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The Windmills Rooms
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Chora
Toronto
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15 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Loved staying at the Windmills Rooms. Perfectly located - just steps away from the centre of the village where the nightlife is amazing! Also very quick to get to the beautiful beaches. Pavlos was a warm and wonderful host and it was so great to meet him! Great place for anyone who is looking for clean and comfortable accommodations while visiting this amazing island! Highly recommend :)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

Absolutely loved this place!
A 1 minute walk from the main square where all the bars/clubs are located, and 2 minutes down to the main street, but also far enough away from the noise, you can get a good night's sleep (if you want to while in Ios)... so the location can't be beat!

Pavlos the owner is the funniest, loveliest, friendliest guy you'll ever meet, and goes out of his way to make sure you have the best time possible while in Ios. He will do everything in his power to make sure you have a good holiday whilst in Ios.

The rooms are cleaned everyday and have aircon which is a savior, and there's also a nice balcony out the front of the building to relax on. Everyone's really friendly, and it's also not too far away from the Mylopolotos beach, walking distance about 15 mins downhill. Definitely book here for your stay in ios, I'll be returning! I really loved staying here and am recommending it to all my friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Pavlos is amazing! I went island hopping in July 2012 and stayed here expecting it to be rubbish, but it was great. Pavlos has kept in touch with me since and keeps asking for me and my boyfriend to meet up for a drink in England!!
It's the perfect location, restaurants and bars just a short walk down the hill, and the bus stops just outside.
The room is small, but still ok. the rooms are tidy, always clean, and they have air con which is a must!
if you stay here, make sure you go to a restaurant called Katogee (unsure how to spell it) its INCREDIBLE!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

We stayed nearly a week in July. Palvos the owner and his sister are the nicest people you could meet and did everything possible to ensure we had a great stay. I hurt my toe one night and the next morning Palvos fixed it up for me and put me on the road to recovery, best host ever! Rooms are lovely..clean, comfortable, tv, air con, cleaned everyday..everything you need! It is situated in the town of Chora, only a short walk to all the nightlife, shops etc but it is also on a quiet street if you want a good night sleep. It is not far from Mylopotas beach approx. a 15min walk or you can get the local bus from just down the road. We loved Ios and this was a great place to stay, Definately going to be back in the future!

Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

Stayin here was a pleasure I stayed 10 days in July then came back and stayed another 21 would not stay anywhere else. Pavlos is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean spacious an have everything u need. It is easy to find an very close to town and all the bars. And the bus to the beach stops just down the road. Fantastic place.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

We stayed 4 nights in July, double bed room. Room was clean and comfortable, bathroom was OK, housekeeping went everyday, air conditioning and TV worked fine, no complains at all about the infrastructure. It is simple though, no fancy furniture or anything.

Pavlos, the owner, was and amazing host, very funny and welcoming. Best host we've ever encountered on our vacations.

Location was very good, in Chora, which is sort of the center of Ios, with markets and restaurants nearby. Nightlife also happened there, with little alleys with lots of different little bars and clubs at walking distance, and the hotel is in a quiet street to have a good sleep. Mylopotas beach, the closest beach and where FarOut party is located, is 15 min walk down the road. Bear in mind that to return from Mylopotas it is a steep hill. So doing it everyday would be very tiring in my opinion. We rented ATVs for about 30 euro a day, and it was the best thing to go not only to Mylopotas but to many other beautiful beaches along the island. Would most definitely recommend renting ATV in Ios, it was lots of fun.

So I think it is good to stay in Chora and not Mylopotas, because at night you have many options for bars and clubs at walking distance. Stay at Mylopotas only if you're really into FarOut, which happens basically at the late afternoon till 10pm.

About Ios, it is a great place but was frustrating to us. We were a group of guys aged 28-30 years old, looking forward to party. However there was just too many young people, from 17 to 21 the majority of them, we didn't like that at all. It is the perfect location if this suits you, many beautiful young women and party all night long, every day during the summer. We still managed to have fun, but I wouldn't go back to Ios.

Windmills is the perfect location if you're looking to a budget hotel in Ios, next to nightlife but calm enough to rest when you wish to.

Pavlos, if you're ever reading this: Brazil loves you! :)

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Myself and my mate stayed here at the windmills in August 2012. This was an amazing place to stay perfect for what we were looking for. The rooms have what u need. 2 twin beds, clean, room service and ensuite. U get sheets and a pillow. The wifi and a/c very good. The hotel manager Pavlos is a champ, so easy going, honest and gave us great pointers about the island.
The location is only 2 min walk to the main strip of clubs and restaurants which is where u want to be if looking to party. At night the hotel is quiet, far away enough from the noisey clubs. We walked down to the beach every day or u can bus it for 1.60€. Bit of a steep walk but didn't bother us. Definitely stay there again. Cheers. CC/TH

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Windmills Rooms
Address: Chora, Chora 840 01, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios > Chora
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Chora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Windmills Rooms 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to the windmills holiday accommodation with open arms. We run a traditionally Greek guesthouse which gives you the best of both worlds, a great nights sleep and a stones throw from all the local bars, clubs and restaurants. A 15 min walk to the beach and a 5 mins walk from the most spectacular sun set view on the island Located among the islands windmills themselves, not only are we a short walk to the main village 'chora', we are also situated in a quiet and unique location surrounded by the islands historic traditional mills that were once used to grind grains into powder. After having being re-developed in 2006 we now have added a modern twist to our Island themed rooms. Our rooms are also now fully air-conditioned to keep you cool and comfortable during your stay with us. We have also installed new flat screen tv's for your leisure and fridges for keeping your drinks cool and to make things as easy for you as possible we have an electronic key card to activate and deactivate all electrical appliances in your room. We do our best to offer you quality rooms for great value. ... more   less 
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