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Plaza Skiathos Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kanapitsa Bay, 37002, Greece   |  
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Ranked #48 of 91 hotels in Skiathos
Cheshire
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“Went years ago”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We went to this hotel years ago ,from the reviews nothing has changed. Lovely quiet location nice rooms but thats it. Nothing much around if it wasnt for the water taxi to Skiathos town you would be cut off from any where. If you want a VERY reclusive holiday maybe suitable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brasov, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Skiathos itself is a very expensive island.
The Plaza hotel is also expensive for what it has to offer. It is, in my opinion a 2stars hotel not a 3star hotel! It has a nice location, but not very close to the town center.
The breakfast was very nice, fresh ant with lots of choices, and served on the roof with a great sea view. The restaurant staff is very friendly and helpful.

The rooms are in great great need of renovation, especially the bathrooms! But they were cleaned daily including making of the beds and clean towels and the cleaning lady was very friendly.

For getting in to town. There is a bus nearby, but is almost always full. There is also a boat-taxi, that is more expensive, but they are never late and there is always place.
I recommend renting a car from the city, they have very good prices.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manchester
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The hotel is in need of a major upgrade, its very tired. look at those brochures of 70s spanish holidays with the decor... this is what its like. its clean but smells of damp in places. the gym...well in more ways than one - dont go there!
the breakfast was more than adequate for us, lots of choices, and served on the roof with a great view. staff were mainly helpful (except the barman). the bar was not well attended by many guests, probably due to no atmosphere and the taverna nearby being very good.
the staff looked like they did long hours but you couldnt tell, they were mostly friendly.
didnt eat at the restaurant - apparently other guests said its very good.
the pool is quite large, with enough beds. although there are always people that hoard a bed with a towel at breakfast and dont use it till the afternoon(management would not get involved).
some days the wind must have blown their towel into the pool...
location is great for walks(its very hilly and in the heat some might say unbearable).To get to town with the water taxi(great service). to catch the bus(its a coach really) is a bit of a trek up and down a few hills and was always crowded, and they drive too fast, especially knowing there is no crash barrier on the cliff to the sea.
Some guests have some for years, dont know if we will return - the management of the hotel put us off with the way he dealt with our MINOR problems.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a lovely holiday at the Plaza Hotel, staff all very friendly & welcoming,hotel itself was spotless, rooms cleaned daily, the evening meals at the hotel where delicious, Johnnys taverna was also a great place to eat, the Plaza Hotel was in an ideal location within easy access to walk to a couple of close by beaches, for the water taxi, or bus, plenty to see and do, and also plenty of peace and tranquillity if you so wish, a must do though!! visit the airport & watch the planes come in & go fantastic, will be going back next year, cant wait!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

What a little gem of a hotel. Stuck in a bit of a time warp, but nevertheless you could not fault the service provided by the staff and the cleanliness of the place.Although the rooms themselves need some updating, they are after all just to sleep and shower in. The rooms were cleaned daily including making of the beds and clean towels. Breakfast food was very good and again the service was excellent. Location was one of the best on the island, so close to the beach and a 20 minute taxi boat ride to Skiathos town with 2 of the sweetest men you could meet. This can prove a little expensive if used daily for a family of 4 it would cost 24 euros return, which can soon mount up over a 2 week period, but it is so handy. Last boat back was 10.30pm which for us was late enough for us, but might not be for others. Skiathos itself was very expensive but again, we found that you get what you pay for, certainly food wise but you can also eat very cheap too. Lovely hotel, lovely staff would go again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Skiathos is a great place to visit and we had a great time, but this hotel was the worst I ever stayed in. I'm generally not very picky about the looks of a hotel room or the services, but I just felt this was definitely not worth the money.

The room was very, very basic - looked more like a modest dorm room. The bathroom even worse (and there was no hot water two days in a row). The mattress was poor and we even had lots of ants in the room. The breakfast had a good variety, but wasn't particularly tasty.

What was OK was the location. Close to the beach, and relatively close to the Town of Skiathos (13 euro taxi ride, taxi boat - 3 euro, or the cheaper alternative, but less reliable - the bus).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

On arriving, I wondered what we had let ourselves in for,but after entering the hotel and seeing how clean it was ,my nervousness disappeared,after 2 days I knew we had the best location,20 minute water taxi ride to Skiathos town, and a bargain for 3 euros each.
Johnny's taverna nearby is a friendly resteraunts,good dishes,but the hotels own resteraunts is also good,
When in Skiathos town the Old Port is great for an evening walk,visit Marilyn's or Rock and Roll bar, for great cocktails at only 6 euros, some bars were charging 24 euros.
Tip.....if you want value for money seek the tavernas in old port in the back streets, you will find the same meal as in old port harbour side but upto nearly 20 euros cheaper.
Poulaki is a great steak bar, and Maria's place,next to the church in old port very popular, be prepared to que for a table,but only for about 20 minutes,
Car hire is reasonable, but the island is small and can be explored within 2 days.
Koukanaries beach is huge and has quiet locations but the majority of the beach is owned by club music playing bars, great if you want this,
Kanapitsas beach was clean,small and ideal to sit and watch the planes come in over Skiathos town,8 euros gets you a subbed and umbrella and also a free bottle of water.the beach is raked daily and steps away from a cafe bar and averna, again make sure you book the taverna if wanting to eat there at night,we were told at least 48 hours before, the car park was always full even at 11.30pm.

All in all a great relaxing and chilling holiday.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Plaza Skiathos Hotel

Address: Kanapitsa Bay, 37002, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 91 hotels in Skiathos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Skiathos Hotel 3*
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