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Apartments George
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Nidri
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“We tried it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed at the George Hotel for one week from 30th. September 2012. It was our eighth visit to Nidri, the second this year, although we have never stayed at the George before. We had often walked passed it and fancied having a try and the opportunity arose, so we took a late booking (6 weeks prior). The discounts weren’t great, but it always looked a nice place so we gave it a try. Generally we enjoyed the week; the weather was glorious, hot and sunny all day long. The trouble with the weather was because it was very hot the mosquitos were out in vast numbers.
Our room wasn’t particularly great; we were on the second floor at the back at the end away from the road. We had a good view of the washing lines, which had washing on them most of the time. The furnishings are a bit old and really need bringing up to date. Not sure of the star ratings as previously reported in other reviews, they say two star, but the website says three, two stars would be pushing it a bit, more to one. We had no hot water (not even tepid) for the first two days and no plug in the bathroom sink. Having reported it to the owners we were told they would look at it and the water was still cold for our first evening shower, which we of course didn’t have. The water was still cold the following morning and I again reported it to be told they found an electrical fault with the boiler and thought that had fixed it. Obviously nobody had bothered to check if their solution had worked, so they then called in a plumber. Eventually we had hot water, but only at certain times, apparently the morning water was heated by a boiler and the evening by solar panels, unfortunately it didn’t get warm until after 6.00 pm. We eventually did get a plug, two in fact, the proper one which they failed to connect and a rubber one, which did the job. The shower curtain was the usual 6 inch too short, so water went all over the bathroom floor; the shower was old fashioned as was the toilet.
The main room was OK and we were surprised to have two small rings and a few plates and a pan as we were on bed and breakfast. The tea and coffee making facilities were two cups, two saucers and a kettle. No tea, coffee, milk, sugar etc., not my idea of tea and coffee making facilities. We had a little chest and a little bedside table, very little drawer space and only one small wardrobe. No washing line on the balcony. The good points where although linen was down to be changed once during our weeks stay, you could have clean towels every day and clean bed linen daily on request. The rooms were cleaned every day and done quite thoroughly. The television was a joke, four channels, one Greek, two German and one American called CNNN with finance on all the time. No news programs at all, total waste of time. A few ants round the sink now and again didn’t worry us too much.
Breakfast was the usual Greek idea of what the British want, but never really gets there. If you don’t like eggs or get egg-bound beware. There was bread and butter (no low fat spread), honey and some home-made jam which I only tasted once and didn’t like. The usual processed ham and cheese slices, but the main part was the eggs. Three days we had scrambled which were rubbery and a bit tasteless, the other four we had fried, which were OK. To accompany these we had Greek bacon twice, hot dog sausages once, cooked tomatoes twice and nothing the other two days. The best part of the breakfast was the deep fried doughnuts, although doughnuts for breakfast? The breakfast was served between 8.30 and 10.30 although it was never ready at 8.30. We never ate any other meals there and I was amazed to read that they had an al a carte menu with the cooking equipment that I saw.
It had a fair sized pool, but not much sunbed area round it and for some reason they propped the pool cleaning machine where people walked and I got a bit sick of banging my head on it. There was a small grassed area with sunbeds and brollies, although again these were a bit antiquated, some slit down the sides.
We were picked up at 7.00pm on our last day, having to leave the room at noon we decided to keep our room for an extra 40 euros. I thought this would mean that we would have been given at least fresh towels and the toilet box cleared, but no, just 40 euros for doing nothing.
My general impression is it is a good cheap hotel so long as you get a decent discount. Would I go again, possibly if the price was right? Nidri is a great place and there are plenty of other choices, which possibly may be better.

Room Tip: Don't get 243, it must be the end of the hot water line
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We have just spent a lovely week at the G George with friends. After reading the reviews we were expecting the hotel and rooms to be of a low standard taking into account that it is rated as 2star. We were all pleasantly surprised when we arrived as the hotel frontage, bar and pool all looked cosy and inviting. We were offered a suite for four if we wished to pay a charge for the upgrade. We looked at this option and then looked at our rooms we had booked. We liked our rooms and did not take the suite although it did look nice. Our two rooms were on the top floor, ours overlooking the pools and mountains and our friends room at the back looking out on to the local countryside. Both views were nice. The rooms themselves were roomy and although basic in decor everything you needed was available. I had a small dressing table and mirror with a convenient plug socket which is important news if you’re a woman! The bathroom was small and the shower head left a lot to be desired but there was a good flow and plenty of hot water at all times. I would advice a room at the back if you do not like to hear the noise from the bar area at night. Saying that it did not keep us awake but you could clearly hear the music and voices. The beds were twin beds but were pushed together, they were wood and mine squeaked every time i turned over! LOL. Saying that we all had good night’s sleep, waking refreshed for breakfast. The rooms were clean and tidy, fresh towels every day. We did not use the self catering cooker and cupboard. We had a few ants, but they stayed in that area, probably hoping to be fed!!

The breakfast was great considering the price. Cereals, bread, ham and cheese, boiled and fried eggs every morning. Honey and homemade jam available too. There was also streaky bacon one day then small hotdog type sausages another. Coffee and juice (not fresh) available. A very pleasant breakfast area by the bar.

People did use the bar as a last stop and as it is a small and friendly hotel it was a nice finish to the day with everyone mixing and swapping holiday tips. The prices were slightly dearer than the town bars but the drink was of a good quality, good vodka measures!

The location was spot on. Just off the main road of Nidri but giving a rural feel. All the bars and restaurants are a short stroll away. The food in general is of a good standard and the prices are cheaper than England. Nidri has a lovely laid back feel with no hassle from the workers to come into my bar. It is also a good base to explore the rest of the island with boat and scooter/quad hire available at good prices.

I really enjoyed my time at the George. I would comment that the owner/manager keep themselves to themselves, they were not rude but did not make the usual conversation for example, how was your day? Did you enjoy your stay? How is your room? They said hello if I spoke to them but nothing more.

If you are looking for a low cost budget hotel with decent facilities in a good location this hotel is for you.

Room Tip: rooms at the back will help to avoid the noise of the bar. high floors avaoid scraping chair noises.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We have just returned from 1 week at this 2 star hotel. We had read the reviews and we purposefully kept our expectations low. However the hotel exceeeded expectations.
There were 2 couples and we had e-mailed a head to ensure we were close to gether and on a top floor. On arrival they offered us the option of a 2 bedroom suite which was large and comfortable. However when we looked at our rooms we decided to stay with what we had.
The rooms are spacious on the top floor of the block we had rooms 251 and 253.
First the positives:
The room was roomy, had adequate hanging space, a fridge and 2 ring cooker if you wished to cook, with all the utensils etc. The balcolny was large and had seating and a table. The beds were comfortable with a form of memory foam pillars. The pool is deep and a reasonable size and close to the bar which is well stocked. They serve a complementary breakfast, self service. They do vary it daily and whilst basic is well cooked, filling and tastey. The rooms were cleaned daily and fresh towels provided each day if required. The air con was quiet and efficient, and a must if the temps rise towards the 30s (as it did for us).
The down side:
The rooms are dated and need some basic maintenance. Our door handle was loose and coming away, but it was functional and worked. The shower head did not sit in the holder and was not able to be angled. It worked better held in the hand which was a little awkward, but a minor inconvenience. Also the shower curtain did not reach the floor so if not careful the floor could become very wet. You had to pay extra for air con and the safe deposit box, but to be expected for the rating of the hotel.
There were a lot of mosquitos around, we were told due to the heat wave we had. The hotel bar at night was a place some visited. So ensure you have your spray!
Overall this was a 2 to 3 star hotel, it had its faults be we all agreed it was excellent value for money. The staff blended in to the background and left you to it, but were available if required.
We allagreed we would not hesitate to return to this hotel. It is just off the main road in a quiet location but easy access to all the bars and restaurants. I would recommend to friends and family. Just go with an open mind and note the rating you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Rooms on top floor, less noise from other rooms. Choose rooms at the back as pool rooms over look th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the G George Hotel jn Nidri. This lovely hotel has got the best location of any hotel in Nidri, very central but very quiet.We had a double room overlooking the pool, the room was well furnished and our maid changed the towels daily and the sheets were changed whenever we requested. The breakfasts were varied and freshly cooked, but we would have liked toast instead of bread some days.The only other negative was the very expensive bar, but we still bought some drinks there now and then.We will definatley go back to this hotel the next time we go to Nidri.

Room Tip: Request a higher room to avoid the mosquitos in the gardens and the trees.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

From previous experience, we recommended G Gorge Hotel to friends and family who were coming out to Nidri in September to join us for the Regatta. As fate would have it, our boat needed to be lifted out of the water for unexpected repairs, so we spend three nights at the George just before our friends arrived. The hotel is situated a two or three minute walk from Nidri Quay and beach but is far enough away from the main street to be lovely and quiet. The hotel and rooms are spotlessly clean and Maria the Manager & Halib can’t do enough for their guests – nothing is too much trouble. The pool area is quiet and relaxing if you just want a lazy day! We thoroughly enjoyed the short time we spent at G George and I know our friends and family were very pleased and intend to book the G George for their next trip to Nidri in May 2013.

Room Tip: You can call the hotel direct +30 26450 92233 ask for Maria. the sun is no rooms overlooking the poo...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We had a great time in George and really disappointed to see few negative comments about George. During our 10 years in Greece we visited many islands and stayed over 50 hotels. But nothing compare to George. I have seen they try their best for each and every customer. This is a family run hotel and has very good attention for each guest. The room I stayed was lovely and I saw more rooms for next year which were all nice, excellent clean and beautiful view. Swimming pool is big enough, clean and plenty of nice sun beds. Very good breakfast. I will definitely say George restaurant quality is the top and very reasonable price. Pool bar has excellent environment with relax music. We had a lot of fun with people from different countries. Nidri is beautiful place and has good entertainment. I will say to others.... If you choose George just pack your stuff and move with a big smile....you will never be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Just back from George after a 2 weeks vacation. Weather was very good, every day sunny. Excellent hotel, very green and beautiful. Lots of trees around and fresh air. My small daughter of 2 year enjoied a lot. Hotel has very good children pool and play garden which is very comfortable for kids. We stayed a room next to the suite which has very good big bulcony with nice sun beds. Room was very bright and sunny. Breakfast was not boring at all, as they change the cooked food daily, everything fresh cooked but mostly my daughter enjoyed the home made donats. We had most of our dinner and lunch at george which has very good value of food and the best quality. Staff was very friendy and kind. It was very cheer stay in George. Many thanks to all of you and see you in next May.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Apartments George
Address: Valaoritou Str 8, Nidri 31087, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Lefkada > Nidri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Nidri
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Hotel Class:4 star — Apartments George 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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