We have been visiting Greece for many years and have sayed in Naxos several times. We booked through the Internet.
This accommodation is certainly convenient, being 10 metres from a perfectly reasonable beach. The outside is decorated with flowers, there are lots of plants in pots on the whitewashed stairways - very pretty. But then there are the drawbacks.
This accommodation is listed as a hotel. We are not sure We would agree - "rooms" might be a better description since there is hardly anyone around, day or night. If you do find anyone it is usually a nice elderly gentleman (THE George We think) who speaks very little English so trying to communicate is a little remeniscent of some scenes from a well known BBC comedy based on a hotel in Torquay. The hotel promises hot water all day - OK, most days there was hot water in the evening but 2/7 days not. The hotel promises free wifi. Yes, but on the top floor where our room was you could barely get a connection and only then at the back of the room.
The room: We had one of the rooftop rooms that have a reasonable sea view from the balcony, though spoiled by a large electricity post and it was very hot in the late afternoon as the shared balcony faces west. The room itself was cramped, especially the bathroom. It was reasonably clean, but poorly maintained. Eg One of the room sockets fizzed and crackled when you plugged anything in. The battery powered emergency light was not connected, the bare wires dangling free. The furniture in the room, including the bed was of a poor standard, especially the dirty old wardrobe with a broken door. There was a small air conditioning unit and it worked fine. There was also a fridge. The toilet continually dripped after flushing. The bed springs were easy to feel.
The accommodation promises a free collection from the port. We had written Email confirmation that we would be picked up but despite this they forgot. We did at least get a lift back and were grateful. The hotel advertises taking visa cards, but in reality they don't, offering the excuse that the "machine is broken". We have heard this one before and so are not fooled!
Conclusion: We have said quite a lot of negative things, but in the end it was not too bad, especially if you are used to basic Greek accomodation. We just got on with it, it was OK, just not what we had hoped. It is just that in Greece, a lot of accommodation has moved on in the last few years, this place has not, apart from the wifi. Indeed, within a couple of hundred metres of this property there are some very nice places of a much higher standard and for not much more money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saint George Hotel in Naxos Island, is perfectly situated on the golden sandy beach of Saint George Bay in Naxos Town (Hora) of Naxos, just 10 meters from the sea and offers marvelous sea views over the magnificent bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint George Hotel Naxos, Greece