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“Just OK: low quality for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Avaris hotel

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Avaris hotel
Ranked #74 of 146 Hotels in Central Greece
Athens, Greece
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“Just OK: low quality for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

As a family of four (with my two daugthers), we like skiing (though are not great skiers...) , so for the long weekend of March 18th, 2013, we decided to head for Karpenissi. It has been over 15 years I had visited the area, so I looked for some price bargains to stay. Got a good offer at 220EUR for two nights, three days, half-board ah the Avaris Hotel. The normal price would have been 450EUR !!
Arrived there on Saturday morning, since we had the eraly check-in option. It is not very easy to find, there are no hotel signs on the road, and the one sign there is, you can only see it once exactly at the spot where you have to turn right onto the mountain, hence not really helpful ! The room was not heated when we arrived and not very large for a family of 4: the couple's bed was king size (!) but the children had to sleep on a couch-turned-in-bed, so there was much space left in the room. The heat problem was later resolved but the method used to heat rooms (via A/C) is not the most healthy. The hotel's common areas are fine, though the architecture and the organization of the whole building is rather peculiar. For example, the piano bar is under the reception, with a patio-like opening just in front of the concierge desk. Since the hotel is built on a slope, your 2nd floor room is actually two floors DOWN from the entrance... There is covered parking space, a spa (we did not visit) and a playroom for kids (of the "noisy" kind, so one cannot play a nice game of billiards, nor of table tennis, with a dozen little people running around... ). Anyway, we headed for the slopes and had a great time.
What was much below standards was the quality and variety of food, both at breakfast and at dinner time. Not much to choose from at dinner (roast chicken with potatoes, white rice, pasta with minced meat and salad - no fruit, no cheese, no appetizers)and very stale breakfast (butter and jam, fried eggs and sausage, french coffee and tea, juice form concentrate). What is worse, there was no dish of the local traditional cuisine nor any ingredient from local producers!! The area is famous for honey, yogurt, cheese, sausage, lamb, herb pies; none of these were ever offered ! Instead, the hotel uses a discount super market as its exclusive supplier, so you end up having german UHT milk and little portions of jelly jam (rally bad) from northern Greece.
So, if it was not for the 60% discount offer, I would have rated it as "poor". It is not worth the money, nor is the location or room area or facilities offered that good to ask for over 200 EUr per night ! I must admit, however, that service was smiling and friendly.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

Hotel which is really nice. Clean rooms, nice bathrooms, comfortable bed, very relaxing. Breakfast was ok, staff were helpful & kind, and an overall enjoyable experience. Nice job with the deco! The only con is the location but you get over it with what is offered!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2007

Nice Hotel, but very expensive for the area.
Also terrible management and service

  • Stayed January 2007, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2006

We stayed on Avaris hotel Karpenisi on December 8 - 10th December 2006. Beautiful hotel, spacious rooms, interior swimming pool, two playrooms, sauna, conference hall. We had a very nice stay, the porters and the waiters are very friendly and allways ready to fullfill any need ( I could wait the receptionists to be more friendly ). Breakfast was rather poor, for a hotel that charges 220 euros per night.

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Property: Avaris hotel
Address: Sotira | Karpenisi, 36100, Greece
Region: Greece > Central Greece
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Central Greece
Hotel Class:5 star — Avaris hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 78
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