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Pension Sofia
Ranked #3 of 46 Hotels in Parikia
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“a hidden gem - stay here !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

the owners, manolis and Sofia were very accommodating , we were collected to and from the port. If you are looking for clean, decent rooms set in a beautiful garden area, then you must stay here. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

Absolutely beautiful hotel. Conveniently located close to the port, but far enough away that is quiet. Beautiful gardens, and it is very nice to sit out on the balcony enjoying some wine.

The owner is very friendly and helpful, picks you up from the port and shows you some of the things in the town on the way. Not luxurious accommodations by any means, but everything is very clean and the property is pretty and very well-kept. Would definitely stay here again if we ever returned.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Best value in Greece.
Nothing there is luxurious (including the location) but if you´re looking for fair price AND a special place, Sofia Pension is a great option in Paros. When you arrive at the pension, you´ll notice the area around it is not impressive at all, but the place has a gorgeous little garden, in which you can sit and enjoy the wonderful Greek breakfast. Paros is great, Parikia is a fantastic area, The owners are incredibly nice and the rooms are extremely clean and tidy. For 75 euros a night in the high season, you can´t get better than this.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

The only thing more beautiful than the Pension and gardens are the owners Sofia and Manuel. We loved our stay and of course did not want to leave. The whole property is beautifully kept with gardens full of olive trees, hammocks and flowers.
It is perfectly located walking distance to central town.
Sofia Pension was a perfect stay in a beautiful town.
Thank you Sofia and Manuel you are amazing and wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

We stayed 2 nights and were very happy with service and have no complaints about anything. Manilos collected us from the airport, the room was quiet and clean with a lovely outlook over the garden. Breakfast was delicious - freshly squeezed orange juice, plunger coffee, 3 different home made cakes, 2 types of rustic breads, eggs, etc. all eaten outside in our own bougainvillea covered gazebo. Nothing was too much trouble for Sofia and her family. Location was great, just back from the beach and not too far from the port. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

We absolutely loved Paros island, and Pension Sofia was definitely part of it!
The pension is situated outside of the busy streets of Parikia, but the town being quite small, it is not a problem. You can be at the beach in 2 minutes, the port in 7-8 and to the busy city center in 10 minutes.

The property is beautiful, with a large garden, olive trees, green grass, many flowers and cute animals (that stay outside, don't worry). The room was clean, definitely freshly painted! It was a good size, but the bathroom is a little small. Our room had a small fridge and AC. Accommodations are basic, but you have everything you need for our cheapest stay in Greece! All rooms have balconies and it is really quiet at night. Breakfast is optional.
The owner offer pick up and drop off to the port with a smile!
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Parikia!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

We had the most fantastic stay here. The first night we arrived our ferry was delayed and arrived in the wee hours of the morning (4am!). Despite our protests, Manolis, the host, was waiting for us, bleary-eyed at the dock, with a big smile and a board with our name on it. As he drove us the short distance to the guesthouse, he pointed out all the Parikia sights as it it were broad daylight!

The room we had was great, very simply furnished, but with two picturesque balconies in the greek style (think blue and whitewashed, with those outlined cobblestones). We even had a bit of a sea view, and mountain view out the back. For the price we paid (40euro a night) it was a dream. The bathroom was fine, the shower head was hose-style and didn't have a hook to hold it up, but I think this is pretty common in Greece and you make do! The room had TV, aircon, internet and a fridge. Sofia has a little "cafe" and she will make you breakfast, or snacks to enjoy in their beautiful tranquil garden which you could sit in all afternoon under the shade of the olive trees.

The beach and town are both very close, only a few minutes walk, and it's a quiet, safe location. At the end of our stay Manolis insisted on driving us back to the port.

You really wont ever find a nicer, friendlier, better value place to stay. We loved it and I'm sure we will be back - Thankyou Manolis and Sofia!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pension Sofia
Address: Parikia 84400, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Paros > Parikia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Parikia
#2 Family Hotel in Parikia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofia Pension is an A class traditional Cycladic style hotel pension complex, located in the heart of a huge verdant garden with roses, basil, bougainvilleas, jasmines.It has direct access to the town center, the beach and the restaurants, while at the same time it is a serene and quiet complex, ideal for peaceful holidays.All the rooms have satellite television(BBC WORLD NEWS,TV5 MONDE,ARTE,and one Italian channel).There is free wifi in the room. ... more   less 
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Sofia Hotel Parikia
Pension Sofia Paros, Greece - Parikia

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