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Hotel Balaskas
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Reviewed December 16, 2011

Some locals call the place the nicest hotel in Diafani -- probably the most expensive, too, but it won't break the bank. The hotel is on an inner street, family-run, and extraordinarily friendly. The town itself has a small population, and a cast of characters. Stay for a week, get to know some of them (as well as fellow visitors), hike and boat to the beaches, explore Olympos, and slow down.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank DrSchnitzel
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

The hotel has no sea views but is situated in a very quiet part of Diafani close to the sea. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast offers a lot of regional products and is served on the shaded terrace. Vasilis, the owner and his wife are extremely helpful and friendly (not the fake commercial smile you often get in hotels and restaurants). For us the big advantage of the hotel were the excursions Vasilis organise for his guests with his minibus and boat. To see the natural beauty of North Karpathos and Saria, the use of these 2 means of transport are indispensable.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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7  Thank Rudi C
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

a family run hotel, very reasonable prices, clean rooms with air-condition, walking distance from the sea, good spot to start walks to rest of northern karpathos.
only downfall is that air-condition is offered for a small fee. for those who love a room with a sea view Balaskas does not offer that which is probably a good thing considering the strong winds in Karpathos.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank psychokat
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

I booked a room for my first visit to Diafani and the day before check-in while driving along the island I visited the town to see what's up. Except the seaside street which is beautiful, the rest of the town, especially the area around this hotel is horribly horrible, with almost everything under construction, so it is more like Beirut during the war. Also, there are almost a hundred abandoned cars across the streets and entrance of the town, so it welcomes you more as a car cemetery than like a touristic town. I'm surprised the other reviewers didn't say it clearly. I emailed the hotel telling them that I disliked the area around the hotel so much that I was not going to attend at all but they charged me anyway. Bad attitude, Balaskas! I honestly suggest that until a couple of years that construction ends, stay night in Olimpo, which is near Diafani beach, but has several hotels and has a unique atmosphere.

Room Tip: stay out of this place!
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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10  Thank ColoBuenosAires
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

Very reasonably priced room with a higher than average standard for this type of accomodation in Greece - and the better of the two competing hotels in Diafani. Spotlessly clean, looking fairly new - and very calm. The location is however about the poorest in town - no sea view, only a dry riverbed/road to the front and half-finished buildings on the sides (no construction going on though, so no noise). But the village is small and the sea only a few steps away, so you'll be swimming in less than 5 minutes if you don't stop walking :-)

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Zorib
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