Rated 2 out of 5 by GRCC A CITY AWAY FROM THE CITY
With 800 rooms, in total, this hotel complex is a real city away from the city with all the inconvenience of this.
Infrastructure is certainly 5 stars.
Rooms are correct and the grounds are somptuous.Housekeeping is more or less efficient and outdoor activities well organised,although expensive.Kids between 4 and 12 are definately in their best place in Greece.
Thats the good aspect.
But hotel is badly managed in several aspects.
Most staff is unqualified,although friendly,service is chaotic,food is below any expectation and relatively very expensive.
There is a net drop in quality and cuts over the time,for ex.,breakfast that was fine during 2010 and 2011, has been transformed in a average buffet with 1500 people around.
If an SPG elite level,do not expect any good room.All are excluded from upgrades.
Additionally the place is the kingdom of mosquitos,adjacent to a permanent swamp and the sea can be very dangerous with strong current, even with light wind.If there is no wind, heat is unbearable.
So,if you live in Greece with kids in that age,and you do not want to travel abroad, Costa Navarino can be an option,otherwise I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT.
August 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gioulbahar An amazing experience!
What a great experience. You feel it for the very first moment you walk in.
Spacious amazing rooms, fantastic outdoor environment ,words are poor to describe it.
Looking forward to come back!
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ktm450 Excellent resort offering all you need
From the excellent food to the friendly staff who is allways striving to make your stay most relaxing and enjoyable, the location and the many different facilities: everything made our stay a unique one which exceeded our expectation and will lead us to remember it for a long time.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MARINAA BEST RESORT IN EUROPE
Look no further, we tried to find anything better for the past 5 years and failed! Not looking anywhere else anymore, coming back 6th time next year!
Beautiful location, 2 golf courses, spa, wonderful beach, range of sporting activities, great food, lovely people. All you need to keep busy if you like it and to relax!
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KKOF Some highs as well as lows
Highs: overall investment, outdoor, design, comfort, pools, sport facilities
Lows: foodstuff at Morias (lunch), staff response on essentials (> 1 hour took to Lost & Found to get things found), too expensive lunch @ the Diner and most importantly some facilities not/partly available: nautic base closed, bowling early paused. However full price paid at reservation..
September 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sprout Great Location BUT!!!
Great Location and well planned resort but badly let down by lack of cleanliness and an indifferent staff.
Booked a room with a King Bed but that was not available so I was downgraded to a filthy room with 2 single beds. By filthy I mean you coul not walk from the shower to the bed without getting dirty feet. The toilet was broken, the door did not lock when closed and the TV did not work. I tried to get a room service menu on more than one occasion but ultimately failed.
The restaurants are nice and the food is good but the service varies from indifferent to indolent to downright rude. Some of the restaurants are completely chaotic despite being obviously overstaffed. The staff has little concept of putting the customer first and expects you to step to one side if they are coming towards you.
The beach is nice but there are not enough umbrellas and sun loungers. There would be but the staff seems to encourage some sort of informal reservation scheme with means that the majority of then are unoccupied at any one time. Towels are provided if the staff can be bothered to put any out. The bathrooms on the beach were less than clean and short of paper towels. The beach is quite a walk from the hotel, there is a golf cart shuttle but it is impossible to get any information of when and how it runs (not that you would particularly want to as many of the drivers seem to use cell phones at the same time).
Despite claiming to be a smoke free hotel, smoking is in fact allowed everywhere except in our roof (you can n the room balcony and in e restaurants).
Overall I would say give it a miss, there ar much better places out there.
August 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lukas66 worst holiday night ever
Disco Music untill 3:30 a.m.
firework in the ressort at 1:30 a.m. due to a private booking
openair soundcheck the whole saturday
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yvonne68 Perfect Family Resort
One of the best family resorts I know. Great rooms, excellent variety & quality of restaurants and bars and very child friendly. Overall one of our best vacations.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by baylinna Paradise with a few minor glitches
This was my second visit this time i came with 6 adults and 5 children!
I love this place and would visit again but it could be improved just slightly.
Breakfast is a total mess - staff dont know whether they are coming or going, its too busy, hot food is often cold, coffee is ridiculous as only 1 machine for 1000 people...last year they ahd 2 resturants open for breakfast - this was far better
quality of staff- either exception or awful very few in between, but majority exceptional
housekeeping - very shakey - beds not made till 5pm and cleaning was debateable
those are my only thoughts but i stress i love this place and will be back!
July 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by iraklis1908 PERFECT LOCATION BUT LOW SERVICE
We stayed for a weekend. We left on Saturday at 9 am and went by car in the area. we came back 4 in the afternoon to have some rest. They didn't clean our room but the worst was their answers... We visited all the restaurants of the resort and last night in IMBO the Japanesse restaurant they didnt accept my gold visa and I have to leave my wife in order to pay at the reception!! And some other small bad experiences during our stay....
April 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Yo13 August at Navarino a Challenge
this is my second time in Navarino, last time was June of 2011.
The difference was significant
the breakfast logistics for August dont work, although some associates try really hard; the system is not well designed for 1000 people capacity
the rooms in August were not clean and the follow-up service poor, I called twice to get my room cleaned and nothing happened within 24 hrs
the sunbeds have no policy so all ealry birds just leave a towel in two pools and the seaside leaving no sunbed for the other guests
the hotel has potential and is certainly better outside August, but the management should bring up to speed all associates and services because there was no homogeneity..
if the management will not tackle some key issues the hotel my get commoditized in 2-3 years.. except of the golf addicts
August 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ItalianFamily 5 star facility 4 star service
The hotel is in a beautiful location and the golf course and kids club facilities are particularly good. However the level of service was poor. The service problem seems endemic across all areas and is probably down to the type of person recruited and their training. For the price I would expect much higher levels of attentiveness, proactivity and general attitude. I will not be returning.
August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Theo4 An excellent resort - best in Greece
It was our 5th visit in the resort since opening and it gets better and better every year. Scenery remains astonishing, beach/pools are excellent, food is improving every year (and now is really good in all restaurants - not only the signature ones, eg Inbi & Flame) while the service and staff responsiveness has reached really high levels. Also a lot of activities for all family. Highly recommended - best resort in Greece!
August 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jbg75 The worst front desk ever met
I had many problems with the front desk. Cleanness in public places was unacceptable like spiders in lookers ceiling and in the toilets by the kids pool. In restaurants like The dinner they didn't even bother to clean the tables before serving and they didn't even use sous plat. I have send my long report to spg platinum concierge.
August 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pavlos81 great resort
This was our forth visit to this fantastic resort and smaller and minor improvements compared to our previous visits are already visible and I refer to minor, since there are not that many things that need improvements.
Almost everything is as it should be or even better.
Unfortunately the decrease in the prices of the Flame restaurant have decreased also the restaurant in regard to the welcome staff of the Flame restaurant, since the welcome staff is totally unprofessional of handling any unforeseen circumstances.
They are only capable in welcoming you correct if everything goes well.
If any obstacle/ mistake occurs like in our case, where our table was given wrongly to a different group everybody is mixed up and tries to cover the mistake by lying and explaining things we do not even have or want to know.
Since their strategy is to try through lying to excuse themselves they should at least have the same lye ready so that all the team says the same thing.
Sometimes a simple excuse is enough and accepting that a mistake was really done is already a first step to improvement.
I am very sorry for the Flame restaurant, since this was our favorite restaurant last year and we visited it at our every stay.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by minat this hotel is a paradise for kids!
it was the 3rd time I visited the hotel and the whole experience was very good. the only remark is for the staff that needs better training for these demanding services.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ronjon Unbelievable facilities in magical Greece
Stayed 2 weeks with my family and can only recomend it highly. The Rooms are state of the art, simple and totaly children friendly, perfect A/C system and ventilation.
The Restaurants are stellar. Huge variety from Modern Greek to Asian over Steaks and Lebanese its all there.
For kids it is the closest they can get to Disneyland. Amazing facilities from Kids cinemas over Bowling and the Kids pool. They also have a kids watching center where professionals are looking after your kids while you enjoy the SPA or a lunch.
The Location is very sepcial, Magical. Quite remote but thats the beauty of it. Untouched Skylines of Millions of olive trees and the rawness of the virgin land of Messinia.
We will definatly return.
September 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MKBUK Excellent facilities let down by service
This is a superb property with extensive on-site facilities, but there are too many service failings to be able to recommend it.
Firstly, the hotel is not honouring the best available room or standard suite rule for Platinums. Only after much pushing do they come up with a one-category upgrade.
Breakfast was complete chaos. Far too many people all trying to get food at the same time. The variety of food offered at breakfast was excellent however.
Smoking at restaurants that have outdoor seating areas was a big problem. The hotel really should make these no-smoking areas.
Nargile had a wine list where over half of the red ones were out of stock, which I found extraordinary. Food quality there was so-so and service was poor. I had to fight hard to get tap water in a jug rather than a bottle of mineral water, and it was slammed down on the table in a very stroppy manner. (If the tap water is potable, it's not eco-friendly to be serving any other type of water.)
The staff clearly want to please, but seem unmanaged and disorganised. On-site drinks, food and activities are very expensive by Greek standards. Much better quality food can be had for about one-third the price just a ten-minute drive away.
September 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by kyri well done
Splendid resort. Staff were very polite and helpful. Unique in Greece...
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffang Beyond all fathomable expectations!
First...I have traveled all over the world and never written a single review...until now.
The guest considerations...amazing!
Concierge's - Chloe and Margarita...AMAZING!
The Costa Navarino Outdoors guys...soooo good!
The bike tour... Will take your breath away...
The pools....awesome!!! And amazing!
The connection with your family unit without electronic...priceless.
Really, in 30 years of traveling this is truly the first vacation we can truly call a vacation.
Thanks to the entire hospitality team that have obviously trained and prepared to make every guest feel very welcomed.
We will be back!
Hugs from the Angelo's!
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seferina Amazing project, very well done
We were impressed by the attention to detail and quality of the facilities and grounds as well as the room.
The breakfast menu and presentation was excellent.
The staff always smiling and polite. Although this is a big hotel, it did not feel impersonal.
Loved the beach setup and specifically that the umbrellas were far from the shore and that there were few of them.
Excellent playground for children.
The choice and quality of the shops at the Agora were good too.
Unfortunately we were only there for a weekend and did not have the chance to walk all the grounds and profit from the activities offered. Will definitely come back!
October 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Amazing hotel, shame about the smoking
I loved the hotel and the activities available. Shame that smokers can smoke outside in close proximity to every dining table and ruin if for others. There should designated smoking areas, even though it seems highly unlikely, it is Greece after all. Lots of small children were around these smokers too, no one seems to care. What a shame that this resort can't sort it out as it ruins the vibe and the relaxing feeling.
August 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 4 stars hotel
Training of personnel: below average
Doctors: interest for the patient and final result was excellent. HOWEVER, initial request for payment eur 120 (!) and when receipt for insurance requested amount went down to eur 80 while receipt and supporting documents supposed to be send by mail (we remain optimistic that we will receive as promised ...)
I can recommend the village but with a lot of negative comments.
August 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jman22 Excellent Family Hotel
Excellent resort,nice food,friendly staff,clean and comfortable rooms.A little expensive but it is definitely worth it.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bibi Costa Navarino
Our stay was satisfactory. However the food at Costa Navarino is extremely poor. There is not a single decent restaurant there.
We spent 2 weeks at the hotel and had 3 rooms, including 2 suites, and were consistently disappointed by terrible food.
August 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cyprus4Sun Being SPG since 2008.....Disappointed....
Three Families, Very High Income
Total Bill for 10 days
32,000 Euro approx.
VERDICT: Disappointed..!! Low value for money. GREAT Ambience and Good Design. Very good beach.
One for the reasons I have agreed to visit this resort (and bring all my family along) was due to my SPG membership. Most of the SPG hotels I have been were satisfactory especially the SHERATON brand. BUT....only if I knew.
The hotel initially looks and feels great only to realise very quickly that its a victim of its own "success". Soon you realise that personnel is not so well trained. Food and Beverage is way overpriced for what is it, i.e 20 Euro for a milkshake in plastic cup and a Smoothie of medium quality. A breakfast in bed for two adults and two children begins at 60-70 Euro for three plates of eggs and pastry. Room service i.e Burger and a pizza, 50 Euro. Glass of black label 13 Euro
The architecture, ambience and close proximity to the beach is great. Although the design could have been better to allow a continuous non obstructed sea view.
The general theme design will satisfy most demanding clients.
The resort is at least 4 hrs drive via VIP Minibus from E.Venizelos Airport, ATHENS. You will need to sacrifice at least 2/3 of a day to travel to and from this resort so add an extra 2 days to your holidays. I advise an average stay of 6 days.
The hotel personnel will ring your room bell AT LEAST four times a day without being able to turn that off like you can in SHERATON through a no disturb button. Of course with kids around you don't get to stay in the room much BUT when we did we felt it was kind of intrusive to visit you so many times. Hotel needs to adopt the policy " RING US IF U NEED US" and disturb clients the minimum possible, TWICE a day. House keeper and minibar together and Turndown service.
Quality of food IS MOSTLY AVERAGE. The Lebanese restaurant is good BUT way overpriced. The pool bar is ok and children pool bar very average. I noticed that their beverage quality suffers the most where food is a bit better.
The resort leaves a bitter sweet after taste. You feel that its handling too many people for its capacity and no time to have proper procedures. Don't get me wrong. The personnel is friendly BUT you will rarely have chance to see management. Talk with them. Get to know you. The PR people were nowhere to be seen. Due to the large number of visitors the hotel does not invest in getting to know you personally, remember you at the restaurants or have procedures for SPG or high value clients. If by spending this amount of money we have not attracted the attention of the hotel I wonder who will...!!
NON SPG experience. Honestly when I have mentioned my SPG status I received a response that I am not GOLD anymore and that's it. It was true. Due to missing just a couple of nights this year SPG decided to forget my loyalty for all these years and thousands of EURO I have given them without taking in consideration that by adding this stay I reach GOLD status. So have this in mind next time you decide to spend your hard earned cash on SPG Hotels. Nevertheless I have seen no SPG experience anywhere.
Facilities are very good. You can find a lot of things to do for the children and family generally. This is a family oriented resort. There is a great kids pool area and many other family pools to let children go wild..!!!
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PILI EXCELLENT STAY
EXCELLENT STAY IN BEAUTIFUL HOTEL.
EXPENSIVE RESTAURANTS FOR THAT KIND OF FOOD
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Best Holidays ever!
Fantastic resort with amazing facilities and extremely helpfull employees
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by VAL45 THIS HOTEL IS THE FIRST
YOU ARE THE BIGGEST/EXELENT HOTEL IN GREECE
October 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomTom Great hotel in Mesinia
We stay for three days at Westin Costa Navarino Hotel.
When we arrived we informed that the hotel upgrade our junior suite and so, we had a private pool in our room.
The room was big, with plenty of space for us. The bathroom was great and there were a wardorobe with space for all our clothes.
The breakfast was fantastic. You could find everything you would imagine, local products, smoked salmon, eggs of all kinds and more..
There are a lot of good restaurants and bars in the hotel, with many oportunities for entertainment.
There are excellent sports facilities, too.My two girls had tennis lessons and they were very excited.
In few words, Westin Costa Navarino is the perfect hotel to stay!
September 12, 2012