We have just returned from a fantastic week at this beautifully presented and maintained hotel. The staff are all wonderfully friendly and helpful and the facilities are excellent. The rooms are clean and modern enough. The views from the hotel balconies are spectacular, but at a cost. Ino Village is situated halfway up a pretty steep hill and definitely not within walking distance of the main town unless you are either young or pretty fit. I have a knee condition that impairs my walking so I realise that this could be an issue for some people. Certainly nobody had mentioned this in previous reviews and I was a bit caught out.
It sounds like I'm giving a bad review. Not the case. If this hotel hadn't been such a lovely place to stay I would have been going nuts!! The guys at the bar are fantastic and will mix any cocktail that you desire. The restaurant is superb with a good menu and service at a premium.
The facilities all round are excellent and all served with a genuine smile!
Taxi into Samos costs €4-6 depending on the driver's mood! Return from taxi rank is €3.50.
There are a lot of places to eat in Samos although we found a favourite in 'Steps'. I must be a glutton for punishment because this restaurant is a bit of a climb and then steps...hence the name. The views over the town and harbour from the restaurant are magical and the food is great.
We rented a car during our stay and travelled to the far reaches of the island. Pythagorio is recommended for shopping and a coffee around the port. Kokkari is a lovely little port for coffee or a light meal. Restaurant 'Ammos Plaz' did great food and is right on the beach(near to the bus stop if you don't have a car).
We went to Tsamadou beach as it had been recommended. The climb down is not for the faint hearted, but the views are stunning. Just a small heads up......half of this beach is nudist and there is NO warning. We had no problem with it, but could understand how people with children could find it awkward!
One last thing. The temple of Hera in the south of the island closes at 15.00......we got there at 14.50 and had the door slammed in our faces. Be on time. Can't tell you if it's worth the visit...didn't get in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming hotel complex, is located at the north-east coast of Samos island, on the outskirts of Samos town..Nestled at the foothill of a spectacular mountain backdrop, overlooking Samos town harbour and fantastic panoramic sea views, the Ino Village Hotel offers a homely atmosphere with modern amenities and personal service.Architecturally harmonized with both, local island style and natural environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ino Village
- Ino Village sámos
- Ino Village Hotel Samos/Samos Town, Greece