The hotel is brand new, modern and perfectly clean.
Great pillows, matress etc. Beautiful bathroom.
Staff were very friendly, welcoming and discrete and responded swiftly to any requests. We have travelled a lot around the world, and I must say we were treated much better at the Horizon Blu than at other 5 star hotels elsewhere.
Let me just clarify that we stayed at this hotel in December, which is off season.
Overall, we spent a nice few days here, and would definitely love to come back.
If you are driving into town from the airport or Athens, follow the sign that says "beach", not the sign that says "center".
I stayed two times in Pharae Palace for only one night the first time and two the second time. Both were pleasant stays. This is an upscale hotel. The location looks over the waterfront. Sometimes there are motorcycles zooming up and down the street, to show off, and are very loud if you are sitting outside or have the door open. It was over quickly and it was not a problem for sleeping when the door was closed.
The staff was formal, but nice and helpful.
The parking along the street is not so great, but I found out on the second trip that there is a parking garage and they will give you a special opener to park in there.
The wifi in my rooms was great.
There is a nice bar up on the roof and you can sit outside as well. It is really beautiful up there. The breakfast buffet on the roof is magnificent!
To get to the "old" town, you will need to take a bus or taxi or else it is a long walk.
Traveller from Dallas, Texas
The Pharae Palace Hotel is located right on Kalamata's fantastic beach front, giving guests at this 4 star Kalamata hotel a …More
We visited this hotel out of season. It was quiet but the view from the balconies is superb. All rooms have a sea view, loking across Messinian Bay towards Kalamata and the mountains. Hotel a bit noisy with school parties. Coffee in room would be nice.
Ken from Coventry UK
Modern beachfront hotel with views of the mountains, sited on the Messinian Gulf, five kilometres from the town centre. The …More
We stayed only one night---I wish it had been longer. The hotel is located across the street from a beach with calm, warm, clear water. The hotel provides lounge chairs and umbrellas (a must-have given the strong Grecian sun). The hotel has a restaurant but any restaurants are within walking distance.
A from Boston
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Booked this hotel according to the Tripadvisor's info. Absolutely wonderful place. Personnel, room, even bedclothes! New and clean.
We arrived late, but receptionist was on duty and gave us 2 room apartment (we booked just twin beds). So, 2 rooms with 2 balconies and possibility to arrange drought.
The see view was just splendid! Pool is not big, but 3-4 people can feel comfortably swimming there (also pool for children adjoin).
The breakfast was standard, but good quality. Nothing super, but everything to be sated.
Huge parking lot (complimentary). Decent free Wi-Fi (though had broken next morning :))
All in all - highly recommended if you have a car.
Pleasant hotel with lovely pool, but really wedding venue with rooms. It did have an accessible bathroom which was very good and the staff worked very hard to make our stay comfortable.
Sadly the breakfast buffet was mediocre the food at dinner was good, but lonely. The selection of Greek wines was good.
It was very useful as a stopover in Kalamata.
"Immaculate and stylish hotel away from the crowds"
Tip: This hotel is for those who are looking for a quality experience but don't have to be in the hubbub of Kalamata.
Our experience was remarkable as we just lucked into the hotel and found the hosts incredibly hospitable, eager to please and the hotel facilities amazing.
Their pool is one of the best we have seen in Greece and the stylish decor and furnishings are terrific, especially when the price of the hotel is factored into the equation. Breakfast was truly astonishing as well.
This is a FIVE!
We were looking for a relaxing holiday. I spent 5 days with my wife and 2 years old daughter and we all had a great time. We enjoyed the swimming pools and the beach (thought no sand castles as it's just pebbles). There's a shallow swimming pool for small children and the beach is calm, without waves almost and just 20 steps from the swimming pool.
The breakfasts are fantastic, full of options to choose from.
The staff was very friendly.
There was free WiFi in the lobby though not very good reception in my room. But having WiFi in the swimming pool and beach was cool.
Pablo from London, UK
A luxury, modern, villa-style hotel with its own private 300-metre Blue Flag beach, located two kilometres from the centre of …More
George and his wife and staff were excellent.They looked after us in every possible way. Nothing at all was too much trouble . We had a great stay at the VIP and would recomend it to anyone. The small restraunt across the road did very good food and we used the small beach in front as are very own private place and served drinks and food when ever we needed anything . Kalamata is a few miles down the road about 15 euros. But a hire car would be a good investment for your stay.
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