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“Excellent place to stay”
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Sofia Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Marathokampos
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Having just got back from spending 2 weeks at the Sofia Hotel with my girlfriend i can recommend it to anyone visiting samos .
Vasilis his family and staff were very hospitable hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them ,from arranging cruises etc ......they even went to the trouble of inviting evryone out to sample the local cuisine with some of the family
We found the room spotless but basic , towels and sheets were replaced everyday apart from sunday ..
We stayed in room 108 which had a beautiful view of the mountains to the rear of the hotel from the balcony .
The pool area was clean and well maintained with shaded areas if you wanted to get out of the sun and a well stocked pool bar ( which could get a bit noisy at night ,but people are on holiday so you cant expect anything else ).
A five minute stroll from the hotel and your on the beach with its numerous bars and restraunts.

All in all we couldnt fault the hotel and will definately be staying there the next time we visit Samos .

And i would definatelt recommend paying the little bit extra for the air conditioning .

Room Tip: Room 108 was quiet with stunning views of the mountain to the rear .
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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hotelsofia, Owner at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2012

Thank you, hope to see you again for more good time. Vasilis

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We arrived in Samos town via the ferry crossing from Turkey, hired a car and we were on our way..Well what can i say.... Samos Island is truly beautiful.
On our way around the Island we came accross the Hotel Sofia in Kambos where we decided to stay. We were shown to a lovely white clean room which had everything we needed for a perfect stay. Our balcony overlooked a sparkling crystal clear blue pool which looked very inviting indeed and was surrounded by well maintained lush mature gardens. The back drop to this was the fantastic Kerkis mountain which was a spectacular sight. The hotel was very peaceful and provided the perfect place to just lay back relax and take it easy. Opposite the hotel there was a long beach where you will not find sunbeds and parasols elbow to elbow. The sunbeds are spread far apart so if you wish to doze off listening to the waves you most certainly can. The family who own the hotel were always around to help and were more than willing to do so whenever you needed them. Either Vasilis or Manolie who both speak great English were always found behind the pool bar. Which was open from around 10.00 am every day untill very late in the evening so there was always someone on hand.
After staying at this hotel i can understand why so many people give this hotel the thumbs up. The Hotel is great. The staff are helpful and very friendly. The Island is unspoilt and breathtaking.......Go there you will truly fall in love with it!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded July 15, 2012

Thank you from all of us here at Hotel Sofia, and all this nice things you have say... Vasilis

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

once again had a wonderful holiday at the sofia hotel ,took friends with us who loved the holiday equally, been all around greece ,frightened to book another place in greece this is the best resort ,and the island is great to get around and so beautiful,,its a really quiet hotel very pretty ,view from balcony is awsome,and the taverna ...chesters ...best place to eat ,and everyone is so friendly its like visiting old friends even the shopkeepers came out and said goodbye to us, miss you all hope to be back next year

Room Tip: over looking pool mountain view
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded July 8, 2012

Thank you vasilis

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Ive been visiting Samos since 2004 and for me the Sofia hotel is the best hotel ive stayed at. The resort of votsalakia is a real haven for all thats good about Greece and im proud to call the hotel Sofia my second home. As a photographer i find new gems everytime i visit. The island's visually stunning. The people are kind and proud of their home. If you have not yet visited Samos then what are you waiting for and make sure you stay at the Sofia and enjoy a gorgeous hotel sat at the foot of the surrounding mountains next to a sandy clean beach and enjoy the loving hospitality of the Lotos family.

Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded June 28, 2012

Thank you for all this nice things you have write about Samos and our Hotel.... Vasilis

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

4 Years ago I went to Samos to get a way from a very stressful job. I had the luck to book with the Sofia Hotel. This family run hotel is across the road from a beautiful beach and is also very close to a wide selection of restaurants and bakeries for those who want to eat out. The hotel also runs a fantastic BBQ once a week with is all you can eat.

The Hotel it self is clean and comfortable. The Family are fantastic making you feel at home the moment you step through the door.

I can not wait to get back to Hotel Sofia and unwind.

see you there.

Room Tip: just explain what type of room you would like to the family and they will move mountains to make you...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded June 26, 2012

Hello from Hotel Sofia thank you so much.... Vasilis :)

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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We arrived at the Hotel after quite a long drive from the airport, through the hills. The views on the way were spectacular across the bay to the hotel and this gave us a real feel for the Island. We were delighted with our quiet unassuming hotel and the laid back attitude on arrival. The room we were given overlooked the pool and mountains which were spectacular, and although the wind whistled under our door more or less every night( tip: put a blanket along the bottom of the main door if you have your patio doors open). It was a basic but clean room, the bathroom was also basic but again clean. The beds were firm and as we expected this is usually how it is in Greece. The views across the mountains were spectacular. The pool was beautiful and clean and I went for a swim nearly every morning or evening. The breakfast can be a little bit repetitive but the loukoumous with honey are absolutely delicious (little donuts), a real treat and I could have eaten them every morning.The long sandy beach is just across the road and this was easy to access. The location of the hotel is really good with the selection of restaurants just on the doorstep, but it was far enough away to be so very quiet. The resort itself is very quiet really; there are, as far as we could see in August no nightclubs or loud music, just generally low key meals/drinks etc with a bit of entertainment (Greek dancing). We hired a car from Hermes car hire and the owner and his wife were extremely helpful. We travelled from end to end across the Island and up and down the hills to the vineyards in the highest village to the beaches acrross from Turkey (1.5 km). We joined the family on the saturday night barbecue and the food was excellent and the family are lovely people. The 2 dogs are really cute enjoy their fuss!
Overall everyone and especially Vasilis was extremely helpful to us and we would recommed anyone to visit this lovely, family run hotel. Thanks to all for a great time.

Room Tip: If you don't want to use the AC prop the patio doors open and then put a blanket next to the mai...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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hotelsofia, Owner at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2011

Hello from Hotel Sofia. Realy nice things you have write about samos and our Hotel, thank you and hope to see you again in our nice samos... many thanks Vasilis

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Reviewed September 25, 2011

hope vasilis and family still remember us ha ha ha. got to be the best hotel on samos.the family go out of there way to give you a great time.Even took us to the air port when we left.My tip for evenings for food etc is Chesters.Daytimes took taxis tonext two beaches both very nice.Do not miss the b.b.q.night .hope we will be back soon.Love to all the Family.RAY and SUE.....

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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hotelsofia, Owner at Sofia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2011

Thank you so much, see you next year for more good times with all our friends... vasilis

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Address: Kampos, Marathokampos 831 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Samos > Marathokampos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Marathokampos
Price Range: $48 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sofia Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sofia is a pretty, family run hotel in Kampos Marathokampos of Samos, Greece. Set in a peaceful location with several small gardens and surrounded by mountain and sea views. It is an ideal choice for couples and families of all ages. The distance from the nearest beach, Kampos beach, is only 100m and from the resort centre around 400m, as a result, it is rather convenient for any guest!!! Hotel Sofia invites you to experience a different taste of natural beauty and hospitality that is both genuine and warm. Naturally, you will want to spend some of your holidays just relaxing and enjoying the sun, but you'll probably want to experience much more of your destination, as a consequence Samos is an ideal island because it seduces you with a heady cocktail of history, varied countryside and wonderful beaches.Free transfer to and from the airport via our hotel minibus ( we do provide free transportation if is more than 7 days ). ... more   less 
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