An Honest Review
Let's start off with saying, this hotel is located in absolute paradise and every day you will be taken aback by its pure, indescribable beauty. Every negative feeling I felt about this hotel became so small and insignificant whenever I looked outside.
To the nitty gritty stuff:
The food was poor. Presentation was great, buffet was laid out well. Salad, bread, ham, cheese and fruit was all fresh. However you don't really want to live off of those things, but as a vegetarian I was sort of forced to. There was a nice pasta dish that came around once but I never saw it again. There were vegetarian options but they usually weren't very nice tasting. There was usually a really nice chef at his own cooking station above the buffet and he catered well to people's requests, omelettes, crepes, etc. Some of the waiting staff were unpleasant, at one point we asked if any of the dishes have nuts in as I have a severe nut allergy and they got quite angry and didn't answer the question, we did find out on a different day when asking a kinder member of staff.
We chose the all inclusive option and it was a slight let down, there were drinks on tap but they all came from two machines and they tasted very acidic and concentrated. Cocktails were poor, we tried two once and the bartender put no effort into making them - just put the alcohol in then filled it up ourselves. They also had this familiar acidic taste. The bar downstairs, that isn't part of the all inclusive, but weirdly is where the evening entertainment takes place, does excellent cocktails and food, but for a price. In hindsight, we just wouldn't have gone all inclusive, there are loads of good eating places up the hill and we were constantly traveling around anyway as we wanted to see things. We ended up paying for drinks at the downstairs bar and taking them up to our room in the evening.
We stayed at the beach view suite, which was nice. Amazing view, clean floors, clean bed, clean window, clean balcony. Place to dry clothes on balcony. I found the bed extremely hard to lie on, honestly probably the most uncomfortable bed I've ever laid on. However, saying this, my partner completely disagreed with me and found it really comfortable. Yes, there was a smell of sewage in the bathroom and outside the hotel itself, and the water pressure was poor for the taps and shower, but this is expected as small islands have poor sewage systems and this is why you're usually not supposed to flush toilet paper in Greece...
Room wasn't cleaned every day, I couldn't tell you how often, but often enough.
People complaining about paying for sun loungers, it didn't bother us. The beach wasn't part of the hotel. I think it was 5 euro each for the day, and the lady running the service was very nice. We rented a personal boat for the day which was fantastic, a must do. You pay for additional fuel at the end, which was quite pricey for us as we drove around a lot. It's a great chance to view all the isolated beaches, truly makes you feel like you're in paradise. We also took a boat out to Palaiokastritsa, also a must do.
Evening entertainment was hit and miss, some nights were great, like Greek night. Other nights a bit cringy, like disco night (I think that was its name?), overall okay and was a nice way to break up the evening.
Wasps... I don't understand why people are complaining about this, yes there are wasps. Wasps in a hot climate country in the middle of summer, who would've thought. Nothing the hotel can do about this, and definitely not their fault.
The pools... we didn't use, who needs pools when you have the clear blue ocean. We can't comment on this one.
Ultimately, staying here will not ruin your holiday, we had an amazing experience and I think you'll struggle to find a hotel with a better view. It's completely outside of the tourist regions and has so much depth to explore. My advice would be to not go all inclusive, half board would perhaps be a better option..