Perhaps the most memorable thing about our stay at this hotel was the jacuzzi contraption in the bathroom. We had a lot of laughs figuring out how to make it work, and my sweetie is a very intelligent engineer who had a fancy jacuzzi in a home he built! We were all giggles as we discovered the huge water sluice that I was grateful fell on my back, not on my face or head when we were both in the jacuzzi. The thing is a 'self contained unit' designed to keep the water from getting all over the bathroom floor and to keep the steam in and keep the occupants warm and well hydrated, I guess. It reminded me a bit of a space capsule designed for bathing. It was a bit of a tight fit for two, but perhaps a more slender couple would find it more comfortable.
Other than the jacuzzi, the bathroom had plenty of shelf space for toiletries, which I appreciated, and a space neither bathroom nor bedroom for stowing ones suitcase and hanging clothes. Sadly, they had removed the safe without informing us that there was none, which contributes to only four stars instead of five. The receptionist did not give us a code for free wireless, but I found it in the bedside table, so wifi was free and reliable.
Our particular 2nd floor unit had a large balcony which would have been nice if we smoked as the rooms are all non-smoking. The view was only of the balconies of the property across the very small alley on which this hotel is located. The breakfast was fine - the usual tourist fare. What I enjoyed was the receptionist noticing that I had gotten kiwi juice all over me from peeling fruits for me and my spouse so she brought me another napkin and knife and offered for me to come behind the breakfast bar to wash my hands at their sink rather than go downstairs to use the public washroom. The cappuccino that was served upon request was excellent.
We found plenty of extra pillows in the dresser, which we appreciated, and the combination of blanket and comforter was particularly comfortable for sleeping. We found the room to be a little cramped - the sleigh bed is not our preference and the corners between the desk and bed, etc. are a little crowded for two ample adults to pass one another. That said, it was a sweet property with warm service from the front desk and an excellent central location to the town of Nafplion. There is a bit of hauling your luggage from the street to the entrance and no-one offers to help you get your bags to the room. I would describe this as more of an inn than a hotel. We had been attracted by the lure of the small pool, but, alas, time and the weather prevented us from taking advantage of this little hidden gem. If (and we hope we do) we return to Nafplion, I think I would stay here again (our private driver said this is where he suggests his clients stay if they ask him for a recommendation) and ask if they have a more spacious room available for us as return visitors.
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