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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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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great experience. Fabulous location in Symi, wonderful host - Andrew. Beautiful hotel, wonderfully restored. Breakfast and dinner served on a fabulous roof terrace.Nothing was too much trouble and we were treated as treasured guests but in a very personal way. So many nice touches and kindness - you have to experience it first hand. Can't recommend The Old Markets... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful 8 days in the "Symi Suite" and from the moment we stepped off the ferry the entire holiday and accommodation were perfection. Andrew the proprietor and his staff couldn't have made us feel more welcome, assisting with luggage and providing welcoming drinks. Our room was beautiful and spacious opening onto the outdoor area where we and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Market Hotel is a slice of Brideshead Revisited brought to life in the 21st century. And I'm thinking here of the best parts of that wonderful book. The between the war years when everything was jolly and fun and wonderfully, wonderfully elegant. The rooms are a tastefully respectful refurbishment of an historic building. We didn't have the pleasure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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