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Athos Hotel
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Nidri
Certificate of Excellence
Wallasey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nothing is perfect”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Just got back from a hesitant visit to The Athos Hotel in Nidri, Lefkada.
What a wonderful surprise. After reading previous reviews I was unsure what to expect but it was clean with FREE air conditioning and for Greece great bathroom. All the staff work very hard and the place is cleaned every day. As I am an early riser Effie the owner even let me have coffee before breakfast was even ready, then i would have a lovely walk on the waterfront and return just as the pool man was finishing off. The rooms were cleaned every day, but towels not changed, but hey your supposed to clean yourself before using them so no problem, but i am sure if you asked the maid then she would give you clean ones, as ALL the staff were very obliging. When people say it is at the quiet end, it is at the end of a lovely harbour walk.

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the pool give the best view but i would imagine might be a bit noisey at weekends...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

The Athos is a stylish, comfortable, friendly hotel with spotless rooms, good bathrooms, free air conditioning, double glazing and window insect screens. Simple but good breakfast, 2 bars and a snack meal service. The hotel has a really lovely and immaculately maintained swimming pool and is at the quieter end of Nidri, but within easy reach of all the sports facilities, bars, restaurants and shops. Car hire available on site. Had seen some poor reviews but feel that this is a terrific hotel - good 3 star UK standard and exceptional for a cheap Greek hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the pool end section away from the road, although the road has now been by-passed.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

This is a pleasant friendly hotel used by small scale package tours - very quiet in comparison to many other Nidri hotels being on the edge of the town. We smelt no poor drains nor saw any evidence of gypsies (who apparantly try it on once a year and get chased off). Sundays around the pool are very crowded (as the yachtsman come in to wait for transfers) but the rest of the time it was quiet. The hotel does suffer from some poor maintenance although the staff were very willing to sort out the problems. Don't take to heart some of the poor reviews - the good reviews are fairer!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2011

We'd never stayed in Nidri before and were pleasantly surprised with our accommodation
The rooms were clean and fresh ,the staff were helpful especially when we forgot the code to the safe! The deposit for which is refundable by the way! The location is great and we used Hotel Athos as a base to explore the Islands both by hire boat and by road. There are so many pretty bays to visit. We had a great time, one day touring in a jeep the next on scooters.We also visited the tavernas on nearby Megassini which we reached by hiring a small motorboat.
Set at the far end of Nidri bay the hotel seems to be in a quiet location ,the worst feature is the waste land at the side of the hotel which is simply a vacant building site.We feel the hotel offers good value for money and we'd definately go again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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peterborough
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2010

Hotel is fairly good, friendly,quite as stay was at the end of september10, although the hotel accomodates Sunveil -so was decended upon for the last day which spoilt a nice leisurely day.The hotel is basic but nice for a 2 star. Towels are supposed to be changed twice a week, but only changed once -as with the bedding.
The view from most of the rooms except 3 are facing either walls, half built buildings, with waste ground,our room faced the waste ground which as near the beginning of the stay was decended upon as I can only describe as Greek Gypsies.They went out during the day selling carpets, had a tent table and chairs, burnt rubbish,and the most desturbing of all---I witnessed on a few occassions,a young girl came outside of the tent,dropped her pants and had a C- - -P!!!!! and just threw the paper in front of her!!!. Even cats cover it up!!!!Diabolical-disgusting view

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

Just back from Nidri and I have to agree with Salarman that this is a poor hotel. The shower was broken and the drain in the bathroom clearly had not been cleaned for a long time judging by the smell. When you padded around around the room after a shower you could feel the grit on the soles of your feet. How anyone can think this is a good place is beyond me. No one on the Neilson flotillas we spoke to had a good word to say about the place. Exception is the Tree Bar which is good fun but this is not run by hotel staff.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Parga, Greece
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Reviewed September 15, 2010

I stayed at the Athos as previously I had used their lovely pool whilst on holiday 3 years ago and staying at the Eva Beach which did not have a pool.

The room was small and so was the balcony but clean and comfortable. Large mirror and dressing table, lots of wardrobe space and plenty of electric sockets for hairdryer etc. the free air con was a bonus as in June I went to Zante and had to pay for this.

The whole hotel was very clean, pool area was quiet except on change over day, location perfect, breakfast average, snacks the usual poolside food. Staff were ok but not particularly friendly, the owner barely spoke to anyone and the girl at breakfast looked like a frightened rabbit!

Tree bar was a nice touch, very lively and a good social place to meet. Angie and Vicky were always on hand for a chat and not forgetting Teeny Tiny the 'Security' cat who had her own bar stool and Eric who curled up on my knee one afternoon for a cat nap!

The only downside would be the 'hostel/ boarding house' next door which was full of our Russian friends and was never quiet, cars, bikes, people in and out constantly and they were always shouting too each other loudly and aggressively. I suppose you ca't choose your neighbours but spoilt the peace from my balcony.

Would def go again and I am thinking about booking with Neilson and trying my hand at a yachting holiday next year!!

Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Athos Hotel
Address: 221 Nydri Lefkas, Nidri 31100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Lefkada > Nidri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nidri
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nidri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Athos Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on Nydri’s waterfront, Athos Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with balcony. It has a swimming pool and a hot tub and provides free Wi-Fi access throughout.Athos offers spacious accommodation, rooms are equipped with a TV, fridge and hairdryer. A private bathroom with shower is standard.Guests can enjoy their drink at Tree Bar surrounded by palm trees and enjoying views of Nydri. The hotel also features a pool bar serving drinks and light meals until the afternoon.Within walking distance, guests can find a super market, while 100 metres away there are bars and restaurants. Lefkada Town is at 15 km and Aktion National Airport is within 22 km. Free private parking is possible on site. ... more   less 
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Athos Hotel Nidri, Lefkada

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