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
It was all we were expecting and more...
Amazing follow up from the team in the hotel from the time of the booking, for small details in relation to our 2 year old son, even a call before the day of arrival to make sure they suggested the best way to get there.
The room we stayed in the Family Suite very spacious, well appointed with 2 bedrooms and amazing amenities upon arrival. Even a big coloring pad for our son. Amazing touch! Mr Spassos, the general manager, and his team are doing everything possible to make the stay an enjoyable and memorable. Definitely will be returning!
A very nice escape resort for the summer. Excellent service, very good a la cart restaurant (didn't try to buffet), very convenient access to a private and beautiful beach.
Therapists were very good also- highly recommended.
Plan your trip with a weather forecast because it becomes too windy or cold, there is nothing much else to do there or around.
Fantastic hotel, they seem to have thought of every little touch. Beautiful location, perfect for r&r. The staff are all brilliant and very helpful. Foods good and the nearby town quiet, but very friendly and easy going. I'd certainly come back.
This hotel (its architecture is really beautiful) is located in a lovely location in North Evia surrounded by lots of green and with a huge beach on the front. However since there is not much to explore nearby in the area, you are more or less restricted in staying inside the hotel facilities. This is definitely a hotel for families with children and NOT couples or active people who wish to explore an area! The pool area and its surrounding areas have not been properly allocated therefore they are always very busy with many children running around, playing and screaming all day long. Yes the hotel is making an effort by organising several children activities throughout the day but unfortunately this doesn't resolve the issue for couples who just want to relax and enjoy their day peacefully. Another low point for us was the food at the hotel, since it was extremely average...both the breakfast and the evening buffet were disappointing. The a-la-carte menu was better. Also the hotel staff working in the restaurants need a higher quality training as they tend to forget many things that we were ordering and they were too casual and relaxed towards the hotel guests. On the other hand the hotel rooms were nice and clean (although not all rooms have a full sea-view as described in the reservation!!!), and check-in & check-out was quick and easy!
This hotel is really lovely. The rooms are large and spacious, the pool is beautiful and the food and happy chef are great. Unfortunately, nothing surrounds the hotel so there is nothing else to do but lay by the pool or beach. We like to explore areas outside of a hotel, go to different restaurants or see the sights. There was nothing nearby.
We arrived at the hotel at 8pm then went straight to dinner in the lovely dining area. However we were really disappointed when we walked into a very busy, dimly lit area filled with kids crying, playing and running around the tables. As a couple it did little to contribute to a relaxing or even slightly romantic dinner.
If you are a family looking for a place to stay put with kids, then great but I would not recommend this place for active couples who want to experience the Greek culture.