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Christmas at The Calile

Events, Hotel

Imagine a Christmas – perfect in every way where you don’t have to do any of the hard work. Where family and friends come together to enjoy and celebrate, share gifts and stories while someone else takes care of the kitchen (and makes the bed). 

Christmas at The Calile promises all of this along with opportunity for endless festivities and captivating surrounds for you and your family. Let it become your Christmas hideaway, your yuletide home of summer luxury and festive treats – yes, guests staying over Christmas day will receive a treat from Santa aka the hotel. 

If this sounds like bliss, that’s because it is. Make this a present for you and your family and one that you will never forget. So, if you do choose to join our Calile family this Christmas, there are a few house details to keep in mind.

On Christmas Day, the Lobby Bar will be serving only guests staying at the hotel – as part of The Calile family, we invite you to treat our restaurant as your dining room. We will be serving a three-course Christmas inspired menu, along with the Lobby Bar menu, cocktails and drinks. 

Guests are invited to dine at Lobby Bar between 7 AM – 9 PM on Christmas Day and 7 AM – 9 PM on Boxing Day.  

Family traditions can still be maintained – Carols on Christmas, the cricket on Boxing Day, or retreat to a cool, dark space with Chromecast to recover, all can be enjoyed in the comfort of your suite or room. Alternatively, tune in with complimentary WIFI if a shady pool cabana is more your vibe. 

Hellenika will be closed on Christmas Day, however, for hotel guests seeking poolside eats, there will be a mini-menu by Lobby Bar available from 11 am until 5pm. Note, liquor is permitted on Christmas Day in conjunction with substantial food orders. Hellenika will trade for all other public holidays; on Boxing Day, until late (very late) on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with their DJ mixing smooth tunes poolside to celebrate the first day of 2020. 

The Calile’s newest dining venue SK Steak & Oyster will be closed from the 22nd through to the 26th of December inclusive and open as usual from dinner service on the 27th of December.  It will be closed and recovering with the rest of us on New Year’s Day.

KAILO Day Spa will be closed on all three public holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) – but no need to stress, we guarantee that settling in at The Calile will be enough to decompress you in any case.

Forme Fitness will be open to all guests throughout the entire holiday period – there’s no rest for some, however, hosted classes will not be available from Wednesday 22 December until Monday 3 December… You will have to witness your own fitness.  

Need a last-minute gift or venturing beyond the hotel? Our James Street neighbourhood is a mix of over 110 retailers and it rarely sleeps, yet over Christmas, some retailers take time off to spend with family. The doors of a few (not many) will be closed over the break.

Staying into the new year? A selection of our Friends of Calile retailers are offering exclusive discounts and offers throughout January. Discover who and where here

Trading hours of James Street retailers can be viewed here, and if in doubt always best to check directly first.

Key dates: 

Christmas Day: Wednesday 25 December 

Lobby Bar: 7 AM – 6 PM, hotel guests only

Hellenika: Closed

SK Steak & Oyster: Closed

KAILO: Closed

Forme Fitness: Hotel guests only

Boxing Day: Thursday 26 December 

Lobby Bar: 7 AM – 9 PM, open

Hellenika: Open

SK Steak & Oyster: Closed

KAILO: Closed

Forme Fitness: Hotel guests only 

New Year’s Eve: Tuesday 31 January 

Lobby Bar: 7 AM ­– Late

Hellenika: Open

SK Steak & Oyster: Open 

KAILO: Open 

Forme Fitness: Hotel guests only 

New Year’s Day: Wednesday 1 January 

Lobby Bar: 7 AM ­– 9 PM, open

Hellenika: Open

SK Steak & Oyster: Closed

KAILO: Closed

Forme Fitness: Hotel guests only 

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