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Olympion Asty
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Olympia
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

The only disappointment was that our travel agent booked us only one night at the Olympion Asty. I could have stayed indefinitely. All other hotels on our trip through the Pelopponesos pale in comparison. Olympion Asty, a short drive to Olympia and museum/archaeological sites, is perched on a hill overlooking the region. The hotel was immaculate; staff were wonderful; our room was huge and well--appointed, and parking plentiful. The in-house restaurant was excellent -- their "Mixed Grille for Two" easily would feed four hungry adults; and the dining room's poolside setting is relaxing. The pool itself is gorgeous, pristine, and big; and poolside service prompt and cheerful. The staff seem happy to be employed there and did everything possible to make us feel welcome.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

HOTEL REVIEW # 185 Olympia Nasty

MY TRAVEL STYLE: If possible, I try to stay away from business hotels and strongly prefer resorts that resemble the Four Seasons, Aman, and Oberoi but try to find similar properties at lower cost. I seek out the “wow” experiences.

LOCATION: Very good. The views and seclusion are nice but it’s definitely a car ride to town. Town is definitely not as good of a place to stay.

BEST WAY TO GET THERE: Need a car. Follow the signs to Hotel Europa as there were no signs in the main town of Olympia to this hotel. Asty is 2 minutes drive past Europa on the same road.

TYPE OF ROOM: 

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BED/SHEETS/PILLOW: Bed was too hard and sheets were of mediocre quality. Pillows were mediocre. Not an enjoyable bed.

LIGHTING: Good in both room and bathroom.

BATHROOM/SHOWER: Shower pressure was good but the positioning of the shower head was not in a good place for an enjoyable shower. Shower is in the bathtub. Some mold but overall clean. Bathroom has zero style and is very basic.

TOILETRIES: Mediocre… probably best to bring your own.

CLEANLINESS: Room is very clean.

A/C: Barely worked. We almost checked out because we were worried about not being able to sleep. We were told all rooms were the same. We went to Hotel Europa and it felt colder but not by much. Fortunately, the temperature outside the room became cold so the room temperature was adequate as a result.

STYLE OF ROOM:. Zero style. Ugly furniture. Surprising with this being a newer hotel that they choose such outdated and cheap furniture.

COMMON AREA: Definitely the highlight is the pool and that we felt away from the big tour groups that the other hotels attract. Lobby is nice but there was no AC and it was very hot inside.

QUIET: Our room was very quiet.

FOOD: Bad. We had spaghetti and pork souvlaki which were both not very good. I almost left mid-way through the meal to go to a different restaurant. Breakfast was also disappointing. Items are pre-cooked, and the cereal was stale. OJ was not freshly squeezed and food presentation was lacking.

TV/INTERNET: TV was very small and not a flat screen; laughable and probably the worst TV I have ever seen in a hotel. Internet signal did not reach our room so we had to go to the lobby for service.

SERVICE: Nothing special at restaurant or front desk.

SUMMARY: I’m not sure where would be better to stay but this place was not enjoyable. Beds at Europa were more comfortable but the style of the hotel was more like a business hotel than resort. There were many tour groups at Europa. I would probably still choose to stay at the Olympian Asty or perhaps try a 3rd property altogether.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Up above the town of Olympia but within walking distance; set in manicured grounds; chalet-type rooms with balconies opening onto a marvellous view. It's a shame we had only one night here! Everything you could wish for as a tired traveller...and a pool to cool down in. Dinner and breakfast good - staff very attentive.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms odder the same views and facilities.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for one night, June 11, 2011 and wish we had booked two nights. We came from Nafplio and had no trouble finding the hotel. Plenty of parking space available. Main building consisted of reception, lounge, dining, and bar areas. Huge, lovely pool to the side of the main building. Pool is not heated so the water was a bit too cold for me but my husband enjoyed his swim. Great views from the pool of the Alfeios Valley and the Ionian Sea. Amazing sunsets. Our room was #103 which was spacious, clean, simply furnished including a seating/couch area and table and chairs, desk, TV. Balcony had a nice view of the valley and if you really looked hard enough with a zoom lens on your camera, the Ionian Sea. Views were much better from the pool area. Bathroom included a bathtub/shower combo, hairdryer, some toiletries. Since we had a rental car it was very easy to get to the archaeological site and town. Breakfast buffet included an assortment of juices, fruits, breads, eggs, coffee, tea. It was filling and tasted fine. No complaints.

For dinner we went in to town and ate at Ambrosia which was nice. Would have liked to have stayed an extra night as we didn't have any time to really explore the town. It would have also been nice to be able to split our time-see the archaeological site on one day and the museum the next day. With only the one night I felt rushed.

I booked this hotel per reviews on TA. Booked on 1/11/11 for 92 euros per night which included taxes and buffet breakfast. Parking is free. Property is well maintained, pretty landscaping, pool very clean, and staff welcoming and available with map of the town, directions, etc. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this property.

Room Tip: Our room was #103. Spacious, clean, nice views, quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

We stayed at Olympion Asty for 2 nights in last july. It was a quiet place with a nice view of the mountains around. A bit hard to find, but it's a good value for the price.
Rooms are very wide and the bathroom is very small. But it' s OK for a "in between" hotel.
It was very clean, nice pool, and good breakfast with a large selection of fruits breads and viennoises.
You will need to take the car to go to ancient Olympia

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

PROS
Very new, well designed & built
Spacious rooms
Excellent and spacious bathroom
Excellent location
Very quite, away from the traffic and the noise of the main village
Very nice pool
Nice breakfast with lots of fresh fruit (but bad juices)
Free wi-fi
Fully staffed (but expensive) minibar
Reasonable price, main credit cards accepted

CONS
The hotel is uphill, approx. 2 km from the archeological site.
Need a car to get to the archeological site and to the main village, where the restaurants, bars and shops are located. Parking in the main village is difficult even at late hours.
Presumably the hotel has free wi-fi, but the laptop and the PSP could not detect the signal, so we could not connect to the wi-fi.
Bad quality of juices in the breakfast
Expensive minibar
High temperature in the minibar (the temperature inside the minibar felt the same as the room temperature and it could not be adjusted)
The hotel is surrounded by lawn, which consumes large amounts of water. They did not plant any trees around the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Very nice! Newer construction and clean. The staff was very nice and helpful. We stayed in a family room with a loft. It was great for our daughters 13 and 11. The pool is great.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Olympia 27065, Greece
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Location: Greece > West Greece > Elis Region > Olympia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Olympia
#2 Luxury Hotel in Olympia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Olympia
Price Range: $100 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Olympion Asty 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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