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“Very nice hotel, but the neighborhood is not always quiet.” 4 of 5 stars
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Elisso Xenia Hotel Du Nord
V. Sofias 9, Xanthi 671 00, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Xanthi
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“Very nice hotel, but the neighborhood is not always quiet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

The reviews that other TripAdvisor members have contributed below are generally pretty accurate.

The hotel is very nice, a solid 4 star, with pleasant and helpful staff. It's modern, very clean, and has nice decor. Internet is free and fast. Rooms are large, nicely decorated, well appointed and with a full selection of amenities. I paid €60 for a single room (including breakfast) - a bit high by Greek standards, but certainly good value for the money. A similar hotel would be 2 or 3 times the price north of the 'olive belt' in France, Switzerland, or Germany.

Noise from the neighborhood can be a problem. The source of the noise is not the patio bars next door (they have apartments above them, and for that reason they keep the volume down), it is the university directly across the street. If there is a party going on at the university, it will be loud and can run as late as 3 AM. The rooms are quite well soundproofed and the windows and doors to the patios (all rooms have a nice patio balcony) are high quality, but sometimes that is just not enough to suppress loud music, racing motorcycle engines, and squealing tires from the university property. To be fair, though, all the other hotels in this city are also located on main roads or proximate to public squares, so I am not sure you will be able to do much better elsewhere. This is not a 'quiet resort' kind of town.

The folding panels that are used in place of a shower curtain are not as much of a problem as other reviewers have made them out to be. If you take a moment to set them up correctly, there will be no water leakage. An obese person might have difficulty fitting into the shower and closing the panels properly, though.

Pillows are really weird - they weigh about a kilogram each, and are very firm, like cushions on an upholstered sofa. Fortunately, the hotel provides an alternate choice of "normal" pillows that are available in the closet of each room. Where they got the idea for the very firm and very large regular pillows I do not know - maybe it is some kind of Greek custom.

There are no double or king beds, most rooms have two twin beds that are pushed together to form a single large bed. The result is quite acceptable.

The bar downstairs is quite expensive by Greek standards - €3 for a cappuccino and €3 for a very small (200 ml) Perrier. That's not a problem, there are literally dozens of restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk of the front door of the hotel.

The night porter does not speak English, but all the rest of the 'regular' day and evening staff speak English well. Parking is free and appears to be quite secure, it is directly in front of the hotel. There is a very nice playground for the 2 to 7 year old crowd in the front of the hotel property.

All in all, it is a very pleasant place.The risk of neighborhood noise in the late evening is the only blemish on an otherwise very fine hotel.

Room Tip: Best to ask for a room on the end of the hotel opposite the hotel bar - it is a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

The hotel is fine ,spacy rooms , nice decoration nice personell.
BUT (there is always a but) the near-by clubs are playing loud so you can hear their music in the rooms even if they are located on the other end .
There is a silly panel-system at the bathroom that when you shower the whole floor flods and there is no drainage pipes at the floor.
Anyway.. the king size beds are paying you off.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

A really nice hotel, situated in the old city of xanthi, at a very good location when it comes to nightlife. The accomodation is new ,the rooms are comfortable, clean and decorated in a minimal style. The staff is helpfull.
The only two things considered negative are:
Though the bathroom is roomy and stylish, water is licking at the floor when having a shower because the doors do not close perfectly.
The cafeteria where breakfast is served is nice, and the buffet satisfactory enough, but some of the pastry cold.
I stayed there twice, and will stay again for sure.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

Very nice hotel compared to usual Greek hotels in terms of decoration (especially the bathroom), breakfast quality and general atmosphere. But beware: if you arrive at night, there is no English speaking person at reception and the suite is not worth paying twice (if you need the extra beds, get two rooms instead for the same price).

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

I stayed there twice, during business trips. I liked this hotel during my first stay in the winter, so I chose it over my usual hotel when I went to Xanthi again, in July. A mistake.
First things first. The hotel is small but tidy - It makes you feel good. It was redecorated two years ago and it shows, with the possible exception of soundproofing. The small rooms are clean with little furniture, which I don't mind, a balcony and a modern bathroom with all the necessary cosmetics plus an unexpectedly soft bathrobe. The bed is big and comfortable (with strangely too big and hard pillows), there is an LCD TV (with limited choice of stations) and of course free Wi Fi. An absolute necessity for me these days. The breakfast unfortunately is seriously below par. I expect much more at any price, let alone at Elisso's prices.
The hotel is located very close to "the vibrant heart of the city". Too close. It's fine if your business is at the centre of the city or the old town. Everything is a short walk away. Unfortunately my business associates are out of the city, so I have to use my car. At least I can go out on foot, after my meetings. The city is full of life with a blend of Greek local colour and oriental influences, most evident in the cuisine. Most of the restaurants have something interesting to offer, the food is generally adequate, tasty and affordable. There are also lots of bars, cafes etc. There are many choices for going out, not only on weekends. All this in walking distance from the hotel.
Now, why did I say staying there was a mistake? Because I'm a light sleeper, that's why! It's OK in the winter, but during summer, when everyone is outside it can be bothersome. Greek people are not silent types, even more so after a few drinks. The music, the crowds, the noise can go on until late in the night. And I don't go to bed too early. That's my main concern. You either like being close to all the people, the bars, the noise etc or you don't. However, a few drinks can take care of the noise issue...

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

We stayed at Hotel Elisso for two nights to attend a wedding from friends. Their family reserved the hotel for us, and we must say we were very pleased with the hotel. The hotel is in front of the university and is very near to the centre and especially the old centre, which is very nice. The hotel is quite popular for buisinessmeetings and congresses, we noticed. The standard rooms are not very big, but spacious enough, nicely, modern (coco-mat) furbished and very clean. The bathroom was clean and also modern. The bed was very comfortable. We paid 80 euro's a night, which might have been discounted, as a lot of people from the weddingparty were staying there... The rooms are quite soundproof, we didn't hear other guests at all. The only thing that might wake you are the rumours from the nearby cafes and lounge-clubs which are crowded with students, if you are a very sensitive sleeper, but we were not bothered by this at all. (and if you shut the door (to the balcony) you don't hear a thing.
The town is pretty vibrant itself, and the bar at the hotel was nice enough to lounge in their sofa's and drink some frappe's or a wine. The breakfst was Ok. (We did not care so much for all the sweet breads...but hey, that's just what you're used to...) Staff was helpfull and friendly. Lots of very nice (inexpensive) restaurants to eat out.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: V. Sofias 9, Xanthi 671 00, Greece
Location: Greece > East Macedonia and Thrace > Xanthi Region > Xanthi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Xanthi
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