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.
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.…
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.
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!
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.