Stayed here in end of May 2014 in a family apartment for 5 days. Wonderful views from the balcony across the bay to Batsi harbour, which is 10 mins casual stroll away. The hotel is clean and well kept and Maro is attentive without being obtrusive. She arranged complimentary transfers from & to the port and Jeep hire (4X4 needed if you visit Zorkos beach) to tour the island which is a must do! There are many beautiful beaches, coastal and inland villages to explore, with very bendy, twisty, up and down roads.
The harbour has some nice restaurants and a couple of mini supermarkets, with a larger main supermarket about 15 - 20 mins walk away on the main road.
The breakfast is varied and plentiful and any additional requests readily covered.
Whilst we were staying the hotel was not fully occupied as it was early in the season and had mainly German elderly retired couples staying with a few English.
I can understand comments made in other reviews questioning why the pool was closed during the afternoon which seemed unusual but I know it was to cover the siesta time, so that people did not get disturbed. This is easily resolved by visiting the main beach, down approximately 80 steps accessed from the quiet road next to the hotels underground car park as well as a small sandy beach 5 mins in the opposite direction set in a small cove.
The hotel is nicely maintained, despite what other reviews state and when we had a problem with the door lock on our apartment it was sorted out the same morning! There was a handyman in attendance some days doing general repair work and decorating so I can't understand the negative comments made in other reviews!
Take a torch with you for walking back from the harbour at night-time as the steps leading up from the beach to the hotel are dimly lit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lying on the slope, within 200m from the seashore, the MARE e VISTA - EPAMINONDAS (****) hotel-apartments, overlooks the bay and the picturesque village of Batsi. The hotel is built in levels, offering the most beautiful view of the island from each one of the apartments' verandas.According to the composition of the family or company of guests, there are several options of rooms or apartments, which can ideally accommodate from two to five persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mare Vista Hotel - Epaminondas Andros/Batsi, Greece