Amazing 5 Star Luxury Hotels Peloponnese – we have been regular visitors to the Peloponnese since before the children were born and we love it so much we bought our own house there in Stoupa. I take a keen interest in all the new luxury hotels that are springing up because I love the area, and if you have read any of my other articles you will know that I love luxury hotels!
There are some truly stunning luxury hotels in the Peloponnese, so many more now than when we began visiting all those years ago. There are several that are high on my bucket list to visit, and I shall share them with you.
If you are looking for a luxury 5 star hotel in the Peloponnese then your research should start with the Costa Navarino. In Messinia on the South West Peloponnese you will find Costa Navarino, a resort split into two distinct areas, The Romanos, a ‘luxury collection resort’ and The Westin Resort.
From their website, The Romanos sounds more adult and a perfect honeymoon destination: Set amid lush olive groves overlooking the storied waters of the Ionian Sea, this Luxury Collection Resort offers luxury rooms, suites and villas ranging from 43m² to 192m² along with the magnificent 630m² Royal Villa Methoni and 660m2Royal Villa Koroni. All attractively appointed to create a distinctive and inspiring environment of authentic luxury and heartfelt hospitality in the Peloponnese, Greece, featuring private infinity pools and incredible vistas.
While The Westin Resort sounds the ultimate in luxury for family holidays: The Westin Resort has been voted one of the best resorts in Greece and one of the foremost holiday destinations in Europe. In 2017 The Westin Resort Costa Navarino has been voted among the Best Resorts in Europe in Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards. It features an amazing selection of deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites in a privileged seaside location on a verdant hillside that affords an alluring mix of golf, sea and pool views.
Another luxury hotel in the Peloponnese is the Grecotel Riviera Olympia. It is a simply vast luxury hotel with 2km of private beach and an incredible 20,000 sqm waterpark. Sited at Kyllini which lies on the west coast of the Peloponnese, in the region of Ilia, just 45 minutes from the airport of Araxos and 100 km from the seaport of Patras. 4,000m² pool landscape, 4,500m² Elixir Thalassotherapy Center, sports academies, shows & parties and so much more. It really is an all singing, all dancing everything to everyone luxury resort.
New for 2019 are the refreshed Superior Family Guestrooms, which are smartly designed to accommodate a family of five. You can also choose from four types of family accommodation, featuring sliding doors, covered verandas and direct access to a play garden. At Grecotel you can enjoy harmonious indoor and outdoor family summer living. From supervised children’s entertainment to a private tour of the hotel, the Grecotel team is at your service for an incomparable stay.
There are four hotels as part of the resort catering to different groups (from their website):
This beachfront residence conjures the glamour by bygone eras. It is a journey of the imagination, steeped in memories, romance and charm.
OLYMPIA RIVIERA & AQUA PARK
The ultimate spa resort. Inspired by the sanctuary at ancient Olympia, this exclusive beachfront hideaway is sprinkled with classic elegance.
OLYMPIA OASIS & AQUA PARK
A beachfront village plaza featuring 12 restaurants and bars that bring together the best of cutting-edge culinary creations, while applying a sense of barefoot luxury to both food and beverages.
ILIA PALMS & AQUA PARK
A cosy hotel beautifully allocated amongst forest, evoking the ‘seventies’ era adorned with mirrors, colours and patterns.
The Horizon Blu in Kalamata is right on the beach, (across a busy road admittedly, but you can’t get much closer to the beach!). It’s just a ten minute drive from Kalamata airport and is a great location for exploring the rest of the Peloponnese, being fairly central and next to the fairly new motorway.
Luxury hotels Peloponnese – from their website: Brand new on the waterfront promenade of vibrant Kalamata, Horizon Blu 5* hotel combines a great location, contemporary design, exquisite services and a wealth of facilities available to all travellers – business or pleasure – and visitors alike.
This luxury resort is located in Skafidia on the Greek Peloponnese. Offering ultra-stylish accommodation it is the ideal place for a healthy and relaxing break, and the chance to experience the wonderful Greek hospitality, food and weather.
For those that want to explore it’s close to several fascinating UNESCO listed sites, including the Archaeological Site of Olympia that has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and was the birthplace of the Olympic Games in 776 B.C. The islands of Zante and Kefalonia are also easily accessed by ferry from the post of Kyllini.
Casa Marron, Lakopetra Beach
Casa Marron welcomes guests to 172 family rooms at the main building and 98 bungalows with en-suite marble bathrooms on the ground and first floor. Main living areas have floor-to-ceiling glass panels with easy access to a Blue Flag sandy pebble beach.
Premium features include multi-ethnic decoration spots, 24-hour reception, express check-in/check-out, multilingual staff and a concierge service. Family holidays are also about kids having fun, and the Grecoland Kids Club does not disappoint.
Guests will never go hungry thanks to unlimited dining options at no extra charge. New eateries include a Greek taverna, trattoria pizzeria, café, creperie and gelateria. There is also BBQ by the pool, souvlaki and burgers, and live cooking shows. Little ones are welcome to a constant supply of fresh, healthy choices at the buffet from morning to evening. But all-inclusive goes far beyond the delicious food.
Sports lovers will find all sorts of activities to keep them busy. Swim in freshwater indoor and outdoor pools, counting one just for juniors. Cool off by windsurfing, flyboarding, jet-skiing and other watersports. On dry land, enjoy tennis, mountain biking, beach volleyball, archery and games, not to mention a full programme of evening entertainment.
If luxury villas are more your thing, have a look at Bassa Maina Villas on the Mani Peninsula or our own Villa Serendipity in Stoupa (maybe not as high end luxury as the above hotels, but beautiful nonetheless and very reasonable prices!!). Or consider heading further afield Tenerife, Lanzarote or Crete or even the Maldives.