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Hotel Hydra
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hydra
Athens, Greece
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64 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“We will be back”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

A good hotel is an important decision for my holiday planning and it usually troubles me a lot. But at the end I manage to get the right deal. This time, with Hotel Hydra, I exceeded myself!
Overlooking the harbor and the village, spacious, simple but elegant, with lots of light and peaceful colors, arty and all along with great service. The breakfast was simple, but it was the right choice in order to sufficiently support the hotel's small scale. I could suggest a bigger variety on cheeses and hams.
I consider it to be the most suitable hotel to enjoy the beauty of this astonishing island. Certainly one of the most enjoyed accommodation I ever had. Was worth every penny we spent.
I hope we will be back soon…

Room Tip: We stayed in room 203 which is very large with separate bedroom, large windows and a great living ro...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed fro three nights at the Hotel. For our luggage we asked by e-mail for a mule .The hotel is near the port , but away from its noise. Wonderful friendly management. Fantastic view ( you have to ask for that). Superb room and tasty continental breakfasts. A great sejour in beautiful Hydra.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view to the port., Best is the one with balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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kvantum
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

The photos shown on the hotel website do not do justice to the elegance of the rooms which are cleaned diligently every day. Fresh, soft and spotless towels are changed daily. Beach towels are provided on demand. Two bottles of mineral water are replenished daily in the fridge free of charge.

Breakfast is served on the patio or in your room. It is brought on a tray and by the moment it reaches the table …diet goes down the drain. You can order any kind of coffee and that for me is a plus. By the way, they make great cappuccino!

Katerina Nikolaidou, the manager of the hotel, pampers the guests and attends to every little detail of creating a perfect customer experience.

So, it would not be an overstatement to say that Hotel Hydra was the reason I fell in love with the island of Hydra three years ago. Likewise, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Hotel Hydra is the reason I return to the island every summer and the reason I plan to do so for the years to come!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Our family of four stayed at Hydra Hotel in July. We had the "room with the view" and another lovely room. Beautiful experience, excellent service, breakfast prepared with care and love. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

My wife and I stayed for three nights at the Hotel, and we had a wonderful time. We stayed two nights in the downstairs room which was very comfortable. and then one night in the top room with a balcony overlooking the port, which was spectacular. You reach the hotel by climbing a few steps so you need to be fairly fit, but once you're up there you can enjoy a lovely breeze and view of the island, and there are some good restaurants within easy reach.

Katerina, who runs the place, is delightful. She invited us for a drink at another new hotel they are opening, and they couldn't have been more charming or helpful.

All in all, a great place to stay if you are looking for comfort and tranquillity on an amazing island.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We were recommended Hotel Hydra by friends and found a little gem when checking out the website. So we booked for 5 nights in June. The renovation of the hotel has been done with an eye for detail and design. The colours used to paint the lobby/room are soft, the books about culture and art placed in the common areas add a lovely touch, the cosy airy little patio and great bedlinnen were all superb. You could call the design 'Scandinavian Style' : pretty with subdued atmosphere. The room was very clean. Not a sand grain sticking when going bare foot. Airconditioning worked well and immediately without the usual bad noise.
The steps to the hotel, some people have complained about, are not bad. Do not go to Hydra if you cannot walk/climb steps! We found the steps to be good excercise to balance the great food and wine we were served during the holiday.
Katarina's and her colleague's hospitality were great. We felt so welcome and taken care of.

The only 2 reasons to give 4 instead of 5 stars are:
1) the pillows im the room. Each bed has two but they are quite solid and thick and we were both not very comfortable with these. I have to say though that we in general experience this when staying at hotels, so this may be our prejudice, and we actually did not ask for other pillows (that may have been available?).
2) the breakfast did not have much hearty choices; no ham, cheese, tomatoes. The bread was a bit simple (prepacked buns and then backed of is my guess). But the yoghurt, croissants, cappucino and fresh orange juice made it more interesting.

All in all a lovely stay and for sure a place to come back to. Stylish great quiet place in Hydra!

Room Tip: Looking for scandinavian style and cleaniness, whith great value for money - stay here!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

This is a charming, little hotel that is clean, spacious and well-run. Definitely stay in room 202 with the balcony. It overlooks the entire port and the views can't be beat!

No secret here...there are a lot of stairs. We counted 136 to the hotel, not including the 15 or so stairs leading to the front door and inside the hotel. Make sure you hire a donkey to take your bag(s) up (and down) the stairs....it's worth every penny!

The continental breakfast was lovely and we were able to eat it on our balcony. The breakfast includes Greek yogurt, pastries, hard boiled eggs, juice and fresh fruit. The juice was so good that when we got home, we searched multiple Greek supermarkets until we found it.

We would recommend this hotel and will stay there again, if we return to Hydra.

Room Tip: Room 202 with the balcony is a must!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Hydra
Address: 8 Voulgari M., 180 40, Greece
Region: Greece > Saronic Gulf Islands > Hydra
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hydra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Hydra 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One and a half hours away from the port of Piraeus, “Hotel Hydra” underwent a huge refurbishment, reopening and it is already the V.I.P. destination. Tasteful and meeting high standards it is an addition to the island’s unique elegance and is in itself a reason for a trip to the island of Hydra, Greece. ... more   less 
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