Ikos Oceania

This deluxe hotel teams an infinity pool with a great dining scene and a private beach.

This luxury hotel attracts repeat visitors – not to mention the occasional British soap star. A gorgeous infinity pool sets the scene, and it’s joined by 4 à la carte restaurants and a first-class spa.

There’s a private sandy beach just across the road from this hotel. It comes with a range of watersports, as well as waiter service to your sunlounger. Further afield, it’s around 15 minutes’ walk to Nea Moudania’s centre and harbour.

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  • Official Rating   
    5 star
  • 298Rooms
  • 14Lifts
  • Floors: 6 in the main building, 3 in the annexes

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board. Unlimited visits to the à la carte restaurants. Midday and midnight snacks. Afternoon coffee, sweets and ice-cream.

Drink

National and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.00-02.00. Minibar in room.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Infinity pool

The infinity pool has fabulous views of the open ocean so you'll be able to see the boats passing calmly by. In the evening, you can sip a drink on your sunbed as you enjoy a beautiful sunset. Sunbeds and pool towels are provided.

Greek à la carte restaurant

With poolside dining available, subject to the weather. You can make a reservation in the lobby area.

Evening entertainment programme

A range of entertainment including musicals, cocktail parties, quizzes and cinema shows.

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double room with sea view

These rooms have space for three with a double bed and an extra bed. They're spacious and come with floor to ceiling windows.

junior deluxe room

These rooms have space for three adults or two adults and one child with a double bed and a living area with a CD and DVD player. These rooms have access to a pool that is exclusively for guests staying in Deluxe rooms.

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Enjoyable week

Lovely clean, fresh looking hotel. Rooms were very nice and had everything in them you needed.We stayed in the deluxe area and it was definitely worth the extra money..you barely had to lift a finger..drinks brought to your sun bed, cold refreshing towels, fruit bags, sun glasses cleaned if you wished. Some of the sun bed mattresses do need replacing though. The other large swimming pool looked very crowded and not such a nice area. We used the adult only infinity pool a couple of days which was lovely and again you got fantastic service. The a la carte restaurants were nice for a change, the meal on the beach was by far the best with the Italian being my least favourite. The buffet restaurant was also great there was so much variety of food, often it was only warm though that would be my only niggle. I did find if we had an early sitting at the a la carte restaurants you were rushed through the courses and wasn't given a bit of time to relax before they asked you what you wanted for desert. The beach is ok, nothing special, although the sea is lovely and warm. I wouldn't say the staff are over friendly, the staff cooking behind the counters in the buffet restaurant, i didn't see one of them smile, one occasion there was no white bread so i asked the lady if there was any more to which she replied "NO" and that was it! Yet i asked another member of staff who gladly went and got some! We had a late flight and you have to be checked out by 11am, you can reserve your room if it available at a cost of 90 euro! which you can have until 6pm. We were unable to do this as our room was going to be occupied by new guests.The entertainment was terrible, why they don't have a singer or a disco in the main bar i do not know, the couple of shows they did have on was in a theatre type room which had no atmosphere at all, they also have an adult only bar which is huge and i think i saw 4 adults in it, again it had no atmosphere. Would i return?…..Probably not in a hurry.More

kerry326, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Great service, good food, very clean, an enjoyable summer vacation

This beginning of July we spent almost two weeks at the Ikos Oceania Hotel. We had high expectations from all the great reviews and that it was a five star hotel. We booked the transport from Thessaloniki airport through the hotel at €70 each way. A taxi ride itself would be around €55-65. We enjoyed the nice service of being welcomed in arrival hall by a dedicated taxi driver. Very friendly ride to the hotel. Check-in at hotel was efficient and friendly. The receptionist explained to me some details about the restaurants and other services. Room was not as requested at higher floor but at least the closest building to the beach (building 4). Room itself was as expected from the images from the website. Clean, spacious (family two room suite) and with amenities and fully stocked minibar. It doesn’t ooze luxury, but it’s comfortable and has plenty of cupboard space. Only thing missing is, when you have children sleeping on the sofa and an extra bed, there is no extra comfortable seating possibility as the sofa is made up as a bed. Nevertheless extra chairs requested from room service were brought instantly. The positives: • Service throughout the hotel was perfect. Friendly and attentive. • The staff works very hard and finds solutions quick if there’s a problem. • Most evenings there is (enjoyable) entertainment provided (dance, music or magician shows) in a large ball room. • Large selection of drinks available anywhere (pool bar, restaurant, beach bar, lobby bar) • Perfectly clean everywhere around • Good up to very good quality of food at the buffet and the a-la-carte restaurants. • Nespresso coffee machine in the room. The negatives: • Despite the large sized main pool the area around the pool was very crowded. Everybody seemed to reserve their deck chairs with towels each early morning, so guests arriving after 12 wouldn’t find any empty chairs anymore. • Though there was a large choice of wines on the wine list, the quality didn’t reach up to a five star quality. They were soso and only a very few real good. My wife and I are wine connoisseurs and have tasted many high standard wines in South Africa, France, Italy and the US. • The coffee and espresso you receive at the restaurants is coming from an automatic machine and is a very bad quality. Since you have an espresso machine in the room, there should at least be the same possible in the restaurant or perhaps even a barista with a real Italian coffee machine (THAT would be five star!). The only place you get a REAL good coffee was at the beach bar. • The dine-out experience was disappointing. The restaurant itself was on the side of the port of Nea Moudania and a nice location. The service by the waiter was extremely artificial and like a show in a tourist trap. He used the same lame compliments and overly exaggerated comments towards all guests. Once serving the courses he loudly announced them and praised them as a sensation and extremely delicious. This annoying behavior impaired our experience. The younger female waitress was the only genuinely friendly person at the restaurant. Regarding the dishes we enjoyed the first course only. The wine served was the quality of a cooking wine, the main meat platter a low quality. Overall, apart from the dine-out evening, we very much enjoyed our stay at Ikos Oceania. The staff there makes a great difference and you feel well taken care off. Thanks to the tasty food we never felt hungry for the whole two weeks. A word of recommendation to the main group of guests, you English folks: Please try their local dishes at the buffet! They’re much, much better than your usual fried chicken, hamburgers and French fries! I was surprised how few guests choose to try something unknown and new. Try it, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!More

Andrew L,

Better than expected

Travelled with my husband, 2 daughters and their partners and grandchildren aged nearly 5, nearly 2 and 16 months. We do not usually travel in peak times but son in law is a teacher so no choice. We envisaged over crowding, screaming kids etc. but were very pleasantly surprised. There were a lot of children but all well behaved and we could always find a quieter spot. No trouble getting 7 or 8 sunbeds next to one another. The food was excellent and very plentiful. We tried all the restaurants which were very good and even the buffet was fairly civilised. The French and Asian were particularly good. Booking them was a problem though as other reviewers have stated. There was ice cream, snacks, fruit, biscuits on tap all day which kept the children happy. The service was excellent particularly by the pool where drinks came regularly as well as cold towels, fresh fruit and even getting our sunglasses cleaned. Special mention for Aggeliki who stood out amongst all the excellent staff. Weather was super and the pool and sea were lovely and warm. Sea urchins wee not a problem...just skip over the sandbags to lovely warm, shallow sea. (A small pontoon would have been even better!) The only drawbacks were grand daughter being expected to sleep on the sofa despite booking a Junior Suite (a bed was installed once we complained but this meant the room was very cramped - hate to think what a standard room was like). The mini club had great facilities but our 4 year old was a little overwhelmed by the older children (to the extent that I thought it dangerous during the pool activities and she ended up not going very often.....note that this is run by outside company with mainly English staff....the Greek girls were much better!) The evening entertainment was quite professional (apart from the rubbish mini dico....again English girls who seemed pretty disinterested). Would have like more dining Al fresco and outdoor entertainment to make the most of the sultry evenings, some more trips to see unspoilt Halkidiki (we declined a 3000E boat trip for the family) and there wasn't much else on offer....might be because we travelled with BA rather than a tour operator. The private transfer was seamless and the taxi even had TV in the back to keep the kids occupied. Checking in to the hotel with a cool drink and colouring activities for the children was a delight. All in all we had a fun holiday, the kids loved it and if it hadn't been for the restaurant situation and the room size would have rated it excellent.More

Belinda Q, Dorking, United Kingdom

Pretty much there!

Just had 2 weeks as a party of 8, each family had 2 adults, 5 year old and 6/11 month baby. This resort is the best all round all inclusive we have been to just a couple if bits I would take from other places to make it perfect. These are the rooms and beach area. The rooms are absolutely fine and perfectly serviced but we have had more modern. The beach area we did know about in that it is small and not necessarily beautiful fine sand so this was ok. It's more the area around it as outside the hotel you have to cross a small road which is relatively busy so not too peaceful when at beach or beach bar. A pedestrian promenade would really be nice but this will never happen. Both of these 'issues' are very minor and I would not at all suggest not visiting based on these. Quickly just to add too is set on a hill so very steep steps and hills to get up/down from one level to another. However the positive you get amazing views from your room and pool area! We tend to book an all inclusive for the service and food and drink. This hotel wins hands down in this department. Restaurants we thought were amazing, literally like visiting a great restaurant every night. We also pre booked all our evenings when we checked in with no problems at all which was great, in the past we have to queue each day at other hotels. Our opinion from top to bottom would be French, Asian, Greek, Italian. Also great that French is open for breakfast, amazing setting! We were in block 5 deluxe and an absolute no brainer for a family ( not necessarily for a couple as there is quiet pool but I would not recommend for a couple as think there are more specific resorts out there). All the room views are awesome, pool staff, Eva, Yana, Tanya, 'gorgeous George', Veronika, Dimitri literally are best and most attentive staff, you won't find better anywhere!!!!! Deluxe bar has more and better cocktails, snacks which other pool doesn't do which was great for the kids. Better sun beds, smaller pool so not as noisy but also nice and safe for the kids, smaller baby pool too. We even joked a little bit that the other much bigger pool felt a bit like ' Benidorm'. Much noisier, many more teenagers, sun beds rearranged everywhere, not sure what this might be like out of school holidays though as view from this pool is lovely. The meal on the beach and the service we got from designated manager was amazing too. The meal on the beach in particular was a really amazing evening and an incredible perk really based on the amount of effort this took. All in all I would 100% recommend this hotel and if going in school hols block 5 is a must. More

mattandclare, kettering, northants

Amazing Resort. Small issues let it down...

Just spent 10 days there with friends and tried most of what the resort had to offer. Overall amazing but needs attention to hit best of best where ! Here are my views: Rooms: had junior ocean view rooms in block 4. Perfect room size, plenty of space, perfect housekeeping attention and very good amenities. Room Service: Good choice and can be ordered anytime. Note your order can take between 20/45mns to be delivered. Pools: the main pool can be overcrowded with kids, bals and lilos but offers amazing views. You can enjoy a quiet pool by the French restaurant where you have to be over 16 which is well worth a try. The food is very good with good choice everywhere in the resort. The type of drinks/brand is of top quality and this is a massive plus. The Greek and Asian top the list when it comes to fine dining. The Greek reataurant is located by the main pool. Had breakfast there and a la carte dinner. Superbe view, service and food. The Asian offers amazing views overlooking the quiet pool also offering great food and service. The Italian restaurant was fine like the French one but not as impressive as the above mentioned restaurants. The French restaurant service is poor compared to the others and hope management address this. SPA: multiple treatments and massges on offer. Very professional. Evening entertainment: very good dancers/singers and good variety of shows in the evenings. The coordinator Alex who also does the magical show was very nice to start with but saw his true side over the 10 days we were there. Unhelpful when he was doing DJ in the disco (made us feel requests not welcome/grumpy when approached) His magical show is average but you'll have a laugh at him for sure depending how he performs on the night. Beach area/Water Sports: would recommend going further to the right as you walk down to the beach where there are less rocks in the water and quieter. Hired a motor boat for one hour 90Euros which was fun and would recommend. No jet skis on offer. Enjoyed 30mns free pedalos. Staff are attentive, similing and very helpful (except for those I encountered in the French restaurant) Car hire available at reception which is provided by Sixt Car Rental. No credit/debit card needed. Just passport/license and cash for rental. Day rate for a convertible: 115Euros or 175Euros for weekend. Overall, impressed with the Ikos brand and will definitly keep an eye on new resorts they may open in future. By far the best all inclusive I have stayed in. If the Oceania management can address these small issues this would make this resort more amazing than it already is.More

DreamVoyageur, London, United Kingdom

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Ikos Oceania
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1688 customer reviews
from £628.75