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Hotel Omiros
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Hermoupolis
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“An Elegant Home in the Heart of a Great Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2009

Ermoupolis is an elegant city of steps, not roads. The further one ascends from the bustling streets near the port, the quieter the neighborhood is likely to be, at least until one arrives at one of the few large roads that skirt the town. The Hotel Omiros is in a peaceful and atmospheric corner not far from the stunning square at the heart of the city. Its most prominent neighbor is a remarkable Greek Orthodox church that tolls the hours and half hours. The hotel is itself elegant and atmospheric and simple; the rooms are spacious, comfortable, and quiet. It's true that the rooms in front are nicer than some of the smaller and darker rooms in back. There is nothing trendy about the Omiros, and, yes, -- to address one of the previous posts -- it's probably a lousy place to bring kids who are still in prams. (Like the rest of the city, the hotel observes the afternoon siesta and maintains quiet.) I would and will recommend the hotel to any friend who doesn't mind climbing stairs to get home and who is in search of a civilized place to stay in the heart of a great and fascinating small city. If your priorities include suburban comforts and parking, stay away. If you seek a hotel in the midst of a wonderful city where even the tourists are Greeks, in walking distance to a striking array of restaurants, bars, and atmospheric neighborhoods, you will not be disappointed. I hope to return.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Athens
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2008

If you opt for breakfast at the hotel make sure you ask for eggs etc if you want them, otherwise you will only get coffee, juice, cakes, bread, cheese and ham for the same price. Our room was simple but with great character and clean. Its an old building, renovated to the original style, so sound insulation may not be great but it is at a quiet location so we had absolutely no problems with noise. It is very near the centre and all amenities but it may be a bit tricky to find, especially if you are arriving late at night, so make sure you get good directions and let the staff know when they should be expecting you. Its best to get a taxi from the port (it will cost around 4 euros) but there is no direct car access so you will have to walk for a minute or so to get to the hotel. Overall accessibility may be a problem if you are a wheel-chair user or have a baby in pram. The lady that worked there in the day wasn't the world's friendly person but always remained adequately polite. Kyrios Giannis who workes in the evenings is a lovely and friendly chap, always offering interesting anectodes and useful tips. My husband and I thought he was very sweet. In total, whatever this hotel lacks in mod cons and in respect to my comments above it makes up with it lovely, authentic and cosy atmosphere. I would love to go back one day.

Stayed August 2008
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2008

My husband, 2 small kis and I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and it was the worst experience we've ever had in a hotel! We had booked a suite with 2 separate rooms (one room for the couple and our 13month baby and one room for my 4 year old son). When we arrived there we were shocked to find that our suite was in fact a horrible 1 bedrrom place with an extra bed in the lodge by the entrance! The fittings are more than 20 years old and need refurbishing. There are no tables to leave the suitcases on so we had to drop them on the floor as if we were camping!

Every day the cleaning lady would make our beds but she would never hoover which was a problem because on the first night we accidentally dropped a buiscuit pieces of which we could find all over the place the following 3 days!

Do not pay 10 euros for the breakfast. The lady did not explain to us from the beginning that the orange juice, cake and coffee are the standards and we should ask for the extras (like eggs, etc.). We only realised just before leaving the place. Pay 8 euros for a much better breakfast by the port served by friendly personnel, instead.

I booked the room over the phone and specifically asked about the location and how far it was from the port and the city centre. The lady informed me that the hotel is right at the heart of the city centre (not entirely true) BUT failed to mention that it's impossible to reach from the port with 2 prams!!!! Every morning and night my husband and I had to CARRY the prams and walk all those steps (there are no streets just steps everywhere) all the way up to the hill in order to reach the hotel. Terrible experience for young parents.

We could have used our car driving around but in fact the much advertised parking is nothing more than a 4mx4m space where once you've parked you won't take your car out again in case someone else takes your place. Once, the owner of the hotel made my husband leave the room and unpark our car so that she could move hers!!!

Yet, the worst was the toilet which had the window inside the buidling, by the staircase! That was very unconfortable when going to the toilet.

We wanted to complain to the owner but she was so rude she wouldn't even speak to us while sitting in the reception so instead we made our views known by writing in the guest book.

  • Liked — old mansion
  • Disliked — the price has nothing to do with the poor service/accommodation
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2008

We booked the Hotel after a last moment search where many of the Hotels were full.

It is an old mansion with nice atmosphere that was renovated, but that was many years ago. Someone would expect more work done to keep it in good shape, ie painting the rooms and windows once in a while or keeping the bed post lamps working

One positive thing was the location, that was very quiet and not far from center.Rooms are rather big but bathrooms didn't look good. Also try to book one of the suites with a nice balcony and a view to the sea, cause our room had a view of the street and the next building wall.

Do not pay the 10 euro per person for breakfast. The first day we did that we sat on the table and the lady served us very few things, a piece of cake, coffee, and two slices of ham and cheese.

Overall the service by the people was good, and the rooms clean but I dont think its worth the 90 euro/night without breakfast.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bristol, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2007

First, if you are looking at going to Syros, congratulations on getting past the crowd who have somehow missed it.

Second, if you do go, stay at Omiros. Its a lovely nineteenth century mansion with big rooms (we stayed in one of the two suites, and it was wonderful), in a quiet part of town some ten minutes walk (uphill) of 4 euros in a taxi from the centre of the gorgeous Venetian old town.

The views from the balcony and the bougainvillea are fabulous.

In the evening, eat in the atmospheric streets just east of the main square - the food is great and good value.

Stayed June 2007
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Additional Information about Hotel Omiros

Property: Hotel Omiros
Address: 43 Omirou, Hermoupolis 841 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Syros > Hermoupolis
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Hermoupolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Omiros 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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