I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON THE HOTEL!!!!!!! My partner and i have just returned from Caretta beach hotel and can't wait to go back. This was our first trip to greece havin taken holidays in spain and balearics. We always opt for 4 star rating. I can honestly say this hotel is one of the best we have stayed at and can't wait to go back. The changes they have done for this summer season are brilliant, the addition of the new on site water park is fantastic. I can't fault the rooms, or the friendliness of all the staff. the food and snacks are great always something even for the fussiest of eaters. The amazing choice of all inclusive drinks were endless and this does include cocktails which is not stated in the brouchure. All round this is a great hotel complex for all age ranges and it certainly didn't disappoint. We didn't see any dogs on site, never heard any cockrel either!!!!!! A visit to artemis restaurant just opposite hotel is a must!!!! Lastly when reading any reviews on caretta beach, please disregard any from before 2011 as alot of changes and vast improvements have been made.
Date 12/08/11 ( currently on Holiday ) Price 2100 pounds
Booked holiday with Thonas Cook at Hotel Carrtta Beach , all inclusive ! however has been holiday from hell, food is bland with no variation in menu Greek/ Italian kids get chips/beans Sausage. Greek Salad served 3 times a day . All inclusive diminishes at 1030pm with restriction to 2 drinks per order, plastics glasses , lack of Snacks, Lack of life guards, waterpark is not what it supposed to be in brochure?
The hotel Manager is and does not wish to accomodate request from myself to meet with him over issues.
Was allocated small room on arrival not as requested or stated at time of booking. Air Conditioning not very effective, charged 15 euros for week. Entertaiment is lacking , though Bingo every night( if you like )
Will update on return to Uk (soon)
This hotel is great for familes, it is absolutely huge, but it is also not too bad for couples! My husband and I went in May this year, and we were in the a block away from all the madness! We had a small pool and the area was very quiet! I would definitely stay there again.
I would also recommend the Red Tail Cocktail bar just round the corner from the hotel , the owner Sakis was very friendly and we popped in most nights!
Just got back from holiday in Kalamaki at Caretta Beach. It was absolutely fantastic, all the staff were very friendly and helpful and I must say we had a good laugh with the bar staff!!The complex is beautiful and I couldn't fault any of the facilities or staff!I would recommend Caretta beach to anyone!I wish I was still there!!Also if you stay here, go to the greek night-was such good fun and great value!
It is soo lovely here. At first we was unsure, but you get used to basic living if self catering. The pools was great, with hardly any children, which is great for 7 18 year olds to sun bathe. The bars are good and lively when you are about to start your night out. It is easy to get a taxi to lagnas and we fitted 7 of us in one taxi for 10 euro but normally its 7 euro to the strip. A 2 minute walk to kalamaki main strip with loads of food and bars. You have to learn to say no, when they try and get you to come in. Caretta Beach is really good and especially on 2 for 1 cocktails. Definately go here!!!!!!!!!
we were there 6-20 june 09.had a great time, food was good ,everywhere was spotless,staff were friendly,my two boys 9 and 10 had brill time .
Hey, We had a grate time spending time with you and your staff. I have got to say its the best place i have ever being to... I am so sad we had to go But we will be back to visit again and i have already decided im going to live there when im 18! There was one of your waitering staff that took very good care of me on my holiday and i will be back to visit him!!! Thankyou for having us at the hotel its being grate spending a week with you and like i said we will be back to visit you again.
Hi all at Caretta Beach, just got back today from a weeks holiday and we have to say we had a great time there, loved sitting out for the happy hour in the sun. Also my husband and myself were probably one of the last people to leave the bar. Left the family at home this time so enjoyed the rest, we are the Irish couple. We would like to thank you all for a great holiday, I am the one who wanted the music on all the time when sitting outside. Good luck to all D J Ginge, George who supplied us with a LOT of shots and a lot of hangovers lol. Hope to see you all again, all the bar staff, Thomas and everybody there that made us feel welcome. Thanks again
Hi, we've booked for two weeks in August. Is it any good for children, one 4 one 2? And is there any entertainment or kids discos etc in the evening? Been to Zante many years but not Kalamaki, it is a beautiful island from what I remember. Would anyone recommend any trips with the kids? Thank you
stayed here i few years back, i really like it.
booked a last minute holiday in may with my wife and we were lucky enough to end up at the caretta.everything was spot on and have booked to go next year for 2 weeks this time with our 2 children.
Absolutely fabulous holiday once again. If you are going to Kalamaki, there is only one place to stay and that is here. Stayed for two weeks this September, in the midst of the XL Air fiasco and Marina and all the hotel staff were first class.
What a great hotel/apartments and fantastic staff, returned on Sunday 21 Sept and I would just like to thank Thomas Moffat the way he handled the XL fiasco, when the proverbial hit the fan, this guy got everyone together and told us in no uncertain terms that no one would be evicted from their rooms, and wouldn't have to pay anything extra (even though kosmar already owed them thousands of euros!) if flights were not available, the people involved were told to get a taxi back from the airport and the hotel would put them up until a flight was available for them, he even took some people in, that had been thrown out of their hotel in nearby Laganas. He told the rest of the people who were flying out the next Sunday, to relax and enjoy ourselves as something would be sorted by then. Anyone who is thinking of visiting Kalamaki there is only one place to stay. Caretta! thanks once again Thomas, Marina and all your excellent staff.
Returned from Caretta last week, Great stay as normal, staff are like friends.
Just came back after a weeks stay and had a lovely time The staff were all lovely and so friendly with our little boy, the food at the bar was nice and priced well, the rooms were lovely and clean and we would defintley stay there again
Just came back yesterday - Fantastic yet again! This was my 3rd time here, everyone is so friendly and helpful, it really feels likes home away from home! I'd recommend it to everyone, really. It's so clean also, the cleaner do a brilliant job.
Thanks again for the enjoyable time!!
i would definately say caretta beach it has more for kids to do and the peace and quiet if you dont want it.youll love it!