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“Amazing service”
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Hermes Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Chora
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“Amazing service”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Nikos was friendly and helpful our whole stay and made the whole experience a very positive one. the hotel is in the perfect location and had a lovely pool with stunning views of Ios. i would definitely recommend this hotel and my boyfriend and I will be sure to go back again one year. thanks Nikos and family!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

With a gorgeous pool you don't want to leave, great pool bar with cheap drinks and good food, Hermes made our Ios experience all the better!
The family who run the place (esp Nick the Greek) go out of their way to help you with ferry pick ups and drop offs, making reservations at restaurants for you and fantastic recommendations as locals you feel at home at Hermes!
Great value for money, and the pool overlooking the beach is simply spectacular and we were all really sad to leave! Will definitely stay here again and will recommend it to all who go to Ios!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Amazing location. Short walk to beach and nightlife in chora. Great pool and view. Owned by a wonderful welcoming family. Very knowledge and gave us good advice. Even suggested and arranged a reservation in the best restaurant in ios (kotogi).

  • Stayed July 2012
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St.Neots
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Hermes is fantastic hotel with an ideal location, quiet but close to everything.
You'll will be greeted with a warm welcome from the family and Ruth in the pool bar will look after you well, you have to go to one of her barbeque evenings!
I have stayed previously in other hotels on the island, but now I don't go anyway else.
Just booked up for my 4th stay in 5 years, this time with our one year old son.
Can't wait!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

I discovered Ios purely by accident last July while island-hopping in the Cyclades. On arriving at the port I got chatting to Nikos (the friendly owner of Hermes hotel), and decided to spend 4 nights there. The room was very clean and comfortable with an ensuite bathroom. The pool was fantastic! A good size, with amazing views over the sea and a lovely pool bar which served yummy cocktails and food all day and most of the night!! Had some great nights sitting at the bar chatting with Ruth - the English lady who runs the bar, and is only too happy to tell you all about Ios and all the best places to go. The hotel is situated about 10 mins walk to the main village of Chora where you can find lots of bars, restaurants and shops, and 7 mins walk to the main beach which is long, sandy and offers a variety of watersports, as well as various restaurants and tavernas all offering tasty food and beer. There is a regular bus service if you don't want to walk. To be honest I spent most of the day lying on my comfy sunbed by the pool at Hermes hotel. All the staff were so friendly and I would recommend this hotel to anyone. When I was there, the other guests were a mixture of families, couples and groups of friends. Various nationalities - English, Scottish, Norwegian, Italian, even some Aussies. I'm hoping to go back to Ios for a week this August, and if I do, I will definately stay at Hermes Hotel again. Thank you for a wonderful holiday Niko, Ruth and all at Hermes!

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a sea view - wonderful view of the sea from my room!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Very reasonably priced accommodation. Clean room. Good bathroom facilities. Free wifi. Good A/C. Such a good location as it is only a 6/7 minute walk from the town and a 10 minute walk to Mylopotas beach. There is no noise at night so you can sleep well and not be bothered by the music from the clubs and bars in the town. Fantastic views.
What makes this place special is Ruth the manager of the pool bar. She is amazing and you almost feel like you are staying with family when she greets you in the mornings. The food she does in the pool bar is exactly what you want on a hot summers day and the enormous salads make my mouth water just thinking about them! The breakfasts she does are famous on the island and often help with the inevitable hangover!
The hotel owner Nick is great fun and is always around. He does a really fun pub crawl and if you have any problems he seems to know everybody on the island and is always willing to help.
Having travelled all around this small island I can tell you that you will not get better views than from the pool in Hermes. Breathtaking.
They do a weekly BBQ night which is great fun and Ruths homemade salads again will steal the show. They are always busy and we met people there who we ended up going out with that night.
The girls who work in the bar are great and gave us great recommendations of where to go on nights out.
Couldnt recommend this place enough.

Room Tip: Tell Nick what you want and if can give it to you he will. Rooms with a view might be slightly more...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

I arrived on Ios after a long trip via Athens from Stockholm so was a bit fried and it was hot and I had no accommodation booked, had not looked at a map and really had no idea what I was going to do. There was this large friendly fellow standing round with the masses of backpackers and hotel owners negotiating rooms and transport. I stood off to the side and thought I'd let the carnage die down. Once the hustle and bustle abated Nick came over and asked If I was ok or needed a ride anywhere. He was holding a brochure so I asked if he had any rooms at his pad and when he heard my accent he picked me as New Zealander and took me excitedly back to his van to show me his All Blacks scarf on his dash board. From there is was smooth sailing. Rodney So'oialo was his favorite player so I got room 8 which had a great view over the ocean and the pool. I met loads of entertaining characters mainly Aussie at Hermes, enjoyed a night of Watching the All Blacks Haka and Clips of Jonah Lomu running over Englishmen at the Rooftop bar and Nick was always happy to drop me off at my next accommodation or pick me up to come back again. It was great value for money, positioned perfectly between town and the main beach which makes it ideal for short walks and clearing hangovers. Rooms were tidy and had everything you needed without being decadent. The roof top bar and cafe was a little gem, Ruth at the pool ran a tidy operation out of the pool side bar with great food and a free beer every 3 or 4 you bought. Rhys runs a mean pub crawl from outside at midnight and knows everyone on the Island it seems so if your traveling alone and want a good night out and to meet some people hit him up. Even better get Nick excited about a night out and he can really activate. The big man runs wild and the drinks flow. He knows all the best spots. All in all one of the best accommodation experiences I've ever had 5+

Room Tip: Room 8 is great
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hermes Hotel
Address: Chora, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios > Chora
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Chora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hermes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hora, perched on the slope of the hill that overlooks the port, is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades, with its whitewashed houses and steep narrow lanes, its small squares and churches. The famous beach of Mylopotas, the largest in Ios with more than one kilometre is 2 km away from Hermes Hotel. In the evening, if you are in for intense moments, visit Hora, and find out for yourself what nightlife in Ios means... ... more   less 
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