Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort
What We Love
- Your choice of bungalows at a sea-view five-star, with breakfast and dinner includedThe sea or mountain views from your five-star bungalow
- The breakfast and dinner that are included, plus a massage and other perks on select dates
- The peaceful, private resort, within easy reach of cosmopolitan Athens and Glyfada
- The breathtaking views of the Temple of Poseidon at sunset
What To Know
- Family villas come with private plunge pools and small gardens
- The hotel has six on-site restaurants serving Greek, Asian-fusion, seafood and international cuisine
- Located on the coast about an hour south of Athens
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
You’ll be in Lavreotiki (Sounio) with a stay at Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort.
Make yourself at home in one of the 150 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your Tempur-Pedic bed comes with down comforters, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 6 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Firstly, we really enjoyed our stay here!
Yes, the rooms are a bit dated (especially, unfortunately, the bed, which was far too soft and the cover sheets were most annoying, because they were just too short to cover the mattress while you were tossing and turning at night, became lose and you ended up sleeping on the bare mattress, which was not a nice thing since there were a couple of spots - at least in bungalow #306), but despite not sleeping too well, I give 4 stars for the sheer beauty of the area, the immaculate landscaping, the food and the really friendly staff. And that’s a first for me, because usually, my reviews depend a lot on the quality of my sleep...
We had half board included and we loved the morning and evening buffets. In previous reviews there was criticism that the foods do not include pricey stuff and indeed if you’re waiting for things like lobster and beef fillets, you’ll be disappointed. But the food that they put on the buffet is well done, tender and tasty and they offer a huge variety, I’ve never seen so many breakfast choices before and many of the small details were so cute (the pomegranate seeds on the fruit salad for example, the choices of fresh fruit juices/smoothies, the pastries) that I didn’t miss a single prawn (although I’m quite fond of them...).
The staff was very friendly as well, spoke good English and German and was very attentive.
I’d try to book another room category next time (maybe a french double bed doesn’t have the sheet problems?!), but I’d totally stay here again.
The pluses are that this is a well appointed hotel, good facilities especially the spa area, nice beach and a very good range of foods. The major negative is that there are smokers everywhere many of which have absolutely no consideration for other people. Whilst our room with private pool was very nice our neighbours appeared to be chain smokers who aggressively declined my request to consider our kids before they lit up. There was no option to move rooms despite asking a couple of times. Also whilst service in the common areas was generally very good, room service is mixed, some days things got cleaned and coffee etc machines restocked and not so on others.
We stayed for a week and found the hotel to be excellent. Great food and beautiful surroundings and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. My wife injured her foot accidentally and the General Manager, Mr Minadakis, was unbelievably kind- even sending a member of his staff to the local hospital with us- and moved us into a room nearer the main building to make it easier for her to use the facilities. Exceptional service and we wouldn’t hesitate to return when the opportunity arises. Thanks to everyone, and a special mention to Artemis.