendly family run hotel at the end of the Arillas promenade. A warm reception and rapid check in was very welcome after the journey and we were very pleased with our room overlooking the well manicured gardens.
A quick emptying of the suitcases was required as I caught sight of the welcoming bar overlooking the spectacularly clean pool. Surrounded by mature olive trees it has a really good feel...very relaxing.
The bar is also extremely clean and the bar staff, especially Billy, were very welcoming. The local beer (Ionian Gold) was very pleasant indeed! We had a light lunch and I can recommend the Village omelette...very tasty.
Our room was very spacious and again very clean (have I mentioned how clean the place is :-) The furniture is a few years old but in very good order. There was a small kitchen with all needs met and a small breakfast bar
The hotel is a small group of two level buildings generously spaced out on a gentle incline from the beach prom. In the evening we meandered down the long driveway to the prom and was greeted with a spectacular sunset to our right (see pics). There are several seats along the front to sit and soak up the relaxed ambiance that is Arillas.
There is simply no traffic to speak of apart from the transfer buses occasionally. We really enjoyed our walks along the seafront...what with the sunsets on the way out and the magnificent stars on the way back. A new sight we had never seen before were the fireflies which are very active in May. Natures little firework display...one would glow and set off hundreds of others....apparently its the males attempting to attract the females...hope at least a few were lucky? A magical sight to see on the way back each evening.
There is a wide choice of restaurants to choose from and we ate twice at the Hotel Marina restaurant and the Mirage Studios (both on the seafront). The Mirage studios pool has to be seen in the evening...beautifully lit pool surrounded by palm trees! Food in both of these restaurants were very very enjoyable.
Were weren't disappointed in any of the restaurants...oh there is a very friendly Pizza restaurant in the village just past the sharp bend in the road that serves excellent and LARGE pizzas. Might be worth sharing with a side salad.
On the road up from the 'pier' in the centre of the seafront are a couple of bars that have music and large TV screens tucked away at the back. Had a good atmosphere and probably the liveliest in Arillas?
Walks around the countryside were very pleasant with little traffic and no big hills to climb. You could walk to Agios Georgios North one way and San Stefanos the other if you felt energetic!
To the bottom of the driveway on the right back at the hotel is country walk up to the top of the peninsula where you get stunning views of the Arillas bay and village and as you get to the top you will see San Stefanos to the right.
There is a small shack at the top where you can refesh with a small beer or what ever takes your fancy.
All in all a fabulously relaxing week away in a new discovery for us and can understand why Arillas is a favorite amongst many return visitors year after year.
The Perfect Place
We stay at the Kaloudis year after year and have already booked again for next year. We have two kids and stay in the roomy two bed apartments, some are nicer than others but having stayed in five different apartments I know there isn't a bad one. All have good showers, lovely balconies and enough space. They are cleaned everyday by the friendly hard-working cleaners. The pool area is perfect for children and adults alike. The rectangular pool which is good for lengths has a small children's area. The gardens are beautifully and lovingly maintained by the owners. It is in a perfect location right by the beach which is a sandy child friendly beach.
All the staff at Kaloudis work extremely hard from dusk til dawn. One wonders when they sleep! My kids now have a Greek nanna (Rula who runs the shop) who is always available for cuddles and lollipops.
Billy & his family do a fabulous job running the pool bar and nothing is too much trouble for them.
Captain Billy the Greek's Quiz nights are not to be missed..........just don't get too excited about the prizes.More
511sallyc, Barnsley, United Kingdom
A good choice
Kaloudis village Apartments are a good choice, excellently situated right by the beach at the end of a wonderful seafront. The apartment are much as expected, nice size not over big or small, good balcony with a view over the gardens and some sea views. The beds were firm but comfortable, nice kitchenette , good full size fridge. The bathroom was compact but effective with a good shower.
Over the fortnight we used the pool only occasionally preferring the beach. This was a personnel choice,. The pool is a good size and has many sunbeds which catch the best of the sunshine. It can get very hot because there is little shade what there is offered by umbrellas and moving to different parts as the day goes on. All in all a pleasant place to stay.More
Lesley G, Bridport, United Kingdom
We stayed in a 2 bed apartment for a week in August, the apartment was quite generous in size, 2 bedrooms, kitchen/dining room and bathroom and had a balcony with a sea view (Room 30). kitchen had a fridge, basic kitchenware and a tabletop cooker/grill/hob and all was more than adequate. We paid â¬5 a day for aircon, â¬8 a week for the use of the safety deposit box and our room had free wifi.
The pool was a good size and was kept nice and clean as was the surrounding area and gardens. Lots of sun loungers but was full by the afternoon. Very high chlorine content though and tuned all our paler coloured swimming costumes green!
The pool bar was good, lots of lovely food to chose from as well as ice creams, milkshakes a strange Greek version of a slush puppy!
The onsite shop was really well stocked and also well priced in comparison to other supermarkets in arillas.
The apartments as so close to the beach as well which is a great plus!
Arillas itself was lovely, very pretty with such a long stretch of beach, lovely clear water. Plenty of sunbeds to go around, not sure if costs as we didn't use them.
We hired a kayak and a pedalo with were â¬10 each for 1 hour but were well worth it.
Lots of lovely places to eat, we enjoyed Porotfino, Marina, Thlassa and Gratsiella. The Greek dancing on a Saturday night at the Marina was absolutely brilliant, but gets extremely full very quickly mainly with people that have pre-booked their tables so booking is a must!
Very relaxing and peaceful resort, I would return.More