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“Beautiful & Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of 9 Muses Patmos

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9 Muses Patmos
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Patmos
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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199 reviews
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“Beautiful & Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2009

We've returned to the 9 Muses for some 5 years now. The setting is simply spectacular and, in June & September at least, the place is as wonderfully peaceful as Patmos itself. The rooms are fabulous, breakfast is really nice and the cleaning staff does a great job.

I've read some of the negative reviews and believe that they are due to expectations. This is not a Hyatt Hotel and you will be very disappointed if you expect concierge service, a dockside pick-up service and the like. You do need either a car or scooter but you do so anywhere in Patmos because of the geography of the place.

If you are an at least somewhat independent traveler you will love the 9 Muses. It has all the charm and quiet of old time Greece.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2008

We spent some days in September and it was really disappointing for what we paid. The hotel is totally mismanaged. The ads on internet are completely unreliable. We were abandoned to ourselves. It was crazy, for what we paid. NO WAY!

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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3 Thank ALAINLIONCLUB
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Mike G, Manager at 9 Muses Patmos, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
We spend some time reading all your co-tripadvisor traveller comments and we found them really helpful for our new business. We would like to inform you that the hotel is now operating under new management. Try our unique Tailor made services such as Private Mobile Phones where guests can reach us 24/7 and with no charge for all domestic calls
Traditional Homemade food with Styling from our experienced cook for candle light dinners and Tailor made Breakfast with plenty of free dishes and tastefull low cost extras.
Coctail and Wine Tasting Experience in our new pool Area will take off your senses
Enjoy also private hotel cruises and experience the beauty of the surrounding Islands that will make your holidays more colourful and unforgettable.
Special discounts for all the past trip advisor guests that have been to this hotel, in order to experience a more promising holiday in the Holy Island of Patmos.

Kind Regards To All,

The Management@9 Muses Exclusive Apartments
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2008

These apartments are located in a beautiful hill side location and are furnished and cleaned to a very high standard. The pool area is very pleasant with fabulous views. Breakfast is very good with lots of fresh fruit, breads, cheese and meats. The hotel does not do eveing meals contrary to its web site information. The location is quite isolated, so we would recommend renting a car or scooter which can be organised through the owner. The nearest town, Skala is approximately 3 to 4 km, but there is a nice little village with a few taverna's 2km away.

The service staff were fabulous friendly and helpful and very hard working.

Unfortunately we cannot say the same about the owner. On our arrival he was friendly and said he would make our stay pleasurable and gave us completmentary fruit Fabulous we thought. From then on it was a different story. On day one I reported various faults around our appartment which required attention. One of the faults was very important, as it was a safety issue with an exposed electrical fitting. A couple of items were addressed, but the owner ignored all of the others including the safety issue. The television did not work all week This we were not to worried about, but others may have found this unacceptable.

The staff normaly present in the mornings. After that you are on your own and the owner is not easy to track down.

To finish our wonderful stay, the credit card machine was faulty after approximately an hour and many transactions and refunds latter we concluded. Unfortunately on our return to the UK checked my credit statement to fing that the refunds we exchanged at different rates leaving us 156euro's out of pocket. I tried to isssue this with the owner as the problem was caused by his credit machine and his bankers. After several weeks this did not get resolved through the owner and I had to reslove this through a banking dispute service.

In conclusion: This is a very nice hotel with lovely service staff, let down by poor management. The owner says he will do something but in reality does nothing and is not prepared to accept anyone else's view but his own. Dissapointing end.

  • Liked — The quality of rooms
  • Disliked — The owner
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Mike G, Manager at 9 Muses Patmos, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
We spend some time reading all your co-tripadvisor traveller comments and we found them really helpful for our new business. We would like to inform you that the hotel is now operating under new management. Try our unique Tailor made services such as Private Mobile Phones where guests can reach us 24/7 and with no charge for all domestic calls
Traditional Homemade food with Styling from our experienced cook for candle light dinners and Tailor made Breakfast with plenty of free dishes and tastefull low cost extras.
Coctail and Wine Tasting Experience in our new pool Area will take off your senses
Enjoy also private hotel cruises and experience the beauty of the surrounding Islands that will make your holidays more colourful and unforgettable.
Special discounts for all the past trip advisor guests that have been to this hotel, in order to experience a more promising holiday in the Holy Island of Patmos.

Kind Regards To All,

Mike
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2008

We were looking forward to staying at 9 Muses after staying for five consecutive years at a different place in Patmos. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations and to the reports of other guests on this site.

Truly the worst part of the stay was the service. Completely unprofessional and unhospitable. We could never find any staff to help us when we needed it...they're around at breakfast and then everyone, owner included, disappears.

First of all the website promises a shuttle from the port, but the owner told us that we would have to get a taxi. There isn't any restaurant service other than breakfast, contrary to what is publicized online. Once during our stay we inquired about having a dinner and were told that we would be able to plan it with the owner the next morning at breakfast, but then no one ever showed up or ever asked us about it again.

We felt like we were being taken advantage of on several occasions. For example, when we booked they tried to charge for high season when our dates were at the end of the lower season rates. Perhaps it was an honest mistake. But then at check-out, we were presented with a mini-bar bill of nearly €90! Apparently the water -- a "quality water" from Norway -- is worth €10 despite the fact that the price list said €1.10. Although the charges were removed, it was a very unpleasant encounter and the owner had the nerve to ask us, and I quote, "Why are you so pissed?"

The rooms are nicely set up but the television didn't work and the radio was missing... at check-in the owner showed us the remote control and pointed to the empty spot on the dresser, saying "Um, that's where the radio should be."

It was impossible to eat breakfast due to a dangerous swarm of wasps every morning. The staff told us that they knew about the wasps and their remedy was to put plastic wrap on top of the plate of cold cuts and cheese (which obviously did nothing to detract the wasps). When we asked to move to another table in a different area, the staff said that "there are wasps there too." We ended up bringing our food to our apartment on our own, since to have the breakfast brought to the room costs an additional €3.

Beware of hidden charges. We wanted a frappe with our breakfast which we've found standard in all other hotels in Greece with breakfast included, but here we were told it would cost €6. The average price of a frappe in a restaurant is about €2 but honestly a place that claims to be so service-oriented and luxurious could surely foot the bill for some Nescafe powder, milk, water and ice?? Especially when freshly squeezed orange juice is provided free of charge?

Needless to say, our stay was a huge disappointment. The cherry on top of the sundae was when we checked out. We were in a group of 6 and two members of the group tried using their credit cards to pay, and were each told that the card was unreadable or couldn't be charged. Surprise, surprise, when we returned home each found charges for nearly the entire stay for the whole group on their accounts, and are now having to go through the charge dispute process with their credit card companies. A huge hassle.

This place is gorgeous, great views, nice pool, and has a lot of potential --- but it is so mismanaged it's just a total shame. Can't recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Shelley_in_rome
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Patmosfriend, Manager at 9 Muses Patmos, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Friend,

We spend some time reading all your co-tripadvisor traveller comments and we found them really helpful for our new business. We would like to inform you that the hotel is now operating under new management. Try our unique Tailor made services such as Private Mobile Phones where guests can reach us 24/7 and with no charge for all domestic calls
Traditional Homemade food with Styling from our experienced cook for candle light dinners and Tailor made Breakfast with plenty of free dishes and tastefull low cost extras.
Coctail and Wine Tasting Experience in our new pool Area will take off your senses
Enjoy also private hotel cruises and experience the beauty of the surrounding Islands that will make your holidays more colourful and unforgettable.
Special discounts for all the past trip advisor guests that have been to this hotel, in order to experience a more promising holiday in the Holy Island of Patmos.

Kind Regards To All,

Mike
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portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2008

magnificent views and super service..
The room was nice even if it was small, the large terraces gave the impression that you were travelling with a cruise ship(so close to the sea!!!) we will certainly go there again next year..Patmos rocks!!

  • Liked — views and service
  • Disliked — no idea
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled solo
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Thank lorennashley
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UK
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2006

Perfect in every way. Pristine rooms, great pool, superb staff, yummy food. I recommend coming here to anyone interested in visiting Patmos. Views are stunning, quiet location, yet close enough to Skala, more of a reason to ride them scooters! The hosts are like family.

  • Stayed June 2006
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3 Thank NLightenUp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2005

We had one of our best vacations ever! After one magnificent week in Patmos Island we already miss those guys (Kostas and Mike-owners of the facility). Great service and romantic moments in the best accomodation of Patmos!

  • Stayed June 2005
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2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: 9 Muses Patmos
Address: Sapsila - Loukakia Street, 855 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Patmos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Patmos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — 9 Muses Patmos 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
9 Muses is a traditional Greek holiday estate of individual holiday units. The resort offers a very high quality of service and seclusion second to non on Patmos. Sapsila bay is one of the most private areas on the island, and the views towards the Aegean sea and North part of the Island are breathtaking. The advantage between many hotels of the Island is its position where all rooms face the sea, its privacy as guest rooms are built in such a way where there is no optical view between rooms, its private beach where you can't find any in hotels in Patmos and its tailor made services (e.G. Private mobile phones for free calls during your stay, tailor made breakfasts according to your needs with no extra costs except to some exclusive dishes, private cruises only with people from our hotel and cocktail parties with unique international drinks once a week in order for all guests to meet each other. ... more   less 
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