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Far-Out Hotel & Spa
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Milopotas
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

I recieved a surprise upgraded to this hotel from the far out village. For me it was a very pleasant stay, best €15 a night room i've ever gotten! Free wifi, great view from the room, free transfers to and from the beach on request until 10pm, otherwise it's about a 15 min walk to the beach.

Room Tip: If you have a lot of luggage and aren't an iron man ask for a low level room. Way too many stair...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank EmeralGreen
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Toronto, ON
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50 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

The hotel was very close to the beach...less than a 10 minute walk. It was about a 20 mins or so walk from town as well. The hotel room was spacious but that clearly lacked in the bathroom - especially the shower which was very small.

The room was clean but once again...the beds were very hard. Luckily after spending a day in the sun and a night out...you don't seem to care! There is really nothing else to do in Ios except for lying on the beach, watersports and hitting the bars/clubs at night.

The breakfast was pretty decent...and watch out for the wasps as they gravitate towards the honey.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MMM_Toronto
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Athens, Greece
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

Positives:

The hotel is located above one of the most popular beaches of the island.
The view is good, for some rooms it great.
It is a new building. The rooms are "modern".

Negatives:

Your room is few to many stairs up. If your room is 40 and up, you are out of luck.
You WILL have to carry your luggage up there, on your own because the hotel management refuses to hire a person at least for arrival and departures to assist you.

WiFi is promised for all the rooms, but few if any have it.
Protest and receive no response.
On a hotel that charges 120 euros per day I expect WiFi (especially when promised).

TV is not my thing during vacations. But for some is. To have poor TV reception is unacceptable. And on top of that when 9/10 of your guests are non Greeks how difficult is it to have few non-Greek TV stations (especially when offered by a Greek cable company)?

The bathroom window is sealed. I asked "why" and was told that it is "common practice." Mind you, there was no ventilator in that tiny bathroom. That means your bathroom's air comes from your bedroom. (When I say "bathroom" I also mean "toilet).

Finally, hotel management should understand that people who come to this island are likely to stay up beyond 1am at night. That means it is quite possible that they would like to sleep after say 8am. It is unacceptable that the house-cleaning stuff makes all this intolerable noise early in the morning, waking up the guests.

Room Tip: Bright light gets into the room in the morning. Bring your airplane mask (...)
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank StratosSafioleas
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Adelaide
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

The hotel is situated very near the beach. The hotel offered free shuttle transfers to and from Far Out Village (where the beach, restaurants, cafes, club are situated).
There was no wifi available in our rooms, so that was sort of a let down. Wifi was only accessible at reception.
There are no lifts or anything of the sort, so you had to lug your heavy suitcases up a lot of white stairs to get to your room.
The room was reasonably comfortable with a reasonable view of the beach down below. However, the bathroom could be improved. The shower definitely needs an improvement in my opinion. The shower was too small, and I kept bumping myself against its walls. It was a bit a struggle learning how to get the right water temperature. It also seemed as if there weren't a lot of hot water at times.
No point watching TV, as there wasn't a lot of channels to watch in our room.
The people at reception were always making personal phonecalls, when I went down to see them, so service could be improved.
The only great thing about this hotel is the location in regards to its proximity to the beach.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank livedie
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Kitchener, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

Upon arrival at the ferry port we were greeted by employees who directed us towards shuttle vans that transported us to the hotel at no charge (same for the return to the ferry). The service at the front desk during our 3 night stay varied but they were always friendly.
The room was spacious, clean and quite modern. The only complaint about the room was the size of the shower.
The hotel is located ½ way up the hill (5-10 minute walk) from the beach and about a 20 minute walk from town. The hotel pool and bar were gorgeous but the highlight is the beach (nicest we visited in Greece). There are many restaurant options down by the beach and in town. Nightlife in town was amazing.
This hotel was the best of both worlds, as there was the option of lying by a peaceful pool and going down to the village on the beach to party. No real complaints about the hotel or service as we had an excellent stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wlulb51
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Jackson, Mississippi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2011

eThe room was nice and spacious as opposed to some other European hotels. If you like the beach, watersports, and tanning the hotel is perfectly positioned for that purpose.

The wifi internet access hardly ever works. In fact, it works better on the beach than in the hotel's lobby. In the rooms, or anywhere where there is also a plug-in, the wifi does not work at all. There are computers in the lobby for accessing the internet though. This was an extreme source of irritation during our stay.

There were lots of ants in the room when we arrived. We complained to the hotel staff about them but they simply blamed us for having food in the room. The ants were very annoying - they were in the bed, shower and on the desk.Little to nothing was done to solve this problem during our stay.

The shower leaks onto the floor of the bathroom thus soaking any clothes left on the bathroom floor. Otherwise, the shower is nice and spacious.

The bar/restaurant is average. Everything is relatively cheap. The mixed drinks were wildly inconsistent but the food was extremely good.

On the whole my experience was below average.

Room Tip: Try to room near the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

We recently spent 4 nights here and it was absolutely faultless. Located high up on the hill, you have the best view down to Mylopotas Beach of anywhere on the island. The rooms are incredible value for money and are very modern, with new bathrooms, nice marble floors, french doors with big flowing curtains that open up onto your own balcony with table and chairs. Pool area is also very modern and clean, with chill out music playing and a full bar. The guy manning the bar was really friendly and we had the best cocktails there out of anywhere on the island! Much quieter at the Hotel and Spa than down at the Village, which with the free shuttle we visited regularly. It's close enough to walk down if you don't want to wait for the shuttle.

If you want to be close to it all but just enough away to have a nice quiet stay with a bit of luxury compared to the rest - then this is without a doubt the best. Staff were so friendly and they were on top of everything in an instant. Breakfast was the best we'd had on all of the Greek Islands, big selection and buffet style, served inside our out with beautiful views.

Definitely recommend a stay here and we would come back again in an instant.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tarynshae
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Property: Far-Out Hotel & Spa
Address: Milopotas 84001, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios > Milopotas
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Milopotas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Far-Out Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As of 2006 we reopen the newly refurbished Far Out Hotel with a totally new SPA. With the calming view of the Aegean sea and Mylopotas bay Far Out Hotel & Spa makes the perfect choice for a enjoyable, relaxing and revitalizing holiday where your body and soul comes in first hand. The Far Out Hotel & Spa blends authentic Cycladic architecture with very smart and modern interior design. 42 newly refurbished rooms all with breath taking sea view and private balconies. ... more   less 
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