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“Little Disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Grotta
Ranked #1 of 59 Hotels in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Little Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2009

This is a fairly nice place with both pros and cons. The main pro is definitely the warmth, kindness and service of Dimitris and Nicola -- they were great at every opportunity. Unfortunately, we were given a poor room (in our opinion) -- #50. When booking, we said we were on our honeymoon, and would like the best possible room (happy to pay the extra $). We were given the option of sea view (70€) or no view (60€) and chose sea view of course. Well, we got a reasonably good view of the town and a side view of the ocean, so no real complaints there.

However, our room was tiny (about 14 inches from the foot of the bed to the wall, and you needed to get past to go to the balcony), and *loud*. We stayed 2 nights and both nights were woken up at about 4:30 am by banging and thumping -- the noise continued well into the morning. The 2nd night I got up to see what it was and it was the night clerk preparing breakfast, unfortunately immediately below us. This clamour at such an early hour totally destroyed our stay.

The 3rd night we asked to move and got a quieter room with no view. In neither case did we feel like we had any sort of a "nice" room though. So, this hotel is probably worth the money, and definitely gets major bonus points for great hosts, but don't book room 50 (or probably any near there) unless you are a very heavy sleeper.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2009

This was a great hotel. Family run with a great view right on the water. Our hosts were wonderful, the food was very good, and they were very helpful with sightseeing tips, car rental(it was driven to the hotel for us) and suggestions of where to have some good Greek food. What a nice experience!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, WA
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2009

Hotel Grotta is a great hotel for those staying in Naxos. The Lianos family is very friendly and pays great attention to their guests - the complimentary transfers, the welcome drink, marking up a map with tourist destinations, organizing a rental car....everything. The hotel grounds are very well kept and clean, and the location is great for walking into the town center. The only disappointment was our room's lack of a view. The Hotel Grotta website says that all rooms have a balcony or terrace, most with a sea view. Our room (#19) was on the lower level, and the small terrace just looked in on the courtyard - not great. Also, the doors and walls were a little thin - we could hear the toilets flushing from the neighboring rooms. That being said, the hotel is a great value, and is worth every penny.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jptorny
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Dallas, Tx
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2009

This hotel is absolutely amazing. From the moment we arrived until the day we left the Dimitris and Nicola were so accommodating and just great people. They advised us what to see and where to eat, every time they were spot on. The rooms were very comfortable. We had an entrance to the courtyard which was beautiful. Honestly this place is one of a kind to stay. Next trip to Naxos there is no other place I would want to stay.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rwethereyet11
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Paris
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27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2009

Excellent stay in this hotel. Definitely an hotel to recommend. The owners are really very helpfull and great hospitality. Rooms are quite big with a terrace (ask when you reserve for a seaview bedroom). Breakfast is really huge with home madn pastries. Location is about 5-10min to the center of Naxos but really not far.
Would definitely stay again in this hotel

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stefparis11
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Clearwater, Florida
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2009

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Have just spent 11 days in Naxos and thought I would share my experience. We stayed at the Grotta Hotel which I can recommend wholeheartedly. The hotel is located on a hill overlooking the blue water. It is about 5 minute walk (not as the crow flies) from the center of town but provides privacy and peace. We had a room with a balcony facing the water – the sunset from the balcony was just beautiful. I cannot say enough about the hosts – Nicoletta and her brother Demetrios – they were so pleasant and helpful!!! The breakfast, which is included in the price of the room, is fantastic – the best we have had in our four trips to Greece!! Everyday they had freshly baked goods, yougurt, eggs,homemade puddings and pies daily, coldcuts, jams, etc., etc. The room was a nice size with a spacious, spotless bathroom. The towels were changed every day and the linen was fresh and clean. If you happened to sit downstairs in the afternoon, Nicoletta always gave you a piece of cake or a couple of cookies. For the price you cannot do any better. Nicoletta’s mother and father were very friendly as well. After talking to other tourists, I have come to the conclusion that this was the best place to stay on Naxos. Now that we have been to Santorini and Rhodes, I feel even stronger about the hotel. One word of caution, Naxos can be windy in April.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2009

Excellent! Would stay no where else on the island. Very much like home, Hotel Grotta was so pleasant, family run you felt so safe and comfortable..we were here 2 nights and 3 full days. They gave us a lift to the ferry and when I asked about renting a car they called and he was there within 30 minutes...the view is amazing,the location is perfect..quiet but you can literally walk to all shops and the wonderful restaurants on the waterfront..we loved Naxos and Grotta....would stay here in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Grotta
Address: 7 Iakovos Kampanellis, Naxos Town 843 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Naxos > Naxos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Naxos Town
#1 Family Hotel in Naxos Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Naxos Town
#4 Best Value Hotel in Naxos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Grotta 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Grotta Hotel Naxos City
Hotel Grotta Naxos, Greece

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