I cannot stress on this enough - DO NOT STAY HERE. TripAdvisor, Google reviews and booking.com. If you read the real reviews - filter to poor-average rating those are the real reviews. We came and stayed for 6-7 nights and we regretted every single night. We stayed out of the room as much as possible because coming back feels like returning to hell. Room was dirty and old. They said it is “renovated” but trust me it is old and dated. Ilias, the owner/reception, who had ZERO hospitable skills and should not be the front managing a customer-oriented place, should think about what he can offer. He is responding to bad reviews where he is always right and the customers are always wrong. He should check himself because if 50 customers are giving bad reviews of HIM and his hotel, does it say more about the customer or HIM AS THE OWNER? He does not listen to feedback, thinks he is always right, and is not flexible or hospitable to his customers at all. Find a place where you are treated better because this place is horrible, owner Ilias is even worst of the lot!…
We arrived at Avra Pahainss hotel for a ten day stay at the split level apartment with three children. Check-in was done by my husband who was asked to pay the whole amount of our stay before even given the key to the room. The third child bed was made in the kitchen/corridor that ended in a large glass door with no shutter or blind which meant plenty of light from about 6:30 in the morning. If my husband and I had not slept in separate beds, that could ruin our holidays having a child up as early as that. The accommodation is old-fashioned recently re-vamped but in a cheap and unprofessional manner, some doors are really old, eg our bathroom door, with the knob not working properly, and some other were masked with cheap wood around them to fit the rest of the renovation. The kitchen is equipped but for two, we were five. There is no coffee machine, don’t be taken back from the pictured in the website, and the towels were old and tired. In our first day I personally put more than half of them in the floor because they either looked grey and overused or had stains. Breakfast was served at the cafe, the girl there was polite and hard working but everything is very carefully measured. If you have fussy eaters in the family certainly not much choice. Thankfully our children are not. Almost every night we found bugs in the room. The hotel is right next to open fields so given there are no nets in any of the windows, I am grateful they were only bugs. We paid 230 per night and in my experience this is way too much for the settings provided. We only stayed half of the nights booked. This in my travelling opinion is an old rented room lodging that tried very hard to be something that it is not, don’t be fooled by the well polished website. …
I had booked the family appartment at Avra Pahainas Hotel for the whole month of September. The reservation was done on airbnb back in June and payment has been send, but now - one week before the trip - Avra Pahainas Hotel has cancelled our reservation without any explanation. I have contacted to hotel and asked how we can solve this, but they refuse to give any reason and/or any suggestion how to keep the reservation or solve any issues there might be. I now stand with both plane- and ferry tickets to Milos Island plus car rental for the whole month, but no accommodation - and its impossible to find an appartment for a family in the same price range with only one week to go. So to anyone planning to visit Avra Pahainas Hotel - be carefull and think twice before you book...
Our stay at Avra Pahainas was pleasurable. My family of 4 stayed in a one-bedroom apartment. The decor was tasteful, the apartment was spacious and the beds comfortable. The apartment and the grounds were very clean. The convenience of having the cafe was great for easy meals. The cons while staying at Avra was the location and it lacked the convenience of having a facility to store luggage and to shower while waiting for your flight or ferry. Although they offered to hold our luggage we were not able to access them between 3-7pm since reception closes. Not convenient for travellers moving around from island to island. If you plan on staying here, set your expectations accordingly. This is a family-run apartment rental, not a standard hotel.
Our stay at Avra Pahainas was wonderful . The room was very clean , comfortable and spacious with a fantastic View . The hotels restaurant was also very good. You will need a car to travel around the island to visit other beaches even though you have a beach walking distance from the hotel . Our host Elias was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble for him , he went above and beyond for us. Thank you Elias we will be back . Best regards Steve andMary(Australia)
Spacious, sparkling clean suite with a lovely terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. Close to Pollonia and an easy drive to other parts of Milos. The outdoor restaurant serves delicious, healthy food, especially the breakfasts. Best omelette I have ever eaten.
Great hotel with a special touch in every detail. The best food in milos - a young and surprising chef cooks delicious food.sea view and close causi beach. Illias is eager to help and solve every issue.we cane the 3rd time and it is only imroving! Julia and illias young but promising couple!
Just stay somewhere else. Pictures in website are deceptive of conditions. Condescending and unprofessional host, unfriendly and weird (as quoted by other reviewers too) Ping me if you want details, else just choose somewhere else.
If you are looking for elegant, keep looking. But if you are looking for clean and comfortable rooms, look no further. Elias and Julia were welcoming and did all they possibly could to guide us in decision making while staying at Avra Pahainas. Our room had a magnificent view of the water. Our visit was after their “season” so the cafe was not open, but Julia prepared our breakfast when we requested it and served it on our balcony. Doesn’t get any better than delicious food served right outside your door! The beach, which is within walking distance, was quiet and calm enough to swim while we were there, but if you have a car, don’t miss visiting Sarakiniko which is relatively close. Hiking, exploring and snorkeling the caves was amazing.
We had a lovely stay at Avra Pahainas Hotel on Milos. The host, Elias, is welcoming and accommodating. The ocean view is gorgeous, and the food is delicious. We enjoyed having breakfast on the outdoor café on the property every morning. Several fine beaches are a just short walk away.