Sani Beach Club
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsSani Beach Club
Fantastic place to stay near Nea Moudania ..sea quality is wonderful ...people smiling ...good ouzos and good mezedes
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sani Beach Club
Didn't meet expectations
Myself, wife and 6 yr old son have just returned from the Sani Beach Hotel where we stayed on a half board basis, 14 - 28 July with Thomsons. Having been recommended the hotel by a friend who has holidayed there 3 times, and from our own scrutiny of its website I have to say we were somewhat disappointed that the reality did not live up to the expectation. I fully accept that at this time of year the hotel is likely to be busy. However, the self service arrangements in the hotel's restaurant were akin to a feeding frenzy at peak times. This, coupled with lack of effective air conditioning, meant meal times were something to be endured rather than enjoyed. The food was of a high standard but the benefit of this was lost with the time and effort needed to acquire it. The biggest disappointment was the absence of anything for kids to do in the evenings save 3 overpriced pool tables and 2 ping pong tables. This is not a place for young ones and the entertainment offered, mostly by the hotels own entertainment teams, is not commensurate with a hotel of this standing. This hotel is great for a lazy sun lounging holiday by the pool - as long as you're prepared to be up by 07:00 to get a sunbed and then stay with it until the pool officially opens at 09:00 as the hotel operates a strict towel removal policy on unoccupied sunbeds. The 'dine around' experience is basically a rip-off. 8 Euros (value of hotel's voucher to be exchanged on this scheme)won't take you very far in the pricey bars and restaurants in and around the marina. The weather was great, the hotel staff some of the friendliest I've ever met but this isn't a place for a young family holiday and if you're going with Thomsons don't book their trips. We went to Waterland with them and the cost for three of us was 86 euros. The pay at the door cost was 8 euros per person so Thomsons charged us 62 euros ( about £50) for the pleasure of riding on their coach for an hour. On a few occasions we ate at the sister hotel the Sani Beach Club. This involved using the free shuttle bus service which has limited seats and exposes you to the usual queue jumping practised by certain of our European cousins. But the trouble is worth it. The Sani Beach Club, although still self service, doesn't seem half as crowded, the view from the restaurant is better and the place has a more relaxed feel to it.
WOW! Well I could write an essay but i wont! It was an absoloutley fantastic holiday, no complaints at all- Entertainment was fantastic the entertainers were so talented and fun. There are shows in the evening eg Mamma Mia, Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever were fantastic, completley like Broadway Shows, so much talent, the whole family will be entertained. My brother 11, had a great time, joining in with the kids and teenagers clubs, activities ranging from bannana boat-building sandcastles etc. Sister 14 also enjoyed many activites.
Food is superb, lots of choice, did get a bit tired in the end though.
Swimming pool is great, also a life guard. No rush for beds, there are plenty were glad of that! Only one deep too, so a great view!
Beach, very clean no "things" in the sea, apparently after a storm there are jelly fish, but we diddnt see any.
One slightly low point Mosquitos! ahhhhhhh my brother had 89 bites- don't use the repellent, you get bitten even more!
PLease dont be put off though!
OMG! There are buggy rides to the villas which make you feel like your living in luxoury! Also free!
Overall the staff are fantastic! Especially in reception and the entertainers!
Please email me if you have any questions
one of the best holidays i have ever been on
Excellent Place to Stay - can't find fault with it !
Stayed at the Sani Beach Hotel for 2 wks from June 24th - July 08 with my wife and our 1yr-old son. The whole place was immaculate and always being cleaned. Rooms were also very clean but a little on the small side. None of the rooms have baths - only have showers. A/C and satellite TV worked fine. They provided a cot for our son free of charge for the duration of our stay. Good little gym in the hotel and a sauna you book to use and also health spar for treatments. Plenty of sun-loungers around, but people did try to reserve them before 9am - with the hotel staff promptly removing them. Hotel pools were well maintained and a good size. Beach was fantastic and clean - again people were reserving the sun-loungers at the crack of dawn. All the hotel staff were very, very freindly and helpful. The food was decent and better than expected. Prices for drinks also reasonable. We used the babysitting service during our stay at at approx 30-40 Euro's per night was worth it so my wife and I could go out and enjoy/relax. Would defo stay here again or maybe at the nearby the 5-star Asterias Suites and so would recommend this place to anyone ! This hotel is very much suited to families and couples, but I would say it might not be for groups of singles though looking to dance and drink the night away.
The Sani Beach hotel is fantastic.
The staff are wonderfull very friendly, the room which we stayed in was one on the ground floor with a garden and the sea was a stones throw away very relaxing to wake up and hear the waves.
The food delicious so much choice.
Everywhere very clean and well maintained, absolutely perfect in everyway.
Will definately be going back next year if not this!!!!
The best hotel you'll get!
(Review for Sani Beach Hotel, not Sani Beach Club. However, Sani beach club is almost directly next to the Hotel.)
This is probably the best hotel you will ever find. The food is excellent, accomodation is excellent (especially sea view), there are lots of things to see in the area and lots of good entertainment at night.
The food: perfect, nothing wrong with it at all, and also, there are plenty of restaraunts and bars at the hotel and the rest of the Sani resort which is a very good feature. There are shops nearby too for fruit and other snacks.
The accomodation: Excellent also, a brilliant view from the sea view rooms and good facilities.
The location: Excellent again, there are loads of trips out to different places like the market or caves nearby, miles of beach and plenty of sunbeds. You can go to the other local areas whenever you like via the beaches and footpaths. There are miles and miles of beach to explore and the hotel is also very large and will take a while to get used to.
HOTEL HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
What a great 2 weeks!
I visited the Sani beach resort in the summer of 2003 and have to say that i greatly enjoyed the Hotel. As the coach pulled up to the entrance i stepped out into the warm welcoming air and walked through the glass doors into reception which is wonderfully decorated. After a very quick check in we were escorted to our rooms which were in my view top quality. At first it is a nightmare navigating the huge hotel but after a coulple of days its easy. The staff are very proffesional and polite. The beach is really nice with white sand and clear water. The Food is of really good quality and variates every night with themes. At night there are many things to do at the many bars often with entertainment on offer. The Marina is very nice to walk round in the evening. Also at the beach at the back of the hotel has a sunset you cant afford to mis. I will definatly go back there one day. Email me for info on this brilliant destination.
Simply the best
it is the best place in northern greece to relax and feel comfort and luxury.Every year my wife and I go to porto sani more than once.The rooms are wonderful the restaurants too.The sea many times awarded with the blue flag.We can't think a better place for holidays.Since we discovered the resort we have not been in any other hotel in halkidiki.We feel very lucky that our city is only one hour away.In comparison to the other hotels in halkidiki this is the resort of the'thousand'stars.We are looking forward of going there again many many times this summer too.Thank you sani for offering us the ultimate .
we spent an excellent holiday at the Sani Beach Club in 2002 and are intending to return in 2004.We were very disapointed to read the review regarding a disapointing holiday by an other guest. Please can anyone confirm that the high standards that we experienced still do remain.
We did not see any dogs during our stay at the sani resort.
Tour Operator Airtours and flew with My Travel experience with My Travel and Airtours excellent. Arrived on 3/9/03 to beautiful sunshine then half way into journey to resort it started to pour with rain - somewhat disappointing to say the least; the following day was extremely cloudy and cold with occasional rain so did not visit the beach until third day. A beautiful beach, sunbeds and unbrellas plentiful but one problem - the WASPS - they were really irritaing. I was stung by something and can only assume a large black bee as I was left with something black in my side until I eventually managed to remove and treat it. It took 4 days before the pain, not sting, but pain subsided! The bungalow was adequately large for three adults and included complimentary bottle wine, bathrobes, coffee making facilities, toiletries. The room also had a fridge (bar) with a notice stating that you refrain from using it for your own use. Ummm! The room was situated on a steep hill in the forest and surroundings were beautiful, very neat, clean and tidy but considering we had paid more for a bungalow albeit standard and is just a room with bathroom really, as opposed to a hotel room, I was disappointed with the actual room even though we were on the ground floor with a lovely large terrace with table/chairs & view was just lovely. There was nothing luxurious or plush about this particular standard accommodation; although it is a nice touch to have wicker furniture with a slab of marble on top, wicker tends to get very dirty and dusty and this was apparent. I thought our bedside lampshades had marble effect pattern but my two son's pointed out that they were stains!. First impressions on bathroom is nice as very nice large sink and surround, a bath and powerful shower but if you care to look at tiles surrounding bath and beside toilet, there was mould; the bathroom constantly stank of pee - this I certainly did not expect. We constantly had at least four woodlice in the room - now given that this property is described as four star, I had not gone armed with usual bug sprays etc - okay, admittedly the woodlice and centerpedes do not know they are in four star but for goodness sake! I did not expect this. The beds were so uncomfortable that I ended up with backache for the duration. Although cleaners came every day there were signs of dust etc being just swept under the bed as they did not use a vacuum cleaner - the gap between the dressing table and wall was thick with cobwebs. I did not expect the pay such a price and feel that I had booked nothing better than the usual self catering accommodation that I usually book in the Greek Islands although my experiences have always been very good. Having said that, in the Beach club the food at their restaurant was beautifully presented, replenished often, varied and quite nice; my only two points would be that the vegetables were far too salty and food often only warm and this was rather irritaing. When the restaurant was very busy waiting time was usually no more than 15 mins at most for a table. We tried restaurant at the hotel on one occasion and perhaps because they have a much higher turnover of clients eating within a 3 hour period, our experience of the food there was not a particularly pleasant one. The entertainment was great, both at the hotel and the Beach Club and we really did enjoy their shows - the entertainers were a great bunch of guys and gals and my two teenage sons' had a great time chatting to them! Apart from all that, we did have a good holiday although weather was very cloudy for most of the time and it was quite cold. I must also make a comment about the dogs to the managers and owners of the Sani Beach Resort. Why oh why do you have to keep that poor dog chained for most of the time in the noisy sewerage compound with what looked like no water in the blazing sun? and when I did see it roaming outside of the complex it looked like it was in dreadful pain in its hips and limping legs - if it is your dog could you not take it to a vet? I have never been to a resort previously and usually visit various Greek Islands and sadly witness the terrible plight ie starvation of the dogs and cats and do my bit as an animal lover and compassionate human being to feed them but chose a resort this time in the hope that I would not have to witness it this time - I could not have been more wrong. I think that a fair majority of British do not like to see this type of cruelty to animal's and I know that the German's I met also felt inclined to help these animals too. Lastly my opinion is that there is nothing Greek about this place so if you are seeking more of a traditional Greek holiday then this is not the place. Would I go back again? no and that is partly because I would not want to benefit any person who appear to keep an animal as their pet and neglect them and partly because we never go back to the same place twice.
I'd go back again and again
We've stayed at the Porto Sani Village hotel, as a family, for the past two years. Unheard of in the past! Our opinion was that there are so many places to see in the world, why visit the same place twice!
This peaceful, relaxing hotel was perfect for us, as a family with two young children (2 and 5). The rooms have a separate bedroom, a microwave, fridge, hob - ideal for families. Each time we have requested a ground floor suite (there are only two floors anyway), and have had our own private garden, with sun loungers and a beautiful view of the countryside.
The restaurants are wonderful, the staff so kind and helpful, the beautiful swimming pools are ideal for young children, but you don't feel that you are surrounded by screaming children.
There is a shuttle buggy that takes you to the most gorgeous beach (it would only take about 15 minutes to walk, but hey, we were only holiday!), where your sunbeds can be reserved in advance. Even the beach service bar and snack bar are excellent.
We didn't need to leave the resort; the port is lovely and the restaurants and quiet bars are so relaxing........
We found it cheaper booking direct with the hotel and arranging our own flights, than booking with an agent.
We would definitely return, maybe in a couple of years (afterall, there ARE so many other places to see), but we have the feeling that everywhere is always going to be compared to this place.........
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