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!
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- Also Known As:
- Dimitra Hotel Poros