So, my wife and me were looking for a nice and affordable place in order to spend abt 3-4 nights together with our three(3) children, aged 2, 5 & 7 years old.
Over the years we have been very satisfied witht he Grecotel Hotels, so we decided to get a better look at this hotel, located just at the edge of Kalamata city in Mesinia. Very near Athens, only a couple of hrs by car in comfortable roads.
We managed to find a good deal during the end of July 2021 (25-29/7), and booked the room arnd 5 days before (we were lucky it was not fully booked).
For a family such as ours, the hotel offers as a first choice the family room, which comprises of a small hall, a big bathroom and an average sized bedroom, with a double bed, bunk beds for the 2 older children and a small park-bed for the 3rd.
Suggest you pick a room situated at the ground floor, and not higher, since you have direct access to the garden / pool / etc.
The pool is average-large sized, and the hotel offers you towels and sunbeds. Same for the beach which is literally 20 meters away from the pool. Like my wife said, it is like going to a lux camping place.
Hotel offers nice breakfast buffet, lunch buffet for children only, and dinner buffet for all, if you choose the semi-inclusive packet. In general, the food is delicious and offers a wide variety of flavors (foods and sweets).
In general, it is a relaxing experience, and i recomend it especially when going for vacation with children (has some child activities organized during noon time, when the adults can nap while their kids are cared for).
For couples only, my personal opinion is that you would get a little annoyed if you happen to book dates and hotel is full with families gaving children, as it is not always quiet and relaxing at the pool etc...
Many thanks for a wonderful stay at Kalamata, and looking forward to coming backa gain sometime.