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The Old Markets

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Kali Strata, 85600 , Greece
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Ranked #1 of 10 Symi B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a few nights in what is absolutely the most unique hotel I've experienced, anywhere. If you're visiting with your other half, a night at The Old Markets will transport you into a bygone age and leave you feeling pampered, relaxed and full of the spirit of romance. It's no exaggeration to say the room, service and breakfasts left us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The amount of care and effort the owner invested in restoring this building from an old ruin into a stylish hotel has paid off, as the result is truly impressive. The location, amenities (we particularly loved the view from the terrace bar), design, service and hospitality all add up to a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The care taken in restoring this ancient ruin into a boutique hotel which is a triumph of luxurious hospitality is to be loudly applauded. The proprietors certainly understand how to satisfy the dreams and high expectations of today's experienced travelers. The Old Markets transcends the hyperbole of pr speak; after one visit be assured my friends and I yearn to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Can't recommend this place highly enough. Stayed in the Arabian room which was beautiful - really well appointed, incredibly comfortable bed. Roof terrace has fabulous views, wonderful champagne breakfast every day and the service is fantastic - the owner Andrew organised all our restaurant bookings, advised on best beaches etc. Wonderful!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The owners have displayed fantastic foresight and imagination to restore this ruined historic monument (one of only three such protected buildings on Symi!) and transform it into a fabulous luxury boutique hotel - the result of several years' planning, design and building. Remarkable attention has been paid to every detail and it is evident how painstakingly so many eclectic items... More 

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28 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Ottoman Room has bags of character and I was swayed by the hamman style bathroom - after all how often do you get to ablute in your own oversized brick oven? Well... the room on first sight certainly delivers charm and style, wafting Orientalist promise from the essential oil burner. But as you might expect with such a room,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is everything you ever wanted a beautiful bolt hole on a Greek Island to be. It is an ancient building, you'd want it to be, but it has been so intelligently restored that you are immediately caressed into a world of modern luxury. That modernity however is in perfect keeping with the buildings age. I'm truly impressed by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Beautiful, thoughtful and totally authentic. Andrew adds a touch of personality that leaves you feeling instantly welcome and sorry to leave. Having had the luck to experience staying in 2 different rooms, you cannot but admire the thought and preparation that has been put into the Old Markets and our stay there in September was fantastic! An evening meal on... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

As I called and asked for a taxi from the ferry to the hotel, I didn't know Andrew, the proprioter-manager was coming personally to welcome us and help with the luggage. The road to the "Old Markets" is long and steep, like everywhere else on Symi. But fifty irregular steps to the house is surely worth climbing. Well furnished and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I'm reviewing this through gritted teeth as there are only a handful of rooms and it's getting harder and harder to book. I really don't want to tell anyone else about this little gem. Five beautiful rooms, each a unique space designed impeccably and individually. A common terrace to hang out on or grab a drink from the honour bar,... More 

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