This family-run hotel has 2 big pools. It’s just a short hop from Skala’s beach, shops and tavernas.
People love these pastel-coloured studios and apartments, and surrounding olive trees. They also love the 2 big pools, and the restaurant for breakfast and evening meals. The owners of this hotel reckon over 60% of their guests are repeat visitors.
You’re far enough out of town to relax, but close enough that you can drive to town in less than 10 minutes. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus that’ll get you there. Plus, there’s a shingle cove 5 minutes away.
This place serves up buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll find a choice of hot and cold dishes, as well as desserts, ice-cream and fresh fruit. You can get get branded ice-cream for a little extra. Afternoon tea is served at the poolside from 4pm to 5pm, this includes Danish cookies, cakes and sweets.
We visited the San Giorgio in August 2014 as a family (2 Adults age 34, 1 boy age 12) and had a wonderful time. We all enjoyed the holiday very much. There was almost nothing to fault about the San Giorgio, the couple of minor gripes were the wasps & quality of the food at breakfast and poor wifi. The hotel is spotlessly clean all over. The pools are excellent, not crowded and there are plenty of sun loungers to go around. We ate at the restaurant many times and found the food to be very good and on par with the rest of Skala. The views from the rooms are super and overall we fell in love with the island and the san Giorgio, so we are returning twice this year. Here's hoping for improved wifi as there is no mobile phone coverage, although for many that would be a plus but for this saddo, not quite so I'm afraid!
Would we return here? Yes!
Booked for a week. Got put in a room which was very close to the pool but didn't like it much so asked for another room. Got a room at the top of the hill. Phew......it is hard work going up there! Out of breath by the time I was halfway up. But was it worth it? Well, the rooms are better and the view is incredible. When I was sitting on the balcony looking out to sea, I thought it was worth it. But if you are not fit or have leg/knee trouble, I wouldn't bother. You can go to reception and ask for a lift up there as we did once but I don't think they would do it every time you went up. (or maybe they would)
The breakfast was OK. We had booked B&B. I think we could have gone half board but we like to sample local eateries. We went to breakfast three times. It was nowt special but was ok for a light start to the day. Don't get there late though........unless you want evil looks and tuts lol.
The receptionists are friendly and helpful and talkative. Nothing was too much troule for the reception staff. They were exceptional. The bar staff are....... a little boring.
They have snacks available to buy during the day......burgers, gyros (yum), salads, chips and the like. Pretty good.
They have free buses to and from Skala town which is about a half hour walk away. You can book the buses. We walked it a couple of times and got quite a few taxis to and from the hotel. 5 Euros was ok.
They had a bit of entertainment on. Not every night. We had a go at the quiz. Good fun. They give a bonus prize out if you can make a good model based on the San Giorgio hotel. If you want to win this, be a regular at the bar and include San Giorgio in your artworks name. Karaoke was on one night too. Hmmmmm........yeah, ya know............ self indulgent staff might let you have a go if you are lucky.
Some people have said that it's easy to get to know other holidaymakers here but it wasn't really. Most kept to themselves. Previous hotels in Greece I have reviewed were far better for this.
But this hotel is more modern than those.
As with many Greek hotels, they have a bookcase. When you have finished your current book, swap it for one on the case.
We always got a sunbed by the pool. The hotel is clean and modern. We felt comfortable there during our weeks stay and we would definitely stay here again. A recommended hotel if travelling to Skala.More
rayraysworld, Warwick, United Kingdom
At least a decent Greek Hotel!
We stayed in the San Giorgio in 2013, 5the greek island in as many years so we thought we knew what to expect. We only paid Â£400 each for 11 nights B&B and wasn't expecting much despite the good reviews. However, this place is quality. Quality accommodation, hospitality, services,pools and atmosphere. If you're like us and have been to some grotty places over the years this place is a great find. We're not egg and chip tourists looking for a fry up and a roast, we want the culture and experience but with cleanliness and value for money. This place was great.
it is a free bus ride from Skala but the beach opposite the hotel (cove really, found down a set of old wooden steps) is excellent for snorkelling. Skala is ok, nice and quiet with not too much Brit abroad crap. The driveway into the hotel IS steep so beware if you have problems with mobility. We rented a car for a few days to see the island which was good, just make sure you get a bigger engine than what we had (1 litre) as it is very hilly and mountainous and the car struggled at times
If you're like me and read reviews extensively before you book but don't know who is writing the review, and what their standards are, I can assure you that this is no chav haven and is a classy place for the money (yes I'm a snob)More
rabbamonkey, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Couldnt help you enough the hotel and pools and food was amazing we went for my mother in laws 60th birthday so we rang and ordered it before we flew it was the most amazing cake ive tasted great entertainment lovley and clean only one prob its abit away from skalatown but there is a free bus that takes you to and from the hotel I would definitely stay here again xMore
polly b, Wigan, United Kingdom
Nice hotel but will stay nearer town next time
We stayed here in August/Sept last year and had a wonderful time. The hotel is lovely but the location was the one thing I would change if I go back to Skala. We had read the reviews and didn't think it would matter as we're quite fit, but it did because you have to plan everything which you don't always want to on holiday. The walk took us 40 minutes pottering in flip flops, so inevitably you need to book the minibus first thing in the morning, for your morning and evening ride downtown.
Now if that doesn't bother you then I have no other faults with the hotel. Our room was lovely and the balcony was the largest we've ever had. We spentvan evening chilling and eating on it.
The breakfast is standard. If you love proper Greek yoghurt then go early as the heat is so intense it soon warms it up and its just not the same. Yes they're are a lot of wasps but that's what you get in Greece in that weather!
We ate at the restaurant once but found the food in town better.
We hired a car and went to Fiskardo. Noe it is lovely, but be warned its a twisty journey! So if you get car sick you will definitely suffer!
Skala beach is lovely and we went there most days and ate at the local beach bar. It was fab value for food. There is also a lovely bakery (Village Bakery I think) in the town so nip there for pastries to take to the beach, their croissants and pain au chocolats were huge!)
All in all a lovely hotel and Skala is a nice relaxing place. We will go back but to a different hotel.More