The hotel is in a perfect location: on the rocks with stunning sea views, just a few minutes walk from the nice Parasporos beach and 3 km from Parikia port, which is a nice traditional village with everything you need.
It's also the first time that a place shows to be better than online.
We had a beautiful total-white room with 2 balconies and a 180°sea view. I'm not sure whether all the rooms have been recently refurbished but I can imagine that they all share the same nice atmosphere and level of hygiene.
The pool was nice, although we never used it since we preferred to enjoy the gorgeous aegean sea. The breakfast was more than adequate, at least according to our needs: fresh yoghurt, croissant and biscuits with some typical greek savoury alternatives such as cheese pies(Tiropita), goat cheese, olives and vegetables.
I think that the negative reviews I've read from people complaining about the breakfast are due 'cultural' differences, the buffet was just normal according to the greek/european standard.
The only really annoying thing is to pay for the espresso/cappuccino in the morning (the normal coffee they serve is just dirty water).
I understand that this is a good way for the hotel to increase the income through breakfast (2.50 euros for the espresso) but I find it quite a bad choice for a boutique hotel (it is normal practice in big all-inclusive hotels).
In general the service was good and helpful. We asked once to fix the shower drain and nothing was done, but this was a minor problem. We also asked to have the pillowcase changed since they had some stains (probably just rust, but we were not sure) when we arrived, but again nothing was done and the stains stayed there for 7 days.
We also only one socket behind the bed, so we really couldn't see the point of having 2 lamps..we basically had to read sharing one lamp as we could.
We didn't try the A/C but honestly, the weather in Paros is perfect and windy, so you don't need A/C.
As a last thing I would suggest that they manage the cleaning service a bit better, the cleaners started to work early (around 8am) making noise and used to make our room while we were having breakfast, with the result that most of the days we had to wait outside the room. Wouldn't it be just easier to start making the rooms around 11 when everyone is probably gone?
They also have a nice small restaurant which we tried the first night since it was then closed in September. The menu was interesting with good options of traditional and creative greek cuisine. The food itself was not outstanding though (the octopus was quite hard), probably because it was the last night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOTEL SUITES-SPA /built by the sea/ 300m from Parasporos beach/ lovely ocean view ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minois Village Paros/Parasporos