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Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Skafidia
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“Excellent remote place to relax..stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a suite for 5 days in august. The room was spacious, very clean and with a huge bathroom.
The view over the pool and beach was stunning. The hotel is built like a small village and even has a sandy beach if you dont prefer pools. The location is remote but very very beautiful and ideal to relax. However the road to the hotel is quite bumpy. The restaurant is a bit pricey but the food is lovely. On the downside, the staff was a bit all over the place sometimes but always kind so I'll let them off! We will be coming back!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Management M, General Manager at Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your kind words expressing your stay at Mare Dei Suites Hotel. Your nice comments have been forwarded to all of our staff and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon back at
Mare Dei Suites Hotel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Nice room with excellent view ,good staff and very nice beach ..The hotel services is not available, poor breakfast and the poolbar and the restaurant they not provide any service. many insect if you open the window from the bathroom. The area its very quite ithere its nothing else around and its so difficult to find the hotel in the night. My opinion is they must do try to make this hotel perfect because its very modern and nice ,perfect beach but all the other provision of servises its very poor

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management M, General Manager at Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

First of all thank you very much for sharing your experience at Mare Dei Suites Hotel.

We are glad to read that you enjoyed our accommodation options with its stunning views, our staff and our beach. Positive comments are always a pleasure to receive and we have forwarded your impressions to all of our staff.

We are sorry to hear that our F&B services did not meet your expectations; we are continuously trying to improve our services so feel free to express your exact dissatisfaction by email to sales@maredei.gr
The hotel is indeed located in a unique spot combining the serenity of the nature with direct access to the beautiful beach and Ionian Sea views. Insects are part of the nature; and are something we cannot vanish in open air or avoiding by opening the window.

Despite this, we sincerely hope to have the opportunity and pleasure to welcome you again at Mare Dei Suites Hotel on your next stay.

Kind regards
Mare Dei Management
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We spent a weekend in Mare Dei in mid June 2013. The summer season had just started and not all of the hotel services were available. There were not many choices for lunch.The room was comfortable with excellent view, and there was an uncrowded almost private beach!!

The personnel were very friendly and polite and the service was nice. We were very pleased with the breakfast buffet also.

Would definately stay there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Management M, General Manager at Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Many thanks for sharing your comments about your stay at Mare Dei Suites Hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you have spent a nice weekend in our region. Thanks for the note about our lunch menu options; we will certainly look into the option of enlarging the lunch menu.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon back to Mare Dei!
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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We visited the hotel a few days ago . Ihe location is nice, by the sea with stunning sea views.The hotel is bright new ( it was built 3 years ago and completed this year ) but it seems old and tired due to the lack of maintenance.... Such a shame..... !! At first when we entered the room a very unplesant scent coming, from the pluming, was in the air....the shower in the shower tub was leaking and used to caulk. We decided to go for a walk around the pool , there we noticed that the big wooden table by the pool was shaking and was about to fall down (due to the week legs )


Staff was unprofesional , when someone was trying to help By mentioning malfunctions they seemed to make excusses and not trying to solv the problem....

Ceaning level was below standards for a 4 star hotel, you can even see the marks left on the flor by the mop ....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Management M, General Manager at Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,


We would like to thank you for sharing with us your comments about your recent visit at Mare Dei Suites Hotel.

We are sad to hear your comments about the property and that your decision to leave the hotel after a couple of hours did not allow you to enjoy and experience the hotels’ atmosphere. We have taken seriously into account your comments about the maintenance and housekeeping departments; as our goal is to improve our services continuously and our guests’ comments do assist us into achieving that goal.

We do look forward to welcoming you back in the future; where you can experience the hotels’ tranquility and serenity combined with that of the Ionian Sea.


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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

First of all it was quite difficult to locate. The road leading to the hotel was rather bad. Unmade (no tarmac) and very dusty. Although the hotel's location is quite nice, the rest is far less than adequate, unless you are planning to stay just for one night or if you are madly in love and want to spend each and every moment with one person and don’t care about anything else (food-amenities-socialising, etc). At this point I am happy to say that I did not pre-pay my stay. My initial plan was to stay for 10 days. It was a late booking over the phone. If I had booked via the net & given my credit card details then they would have charged me for the full stay-a right rip off!
We had in fact decided after one hour from arrival, to leave the hotel. Although the location was great we just could not see ourselves being isolated in one place with no alternative. So we went to the reception and asked to be checked out immediately explaining the reasons and although at first -but with great reluctance and silly comments like "the girl who made the reservation would be penalised and would have to pay for her mistake of not requesting an advance payment"- the owner and manager, agreed to let us leave the hotel. But then, after having left the reception-and had already started putting the luggage back in the car, she called us back up to the reception and practically forced us into paying for one night providing us with the ridiculous excuse that since we had already checked-in, she couldn't change the information on her computer and thus we would have to pay for that 1 night!!! Obviously we were very frustrated by her behaviour, but since it was late and there was no chance of us finding alternate accommodation that time, we decided to stay the night. Just as well because now I have much more to comment on. The room was not clean. Probably they thought there was no need to clean the floors after the last residents, so they left some dead bugs and dirt lying around. Although the view was very nice, the room was extremely hot and you were not given the option of a heavy curtain to block the sun. The air-con had to be on at all times -even at night -and as soon as you opened the window to get some fresh air, it was programmed to immediately switch off, making the room soon feel like you were in a sauna. The service was non-existent. We had requested for a kettle to be installed before our arrival and although they agreed, it was not there. Bathrobes/slippers although clearly stipulated under the room facilities, again were not provided. One of the bath towels was torn. There were too many stairs to go up and down the swimming pool/beach/breakfast areas. If you are not fit (or a child) you will find that you'll have to struggle to go to the sea and back up to your room again. In the evening the area was dimly lit and at parts pitch black which again made it difficult to move around unless you happen to carry a torch and surely would cause a problem for anyone with poor eyesight or anyone who is elderly. The staff is inexperienced, young and unprofessional. At €210/day the staff should be doing somersaults! The pool closes at 8 pm and you are not allowed to use it. Although the beach was close to the pool bar, they did not provide any service.
At night, since there was nothing else around, we decided to try the hotel restaurant. Again a great disappointment for a 4* hotel. Very poor dishes, expensive, extremely slow service and the meat I tried did not smell or seem fresh.
And the “best” for last! The breakfast: Very limited selection, only one type of coffee served from a machine that you had to get it yourself in a very small cup. There was no service as one would expect, the sweets were stale, and there was in general very little amount of everything on offer without any provision for top ups. All in all a Great disappointment. Good money went down the drain. Bad start of a long awaited holiday…

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Management M, General Manager at Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,


We would like to thank you for sharing with us your comments about your recent stay at Mare Dei Suites Hotel.

The hotel is indeed situated in a unique, isolated location overlooking the Ionian Sea and most of our guests encounter this beneficial due to its relaxing and calm atmosphere.
There are plenty of activities in the proximity of the hotel such as the ancient site of Olympia, the winery of Mercouri (on a walking distance), the picturesque port of Katakolo and many others activities.

For breakfast we serve different types of coffees & juices, fresh fruits, fresh local pastries, different types of cereals and a variety of breads and cheese / eggs / charcuterie. Nevertheless we invite you to send us an email (sales@maredei.gr) informing on what is missing as we strive for perfection and guests’ satisfaction.

Our pool indeed closes at 8 o’clock in the evening. This is for our guests’ safety, which occurs for most hotels in Greece; as supervision is required at all times that guests are using the swimming pool. However, in case our guests wish to swim after that time; they can do so in the sea.

We do hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holidays in Greece; and that you enjoyed the beauty of our country at most.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

second time around this place just gets better. just spent 6 days in perfect peace and quiet.
the hotel was lacking custo but said they were fully booked for july and august.
you have to try the tavernas in the village Leventichori This is a place to relax

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management M, General Manager at Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,


We would like to thank you for sharing with us your comments about your second stay at Mare Dei Suites Hotel.

We are very happy to hear from our valuable repeaters that you have enjoyed your holidays and that our services met your expectations.

We are looking forward with impatience to welcome you back next year at Mare Dei Suites Hotel !!


Kindest regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Let's start from the most important: The views are stunning! The rooms are very spacious (around 60 sq. meters) with a big balcony (another 25 sq. meters). Ask for a room with panoramic sea view; No matter if you are taking a shower, lying in bed or sitting on the balcony: You have a splendid view of the Ionian sea! You just can't get enough!

Location: The nearest village, Katakolo, is about 10-15 min. by car. There you can find tavernas, bars etc.

Beach: The nice sandy, provate beach is just 1' from your room! It has some waves most of the time.

Food: As there are not many things to do (only relaxing), food is an important parameter. Therefore, the vey limited menu is a minus. The quality of the food is decent, of the wine by glass not good.

Service: Not what you would call very professional, but every single one is very friendly

All in all: Fix some details (food, wine, fine-tuning in service, better maintenance) and you will have a s-u-p-e-r-b hotel! Also very suitable for families with little kids! We will definitely come back!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Management M, General Manager at Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,


Thank you for taking the time to express your experiences at our property Mare Dei Suites Hotel during your last visit. We take all our guests feedback very seriously and thank you for sharing those comments with us.

We are very pleased though that you have enjoyed the views, the beautiful beach and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future!


Kindest regards
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Property: Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort
Address: Skafidia, Pyrgos 27100, Greece
Location: Greece > West Greece > Elis Region > Pyrgos > Skafidia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Skafidia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mare Dei Ionian Hotel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mare Dei Suites Hotel is located in the beautiful Southern region of Peloponnese near the village of Skafidia and town of Pyrgos in the Elis region. The hotel has an eye-catching setting of nature offering a panorama of the Ionian Sea, the sea of the ancient Greek Gods, a fact to which it owes its name. The hotel overlooks a magical little bay while harmonically resting on a naturally green hillside. On the golden sandy beach our guests will come across by natural springs and beautiful rock formations as well as natural argyle. Most of our rooms enjoy unimpeded views of the daily journey of the Sun and the Moon until they disappear into the deep waters of the Ionian Sea. All that while listening to the soothing sound of the soft waves and the salty breeze touching the skin.In Mare Dei Suites Hotel each spot will give you the feeling of relaxation and quietness. A golden beach with your private sunbed, our beautiful swimming pools, the pool bar, the well-cared garden with herbs and flowers, our Traditional Mediterranean restaurant, our Spa Center and a conference room which can be transformed to one’s needs. ... more   less 
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