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Irida Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Kalo Nero B&B and Inns
Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“a perfect weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We mada a last minute booking and we went for a weekend..The area is beautifull ,the beach is sandy and you can choose between organized or not place to sit...

The hotel is nice,the rooms are big and fully equipt...
Everything there is very clean and the owners Kostas and Irene are really friendly people that try their best to please you...
I m sure i ll go there again...The area is a perfect weekend getaway...

PS: the food at the tavernaw near by is very tast and very cheep...


Yiannis Zervas...

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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kedipos, Public Relations Manager at Irida Resort, responded to this review, 13 December 2014
Thanks Dear Guest, for your kind words....We did simply our job and will continue, in the future, to have the same attitude, to all our guests. It is a tradition for the Greeks to believe trully to Philoxenia- loving taking care about foreigners -Guests. We are looking forward seeing him, in the newar future.....
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sindelfingen
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

New building in secluded position front of the sea, nice architecture, large rooms with kitchenette, balcony and access to common covered areas ventilated and with sea view. Good AC, comfortable bed and linen (not changed daily, though). Two mins walk to taverns and restaurant on the waterfront, more in the village. Clear water and sand beach in front of the hotel, 20 mins walk to beautiful natural beach. Good and abundant breakfast, very friendly manager and staff. Also sell beverages, good local wine. Good base for visiting Ancient Messene site ( a must, really), a nearby Mycenaean tomb ( very impressive ), Nestor palace and outstanding museum at Pylos and the Apollo temple at Bassae.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank c-s65
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kedipos, Guest Relations Manager at Irida Resort, responded to this review, 13 December 2014
Thanks Dear Guest, for your kind words....We did simply our job and will continue, in the future, to have the same attitude, to all our guests. It is a tradition for the Greeks to believe trully to Philoxenia- loving taking care about foreigners -Guests. We are looking forward seeing you, in the near future.....
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Turkey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

A hidden gem of a place, a family run apartment hotel located on a beach front to die for. All the apartments are beautifully appointed, each with a sea view balcony. This family run business is centered around giving an excellent service to it's customers. The breakfast is a feast in itself with freshly cooked omlettes, pastries, fruits, Greek yoghurt etc. Local taverns are just a short stroll along a flat roadway and provide good fare at reasonable prices. The area is flat and provides easy walking, for numerous kilometres. The area is peaceful & tranquil - if it's nightlife you want this is not the place. Just relax in the beautiful gardens, watch the sunset from the beach front - or your terrace - unwind and enjoy this haven.
There are many interesting places to visit & car hire is the best way to explore this beautiful area - Costas & family are ready to guide you make the most of your holiday.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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13 Thank Shirancat
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kedipos, General Manager at Irida Resort, responded to this review, 13 December 2014
Thanks Dear Guest, for your kind words....We did simply our job and will continue, in the future, to have the same attitude, to all our guests. It is a tradition for the Greeks to believe trully to Philoxenia- loving taking care about foreigners -Guests. We are looking forward seeing you, in the near future.....
senin tür sözler için çok teşekkür ederim. Biz bizim otele, sizleri ağırlamaktan tekrar bekleyin. çok teşekkür ederim.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2010

This hotel is perfectly located for exploring the southwestern coast of Greece and ideal for just relaxing on almost empty beaches (even at the height of the season) in an area rarely visited by non-Greek tourists. By car ancient Olympia is less than an hour north; spectacular Navarino Bay (Pylos) and the remarkable castle at Methoni are an hour to the south; and the incredibly well preserved Temple of Apollo at Vasses, the waterfalls on the Neda River, the Frankish castle at Karetaina, and the extant ruins of ancient Meseni are about the same distance to the east. Kyparrisia Bay itself is a long lovely expanse of sandy beaches and the nesting area of the Loggerhead Turtle from May through September (volunteers from the Archelon organization that protects the turtles have a booth in town and offer tours twice each evening to watch the hatchlings break free of their eggs, leave their nests, and head back to the sea for a lifetime in the water--our 12-year-old daughter went out every night for our week's stay!).

The atmosphere at this hotel could not be more warm, welcoming, and hospitable. Kostas, the owner of this relatively new ten-apartment hotel right on the beach, welcomes each visitor and checks back with them at night and over breakfast, always ready with brochures and maps to help plan outings, solve logistical problems, give advice on where to eat for lunch and dinner, etc. The apartments are nicely appointed, with a small refrigerator, a sink, dishes and cutlery, hot plates, etc. The rooms evidently were not designed with TV sets in mind and in our two apartments the screens were small and awkwardly situated for viewing, but that was a minor inconvenience. The only meaningful drawback in our two apartments was the small size of the shower stalls, which might bother larger people. The rooms and general grounds were kept spotlessly clean. Breakfast was plentiful (omlette, fresh fruit, coffee/tea, yoghurt, toast, bread, jams, etc.) and served either outside or inside at one's choice between 0800 and 1000. The center of Kalo Nero's beach area is about 200 meters away (loungers and large umbrellas and cafes), so the area is quiet but one has to walk for 5-10 minutes to one of the six tavernas (all quite good) on the water. The large city of Kyparissia (with an imposing Frankish fortress) is a 10-minute drive away and has many restaurants, including a good pizza parlor, on the town square. The hotel's only real drawback for families with children is its lack of a swimming pool, although there is a very nice, new public one about 400 meters away (you pay only for your drinks) right alongside the sea. There is also a large waterpark near Olympia about 45 minutes north by car. The beach is sandy above the waterline but pebbly below it, so water shoes are advisable (they help also when visiting the beautiful waterfalls on the Neda River).

All in all, a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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kedipos, Public Relations Manager at Irida Resort, responded to this review, 13 December 2014
Thanks Dear Guest, for your kind words....We did simply our job and will continue, in the future, to have the same attitude, to all our guests. It is a tradition for the Greeks to believe trully to Philoxenia- loving taking care about foreigners -Guests. We are looking forward seeing you, in the near future.....
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Huddinge, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2010

Luxury at an affordable price. And very, very clean! Every part of the room, the staircases, the garden, etc are cleaned until perfection every day.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 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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14 Thank Redtop075
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Manchester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2009

We originally booked for 1 night at the Best Western Irida at the start of our Peloponnes tour. We liked the place so much that we cancelled some our hotel bookings in the middle of our tour and stayed an extra 2 nights there at the end of our tour. The rooms were clean and spacious (although the bathrooms were disproportionately small). The view from our balcony was fantastic. The beach, right on the doorstep, was secluded and peaceful, not a beach brolly or sunbed in sight. In fact often there was not another person in sight. Breakfast was generous and we had difficulties finishing even half of what we were served. But best of all was the service. Kostas, the owner, met us personally on arrival. He advised us on the local sights and indeed took us in his car to visit some of the sights. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Absolutely amazing. This hotel was a real find. If you want a base for exploring the west coast of the Peloponnese this place is it.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank rwmy
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2009

We stayed at Irida Resort for 3 nights in May. The room was very spacious and our balcony was directly facing the ocean. The owners were very friendly and made us the nicest breakfast! Irida Resort would be a great place to visit with kids. Two things could be better, the bathroom was pretty small and the kitchen could have been cleaner. But overall this is a great place to visit.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ingriddv
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Property: Irida Resort
Address: Kalo Nero Beach, Kalo Nero, Kyparissia 245 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Peloponnese > Messenia Region > Kyparissia > Kalo Nero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kalo Nero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Irida Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Irida Resort Suites is located on one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece, where Sea Turtles Caretta-Caretta choose to build their nests. We are just 12 steps from the sea, inside a green area of seven acres. This family run hotel is open all year round. We are a fully equipped luxurious apartment property offering panoramic sea views. Relax on the verandas where you can enjoy your drink or your coffee or just spend the day on the spectacular beach, under the forest of tree-pines. Our staff will help you plan your excursions in the area in order to visit the unique Neda's River Gorge and Waterfalls, the Ancient Olympia, the Ancient Messene,Temple of Zeus on Mountain Lykaion, Epicurean Apollo Temple and Nestor's Palace. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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