Hotel Mendi is a nice place to relax, forget your worries and just enjoy. The hotel is situated literally in the middle of nowhere, so if you are a fan of loud parties, shopping and going to bars, this is not a place for you. It is really an oasis of peace and tranquility, with an amazing swimming pool with sea water and palm trees all around, but it is very deep in some places, so watch out for your children. There is a bust stop near the hotel, but I think that the bus doesn’t stop there very often.
The hotel restaurant is quite nice, the food is very good and diverse. I just missed some cocoa or a chocolate drink for breakfast, because I don’t drink coffee. One advice-don’t eat the chocolate spread, it is not Nutella, it’s just some sugary, tasteless chocolate spread, with no sign of hazelnuts. 🙂
The staff is like most of the Greek people very nice and polite. They are very helpful and they try very hard to speak English. But they will give you a big smile if you say “kalimera” or “efharisto” to them.
The rooms are quite big, but with very old fashioned furniture. The hotels has its own beach which is nice, but there are pebbles on the beach and in the water which can be a bit uncomfortable for the feet. I travelled to this hotel with an agency so we had free umbrellas and sunbeds at the beach, but if you are travelling on your own, you have to pay for it-I think 6 €, which is a bit expensive.
There are no shops or restaurants near the hotel, just the shop in the hotel (with very reasonable prices and with a good offer of goods) and a hotel restaurant at the beach (with some very nice, young waiters). Because of this, a lot of people have an all-inclusive package, but we had a half-board and it was enough for us.
I recommend renting a car so that you can explore the rest of the beautiful Kassandra and Sithonia, just beware of the Greek drivers 🙂