There's nothing really wrong with this hotel. Do not expect to see any modern new-ish furniture or matched sets of plates, or a bathroom that might be up to standards higher than "basic".
This didn't really matter for me though, because what you can expect is: cleanliness and a warm welcome from the staff. As was mentioned in other reviews, Frank will pick you up from the ferry (do call beforehand with your arrival time) and drive you through the excitingly snaking streets up to the village that leans against the slopes above the harbor.
Breakfast, though not skimpy, is simple. If I can mention a single letdown it was the lack of a freshly made pot of coffee (you're served sachets of instant-coffe instead), and the juice was some concentrated drink from the supermarket. If Taxiarchis addresses these two little details, it would be absolutely perfect (for me).
Other than that as I mentioned, the staff went out of their way to make sure I had a comfortable stay. I was even surprised by the occasional steaming plate of home-cooked food waiting for me in my room after coming back from another day of beaching on beautiful Symi. What else can you really ask for?
Simple, decent, clean, honest and totally the Greek way. This hotel is for you if you like an easy-going place (Roula, Frank & family are lovely people) and if you don't worry too much about having luxuries. It's for those who don't fret about stumbling their way back late at night, trying to find Taxiarchis somewhere in the labyrinth that is Chorio. Excellent place!
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- Also Known As:
- Taxiarchis Hotel Symi