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“Ideal Stopover; don't miss visit to Kalavrita via rack and pinion train” 4 of 5 stars
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Chris Paul Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Orchard close to train station (follow signs), Diakofto 25100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Diakofto
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ideal Stopover; don't miss visit to Kalavrita via rack and pinion train”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

This is a nice mid size hotel in the little village of Diakofto. It is in the perfect location for the train through the scenic gorge to Kalavrita and you can safely walk back down the track, back to the hotel, allow about 3 hours.

The hotel is clean, has lots of parking and a nice pool with plenty of loungers.
The owner Paula is very helpful and is a perfectly fluent English speaker.She offers good advice on the surrounding area and can arrange for tickets on the train ; the station is 2 minutes walk away but at times seats may not be available as there are only a few trains daily up through the gorge to the village. Breakfast follows the mandated tourist board recommendations and for non Europeans may seem a little unusual with yoghurt, honey, bread, egg,cheese, juice and a piece of cake but that is the way it is. There are tavernas in the surrounding area if you look for them, and the one at the little harbour, a 10/15 minute stroll, and on the water is excellent.
I have been to Chris- Paul Hotel several times over the years and recommend it highly

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grenoble, France
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

This was our second visit to the Chris Paul hotel, and we were not disappointed. Our room was clean and spacious, and we enjoyed the swimming pool where there are plenty of loungers to relax in. The hotel and grounds are extremely peaceful and are set in a citrus grove. The staff were helpful and friendly and gave us good advice about the rack railway. The rail trip is definitely worth it, with great views of the gorge.

We also walked to the sea (about 15 minutes walk) and had a lovely meal in one of the waterfront tavernas. The taverna in the village is only a few minutes walk away from the hotel and is also very pleasant, with tables in a shady courtyard. There's no written menu, but the owner takes you into the kitchen to choose, and the prices are reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

The hotel has rooms with normal size and clean enough. The problem is that all rooms are the same since hotel's opening in mid 80s with the addition of a/c. The breakfast that was included in rate was two piece of cake 5 piece of bread and bars of marmalade plus filter coffee.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kent
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

We totally agree with all the good reviews, this is a little gem of a hotel tucked away in lemon groves in Diakopto. It is a short stroll to the railway station, for the rack and pinion railway and also the main Corinth/Patras station. The swimming pool is just lovely with comfortable sun beds around and nicely secluded behind the hotel. The rooms are good, with comfortable beds and lovely crisp white cotton sheets. Despite the poor rating in the Lonely Planet guide this is the best hotel in the area and has a good and friendly staff, helpful and charming.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

A quiet place to stay in the little town of Diakofto in the Pelopponese on the Gulf of Corinth. Situated just off the town centre with parking and a pool surrounded by orange trees. Great for visiting the mountains and gorges and with some good restaurents and a pebble beach if you want it. Try Costas for excellent food or the Fish restaurent opposite the harbour. If you want a real treat try the famous Rack and Pinion railway uop the gorge to the town at the top.

The owner Paula is delightful, extremely helpful and speaks excellent English.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, England
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2007

This is a clean and comfortable hotel and the staff were very helpful and friendly. When booking they asked if we wanted to book the rail trip and we were glad we did as it was full with a Greek coach tour. They also helped when our luggage was delayed and phoned the airline to advise the nearest coach station to send it and gave us directions. Breakfast was good and was taken next to the wonderful open fire, it was quite cool when we were there in early March. Our room overlooked the lemon grove, and although basic was nice and quiet.

  • Liked — Breakfast and the helpful staff
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
89 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2006

Three of us stayed at the Chris Paul for 1 night when travelling round Mainland Greece. We got a triple room, with 3 separate single beds, a nice - but basic room, had all we needed though.
A resonable price paid, but the real star was the lady at reception - firstly she tipped us off that we needed to book tickets for the Rack + Pinion the next day - she was right, it was a sell out! (It doesn't say that in the Lonely Planet!)
Then, she gave us all the info required to try & get to Delphi from Diakofto via the Egio - St Niklaus Ferry. And to top it all, she found a hotel in Delphi for us, as all the ones we tried were fully booked, & booked it up for us by telephone (and the Delphi hotel was marvellous too!).
Also, when we arrived after an evening out, they opened their small bar for us!
Ever so convenient, THE place to stay in Diakofto - just remember its not a Holiday Inn, its a basic hotel, but more than enough for a indpendent budget traveller.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Orchard close to train station (follow signs), Diakofto 25100, Greece
Location: Greece > West Greece > Achaea Region > Diakofto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Diakofto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chris Paul Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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