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“A Delight”
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Iapetos Village
Ranked #1 of 3 Gialos B&B and Inns
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Cephalonia, Greece
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A Delight”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Travelling in Greece in November isn't always easy and we have had our share of disasters, so finding a hotel like Iapetos was an unexpected delight. The large bedroom was comfortable, clean, well-decorated with a nice bathroom and surrounded by the most beautiful gardens. Being out of season, the pool was closed and no breakfast available but there were coffee and tea making facilities in the room which was all we needed. The caretaker/gardener was very helpful and arrived to carry our bags in the morning without being asked. We were only there one night but I would have happily stayed much longer.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed there 8/11-10/11 in room no 21 and we left with the best impressions. Clean, quiet, nice breakfast, perfect service.
Fully recomended...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Piraeus, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I‘ve been visiting Symi Island since 1998. Accommodation was really basic till Iapetos Village was born. What a hotel? What a staff? Everything is well built, and well organized. The garden is sooooo impressive!! The rooms are very spacious and the stuff is so kind and helpful!! One thing that makes the different is their Breakfast. American Buffet with almost everything home made, and a large variety of Symi products. Thanks guys we will be there next year again!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We love coming to Symi but I have found some of the accommodation rather basic in the past. Iapetos is definitely the answer: comfortable, clean and with a decent bathroom in which everything works. The staff are kind and helpful. The gardens are charming and we spent a happy day hanging around,using the pool andhaving drinks from the bar. If there is one criticism it is that the interior decoration is almost entirely devoid of style. Iapetos is very conveniently situated for the main port so it is just a short walk each morning to get to the taxi boats.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sandnes, Norway
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Iapetos Village. We went there in spring, it's in the beginning of the season and very quiet. Iapetos is a charming hotel with a wonderful atmosphere centrally located in Symi town. It's built in a traditional style and have a small pool area, the rooms are well decorated. The staff was polite and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Surbiton, Surrey
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I was puzzled by fact that this hotel had lots of great reviews and one terrible one, but decided to book on the basis of the overwhelming majority. And we were not disappointed. I have no idea what that Australian's problem was, but his description was, in many respects, the polar opposite of our experience. In particular, the breakfasts are delicious, the staff, especially those organising the breakfasts, are faultlessly polite and considerate, the rooms are very comfortable, the place is very peaceful (the road running past is a very minor side street with hardly any traffic) and as for the barking dogs - maybe they'd gone to Battersea Dogs' home, because we never heard a bark all week!

Enough of debunking that nonsense - we spent a lovely week here in a large double room with a tiny balcony overlooking the gorgeous gardens. The large king-size bed was very comfortable, although the pillows are overstuffed with some foam substance. The air con was fairly effective, although it was a shame the unit was round the corner from the bed. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the whole place is very well looked after. The pool is very nice - quite chilly, but that is no bad thing in Greece in August. As there are so many great places to swim around the island, we made little use of the pool. The location is brilliant, being three minutes stroll from the harbour.

Symi itself is a lovely island. Very quiet - certainly not and 18-30 destination! We were recommended it by friends and loved it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

nice hotel, comfortable and well decorated rooms, good staff. it's a good choice in Symi as it is close to everything. Actually it is a little bit expensive (but in August is high season and anyway Symi is an an expensive island). Staff is helpfull, they arranged taxi to drive us to Panormitis Monastery, they also drived us to the port as we had heavy luggages. And the most important: the last day after the check-out at 12.00 we left aour luggages at the reception and when we came back at 18.00 to take it they offered us (free of charge) a small room for about one hour so we had a shower and got some arrest. In general is a nice hotel suitable for all kind of travellers offering a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Iapetos Village
Address: Salaxoyris, Gialos 856 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Symi > Gialos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Gialos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Iapetos Village 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in Symi Town, Iapetos Village is surrounded by a 500 m2 garden with palm trees and stone-paved courtyards. It offers traditional accommodation and free Wi-Fi throughout. A free-form pool with a sauna and poolside bar is provided. Opening to a balcony or patio with pool and garden views, each air-conditioned unit features an LCD TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom is fitted with a hydro-massage shower cabin, bathrobes and slippers. Some accommodation types are self-catered, while others are divided in 2 levels. Iapetos Village offers 2-way transfer from Symi Port, at 200 meters. The organized beach of Nos is around 1.3 km away. Free, private parking is possible on site. ... more   less 
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Iapetos Village Symi, Greece

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