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“Ilios and Irene - Sun and Peace” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ilios and Irene
Ranked #1 of 2 Mastichari B&B and Inns
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Truro, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Ilios and Irene - Sun and Peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a lovely place, situated on the edge of Mastihari village and not too far from the tavernas, shops and beach.
On arrival (late evening) I was given a welcoming plate of mezes, a bottle of water and an ouzo. A really nice touch and much appreciated.
My apartment was huge and most unexpected as I was travelling solo. How often are solo travellers given the smallest room? - well not here! It was equipped for four people, so four of everything including beds. And it had lots of little extras too, like an iron and ironing board, washing up liquid and tea towel etc. A lot of thought had been put into what the visitor might need. I found the bed a little hard for my liking but that is just a personal opinion.There were two balconies, one off of the kitchen and one off of the bedroom so you could always catch the sun whatever the time of day.
I took breakfast every day(4 euros) and was never disappointed. The manager was a delight and made everyone feel welcome. He really seemed to enjoy his work.
This is Greece as we all think of it, simple and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Alessano, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Ilos and Irene is the best place to spend your Holidays in Mastichari. I've been there last June with all my family, I spent my time in a paradise, the service is perfect and the owner of the hotel is very kind. I hope to see you again and that you remember me.
Emanuele.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

I wanted to write this review quite a while ago but couldn't find the hotel on TA.
I'm glad I finally did, especially after reading with amazement the "touristsupertramp" review.
I can only firmly oppose these critics : the rooms if simple, are huge, clean with big balconies and very helpful details ( iron, etc...). Lovely flowery garden, quiet place but most of all the unique hospitality of the owner Sokratis. Welcome at 10.00pm on arrival with open arms and a plate of Mézés + Fresh water as well as a traditional glass of Ouzo...I Only stayed one night before going to the island of Kalymnos but will not forget the beautiful feeling...and will come back...as for breakfast on the terrace, I was spoilt : warm brioches, jams and honey lovely Expressos, even a Croque Monsieur spayed with local herbs...this guy is dedicated to his guests, don't miss it...I Had a huge appartment with a huge terrace and flowers were not forgotten...Mastichari is a quiet authentic little haven with a lovely beach and cristal clear waters...I Recommend it warmly...
And for the complainers of all sorts : if you find such a nice place around for such a small price, please let me know!

Room Tip: Mine was having a huge balcony facing south....lovely!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed here in the summer with our three children and would be happy to recommend it to other families. The apartment we stayed in was large and sufficiently well equipped, with thoughtful extras such as a hairdryer, an iron and air conditioning. Having two terraces made it feel airy. The owner, Socratis was welcoming and helpful and the fact that there was a bar and reception area made it feel like an easygoing hotel. The children were always made to feel welcome and the younger two loved being able to order ice-creams from the bar. the nearby Half Time Pool Bar is an equally family friendly place. There are plenty of tavernas in the village selling good Greek food and the beach is sandy with a wonderful view over to Kalymnos. The rest of Kos can be easily accessed by car or public transport. If you want to find out more information about the area the website mastihari-uncovered.com is a good starting point.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank Caro308
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Geneva
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Yes Sokratis the owner is friendly and makes a good breakfast for a little price (4 euros). I didn´t hear traffic noise from the road by day or night, but at night dogs barking, cocks crowing. Of course we are in the country and one could object that these things should have been expected ; but I was not aware that cocks could crow at 2h07 a.m. and not only at dawn. As a result and as I am a light sleeper, I didn´t sleep well all week. The mattress was too hard for me, but I suppose that for someone else it might be OK. Internet is free in the reception room and there is WiFi. Cleanliness was good, be it the room, the bed sheets or the towels.

A garden was mentioned in a previous review, but I didn´t see it. There is a little alley, 1,5-2 meters broad from the building to the fence of the next property. At the back of the house there is a kind of garden but not very well kept. Well kept with two loungers it could be a nice place for relaxing. There is a nice terrace near the breakfast room where one can have a drink.

On the whole, for the price paid one can see it as OK.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

good accomodation set in peaceful spot only 3 to 4 minutes walk out of village centre and beach.
Large clean rooms with A/C included for free.
Separate kitchen and dining area with fridge , toaster etc, even an iron and ironing board.
Nice little bar and breakfast area.
Possibly best of all an excellent host in Sokratis the manager who offers you a typical warm
greek welcome and will help you with anything you need.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

I was only at Ilios and Irene's place for one night on my way to Astypalaia and didn't expect very much, but I was very surprised. The place is charming and although simple, very clean and comfortable and Socrates was the most fantastic host. He made me feel very welcome and served watermelon as soon as I arrived and breakfast was three courses with goat's butter and a delicious omelette! He just recently took over the hotel from his family and is doing an absolutely terrific job. I highly recommend this hotel - It's also very easy to get to from the airport in Kos. Mastichari is a charming town with a nice beach and tavernas although pretty touristy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Ilios and Irene
Address: Main Street, Mastichari 853 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Mastichari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mastichari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ilios and Irene 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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