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Old 09-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Porto Elounda DeLuxe Resort, greece

What are your thoughts on this hotel?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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It's a nice, comfortable hotel. Some had issues with the air conditioning on the first night but was taken care of the next night. It's a walk away from the beach. The bathroom is spacious and the balcony view is great. You have to stay in the lobby if you need wifi and it's a cab ride away from downtown, if you want to try a local restaurant or do some shopping. What are your concerns about the hotel?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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This is a great hotel. Because it is 5 stars, you need reservations for most of the restaurants on the property and meal prices are high. We had one meal on our own while at Porto with ABD. Most people opted to eat at the resort instead of going into town. The buffet was 50 euros per adult and 33 euros for kids. I went to one of the restaurants and had pizza which was about 14 euros. As the PP said, you can go into town to eat and we were given several dining suggestions. We were told the cab ride would be about 10 euros each way.

The spa here(Six Senses Spa) is one of the top seven in the world. If you're going on the ABD Greek trip, you will have the option to book a spa treatment at your own expense. Several people did and I know mine was worth every penny.
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We were told the cab ride would be about 10 euros each way.
So did you pay 10 euros each way??
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No. I opted to eat at Porto and save the 20 euros.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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mixed reviews on line. mostly good ones though. some of the bad ones say the hotel is a little dated.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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mixed reviews on line. mostly good ones though. some of the bad ones say the hotel is a little dated.
I didn't find the resort dated at all. There are 3 or 4 resorts at Porto Elounda so you would need to know which resort they actually stayed at. The european hotels I have stayed at have all been contemporary and minimalist in design so the hotels aren't furnished the same way US ones are. The pictures on the Porto Elounda website are indicative of how the resort really looks. The bathroom is definitely updated with marble everywhere!

The main complaint that I saw online(tripadvisor) was about the price. People have to realize that it's a 5 star hotel and the restaurant & room pricing reflects it. ABD would not have approved the hotel if it was not up to Disney standards.
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