Please please please anybody thinking of staying at this hotel..... DONT! My experiences & those of just about everybody else staying there at the same time were a mixture of despair & anger.
If your aspirations of holiday accommodation are to be treated like cattle, stay in sub standard (18-30 looks like Dubai in comparison!) rooms, & generally be treated with contempt by "Nick" then i wish you bon vacance....
NO hot water for 3 days! when we complained we were sworn at & told to try turning the taps on! (obviously something we hadn't thought of!!!)
We made friends with 4 girls from Ireland whose room was actually below the pool... their water was coming through the ceiling to the point where it was raining down on them in the night. When the famously hospitable Nick was asked to rectify the problem, he again excelled himself with the response that they should move the bed so they didnt get wet.
This in itself was a canny idea if it were not for the fact that the 4 beds he had sardined into the maximum 2 bed room were so tightly packed together you could not walk between them, let alone attempt to move them! This is not hearsay, but true. My room was like a prison cell with only 1 window & bars across it when i had phoned on numerous occassions previous to my arrival to request one of the rooms recommended by other reviewers. With hindsight i am now extremely suspicious of the origination of these reviews & would urge any readers to treat with caution.
Of the evening lifts to town offered to myself & my travelling companions we received none. Very disappointing. The cafe/restaurant just to the left (name slips my mind) did a far better/cheaper breakfast in better surroundings. But better value is to be found just about everywhere else on the island, the "far out village" 6 Euro steak & chips are a must!
The only plus was the swimming pool, which has a good vista.
Hopefully this might stop others befalling the same fate as myself.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hermes Hotel Ios, Greece