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Taleton Eco Guest House

Xirokambi, Faris 23054 Greece
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Set at the foothills of Mount Taygetos, the Taleton Sparti Country House is located in the picturesque village of Xirokampi with its many local restaurants (tavernas) and its charming coffee shops, all in the main square next to the hotel. This traditionally designed guesthouse is environmentally friendly and offers free Wi-Fi access, along with comfortable geothermal cooling and heating technology.The Taleton consists of 10 exclusive suites, each with satellite TV, a DVD player, cable Internet and a mini bar. Some suites also feature a fireplace and a kitchenette, while others fit up to four people. Guests can enjoy the hearty traditional breakfast made with locally grown products, either by the fireplace in the lounge area or in the beautiful courtyard with a fountain when the weather is pleasant.Sparta and the stunning Byzantine complex of Mystras are just about a 15-minute drive from Taleton Sparti Country House. The property's location at the foothills of Mount Taygetos makes it an ideal starting point for outdoor activities like cycling, hiking and rock-climbing all year round. Guests can also visit the Museum of Olive Oil and the Archaeological Museum of Sparta. Also noteworthy are the idyllic beach of Mavrovouni, the organic Theodorakakos winery and the picturesque seaside town of Gythio about 20-25 minutes away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek, Norwegian, Swedish


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Spitaki1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rivalta di Torino, Italy6 contributions9 helpful votes
Xirocampos is a very nice small village near Sparti. If you have to stop in this area, I strongly suggest to spend the night in this very nice hotel and walk in the village where you will find very good food and wine.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Michael C wrote a review Aug 2020
Messini, Greece10 contributions14 helpful votes
The hotel is situated approximately 30 seconds walk from the main square of Xirokambi. Xirokambi is not a big place, but it is full of life in the evenings, and the main square is a pleasant place to be. It also has a good selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from, as well as a pharmacy and general shops. All in all a good place to be based. The architecture in the village is interesting, not forgetting one of the oldest bridges in the world (105 BC) is actually situated in the village. As for the hotel itself, I found it to be quite unique. The majority of the rooms are situated with their doors onto a communal courtyard. The courtyard is private to the hotel, and contains wooden tables and chairs for the guests to sit on, it has a fountain / pond at one end, and trees/plants provide some shade from the sun. The trickling water from the fountain, and other notable things such as the smell of jasmine at night, made it a really relaxing place to sit. The rooms (I think all of them) are split level. So you sleep on the first floor and other rooms (bathroom, kitchen (if your room has one) and lounge) are on the ground floor. The rooms are modern and tastefully decorated. Really nice. One other thing to note about the rooms is they are really well insulated from noise, so it was easy to get a good nights sleep. Toiletries were provided in the bathroom, room cleaned every day. Great stuff. Breakfast is included. You have access to fried eggs, omelette (plus other types of eggs depending on the day), cheese, ham, bread, home made jams, cereal, coffee, fresh orange juice etc. etc.....but the important thing is that it is fresh, and done well. The eggs are freshly cooked and organic, the jams are homemade, the bread is fresh, the juice is freshly squeezed etc. The staff/owners are great. Always willing to help, and just generally pleasant to be around. Examples: came back to the hotel one night with a melon. Asked for a knife and plate to cut it, which they brought...along with a plate full of fresh figs! We also had to leave early on the day we left (before breakfast), so they were quick to suggest they prepare something to take with us in the morning. As i said great people! I should also mention that the hotel is great if you have a dog. They are very well equipped (and willing). For people that don't have a dog and think they might not go because there might be dogs there: Did my room (or the hotel in general) smell of dog or have dog hair in when I arrived? No. Was the hotel full of dogs constantly barking? No. Were there dogs running around everywhere? No. Basically if you have a dog the hotel is great, and if you don't it is also great! I could probably say more but I think it's enough! Would go back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Taleton sparti Country House, Agency / Consultant at Taleton Eco Guest House
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Thank you very much for your beautiful speach. It would be great having you in Taleton. Wish to come back some time to serve you even better. Best regards Taleton family
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Ammu07 wrote a review Oct 2019
Guilderland, New York33 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel for a night. A bit away from the city lights, this hotel is located in a village about 25 km from Sparta. Very quiet and peaceful. The rooms were double floored and spacious. The staff were friendly. There village had a few good restaurants. It was a nice quiet walk around the country. Breakfast was good with fresh orange juice, and the regular stuff. Parking is right in front of the hotel. Overall a good experience. Will recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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MichielvanderZee wrote a review Jul 2019
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands6 contributions2 helpful votes
This would be a one star review, if not for the offered cocktails for discomfort and the service of Maria with breakfast and check-out. Based on the reviews, online pictures and the price per night, this seemed to be a step up from other available accommodations in the area. So that's why we went with this place. There is lots of parking space, and we got a friendly welcome at the reception when we arrived on saturday afternoon. The old olive storage in the floor at the reception is a great reminder of the history this place has as an olive oil factory. When we entered our room, which was situated on a courtyard with a pond, it was *very* warm (35C+) and dark. It seemed they didn't check the room before we checked in? Not great after a long hot day in Ancient Sparta. Also, the furniture downstairs seemed quite old and uncomfortable. For the not so abled out there, mind the winding stairs, connecting the bedroom upstairs with the bathroom and living downstairs. The wifi was *very* slow (max ~1mbps downstream, ~0,2mbps upstream) , so we used my iphone hotspot instead, bc 4G was about 20 times faster. The forementioned pond in the courtyard harbours no life, except for mosquitos. It requires lots of fresh water, plants, fish, maintenance and love. Or else, get rid of it. It doesn't do any good to the place this way. Never mind, our hostess turned on the airco on the spot. At least, she tried, which failed according to the led, and then told us it is better to use a fan instead of the airco when sleeping anway (?). But they would fix it. A reset / refill (or something) should do the trick (she seems quite familiar with the issue?). Okay, could be, except that after an hour of unpacking our suitcases and showering, the airco still didnt work. When we asked about it, the hostess told us there was a problem with the central unit / heatpump, but there was a technician underway who would swap out some parts. No problem, they would fix the airco before nightfall. That didn't sit right with us, and we asked what it would cost us to check out. We already paid for the room, and used it, but this wasn't what we paid for, so a partial refund seemed reasonable enough. She didn't know, so we asked her to go to her supervisor. Instead, she assured us the problem would be fixed when we got back from dinner, and she offered us us some cocktails from the bar at the pool. Which was quite crowded btw and seemed to be used by all the local kids (?). As we were staying only one night, and it was late already, and the problem would be fixed definately, we chose not to relocate. So we had dinner in town, and kept our room. When we returned around 23:15h they were closing up, but the airco wasn't fixed still. Lucky for us the hostess was at the reception, in the process of leaving. She seemed a bit agitated when we confronted her. But she arranged a different room on the spot, which was more expensive according to her, but we would get it at our original price. Yay! This room had a working split unit in addition to the (defect) central airco. So this room was available all the time? Why didnt she offer it to us directly when the issue arose in the afternoon? And why didnt she inform us about the airco still not working on our return after dinner, but tried to leave instead? Questions. Next morning at breakfast, we seemed to be the only guests , along with two ladies who arrived at the same time the night before. Which made us wonder even more. We were offered breakfast with fresh orange juice from another hostess, Maria. She was wonderful and very helpful with everything. So thank you Maria. TL;DR: way too expensive for what it is. We think half price is reasonable for this accommodation when everything works fwiw. Misleading information from the hostess. Our worst hotel experience compared with 45+ other hotel visits. Locals -mostly kids- using the private pool. Wifi *very* slow. Avoid. For this price there are far better choices around.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stairs in the rooms, connecting the bedroom upstairs with the bathroom and living downstairs....
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Susan R wrote a review Jun 2019
Sewanee, United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
I've just been traveling in Greece for three weeks, and this was certainly the best of the several great hotels/guest houses I used. Lovely, comfortable room; excellent breakfast with great variety and some things I didn't see elsewhere; two excellent dinners in the beautiful shady courtyard. Most of all, the staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful -- and I must have been a pretty difficult guest as I managed to run down the battery on my car and to leave an adapter and charger behind when I left. I would love to go back to this lovely guest house and a beautiful region of Greece.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
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DomTso wrote a review May 2018
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Very friendly, patient and helpful receptionist! Extremely nice rooms, for old people that have difficulties, but also for young people that like the 2floor rooms! The garden perfect, with wooden chairs and tables and a lot of trees that make a nice shadow and image! Also, a great interior and full breakfast!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Anthony D wrote a review Jan 2018
Colborne, Canada10 contributions6 helpful votes
The rooms are quite nice and breakfast is included! There is a comfortable sitting area in the lobby and a nice courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the sun. The town square is about a three minute walk and you can find all sorts of coffee shops, bars and restaurants. There is also free wifi in the square if you want to enjoy a drink and email. The town, Xirokampi , is a great location since it is only 18 km. From Sparta and about a 20 minute drive from the seaside town of Githion and the beaches. The Taleton is an oasis and a good spot from which to explore.The staff is also extremely helpful. Don’t forget to eat at the Paraleia restaurant and taverna. The atmosphere and regional cuisine are fantastic and the service is great.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: I found the hotel to be very quiet and the rooms to be quite nice in general.
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davei_10 wrote a review Nov 2017
Woking, United Kingdom104 contributions51 helpful votes
What a beautiful hotel with comfortable, spacious rooms for my family. It is an excellent base to explore the area and to visit my wife’s large family who lives in Sparta. The local restaurants were superb and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening meals. The hotel itself was very peaceful with excellent staff and our batteries were recharged as we have very busy lives back at home. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Giorgos K wrote a review Nov 2017
Piraeus, Greece21 contributions3 helpful votes
Friendly staff, the room was awesome. The best choice for couples! The village is a friendly place. It is only 18 minutes to Sparta but you can also drink a coffee or eat in the square (center) of Ksirokampi.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Alison G wrote a review Sep 2017
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France25 contributions4 helpful votes
We wished we had stayed longer. This little charming bed and breakfast was great for our needs. The two rooms we had were both lovely and very clean and the air conditioning was perfect. The three staff members we met were very nice, helpful and clearly very proud of their little hotel- as they should be. The breakfast was also quite something- all homemade and delicious with a small, but varied choices. Only downside is that there is not much in the direct vicinity, but Sparti is only a 15 minute drive so not that much of an issue. Plus, it is not far from the incredible Mystras site. Definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for somewhere calm and relaxing in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taleton Eco Guest House
What are some of the property amenities at Taleton Eco Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Taleton Eco Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Taleton Eco Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Taleton Eco Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taleton Eco Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paralia Tavern, Toriza Gevsis, and Picadilly to Petrino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taleton Eco Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Taleton Eco Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Taleton Eco Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taleton Eco Guest House?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Taleton Eco Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taleton Eco Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Greek, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Taleton Eco Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mystras (9.2 miles) and The Menelaion (7.3 miles).