Travel Blogs from Pelekas
... We had
tzatsiki, corfu olives, feta in olive oil, taramasalata, moussaka and finished
off with traditional greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts. When I get home I
will be testing out my new Greek cooking skill.
We have a day on board the ship tomorrow as we are now cruising towards Turkey.
... was assumed we would be able to dock. After which she jumps away from the wheel and orders me to do it! lol I obeyed though, and was feeling pretty confident - then George is standing in a narrow gap between two other boats (NOT part of our fleet) and tells me to 'bring it in'...!!?? Sure thing George! ha Long story short - ACED it! Scared George at the end when he had to scream "PUT IT IN REVERSE!" A second time, but I had it! ...
... cream and took advantage of the free Wifi. Because we were there for so long giving them business, they brought us out plates of fresh watermelon to keep us fresh - loving the hospitality. I don't do hats very well, but couldn't resist getting a wide-brimmed for only €4!! Ben picked up a second hat (wider brim) for €2.50. Everything is so ...
... up the sun. We had a hankering for a Greek seafood lunch but, as the owners of the restaurants lining the main square had been trained in highway robbery by Ned Kelly, we found a lovely little taverna in the back streets where we had a great seafood lunch. After lunch, we headed back to the ship and spent the afternoon floating around the pool, as the temperature was in the low to mid-30's. We enjoyed Happy Hour at the Crow's Nest bar and Shirley got into the ...
... have water from the beer package to use. I love the aqua deal and drink a bottle of gas aqua a day but still water at lunch, so my water intake is quite good. We were the late to leave the dining room ad 12mn again and went to deck 11 to catch the last of the music. Sam and I had a few dances, but it was difficult as the deck is non slip, so it actually makes dancing quite hard, nevertheless, we still persisted. So again, it was to bed around 1am and looking forward to Gythion ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ambiente Palace Pelekas
We were a little bit disappointed with this hotel. The food was edible but served lukewarm - breakfast was probably the worst. The rooms are very small at the back of the hotel and towels very thin with some even being presented as clean but having some old stubborn stains on. The new owner is however obviously making changes to the hotel and rumour is that by the end of the year prices will rise and this will be a very smart hotel.
Not a 5 star hotel
Very disappointed with this hotel, opened too early during renovation work.
This is a 3 star hotel, and shows as a budget holiday in the skytours summersun brochure.
View spectacular, and entertainment staff funny, that's all the good , now I havent got all day to say about the bad stuff so a brief would be, my husband fixed 2 toilets while he was here, patio doors would not shut, towels were not changed everyday, phone would not work in the room, to dial reception it was 999, and let me tell you this 999!!! for help me get out of here.
Could not wait to get home.
The hotel is situated about 20 mins from the airport,and is quite isolated although there are trips to several locations around the island even to albania. It is at the top of a steep hill leading to a beautiful small beach,It is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties although there is a shuttle service to and from beach(free).The hotel is being updated at the moment and rooms appear a bit crampt but are clean and comfortable and have air conditioning,although some are in need of repair.
Great Value for Money
My girlfriend and i got a bargain when we booked this hotel. Although not a high end 5star it is certainly a high end 4 and would reccomend it to anyone if they get it for the prices we paid (£399 early june AInclusive from london). The Staff were very friendly, it was clean and there were plenty of facilities.
Beautiful situation if enjoy looking at the sea . Great for walkers and environmentalist types I would guess - very hilly. Shortage of surrounding tavernas etc - good mini market at top of hill - lovely people. Long but pleasant walk to the nearest village.
Initial impressions, hotel name sign almost illedgible due to build up of dirt, broken signs etc, give an accurate indication as to the state of the hotel. Slow decline and poor maintenance.
I went to the Yaliscari Palace 5 years ago and enjoyed it so much I returned again this year. I found the hotel had deteriorated considerably and I will no go back again until I know the hotel has been updated.
We had the pleasure(!!!) of staying in the Yaliscari Palace Hotel when we were placed here overnight by Thomson due to our flight being delayed for 15hours. As if the delay wasnt bad enough the hotel was horrendous! It had the capacity to hold the entire plane (over 400 people) which was a bit of a surprise until we got inside.
We stayed at the Yaliscari Palace for one night as part of Thomson's 'temporary' accommodation due to our flight being delayed 15 hours. We arrived at 3 am and it took over 2 hours to check everyone in. Then on arrival at our room we found the door unlocked, no bath towels, broken glass on the floor, a massive hole in the bathroom wall and brown water from the taps. The room was dirty and I found a moth's wing in my bed sheets. The food was average at breakfast, however the lunch was less than average. In fact we were served our dessert before the main despite our objections! They told us to hold on to it as our main course was on its way!!!
Welcome to the Hotel Yfaliscari
This has been one of the most memorable holidays that me and my husband have ever had.I would suggest that you do hire a car, as the hotel is on a steep incline, a courtesty bus is available, but for the £70 for 5 days of car hire, we thought that a bargain.The food was excellent and plenty of it. The hotel staff very friendly and helpful, The setting to watch the evening sunset was breathtaking. Nothing to do for children, but we chosse this hotel for that reason, i did not want lots of screaming children spoiling my relaxation. All in all a very nice hotel, with everything we needed. Would definately visit this hotel again, and this is the first one i have said that about!!