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“small boutique hotel with authentic atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Rizes Hotel
Simpotama, Livadi, Greece   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Livadi
Athens
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“small boutique hotel with authentic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Rizes is a small boutique hotel on the island of Serifos with wonderful rooms and bathrooms. We spend a week here and found the atmosphere authentic and very relaxing. The hotel had a good location, beautiful views on the harbor and hora. I would suggest renting a car as the hotel is not on a beach or next to the livadi, the main life of the island (about 3 minutes by car, but up a hill) .If you are looking for a small island off the beaten track this is the place to stay. You will get a true feeling of what the Cyclades where like before being developed. For the moment this is the best hotel on the island. If you do visit the island I would suggest you go to Stratos in Chora from 7 in the afternoon onward and to Kalli in the Livadi for Fish.

  • Stayed August 2011, 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
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

A great boutique hotel on the island of Serifos with great views of the Chora and the harbor, rooms are large, comfortable in a zen spirit, client service is great. If you prefer a design hotel instead of your traditional rooms to let, this is the place to go. A refreshing pause in the rugged island of Serifos.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

I stayed only one night, before leaving Serifos. It was an excellent idea ! Warm and professional lady at the front desk, very nice room (#8, 210 euros), studio in fact (two single beds and a small kitchen in the living room plus one room with a king size bed, very nice bathroom and big shower. Large private terrace, view on the harbor and the Hora. Wifi in the lobby, the bar, the restaurant and around the pool. Breakfast (buffet) from 9 to 11 AM. One small criticism: processed not very good fruit juices for breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lac Léman, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

You will be greeted by Olga, the Receptionist, and probably she will also pick you up at the harbour. Actually, she is not "just" a receptionist but also the PR agent of the hotel as well as the person looking after your well-being during your stay. Her attentive eye (and also Athanasius', the manager and owner, always present on the premises and very vigilant about the good running of his hotel and the well-being of the guests) will make your holidays as perfect as possible. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and self-contained with a fantastic view of the harbour and of Chora, the splendid village nested on the hills. The hotel is very trendy (furniture, amenities…) and I enjoyed his informal yet elegant atmosphere.
Definitely, a come-back address! What a shame I have already a commitment for my September holidays elsewhere!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

The hotel has a dozen or so fully equipped rooms and a couple of suites (a bit larger than the rooms and with their own pools)

The staff is friendly and the atmosphere in the hotel is very fresh and relaxing

We really enjoyed our stay here especially with the off season rates at 90€

Don t know if I would pay though 180€ which is the rate for the full season

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

This hotel is brand new and an ideal choice for those that wish to combine luxury with tranquillity, wonderful views and a location close to fine beaches and unspoilt Aegean nature. Apartments are very large, comfortable and stylish with spacious verandas overlooking the port and the chora of Serifos. The hotel's style may be described as minimal chic with many traditional features such as stone walls and high wooden ceilings. Public areas are lovely, the main pool is large and pool towels are provided. In the evening the lovely large terrace of the hotel is one of the best locations on the island for a quiet drink. The breakfast is perfectly adequate (continental buffet), but we thought it could be improved a bit to match the general standards of the hotel. The owners of the hotel and all staff are very polite and do their best to keep guests happy.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Simpotama, Livadi, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Serifos > Livadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Livadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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