We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The Art of Friendliness!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Piscine Art Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save
You added La Piscine Art Hotel to your Saves list
La Piscine Art Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Evaggelistrias, 370 02, Greece   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 91 Hotels in Skiathos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Art of Friendliness!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was our first trip to Skiathos and the La Piscine Art Hotel, but it won't be our last! Prior to travelling we read the on-line reviews and were slightly skeptical that anywhere could be as good as this hotel appeared to be...But how wrong we were! This is simply the friendliest, most relaxing and welcoming hotel we have ever visited - and we have travelled far and wide. From the moment we stepped into the cool Reception area, Olga, Vera and the whole team made us feel special- they did everything they could to make our stay memorable and enjoyable; nothing was too much trouble.
The Hotel is immaculate, furnished with lovely and often amusing paintings and pottery; the general ambiance is of total relaxation and calm, while romantic dinners at the candle-lit Crazy Cow restaurant completed many hot, sunny days. For the record, the breakfasts were superb too with a wide range of hot and cold dishes available as well as fresh fruit and cereals. Eating around the pool was another special start to the day ahead.
Skaithos is a beautiful island:verdant and picturesque with lots of fabulous beaches. The Hotel is 10 minutes walk away at the most from Skiathos Town which has many interesting shops and amazing places to eat. If you want to do any research before travelling, read anything by Victoria Sandels who was also our guide on an island hopping trip which was fascinating.
We had a fantastic week - so much so that we intend to return, breaking our golden rule of never going back! Talking of which: we were treated royally throughout - just as well as returning guests.
Thanks to all, especially Olga and Vera. A bientot (don't know how to say that in Greek!).

Shirley & Derek (Teesside)

Room Tip: We had a room on the third floor on the south side of the Hotel which was lovely and quiet. Slept li...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

469 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    366
    59
    27
    11
    6
See reviews for
49
314
3
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (129)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great small hotel with real character. Helpful and friendly staff who genuinely seem to enjoy assisting guests with everyday requests. Quiet location and yet a slow 10 minutes walk into the centre of town. For us it was the perfect mixture. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed August 2013, 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

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sunderland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was our 4th visit to Skiathos and every time we have stayed at La Piscine. For a couple who usually never ever repeat holidays we think this speaks for itself. We have stayed in many worldwide hotels: many were posh, plush, swanky and chic, but none beat La Piscine for sheer friendliness, warmth, attention, service and helpfulness. That's why we like to go back. From Olga and the girls and lad at reception, Vasilis, Eleni, Dean and everyone at the bar and restaurant, and the cleaners and maintenance staff, everyone is so unstuffily professional and pleasant.
And no! New guests do not get lesser treatment: it's because the hotel staff so fondly remember and appreciate return guests that they so sincerely and warmly welcome them back. In fact, as on previous visits, we met up with first timers to La Piscine and all of them have vowed to return. We can't speak too highly of La Piscine which will definitely see us again!
As a PS we'd just like to mention that we inadvertently left some stuff behind when we left. True to form Olga kindly offered to have them sent home to us - that's service!!
So thanks again all at La Piscine. See you again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

What can I say. Fantastic hotel, fantastic staff, fantastic food. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The pool area is lovely and the Crazy Cow restaurant is really good. It's only a couple of minutes walk from Skiathos town, so the location is great too. We're going again next year.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I liked this hotel for a week but it is very much for people who like to return year after year to the same place and meet the same people. It had a weird atmosphere. Some the return guests are a bit anal about this and you feel looked down on but I have no idea why. It is a nice hotel but for the money I feel it was not as good as made out to be on trip advisor. The breakfasts are not great and you have to be up at 7am to get a sunbed as the 'return' guests would bag about 12 sunbeds for themselves and all of their their mates then they appear about 11.30. It felt crowded and a bit of a hassle. The sunbeds are very close together and some are shaded all day too The hotel also allows people to come in off the street and use the pool facilities thus compounding the problem. As we booked a deluxe room we had a balcony but otherwise you only get a terrace to share with everyone on the rest of the floor.
As we had a deluxe room we got a bottle of wine on our arrival. It was not chilled.
Nice but overpriced.
I have heard there is a 5 star close by which someone we met had staying at La Piscine had been to to meet friends. It was the Skiathos Princess Hotel in Agia Paraskevi, and they said it was miles better than this hotel.
Service was good most of the time but once again I felt the repeat guests were getting the better service. Not sure why. They're probably the ones giving this rave reviews.
Its a 10 minute walk from town. The Oasis, Thymis, Bourtzi are all closer to the bars and shops.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This hotel delivers in every aspect of providing the most enjoyable and relaxing holiday you could wish for. The accomodation is stylish and staff are exceptional in every way and no request appears to be too much trouble in order to satisfy their guests. The cuisine is A La Carte and the hotel boasts an excellent range of quality Greek wines, which must be sampled, many from a boutique winery and all at reasonable prices. The swimming pool and surroundings are very relaxing with the pool bar serving a good selection of drinks. The bustling Skiathos town centre is only 7 minutes walk away and has a wonderful and very diverse range of quality shops - check out all the side streets.This hotel has a very spacious car park and the bus service around the island is also very good. Many great beaches are dotted around all over the island. This is our second visit to La Piscine and the only hotel we have ever returned to on any of our holidays and we look forward to future visits

Room Tip: Best rooms are over reception area but book early to avoid disappointment!
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stourbridge
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

You are made to feel very welcome here by olga , my lady Vera , oli, mr Canada ( Costas - i think )
Dimitris and everybody .

Ok you may have differences about the control of a/c but forget that .
The decor , food , cleanliness , politeness , appearance , attention to detail etc cannot be faulted.

Now you may know that I'm very fussy - so the downside ............ a bigger variation on the crazy cow menu would be good and chilled fruit juice at breakfast too.

If you want a treat in your life , stay at La Piscine Art Hotel - you won't be disappointed .

I'll stay again and hopefully very soon

Room Tip: Book a room overlooking the pool from main block over reception
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OlgaFateeva, Manager at La Piscine Art Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are happy to know that you were made to feel very welcome during your first visit to La Piscine Art Hotel!

I have already shared your compliments with our team and your constructive suggestions with the management of the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

With warm regards,


Olga Fateeva
Sales and Marketing Manager
La Piscine Art Hotel****
Philian Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to La Piscine Art Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Piscine Art Hotel

Address: Evaggelistrias, 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Skiathos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Piscine Art Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda, Despegar.com and Priceline so you can book your La Piscine Art Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Piscine Art Skiathos
Hotel La Piscine Art

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Piscine Art Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.