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Absolutely lovely hotel with great service, very friendly. Nikolitsa was very helpful and friendly. All the stuff was super helpful. Good variety of food and good rooms. Amazing beach and lot of beach activities. Great for children. Very good spa treatments. Social distancing is everywhere so felt very secure.I am looking forward visiting this hotel again as soon as we are allowed to.
We spent the most amazing week here in September and would definitely recommend the hotel. The setting is beautiful and so relaxing. It is spotlessly clean and they make sure that everything is cleaned religiously given current restrictions. Apart from the fact the staff are wearing masks, you feel so relaxed it’s almost like you’re in a little bubble of luxury...after you pass the COVID test of course! Touching on the COVID issue...Ikos have got it sussed. You take a test on arrival and you know everyone else has too which is comforting and starts the relaxing process! There’s a WhatsApp option where you can send requests, bookings (restaurants and gym etc) and issues to guest relations. This is such a good idea and makes life so easy. The tables and sun beds are sanitised the minute you leave them and it’s obvious they’re cleaning public areas and toilets throughout the day. Only 4 people in the gym at any time and you have to book...everything works and you do feel comfortable here. Well done Ikos! Theres a good choice of restaurants - all are now a la carte - and the food is lovely. None of us had one meal that we didn’t enjoy. We would recommend booking some of the restaurants before you go though to make sure you get where you want and times you’d like. Snacks are also lovely. There’s a wide choice for vegetarians and a separate vegan menu and they’re also very aware of allergies. We did have a problem with our shower which maintenance tried to fix a few times - we then had problems intermittently. The hotel were very quick to respond and we can’t complain at all at how they tried to resolve it, but it was a little bit annoying having the bathroom flood a few times! Probably the best thing about this hotel is the staff - we couldn’t fault them at all. Nothing is too much trouble, they’re outstanding. They were all so friendly, polite and helpful without being intrusive. But special mentions must go out to Ionna (in Flavors restaurant), Manos (beach buddy round the pool), Evaggalia and Elefetaria (brought us cocktails and Provence rose all day!) and Klea and Betty (also brought us drinks round the pool all day!). Antonios (bar manager) and Tasos (all day bar) and Eleni (Provence restaurant) were also amazing. Ikos...you have some amazing staff. We’ve already booked our next trip!
Perfect Escape into Paradise
We were guests of Ikos Olivia mid October this year. We know Ikos Resorts from other vacations in Ikos Oceania and Ikos Aria and we were curious about the differences that awaited us due to the corona measures. We were very friendly welcomed at the hotel by Concierge Alex. The obligatory Covid19 test before check-in was quick and uncomplicated. After a negative test result the mask could be taken off and then we did not have to wear it in the resort anymore. Alex took over the check-in and guided us to our room (upgrade to a Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Private Pool Sea View). The suite was fantastic: very spacious with separate living area and the highlight, a (heated) private pool on the terrace. The room equipment as usual from Ikos very well thought out and of high quality. Alex and his colleague Ioli at the Deluxe Concierge-Desk were always very friendly and helpful when we had inquiries. I also really enjoyed the conversations with Alex, who has the talent of making you feel special. The cuisine was excellent in all restaurants. Due to the hygiene precautions, the food was also served as a menu in the actual buffet restaurant "Flavors", which was very convenient for us as non-buffet lovers. Compared to the non-pandemic situation, breakfast had to be reserved in addition to dinner - understandably, to meet the logistical challenges. The distance between the tables was always given with regard to hygiene regulations, so that one felt very safe and could enjoy the meal even more. The French restaurant "Provence" deserves a special mention: the team around restaurant manager Thekla harmonized perfectly so that the meal - no matter if it was breakfast, lunch or dinner - was always an experience. Thekla knows as Alex how to read wishes from the eyes of the guests and to make every dinner something unique. We deliberately chose Provence for the perfect end of our holiday on the last evening and were not disappointed. Many thanks for that. During the day we spent most of our time on the beach. There and at the pool, the loungers and cabanas were at a safe distance. The beverage service at the beach was excellent. Especially Nikoleta made sure that the cocktail „pipeline“ never ran dry. Her bar and beverage knowledge was really remarkable. The creations she recommended were all great –thus, the "Sweet Summer Night" is our new favourite. All in all, our 10-day stay was amazing. All the staff played their part in making you feel safe within the hygiene rules and yet for a few days you could forget all about the pandemic madness.
Amazing once again!
We had originally planned to go to IKOS Andalusia earlier this year but the resort did not open due to the impact of COVID. Fortunately we managed to rebook for IKOS Olivia, which was our third time there and was as good as always. COVID meant that we had a quick test on arrival and thereafter experienced a wonderful “COVID free week” with no masks (except for all the staff), no queuing and all meals were à la carte, ordered via restaurant apps and served to your table. Marvellous. Oh, and all the food excellent and the usual high standard. The staff are friendly, helpful and fully trained in the IKOS brand and ethos, of delivering a holiday experience of a lifetime. There are too many staff worthy of praise but specific mention must go to Liza, in charge of reception, who looked after us again from start to finish, Florin in the Ouzo restaurant and Nodas in the Provence restaurant. Tip - All breakfast and dinners have to be booked - try to do this before you go (use the IKOS app) or on arrival. Lunches are casual so no need to book. We have been six times to different IKOS resorts and every visit has been to the same incredible standard. In fact we have exhausted most of the available adjectives - amazing, incredible, stunning, extraordinary etc. - IKOS deserve every one!
We booked a very last minute trip away to Ikos Olivia. It was amazing from start to finish. All the effort that has gone into making the resort safe in the current time was brilliant. As everyone is Covid tested when you arrive at the hotel you feel more relaxed. All the restaurants have large outdoor areas. All the staff were the most obliging, friendly and helpful staff we have ever experienced in a hotel ( and we have been to many 4 and 5 star hotels around the world). The food was fantastic. My daughter is Coeliac and all the restaurants were amazing at catering for a fussy 9 year old! Our room was spacious and spotlessly clean. Amazing views of the sea. The staff around the pool frequently came past so you were never without a drink. The cocktails were delicious and flowing. The water sports staff were great too my children 9 and 12 loved the sofa and fly boarding. The variety of restaurants is brilliant. The Asian restaurant was my husbands favourite and the Italian was mine. They are doing a brilliant job with no buffets and all al a carte. My spa treatment was wonderful. The children had a great time playing football and playing in the pool. Katerina you and your team are doing an amazing job. We will definitely be back. Thanks again to you all and stay safe The Savidge family
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