We shopped at 2 hotels from the guidebook and chose this one for the great view, which is spectacular, and a reasonable room rate. The hotel was quite nice, spacious and lovely - one of the nicest this budget traveler has stayed in. Breakfast was good and overlooked the valley.
The disappointment came because when I went to take a shower at 11pm, there was no hot water. This followed the 10pm event of discovering our sink was slow/no drain. Then, we found the manager-on-site who was sympathetic but of course, she was unable to fix it. By 11pm, there was no one to ask about the hot (cold) water issue.
In the morning there was plenty of hot water so don't know what happened the night before. The sink remained clogged until we left to visit Delphi, after finishing our morning rituals. We asked for a discount based on the two issues - even 5 euros would have satisfied us. The hotel lady was apologetic but defensive that we insisted on a discount, which we never got. We were unable to speak directly with the owner.
The hotel also charged 2.50 euros/ hour for internet use. At no other hotels in Greece was I charged for internet use. Their explanation was that 'all the other hotels in Delphi charge.' This was a turn-off, too.
I recommend you stay in a nearby town and just visit Delphi in the morning; you only need a couple hours for the site; a couple more if you want to pay high prices for souvenirs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hermes is a charming traditional mountain style hotel in the city of Delphi with view of the olive grove. The hotel has a 24h reception offering warm welcome, with a nice and warm lobby and a small seating area, where you can spend some relaxing time. Good service and a very friendly staff, allowing pets. It was built in 1971 and renovated in 2004. Handsome wood, black wrought iron and sleek dark furnishings contrast with cool white plaster walls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hermes Hotel Delphi