Pavlina Beach Hotel 30 Stars Hotel in Niforeika Niforeika
Customers' Rating: 30 over 5 stars
Room rates: €43 - 91 per night
Address: Niforeika Kato Achaia 25200 Niforeika Greece
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Age: 25-34 from london,
Reviewed on June 3, 2012
"lovely place to stay . 100% relax. avoid if you like clubbing whole night"Rate:  5 Stars
very quiet place.nice green gardens and lots of singing birds. hotel is extremely clean. housekeepers attending rooms every day and honest. i left my wallet during departure and just seconds before our taxi let she returned to me. thank you!!!!.good breakfast-continental and cook one. hotel have to bars. large beer cost 2,50 large glass of wine the same. rooms are big and we have nice one with sea view. staff are friendly and most of them speak english. some of them speek german, russian and polish. we arrive in araxos airport. taxi cost appr. 20-25 euro. taxi to nearest city achaia cost 6-7euro or you can walk. you can also rent bikes from hotel which is 2 euro for 1h or 10 euro for whole day. the hotel is just on sea side. if you turn righ on the beach keep walk appr 10min and you will come to nice restaurant on right hand side call taverna. the serving nice big portions of greek salad just for 5,50 euro. beer 2,50 euro. if you keep walking past taverna you will come to fishers village. keep walking on the main road and that will take you to rail crossing. past that and you will come to kato achaia city. make sure you eat in ringo restaurant that is situated on main square. the serving delicious food with different souses. portion cost 4-5 euro. beer 2 euro. spent one day to visit patra city. we took the coach from achaia to patra for2 euro per person. when in patra walk around centre. lots of restaurant and bars. take train from rail station in patra to rio station(ticket 1euro) and walk towards rio bridge that is lonk appr. 1,5 mile. next to bridge is ruins of old castle from 1400. most of that is been refurbish and is free to enter.
Room tip: we book our room from booking.com 4 nights b&b Â£150.
Stayed at June 2012
Age: 35-49 from Dorset,
Reviewed on June 23, 2012
"Amazing value and pure relaxation"Rate:  5 Stars
I`ve always found the Greek people so friendly, but the staff at the Pavlina are just way beyond the normal standard. From the reception staff to the chambermaids, everyone has a cheery hello and a smile and most of them have a good standard of English (and they really appreciate even the most perfunctory efforts at their language). The rooms are clean and spacious with all the basic needs...quite hard pillows would be my only complaint.
The grounds are superbly kept and the pool is amazing - about 20m length by 10m wide and shelves from 1.5m depth to 3.5m; brilliant for diving, swimming lengths, or just faffing and toootling about. The poolside taverna has views to die for and really good lunchtime menu (Chicken Souvlaki 8,50Euro; Greek Salad 5,50Euro; Beer/coke/wine 2,00Euro). Birders will love the diversity of birdlife on the grounds, and anyone else can just enjoy the sweet birdsong.
We stayed half board for an extra 5,50Euro per night each and enjoyed a great breakfast buffet and a varied evening buffet - always five or six dishes on offer and, and although obviously catered towards the majority German/Russian guests, plenty of traditional Greek fayre as well. Plus, where can you get all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner for a fiver in this world nowadays?
Lovely mix of guests - those that weren`t Greek were mostly Germans, Russians, Czechs, and Swedes (we were the only English guests until the last day). Quiet place, perfect for relaxing, virtually silent after 11pm.
We went for a rest so barely even left the hotel grounds so can`t give much advice about the locality. Mini market in a nearby hotel sells drinks to stock your fridge with, fags, sun cream etc. The beach is at the bottom os some steep steps and is shingle and sand; very clean, nice warm clear sea with sandy bottom (may be worth taking jellies for the first three metres or so when it is a bit rocky in places). There is also a little beach bar that sells toasted sandwiches, ice creams, huge doughnuts - all reasonable price.
Got Ryanair flights for Â£20 to Araxa, 25Euro each way for the taxi transfer, 490Euro half board accommodation and we spent about 200Euros on drinks, lunches etc. All in, a week of pure relaxation for about Â£400 each including spending money and we weren`t exactly skimping.
Would highly recommend.
Room tip: Ask for a sea view - the view is stunning, but also north facing so the rooms are beautifully cool e...
Stayed at June 2012
Age: 50-64 from Prague,
Reviewed on November 8, 2009
"Outstanding, at good price"Rate:  5 Stars
We`ve stayed here with my wife for a week (regret we could not stay any longer).
1. A fantastic spot - just 3 or 4 medium-size or small hotels in a row along the beach. Very still, nothing but good food and the sea. Travel from the airport was less than 30 minutes.
2. The hotel is situated above the sea in a green garden, with a view on the Patra Bay (when the skies are clear, you can see the new bridge at Patra). The beach of continental Greece across the bay is quite far (guess some 2-3 km) so that you do not loose the feeling that you are at the seaside and not at some lake. It is wonderful to watch the bay any hour of the day from the open-.air bar by the hotel`s windmill just above the rock.
3. The rooms are just what you expect from the 3-star standard in Greece - quite comfortable, not brand new, just the basics. Clean.
4. Food wonderful, reasonable choice for the half-board we had. You can have the meals on the outside veranda, there you can have a snoke as well. Wine good, beer (for Czech standards) poor (especially the German brand they have - surprisingly, the Greek is a bit better). For lunch, it bis nice to have meal at the windmill bar, however, the choice is limited and some of the items we love in Greece are not available. E.g. they did not have fried calamari, however, they did have a wondeful calamari salad). You will not get the famous greek yoghourt with honey and nuts).
5. The beach is the most fascinating thing: although it is theretically open to the public, in fact only hotel guests are there. Even in the midst of summer, the sole row of sun umbrellas (5 EUR for 2 persons a day, even for hotel guests) is occupied by some 60-70% - superb! The quality of sand (with pebbles) is nothing much (you can find nicer beaches in Greece), but it is absolutely clean, cleaned every day by the staff. The beach is romantic just beyond the rock. Quality of water fair, no pollution. When the sea is not still, there may be considerable seaweed - again, cleaned every day. Nothing dangreous (but also nothing interesting) at the seas bottom - good for children. There are some 80 stairs down from the hotel garden (when you walk round the garden, then it is less that that). There is is small bar on the beach, you can have coffee and cold dinks including tap beer, so you need not to climb up). And above that: no sea scooters, no windsurfs, no fun boats, so that if you like to swim far away, you can do so without any fear.
6. Taking trips is quite feasible from the hotel - to Olympia (half a day) and to Delfs - for the whole day. Athens qre not very far away. It is probably better to take an organized trip with your travel agency, rather than to rent a car.
7. The Greek evening with the dancers was very nice. They will take you round to dance with them. it is nice to watch the Greeks how they enjoy their music and dances. We found it pleasing that the majority of guests were Greeks, not like at the more busy places in the world.
8. The personnel was operative, the bar keepers nice. For Greece, checking-in and -out was immediate.
9. No discos, no unwarranted noice (so typical e.g. in Spain, but also at the more busy busy places in Greece). Mostly Greek folklore or pop and the windmill bar, which we anticipated a lot.
10. The only diasappointment - tennis is mentioned as a hotel facility - we had taken (uselessly) own rackets etc. from home. However, the court turned out to be an asphalty hard court, not very even whith holes on the surface, surrounded by parking cars at the asphalty car park. Quite horrible (eventhough charged - 8 EUR/hr I guess), I would not deem to play there. At other hotels at Niforeika, the tennis courts look smarter.
To conclude: simply peaceful holidays, relaxing, just the sea and the sun at reasonable price. If you prefer reading books on the beach (as us) with no demand of outside entertainment, an ideal place.
Jiri Schwarz, Prague, Czechia
Stayed at August 2009
from Katowice, Poland
Reviewed on August 18, 2012
"zas?‚uguje na solidne 3* albo nawet wi?™cej "Rate:  4 Stars
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Room tip: mieszkali?›my w pokoju dwuosobowym
Stayed at July 2012
Reviewed on January 1, 2010
"Small and fine - with potential"Rate:  4 Stars
This hotel has very pleasant grounds, with 2 smallish but clean pools (one for small children) and a play area suitable for children up to age 6-7. It is run by very friendly staff and offers quite a good cleaning and catering service. The hotel rooms are simple and clean but definitely in need of some renovating (especially the bathroom). The play area has some broken equipment which needs urgent repair.
Stayed at September 2009
Age: 65+ from Athens, Greece
Reviewed on August 14, 2012
"Peace and Quiet"Rate:  5 Stars
I have only good words for this so pleasant hotel. To begin with, congratulations for their architect for spreading the buildings so distreectly on the grounds. They never catch you eye since all you can see are vast free areas, full of green, which is amazingly kept. Truly, the level of gardening as well as cleaning of the grounds and the swimming pools is exemplary. The bar is actually a balcony on the sea with very good music every night ( we were also lucky to be there at full moon!) It is quite far from the building so even at night you hear nothing in the rooms. It is a genuine family hotel; I would recommend it to any one whishing to spend relaxed and quiet vacations. Their chef is offering new variety every day of a simple but excellently prepared menu with good selections for every taste. There is a difficulty reaching the beach though, as you have to either use stairs or go on an otherwise large and comfortable road down; but it becomes a little hard on the return, if you are not ... in your first yourh!!! Yet If you have a car there are easier beaches within minutes. Let me make special mention here to the quality of the personnel. Exceptional!!!! Five stars to all of them for being constantly on the go, never delaying any service requested, so polite and always with a smile !!!!!!!!!!! It is one of the hotels I would go back to.
Room tip: Front rooms have sea view. Take a hair drier with you.
Stayed at August 2012