We went to Skiathos for the first time having booked a cheap hotel on a website. That hotel turned out to be horrible. A dark, damp, dirty room with a minimal balcony facing a construction site. But we figured it was OK considering the low price tag of 40€ / night.
While walking the city streets we happened upon Orsa and sort of as a joke went inside wo see how much more expensive a hotel like that would have been. Turned out it cost 60. So for 20€ we would go from a dirty cave to a wonderful hotel room right by the ocean with an amazing corner balcony facing two directions. The owner of the first hotel forced us to pay 5 nights even though we only stayed 2. But even so, the tranfer was worth every penny.
Orsa is by no means a 5-star hotel. There's no internet, spa or pool. But if you're looking for a beautiful, clean, friendly hotel right by the old port and with what might just be the best balcony view on Skiathos, look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Orsa is a traditional hotel and a family business. Located in the old part of Skiathos town*, idyllically situated above the sea in the beautiful and quiet area of ''Plakes''. The decoration is dominated by high quality wood and marble influenced by Greek and local traditions. From 2012 Villa Orsa is under a new management, in a familial environment. *The old part of Skiathos town is inaccessible to cars and because of the cobbled streets it might be an issue for guests with special mobility needs. The hotel is reachable by bikes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orsa Hotel Skiathos