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Hotel Byzantino

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Monemvasia Castle | Laconia, Monemvasia 23070, Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Volos, Greece
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this place late summer. This was our second visit to Monemvasia. We stayed in a small apartment in the castle, a very old stone establishment with a special character that gives you easily the feeling of being part of this sunny rock. The bed was ok, the mattress was good and the two small windows just beside were... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not even sure where to start on this one - I loved every part of my experience staying here! SERVICE: I was delayed by bus travel and emailed that I'd be arriving quite late. They replied immediately with helpful and specific instructions, and were waiting up and welcoming when I arrived at midnight. The next day when I asked... More 

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear Kristenelisr, thank you very much for your long and detailed review and for the pictures of the room and breakfast area. What I can say! For us the greatest reward is to read that we managed to make you feel SO welcome. This is how we feel about our guests and we are happy when they appreciate it. Best... More 

Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a big coffee fan, so I have to start by saying that the coffee they serve during breakfast in the morning is just amazing. Now on to the hotel review. BEAUTIFUL. Never stayed in a castle like this before. So enough has been said about the location and the architecture and the looks. The staff were friendly from the... More 

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear KingmanP, we are delighted that a seasoned traveler and reviewer like you has only positive things to mention after staying at Byzantino and that your overall experience has been so pleasant. Thank you very much for your personal mentions of the staff. We appreciate it. And after reading your review, we realized that we have a very important new... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious breakfast with traditional food, the sisters at the reception very polite and keen to help in everything. While we were checking out they offered us homemade marmalade which was very kind of them. The wi-if was ok and rarely slow. Amazing view from the balcony, large room. The only thing that seemed to bother us was the music from... More 

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear siliab324, we are very happy that you liked your room, the view from the balcony and the breakfast and that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. Thank you very much for your personal mentions to me and my sister Giota. We are always trying to make our guests feel at home and everything we do, we do it... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a stay!… Only one who has already slept in a medieval building can describe what that feels like… Being inside a fortress, the hotel has its rooms spread in its original cells, keeping the atmosphere of ancient times. Curved ceiling, rocks on the walls, low doors (watch your head, by the way!), wooden and iron furniture, and other details... More 

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear PPolitis, what else to say, you have said everything. Thank you very much for your detailed review and for the pictures. You describe all the meaningful aspects of your stay (arrival, welcome, check-in, room, amenities, breakfast) with such enthusiasm and class! Through your words we feel even more lucky for having the privilege to live in a fairy tale... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This beautiful hotel in unique and scenic Monemvasia features typically friendly and helpful Greek hospitality, only taken to the next level. The owners were welcoming, wanted to carry our bags up the steep steps, gave us maps and directions to special places on the island, even upgraded us to a stunning room with a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Laconia.... More 

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. rebeccambaker, thank you for your comprehensive review. We are happy that all the members of your party praised our breakfast and that you enjoyed your room and view. But most of all, we feel very proud because you say that we offer a genuine Greek hospitality, taken to the next level and you rate us with an A+.... More 

Munich, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is awesome, like Ayers Rock in Greece. We had a quiet, undisturbed view on the sea as well as on the upper town. Wifi worked, 50m to the small beach. The breakfast is full, rich and fresh. Little cats all around. Just lovely.

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear John, we are very happy that you appreciated -and mentioned in your review- all those small things that finally make for a memorable experience. I hope your stay with us remains always among your nicest memories. Looking forward to welcoming you again to the Castle of Monemvasia. Best regards. More 

Nafplio, Greece
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stayed two nights in the extraordinary walled town of Monemvasia. Large, comfortable room with its own balcony looking out to sea. Great welcome, service and breakfasts. Place of great character and charm - strongly recommended.

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear Bruce, thank you so much for your nice words. I really feel rewarded when people appreciate the special character of our property as well as our continuous and tireless efforts to offer the best experience possible in all aspects. You will always be welcome to Byzantino Hotel and the Castle of Monemvasia. More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place was just okay. The wifi connection was very weak and spotty. We had to stand in just one spot in the front doorway to get a signal. The people were very nice. It's family run. Our rooms location in the heart of every thing. The room was very odd for several reasons. The room was a poorly done... More 

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Anna_Traiforou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear tripbuilder, I'm really sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us as you expected. After reading carefully your observations, I think that your overall negative experience can be attributed to two major issues: First, Monemvasia is a medieval Castle and most buildings here were built several centuries ago under completely different needs and standards of comfort. You should... More 

Athens, Greece
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I will start with the breakfast, worth staying for that alone. Home baked, cakes, pies, flans - non stop Greek food fest. Rooms are engaging, right in the centre of Monevasia, but the Kastro is so compact, everywhere is central.

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Anna_Traiforou, Owner at Hotel Byzantino, responded to this review

Dear Clare, thank you for your enthusiastic review, especially about breakfast. You know that I prepare it myself every morning and that I put all my heart to it, so I feel very proud when I read a rewarding review like yours. We would love to have you again with us soon. More 

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