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“Lovely mountain getaway”
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Arhondiko Zarkada
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monodendri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 May 2013

This pretty mountain hotel is situated near the mountain tops of Monodendri. The rooms are all unique and rustic and can range from two floor lofts to stone caverns overlooking the valley below. The hotels offers many amenities from laundry, a bar, a gym, and even a pool table in a quiet lounge. The staff was also very accommodating and offered a nice complimentary breakfast.
There is not much around the hotel, but there is not much in this small mountain town. There are a few small stores nearby and a restaurant or two in town. But there are much nicer ones just outside of town.

Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

We just loved the place, the hotel, the villages, the landscape, the people.
We stayed here 2 days at the beginning of May, the room was really nice, there was rustic furniture, with a bed with baldaquin, it was so nice. And the best part was the balcony, with an excellent view.
We had a great time, breakfast could of been better, but it wasn't bad. We would of appreciate some tomatos or some vegetables for breakfast, but I suppose in Greece they eat more sweet things for breakfast.
One night we had dinner at the hotel's restaurant, as we were quests of the hotel we had discount for the food. The food was ok, and really cheap with the discount. They gave us chocolates, and aromatic plants before we left.
I would recomend this hotel, we had a great time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Barybas
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Very good price/quality rooms. Bathroom is very clean. Very hospitable hosts who speak English (rare in the region), Hosts are helpful in a very nice region showing you around and giving valuable hints to see nice stuff. Breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Gert T
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

A good, family-run hotel located in the small, quiet village of Monodendri. We stayed in April, which is considered "out of season" and we were offered lovely single rooms both with balconies and en suite bathrooms, for only 25 Euro a night, with a substantial buffet breakfast thrown in. The owners were friendly and helpful. Most people will be visiting to walk the Vikos Gorge, and the best option is to ask the hotel owners to arrange a taxi early in the morning to Vikos, costing 30 Euro, and then spending the day descending into another world (and laboriously clambering out back up to Monodendri at the end of the day). We also asked the hotel owners if they would cook us Kleftiko one night, and to their credit they produced a meal that was certainly authentic and using only very local ingredients. If you're there with a car, I'd recommend driving a few more kilometres up the road beyond the village to see the "Stone Forest" and also Vikos Gorge viewpoint. Both of these are easy to find, and are both stunning to see. I would gladly have stayed at this hotel for several more days, unfortunately we had a plane to catch.

Room Tip: Half of their rooms have balconies with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and gorge. Insist o...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

We stayed here in may 2012 ...off peak. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children, then 10 and 14. We stayed for 2 nights and wanted to stay longer. The bedroom was one room with 2 double or queen beds. The bathroom was lovely but the best part was the enclosed balcony area with an amazing view of the valley. We ate in the restaurant, breakfast and dinner and the food was great. The open fire added to the ambience. The building is stone and feels very Greek. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. We walked vikos gorge and they handed us a taxi business card before we left to make sure we weren't left stranded once we had walked to vikos. - 9km or was it miles. The walk was incredible and quite hard but well marked and maintained. It took us 6 hours. At the end we were exhausted and as we climbed to the road a taxi drove by, we waved it down and took the 30km by road trip ...a welcome end to our day. Or so we thought, we then discovered that there was a monastery built on cliff like at meteora so we visited that too after stopping for milkshake and coffees. The town is small but beautiful. We wish we had stayed longer and could have explored the region further. Magnificent! Will visit one day again. A favourite on our ten week trip.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room with a view.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Suzanne2K2012
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I don't know where to start. Landscape is fantastic, hotel from outside seems as a big stone house and fits perfectly in ambient. Rooms are spectacular! In the room was paited wooden ceiling, camin (even we didn't need it in summer), wooden windows covered with handmade curtain.The only hotel in Greece between 15 I've been visited that really has authentic spirit and traditional look. Every detail on the right place and all in perfect order. Deserve to be visited as a kind of museum. Monodendri and this hotel remained favourit part of my holiday because or the nature and ambient. There is no air-condition in the room but sleeping with open window is very pleasant.
Perfection for active holiday with not many people around. Center of the village is 5 min walking with beautiful huge tree (platan) and 2 small but very good restaurants. from there you can continue tracking through Vikos gorge or to other villages - Microping, Macroping and it's springs.
Breakfast in hotel could be bit better, more rich. Terrace where we were eating was cozy and perfect as hotel itself. But, for the price we paid I really don't have any right to complaine about it. When I saw room at first I thought they have made mistake and that we will have to change it, lucky all was true! :) We stayed there 2 nights and I wish we did more. I hope it will be next time.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank sindelic
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We stopped early in Monodendri so it was not time to go to Hotel. We did go to see it and looked at the rooms. Nice. The city is very tourist, but.....lots of things to see and do. If I go back again we would stay in village of Monodendri due to its location, size, and beauty. After seeing many, it was the nicest village...well, maybe except for Papinko which is in a different location.

Room Tip: Great location. From here its about 1 hr. to most all other villages in the area. If not this hotel...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Monodendri Zagoriou | Monodendri Zagoriou, Monodendri 250 02, Greece
Region: Greece > Epirus > Ioannina Region > Monodendri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monodendri
Price Range: £33 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arhondiko Zarkada 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arhondiko Zarkada was built with a great artistry here in Monodendri, Zagori (Ioannina - Greece). Every now and again new rooms are being built so that the guests will get the best service. ... more   less 
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