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“Great location with stunning views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hermes Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Chora
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Great location with stunning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

Had a great time staying here traveling with 3 girlfriends - we all squeezed into one room making it great value for money. It was the perfect distance from town so walking there took no more than 5 minutes, and having its own lovely pool and stunning views meant we didn't even go to the beach during the day. The pool bar had great value drinks and food to so it really was our hideaway for a few days. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

I visited hermes 3 years ago and was very pleased with it so decided to stay there again this year on my return. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that they had done up the pool beautifully with wonderful cabanas and new comfortable deck chairs. The pool is truly fantastic with a great atmosphere around the place. The pool bar also has great food and can whip up An amazing daiquiri. Rooms are great for the very reasonable price and the best part about it all is the family who run the show- Nicko and his family are AMAZING, the best hosts I have come across- So friendly and helpful and really make you feel at home! Without doubt the best place to stay in Ios

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

The pool is gorgeous, perfect temperature and very clean! The pool bar does nice cocktails and very good food, although the woman who runs the pool bar has got quite a bad attitude. The atmosphere around the hotel is great! All the staff especially Nicko are incredibly friendly and great fun! The rooms are great value for the price and there is wifi at various locations around the hotel. I would rexcomend Hermes to anyone looking to stay in Ios.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Excellent hotel, amazing views, service and atmosphere. The pool area and bar are also highlight. We extended our stay for another 3 nights as we couldn't bring ourselves to leave!! The hotel is located between the village and Myoplotas beach both of which are easily accessible on foot..although the trek up the hill on the way back from the beach is a bit of a stretch..This is an excellent hotel for those looking for the party atmosphere, Nikos the owner, runs regular bar crawls around the town which are not to be missed! The hotel hosts a BBQ on a Thursday night with a local DJ and excellent food. Will be back next summer for sure!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

After working at Hermes Pool Bar 2 years ago for the summer and returning every year since i have to say Hermes is one of my favourite places on the island.Hermes is run by a Greek family who are absoultley lovely and Niko is awesome he will pick you up from the port, tell you what you need to know about Ios and is always up for a night out on the town to show you around the bars. Ruth who works in the pool bar is an absolute ledgend, she cooks up a storm like there is no tomorrow, you MUST try the Ruth Salad you will not be disappointed!! The rooms are lovely and are cleaned each day and they have air con and most have an AMAZING view. The pool area is great to chill out by no matter what time of day it is and the view from the pool is to die for. Even if you dont get the chance to stay at Hermes you should defs make the time to go and visit Ruth try some of the awesome food from the menu, have a cocktail or 10 and embrace how awesome Hermes is! Hermes is about a 10 min walk from the Village on the way to the beach, its an easy walk and defs worth it when you wake up to the views that you have at Hermes.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

The hotel was the perfect location, only a short walk to the beach , So we had the option of sitting by the pool or a short stroll down to the beach if we fancied. It was only a 5 minute walk to the town too. The staff and family of the hotel were so friendly and very helpful. Niko was very helpful and organised quads for us and lifts to and from the port! The rooms were very clean and had everything we needed for our time there (including a fridge to keep the drink cold :) ) The pool area was great with fabulous views, and the pool bar food was definitely some of the best food in ios. We looked at other accommodation in ios before we decided to stay in Hermes, and it was by far the best we seen, and most definitely had the friendlier staff! We loved ios and hermes hotel so much that we decided to skip travelling to another island so we could prolong our stay! Thanks Niko and family for a great holiday!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stayed in the Hermes Hotel in mid August 2012, and had a truly fantastic time! When we arrived we were picked up at the ferry port by Niko in his van and taken directly to the hotel, and then shown around the pool area by Kyle. The hotel has a unbelievable view of the beach below and coastline, we couldnt believe how great the pool area was when we arrived. Ios itself is one of the best party places I have ever been to, guaranteed a great time. although it is great for partying, Ios is truly a proper Greek island with white washed buildings and blue window shutter etc. It has the best of both worlds. The hotel owner Niko is brilliant, he meets you on nights out and gets you into the clubs for free and is a good laugh. there is a fantastic beach about 20 minutes walk away (however it is down a steep slope) with watersports etc. The rooms in the hotel are lovely, great air con and fully furnished bathroom. All in all if you are staying in Ios, dont look any further than the Hermes, you wont be disappointed!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hermes Hotel
Address: Chora, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios > Chora
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Chora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hermes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hora, perched on the slope of the hill that overlooks the port, is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades, with its whitewashed houses and steep narrow lanes, its small squares and churches. The famous beach of Mylopotas, the largest in Ios with more than one kilometre is 2 km away from Hermes Hotel. In the evening, if you are in for intense moments, visit Hora, and find out for yourself what nightlife in Ios means... ... more   less 
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