HolidayCheck Awards 2017: The 53 most popular Greek hotels - Ikos Olivia world's top

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HolidayCheck Awards 2017: The 53 most popular Greek hotels - Ikos Olivia world's topTravel portal awards audience prize based on nearly one million guest reviews – new feature 2017: “HolidayCheck Gold Award”


Guests have decided: 695 hotels in 35 countries will be presented with the HolidayCheck Award 2017 and the top hotel in the world is the “Ikos Olivia”, in the destination of Chalkidiki. The highly sought after tourism prize is being awarded for the twelfth year to the most popular hotels worldwide. 

The Award is given based on guest reviews on HolidayCheck within the last twelve months. Accommodations which have been winners of the HolidayCheck Award receiving consistently excellent reviews for at least five years in a row will be honoured with a special Award in 2017: they will receive the new HolidayCheck Gold Award. 

A total of 53 Greek hotels have been selected as winners. Three of them win the HolidayCheck Gold Award: Hotel Horizon Beach Resort (Kos), Hotel Corissia Beach (Crete) and Hotel Kalithea Horizon Beach (Rhodes)..

These are the 10 most popular hotels in Greece: 


1. Ikos Olivia (Chalkidiki)
2. Hotel Apollon (Chalkidiki)
3. Hotel Calypso Palace (Rhodes)
4. Hotel Palladium (Kos)
5. Apollon Xenonas Apparthotel (Chalkidiki)
6. Villa Stella Apartments (Greece mainland)
7. Neptune Hotel – Resort Convention Centre & Spa (Kos)
8. Hotel Corissia Harmony (Crete)
9. Hotel Annas House (Crete)
10. Hotel Kalithea Horizon Royal (Rhodes), Gold Award

For the first time, this year the HolidayCheck Gold Award will be given to hotels who received consistently excellent reviews for at least five consecutive years and thus, have continually been rated among the winners of the HolidayCheck Award. A total of 32 hotels which are spread all over the globe will be presented with the HolidayCheck Gold Award. “The winners of the newly initiated HolidayCheck Gold Award managed to excite holidaymakers through the years with their permanent high quality standard. Their ability to understand their guests’ needs and to perfectly meet them, deserves an additional prize. The Gold Award serves as especially valuable information for other travelers – in these hotels they can absolutely be sure to make a good choice for the greatest time of the year”, said Georg Ziegler, Director Content at HolidayCheck.

The complete list of 53 Greek hotels at  HolidayCheck Awards 2017 in each area follows:

Anthemus Sea Beach Hotel & Spa
Apollon Xenonas Apparthotel
Hotel Alia Palace
Hotel Apollon
Hotel Blue Dolphin
Hotel Istion Club & Spa
Hotel Maistrali
Hotel Possidona Beach
Ikos Oceania
Ikos Olivia
Mainland Greece
Evilion Sea & Sun Hotel
Villa Stella Apartments
Hotel Acharavi Beach
Hotel Corfu Pelagos
Hotel Three Stars Village
Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
lti Grand Hotel Glyfada
Marilena Sea View Hotel
Mayor Capo Di Corfu
Mayor Pelekas Monastery
Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa
Hotel Caravia Beach
Hotel Horizon Beach Resort
Hotel Palladium
Hotel Sensimar Palazzo del Mare
Mitsis Norida Beach Hotel
Neptune Hotel - Resort Convention Centre & Spa
Robinson Club Daidalos
smartline More Meni Beach
smartline More Meni Cosmopolitan
Hapimag Resort Damnoni
Hotel Alianthos Garden
Hotel Annas House
Hotel Cactus Royal
Hotel Corissia Beach
Hotel Corissia Harmony
Hotel Corissia Princess
Hotel Cretan Malia Park
Hotel Serita Beach
Ikaros Beach Luxury Resort & Spa
ROBINSON Club Kyllini Beach
AquaGrand Luxury Hotel Lindos
Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas
Ekaterini Hotel
Elysium Resort & Spa Hotel
Hotel Calypso Palace
Hotel Helena Christina
Hotel Kalithea Horizon Royal
Hotel La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex
Hotel Rhodos Palladium
Lindos Princess Beach Hotel
Hotel Votsalakia
Atrium Hotel

These are the 8 most popular hotels in Cyprus: 

1. Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites (Agia Napa), Gold Award
2. Club Aldiana Cyprus (Larnaka)
3. Crystal Springs Beach Hotel (Protaras)
4. Hotel Nissi Beach Resort (Agia Napa), Gold Award
5. Hotel Asterias Beach (Agia Napa), Gold Award
6. SENTIDO Sandy Beach (Larnaka)
7. Hotel Salamis Bay Conti (Famagusta)
8. Hotel Kermia Beach (Agia Napa)

The HolidayCheck Award Process:

There are strict rules in place for presenting the Award: to even come into consideration for this sought-after accolade, a hotel must have collected at least 50 reviews from its guests during a period of twelve months (December 1st, 2015 until November 30th, 2016). In addition, the accommodations must have been recommended by at least 90% of its former guests. Another tough hurdle that the hotels have to face are the HolidayCheck “Suns”, which holidaymakers use when reviewing hotel details like the room, location, surroundings, service, and restaurant facilities. The scale ranges from a minimum of 1 (poor) to a maximum of 6 (very good); potential Award hotels must have achieved at least 5 “Suns”.

In addition, a hotel must not have used manipulation to go against the portal’s Code of Conduct. The rules in the Code define under which conditions HolidayCheck considers a review to be an active guest opinion. In extreme contraventions of the Code of Conduct, HolidayCheck reserves the right to remove and recall current accolades.

About HolidayCheck

HolidayCheck is the largest German speaking travel portal and offers extensive travel know-how. On, travelers find hotels according to their wishes, get in touch with fellow holidaymakers, and book directly. The basis for this is a database with almost seven million hotel reviews as well as an in-house travel agency with TÜV certificate. Using offers from over 100 travel operators, HolidayCheck guarantees to deliver the best price for a traveller’s chosen hotel and dream holiday. A lot of helpful information, holidaymakers can find on the highly-frequented travel forum (over 3.1 million posts). HolidayCheck AG is a subsidiary of the HolidayCheck Group, was found in 2003, and is based in the Swiss town of Bottighofen, close to the German border city of Konstanz.

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