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Ios Palace Hotel
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Milopotas
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't stay here”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This place is horrible. Only stay here if you are 16 years old and have never stayed at a hotel in your life, and you are used to living in a shoe box at home.
It is not 4 stars, it is more suited to zero stars.
There are:
Ants in the room,
Black flies and mosquitoes,
The front desk even offers a fly swatter in your room for use! How nice!
The air conditioning sucks, doesn't work.
The free breakfast is cold.
The bathroom has a drain in it, and it smells like a sewer plant all the time. This is very unpleasant when you enter your room.
The staff is very unhelpful if you try to cancel your stay. They tell you to pay full price, the they say 50 percent, I'm fairly certain they just make numbers up.
Do not stay here if you come to Ios, the pictures on the website are only of the 1 king suite only, (there are 80 other rooms) and you don't want to see what they look like. Don't come here.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Great location. Incredible view.
Very welcoming and helpful front desk.
Rooms with a great view.
Steps from the beach.
Breakfast included, not bad, although very uninspired and drab.
Many little cafés and restos nearby.
Besides the breakfast, good value.

  • Stayed August 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2012

The hotel had a fabulous breakfast, that was a really big plus. The staff was very helpful to inform us about the island and to help us rent an atv bike. The room had a fantastic view of the ocean and very nice interior.
The only bad thing we experienced at this hotel was that we the first morning woke up with ants crawling all over. We informed the hotel who took care of it while we were out doing the evening or so we thought. When we got back there were still some ants, most of them was dead, but there were still some. Since we paid the price to stay at a 4 star hotel we thought the ant problem was unacceptable. So we called the desk and they send a woman up who didnt speak english who came up and yelled something in a foreign language clearly not happy and slammed the door and left. We called the reception again to ask if they could send someone who we could communicate with, but they send the same woman, and this time she changed the sheets. We didnt complain more about it, since we were only staying two more nights.

The restaurant tomatini, was very good, not too expensive but extremely good food, and very polite staff and great service. Definitely worth trying

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chenra
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Really nice hotel, with great service and nice, clean rooms. Amazing view from the balcony and the pool at the roof. Nice bar, good food and very kind people working there. Worth every euro we spent there! The spa at the hotel was the best I ever had!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights. The hotel hugs one end of the beach, so a very short walk to the beach. The rooms were quite large and modern but a little run down. A nice balcony overlooking Mylopotas beach. We stayed in a superior room located in the top back corner of the hotel. There was a set of stairs that run along the outside of the hotel and hook up to the back - this was good exercise every day. No safe in room, or coffee making facilities. Breakfast was included for our stay, a good variety of food and drinks. The filter coffee was cold every morning we went, but you could order separate coffee from the staff.

We weren't impressed with the service at the pool bar. The bartender was extremely slow in producing our order and it was incorrect. The second visit, again was very slow in getting our first round of drinks and he completely forgot the second order. Cocktails were expensive compared to other bars in Ios. We didn't return after that. The bar was very quiet when we went both times. The pool is nice and deep - extremely salty though.

The Wi-fi was very poor. We could not access it from our room at any time during our stay, even on the balcony as instructed. It worked intermittenly at the pool bar but was unreliable.

Overall, a good stay but there was room for improvement.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

My wife and I spent our Honeymoon at IOS Palace. There could not have been a better place to spend our first time together as man and wife! We booked a private suite with a private pool at the top of the hill overlooking the sea. The private pool was brilliant - particularly with the heat of Greece. The staff were attentive but not intrusive and were able to cater to our needs.

The rooms were airy, neat and clean with somewhat basic amenities but the private pool and the separate living room made up for that. The outdoor sunbed was heaven and we spent many hours on that!

Overall a hotel with a brilliant location, wonderful view and well away from the crowds and backpackers of Ios. Just make sure you book the private suite with private pool as the main pool is nearly impossible to get a lounge!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The hotel is located on the best place in Mylopotas; it has a great view and the beach is within walking distance! The employees are very hospitable and helpful. In addition, the hotel is clean, relaxing and its restaurant is excellent! Finally, the hotel is not overprized!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ios Palace Hotel

Property: Ios Palace Hotel
Address: Milopotas 84001, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios > Milopotas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Milopotas
#3 Family Hotel in Milopotas
#4 Romantic Hotel in Milopotas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ios Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ios Palace Hotel & Spa, built amphitheatrically above Mylopotas Bay (just a few minutes walk from the Town) is the epitome of Cycladic beauty condensed in a bright white microcosm at the edge of Mylopotas bay in Ios island.This luxurious hotel, offering 5* services, caters to modern travelers' every need. 59 rooms and suites with panoramic view of the most famous beach of the island at your disposal. All of them distinguished for their minimal decoration with details that connote to the element of water via the carefully selected transparent furniture by Kartell and the use of multicoloured glasses. ... more   less 
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