The Roseland looks more like a grand Mediterranean villa than a hotel. A laid-back pool sits out back, overlooked by the arched balconies of the spacious rooms. It's all tucked away in a quiet corner of Kalamaki, close to the sandy beach.
This family-run hotel has a real Mediterranean feel to it. Spanish-style arches shade white-painted balconies, and the gardens are flecked with colourful plants. The hub of the hotel is the freshwater swimming pool, which has a separate shallow area for children. Bordering the pool is a tiled sun terrace, and tucked into a quiet corner is an outdoor whirlpool bath.
Rooms are spacious and simply decorated with light-grey tiled floors and whitewashed walls. All rooms have balconies that overlook the gardens or the pool.
A breakfast buffet is laid on each morning in the main restaurant, and includes fresh fruit, yoghurts, breads and cheeses, as well as a cooked breakfast. A poolside bar serves drinks and snacks during the day.
Kalamaki Beach is an easy 5-minute walk away, and the sands here are home to nesting loggerhead turtles. The bars and tavernas in Kalamaki’s centre are also around 5 minutes’ walk away.
For your evening meal, with traditional Greek favourites and international dishes. If you're staying bed and breakfast, a visit here will be charged. Just to let you know à la carte dining is available until 31st October 2015.
We arrived at the Roseland on the 21st September at about 1pm and were greeted warmly. There were 3 of us in our party one room with 3 single beds, one was a temporary bed but comfortable. We purchased the pack of fridge, aircon and safety deposit box for â¬65.
After dumping off our bags in the room we pretty much went straight to the pool for some sun. I was impressed with the number of beds available and the cleanliness around the pool area. There is a snack bar open all day for drinks, food and ice cream with a daily special with not unreasonable prices.
We were offered the half board option for â¬9 each but it was for a minimum 3 nights (any night) and as we didn't want to have to stay in the hotel with the abundance of restaurants on the strip so we declined this.
The hotel is a short walk to the beach though a gate at the back of the property, across some pretty grubby scrubland and out onto the road. Not an issue but shame the scrubland detracts from the pleasant walk. Take a drink with you from the hotel as the beach bar is expensive.
Rooms are cleaned daily and towels provided if you plop them on the floor in the bathroom when you want them done.
We ate and drank at the hotel one evening early and the food was good. The bar man is a bit of grump so it's a good challenge to try and make him laugh!
If you need anything the staff are very helpful and very friendly.
I agree with everyone else who says they won't come back when it's all inclusive. There are so many bars and restaurants on the main Kalamaki strip you would miss out on all these places if you stayed in the hotel.
Such a shame, this hotel is a gem.More
Hillsey143, Southampton, United Kingdom
Third year returned
Fabulous small family run hotel. The rooms are spacey and clean the bathrooms are a reasonable size. Staff are really helpful. Towels are changed every other day. Breakfasts are a great selection, one if not the best in Greece. Pool we did not use but. I gather is very good, plenty of sunbeds. Close to the beachMore
smc190737, Bedford, United Kingdom
Stayed for 11 night's hotel very nice but needs updating. Snack bar serves nice food. Restaurant meals not that great i had steak one night it was tough as old boots,I told the waitress and she wasnt even bothered. Hotel is at end of reosrt so lot of walking to mainbars. All in all had brilliant holidayMore
A pretty little hotel, perfectly placed between the restaurants and beach. Fridge, air conditioning and safe charge for on arrival, which we were aware of before we went (note to all those who have complained about this, please don't blame the hotel as the information is on the travel agents web page for this hotel so take it up with them if they haven't pre-warned you). The staff were all lovely, helpful and well informed about their local amenities. Breakfast was basic but completely adequate to start our day with. Evening meals although we didn't partake were said to be very good by other holiday makers. No kettle in the room, we checked before hand and were told that one could be obtained from reception. Plenty of sunbeds. Airport very close, but double glazing blocked any noise. Lovely little hotel, great staff, enough said. Pity about going all inclusive next year as local restaurants, we particularly recommend The Family and Michaelos, may suffer.More
D C, Manchester, United Kingdom
We were greeted very warmly when we were given our room we were told it was a ground floor we ask if we could change to a second or higher floor we do not like being on a ground floor we were told this was possible if we did not mind waiting we didn't mind and was given a second floor room very nice overlooking the garden we could see the pool too it was a twin room with a good shower over a bath basic furniture but plenty of room and all we needed air conditioning was in the room which was an extra cost as was the safe and the fridge.
This hotel is just off the main road so very quiet just some noise from hotel next door when they had entertainment on in the evening there was no entertainment at the Roseland another reson why we picked this hotel.
The beach is a short walk away about 10 minutes,the pool has plenty of sun beds and umbrellas enugh for all.
Breakfast was a buffet style help your self to tea or coffee fruit juices,yogurt,cereal,eggs,bacon,sausages,beans,cheeses,meats and 3or 4 different breads to toast and what a toaster it took an age and then you had to put it though again to get toast but that was no problem to us it's all part of the holiday.
There was a snack bar by the pool open from 8am till 10pm with a good menu and good prices for a hotel.
The bar had happy hour 6pm to 9pm every night.
We were half bord dinner was serverd 6pm to 10pm and we could choose from the menu 3 cours and it was cooked to order had to wait some times but it was worth it the food was excellent we had never stayed half bord when holidaying on any of the Greak Islands we have visited.
This was a lovely hotel only 60 or so rooms and not to far to walk to the Main Street were there is plenty of restaurants,shops and bars
We really enjoyed our 10 nights stay the staff are brilliant nothing was to much trouble for them and we would like to revisit.More