This hotel had been recommended by friends and after reviewing it on Trip Advisor we booked for a 14 night stay. Giannis collected us at the airport you know at once his welcome is guenuine and you are in good hands. The owners Giannis & Emmi welcomed us on arrival with a drink and a snack.
We were shown to our room, which was very clean and had all the essentials. We were lucky enough to be allocated a room which had a very large sunny balcony on the first floor. The rooms are equipped with a full fridge and if you like a drink in the morning just ask for a kettle and some cups. The room was cleaned to a high standard on a daily basis. The hotel has WiFi connection available throughout.
On the first evening Giannis asked us to have a complimentary drink and some nibbles including olives from his own garden, which are delicious.
The hotel is a short walk down a hill to the town, about ten minutes to the edge of town. The road is narrow and busy with no pavement and not too well light at night. A taxi is 5 euros and worth it for a quick safe journey home. Taxis are however few in number; The island only has just over 30 taxis, so you may have to wait at busy times, and be prepared to share with others.
The breakfast service is a low key affair they will do their best to accommodate any special requests. We had Greek salad a few times for lunch which is one of the best you will find with Giannis's own olive oil dressing.
There is a small but adequately stocked supermarket further up the hill from the hotel which stocks basis commoditise for every day needs.
One evening we had booked a table at an out of town restaurant, Giannis offered to take us, for which he would not accept payment. Just one off many offers of hospitality they gave us including figs and olives from the garden.
On a number of occasions we had drinks with the family. They offered us complimentary hors d’œuvre with the drinks, which were fresh and most inviting. They really did make you feel part of the family. Giannis, Emmi and their two adorable children, make you feel as if you are staying in their home rather than a hotel.
If you are looking for a small, friendly, good value, spotlessly clean and a hotel with a good location for the town look no further.
Thanks you Giannis, Emmi, we will be back. S & R.
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