A total of 53 hotels in Greece have been selected as winners of the HolidayCheck Award 2017.
The HolidayCheck Award, which will be given for the twelfth year to the most popular hotels worldwide, is awarded based on guest reviews on HolidayCheck within the last 12 months. HolidayCheck is the largest German speaking travel portal that offers extensive travel know-how.
In total, 695 hotels in 35 countries will be presented with the HolidayCheck Award 2017.
Following 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 Aparthotel (Chalkidiki)
6. Villa Stella Apartments (Kavala, 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
Moreover, for the first time this year the HolidayCheck Gold Award will be given to hotels that received consistently excellent reviews for at least five consecutive years and thus, have continually been rated among the winners of the HolidayCheck Award.
Out of the 53 winning hotels in Greece for 2017, three of them will be awarded with the HolidayCheck Gold Award: Hotel Horizon Beach Resort on Kos, Hotel Corissia Beach on Crete and Hotel Kalithea Horizon Beach on Rhodes.
In total, 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”, said Georg Ziegler, Director Content at HolidayCheck, adding that the hotels’ 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”, Ziegler said.
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 1, 2015, until November 30, 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”.