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“Very Good location, very well managed hotel”
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Pension Sofia
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Parikia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Very Good location, very well managed hotel”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This hotel is a very nice "oasis" close to the port when you arrive on the ferry. It has a very scerene garden, nice breakfast, it is walking distance to a beach (not the best, but nice. Santa Maria is a better beach) and the old town area (shopping, restaurants etc). The owners picked us up from the port, answered questions and were very attentive. You can rent a scooter or ATV close by, we ended renting a small vehicle from a local company for 35 euros to travel de island. The hotel was very relaxing, close to everything, very clean and nice. Would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

After landing in Paros airport, Manuel was waiting to get me to Parikia where on the way long he used to show me the good places to visit and the restaurants to be at. After a short trip in Parikia, i reached the pension that is few minutes walk from a sandy beach and most of Parikia spots (port, bus terminal, pubs, clubs, restaurant, beaches, archaeological places, museum...).
Once in the pension, Sofia welcomed me with a smile and through the lovely garden we cross a way to my second level room. It was so clean with a wifi connection and a safe box. Everything in the room was clean. The bed, the towel, the floor, the balcony and the most important the bathroom.
What i like the most as well, is the room's colors that match with the sea and garden view.
Better to be in such a Pension rather than staying in what is so called "5* hotels".
Thank you Manuel and Sofia for the lovely stay i had, and thanks for the amazing the breakfast that you prepared to me especially the ham and cheese sandwich it is a yummmy :)
Hopefully see you when in Paros again

Room Tip: I was on the second floor sea view room, it is highly recommended
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We booked the 3 person room even though there were just two of us as the reviews were so high and that was the only room left. Compared to other places in the area it was cheaper and turned out to be perfect. A slight walk from the centre/ port (10 minutes) however there are still great restaurants and the beach within 200m. It is a beautiful and original setting of the gardens which are kept very well and a great place to relax. The room had a ground room balcony overlooking the garden and the room was very clean and homely. Water was always hot and there was A/C & safe box. Overall we loved pension Sofia and the family!

Stayed July 2014
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed at Pension Sofia for 5 days and can vouch that the excellent rating is warranted. The location, a few blocks off the busy harborside road, eliminates most of the road noise while offering only a short walk to Parika (shopping, bus, ferry, boats to Antiparos, etc.) or the Lividia beach. Pension Sofia sits like an oasis amongst 'standard' Cycladian houses. The outside has beautiful landscaping while the buildings show a lot of imaginative architectural touches that set it off from the norm. Our room was updated and comfortable, with a small terrace overlooking the back garden.

Breakfast on the patio in the back garden was a great way to start the day. We enjoyed the Greek yogurt with fruit and honey each morning along with the 'filter' coffee.

Our hosts, Sofia and Emmanouel, were attentive to our needs, giving us good suggestions on where to eat (Aroma - try their semolina pudding) and explaining how to get to Antiparos by boat. They will pick you up and drop you off at the ferry or airport, BUT remember to let them know when you'll be arriving (with a reminder just before you get there).

Parika is like a mini-Mykonos town but Paros provides a lot more variety than Mykonos without the crowds. If you stay with them, also try the Green Rocket restaurant that is near the Aroma restaurant. The non-Greek menu is a welcome change and the food was delicious.

Room Tip: No elevator so ask for a ground floor room if you've got a lot of bags (although they'll hel...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paros
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at pension Sofia for 2 nights and enjoyed it very much: a beautiful garden, nice and clean rooms, delicious breakfast and Manual and his lovely wife are such a nice couple! You'll feel a warm welcome. All the nive reviews we read before turned out to be true:)

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Stayed July 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here 1 night as we were passing through Paros. This hotel is clean, simple, and safe. The owners were very helpful, taking us to and from the Ferry terminal for free. The garden is lovely, and it is a short walk from the beach, restaurants, and other attractions. Would definitely recommend for travelers looking for a good budget hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Nice, simple, neat and quiet place just outside Parikia. Sweet and very well maintained rooms, and a cozy garden for breakfast or relaxing. We stayed 5 nights and also our teenage kids appreciated the fast (free) wifi and the proximity to everything. The owners are super friendly and plenty of good advice.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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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
#4 Best Value 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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