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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Much better than I expected. The hospitality was extraordinary (we got a free room upgrade even if we are booking.com clients). The room was very well equipped with a beautiful bathroom with a shower cabin and everything in the room was new. The whole building had an excellent renovation preserving its traditional character. The breakfast buffet was also s surprise for a hotel of that low price

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Kalokasidis K
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Luckily we booked οnly for one night. We tried everything from breakfast and nothing was decent. The breakfast was bad and not fresh. Furthermore the room was cold and the air condition didn't work well! We were disappointed

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ioanna K
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed at Despotiko for only one night passing through the Volos area on our way to the North of Greece. We thought it was going to be an arrive-late-leave-early transactional experience. Instead, we were delighted and cannot wait to return!

The drive up the hill can be a little unnerving at night but the final destination is entirely worth it. The view is breathtaking!

Our experience was splendid all around: the old building restored to perfection with a touch of whimsy in the interior decor, coupled with all modern amenities and comforts, is outstanding. We had booked two separate rooms, and they were both beautiful and comfortable.

Due to the traditional structure of the old building (a restored 18-th century house, we were told) one can sometimes hear folks going up and down the stairs but that was not a problem for us. Waking up to the sound of Sunday morning church bells was, on the other hand, heavenly.

We had dinner at the restaurant literally across the cobbled street and warmly recommend it. The fresh oven-baked bread, the mushroom soup, the pork fillet and the salads -- well, essentially everything we tried -- was delicious! They did not have a menu in English but the wait staff was extremely helpful and virtually translated it all for us.

The breakfast service was superb: there was variety and attention to detail from all staff that made it a perfect start of the day.

And, last but not least, the hotel benefits tremendously from its very professional and courteous front desk staff.

What a treat!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank DCAficionado
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Everything was great !the amazing traditional building that we stayed , the room, the amenities , the breakfast that was so big and tasty that no way you could eat lunch afterwards. I was most impressed by the warmth in everything offered i.e the classy and simple decoration, the room amenities but mostly the amazing staff that were there to offer you everything with kindness &love.thank you despotiko!we will definitely come back

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Eleni S
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed for three days during a business trip. Excellent facilities and services from a very hospitable personnel. The location is great at the heart of Pelion allowing you to see a great part of it. Definately recommended.

Room Tip: Opt for the classic renovated hotel if like something more romantic.
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Giorgos X
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