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Vasilaras Hotel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Angistri
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“shabby”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

..definitely a one star, if that. Old, beaten up, run down and shabby. In front is a kitsch garden with old tables and chairs, many with cobwebs, around an oblong pool. We found out that the owner was a fisherman and maybe he should have stuck to that profession. We had booked through booking.com so were trapped, but luckily it was for only two nights. The room smelled of rotting fabric, which we found was a wet towel in the fridge, which, for some reason, had defrosted. The toilet refill sounded like a hurricane and then only enough water for a cupfull! The beds were bog standard and there was no service to bring extra pillows. And to find staff in the morning involved shouting, to no avail. Not for us and Booking.com should be more careful with their rave reviews! Only positive thing we could say was that it was quiet.

Room Tip: ..stay away!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
7 Thank ed p
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Although it is situated in a nice area near the port there are a couple of things that ought to be told:

1. The furnitures in the room are really old.
2. Half of the bathroom door is on the air, kind like a pendulum.
3. The aircondition was leaking inside the room. Maria told us that this was because there was a lot of dirt in the plumming and they fixed it by putting a bucket in the balcony so that the water could leak there.
4. One of the bedsheets had a hole in it (probably burned by ciggarette) and a rust print. Maria again told us that this was the fault of the person who washes, irons and folds the sheets. Not a good thing for a boss to blame the employee that she keft unsupervised.
5. The tab on the bathroom's sink just fell off.
6. One of the sockets came out of the wall.
7. The staff was not always polite &
8. Breakfast was very poor.

Maria's answer to all these was that these things happen. Well they do... But not all together. And when we went there to complain Maria & her daughter keeped raising their voices, like it was our fault that the room was poor maintained.

The new rooms are really nice but the rooms in the old part of the hotel definetelly do not worth the money they are asking for - just because there are big rooms.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank kon_lour
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sidmouth
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

Sometimes im astounded at what people expect when i read the less complimentary reviews!!!!!. this hotel has clean rooms and a lovely well tended pool backed up by maria that looks after everyone as if they are family without being too over bearing. The hotel is beautifully situated so you have stunning sea views from many of the balconies and although is only a 30 second walk from the action is lovely and peaceful and a great place to relax. The communal areas are always clean and a great place to chill and relax in the shade or have a dip in the well kept pool. The island itself is big enough to explore but small enough to keep its Authentic Greek charm. When i read some of the horrible comments on here i think that some people would moan in a 5 star hotel so think they should be taken with a pinch of salt and a modicum of pity!!!. The big question is "would i come again?" DAMN RIGHT i would. Next week if possible but may have to wait till next year when funds have been replenished. Infact the only negative comment i can think to say would be that they make the 14 days go too quick. Thanks Maria for providing a lovely Agistrian retreat.

Room Tip: We had room ! which had great views over the sea but many others like this
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sim2101
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Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
474 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

Contrary to recent reviews, we found this hotel pleasant and laid back, with a very friendly and helpful hotel staff. The room in the annex was clean and had a nice balcony to sit out in the evenings, the pool side was relaxing, and the location was central (if slightly uphill). Close to everything that Skala has to offer and very nice in the early season.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front with a sea view are best!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Beata M
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

We have been going to Vasilaras for over 10 years. We missed last year so wondered how things would be when returning this year. We were made very welcome and had a great time. Maria and her daughter Vasso were excellent hosts. Maria cooked us some fabulous Greek food. We had rooms with super views overlooking the sea. They were cleaned daily and we regularly had clean sheets and towels.
If you are looking for a 5 star hotel then this isn't for you but if you want a delightful place to stay where you are made to feel very welcome and want to enjoy peace and quiet on a lovely Greek island and then this is a great choice.

Room Tip: The rooms with balconies overlooking the sea are my favourite.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Sally F
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

We are regular visitors to Agistri and know the pricing structure and quality of the various hotels. I felt that the price we paid (150 euros for 2 nights) was excessive considering the quality of the room. We were in an annexe across the road from the main hotel and the room was the typical 'studio' room with a kitchen area, table and sofa. The room felt cluttered and dark. In theory we had a sea view but because we were on the ground floor the view fell onto the waste ground in front of our small balcony. Breakfast was poor but I'm used to the fact that people don't come to Greece for the quality of their breakfasts.

I felt that the hotel was looking for a quick, fast buck from tourists who wouldn't know any better. When I booked the hotel and saw the price I did raise an eyebrow but my memory of it was that the location was good and the website suggested an element of luxury, which was lacking. The manager/owner was surprised when she realised that we were in fact 'local' and she was even more disappointed when she realised we wanted a receipt.

I'm really sad about this hotel because it's such a struggle for Greeks at the moment with the increased taxes and the various disruptions and hotels like this do nothing to make people want to travel here. If this had been my annual holiday then I'd have been terribly upset.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room in the main hotel or an upstairs room in the annexe
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Heidikraut
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

Having read the great reviews of this hotel we decided to stay there for 3 nights and celebrate my birthday. We arrived around noon and where shown our room. I had booked a double superior room which was supposed to be a "high quality accommodation". It was clean and had a nice view so it looked ok, but later we learned that the door to the balcony squeaked very loudly and the toilet flushed loudly for minutes which were not so great as we travelled with a baby who would wake from these sounds.
I asked to see the maisonettes and Maria showed them to me but they were not suitable for families with small children so we stayed in this room. My husband had tried to phone the hotel to order a birthday cake for me but as they hadn't answered the phone he asked at lunch time for a cake for the same night and Maria replied "Not a problem"(like she replied to everything which in the end was actually a bit annoying because it seemed it was her only communication).
We were the only guests at the hotel so off course she didn’t have everything on the menu but she didn’t even have the basic like orange juice, rice or potatoes except from the same oil dripping French fries as we had for lunch.
My husband was waiting for the cake to come but it never did and Maria didn't even bother to tell him that she hadn't been able to make it.
We went to our room and our son incidentally touched the reading light by the bed which consist s of 2 spots which is neither very nice nor safe so he got a 2nd degree burn.
Tired we went to bed but the mattress in this bed was the worst I have ever slept on(and having travelled a lot with my work I don't think I am difficult). The pillows where very hard and uncomfortable so we didn't sleep well at all.
The breakfast only consisted of one slice of ham and cheese(only for the adults not for my son) and bread and jam and an apple and an orange to share. Not even a yogurt or an egg.
I had told Maria that my son was looking forward to swimming in their pool but we checked it several times and it was never clean.
In the end we decided to leave this hotel after just 24 hours and find another one eventhough we had to pay for the entire 3 days.As we checked out Maria said that we could move to another room in a new building but I just wonder why she hadn't shown us the nicer room when we were the only ones there.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank familien55
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Property: Vasilaras Hotel
Address: Skala, 180 10, Greece
Region: Greece > Saronic Gulf Islands > Angistri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Angistri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vasilaras Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vasilaras Hotel, just 30m from the port of Skala, on Agistri island, has 24 rooms fully equipped with AC, kitchen facilities and TV. With stunning sea views across the sea or over the hotel's gardens, the rooms are decorated in a traditional luxury style with a modern twist. ... more   less 
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Vasilaras Hotel Agistri
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