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Iapetos Village
Ranked #1 of 3 Gialos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

My daughter and I are lucky enough to be able to take a weeks holiday together every year and every year we go to Symi.
This year we decided to stay at lapetos village.
Set in the most beautiful gardens It is absolute perfection
The studio we stayed in was perfect
The breakfast was perfect
So much so we booked to go back in 2015 as soon as we got home.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had been to Symi many times for a summer holiday but this was the first time we stayed at Iapetos.( We regret that we had overlooked it because it is about 500 meters inland. I must thank to our travel agent Kaladoukas Travel for highly recommending it.) Iapetos is a real oasis . We adored its garden setup which is like the '' lobby '' of the hotel . The tree and flower set ups were very artistic ,like pieces of sculture . We liked that Iapetos was very child friendly ,since our granddaughters and grandsons were with us . Breakfast is very good . The bar is very good . The staff is very friendly . The rooms are well air conditioned, with a fridge , kettle,silverware,glasses,plates in the room.It has a good shower and bathroom. Rooms were very comfortable and quiet. Swimming pool is great . They took us to the boat with their minibüs,free of charge . What more could we have asked for . I would highly recommend Iapetos to families looking for a good and peaceful hotel to stay at while they are at Symi.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Westfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

This leg of our trip has been a little taste of heaven. Symi has delighted all of our senses and I can't imagine a better place to come back to relax and soak it all in.

Initially, I was seeking that water view, which is admittedly truly spectacular, but Iapetos Village is a gorgeous oasis just off the center square, away from the noise, but a stones throw away. Walking through those gates put a smile on my face every time. The resort offers it's own views and is surrounded by an amazing sculpture garden - rain boots and mopeds transformed into colorful planters, old chests of books, painted bicycles and lovely art and antiques placed creatively among the flora. I love the grapes dangling through the trellis over my patio.

Iapetos also has the only pool in Symi, and while the water is cold, it offered my kids refreshing breaks throughout the day and was close enough to the cafe/courtyard for my husband and I to relax, read and access Wifi while they splashed around. We stayed in rooms 14 & 36, which were also just off the courtyard, so I was able to step out to the cafe and still keep an eye on the room while my children slept.

The staff is warm and friendly - Maria and Kostas are a wealth of information and Maria was kind enough to make me a Greek coffee and share some of her traditions. Iapetos' mantra is "no problem", so if an issue arises, someone will attend to it soon enough. No worries.

Breakfast is included and ample. The restaurant is ok - nice to have if you have tired kids.

There are many lovely places around, you probably won't go wrong, but I'd come back here in a heartbeat.

Stayed July 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed from 17th - 23rd June. This is our 2nd visit to the Iapetos Village and it is great. I have now stayed in No. 1 a suite and this time no. 17. The rooms are spacious, air conditioned, provide bath robes and have balcony's. We really couldn't have asked for more particularly when you see what other accommodation is offered on the Island. I would continue to stay here in Symi and it would be my first choice, having stayed on Symi 7 times.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We have stayed in Symi on many occasions, and always had a fabulous time. However the iapetos village is truly the icing on the cake . It boasts the only pool on symi,, which is under cover, and is really refreshing on a hot summers day. We had an upstairs studio which was extremely spacious , the shower was a walk in , rather than over bath, and there was always plenty hot water. The breakfasts were excellent ( my personal favourite fresh pancakes and honey) with bacon eggs sausages, plenty choice of great breads pastries cold meats and cheeses. There's also a coffee machine which produced great cappuccino when it felt like it! All the staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble . Evenings meals are available although we did not eat in. We will definitely return. Not really recommended for children though, general ambience more of an adults place

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

My Partner & I visited Symi last year on a day trip from Rhodes & immediately fell in love with this picturesque little island, so much so that we decided to cancel plans for a grand UK wedding and marry instead on Symi which we did on June 15 this year.

We stayed at the Beautiful Iapetos Village Hotel which is wonderfully quirky & yet very authentically Greek.

In fact we held our Wedding Reception there in the company of 10 of our closest friends. It was very romantic. The Table Settings were Beautiful & the food was beyond delicious!

Our wedding was arranged by the Hotel's brilliant Manager & honorary Geordie 'Mekouris' and it was everything we could have hoped for and more.

He arranged for us to be married by the Mayor of Symi at a Beautiful little Orthodox Chapel which was very special but what touched us even more was that Mekouris, the Hotels owner & his little girl attended our ceremony.

Our Wedding coincided with the owners Surprise Birthday Party & the two groups blended into one seamlessly as we danced the night away, it was magical.

As for the accommodation it was first rate but the real selling point of this Hotel are it's wonderfully friendly & helpful staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them & as soon as you arrive you feel your being welcomed by old friends.

One point to mention is that the Iapetos is the only accomodation on the Island that has a pool which is wonderfully chilled & refreshing.

We don't have anything bad to say about the Iapetos it's simply wonderful & we will definitely be returning as will our Friends.

We have no hesitation in marking it 11 out 10 (A+) !

If anyone is planning on getting married in Greece look no further than the Iapetos Village Hotel You Will NOT be disappointed.

P.S.
We forgot to mention the complimentary Horse Drawn Carriage ride around Gialos Harbour being waved to by all of the locals & people on the luxury yachts. The whole experience was Brilliant!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Stayed here for 1 week in June, didn't find the staff on reception very friendly but the barman, maid etc were gorgeous. We booked a standard suite which was very spacious. My only gripes were the fridge was quite loud during the night as was the air con. The attachment for the shower head didn't work but this wouldn't put me off staying here again. Its in a great spot.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Iapetos Village
Address: Salaxoyris, Gialos 856 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Symi > Gialos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Gialos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Iapetos Village 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in Symi Town, Iapetos Village is surrounded by a 500 m2 garden with palm trees and stone-paved courtyards. It offers traditional accommodation and free Wi-Fi throughout. A free-form pool with a sauna and poolside bar is provided. Opening to a balcony or patio with pool and garden views, each air-conditioned unit features an LCD TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom is fitted with a hydro-massage shower cabin, bathrobes and slippers. Some accommodation types are self-catered, while others are divided in 2 levels. Iapetos Village offers 2-way transfer from Symi Port, at 200 meters. The organized beach of Nos is around 1.3 km away. Free, private parking is possible on site. ... more   less 
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Iapetos Village Symi, Greece

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