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“Great Value for a serviced apartment” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dimitra
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Poros Port, Greece   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Poros
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great Value for a serviced apartment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

We stayed at the Dimitra for 4 nights in August 2008 arrived on Poros on a Sunday at 9am having got the 1st flying Dolphin from Pireaus. After a wonderful breakfast at the Asteria (where else!) we were allowed to drop our cases at the hotel and use a small bathroom and shower there before heading off to Nerion beach and Manos' pool bar for the day. When we returned our luggage had been put in our room which was a double room (room 10) at the very top of the building, lots of stairs, in fact it was the only room on the top floor.

The Dimitra is situated about a 10 minute walk up cobbled streets from the main port and about a 15 minute walk to the nearest beach (Askeli).

The room itself was adequate, (see pics) a double bed tucked into a small space in the corner, a small sofa & wardrobe. A small kitchenette with a fridge and limited utensils, cooking equipment (no Kettle) a tiny bathroom with an OK shower. Small but exactly what we were after.

I would not describe this as a hotel but more like a serviced apartment block. We paid 55 Euros a night for this double room in peak season when other "hotels" wanted upwards of 100 Euros. Yes the facilities are a bit spartan and basic but there were clean towels and the bed was clean, comfortable and made every day and the room was clean. The Air con worked brilliantly but as it was above the bed took a bit of working out to get it right during the night. Brrrrrr.

As room 10 was right at the top we had the benefit of the amazing roof terrace just outside our door and whilst I guess this was open to all, it felt like ours! The views from there are fab and we watched the sun set each night before heading out for dinner.

We are regular Poros visitors and again hit all our favourite haunts such as Manos' pool bar which is independently owned and situated behind the Pavlou Hotel in Nerion bay. Although the beaches are lovely here, we prefer the pool. The Garden Taverna, Poisiden, and the Panorama Taverna at Askeli Beach.

No where is more than a 15 min taxi ride on this island and Taxis seen to cost about 3-5 Euros where ever you go. Poros is beautiful and despite the fact that the big tour boats stop here each day and hundreds get off each time, it has not become over commercialised or very English.

All in all The Dimitra was an excellent base for us and we would definitely stay there again.

Booked via www.greeka.com Where we also booked the Dolphin in advance and saved about 20 euros!

  • Liked — The view, the location and the value for money
  • Disliked — The stairs back to the room after a hard day at the pool.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Dimitra in the middle of July. The weather was quite hot, but the air conditioning in the room worked beautifully and was quite a respite from the unrelentless heat and sun.

The rooms were nice, comfortable, clean and basic. There was a queen? sized bed, a small writing desk, tv on the wall (not the best reception but adequate) , wardrobe, and a small bathroom. There was also a small balcony with table and two chairs. We stayed in a room on the second floor the first two nights and then we needed to transfer to a room on the ground floor. (The room we had, was already reserved by someone else.) The second room was larger--two twins pushed together, a sofa and small kitchen. Had a few cups and plates, but that was about all. Still small bathroom. No table and chairs on the balcony, but the door did open to views of the sea.

It was the people that made the hotel. Ms. Zoe and Ms. Nikki at the travel agency (Mrs. Zoe is the daughter in law of th owner of the Dimitra hotel--Mrs. Dimitra) and Mrs. Dimitra and especially Ms. Sonda at the hotel itself. Upon arrival, Ms. Sonda insisted on helping with our luggage and then brought us (delicious!) iced coffee. That night up on the roof garden (tables and chairs set up), Ms. Sonda also brought us tea (all complimentary). The next day, we had need of clothes being washed. Ms. Sonda washed, dried, pressed, and folded our wash (1 load) for 10 Euros. When we changed rooms, Ms. Sonda moved our luggage to our new room for us so that we could go on a sightseeing tour . And upon leaving, she tried very hard to take our luggage to the main street for us! ( The hotel is up from the main street, I think the third level up. Walk was tiring with luggage!! ) We definitely got the impression that if we needed something, anything, they would go above and beyond to try to accommodate us!

Unless there was a need for additional bedding, the smaller room is very nice and perfectly adequate.

We would most assuredly recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2007
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Drammen, Norway
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65 hotel reviews
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2006

a few days before I was due to arrive at Dimitra hotel in Poros Island, I received an email saying there were problems with electricity and plumbing and that we had been transferred to MammaMariaInn nearby. This place turned out to be inferior to Dimitra, and Dimitra is official class E. We asked to see the room we should have had, but Zoe the owner refused, we would like to make a comparison, as she she said MammaMariaInn was similar in quality. When discussing this with Zoe the owner, 2 persons popped their heads out from 'our' room, so I guess it was overbooked. Anyway, it did not look to good either, so I would not recommend it anyway. There are only 3 rooms that fit the webpage description, the room we were supposed to have, city wiev, had a wiev of a concrete wall.

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2004

Stayed 3 days at Hotel Dimitra, Poros. in April 04. Poros is visited daily by big tour boats but there were few tourists staying overnight when we were there. Our room was clean and modern with tiny kitchen and balcony overlooking stunning views of town and sea. The hotel is really an apartment block and you pay extra if you want your bed made or other service. You can buy breakfast food at nearby supermarkets.There were plenty of cafes and restaurants but we ate each night at the Poseidon restaurant because the food was good and the staff spoke excellent English.We paid EUR 45 a night and chose to go there rather than pay EUR 100 or more for a room with no view in Athens. It takes one hour and costs EUR 15 by fast boat pp one-way Piraeus (about 20 mins by metro or bus from Athens) to Poros, so the option of seeing Athens each day is open.Three days in non-swimming season are enough to spend there. We like walking and went one day to the 1834 Russian naval station beside a lovely beach. Another day we walked to the Monastery but weren't clothed properly to enter. The third day we spent walking around the port area, up to the Clock Tower and out to Askeli Beach.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Dimitra

Address: Poros Port, Greece
Location: Greece > Saronic Gulf Islands > Poros
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Poros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Dimitra 1*
Number of rooms: 21
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