I stayed in the Hotel Elsa after it was booked by my mother. We wanted somewhere close to Skiathos Town and relatively inexpensive. For the price we paid, it was perfect. We arrived after a short 10 minute taxi ride, up the ramp and through a grapevine. What a lovely way to arrive in Greece! We stayed in the studios away from the main block. The studios were very large and spacious inside and although there were only 3 of us, the studio was designed for four people. Elsa was there to greet us when we arrived and we were and we were able to purchase air conditioning, at a price of €40 for the week. This was needed however because the room was so dark it kept quite cool regardless of whether the air conditioning was on or not. The kitchen area was small but as we only needed the fridge to store water and did not plan on cooking in the kitchen it was fine. The bathroom needs updating. Toilet and sink are fine, standard in Greece, you are not allowed to flush toilet roll down the toilets. The shower is handheld. Although this isn't ideal, it wasn't as bad as we first thought. The bathroom in very small and the shower has no shower curtain and so all of the floor generally gets wet. The beds were all comfortable and there was plenty of storage space.
The rest of the hotel was lovely, great pool and bar area. The food was all delicious and Elsa's tazzikki was the best we tasted on the island. All the food and drink are inexpensive. The sun beds were very comfortable with a padded cover, although when your in a place as beautiful as Skiathos, it would be a shame to sit by the pool all day every day. Skiathos town is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The bus stop (number 3) is about a five minute walk and can take you to lots of Skiathos's idyllic beaches.
Overall I would stay at Hotel Elsa again. Elsa and her family are all very helpful and lovely people. Elsa even baked my mother a cake for her birthday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We do not have a restaurant but we do serve light snacks all day, which can be served in your room if requested.Tuesday nights we have a B-B-Q......which is 13.50 euros per person to include a small beer/wine or a soft drink. Drought beer and cider....wines....spirits...cocktails available.English speaking bar staff.Lovely pool area and children's paddling pool with free sunbeds..... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elsa Hotel Skiathos/Skiathos Town