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Argo Hotel
Ranked #42 of 46 Hotels in Parikia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a mistake staying here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Staff seemed pleasant enough when arriving but became very surly when we started to make complaints.

This is the worst hotel We have stayed in.

The room was tired and on closer inspection (after we had taken the room) it could have done with a good cleaning. There was no hot water and we were told they turned it down because it was no longer high season (second week in September). This was complete rubbish, the water wasn't even luke warm and was clearly not being heated at all!

The shower was loose on the wall and had no pressure. The rest of the furnishings were old and drab.

Avoid at all costs!

Stayed September 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bucharest, Romania
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

We stay in august just for one night because we arrive earlier with the both that we estimate in the beggining and our hotel didnt have rooms availeble !
The rooms are dirty , the plugs the Ac is yellow , the bedsheets are with stains and the curtains was full with dust and the bathroom have a terrible smell!
The doors are very thin and during the morning you heard noises from other door , the housekeeping on the corridor , people speacking loud etc etc ! If you have the see view , the view is really nice but during the moring when the both arrive in port she make a terrible noise and starting with 9 you heard all the cars and moto from the street in front !
Regardind the location- this is very good -7 minutes walking to the port and one of the beach is just in front of the hotel! This is a very good thing!
What was more dissapointed is that teoreticaly is a 3 star hotel but in reality is not like this ! I make pictures and i put on tripadviser with the dust and lack of cleaning also from reception , front of the hotel which is practicaly like a bussines card for a hotel : look on the picture with the dust from the printers ( i never see this in my life ), with the back of the front desk or with the chairs on front of the hotel !

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alice197
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Bucharest
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188 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We booked one night stay for 4 couples in Booking.com. So basically 4 rooms, The room rate was very good, only 40 Euros. Very good price and we were consider lucky since images on booking are great.

We were surprised to arrive in the hotel and see that the photographer was very good as the real thing had nothing to do with images.

1. Rooms
Since we paid 4 rooms for the basic rate, we received the basic rooms. That meant 2 of 4 were smelly (like old bed sheets smell from granny time).
One of the room had the sheets dirty. I cannot tell if the dirt was due to stains that were not able to be removed anymore or just dirt that was not washed well. Or from other tourist,
The bed mattress was so hard that i wake up more tired then i went to sleep.
One "nice thing" happen when we asked for new bed and pillow sheets that they gave us also with dirt stains. (???).

2. Noise and light
Since the room was facing the street, in the morning was very loud noise. Also a lot of light as the room windows were not covered very good.

3. Bathroom.
Very basic. Maybe we did not get the upgraded rooms but the bathroom was very basic.

Overall was really disappointing as the images were great and the real thing was horror.

What i can't understand is why same room they could charge regular price of 80 Euro / night??

On the other hand i can understand the conditions somehow. The majority of the customers were backpackers. Actually when i checkout there was one that was stinking so much as i could't breath.

Also on the desk of reception was so much dust that you could write things. I even made pictures to prove it.

Also the reception was horror. During the night when we arrived we got the feeling of scary movies seeing the reception.

I guess the owners were not taking their best of interest taking care of things. Specially when during summer there are a lot of tourists.

Anyway, overall i ignored all above as was late and i stay only one night. But if i had to stay more, it would be terrifying.

Conclusion:
1. Images on booking are not representing the reality.
2. Some rooms are smelly. A lot.
3. Rooms facing sea are very noisy.
4. Dust and dirt is everywhere.
5. Definitely not 3 stars.

I recommend other hotels even if is more expensive.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Trafford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

This was the 1st leg of an island hopping trip. Having been to Paros 3 times before and having always sourced rooms on leaving the ferry we knew broadly whereabouts we wanted to stay for 5 nights. We arrived late evening on 19th June and were shown a room on the 2nd floor with a balcony overlooking the road and the beach. The room and bathroom were good, as was the price. For value for money, quality, and convenience to beaches and restaurants it is recommended. The only small drawback with the room was a little road noise but for me this was easily offset by the great view of the bay, beach and port from the balcony. It was also helpful that I could park a car very close by on the adjacent side street. Whilst I don't often return to the same accommodation on subsequent visits to islands I will certainly consider doing so on my next trip to Paros.

Room Tip: Try to get a room directly overlooking the beach. Other than that, I suggest you are clear about whe...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Australia
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

During May this year I went for three nights and stayed for seven. I then decided to island hop and came back for 5 nights. Marianna and John are great managers and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant.
the rooms are big, have ac, good showers, fridge, firm bed which is cleaned each day and I had balcony views which was great
The beach is across the roads and guests have a free sun lounge and umbrella,
The hotel is surrounded by great restaurants and other beaches are walking distances
Also offer delivery to and from the Port
Next time I take your advice Marianna re Naxos- lol!I

HARRY ARGO HOTEL GUEST

Room Tip: Rooms with sea views are great
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jwpinnacle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

we stayed at the hotel during may 2013. excellent stay ! beautiful rooms with lovely jet showers, sea view balconies and sunbeds on the beach. what I have to say mainly about the hotel is the safety it offers and the kindness of people owning it and working there. very hospitable warm people , clean environment and good service. we where picked up and dropped of at the port and had lovely breakfast next to the pool. special thanks to marianna have a nice summer :)

Room Tip: book a sea view room!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank anna k
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UK
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87 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Situtated right across the road from the lovely beach. The breakfast was good, MOST of the staff were helpful and the rooms were nice and clean with en suite and air conditioning. There was one female member of staff who was particularly rude and unhelpful, but the woman who ran the hotel was extremely helpful and friendly. The showers were rubbish with no hot water and no water pressure, which reduced the shower to a cold trickle.

Room Tip: Overlooking the sea is fantastic
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Argo Hotel
Address: Parikia 84400, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Paros > Parikia
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 46 Hotels in Parikia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Argo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On one of the most beautiful greek islands, Paros, famous for its beaches with crystal clear water is recently renovated Hotel Argo at the left side of Parikia, exactly on the beach, only 400m away from the port.It offers all modern comforts including air conditioning and swimming pool in 38 rooms and 2 suites available all year. Our hotel also has a breakfast room and a cafeteria-bar with internet access. ... more   less 
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