We stayed at Hotel Fiona for a week and left feeling on top of the world. The hotel is as authentically Greek as you could wish for and the owners and their family are a joy to be with - more like a family home than a hotel. The Kali Strata workout is an added bonus - however much you drink, you work it all off coming home and go back to work pounds lighter! Thank you so much.
Rather than staying at the overcrowded yacht harbour below, we headed up to Chorio. Our room here had a wonderful view. It is very quiet, yet everything you need is just a step away: there's a fine bakery, a very good shop and an excellent restaurant virtually on your doorstep. Taxirides up from the harbour are very cheap (thank god, because the walk up is very tiring). Communication can be a bit difficult, though, as it is run by an older couple who don't speak much English. We ended up booking the hotel through a Symi travel agency (with extra costs, of course).
Spent 2 nts in this fantastic small family run hotel high above the port. Take a 5 euro Taxi from the ferry port for the 10min journey to this great hotel. Breakfast included, and can be enjoyed on the spacious balcony overlooking the port. Highly recommended!
I spent the most fantastic week on Symi and stayed at Hotel Fiona. The hotel owners Fiona and Mihalis were gracious hosts and Mihalis wanted to ensure that my questions about where I was going in Yialos, Chorio or elsewhere were answered. The hotel was clean, the breakfast on the balcony was a wonderful way to start each day, and the view is indeed the best on the island. Thank you for a memorable stay! I'll be back I hope soon.
Very clean little family hotel, get a taxi up from the harbour, leave the crowd behind and go back down after or before the day trippers. This simple and comfortable hotel has views that would be hard to match, in the center of the village with easy access to good tavernas and a short walk to the bus stop, a great place for exploring the island.