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Poseidonion Grand Hotel
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Spetses
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great hotel in a great island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Excellent hotel, well run, great food , lovely modern rooms, smallish balconies, two bathrooms , excellent luxury. Room amenities are very good too. Cocktails on the veranda terrace are delicious, especially Bloody Mary and some other specialities by F&B director Kostas.

Room Tip: Second floor suite excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodstock, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel while attending the wedding of friends. The staff greeted us so warmly, with iced water and lemonade on a hot afternoon. The rooms were cool and serene, with gray and white interiors, comfortable beds, luxurious linens and a fabulous view of the sea. Enjoying cocktails on the front terrace was one of the highlights, late at night while people walked below, taking advantage of the cool evening air. Dinner was superb, light and tasty. The island is small and quaint, but we felt so luxurious and pampered. It's a bit of a hassle to get there on the passenger ferry, which was crowded and stuffy, and takes 3 hours. Returning to Petraeus the ferry was 20 minutes late arriving, which made our connection to Athens airport a kamikaze run to make the flight. There's always a helicopter, but pricey. Nonetheless, it was worth the multiple transfers to get there and we would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a refurbished old building and offers excellent facilities and staff. The food is very good but overall it is a bit expensive. Lovely swimming pool and great outlook, the wifi is unstable but otherwise an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have returned to this wonderful hotel for another enchanting stay (this time for 10 nights).
Do not hesitate to book here. The rooms and views are beautiful. The staff are wonderful and, if anything, levels of service have improved this year. Ira, on reception, is particularly worthy of comment for her faultless service and charm.
The food and setting of the Japanese restaurant, Freud Oriental, are marvellous.
I have only one grumble (which during a 10 day stay is quite remarkable in itself). We did not enjoy the food at "On The Verandah". Indeed, I would give the whole restaurant a miss in the future. We live in Central London and eat regularly in the finest restaurants in town. We also know Greek cuisine very well, having visited Spetses and Athens at least twice a year for many years. However, the flavour combinations at "On The Verandah" were at best described as bizarre. At worst, downright horrid! The lowlight of the meal came in the form of a tartare of fish with both truffle oil and a very hot wasabi-like taste. Yuck!
Anyway, there are many great restaurants in Spetses: Water of Love, Tarsanas, Orloff.. so you shouldn't let our negative experience of the hotel restaurant put you off Spetses and the marvelous Poseidonion Grand.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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PGHSPETSES, Director of Sales at Poseidonion Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

First and foremost, we wish to thank you for posting your third consecutive review on the Trip advisor. We strive to meet and indulge the needs of every guest and thus it is with great satisfaction and pleasure that we read about your overall excellent experience at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel.

‘Even better as before’ is a true honor for us and a great title to start off with- giving us motivation to ensure complete enjoyment for all our guests. Especially as we are nearing our centenary anniversary (beginning in January 1st 2014! - stay tuned for information and many surprises), this goal becomes a tangible everyday target in all areas be it activities, the spa, services, and of course food and beverage.

We are thus sorry for your unfortunate gastronomic experience at the “On the Verandah” restaurant situated on the legendary hotel verandah.

Even more so, since we have invested a lot of care not only into issues regarding the menus, but first and foremost the sourcing of the produce and the quality of the ingredients. Since 2010, the Poseidonion Grand Hotel has its own organic vegetable and fruit garden, which supplies all the produce for the hotel, but also in many island restaurants as well, leading the way towards a more sustainable food sourcing for all of Spetses.

This is the pillar on which renowned Christophoros Peskias, (awarded with a Michelin star) has created all menus, namely the breakfast menu, the All Day Menu and the “On the Verandah Menu”. His concept, is to highlight Greek/Spetsiot traditional recipes – such as the Spetsiot spicy propyra bread for the breakfast menu – which was “lost” as a local recipe for many years and now across the island they have began baking it again after it has been featured in the hotel- and redefine them with a twist.

Moreover, this year, the majority of fish, meat, poultry and dairy products come from small Greek producers, thus boosting regional economies as well.

The above does not make up for your not enjoying the Amberjack tartar with spicy green pepper vinaigrette, but we hope it illustrates the overall concept which we are trying to achieve and which led you to evaluate the Hotel again with the highest score.

We trust that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel. Please allow me to extend an invitation to dinner next time you are at the hotel and a guided tour of our organic vegetable garden, in the hope of finding next time something more satisfying for your palate.


Sincerely yours,

Anastasios Naoum
Director of Sales
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Our home away from home.... the best hotel in spetses. Best location, best views , awsome property with nearly 100 years in history , has became one with our heart!! a property that makes your vacation in this beautiful island, so special, unique full of strong senses & feelings, full of culture & history... a modern & classic design which brings you the museum alive!!!! from day 1 the service & staff was incredible, helpful so full of happiness & friendlyness, outside & inside you feel yourself lives really in a different world..... similar yo the world in Cannes but with the grecian beauty... the horses with their sound from early morning passing in front of you in peace while having breakfast in the awsome gardens , passing by the sea....... what else i could ask in life with the 5 star full luxury & quality of this superb building with so many meanings....... rooms spacious & beautifully decorated , with the big balconys & views ......... Anazing by all means...... the assian spa , the fantastic staff of it and the unigue and brilliant treatments, have pumbered us & spoiled us as a couple in full , to the maximum can someone ask..... And last but not least, we fully congradulate the owner who spend with us time and taking us back in centuries leaving us in heaven with the history of 99 yrs so far of this incredible hotel, a very good friend we thank deeply so much, and congradulating the general manager who every evening was spending time with us giving us information of what's happening in the beautiful island, the best of the best bars , restaurants , shops & boutigues and the non spoiled crystal clear beaches which taken our breath away....... me, my hubby and our friends definetly are repeating the next stay in this fantastic hotel that cannot be forgotten, no way!!!!!! A MUST STAY....!!! wait for us the soonest Poseidonion & keep up your excellent work!!!! celebrating with you the 100!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I was tough with their hotel reservation 6 months ago and endured a huge friendly pressure to withdraw it. I went there and I can say that Spetses is the Island to visit in Greece and Hotel poseodonion the Hotel of the island.

Spetses is the automobile free Island of the happy few. Its St Moritz and St. Barth together. The Niarchos and the Livanos have their private slands nearby.

The Poseidonion, renovated 4 years ago , was buid in 1914. It is at the level of the greek gentry that enjoy its location, and quality of service. Nobody is perfect (is not it?) and some of my friends invited to the fantatstic extravaganza of a Greco-Swiss people told me that their room was small, which was not my case. There are no internet available in the rooms, and the car was not waiting at the arrival of the relaxing catamaran boat that link Pireaus to Spetses in 2 1/2 hours.

But everything is easily forgotten thanks by the fantastic dedication of the qualified and attentive staff, such as Adriana, at the braserie. The food is excellent and the view on the nearby Pelpoponese stunning.

My friends epicureans loving luxury at affordable price, help Greece which with dignity suffers of a terrible crisis (Athens is so depressing for the moment) go to Spetses and enjoy the Poseidoinion Grand Hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for a large sea view rom in the front Buildinmg
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

I did not stay yet at the Poseidonion , but its on my wish list ! So i wont talk about the rooms but i can tell you about its restaurant "on the verandah"
Its now the third year that each time i come to Spetses , i go back there to have dinner and each time i am impressed by the quality of the food , everything is fresh , delicious , tasty and well presented . The location and the setting are fantastic , service excellent and prices not crazy regarding the overall quality .
There is also on the side a Bar / brasserie ( nice for a drink ) and in the garden a new sushi place which i did not try yet as i did not feel really welcome when i made an attempt ....

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Poseidonion Grand Hotel
Address: Dapia | Poseidonion Square, 180 50, Greece
Location: Greece > Saronic Gulf Islands > Spetses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Spetses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Poseidonion Grand Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Poseidonion Grand Hotel comprises of 44 rooms and 8 suites, swimming pool, three restaurants, cocktail bar, spa, hair salon, as well as gym and conference facilities. The premier accommodation is the Royal Suite featuring three en-suite double bedrooms and a huge terrace with breathtaking sea views. The Cote d'Azur style hotel has been a landmark on Spetses for more than a century. ... more   less 
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