Porto Sani Village
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We came down to Kastoria to hitchike again towards Sani with greatest polish guy we got to know. It was one minute when the car from other side of the road stopped and started to shout at us to come..we didnt understood what is happening, but gladly the same minute the car from our side stopped too and a very pleasant Albanian man took us with him, he bought to us juice and water and we tried to speak with him in ...
... it...very disappointed to say the least. Dave and I did see it across the Sea but not he same as from a boat. The dinner events for the conference were great, 3 nights of Greek food, wine beer and dancing. We had a traditional Greek barbecue with souvlaki, hot dogs and kabob along with Greek beer. Another night we had local wines with all kinds of Greek hoerdourves and the final night we had a huge spread of Greek salads, meats and ...
... going to the ferry; we swapped directions and were on our way! Very typical for our Greek experience!
We boarded the bus for Thessaloniki heading to our next bus to the Thessaloniki airport. There we will catch another bus for a 90 minute ride to the conference hotel. Travel gets a little complicated here, no trains, all bus and ferry. We should arrive around midnight.
Well we are finally at the conference…we arrived after 1 in the morning. It was a very ...
... I am including a link to a 6o minutes special that was just shown (last month!) on Mt Athos. It is really interesting, check it out, make sure you watch all 3 sections there are links in the story...let me know what you think. I feel very lucky to be able to make the ...
... all looked good in their bright, light summer dresses. Standing around I continued to glisten, the occasional bead making its way south. Blokes would come out of the
hotel looking suave, but by the time they got to the bottom of the drive, their suit jackets were being held at arms length. Other arm also extended to ensure air flow around crucial areas. It didn't work. By the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Porto Sani Village
Das ist kein 5 Sterne Hotel!
Wir waren mit unserer 7jährigen Tochter (die das Hotel wunderbar fand!) im Porto Village. Meine größte Beschwerde liegt im eigentlichen Standard und in der Auswahl des Essens. In der Werbung des Hotels wird gepriesen, dass sie 19 Restaurants haben, aber allen fehlt das gewisse Etwas!! Im Großen und Ganzen ist das Essen gut. Die Betten im Zimmer und die Sonnenbetten im Poolbereich entsprechen nicht einem 5 Sterne Standard und der Service an der Bar und in den Restaurants ist sehr langsam. Das einzige was wirklich stimmt, ist der Fahrradverleih und das man das Gefühl hat, es sei sicher für Kinder alleine mit ihren Freunden herumzulaufen. Meiner Meinung nach handelt es sich mehr um ein gutes 4 Sterne als um ein 5 Sterne Hotel!
Wir machen jedes Jahr im Mai und im September für zwei Wochen im Porto Sani Urlaub. Die Gründe sind ziemlich einfach: Zwei Stunden Flug, und schon ist man an einem weißen Strand in den Karibik, der Service im Porto ist einwandfrei, natürliche Freundlichkeit des gesamten Personals, keine aufgesetzte 5-Sterne Freundlichkeit. Jedes Mal, wenn wir hierherkommen, fühlt es sich an, als kämen wir nach Hause. Die gesamte Anlage ist makellos sauber, der Lagunenpool bei Nacht sieht zauberhaft aus, und in der Sea Breeze Bar kann man gleich neben dem Pool seinen Athiri schlürfen, während Nikos, Jannis, Maria und Daica Sie mit erstklassigem Service verwöhnen. Der Garten wird von Kostas, dem Gärtner, wunderbar gepflegt, und beim Pool unter einer Palme zu liegen, ist so entspannend. Nur sehr wenige britische und deutsche Liegestuhlbesetzer... diese Art von Gästen kommen nicht ins Porto! Sollte doch mal ein Problem auftauchen oder Ihnen irgendetwas nicht gefallen, wenden Sie sich einfach an Herrn Kevin Kainz, den besten Troubleshooter, den Sie je kennen lernen werden. Wenn Sie eine Deluxe-Suite buchen, bekommen Sie Ihr Frühstück im Byblos Restaurant. Im Byblos gibt es auch sehr gutes Abendessen, exquisite Küche, probieren Sie mal das Crème Brulée! Mit das beste am Porto: Es gibt keine Animation, so dass man einen wirklich entspannenden Urlaub genießen kann. Wenn Sie eine friedliche, gelassene Atmosphäre suchen, dann ist das Porto das Richtige für Sie.
Just come back from two weeks at Porto Sani Village, with my wife and three year old son.
Have just returned from a lovely week at the Porto Sani Village with my partner and two children aged 6 and 2. This part of the Sani complex is rated 5 star and we found the star rating accurate. Lovely accommodation and surroundings. We stayed in a suite, nicely decorated, very well equipped with maid service twice a day. Everything is kept in pristine condition, the pool, the gardens and the apartments. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were to die for, such a selection! The only complaint we had was that you had to book your choice of restaurant for dinner either before breakfast or on the previous day to guarantee you a reservation if you wanted to eat somewhere involved in the dine around scheme. The other restaurants not in the dine around scheme did not suffer from this problem. We ate at Tomata twice as we loved the food there so much. Not a positive experience at Psyrannos as we were seated on the balcony and then ignored even after several reminders to the waiting staff. This really is a family friendly resort, we went during half term and there were quite a lot of children who were all very well behaved and quite happy to share inflatables and toys in the pool. Our children don't eat very much and the staff in the restaurants were quite happy for them to share a meal between them or for them to eat off our plates. The private beach is nice for sunbathing but there was a problem with huge piles of seaweed at the waters edge. The Boussoulas beach behind the Beach Hotel didn't suffer from this and the water there was very shallow for a long way out to sea. All in all, we were very impressed, it was far better than our expectations and we'd love to go again or try out their sister complex the Oceania Club.
We stay at the Porto Sani every year for two weeks in May and September. The reasons are quite simple: two hour flight and you have a white Caribbean beach, the service at Porto is immaculate, natural friendliness of the entire staff, no put on 5 star friendliness. Whenever we go there it's like coming home. The whole resort is spotlessly clean, the lagoon pool looks magic at night and you can sit right next to the pool in the Sea Breeze Bar and have a sip of Athiri, Nikos, Jannis, Maria and Daica spoil you with best service. The garden is so well taken care of by Kostas the gardener, and lying at the pool under a palm tree the most relaxing thing. Very view British and German sunbed occupiers ... that kind of clientele is not Porto!
Stayed at Sani Village Suites, both mid 50s. Booked via Thomsons Platinum but if we had booked direct could have saved some £600 over 2 week stay. (Subsequent stays attract 10% discount) Hotel will collect etc free from airport some 1 hr north.
Porto Sani Village is just fabulous!
we went to Porto Sani Village on Sept 8th for two weeks this year for our honeymoon..and must say it was just perfect..the staff cannot do enough for you, it was spotlessly clean and so well maintained. We were upgraded to a deluxe marina suite free of charge..which was a lovely surprise and a great room! The restaurants were superb as were the greek taverns directly on the marina. The pool area and spa have to been seen to be believed..and also the beaches. We really loved it and cant recommend it enough..it is quite expensive but worth every penny..this family will def be returning...!
We stayed at Porto Sani Village Resort September 2005 with our 8 year old grandson. We found the whole complex to be well managed and the staff extremely helpful. The pool area and the beach are ideal and very safe for children of all ages. The marina itself is pedestrianised and biker friendly with no cars and extremely clean. We dined around the marina area and also the hotel and found the food on the whole very good. The only downside is some of the restaurants do not seem to cater for children's meals but the hotel itself has a good children menu. The beach area at the Asteries suites beach is lovely and with the advantage of being able to call a golf buggey if you do not want to walk back after a day on the beach. I would recommend this hotel as a good location, restful and easy going holiday.
Travelled to the Porto Sani Village with my husband and six year old daughter in July 2005 with Sovereign holiday group. We met up there with friends whi were staying in the newly built San Asterias Suites which is also part of the resort. The Porto Sani Village is rated as deluxe by Sovereign and in some respects this is correct - the Spa is fabulous and had only been open for two weeks when we arrived - no expense has been spared it is truly breathtaking and is rated as one of the best in Europe. The staff throughout the resort are mainly from Macedonia and czech republics and very attentive, friendly but like the greeks very relaxed ! Do not expect prompt delivery of drinks and food it is very slow and on one occasion at lunch our order never arrived as it had been lost ! However although the service is not quite up to scratch they do make up for it with their polite manner and charm. The reception, bar, pool areas etc are all fabulous with modern greek interior design - very much marble, limestone and cream colours - very chic. However and unfortunatly there is a however, the suites are not up to the standard. Interior is a little old and worn, needs a re-vamp, and there is a problem with ants. It is a shame as it really lets the hotel down. Our friends in the asterias suites however had beautiful rooms designed again in very plain - white basically, modern style with good SONY tv and DVD etc, and beautiful bathrooms. Made us quite envious. The marina is spectacular and there is a very good choice of reasonably priced restaurants serving traditional med cuisine, greek and italian. There are buggies to get you around the resort but you can easily walk to the beach. Make a note if you are staying in Porto Sani Village you are entitled to use the beach at the Asterias suites which is far superior to all the others - lots of space, beach bar service, towels etc. I would go back but would only stay at the Asterias Suites, the beach hotel looked dreadful, the beach club not much better and the Porto Sani although alot better is let down by the rooms - for a really deluxe holiday here you need to be at the Asterias ( but you will pay for it!). Also if like me you like a glass of good white wine beware ! the greek wine is not good and you will pay alot for anything else - we paid 160 euros for a fair bottle of Chablis. There is a wine shop on the marina which sells all types much cheaper - we bought chablis for 20 euros - so stock up the fridge in your room.
This is not 5 star!
we stayed at the porto village with our 7 year old daughter(who i must say thought it was fantastic!).my biggest complaint is the standard and variety of food,although they boast of having something like 19 retaurants they are all lacking that certain something!!mainly nice food.The beds in the room and around the pool are not 5star standard and the service at the bar and resterants is very slow.The one thing they have got right is the bike hire and that you feel the children are very safe to wander around with freinds on there own.In our opinion this is more a generous 4 star than a 5star!