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Amazing Resort for Relaxation!
Avaton Luxury Hotel - Relais & Chateaux is an amazing resort combining perfect accommodation for relaxation at one of the best beaches of Halkidiki. The food menus, to the Relais & Chateaux standards, tastes great and is offered in ample quantities. Above all, I would like to praise all the staff for their great service, politeness and their smiling faces!!! Congratulations to all of the Avaton team!
Loved this hotel
Our first trip abroad since the beginning of the pandemic and we were so happy with our choice of hotel. All dining is alfresco and the only time we were inside was in our apartment so no masks necessary and felt so safe from Covid-19. The staff were lovely, friendly and efficient the food was superb. We had one issue where we were locked out of our room due to a faulty lock but this was resolved speedily with all necessary people engaged to resolve the problem and we were given a complimentary massage to make up for the inconvenience to us. The beach location was perfect for us. It is remote from any external amenities so if you want to be out and about off site you need to hire a car.
Before you book this hotel, do ask yourself what your expectations are from a holiday. We found our experience quite frustrating for the money we had paid. For €730 a night , we got a very bad deal. The hotel does not have a common pool, or even a lobby. The so called private pools are mere plunge pools and nothing else. There is only one restaurant and the food is nice but we got half board and eating at the same restaurant for 7 nights got a bit boring. The rooms have very low ceilings and I banged my head into the ceiling twice and I am not even tall. For €730 a night, they didn’t even offer free water bottles or tea/coffee in the room. However, on bringing this up to the staff, they started providing that. I just wish we had done more research as, for far less than that we could have found a full board 5* vacation that would have been far more fulfilling. The hotel provides very basic facilities e.g. there is no turn down service in the evenings. I think we went with quite high expectations, it being a Raleigh and Chateau resort and happily paid that money because of the name, but sadly, it didn’t come up to our expectations.
A place for tranquility
The resort is nicely set on a slope facing the sea. It consists of rows of townhouses. We had a two bedroom suite facing the ocean. Very nice and spacious. Ours even had cooking facilities. Perfect kept nice and clean. The beach is less than 100 metres away and is beautiful. On a calm day it was like swimming in a giant infinity pool. Breakfast was taken either in the room (no extra charge for room service) on a terrace overlooking the sea. A tip is to have breakfast included as it was very good and there is no option within walking distance. The only thing we missed was a gym (one tend to eat to much when on vacation) and a locker room if you want to change after a day on the beach after check.out. The staff was very helpful and generous. We did not find the restaurang up to the rest of the resorts standard, but within 20 min drive there are a number of very good options.
Excellent service, outstanding dinner
We have spent only 4 days in this beautiful structure but it was just enough to appreciate the level of the service provided. I would rate it 9 out of 10! Outstanding dinner and breakfast at all times (the chef puts clearly the hotel on the culinary map), professional and friendly staff (special thanks to Yiannis at dinner who was always there with a smile and something interesting to talk about), very good beach facilities, quick beach service and beautiful clear sea. Room size was ok, a bit larger would be preferable though considering its price. The only serious drawback was the COVID-19 measures. They were not as strict as they should be in order to feel absolutely safe. Protective masks were not worn outdoors by the staff at all times as the regulation mandates and as I have witnessed in other hotels in Greece. However due to the high standard of professionalism of the front desk, after my complaints everybody was extremely careful and respectful towards us and used them properly. To sum up Avaton is a place worth visiting! It’s staff makes this place unique!!!! We thank you all!!!!
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