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“Great accommodation, nice lady”
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Avra Pension
Ranked #1 of 2 Yialos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montpellier, France
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great accommodation, nice lady”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

The Avra pension has a good location a few steps from the port. I spent one week at the beginning of June 2012. The room was quiet with a countryside view. The room was very comfortable for a bargain price. I enjoyed the homemade breakfast. Katarina, the owner, is a wonderful lady, very helpful and friendly. I would be happy to go back and highly recommend this pension.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

A really nice place to stay. The rooms are simply furnished but also very clean and quiet.
The location is in Yalos (port) with different shops nearby.
Caterina and his husband are really open and friendly.
We are used to travel a lot in Greece but we never had such a breakfast (most of it is homemade).
We'll definitely come back once again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Avra Pension for four days at the tail end of the 2012 season. The room was nice and clean with a large corner balcony . Katerina the owner is a lovely lady who made us feel so welcome. She offers homemade and local items with her breakfasts and the choices are all tempting!
The pension is ideally situated for the ferry port and some nice harbour front tavernas but is in a quiet pleasant location down a narrow lane.
We will be returning!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The owner is a sweet lady that welcomed us with warm smiles every day and offered us a farewell breakfast. the room was simple and perfect clean. Great location also: 5 minutes walk away from most of the services available on the island but still in a protected position so you can sleep tight when you want to!
Perfect for couples and friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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katerina_bouloumpasi, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear Elena T,
We would like to thank you for sharing your experience in Avra Pension with TA members. We are located in Yachting Marina, Gialos, a big plus to begin to explore the island. Our hotel is a few steps away from the center, but at the same time, as you have already mentioned, is in a peaceful and protected area. Feel free to contact us if you ever decide to come back to Avra Pension, we will be glad to welcome you again. Best regards.
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Little to add to the title.
The owner is a Ios-born sweet lady as welcoming as it gets.
We were offered nice refreshment on arrival and on departure day and warming smiles every day.
The room was simple, but with all features you can wish for a Greek stay (who would want a swimming pool when you have a whole island to explore?) and immaculate clean.
Every service on the island revolves around the port and the location of the pension is is only 5 minutes walk from it, but on a small alley that shields you from any confusion when a large ferry arrives.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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katerina_bouloumpasi, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear Claudio B,
It's a pleasure to read such a nice review of Avra Pension. We always do our best to make you feel like you were at home and to have success is our purpose. I am delighted to know that we made it! We look forward to welcome you back again. Kind Regards.
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

A perfect location! Very close to the port, bus stop, restaurants and cafes.
The bedroom is very clean and tidy!
The hosts are very kind, accommodating and helpful!
we will definitely stay here again!

Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

My partner and I stars here for two nights and were treated wonderfully by the three ladies. The pension is in a fantastic location just seconds from the main bus stop and minutes from the town. Our room was wonderful and we won't hesitate to stay here again. Best of luck to the ladies at Avra.

  • Stayed July 2012
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katerina_bouloumpasi, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear Jotom89,
We really appreciate your positive feedback posted on TA about Avra Pension. We are glad to know that you had a nice stay with us. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again if you ever come back to Ios. Best Regards.
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Property: Avra Pension
Address: Yialos 84001, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios > Yialos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yialos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Avra Pension 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avra Pension accommodates you in a two- storey building, having 15 rooms which can host 1, 2 or 3 persons each. Every room has its own balcony/ terrace, A/C, private bathroom with shower unit providing 24hours a day hot water, hair dryer, guest amenities, LCD television, refrigerator, boudoir (women’s private care furnishing), bed linen of exceptional quality, slippers, spacious wardrobe as well as free Internet access 24hours a day (Avra Pension Wi-Fi hotspot). Baby cot appropriate for babies or little children available upon request. Avra Pension has a wonderful, full of flowers, yard with large comfortable couches, where our continental breakfast is served daily with a splendid variety of homemade marmalades, as well as a generous selection of traditional recipes and locally produced goods and eatings. Our hotel lobby is decorated with special care to every single detail by the hostess in order to create a sense of traditional Cycladic interior design. By the time of your arrival you can take a breath lounging in our spacious vintage sofas, surrounded by the authentic ambiance inspired by the truly Greek homey atmosphere. ... more   less 
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