Fall of once great hotel
Reviewed 22 July, 2021
This, once fabulous hotel, evidently had strong strike of Covid19 crisis. It is still in beautiful place, with stunning terrace, but they have a lot of problems.
Stuff, especialy some of waiters, are pretty rude, arrogant, have inappropriate comments. At dinner they keep asking you if you want something to drink, but if you say you don't, they have very rude behavior (not to comment that 1 bottle of water 0.75L at dinner table costs 3€, and in pool bar 1L is 2€). Also one morning at the breakfast we asked waiter couple times for bread basket (due to Covid19 every table has its own basket), and waiter was very slow and iritated that we asked him anything and finnaly said "now you'll have to wait another 10 minutes for bread". This kind of comments are unacceptable.
Cutting costs with food.
Due to Covid19 all food is served by waiters, you show what you want, and they put ut in your plate. That is ok from Covid side but not from customer side because reactions of waiters if you ask for example 2 pieces of meat is like you asked them something that you don't have right to do so you feel unpleasent.
Salades are packed individually and you take them yourself.
CHOICE of meals for breakfast and dinner are very poor. Actually you have same things for breakfast every morning and same things for dinner every evening with few changes. Taste of food is on line of acceptable.
One of trademarks, Greek salad, is terrible.
Waiters wait till there is no more food to ask for refill from kitchen, so there was some evenings that we waited 10 minutes for food.
Fruits are green, they cut bananas in half to keep people from taking them out...
3. Lady called Mira that is working on car rental in hotel is so slow, also rude, so unorganized (people are waitng 1-1,5 hr to pick up cars they reserved and paid), she really needs some help to work properly.
Hygiene in rooms is excellant, hotel recepcionists are great, so is poll bar stuff. Animator for kids called Branka is very kind and kids adore her.
It is really pitty that hotel like this spoils its reputation. Some of hotels in Skiathos aren't open this year. With this kind of service, maybe it would be better for Skiathos Palace to be closed this year and it is definitlly not for this years' holiday recommendation.
Nothing is as it says in the offer
Reviewed 17 July, 2021
The hotel is beautiful and in a good location. Its old but ok. it is desirable to rent a means of transport. The hotel staff is extremely uninterested in their work. Sunbeds on the hotel beach are charged 20 euros.
Skiathos Palace in July 2021
Reviewed 16 July, 2021
We had a perfect holiday- nice hotel with a great view, beauty gardens and excellent famous beach with lot of pines and clear warm sea. Bonus was Branka, she was in change for kids entertainment in the hotel. Our kids loved her and we loved our free time by the pool 😊.Next year, if Branka is there, our kids would like to be there too!
Ypu get what you have paid for
Reviewed 16 July, 2021
We booked standard double room with sea view. However, since hotel was not fully booked, we were upgraded to delux sea room. That was very nice gesture of the hotel. The room was nice with breathtaking view. Hotel is clean and very well kept. Garden is beautiful, pool nice and both beaches (Maratha and Koukunaries) are in the walking distance. However, hotel is on the hill so walking to the beach can be a bit exausting. Luckily, hotel has a shuttle that takes guests to the beach. They also offer a shuttle (free of charge) that can take you to the city. A small remark would be that the last shuttle from the town could be a bit later, and driving shcedule could be more fixed ( they changed it several times during our stay). We had a half board and the food was good. Although we had buffet brekfast and diner we couldn't take food ourselves. Due to the anti covid measures, waiters were serving guests. It also workes fine, but sometimes I had an impression that hotel is understaffed. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and I feel that we got exactly what we paid for.
Beautiful hotel, view and organized playground activities
Reviewed 14 July, 2021
Second time at Skiathos Palace. Beautiful hotel, spectacular view and nearby beaches, excellent service and, what really meant a lot to us, since we were with 2 kids - the outdoor playground managed by Branka. She was so kind, cheerful and enthusiastic with children that they could not wait to spend time with her and other playmates after the breakfast and especially after dinner.This is really an added value to the hotel service that makes the vacation much more pleasant and relaxing for the whole family.
We look forward to coming back there!