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#1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Pirgos Dirou
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.7
Value
4.6
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek
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ST64 wrote a review Aug 9
Thessaloniki Region, Greece88 contributions179 helpful votes
I stayed there for a week through a time-share exchange. The castle is nicely renovated and is in the village of Haria, 5 km away from Areopolis. I had an appartment consisting of a small kitchen (with cooking eyes only and a small refriferator) with a small living room, the main bedroom and the bathroom. The double bed was a bit narrow, with excellent linen, pillows and matress. But except the wardrobe, there were no hangers in it to hang anything. Also the safebox was out of order (no batteries in it). The bath was narrow and fat people can not enter in the dusch cabin. In the dusch cabin there was no stand for the soap etc... In the kitchen there were several useful utensils and there was offered in vases greek coffee, filter coffee and sugar, to make your own. There were also tablets and mechanism for the mosquitos. In the summer you surely need the air-conditioning, and this was the first hotel in many years having the filters of it cleaned! We had a small veranda, where is nice to sit seeing other towers next to the castle and enjoying nature. We were next to a fruit garden with lemon trees and other trees. The castle is quiet. Next to it there is a rooster, who begins at 4 o' clock in the morning. You can also listen to other roosters shouting, as the place is very quiet. They serve a buffet breakfast made from local products (lalagia, omelete with herbs, honey, local cheese, galatopita etc) , which is tasty and nice, but it is charged extra 8 Euros for every person. We had cleanliness every day and the complex is very clean. There was free WiFi. Outside the castle there is a small old private church, which you can visit. From there you can tour the whole Mani area. They give you information about the area, where to go etc. You can find super markets and restaurants in Areopolis (5km) and Pyrgos Dirou (2 km). I had a very nice time there. Then why 4 stars instead of 5? Because I find it expensive to have an appartment like the one I had, costing 150 Euros per day, plus 16 Euros for breakfast and having some things missing in the room. But in general the area of Mani is expensive. Notice that you need a car there. The reception and the owner Mrs. Keti are polite and friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Melani D wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed in the Mill which had all of the amenities, extremely clean, comfortable and all the space you would need. The staff were massively accommodating on all requests and we had the best sleeps in a very comfortable bed.... lovely!! Such beautiful and peaceful surroundings with olive groves and fruit trees - they have done an amazing job with renovating the castle.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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bsabcasey wrote a review Aug 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates83 contributions14 helpful votes
Upon arrival we were given a bit of information about Arapakis Historic Castle. The owner told us it's a 200 year old castle and has been in the family. We were taken to our tower room. There are stairs, so lugging suitcases could be troublesome. The first floor is a living area, with a twin bed that we used as a couch. There's a tiny bathroom under the staircase. The first set of stairs are steep but doable. The 2nd floor is a queen bed and a ladder style staircase to the third floor. The third floor has two twin beds. There is a ladder up to a roof top deck. The views were worth the interesting climb. There are various peep hole style windows as well as larger windows throughout the floors. Each floor has it's own a/c unit, which kept the entire tower the perfect temperature. Breakfast was delicious. The jams are made from the fruits on the property. A quick walk down the road, through an olive grove, you'll see spectacular views of the bay. You might spot a few horses in the olive groves. The nearby town of Aeropolis is adorable. We ate there a few times. Diros caves, Gerolimenas beach, Limeni, and Kelefa Castle are quick drives.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Unique tower was a family favorite.
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Neraida P wrote a review Aug 2018
Athens, Greece55 contributions5 helpful votes
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This is by far the most elegant hotel in Peloponnese!Amazing people,amazing view and very helpful staff.The breakfast every morning was beautiful with so many choices.Congratulations to very energetic owner Mrs Kathy ! We highly recommend this Butique hotel,which is perfect for families!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$112 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreecePeloponneseLaconia RegionPirgos Dirou
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arapakis Historic Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Arapakis Historic Castle?
Nearby attractions include Caves of Diros (0.6 miles), Bukka Home Bar (2.2 miles), and Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arapakis Historic Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arapakis Historic Castle?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Arapakis Historic Castle?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arapakis Historic Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Vaggelis, Itan Keros (it was about Time), and ManiBella.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arapakis Historic Castle?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Arapakis Historic Castle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Pirgos Dirou.
Are pets allowed at Arapakis Historic Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arapakis Historic Castle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Arapakis Historic Castle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Passavas Castle (9.0 miles).