My husband and I have just returned from another glorious holiday on the quiet island of Andros, Greece. For the 3rd time we stayed at the Mare e Vista hotel and once again were delighted we did. The hotel offers a good standard of accommodation in its Vista Suite. Air conditioned bedroom, which was quiet in operation and certainly needed throughout the night. Small, but well equipped kitchen, sufficient to prepare a good breakfast which we enjoyed on the ample sized balcony (however, some shade would have been appreciated against the early sun). There is also a good sized living area with plenty of soft seating and a good sized bathroom with a bath, shower curtain, but once again the shower head is not complete with bracket to allow for a standing shower, this seems to be typical of many Greek hotels. But there was plenty of hot water and the flow was strong. The hotel offers one of the best views across Batsi port from your balcony, and our favourite times of day were sitting on the balcony with either a post beach coffee or a late night Ouzo watching the rest of Batsi go about its sleepy business. Just one word of caution, there are some pretty steep steps to reach the hotel from the port, so not the best location for anyone who finds walking difficult. We did spend a few hours around the pool, but we much prefer to walk to a beach, of which there are plenty, including the town beach just down the steps. The beaches are great for children as they slope very gently. Andros is a perfect island for anyone who loves the Greece of 30 years ago, it is unspoilt and still very Greek, mainly because to get there does require some effort, a plane journey into Athens followed by a 2 hour ferry ride from Rafina to Gavrion, but well worth the effort. Once there you will find plenty of great restaurants/tavernas, many of which have been there for years. We are both vegetarian and by week 2 we were tiring of the menus. The staff at the Mare e Vista and wonderfully helpful and we will certainly be returning in 2015.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lying on the slope, within 200m from the seashore, the MARE e VISTA - EPAMINONDAS (****) hotel-apartments, overlooks the bay and the picturesque village of Batsi. The hotel is built in levels, offering the most beautiful view of the island from each one of the apartments' verandas.According to the composition of the family or company of guests, there are several options of rooms or apartments, which can ideally accommodate from two to five persons. ... more less
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- Mare Vista Hotel - Epaminondas Batsi, Andros, Greece