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“Fantastic service and surroundings”
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Pension Sofia
Ranked #4 of 46 Hotels in Parikia
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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“Fantastic service and surroundings”
Reviewed 7 October 2010

Stayed @ Pension Sofia in Septcmber 2010. Was surprised to see the owner waiting @ the dock to give my wife and me a ride to the pension. Located close to town and a decent beach down the street. Owners were very friendly and solved an issue with the TV the same day. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

Sofia and Manolis thank you so much your hospitality, we booked for three nights and stayed for eleven. The rooms were basic and spotlessly clean with a lovely balcony. Location for us was perfect, 100m to the water and restaurants. Close enough to walk to everything but far enough away for peace and quiet. The garden area was a joy to have breakfast in and retreat to after being out. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of a home with privacy. Breakfast was fantastic and Sofia's cakes were delicious. We really enjoyed the company of the pets as we were missing our own.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Monaco
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Reviewed 13 September 2010

Sofia and Manolis are still very helpful and run their pension with care and professionalism.
Since our last time there, little extra things appeared: 1 safe in the bedroom, and free internet access in the lobby.
If you love cats, go there !
if you don't love cats, go there anyway !!
The beautiful garden is like an oasis in the middle of Parikia, and having breakfast there is like a moment in heaven...

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

When I booked online the rates were so reasonable I thought it would be really basic, however, I was pleasantly surprised. Set in beautiful gardens, where you could sit out for breakfast the Pension was lovely. The room was very clean and well presented, with lovely fresh towels. The facilities in the room included a powerful shower, a fridge, tv with bbc and airconditioning, and a balcony overlooking the garden. Internet was available in the lounge area. Every morning, the breakfast was lovely freshly made to order and included fresh orange juice and nice filter coffee. Sophia and her husband were lovely hosts, and nothing was too much trouble. Location was great, 5 minutes from the port and the old town and close to a beach. Travelling alone with a teenage daughter, I felt very safe. I would recommend Sophia's Pensions to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Portland, OR
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2010

Our stay at the Sofia Pension came after completing an extraordinary Rick Steves' tour of Greece. This pension was highly recommended in The Lonely Planet book on Greek Islands. We were warmly welcomed by the owners, Sofia and Manolis Barbaris after arriving on the Blue Star ferry in the town of Parikia on the island of Paros. The beautiful pension, located only blocks from the ferry dock, is immaculately maintained. Every detail of the accommodations and surrounding gardens have been created for the comfort and enjoyment of guests. Manolis tends the gardens daily. The rates are the most reasonable that we encountered and the optional breakfast was better than we ate in restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 22 May 2010

This little pension is situation in a yard with beautiful gardens and little sitting spots all over. Almost makes you want to stay there instead of going to the beach. My family and I were able to walk here from the ferry with all of our luggage (there was a lot) with no problem. The owner (Emanuel) was kind enough to load us all up in his car and bring us to the ferry when we left. The rooms were so cute and very clean with lovely little balconies. There was a mini fridge and a real shower (not these tiny ones in most Greek hotels). They do a breakfast in the morning that includes french press coffee, a welcomed relief for a coffee lover like myself. The owner and his wife were so nice too. The hotel is located just a block or two from anything and everything (good restaurants, beach, shopping). It was great and the price was incredible!! They had a computer for guests to use for free and had wireless that could be accessed in the garden

  • Stayed May 2010
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Tasmania
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Reviewed 6 November 2009

We stayed at Pension Sofia for 5 nights. I had picked it from the reviews (and the very reasonable off season rate) and we were not disappointed. We could not fault it. Manolis kindly picked us up from the airport (9km away) and we were in Room 9. It is the largest room there (i think) with a huge balcony with a pergola covered in grape vines and bouganivilia and water views. We loved the privacy and being able to sit out on the balcony for breakfast and lunch and to read and simply relax. The other rooms have quite small balconies, but there is plenty of room in the garden and on the communal balconies as well. As others have commented, the garden is a real oasis and a rare thing in Paros. The room had a fridge, and Sofia gave us a kettle and cups, (and corkscrew and glasses) so we could make our own cups of tea etc. The room was well designed, eg the power points in convenient places so we could actually use the hairdryer and shaver in front of the mirror and the bedside reading lamps were the best in Greece. It was spotlessly clean and the hosts most helpful. The beach and Port are only minutes away as are a nice bakery and a huge supermarket on the waterfront.

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pension Sofia

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
#3 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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