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Avra Pension
Ranked #1 of 2 Yialos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A short and memorable stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed just one night between ferries and were very positively impressed by the standards of the rooms, the most convenient location and the warmth and friendliness of the welcome. The room was spacious, comfortable, spotless and well equipped. The breakfast was truly excellent, served with style, abundant and varied. An oasis of peace and comfort, designed and run with caring attention and love by Katerina, a very capable host.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Besnate, Italy
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Very close to everything you need: beach, supermarket, restaurants, shops, car rental... The owners were helpful and friendly. Our room was big, clean and comfortable. We stayed there for one week and we were very pleased. Ios island is great!! Very good value for money!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Located at α quiet place, near supermarket, car rentals, restaurants and close to the main village. Excellent service from the owners, always friendly and always thinking in the best interests of the people staying there. Stayed there for 8 days and me and my husband were very pleased with our stay. Very good value for your money. Changed towels every day. It had everything..well not everything, except a swimming pool :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Close to everything while remaining quiet. Very helpful and friendly owners. Everything was spick and span and appreciated the small details. Breakfast was good...All in all a most pleasant surprise and great value for money :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

I stayed here for 4 days in June. Very well situated Pension just a minutes walk to supermarket, restaurnats and shops. Good sized room, very clean with plenty of hot water and lovely soft clean towels every day. There are safe deposit boxes provided in the reception area ( no charge). Beautiful homemade breakfeast served on a lovely patio area with comfy couches and cushions. Katerina is a wonderful hostess and a really lovely lady. The moment you arrive Katerina sits you down and gives you information on the whole island and provides maps and any information you need. She is always on hand to anwser any queries/questions you might have. It is fantastic value for money and I would definitely stay here again. Very fond memories of Avra Pension.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Very well maintained pension in a quiet location. Port, busstop, restaurants, carefour at walking distance and if you like longer walks (1 hour) you can go to Chora by 3 different paths. Rooms decorated with Greek furniture. Good beds and shower. Fantastic breakfast with choices. The owner was very helpful in helping to solve our dispute with a ferry company. The only disadvantage is maybe the lack of a view, but we did not mind because we only use rooms to sleep. We will certainly go back to Avra next time we visit IOS.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Poppi, Toscana, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Very very nice place!! Very close to the sea and to main village Chora. The owner is very kind and attentive. the room is clean, spaciuos and pretty with a little terrace. Breakfast is spectacular, fresh fruit, honey and jam,greek yoghurt, toasted bread, cakes, and a lot of kindness. Great base for touring the island with a quad or scooter (but quad is preferable).
Highly recommended for everyone. you will not regret

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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