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Hotel Hydra
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hydra
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Best on the island”
Reviewed July 15, 2011

Spent three days there in late June-what a treat! Yes you have to climb hundreds of steps but if you go to Hydra, where no motor vehicles are allowed you should know that already. The view is extremely rewarding- make sure you get a room with a view. Rooms are more like suites, very specious and with great amenities - the only thing lacking was a full body mirror. The real treasure is Katerina who runs this small hotel almost single handedly and is the most charming hostess you could wish for, as well as your personal info-point for all things Hydra! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

We just spent 8 days at this quite charming hotel in Hydra. Sure, you have to climb steps, almost 150 steps to be precise! But this is Hydra. Either you never want to climb any steps and you sleep directly in the port , near the donkeys and the mass of tourists, or you walk up stairs! We did just that. The first day, it seemed a lot, but after 48 hrs we got accustomed to climbing back and forth 3-4 times a day just like the locals do! The decor is splendid. The beautiful soft colours of the wall and of the furniture but first you have to stop by the reception to meet the gem that directs this hotel Katerina Nikolaidou. Always smiling, always at your very needs. She offers breakfast served anywhere in the hotel (room, terrace and probably as you chat wit her at her desk)! at any time of the day. And we did have our breakfast till 1pm! Fresh and still hot pastries, fresh fruits and anything else that you care for and that she can offer you from her small cuisine. We stayed in a larger room for 3 days, facing the port of Hydra. Very large living room . Very nice bedroom. Bathroom large enough for an hotel like this. A/C and a small kitchenette. We were then moved to a slightly smaller room with a balcony...the room with a balcony that most people wanted! Smaller living room, same size bed room but larger bathroom with bath/shower sliding doors closing completely. We had a partially closing bath/shower in the first room, and too much water got on the floor, but a very minor problem.
WiFi is free but they will have to change the capacity of their connection. On the second floor, you have to stay in the living room or else you lose the connection.
Beds were very confortable but the pillows were a bit hard, but I still managed to sleep 8-10 hours/night! So maybe those new "eco" pillows were not that bad, after all!
The offer clean beach towell daily for free. Daily room cleaning and changing of sheets and towells, if you so wish.
But I must come back to square one and point out the gentleness, the sweetness, the availabity of Katerina Nikolaidou. She is truly the heart of this charming hotel. Thank you Katerina from the bottom of our heart, as I remember leaving the hotel, as we were both dancing to the music of Katerina Polemi!! Efaristo poli!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

Nice hotel, architect built it using expensive material and paying attention to the detail. Pleasant to stay with polite staff. It is also very clean. Our room had no view :( and it was big deal to climb up there especially carrying luggage!!! We were not informed about the level of difficulty and this is not fair! Breakfast had no variety but it was freshly baked (pastry) and prepared. It could be cheaper I suppose.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Hydra

Property: Hotel Hydra
Address: 8 Voulgari M., 180 40, Greece
Location: Greece > Saronic Gulf Islands > Hydra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Hydra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Hydra 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One and a half hours away from the port of Piraeus, “Hotel Hydra” underwent a huge refurbishment, reopening and it is already the V.I.P. destination. Tasteful and meeting high standards it is an addition to the island’s unique elegance and is in itself a reason for a trip to the island of Hydra, Greece. ... more   less 
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