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Barceló Hydra Beach Resort

Thermisia-Plepi   21051 Ermioni, Argolida ,   Greece  


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205 km Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

174 km Port of Piraeus

10 km Port of Hermione

253 km Port of Patras

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Barceló Hydra Beach Resort

4.5/5 Round Indicators
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    petrellisk Attica, Greece. 05/23/2018 Family

    “Great break out close to Athens.”

    It is a great place for a break out. There is a variety of food, the rooms are clean and spacy and the whole facility is well organized and very clean. The rooms are close to the beach and everything is included in the initial price with no hidden costs.

    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
     Dear Mr. Petrellis, We would like to thank you for share such a fantastic review with the Tripadvisor community your recent experience with us at our hotel. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay highlighting the food variety of our mediterranean restaurants, the comfort of our rooms and our privileged location by the beach. Once again, we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you soon at Barceló Hydra Beach Resort. Best Regards, Guest Experience Team

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    nrenven Athens, Greece. 05/19/2018 Family

    “Classic resort, newly presented”

    This is a classic 5 star bungalows resort ideally situated by the sea. There is a long sandy beach in the property where you can find comfortable sun beds and umbrellas for free, while staying at the hotel. Rooms are part of bungalows (some of them quite big, with 5-10 rooms each) which are spread in a large area of excellent maintained gardens. Although this is a quite old resort, rooms as well as every other facility, are fully renovated. There is a small fridge and a flat TV 32’ in the room. There is also a balcony with either garden or sea view, depending of the location of the bungalow. There is an “all inclusive” package someone can get but be careful (!!!!) as it is not quite “all” inclusive. For example you can have specific unbranded drinks in the package, only during specific hours of the day. During those hours you can get branded drinks at the half of their normal price. Only hot type of coffees are included in the package while you have to pay (prices are low indeed) for cold ones. Dinners, lunches and the American buffet breakfast are offering a wide range of options, though some of them of basic quality. The route to reach the hotel is rather difficult (in total 2,5 hours from Athens) as it concerns the last 1,5 hour from Korinthos to the hotel (approx. 85km). Finally, there is a service of free parking offered for those visiting the hotel.
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    blugosi Glyfada. 05/13/2018 Family

    “Inconsistent between different rooms and services”

    We stayed at the Barcelo for a long weekend with a group of friends on an all inclusive basis and this review is based on accommodation in a simple room. The drive from Athens to Barcelo is around 3 hours. Half of the drive offers a beautiful scenery, but a very winding road. Most of the time you are driving on two lane road with solid white lines, so if there is a slow bus or heavy truck in front of you , overtaking is tricky at best. Moreover, if your passengers (kids maybe?) are prone to get carsick , they probably will! The hotel is located in a very nice area, the parking lot is fairly large and the grounds are very well taken care of. The beach and swimming pool are also very nice, nice sunbeds and umbrellas but we were told that the sunbeds closer to the beach are charged extra during the busiest months. Our room was on the far end of the hotel grounds, about 8 minutes walk to the restaurant if you have young kids. The room was clean, but somehow outdated. The TV was working fine, Wifi was slow but reliable. The aircon was loud. There were no mosquito screens on the windows so we could not leave the windows open. The bathroom was OK, some rust and mold around the corners definitely do not belong to a 5 star hotel. There were no racks or hinges to hang towels in the bathroom so we had to improvise. The main restaurant is quite nice, breakfast was very good but lunch / dinner were just OK. No gourmet eating as some other reviewers suggested. As a matter of fact, some of the plates on offer were quite bad, but for a few days we could find something to eat every time. Service was very good, staff was polite, friendly and helpful. Now, I am giving them 3 stars because of the average food and the room. I understand that we stayed at the cheapest rooms due to the travel agent arrangements, but the Barcelo is asking for almost 400 Euros a night for a family of 4 (kids aged between 6-10 yo) in July. If it was cheaper, maybe I would give them 4 stars.

    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
     Dear Guest, We are sincerely grateful for the time you spent to share your comments on your recent stay in Barceló Hydra Beach Resort, your detailed review will certainly assist in order to keep on improving the quality of our services for our valued guests. We have taken good note of your remarks related to the room and the food and we lament reading that we weren't able to meet your culinary wishes, please rest assured that your comments will be shared with our Chefs to enhance our future guests' dining experiences. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Yours sincerely, Barceló Hydra Beach Team

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    PhantomTraveler79 Dubai. 05/12/2018 Family

    “Loved it....Would Definitely Go Back”

    My family and I just returned from a lovely trip to Barcelo Hydra. The views and beaches are breathtaking, the water is crystal clear, and the level of service is to a very high standard that you typically do not find in Greece. The saltwater pool is huge and the spa facilities and treatments are world class. We went to the spa on multiple occasions, the therapists there could hold their own with the best of those in Dubai. The indoor pool was also fantastic during a couple rainy days. The food ranged from average to very good, the selection was great and the pasta bar was always excellent. The house wine and draft beers were also very good, premium beverages were very reasonably priced. Incredible landscaping, nicely sized bungalows. You are only 8 KM from the port of Metochi, from which you can travel by bot (25 mins) or water taxi (10 mins) to Hydra, which is magical. What a beautiful trip. For the management, I recommend just a few *minor* areas of improvement: - The gym hours are 10:00 - 19:00. This is ridiculous, please open the gym at 06:00 AM, there do not have to be attendants there. Many gyms around the world allow you to access their gym 24 hours a day with a room key. - There should be a discount for double shots of liquor, this is also common practice. - Please make the non-free alcohol hours at the club more clearly visible - or better yet, eliminate them completely. I found this strange. - The rooms were comfortable, but Spartan. Some nice interior decorations would have been great, along with a wider selection of television channels. We would definitely go back and we will. Excellent value for money, wonderful experience, a true gem of a property.

    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
     Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló Hydra Beach Resort. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience.  We also would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know your suggestions regarding the gym, the rooms and about beverages. For us these are really important as it helps us improving the service we offer to all our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Kindest regards, Barceló Hydra Beach Team

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    tatjanakanasa 05/07/2018 Business

    “best trip”

    very nice hotel, there is everything what is needed for vacation. recommend to visit the hotel and enjoy the Greece summer. Service is perfect, always trying to help. Very tasty food and the best all inclusive

    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
     Dear Guest, Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay among us. We appreciate your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team members, we will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. We also greatly appreciate your comments on the quality of our food because our talented team of Chefs strive to ensure a wide variety of both local and international delicacies for each service to please all palates, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we were able to conquer yours. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to see you again soon! Yours sincerely, Barceló Hydra Beach Team

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    • may 23 2018
    • Attica, Greece
    • Family

    petrellisk

    “Great break out close to Athens.”


    It is a great place for a break out. There is a variety of food, the rooms are clean and spacy and the whole facility is well organized and very clean. The rooms are close to the beach and everything is included in the initial price with no hidden costs.


    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
    Dear Mr. Petrellis, We would like to thank you for share such a fantastic review with the Tripadvisor community your recent experience with us at our hotel. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay highlighting the food variety of our mediterranean restaurants, the comfort of our rooms and our privileged location by the beach. Once again, we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you soon at Barceló Hydra Beach Resort. Best Regards, Guest Experience Team

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    • may 19 2018
    • Athens, Greece
    • Family

    nrenven

    “Classic resort, newly presented”


    This is a classic 5 star bungalows resort ideally situated by the sea. There is a long sandy beach in the property where you can find comfortable sun beds and umbrellas for free, while staying at the hotel. Rooms are part of bungalows (some of them quite big, with 5-10 rooms each) which are spread in a large area of excellent maintained gardens. Although this is a quite old resort, rooms as well as every other facility, are fully renovated. There is a small fridge and a flat TV 32’ in the room. There is also a balcony with either garden or sea view, depending of the location of the bungalow. There is an “all inclusive” package someone can get but be careful (!!!!) as it is not quite “all” inclusive. For example you can have specific unbranded drinks in the package, only during specific hours of the day. During those hours you can get branded drinks at the half of their normal price. Only hot type of coffees are included in the package while you have to pay (prices are low indeed) for cold ones. Dinners, lunches and the American buffet breakfast are offering a wide range of options, though some of them of basic quality. The route to reach the hotel is rather difficult (in total 2,5 hours from Athens) as it concerns the last 1,5 hour from Korinthos to the hotel (approx. 85km). Finally, there is a service of free parking offered for those visiting the hotel.


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    • may 13 2018
    • Glyfada
    • Family

    blugosi

    “Inconsistent between different rooms and services”


    We stayed at the Barcelo for a long weekend with a group of friends on an all inclusive basis and this review is based on accommodation in a simple room. The drive from Athens to Barcelo is around 3 hours. Half of the drive offers a beautiful scenery, but a very winding road. Most of the time you are driving on two lane road with solid white lines, so if there is a slow bus or heavy truck in front of you , overtaking is tricky at best. Moreover, if your passengers (kids maybe?) are prone to get carsick , they probably will! The hotel is located in a very nice area, the parking lot is fairly large and the grounds are very well taken care of. The beach and swimming pool are also very nice, nice sunbeds and umbrellas but we were told that the sunbeds closer to the beach are charged extra during the busiest months. Our room was on the far end of the hotel grounds, about 8 minutes walk to the restaurant if you have young kids. The room was clean, but somehow outdated. The TV was working fine, Wifi was slow but reliable. The aircon was loud. There were no mosquito screens on the windows so we could not leave the windows open. The bathroom was OK, some rust and mold around the corners definitely do not belong to a 5 star hotel. There were no racks or hinges to hang towels in the bathroom so we had to improvise. The main restaurant is quite nice, breakfast was very good but lunch / dinner were just OK. No gourmet eating as some other reviewers suggested. As a matter of fact, some of the plates on offer were quite bad, but for a few days we could find something to eat every time. Service was very good, staff was polite, friendly and helpful. Now, I am giving them 3 stars because of the average food and the room. I understand that we stayed at the cheapest rooms due to the travel agent arrangements, but the Barcelo is asking for almost 400 Euros a night for a family of 4 (kids aged between 6-10 yo) in July. If it was cheaper, maybe I would give them 4 stars.


    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
    Dear Guest, We are sincerely grateful for the time you spent to share your comments on your recent stay in Barceló Hydra Beach Resort, your detailed review will certainly assist in order to keep on improving the quality of our services for our valued guests. We have taken good note of your remarks related to the room and the food and we lament reading that we weren't able to meet your culinary wishes, please rest assured that your comments will be shared with our Chefs to enhance our future guests' dining experiences. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Yours sincerely, Barceló Hydra Beach Team

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    • may 12 2018
    • Dubai
    • Family

    PhantomTraveler79

    “Loved it....Would Definitely Go Back”


    My family and I just returned from a lovely trip to Barcelo Hydra. The views and beaches are breathtaking, the water is crystal clear, and the level of service is to a very high standard that you typically do not find in Greece. The saltwater pool is huge and the spa facilities and treatments are world class. We went to the spa on multiple occasions, the therapists there could hold their own with the best of those in Dubai. The indoor pool was also fantastic during a couple rainy days. The food ranged from average to very good, the selection was great and the pasta bar was always excellent. The house wine and draft beers were also very good, premium beverages were very reasonably priced. Incredible landscaping, nicely sized bungalows. You are only 8 KM from the port of Metochi, from which you can travel by bot (25 mins) or water taxi (10 mins) to Hydra, which is magical. What a beautiful trip. For the management, I recommend just a few *minor* areas of improvement: - The gym hours are 10:00 - 19:00. This is ridiculous, please open the gym at 06:00 AM, there do not have to be attendants there. Many gyms around the world allow you to access their gym 24 hours a day with a room key. - There should be a discount for double shots of liquor, this is also common practice. - Please make the non-free alcohol hours at the club more clearly visible - or better yet, eliminate them completely. I found this strange. - The rooms were comfortable, but Spartan. Some nice interior decorations would have been great, along with a wider selection of television channels. We would definitely go back and we will. Excellent value for money, wonderful experience, a true gem of a property.


    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló Hydra Beach Resort. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience.  We also would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know your suggestions regarding the gym, the rooms and about beverages. For us these are really important as it helps us improving the service we offer to all our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Kindest regards, Barceló Hydra Beach Team

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    • may 7 2018
    • Business

    tatjanakanasa

    “best trip”


    very nice hotel, there is everything what is needed for vacation. recommend to visit the hotel and enjoy the Greece summer. Service is perfect, always trying to help. Very tasty food and the best all inclusive


    BarceloHydraBeach, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort, responded to this review
    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay among us. We appreciate your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team members, we will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. We also greatly appreciate your comments on the quality of our food because our talented team of Chefs strive to ensure a wide variety of both local and international delicacies for each service to please all palates, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we were able to conquer yours. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to see you again soon! Yours sincerely, Barceló Hydra Beach Team