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Sea View Resorts & Spa
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Karfas
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Amazing staff. Fantastic experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

I could go on about how beautiful this property is, how great the breakfasts and dinners were, and the quick walk to Karfas beach, but the real highlight here is the staff at Sea View. The employees were friendly, helpful, and a joy to interact with. They went above and beyond to ensure that our stay here was as enjoyable as possible (they succeeded in this effort!). The massages were amazing, the dinner service crew were extremely helpful, and the manager was always available for questions and to be of assistance ... He was a a saint and the paragon of great service. We made some great connections with the staff at Sea View, and will recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in Greece.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Our group had the pleasure of staying at the Sea View for 4 nights in July 2012. We had three rooms in varying sizes and locations. Our family had a huge triple room that was equipped with a kitchenette and cool loft where our 12 year-old slept. Because of the high ceilings and size of the room, we had two air conditioning units, which was welcome because it was very hot on Chios.

The rooms have rolling metal shades to keep out the sun, which is useful if you're staying during the summer. Rooms were incredibly clean and the furnishings were in very good shape. We never did figure out how to access satellite TV, but there are many cable channels in a variety of languages. Most of the rooms have wi-fi, but it helps to be located close to the office. We could not get internet access in our room, even with a cable.

Breakfast here is fantastic. There is a large variety of hot and cold items, many of which are proudly labled as local (honey, cheese, eggs, etc.). It's best to arrive somewhat early, as sometimes there's not much selection later in the morning. There are many restaurants in Karfas town, so we did not have dinner at the hotel. I never did use the pool area or the spa, but they looked very nice.

Our room was very quiet at night, but we were down hill from the main part of the hotel. I imagine it can be noisy if there is a wedding or party on site. We nad no such problems, thankfully.

Sea View is very close to Karfas beach, which is in a lovely, sandy bay. The water is rather shallow, so it's safe for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented for a fee. Just find a spot and wait for the incredibly tan man who manages every chair and umbrella on the beach. It's well worth it to rent an umbrella in summer, since it can get very hot, even with the wind blowing.

Karfas is a lovely town. There's very little shopping, but there many bars and restaurants. If I'm ever lucky enough to come back here, I'd stay at Sea View again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed 4 nights May/June 2012. They went all out to help us in every way. They don't know the meaning of the word no. Want towels for the beach? -- sure, here's 4 of them!
The hotel is very pretty. The rooms were very large. The breakfast (included) was great. We loved the pool too. Best of all, the restaurant was terrific and we ate there every night because the food on Chios is far below typical Greek standards. I later heard there was a nice alternative in Karfas, but the chef at the hotel is excellent and we were happy to support such a nice group of people. The wine list is great -- 50% reduction on booze prior to 9PM for hotel guests! Karfas turned out to be a great central location to tour the island. Chios is a well-kept secret -- don't tell anyone! The hotel isn't on the beach, but you can walk to it from there. We liked the black beach the best, it's extraordinary.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Molde, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Having stayed at this excellent hotel in Karfas, Chios, Greece for 2 full weeks, we are very happy to share our experiences - because they have been the very best. The hotel itself is superb, comprising fully equipped flats, grouped together 6 and 6 in each building. There is a very nice pool area with a childrens pool and bigger pool for swimming. The nice sandy beach is only 2 minutes away with crystal clear water.

The best part of this hotel is the staff and management, however. Having stayed here for 14 days, we have not had one single bad experience - all smiles and friendlyness - and excellent service - from the cleaning ladies to the manager. A beautiful smile and a "kalimera" meets us at the superb breakfast buffet - which keeps changing a bit every day. All very delicate and nice. Knowing about the ordeals the Greek people is going through these days - this makes it even more impressive.

Our warmest thanks for an excellent holiday - and our strongest recommendations are hereby given to potential guests!

Heidi and Harald M. Hjelle, Norway

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ioannis S, General Manager at Sea View Resorts & Spa, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Dear family Hjelle,
I would like to express our deepest gratitude for your kind comments and evaluation of our property and it was a pleasure meeting you in person. We hope that we have met your expectations once more during your 14 day stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you in the nearest future.

This year we eager to provide the best possible services to our quests in the most friendly and professional manner.

Once more, thank you for your support for being our valued quests!

Yours sincerely,
Ioannis Syrakis
General Manager
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wW, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

We spent a wonderful weekend on Chios at the end of April, 2012, staying at the Sea View Resort at Karfas Bay. The setting is beautiful, the room was lovely and very comfortable, the service was first rate and the breakfast, well I could have spent hours over that buffet table!

Room Tip: The rooms are on many levels; stairs and walking required. All seemed to have good views of the sea.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Ioannis S, General Manager at Sea View Resorts & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Dear Guest "Foodiemom",

On behalf of the management and staff of Sea View Resorts & Spa Hotel, we would like to thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and comment on our services and facilities provided here at the hotel.

It is a first priority for us to provide quests with all the necessities for a comfortable and relaxed holiday accommodation. Moreover, this year we have enriched our breakfast buffet with many locally produced biological goods and recipes in order for our quests to familiarize themselves with the local gourmet cuisine that passes through generation after generation.

Once again we would like to thank you for staying to our beautiful resort and we are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.

With best regards,

Ioannis Syrakis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

I was here in 2011 and I was impressed! The staff is very kind, the location is nice, the food is excellent! Breakfast is average (I missed baked beans and bacon, but they have croissants and very good pancakes), the dinner is fantastic. You have 12€ and if you decide to eat something that costs more than 12€ you pay only few €. It's really fantastic hotel! I'll come back!!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

Chios was the first stop on our journey to several islands of Greece and we were very pleased with everything at this resort. The rooms were very clean with daily houskeeping and the size was just right. The entire staff were very friendly and courteous. We attended the wine tasting that was offered at the Sea View Restaurant and followed that with dinner and a few bottles of wine from the tasting. The meal, wine and service was excellent.

The pool and pool bar were our daily afternoon spot to relax and enjoy a few snacks and beers. The two Maria's bartenders were superb and always ready with their friendly conversation.

The view of the Aegean from our room, the pool and dining rooms was absolutely fabulous.

We were on breakfast package and the the breakfast was very good and a bit different each day. The eggs are different than what we are used to in US but not everything has to be the same as home.

The beach and swimming in the Aegean was wonderful. The water was so clear and calm.

We will definately return to the Sea View on our next trip to Chios.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Ioannis S, General Manager at Sea View Resorts & Spa, responded to this review, November 30, 2011
Dear Mr. William S.
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at the Sea View Resorts & Spa Hotel.

We always take feedback from our clients in a positive way and comments such as yours always help us improve our services and product.

It is with a great pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed our services and the comfort of our rooms during your stay with us and our staff has already been informed about your nice remarks.

We look forward to welcome you to our hotel once again should you decide to visit Chios Island in the future.

Sincerely yours,
Ioannis Syrakis
General Manager
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Property: Sea View Resorts & Spa
Address: Karfas Bay, Karfas 821 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Chios > Karfas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Karfas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea View Resorts & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea View Resorts & Spa is a luxury 4+ star Hotel & Apartments facility, located on the South East Coast of Chios Island. Its position is on the heart of Karfas bay and has a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. It is based 5 kilometers from Chios International airport and 7 kilometers from center of Chios capital and passenger port.The golden sand beach of Karfas bay and its clear blue waters are located less than 100 meters from the Hotel, with an breathtaking view of the Minor Asia Coast.All the rooms are designed with modern facilities and equipment so that they serve the most exigent visitors disposing a completely equipped kitchen, satellite receiver, direct dial telephone, safe deposit box, individual climatic control system, complimentary hi-speed internet access, wifi connection, bathroom amenities, private balcony.Offering in the hotel many services will make your stay more comfortable: fitness centre, spa & wellness centre, panoramic restaurant –bar, lounge – cafe, hydrojet outdoor swimming-pool, kids’ pool.At Sea View Resorts & Spa we can guarantee you a most pleasant stay either you are traveling alone, with family or with friends. You will have all the luxuries of a hotel within your reach and yet your own personal apartment with privacy.Plan and book a memorable vacation!! Let your soul and spirit free and escape to an unspoiled paradise of casual Aegean elegance. You will leave and keep unbelievable memories from your vacation in Chios, with us at Sea View Resorts & Spa. ... more   less 
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