Reviews - Golden Days Hotel

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David H
Glasgow United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Low cost, nice pool, good location, a bit noisy
Stayed 5 nights at the Golden Days Hotel as part of a island hopping trip around the Greek islands.

Pros: Low cost, clean rooms; nice pool and never struggled for a sunbed; friendly staff; 10min walk to Afandou Kentro bus stop for exploring Rhodes Town and Lindos (Afandou is central between both)

Cons: Noisy even after music stops at midnight (needed ear plugs for sleeping); air con €5 extra per night; cannot take any food or drink, including water, bought outside the hotel to the pool area

If you can live with the cons for me it was good value for money

Saltash United Kingdom   United Kingdom
As expected
The good- nice looking bar and reception area, excellent clean pool, proximity to big air-conditioned supermarket, storage space in bedrooms was ample, rooms are clean and maid comes everyday if you want.
The bad- hard sunbeds, not adjustable, self-catering facilities poor although we only get it for fridge. Air-conditioning in our room was hardly working although the A/c in the kids room was fine. Staff are adequate but not particularly helpful when I asked about bus information.
The ugly- not much really although there are loads of quite unnecessary notices about charges incurred for staining towels etc. A bit off-putting.

Mark S
Plymouth United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Like coming home, but warm :-)
Wow, what can I really say about this hotel.
Yes it's cheap, (Big tick in the box)
Yes it's cheerful, (Even bigger tick in the box)
Yes it fulfils everything you could possibly want on a Greek holiday, (Which is all you really want from a hotel)
Yiannis and Maria are the most accommodating hosts, attentive and take care of anything you may need.
I've been here many times over the years and truly enjoy myself every time we go.
I look forward to many more trips to visit my friends at the Golden Days hotel

Rosyth United Kingdom   United Kingdom
3 weeks with the Owners now running it
My partner and I spent 3 weeks here with the owners Taking over running the hotel. From start to finish it was amazing. The hotel is what you’d expect for the price but it’s clean, tidy and a lot of effort being put into modernising it. We have stayed here a few times but with Kiriakos, Koula, Stefanos and Michalis we felt right at home. Can’t fault them for making us welcome.

Yes the hotel is needing a refurb but it is being done bit by bit.

Some guests mainly from Israel and Russia didn’t quite get the fact that you need to pay for things like air con etc and were more of a nuisance and rude, but it’s cheaper than a lot of hotels on the island and not only that but the cost of staying there is also low priced.

Will be back for sure.

Gemma H
Edimburg United Kingdom   United Kingdom
A special gem!
Have been visiting this hotel for passed 5 years but Afandou for 19 years (on and off). This year the owners have stopped renting out and running it themselves.

The entire family and staff are welcoming, friendly, funny and all round great people.

Its basic but what more do you need? I don't go on holiday to spend it in the room - it's exactly what I need: clean and somewhere to put my head at night.

Great snack menu to help those lazy pool days!

Can't wait to come back next year!

Lancaster United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Not disappointed!
We have been visiting Afandou for 18 years and Golden Days for around 14 years.
The 'new' owners, Koula and Kiriagos, made us feel extremely welcome.
They are making improvements daily - there are now safes in the room - such an improvement from the 'trays' in the reception area.
The rooms and hotel were spotless and the cleaning ladies did a great job.

It is a 2 star hotel, so the rooms are basic but you know this when you book. We felt that the service and cleanliness this year was the best we had experienced in recent years there and this was down to the new 'team'.

We will return!

ps - fyi there is a new tourist tax of 50 cents per night

Jayne And Richard
United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Second Visit will return
I have just returned from 2 week stay with my partner. We stayed here 4 years ago, my partner came to area 2 years ago and visited here often.
When we arrived we was disappointed to know that the previous management had left but soon got to know the lovely family running it.
Rooms basic but cleaned every day. A/C a must at 5 euro a day, well worth it. Drinks cheap and not measured!!
Pool area clean and tidy. No need to get up at silly o clock for a lounger. Chilled and relaxed holiday.
We were invited to a meal with the family of hotel on our last night and had authentic Greek cuisine.
It seems to be a family orientated hotel.

Stephos was friendly and poured my partner great drinks and made some interesting cocktails, we truly felt at home there.

Lots of people complained while we were there but for the money it really can’t be faulted.

Not much entertainment, but the owners are just working out what people want. Had a great BBQ night for 10 Euro each which was superb.

Lazy cafe next door does amazing coffee for 2 Euro.
Four seasons restaurant does great food and even better service. Meals are huge if you get the smallest pizza 2 adults will easily be full.

All in all 2 * rated hotel but with everything considered we give 5*. Already looking to return September.

United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Fantastic little hotel.... with an amazing FAMILY to match!! We arrived knowing no one and left as f
Considering we arrived at 4am in the morning, we were welcomed very warmly and showed to our room by michalis, who is there every night, through the night a real gentleman. and a great pianist too!!

Are room was perfect for our stay and very clean this was all due to the hard work of Johanna and her team who made our rooms new everyday!!!

Koula and Kyriogos are the hosts of this great little hotel... They were extremely friendly and always have a smile and willing to help at any moment, even to the point when I chose to be very awkward and order a breakfast that wasn't on the menu... where they directed me to the kitchen to put on my chef whites and help Auntie with a breakfast dish she was unsure of.... a totally fun morning !! So please request the COSTAS DEANOS EGGS!! lol

We spent most nights at the hotel, more importantly with the family who welcomed us to there table every night, where we just laughed every evening with MAMA..... "Offer her a Cornetto and she's your Greek language teacher for the holiday"... However we did try and teacher her some Cockney English which was absolutely hilarious.. she's such a fun, loving character. Watch out for PAPA too, as he'll have you BBQ-ing with the brother in-law.... "Watch out for the brother he's a little grumpy but so but hilarious with it".

Stefanos and pandalis our the barmen with skills.... keep an eye on them as there handy with the shots... you may wake a few mornings hungover... you now know why. LOL
Also you got to checkout Stefanos;s little Greek feet he'll have you up down sideways and nearly on the floor with his Greek dancing.... He's a top MUCCA and you'll be ZORBA-ING your way through your holiday.

If I can describe this hotel in a word.... It would be FAMILY!!!!

A great holiday and some great memories made this June.... Cant wait to return!!

Mike P
United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Super friendly hotel! With amazing staff and ok facilities
This is a lovely hotel, which I would happily visit again, the staff and amazing and made us feel so at home, It has a great family-friendly pool and everyone has a share and share alike attitude so you can leave your inflatables for others and know it’s ok to use theirs which is really great!
Free WiFi although not advertised so not sure it a usual thing!
It’s basic but then it’s also quite cheap so for the price I think it’s a bargain!
100% recommended

United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Friendly Family Run Hotel
Have just returned from a 2 week holiday as part of a large group who all enjoyed the experience. It is true that some of the facilities in the rooms are a bit dated/limited but they are kept clean and the owners are in the process of making improvements. There are now safe deposit boxes and televisions in the rooms and free WiFi. A/c available for a charge. All in all good value accommodation.

The pool area and gardens are well maintained and even with our large crowd there seemed to be space for everyone!

The owners Koula and Kyriakos and the rest of family and staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the atmosphere relaxing.

The hotel itself is next door to a large supermarket and a short walk to bars, cafes and restaurants. Also a 20 minute walk to Afandou beach. If you rent a car Rhodes Town, Lindos, Faliraki and Tsambika beach all within easy reach and public buses also available from Afandou. Afandou is perhaps not for everyone - it is a working Greek village that also caters for tourists rather than a typical tourist resort so you will experience real Greek life with friendly locals.

So all in all if you have reasonable expectations from a 2 star hotel and prepared to make the most of what Afandou has to offer it’s a great place to stay.

United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Low cost, good location for bus trips to rhodes town and Lindos, nice pool areas

Denmark   Denmark
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