Thalatta Seaside Hotel
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, a welcome drink, access to the gym and activities like Pilates and yoga
- All apartment-style suites feature spacious sitting areas and balconies with sea views
- Heaps of child-friendly activities including puppet shows and kids yoga; babysitting services are available
- Barefoot dining at the beachfront meze restaurant
- The hotel can arrange traditional Greek cooking lessons
What To Know
- Relax with a good book from the well-stocked beach library; children’s books are available too
- Stunning but remote location; it's a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Athens or an hour from the Volos domestic airport
- Free WiFi and movies from the DVD library
- The wellness team offers guided kayak and mountain-biking excursions
- The hotel has a boat which can be chartered for trips to nearby islands
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In a remote corner of mainland Greece, between pine forests and the sparkling Aegean, the Thalatta Seaside Hotel is a sleek family-friendly boutique beach property. The main aim here is to switch down a few gears; it may be a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Athens, but once you arrive you don’t need to leave. Stretch out by the pool or lounge under a parasol on the long pebble beach, rent a transparent kayak to paddle over the turquoise waves, or lose yourself in a book from the beach library. Children are made more than welcome with clubs, activities, puppet shows and horseback riding, and they get nutritional kid-friendly food. Parents can take time out with the babysitting service to sample the cocktail gems created by the hotel’s mixologist, indulge in a treatment at the spa, enjoy an intimate dinner on the beach, or tap into the slow food philosophy at Baxe, located on the upper level deck next to an open-air fireplace. All rooms offer sea views from sizable balconies, and the apartment-style layout encompasses a sitting area and a mini-fridge. The calming color scheme complements the Aegean and the surrounding forest, with pale wooden furniture set against pops of the same greens and turquoises you’ll see from your balcony.
In the Area
You could spend all your time soaking up the Greek sunshine and bathing in the blue water, but if you want to explore further, there’s plenty to do in the area. For hikers there are easy trails and more challenging treks through forests, ravines and clear water streams. A favorite is a hike to the Drimonas Waterfalls for a natural shower under the cascade (the hotel can have a picnic waiting for you there). Take a trip to one of the ancient nearby villages, such as Agia Anna or Gouvies, or cool down on a chartered yacht or rent a transparent kayak for a guided tour of a nearby island.
How to Get There
We spent 5 days at this beautiful hotel. Overall, we had a super time. The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms and common areas are clean, modern and comfortable. 5 stars for the kids club!!! We were 2 families with 5 kids between us and all the children loved being at the club. The caregivers were amazing, creative and energetic and the children didn’t want to leave! It was the first time since having children that we were able to really close our eyes at the pool or read a book on the beach. The staff at the hotel were always polite and friendly to us. The food was good but not amazing and we didn’t love our meal at the gourmet restaurant but it was still enjoyable. My only constructive feedback for Thalatta is that their staff needs more training. Service was slow and there was a lot of bickering among the waiters which gave a negative feel. It seemed the waiters had no idea who was responsible for what. The maitre in charge of the gourmet restaurant “Alati” spoke in such a condescending manner to the poor waitress who seemed to be trying her best. It made us all uncomfortable to hear him yelling at her and making her feel so bad, unprofessional for sure! For a 4 star facility, their staff should be better trained. Still, they were all super nice and friendly to the guests and kids so that made up for the lack of training to a large degree. Overall, a wonderful time. Thanks Thalatta!
We visited the hotel around mid July, we are a small family with an 8 year old daughter. The first impression of the hotel was good, with modern and clean areas. The staff was very polite, assisting and caring (we have even been called by the hotel reception one day before our arrival to guide on how to reach the hotel and if we need anything in particular). So far so good.
The hotel, being a family hotel, which i hadn’t realized until that moment, was extremely noisy. Too many couples with infants crying/screaming. I mean toon many. The first two nights we slept with open balcony doors and we ended up waking up at 6:30 in the morning in the morning because the family in the rooms next to us (perhaps they were also sleeping with open windows). had their infants crying. We could only find piece in our room with closed doors and a/c on. I complained to the reception about the situation they changed our room but the situation was the same in the new room. Didn’t bother to complain again.
That’s was the most annoying thing for us.
One would expect that you could get some sleep during holidays.
Other than that the service at the restaurants/bars was very good but slow. Especially the bar - we ordered cocktails in two occasions, it took more than 25 minutes to get them.
One last note, drinks are served with no side snack (no chips. pop corn or sliced carrot) !!!!!!!
WiFi was exceptional all over the hotel, even at the beach.
All in all, the setting is wonderful and the hotel is clean and modern. If you are traveling with children this hotel may be
a good option but If you are looking for some quite time to relax then its not the best choice ( at least not this time of year)
The hotel looks as fabulous as on the pictures on the website. In particular the public areas are top notch. The rooms themselfes have some marks of time. We had room 221 which is directly behind the lobby and baxe restaurant, and music ist heard until around midnight when the balcony door ist open, when closed its quiet.
We found the beach much nicer than others posted. While its mostly pebble on the beach, inside the water its pure sand. So its good for playing in the water. We had no waves and the water was quite warm even at the end of September.
However, the experience with the advertised sailing day trip to Skopelos was disappointing. We booked in April and informed the hotel at the same time that we want to do the trip. They said OK, but reservations can only be made some weeks before the trip. So we informed them again in July about our interest. This time they just said it is not possible. Reminding them of our earlier conversation, they just sent us a website of a tour operator quite distant from the hotel that only offered very touristic trips on huge ships. So no Skopelos for us.
And while its not the hotels fault, one should be advised that this beach (hotel beach and town beach) has the heaviest wasps population we ever experienced. We are not nervous of wasps or bees and stay calm when they are around. However, my spouse got two wasp stings while no food was around. So if you are allergic, better ask the hotel whether our experience was a seasonal exception before booking.
This beautiful hotel is located in the beach of the well-known village of Agia Anna in Evia one hour driving from the town of Chalkida.
Builded in the side of a tropical green next to the biggest organized Camping of Evia perfect choice to relax.
Friendly & helpful Staff,
Worth to visit even for a short stay,
Athens Airport or Athens City not more than two hours.
Lovely family run hotel. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners or staff. Everything we needed was supplied. The location was spectacular. Fabulous views, great ambience. Loved the rooms with fantastic views overlooking the sea.Food was OK but not exceptional.
The staffs were very friendly and approachable
We cannot thank Dimitra from the reception she was absolutely profesional and helpful .
If I was to come back to Evia, I would definitely stay at Thalatta Hotel again!