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Grecotel Mandola Rosa

  • About this holiday

    Grecotel Mandola Rosa is a five-star family hotel set in the Peloponnese region of Greece, not far from the temples of ancient Olympia, and surrounded by mystical olive groves, verdant mountains, and the deep azure Ionian Sea. The Grecotel Mandola Rosa comes recommended for families looking to enjoy the stunning scenery of this region, to explore Greek heritage and culture, and also to experience some of the many sports and activities on offer nearby.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    Hotel code

    EXH46018

    Our opinion

    A resort of modest, boutique size that compliments its situation, the Grecotel Mandola Rosa is unique in that it also has the benefit of a huge range of sports and activities at the Olympia Aqua Park.

    Hotel description

    A five-star hotel in Greece’s stunning Peloponnese region, Grecotel Mandola Rosa is the perfect example of luxurious boutique living being brought together with top-quality facilities. Its name, Mandola Rosa, is derived from the Greek for ‘pink almond tree,’ which reflects the resort’s closeness to ancient Olympia, where these trees grow. 10km of Blue Flag beach stretch out in front of the resort buildings, 2km of which is reserved for hotel guests. Each of the guestrooms and restaurants therefore benefits from sensational views across the Ionian Sea. Emerging from the smattering of verdant trees and lawns are the pink-tinged hotel buildings, many of which are set out like private residences, and the striking infinity pool, which takes centre-stage. Inside the rooms, a great feeling of classical charm takes over. Rich colours, such as deep reds, gold, and fresh blues, dominate the colour palette, with refreshing burst of white that complete the very uniquely Greek style. Ornate traditional touches, such as the bedside lamps, elegant chairs, and tall golden vases create a real feeling of luxury and opulence. Grecotel Mandola Rosa offers a range of fine-dining options, each with its own geographical influence. Orient Express serves authentic, flavoursome Asian cuisine in a sleek, oriental dining room. Cap Voyage offers gourmet dishes, served just metres from the lapping waves. In addition to these and the other dining options at the hotel, guests are invited to Dine Around, with another twenty restaurants at Riviera Olympia available. Guests of the Grecotel Mandola Rosa can enjoy the facilities provided by larger all-inclusive resorts, but without the bustle and scale, instead enjoying the peacefulness of a charming Greek boutique hotel.

    Location

    Kyllini

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    11 May to 22 October

    Distance from airport

    96 miles

    Closest airport

    Kalamata International Airport

    Room types

    54 suites and villas with balcony or terrace and garden or sea view, air-conditioning, satellite flatscreen television, direct dial telephone, safe, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities, and hairdryer.
    Luxury Guestroom
    Junior Family Guestroom
    Suite Mandola
    Two-Bedroom Suite Mandola
    Villa Iolas with private pool
    Villa Iolas with honeymoon private pool
    Villa Delos with private pool
    Villa Antika Rosa with private pool
    Marble Villa on the seafront with private pool
    Three-Bedroom Beach Villa
    Presidential Beach Residence with private pool
    Five-Bedroom Grand Villa on the seafront
    Royal Pavilion on the beach with private pool
    Royal Pavilion with indoor and outdoor pool

    Hotel facilities and services

    Sea Dunes Restaurant, Orient Express Asian Restaurant, La Strada Italian Restaurant, Sunset Main Restaurant, Dine Around Programme, El Commandante Beach Bar, Le Salon cocktail bar, beach service, Blue Flag beach access, freshwater infinity pool, complimentary wifi, library and reading room, orthodox Greek chapel, hairdresser, Olympia Aqua Park with sports and Elixir Thalasso Spa.

    Water sports

    All sports at the water sports centre come at an added cost, but include water-skiing, wakeboarding, scuba-diving with the PADI Diving Centre, skimboarding, inflatable fun, jetskiing.

    Land sports

    Complimentary sports include Pilates, yoga, aerobics, table tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, archery, boccia, and tennis (with 2 tennis courts). Chargeable sports include dance lessons, cycling, paintball, paramotor, aqua aerobics, aqua Pilates, personal training, tennis lessons, and horse-riding.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The area around the Grecotel Mandola Rosa is rich with ancient culture and heritage. Olive groves dot the slopes of the Peloponnese, and traditional farms nestle into the valleys. The mountainous landscape hides rich forests, quaint villages dotted with citrus trees, and sites of natural beauty that inspired many myths and legends. Make sure to visit the Temple of Apollo Epikouros, the villages of Lambeia, Andritsena, Karytena, and Dimitsena. Nearby you will also find the mineral springs of Kaiafa, as well as the Forest of Foloi, which was once the home of the mythical centaurs. On the coast, you will find Kourouta and Arkoudi, which become lively at night, but offer world-renowned sunsets. Just an hour away lies ancient Olympia, where the Olympic Games first took place. The nearby archaeological site, with virtually still-intact temples, is one of Greece’s highlights.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    The Grecobaby, Grecoland, and Grecoteens Clubs are available for use by children aged up to 17 years. Grecobaby is free of charge.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Children’s Club: The Mandola Rosa offers 3 children’s clubs which cater to children of different ages, all housed within Grecoland. GrecoKids is for children aged between 4 and 6 years, and blends Greek culture, history, the environment, and fun. It runs 6 days a week, with water sports activities, theme events, and treasure hunts. GrecoJuniors caters for children aged between 7 and 12 years, offering everything from Discovery Adventures to discos throughout the day. GrecoTeens is designed for children aged 13 years and above. Teens can enjoy the tennis academy, beach volleyball, sports tournaments, parties, and much more. GrecoTeens runs from mid-June to mid-September.
    Babysitting: Babysitting in your room is available on request.
    Baby Listening: Listening devices can be pre-ordered.
    Pre-Ordering Services: For babies under 3 years old, GrecoBaby can provide everything from potties, buggies, and trainer steps, to changing mats, bottle sterilisers, and bouncy chairs.
    Children’s Entertainment: Shows and discos for the whole family are held regularly.
    Medical Services: A paediatrician is on-call at all times.
    Family Dining: Highchairs are provided in all restaurants, and baby food can be prepared on request.
    Family Rooms: The Junior Family Guestroom can sleep 2 adults and 2 children and has a separate master bedroom. The Two-Bedroom Suite Mandola can accommodate 6 people in total, or smaller families may opt for a One-Bedroom Suite Mandola. The on-site villas can sleep up to 10 people, some with private pool. The largest has 5 individual bedrooms.
    Children’s Amenities: In addition to the kids’ clubs, children can enjoy healthy snacks from Tasty Corner and Discovery Adventures that are designed to educate them on protecting the natural environment.
    Highlights for Families Nearby: The main highlight of this area for families is the Olympia Aqua Park. Not only is the park full of fun slides and games, it is also situated near a vast range of water sports facilities and restaurants for the evening.

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