Need to know
62, including 57 suites suitable for families
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $457.76 (€389), excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates usually include a buffet breakfast.
There’s a noticeably high staff-to-guests ratio, so you’ll always be able to find someone to fetch whatever you need. If you’re even just slightly interested in wine, ask for a tour of the cellar – it’s packed with 850 bottles from all over the world and inherited from the owners’ collection. Allow 45 minutes down there with the fantastically knowledgeable sommelier (tasting sessions are also available, and if you fancy taking anything back home all bottles are available to buy).
From mid October to the end of April each year.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, beach, water sports, classes, crèche, kids club, free WiFi throughout. Every room has a flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose WiFi music system, Nespresso machine, minibar, Bulgari bath products, air-conditioning, tea- and coffee-making kit, and black-out curtains.
Our favourite rooms
The Mediterranean Two-Bedroom Suite is a star pick, with its large, airy living room and bright bedrooms. The size of the suite means it's perfect for families, and there’s a terrace for alfresco dining and sunbathing with sea views, too.
Flanked by day-beds and palm trees, the large swimming pool has ever-attentive staff on hand to brings drinks to lounging guests. Children are welcome, too.
The indoor pool at Danai Spa is a great spot for rainy days. You’ll also find a sauna and steam room, and a full menu of spa and beauty delights in the five treatment rooms (many are also available in your own hotel room, too). Don’t miss the Cleopatra room with its golden bath tub. It’s quite something.
All the normal holiday garb will be useful at Danai, and the atmosphere is mostly informal. Bring a few smarter outfits for evenings out, and flat sandals for exploring the glorious beaches.
Most common areas aren’t wheelchair accessible, and the hotel isn’t ideal for guests who have trouble with steps.
Dogs are welcome at no charge – beds, bowls and food are supplied. Beach access for dogs is reserved for those whose masters are staying in a Beach Cabana. (All restaurants are dog free.) See more pet-friendly hotels in Halkidiki.
Danai is super child-friendly. There are kids' activities, a crèche, and lots of family-orientated restaurants on-site.
Kids sleep in baby cots (free) or extra beds (€100) added to their parents’ rooms.
Danai has a crèche for knackered parents to leave their sprogs, and can look after any children over four months old.
The Worldwide Kids Company team keep 4–11 year olds entertained at the free Danai Kids Club. Juniors can spend the day at the craft tables or take part in organised outdoor games and sports; book in advance, sessions are very popular. Most activities are free, but some (watersports, trips to the ice-cream parlour) are charged. Staff have a stash of snacks and fruit, and more substantial fare can be ordered via room service, if needed. There’s an indoor playroom with toys, books and puzzles – ideal for avoiding the midday sun, or if there's some unexpected rain.
The pool is perfect for children of all ages; parents who find the area a bit too splashy can retreat to the indoor pool at the spa.
Room service has plenty of kid-friendly options, and Andromeda and the Seahorse Grill are the best bets for families with younger children. Head to the Sea Side bar for a lighter options, where youngsters will feel very grown-up with their own special menus.
With more than 24 hours' advance warning, babysitters are available for €15 an hour for one child, €20 an hour for two children and €22 for three.
No need to pack
The hotel's well kitted-out, with highchairs, sterilisers, baby monitors, changing mats, pushchairs or buggies, swimming aids, toddler-proof toys, crayons/pens/pencils/paint and paper, craft materials and picture books.
Nappies, baby wipes and child-friendly snacks are all available to buy at Danai’s onsite village shop. There’s no formal baby-listening service, but baby monitors are available.