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Amalia Hotel Nauplia
Ranked #7 of 37 Hotels in Nafplio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2011

My wife and I stayed there for two nights at a modest rate, b'fast included, in off-season, late October, 2010, were very pleased with hotel and town and would gladly return.

This Amalia is a large, resort-style hotel of three stories with large, polished public rooms and large, clean private ones as well. It had surely been renovated at millions-plus within a year or two of our arrival and looked nearly new. The lobby, hallways, gardens and common spaces looked and were impressive. The huge swimming pool, its deck, chairs, towels, umbrellas and surroundings were top-flight and we had them all to ourselves after the overnight bus tours left early every morning. There was a free parking lot outside the door. The staff was experienced, reserved but attentive.

Our second-floor balcony room with views toward Naflplion, its bay and its peak, Palamidi, was large, clean and modern, as was its largely marble bath. The bed and such were comfortable and modern as well. Our evening views were pastoral--shepherds in the fields adjoining this orchard-built hotel outside of town were sending out or bringing in their sheep for hours. I enjoyed watching them do their thing.

Except for a dozen or two guests in this large hotel, most others every day were one or two busloads of French or Japanese in their budget-friendly bus tours who arrived at 5:00PM, ate their pre-arranged meals,at 6:00PM and vanished by 8:00AM. We, too, ate the included buffet breakfast ; it was passable and sufficient, but not very tasty. The middle-aged Greek waiters with attitudes were just what we were accustomed to in our own town. We went into town each evening for waterfront dinners which we enjoyed.

The hotel is a great place for exploring Nafplion and the Peleponese peninsula, but only if you're in a rental car or tour bus as there was no known shuttle but for cabs to go anywhere from this remote hotel built in an orchard 2km outside of town. From what I know, there's still nothing--only callable taxis which, in Greece, can be trouble. So, those in the tour buses would actually have to spend extra to get to town. Horrors!

The views at night of lighted Palamidi and its fortress were great, and the town itself was very nice--a bit touristy but not too much. The fort was great, but the beach areas a little crummy. Yet, to visit there or other areas of the Pelopponese, this is a great base well worth two or three nights.

Room Tip: Stay in the off season, in the patio rooms or the next ones up with Palamidi views.
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  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

2 km from the city center in a very quite location

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

This hotel employs probably the least helpful staff in Greece. No taxis due to strike, but no, we do not supply ANY form of transport to take you the 6kms to Napflion. You want to go to Epidaurus? Make me laugh!! No, don't hold your breath waiting for the Amalia to suggest ANY transport to this ancient theatre. If you enjoy convention city, then this is the place for you. They all seemed to be having a good time...but then... ANYway, unless you want to eat on the dot of 8.30pm, it could be difficult for the restaurant to serve you. A terrific pianist in the totally empty bar. Had to go looking for the barman who had to go looking for ingredients for drinks and then had to come looking for us, ensconsed in a vast, couched room. One night was too long. We had booked for three, and lost the money. Don't go there under ANY circumstances.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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4  Thank lizzie_1lizzie092
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

This hotel is located far (about 20 min drive) from Nafplion city center. Otherwise the rooms are big and clean. The bathroom is also big and clean. The pool is very good, and the view from the pool side is lovely. The buffet breakfast was very good and the dinner was also good. The staff was pleasant. Another down side is that there was no Wireless internet connection in the rooms. All in all a very pleasant place to spend one night maximum two.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

For 140 Euros a night, at a location outside Nafplio and convenient to nothing we experienced the following problems: no double beds, air-conditioning that barely worked, no water pressure in the sink, no trash can in the room and a barely-edible breakfast buffet heavy on the grease with no fresh fruit. .

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank sara-alex123
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

This hotel is situated 7 minutes drive out of town so you need a car.(45 minutes walk). it is located in a field. It is very clean and offers all of the modern conveniences. The rooms a quite large and the beds very comfortable. The pool is lovely, however the reflection of surrounding walls and tiles create so much glare that it is blinding, thus we did not swim. We arrived at about 5pm and misery guts at concierge checked us in and watched us carry our own luggage in, all 6 suit cases. One thing I've learned about Greeks is that they are professionals at chilling out. No one will offer to help you unless you ask. Don't be embarrassed to ask. The rest of the concierge were wonderful and helpful every time we asked for help or had any queries. Sometimes you need to take it easy and be like the Greeks. Not worth getting upset over small matters. I would probably stay again if I had a car.

Room Tip: Basic rooms are on the ground floor. This is a bonus as you have double French doors opening up onto...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

First and foremost, choose Amalia only if you have a car or your own vehicle. The hotel is located in tyrintha in the middle of farming plots between the cities of Argos and Nafplion making having a car not convenient but necessary. A taxi to Nafplion cost and is not even that easily available. We chose Amalia as we had a car, however did not anticipate it to be soo far from everything. With the car its not much of an issue but still when you are going to a new city its better to be at the heart of things. Although the hotel is huge and beautiful but still i feel the location is a bit inconvenient.
Now coming to the property- The hotel is very spacious, has huge well kept gardens and a nice pool, gorgeous lobby and big rooms. However it somehow misses to make the impression. The carpets on each corridor seem musty. The showers and room seem to need more airing, they seem really old. The hotel seems like this really old heritage property which is grand and beautiful but not cared for or maintained properly.
I completely agree with fellow reviewer Ectoras_gr – “For the price of the hotel, breakfast is very poor”. I have had such wonderful experience at Greece hotels that actually before writing this review I read a few fellow member reviews. I really did not want to be mean! But cant help, just felt soo let down by Amalia like the other 25% reviewers.
Coming to the staff- Well like many other reviewers, I did not face any rude behaviour- Thank God! But yes they aren’t as warm and attentive as the staff I saw at Santorini, Paros, Mykonos or Athens. They seem to be just nonchalant. Like robots! They will do only that much that has been instructed. After such wonderful experiences in the island this seemed really sad!

Somehow this is not how I would have liked the last 3 days in Greece to be but alas we did not choose sensibly and made a wrong choice! Or maybe we were sooo pampered by all other hotels that our expectations sky-rocketed! Whatever it was, I would not recommend Amalia for it is not the experience that everyone can relish!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amalia Hotel Nauplia

Address: Amalias st. | 21100 N.Tiryns, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Peloponnese > Argolis Region > Nafplio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nafplio
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nafplio
#10 Family Hotel in Nafplio
Price Range: £73 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amalia Hotel Nauplia 4*
Number of rooms: 172
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