We have just come back from a week here and I didn't want to leave. The rooms were lovely and spotless. There was plenty of space. The setting of the hotel is absolutely stunning, it has that beautiful Greek charm. The family who run the hotel are really friendly and try their best to help in any way they can.
The only down falls were that the beds were rock solid, it was like sleeping on a concrete floor and that the sun loungers beside the pool are on grass but that's a personal preference.More
gemmai178, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Relaxing week at Kaloudis
Resort and accommodation recommended by friends. First time we booked this late in the season and uncertain what to expect. Arillas is an unspoilt and beautiful location. Arriving very late at night and hungry young Billy rustled up a tasty meal before we fell into bed. Room was typical Greek;basic but spotless with everything you needed including cooking facilities which we used occasionally. As hosts Roula and Billy were so helpful and friendly. Pool, bar and grounds all you could want. Didn't experience any of the problems detailed by recent poor reviews.The location is what made it special to us. From our room (No16) you can hear the sea as soon as you open the patio window and it's such a short walk down to the beach. Loads of nice restaurants although several closed over the week we stayed. Enjoyed Portofino, Brouklis and our favourite Graziella where you must try the gophos. Akrotiri and Gravia must be visited for the views and try Eriannas for a Frappe coffee with ice cream. Enjoy it on the swing seat overlooking the bay. Local bakery also well worth a visit and try the freshly squeezed orange juice before you walk back.
Walked over to Afionas and San Stefano and inland you can see the more authentic and natural Greek way of life. Didn't manage the Arillas trail but could be back in future. Arillas is an ideal place to chill out with a really relaxed atmosphere. We found everyone very friendly (local and tourists).
One final comment re previous unfavourable reviewers; one of which I found to be very condescending. My comments are factual and I'm not a repeat visitor and biased. Neither would I assume I was better travelled than others and more qualified to judge on that basis. Pompous isn't the word!More
Alan E, Manchester, United Kingdom
Great location and well run complex!
The plus points of this complex are the location, the very friendly family that run the place and the food in the restaurant.
The minus points are the tiny bathrooms that have been built for hobbits and anyone who is XL would really struggle. You have to sit on the toilet seat side on as there is not enough leg room and I am only 11 stone 5 pounds.
Also the other minus is the surly maids who do not clean the floors in the rooms and give you filthy looks if you do not put money in the tip boxes they leave in the apartments.
Also the sheets we had were badly stained and my wife who used to be an assistant house keeper in a hotel said the maids were very lazy and were only doing the bare minimum. They seemed to spend more time chatting than working and I think they were Albanian as they did not have that normal Greek friendly way about them.
We only paid Â£245 each on a package holiday and from our local regional airport so we were happy overall. However if I had paid Â£400 or more for this holiday I would have felt well overcharged.More
Martin B, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
We have just returned from 1 week at Kaloudis, we have been there 3 times before and enjoyed every time but not this time. We were at the upper part of the complex which I believe is run by a different part of the family than the lower half. When you book you are not given an option. We had no hot water every morning, so cold showers., the apartment above is lived in all year by part of the staff who own a german shepherd that barks and was snarling at our balcony with its head through the gaps trying to attack a cat. The complex has cats everywhere so the dog roams free and barks all the time,not very relaxing. I approached the woman who lived above to see if she could do anything but she just shrugged and made a face. I spoke to the Thomson Rep he wasn't aware of any dogs so maybe the dog should not be there. Also an old bloke called Billy started work 8.15 drilling and banging doing non important jobs as the complex would be closed after we left, he has all winter to tart the place up. We feel being the end of season we were treated as an inconvenience. It is not a cheap holiday and feel like I haven't had a holiday just hassle. We will never go back againMore
867brian, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Kaloudis Village Apartments, Arilas - excellent
Great 2 bed apartment - room no 11 - 3 balconies all with terrific sea views. Modern appliances - fridge freezer, wall mounted flat screen tv with Sky news. Wifi available around pool area only - local charge - 5 euros for 7 days. Apartments cleaned daily, extremely friendly staff. Owners live on site and always available. Would visit here again. Arilas itself very quiet when we visited, some tavernas closed. Weather varied from day to day - still warm though.More