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Near Hydra Port Tompazi Str., Hydra Town 18040 Greece
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#3 of 4 hotels in Hydra Town
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.2
Value
3.6
Bratsera was a charmed word to greek sponge divers of the lastcentury, being the mother ship where they relaxed after solitary hours on the seafloor. Modern days travellers will feel the same about the Bratsera Hotel on the island of Hydra. The sponge factory established by Verveniotis family in 1860 has been lovingly restored and turned into one of the most charming small hotels in Greece. Only 2 minutes walking distance from the port in a secluded courtyard it is open 9 months of the year. Twentee five rooms typical - Hydriot architecture a its best - a magnificent garden with a crystal clear pool and most of all,Bratsera's selected staff,are waiting to welcome you and show you the real meaning of Greek hospitality. The Bratsera Hotel reception occupies the largest part of the old factory of a magnificent scale, it has an enhanting aura of the past.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Boutique
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek, Italian
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FoggMurphys wrote a review Sep 2022
London262 contributions554 helpful votes
This was our third stay. The hotel is in a perfect location and is the only one to have a pool. However each time we have visited standards have deteriorated further to the point where we have now researched and booked somewhere else for next year. This year we stayed in the Vilani room, one of the most expensive and in the oldest part of the hotel. It was in a poor state - paintwork scuffed and damaged, dusty, worn coir matting which wasn’t clean, inadequate lighting and dilapidated furniture. We decided we would like to write to the owner outlining our concerns. However we were told this wasn’t possible and we were referred to the Manager, Mr Pavlidis. From the outset he was hostile and refused to engage on the issues we raised. He insisted that the owner wished to preserve the hotel as a historic building but when we said this was easily achieved while also providing clean and comfortable accommodation, he refused to respond. He said he would pass on to the owner an email from us sent to the hotel’s email address. He asked if we believed he would pass it on but when we said we didn’t know, he shouted at us and stormed off. It is clear that Mr Pavlidis doesn’t understand the meaning of hospitality eg looking after his guests and this is an attitude which prevails throughout the hotel (with one or two exceptions). There are silly rules, an air of indifference, even hostility which makes for an uncomfortable atmosphere. This hotel needs a sympathetic refurbishment and new management before we would come again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid altogether until things change.
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David G wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
The single worst hotel experience we have ever had. The focus here is clearly the restaurant and not the hotel guests. We have about 10 rooms for a wedding and around 6pm the hotel manager said he was closing up the pool. Two of our friends jumped in the pool causing a splash on the edge. At this point he decided to call the POLICE. Four detectives showed up to interrogate us but realising the stupidity of the situation quickly left. Pool water splashing is apparently not a crime in Greece. I would steer as far clear of this property as possible.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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marilyn r r wrote a review Jul 2022
Sheffield, United Kingdom45 contributions72 helpful votes
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Hotel is in a great location for all amenities. Reception staff unwelcoming and not informative. I was told to look at availability of amenities on the website. Room was awful. Very dark and dingy furniture. One particular member of staff was very rude Akis at breakfast and around the pool. Always telling you to move your sun lounger - booked this hotel for the pool but it was unwelcoming. Guests put towels on the few sun lounger very early in the morning. We mentioned one morning that all the food in hot section was cold (not kept to temperature) which is a health and safety situation. I asked this to be passed to the manager. He came to see me I thought to discuss but no it was to tell me to push my sun lounger further back. After my complaint Akis made our time at breakfast very uncomfortable. He would not bring our coffee if we asked where something was he just pointed. A very rude insolent individual. I would never stay here again. We love hydra very much and have stayed at other hotels where staff take an interest in you and your day.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sweet Anna wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The big pro of the hotel is the lovely pool (with ultra restricted pool hours though) but unfortunately the staff is quite rude. At the reception for example they hardly never greet you and on the sixth day they still ask you for your room number at breakfast. I wouldn't return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Mark K wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom301 contributions116 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a two week holiday in Greece and we spent three wonderful nights at this hotel on the beautiful island of Hydra between Spetses and Athens. We stayed here for our honeymoon in 2000 and have only visited since for drinks when we have been in the area. It was lovely to be back in Hydra and stay at this hotel which has so much history. It’s close to everything, the pool and breakfast area is so tranquil and peaceful and ideal for just chilling out for a couple of hours if you have been in the hustle and bustle of the main port area. Didn’t have the honeymoon suite this time but we had a lovely room (No.22) for my wife and I and our 15yr old son who was up in the attic area. Very clean with good friendly service and good Covid measures in place which made us feel very safe. I would certainly recommend this hotel particularly if you want something different (with history) and a pool as there are not many options on Hydra with swimming pools. Just one very minor negative with our room was the lack of options to hang up and dry towels including the pool towels. Hope to return again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Alistair D wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom163 contributions86 helpful votes
We had a week on Hydra, spent 3 nights in a villa and 3 nights in the Bratsera hotel. The hotel was really lovely - we had the family suite for 5 of us (double bed "downstairs" and then 3 kids on a mezzanine level). Not enormous but easily big enough for 5 of us, and 2 bathrooms/showers. The staff were friendly and helpful (Janice was great!), the pool is big and refreshing, and the whole hotel has a lovely atmosphere and has been sympathetically converted from the sponge factory that it was. Breakfast (included) is good - eggs, bacon, various tasty pastries, served around the pool. It's not cheap but I thought it was good value.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Anders O wrote a review Oct 2019
Oslo, Norway108 contributions73 helpful votes
An old sponge factory with a lot of charm a beautiful garden with a swimmingpool and a restaurant area which was perfect for a good braekfast. We had a triple room Lafina suite in two levels which was perfect. The service was friendly and very helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: la fina suite for three was very good
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Taralulu wrote a review Oct 2019
Edinburgh80 contributions119 helpful votes
We paid €300 a night for a suite for 3. At that price we had a reasonable expectation of good service. It started off well enough but deteriorated rapidly as the hotel began preparing to close for the season eg dead wasps were allowed to accumulate in the pool, toiletries were not replenished, our hotel door was left open after the morning clean and furniture in common areas stacked for storage. Real sting in tail though was very basic substandard breakfast on our last day which was also the hotel’s last day of the season. Limited basic selection as compared to when there were other guests. Greek yoghurt but no honey or nuts? Nuff said! Indeed rather than any apology the staff were positively itching to see us off so that they could enjoy their raucous demob happy vibe without our presence. If they were not prepared to offer a full service they should not have taken the booking - we had other options one of which we will select on our return to beautiful Hydra.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Melinda C wrote a review Sep 2019
Malvern, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
As the only hotel with a pool, Bratsera has a head start over the others. It is a beautiful oasis, very centrally located with lots of lovely open spaces and accommodating staff. The rooms are a funny layout, but are clean, comfortable & quiet & dark at night. It’s been a heavenly, relaxing stay. I would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Skyliner wrote a review Jul 2019
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One of the best hotels in Saronic gulf. Amazing accommodation and lovely people. Mr Aris helped us in everything we need. We are grateful for their excellent service and their help in everything we need. Their restaurant is a unique place with excellent food.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$179 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceAtticaSaronic Gulf IslandsHydraHydra Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bratsera Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bratsera Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Harriets Hydra Horses (0.1 miles), Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum) (0.2 miles), and Historical Archives - Museum of Hydra (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bratsera Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bratsera Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bratsera Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bratsera Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Casta, STEKI, and The Cool Mule.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bratsera Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bratsera Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bratsera Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bratsera Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bratsera Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Greek.