Located just around 2kms from Mithimna with its spectacular sea bay and remarkable castle located above, the Alkaios Hotel is one of the biggest hotel facilities in this corner of Lesvos island. Hotel is located a bit remotely from Mithimna but easily accessible either by foot (20mins) or by car. However, you can also use a hotel shuttle going from/to Mithimna several times a day. Hotel is placed at the seashore with impressive view of the Hawaiian-style sea cliffs nearby and sea canal (width approx. 12kms) with the Turkey coastline clearly visible on the horizon. Hotel has two outdoor polls with small wet bar, beautiful garden, large dining deck, kid corner, spa and very small private non-organized beach. The dining deck is absolutely spectacular, especially during dinner time. Hotel is not pretty new but in good condition.
There was all inclusive service for everyone. It included also basic services provided down at the pool bar with local bear, ouzo, water and ice cream. The kitchen did its work pretty well but slightly behind our expectations. Local wines distributed from bigger galloons only. Nice people serving drinks at the both bars (pool bar and dinner lounge) every night.
Just average room quality and room service, nothing extremely fabulous but appropriate with what we expected. Free Wi-Fi access with fast Internet reachable at almost all the places of the hotel including guest rooms. As expected, we had to fight with a lot of mosquitoes in the room every night, and again I have no clue why this hotel does not use kind of mosquito netting that could prevent the insect flying into rooms. It is easy – I do not want to use A/C but leave windows opened all the night…
Must admit we were a bit disappointed while going into sea. There was much poorer sea life comparing to Ionian Sea around Zakynthos. Finally, we spent most of our hotel time next to well maintained upper pool where water was not salty but slightly warmer than sea (not bad!) and all compensated by the pool bar reachable by very few steps...
Planning to go around the island in rental car, I recommend to manage all the rental arrangements prior to visit using computer as this could save a remarkable amount of money even dealing with more expensive agencies such as AVIS which has its agency office in Mithimna. Pay attention to where you going with your rental as you can easily enter a very rough road with big edgy stones on which SUVs would have a lot of problems but still indicated as an ordinary 1st class road at the map provided by rental agency. Island is pretty large comparing to most of others and you will need at least three days to explore it entirely. Definitively, go to famous Skala Eresou and enjoy a lot of restaurants on wonderful west coastline. Visit also Mitilini - the biggest city on island and nearby beaches close to the airport on southeast corner.
I do recommend this place if you want to spend a quiet time for reasonable price including AI service. If you even want to spend some time at genuine Greek neighbourhood with sort of a island night life, go to Mithimna and simply have your dinner and drink at one of the restaurants just below the castle walls jumping back easily using the hotel shuttle. After all, comparing to Zakynthos where we have been a year ago, we found Lesvos not as fancy as we expected but presenting more of Greek spirit and true authenticity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel “Alkaios” one of the best hotels in the island of Lesvos, is situated 1,4 kilometres from the ancient village of Molyvos, 1,2 kilometres from the hot springs of Eftalou, and 4 kilometres from the harbour of Petra. It has its own private beach of about two hundred twenty metres long, six swimming-pools (two of those ideal for children), and twenty three square meters of surrounding area, with two playgrounds, two lounge areas, restaurant and bars. The upgraded services plus the superb location of the hotel, combined with a dramatic view of the Aegean Sea, qualifies it as the best choice for enjoying your vacations, vacations that you will never forget.Room descriptionAll rooms are equipped with anatomic beds with double layer mattresses (soft-hard), and have balconies that offer an amazing view of the Aegean sea, or of the garden. Furthermore, all rooms are equipped with all technological facilities such as: A/C, T.V., D.V.D., wirelless Internet Access, telephone, and doors with magnetic lock.All bathrooms are made of marble, with hidden lighting,and some of them are equipped with Jacuzzi bathtubs, or hydro-massage columns that will offer you moments of relaxation in your personal space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viva Mare Hotel Lesbos/Eftalou, Greece