Viva Mare Hotel and Spa
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Viva Mare Hotel and Spa

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Hotel “Alkaios” one of the best hotels in the island of Lesvos, is situated 1,4 kilometres from the ancient village of Molyvos, 1,2 kilometres from the hot springs of Eftalou, and 4 kilometres from the harbour of Petra. It has its own private beach of about two hundred twenty metres long, six swimming-pools (two of those ideal for children), and twenty three square meters of surrounding area, with two playgrounds, two lounge areas, restaurant and bars. The upgraded services plus the superb location of the hotel, combined with a dramatic view of the Aegean Sea, qualifies it as the best choice for enjoying your vacations, vacations that you will never forget.Room descriptionAll rooms are equipped with anatomic beds with double layer mattresses (soft-hard), and have balconies that offer an amazing view of the Aegean sea, or of the garden. Furthermore, all rooms are equipped with all technological facilities such as: A/C, T.V., D.V.D., wirelless Internet Access, telephone, and doors with magnetic lock.All bathrooms are made of marble, with hidden lighting,and some of them are equipped with Jacuzzi bathtubs, or hydro-massage columns that will offer you moments of relaxation in your personal space.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Car hire
Spa
Hammam
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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javi157 wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic time staying at Viva Mare Hotel. The room was spacious with a fantastic sea view from the balcony. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the hotel itself was very pleasant with amazing views and four swimming pools available. Food was also great as there was a variety of options for breakfast and dinner, also fastest wifi I have ever had in a hotel. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mr. Volcano wrote a review Aug 2022
Izmir, Türkiye2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have visited this wonderful hotel with my parents to celebrate my birthday. The emphatic and professional working staff makes this place an oasis of calm and peace. Accommodation, service and food was very good. The view from my room was really breathtaking. Maria, wishing you and your team all the best. Please continue the good work with the same passion as you have demonstrated to us. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark B wrote a review Jun 2012
1 contribution10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife booked this hotel for us to come away and celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Molyvos was our first holiday together 24 years ago (romantic or what!). From her memory of 24 years ago and the "beach" location our tour operator referred to, she thought we were down near The Olive Press Hotel (the one with the chimney in all the pictures), as that's the "outskirts" of Molyvos which is on the hillside. The hotel is in fact on the other side of the mountain and fortress - definitely a bit more than the outskirts of town!! It might be a c.25 mins walk into town, but it's the gradient of the walk you need to consider in 35c of heat. Used the minibus once all OK and the taxi back was 5 euros. We hired a car to explore the island anyway. But reviewers issues to the location of the hotel isn't the hotels fault - its the tour operator's description (or lack of it) that's the problem. Thomas Cook are vague on exactly where the hotel is. The actual location of the hotel is in fact fantastic!! The views are great and the sunsets fab to watch from the balcony whilst dining outside. Having looked down from the fortress and the brilliant views it offers, we could not see a single hotel that had pool complex anywhere like that on offer at the Alkaios. Some hotels have a pool but many seem to rely on you using the beach - which on the Molyvos side is OK. On the Eftalou side of the fortress the beaches aren't great so you're more reliant on the pools. From the reviews I've read on Trip Advisor I'd say ignore anything before 2011 as they just don't reflect whats here now - must have done a lot of work since then. To be honest having been told by my wife where she had booked us, and then reading some of the reviews, and realising where we were I had suggested we try to move nearer to Molyvos proper - glad we didn't though! Hotel was a little quiet, which was great - absolutely no need for a rush to the sun loungers! Haven't met any unfriendly staff at all - although they don't all speak English, but why should they when they're in their home country?. As our flight and transfer meant we arrived late for lunch, they'd ensured they'd saved some for us, our room was upgraded to a sea view as they had one free, and they were keen to answer any questions or queries we had. Perhaps the owner could buy the chambermaids some quieter buckets as they're a bit on the noisy side first thing in the morning! Some "do not disturb" door hangers for those of us wishing to just about make breakfast by the closing time of 10am would be good - we were celebrating our wedding anniversary after all!? Food a bit samey but good quality. As for Molyvos it remains stunning. They might have built in some of the open spaces and needed to build on the far side of the mountain and fortress, but they've done it well and new and old blend in together. The essential spirit of the town is as we remembered it from all those years ago. Just a shame we have to fly home to Gatwick on Saturday :(
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Date of stay: June 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Babes_and_co wrote a review Jun 2011
Manchester, United Kingdom122 contributions137 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
'All Inclusive' No, No No, Do not go . . . . ???
Arrival – No information, No lift, No direction, Not even a drink.
Room – Empty fridge, that only worked when you were in the room so that was a waste of space, what good is a fridge with no electricity, No water, Kettle, No cups, tea, etc . .
Meeting with Rep Andy - How he walks in each week knowing the complaints he is going get by badly let down guests, and saying that we can all have a complaint form – WHY – when we returned the form he just told us to complain directly to Thomas Cook, he also said that some of our complaints had been dealt with, I would like to know what these were, was it the laminated piece of paper placed in our room after 2 days, the one that I suggested should have been there in the first place or given to us on arrival. A couple of notices with times for meals etc again what I suggested . . .
The guests who had to stay another week have told us that as in our meeting the next victims, were even more angry than we were, and the only thing that was nearly an improvement was that the same repetitive food was a bit warmer . . . .
Water – Only served by glass, out of a jug, had to go to outside shop to purchase bottles, hotel shop closed (not even set up).
Water given directly out of tap into guests drinks . . .
Breakfast – No variety, awful coffee, undercooked bacon, there was a coffee machine on a table next to the breakfast, guess what it only dispensed water, not even hot water, we were told that we would be able to have hot chocolate the following morning, BUT, the following morning they had tried to hide it under a table . . . this was passed
Lunch/Dinner – Both the same, cold, repetitive, not labelled, deserts more suitable for a child’s tea party, if you want a beer with your lunch you have to walk down to the pool bar.
Pool – Dirty, Flies, Sand, Twigs, Low water level, Not up to standard.
Health Spa – Boasts this facility, only on arrival told 5 Euros for 3 Hours, wonder why no one used this . . . . . ???
Pool Bar – Juice watered down, Cups & Glasses dirty, Coffee not used in pool bar, taken up to Lobby Bar, FRESH, think not . . ???
All Inclusive – This must come under Misleading & Mis-sold to all the Guests, no local spirits (except Ouzo) No cocktails, No Health Spa (use of) No towels, No bottled water, No in-room drinks, No shop, No safety information, No pricelists, Did have board at pool bar, listing what the All Inclusive guests could buy . . . None of this is in the small print in your brochure . . . £££
On the Friday evening, I slipped in the bath, the one with no hand rails & no anti slip mats, I greatly hurt myself, the following morning I told the Rep Andy, what I had done, was he interested, not in the least, only to say that if I tell him officially I would have to see a doctor and I would not be allowed to fly, so fearing that I would be abandoned in Lesbos, I just sat on the aeroplane and did not move again until we arrived at Manchester. I went to the doctors as soon as possible, only to find that I have cracked ribs, good job the hotel didn’t know about this or there might have been another charge . . . £££
If we had known this before, we would never ever have come here . . . .
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Date of stay: May 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Go to a different hotel . . . ???
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labyrinthguide wrote a review Sept 2012
Malmö, Sweden20 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives: Nice location with lovely views of the coast of Turkey! Staff is friendly and very helpful. Free shuttle bus to Molyvos four times a day. Buffet style meals with plenty of choices, soft drinks, wine, beer and ouzo. Plenty of sunbeds around 2 pools plus a kid's pool, and a small sandy beach strip.
Negatives: Very uncomfortable beds. Small bathroom with a deep drainhole in the floor. I lost my footing a few times before I figured out not to step into it which was kind of hard as it was perfectly centered on the bathroom floor.
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Date of stay: September 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Room tip: Ask for a room with an ocean view if you don't want to overlook the parking lot!
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Nora1111J wrote a review Jun 2012
Den Bosch, The Netherlands2 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
* ROOM : our room was cleaned properly every day. The beds were a bit firm but we slept well on them. When we put a towel on the bathroom floor it was replaced. Enough room to put your clothes etc. AMAZING seaview. Only one complaint: the locks make quite some noise when your neighbors close their doors.
* BUFFET : in the morning I'm usually not very hungry so I don't eat that much, but the lunch and dinner buffets (Greek buffet) were very good. The salads were super fresh. The tzaziki was the best I had in years. Every day different meat/fish/pasta or a dish like stuffed aubergines, moussaka etc. Lovely Greek deserts! And thumbs up for Christos the chef, always doing his very best to make sure there is enough to eat for everyone.
(A note to the critics: when you make a buffet with dishes that have to stay warm, it's all about finding a balance to keep the food warm AND prevent it from drying out. I have no complaints about the temperature of the food I had. Also, don't compare it to those immense buffets you had at those immense resorts in Krete or Turkey. It's no comparison really. This is a hotel, not a 5 star resort, so adjust your expectations and be a bit more flexible!)
* POOLS : There are several pools of which I have used two. The best was the wellness pool of course! It had all kinds of gadgets which I loved. And yes, I payed the 5 euro's. And I didn't mind. You know why? It's called a wellnesspool. If it was an open area and a whole bunch of other guests were there and plunging in the pool and kids screaming etc, it would be a REGULAR pool. I enjoyed the fact that it was a bit more private this way.
* BEACH : this side of the coastline doesn't really have a sandy beach, so it's weird that people kind of expect it. It's called nature. There is a section that has some sand and an amazing view of Turkey. And when you go down the steps you can go for a swim in the sea.
* DRINKS : I had enough drinks to choose from that were included. I had no problem paying for my cocktails. I am glad it's not an ultra-inclusive hotel, that would mean lots of drunk people there, with the problems that come with drunks. I had so much fun sitting at the bar. Manos, the bartender, has a very good sense of humor! :)
* STAFF : every single person was very nice and always willing to help or chat for a bit.
* LOCATION : The hotel is situated in Eftalou and has the most amazing view on the Turkish coast. There's not much to do in the near surroundings, except going for a walk or the Hot Springs, so it's best to either rent a scooter/car/call a cab or just enjoy the peace and quietness of this place. A taxidrive to Methymna/Molivos costs 5 euro.
CONCLUDING: I had an amazing stay at the Alkaios hotel. If I'd ever return to Lesbos, I would definitely stay here again. If you're looking for the authenticity of one of the most interesting Greek Islands, go to Lesbos. I personally have gotten to LOVE Lesbos, especially after hearing about it's fascinating history and the impressive resilience the Lesbos people have proven to have. I have such great respect. If you don't care about the history, nature, people, etc you should probably go to those massive tourist resorts in Crete or Rhodes.
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Date of stay: June 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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StuartWarren wrote a review Sept 2011
Worthing, United Kingdom77 contributions37 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 weeks late August, 2011. You'll always get mixed reviews but this is our honest appraisal: 1. Staff - a couple were friendly (Stratos and Nick) but the majority were very rude and couldn't care less about customer service or just being polite - they just don't really care and standards are very poor. 2. The Food - if you like to eat exactly the same dull, very poor quality food for breakfast, lunch and evening meal every day of your stay then you'll be OK here. The food was truly awful by any standards and as a result we ate out every night and only had toast in the morning (we bought our stuff to eat at breakfast). We are certainly not food snobs, far from it, just a normal family but with basic standards. 3. Our Room - we think we probably had the best room in the hotel, a sea view with balcony, on a top floor. The view is lovely. The bad news is the neighbours dogs bark day and night starting at 6am (not the hotels fault of course), then the pool room noise starts from 6am until 9.30am, a high pitch noise that really gets on your nerves and makes it impossible to sleep and there's nothing you or the hotel can do about it, the air con didn't work, the maid never cleaned the room (they only change the bedding and provide new towels), in the bathroom you get the smell from the next room wafting up through the vents in the floor, the beds are uncomfortable, the pillows have seen better days, the curtains ripped, the floors never cleaned. We really feel sorry for anyone who doesn't get a sea view because the alternative is to overlook the car park, the kitchen bins, or be above the restaurant and bar. All doors slam shut so expect to hear this at all hours. 4. The Hotel - the Spa water is so acidic it makes your skin itch and my swimming shorts turned colour from blue to purple!, the spa sun beds are without any pads so very uncomfortable, the spa gym (which is actually 2 worn out running machines, a broken cycle machine and 2 broken weights) is a joke, rubbish everywhere, never clean, the indoor pool water is actually green and is home to the adopted hotel dog and 2 cats. The main hotel pool near the bar is OK but very dangerous as it has no depth markings and if walking in flip flops around the wet poolside it's like you're walking on ice. The lifeguard ring is used by kids in the pool! There are only a few sun beds working as most are broken and only a few fixed sun shades. This brought us much amusement as we watched from our balcony the morning battle to claim the best few spots with towels firmly placed down before going off to breakfast! We went to the beach instead, so much better and more relaxing and came back to the pool late afternoon to coincide with these people leaving the pool area to go and get ready for the evening meal at 7.30pm. And yes, they all looked miserable! The hotel upkeep generally is very poor with broken slides, light fittings exposed (in the spa area), broken sun loungers, litter and glasses never cleared up - honestly the list could go on forever. Our verdict: don't go here, it's not worth the all inclusive price tag! We used it just as a base (we hired a car for 2 weeks from the UK and picked it up at the airport, much cheaper) to explore the island. It's not worth the money and all inclusive is what what this hotel offers. On the up side Molyvos is a great town and Lesbos a wonderful island and a great holiday choice. If we could turn back time we would rent an apartment.
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It has to be a sea view, top floor, away from the pool generator and not above the bar or...
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Debs6425 wrote a review Jul 2011
Telford, United Kingdom57 contributions41 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked an all inclusive holiday in good faith with Thomas Cook based upon their description of the holiday, hotel and facilities.We did not receive the all inclusive holiday that we booked.
Firstly the strengths: Hotel has wonderful views over the sea and to Turkey from the dining terrace. Rooms are spacious, clean, and beds comfortable. Bed linen and towels changed every other day. Food whilst well presented was lacking in variety, chicken and pork every day cooked in a variety of different ways, lunch and dinner. There was a large selection of salads, and cold meats and bread. Staff cheerful and work hard in the resturant particularly. Opportunities for improvement: The only alcohol provided that was part of the all inclusive package was beer, wine or ouzo, spirits or cocktails were available at between 4 - 7 euros. Water was 1 euro per one and half litre bottle, charge was made for the very basic spa area. Kettle provided in room but no cups, no complimentary tea or coffee or milk, fridge in room empty and was disconnected every time you left the room! Notices in dining room stating not to remove cups (we did) and this was where we obtained our milk. The snacks that were supposed to be provided throughout the day consisted of a plate of sandwiches or cake on the top of the pool bar in the blazing sun. No entertainment at this hotel at all, Despite what the brochure says there is not a beach at this hotel, there is a small area of sand/gravel at the back of the pool area, big enough for 2 sunbeds! Hairdryer supposed to be in room (i didnt take mine with me) had to be requested from reception. Only information provided in room consisted of a laminated A4 sheet of paper stating meal times, the times were different to those stated on the back of the dining room door!
Andy Thomas Cook rep instilled in us the importance of bottled water during the long coach drive from the airport, until at the welcome meeting when most people complained then all of sudden the tap water was safe to drink here.
Rep did admit (grudgingly) that there had been several complaints that had been raised by other hoilday makers along the same lines as our own. From several couples at the welcome meeting only two couples thought all was well in paradise.
Another couple at the welcome meeting had complained to Andys boss, her solution was to offer to move them to another hotel on a bed and breakfast basis when they had paid for all inclusive!!
Rep stated that local town/village was a 20 minute walk away, might have been if you are under 30 and used to hill walking, more like 40 minutes, and very hilly.
We do not go on holiday to go out on the lash every night, however a wind down brandy after dinner is an enjoyable part of our holiday, but not at 5 euros a glass, and this was a local greek spirit, not imported.
We have stayed at all inclusive hotels previously and after several years of travelling we can honestly say that here we experienced a very basic full board holiday that masqueraded as an all inclusive package.
Thomas Cooke wake up, there is a recesion in the UK and people will be seriously considering where to spend their money, sadly you have lost several customers in using mis representation whilst selling this holiday.
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Date of stay: June 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: pay extra for sea view room
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_Adr1an_n_ wrote a review Jun 2013
Bucharest, Romania1,777 contribution37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am in Alkaios hotel right now and I can tell you that those bad reviews (that almost put me off when booking) are absolute rubbish. Let me explain why (I will share now some quick impressions and come back with another review after the whole stay at the hotel) :

1. First of all, the entire hotel is excelently placed right on the seafront. Unlike 99% accomodations on Lesbos (and on most greek islands), which have a road (in most cases that's the main road!) between them and the beach, Alkaios is actually a beach hotel. This is very important for families with small kids but also for anyone who doesn't like to watch and listen the cars passing by all day long.
2. The architecture is beautiful, the terrain is very well used and from the rooms and the restaurant you overlook the pools, palm trees and the sea (a splendid little gulf). The very criticized (in some reviews) beach is actually small and cozy and PRIVATE, the water is clean and the algae brought by the sea are far from being a nuisance. (at least in this period)
3. The distance from the hotel parking to the parking in Molyvos (where you have to leave your car anyway) is exactly 1600m on the road, measured by me with my car's odometer. From there you have another 200m to the main commerical road in the town. Granted, it's not going to be a pleasant walk if you do it in the blazing heat of the afternoon but it's actually quite nice in the evening. Most important, there is a sidewalk on one side so you're not going to risk to be runned over by cars. Also the hotel offers free rides on a bus 4 times a day.
4. Whoever said that the food can't be eaten must either have some interest in downplaying the services offered by the hotel or have totally unrealistic expectations from an accomodation in this price range. As we speak, the rates on booking.com for a double room with seaview in Alkaios in mid July (full season) are 60 euros with breakfast included and 79 euros with all inclusive. That means you pay an extra of 9.5 euros per person (and nothing for a kid up to 12 years who stays in an extra bed) for lunch and dinner plus drinks, snacks, icecream and so on). No one who has at least above average intelect will expect free cocktails and spirits in this price range.
As a matter of fact the food is better then expected (as I said, the bad reviews almost put me off when I was making the booking). The tzatziki is one of the best I've eaten in the whole Greece (and I've visited most of Greece) and generaly speaking the greek courses are well made and tasty. Again, I'm not someone with low expectations (you can check my other reviews) but you need to be mentally challenged to expect fresh srimps at 9.5 euros/person/day for the difference from all inclusive to breakfast only.
5. I have a very good eye for details and indeed if you go on hollyday to check out if the repairmen placed well the silicone on the bath tub joints you're going to be disappointed in Alkaios. Someone like me would probably need 10 minutes in order to take 20 photos that, if posted here, would make everyone believe that the hotel is a ruin. HOWEVER these are absolutelly minor details that only someone with serious issues would pay attention to while being on his summer vacation. When staying in Alkaios you need to see the bigger picture, not that unscrewed handle of one of the drawers in the room.
The hotel is NOT falling apart as some people suggested here and on booking.com, the pools are clean and well maintained, the rooms are nice and clean. All the shortcomings (except for one) mentioned here are just MINOR details that can be fixed within minutes.

The ONLY thing that the hotel needs to replace asap are the doors. The locking mechanisms got upgraded (with card, self locking, shock absorbers and so on) but the doors are plain wood and offer minimal soundproofing. In real life this ammounts to the guests hearing the mechaninsm of the neighbouring rooms closing quite loud.
Good thing is that the people currently in Alkaios are not the agitated type that enter the rooms at odd hours during the night, but if you're a light sleeper you're definitelly going to wake up when the most matinal neighbour exits his room.

Generaly speaking I'd say that Alkaios offers excelent value for money, at least when booked directly or trough booking.com. Maybe the people who were complaning so bad got ripped off by some travel agencies...
Will be back with more details after the end of my hollyday.

P.S. DEFINITELLY get sea view rooms. The pic is taken from the balcony of my room, between the palm trees you can see two of the pools.
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Date of stay: June 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get a sea view room!
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pauline327 wrote a review Aug 2012
Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom8 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just had 2 weeks at this hotel it was fantastic the food was great the rooms very clean and clean towels everyday the staff was friendly, cannot understand why anyone has complained. I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a fantastic holiday
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Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from SophiaSeriouslyNow
Athens, Greece158 contributions246 helpful votes
I had no problem at all during my stay. Just ask for the password at the reception. Enjoy your stay.
Answer from AlkaiosHotel
Eftalou, Greece1 contribution
Dzień dobry! Thank you for yr message and your preference in Viva Mare Hotel. In that case we use an extra bed for the child. If there is anything else that you might need, please do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards Maria Brere Verou
Answer from AlkaiosHotel
Eftalou, Greece1 contribution
Dear Dorota Thank you for your question. In our rooms you will find a kettle, cups, and a hairdryer Thank you
RamonaJGD asked a question Sept 2016
Utrecht, The Netherlands1 contribution
Hoe is het strand? Of zijn er verder in de buurt ook nog stranden?
Answer from martart67
Schagen, The Netherlands24 contributions5 helpful votes
Kleins strandje verder maar kiezel stranden, nog verderop zandstrand 5km maar het zijn ook van origine vulkanische eilanden.
hbsr1 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Hengelo, The Netherlands36 contributions34 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always book e room with sea-view. Don't fall for the web-site pictures from the hotel."
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Maksymilian S wrote a tip Aug 2017
10 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the north side are quieter"
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Symeon G wrote a tip Sept 2016
Greece165 contributions39 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea View rooms is an excellent choise"
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Revland wrote a tip Jul 2016
Humlebaek, Denmark189 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms with sea view is fantastic if you care about that. If you travel as a family of four, ask for two connected rooms."
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Wayne Carey wrote a tip Jul 2016
Northwich, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"pay extra for sea view room on the top floors"
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PRICE RANGE
£42 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Alkaios Hotel
LOCATION
GreeceNortheast Aegean IslandsLesbosEftalou
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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VIVA MARE HOTEL AND SPA - Updated 2024 Prices, Reviews, and Photos

Frequently Asked Questions about Viva Mare Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Ottoman Baths of Mithymna (1.1 miles), Molly's Bar (1.4 miles), and Panagia Glykofilousa (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Martin's Restaurant, Meltemi Restaurant Pizzeria, and Tropicana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Viva Mare Hotel and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vareltzidaina's House (3.3 miles).
Does Viva Mare Hotel and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Viva Mare Hotel and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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