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La Piscine Art Hotel
Ranked #2 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2009

This is our 2nd stay at La Piscine. We don’t usually return to the same resort/hotel, but we had such a fantastic time there in August 2007, we said we would return like so many of the guests. In fact we enjoyed it so much again this time that we’ve just booked for 2010.

On arrival it was as if we had only been away a few weeks, we had a lovely welcome from Olga and Irini at the front desk. Then when we went into the pool area for our welcome drink. Andreas came over to greet us and he even remembered our names from our previous visit. We then had a warm welcome from Eleni and Vasilis (the owners of the hotel).

Over 2 weeks we had a fantastic time and couldn’t fault anything. Eleni and Vasilis were around most of the day and night and they promote a really friendly atmosphere at the hotel, nothing is too much trouble for anyone. Andreas is an absolute star, he works so hard and always with a smile on his face. The waiters in the bar area Denis, Elios & Dean were new to us as the staff have changed from last time, but they were brilliant. Dean makes the best Mojito and Flying cocktails. We found the bar prices were quite reasonable for a 4 star hotel so we often had a few drinks there before and after a night out.

Our room was facing the back this time ‘209’ and we had our own balcony facing a little garden which was fine. It was always kept very clean by the maids and there were lots of finishing touches as mentioned in previous posts. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of storage space. Airconditioning was switched on by request.

We were on a B&B basis but often ate lunch in the hotel as it was so nice to just chill by the pool. We are party animals ourselves so often missed breakfast, but when we did venture down before 10.30am we found it was great, there was a good selection of food and they even had British sausages. We also stayed for the barbeque and Greek nights; there was a small charge of 10 euros for the BBQ and Greek evening which was well worth the price. The chef Steven was a barbeque master and the meat he cooked was beautiful. The hotel also hosted a few complimentary BBQ’s as well and there were either live bands or Greek singers which we really enjoyed for a change from western music.

The pool area at La Piscine has a good sized pool, with really comfortable sunbeds and chairs. The hotel provide towels on the beds and they are changed throughout the day as people move away. There is a shower to the side of the bar, rather than on the poolside, but this was not really a problem. If you want to cool off there are conservatory areas with big comfy sofas dotted around the pool and bar area. The flowers and artwork dotted around the hotel add to the ambiance of the place. The hotel is geared more for adults really (not a problem for us) as there are no activities or swimming areas for children.
We didn’t encounter any problems getting a bed even arriving down as late as 11am. With regards to the sunbed incident in the previous article. I saw what happened on the poolside that afternoon, a couple had actually left their beds to watch TV in the bar and had been away for a good few hours, the couple that took the beds thought that the people had gone - that was it, just a misunderstanding - there was no big scene.

Skiathos town itself is very chic, the old town area is great to explore. In the day you can take a ferry to the other islands or boat taxis to beaches. We love the island of Tsougria, the boat taxi leaves from the harbour at 10 & 11am and picks you up at 4, 5 or 6pm cost is 10 euros per person return. Beware though and make sure you take water and refreshments as Tsougria has only one little Taverna on the beach. The day we went it was closed due to some problem with the greek authorities and most of the people were rationing water by the end of the day.
It's also very easy to get the bus around the different resorts and beaches on the island. Although, we were too busy relaxing at La Piscine to go anywhere this time.

There is a massive choice of restaurants and snack places in town. There no tacky bars or people pestering you to buy their goods, which is one of my pet hates on holiday. The restaurant prices vary depending on what you want, fish can be quite expensive, but we found it very reasonable for the quality of food and wine we had.

Our favourite restaurant was LYCHNARIA, this was recommended by the owner of La Piscine - Dimitri and his wife Anna made us feel so welcome and the food was amazing. We also liked AMFILIKI for fresh fish (ask La Piscine to book a table for you to get a good spot), LO & LA and BONAPARTE. There is a little old windmill restaurant called Mylio at the end of the runway if you want to watch the planes coming in; they do great pork chops and chicken.

All in all we had a fantastic holiday and can’t wait to go back next year !!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

We thought we should let others know our feelings about this beautiful hotel, as we have used it twice now in successive years, July 2008 and June 2009. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel extremely welcome and their aim is to help you relax into your stay as quickly as possible, by escourting you to their poolside settees, to enjoy a welcome drink in the shade. When YOU are ready, a porter will take you and your luggage to your allocated room. Rooms both years have been of an excellent standard. The pool is large and has plenty of comfortable sun loungers, complete with towel. Breakfast has improved since our first year and we had no complaints about it at all. You soon get to know the staff by their names and feel like they genuinely take an interest in you and help with any questions you have about the hotel or the island. They give their opinion on places to visit and also recommend local restaurants. We hope this hotel continues to be a hidden gem, so that we can ensure we can always get a room! Will definately return, and our thanks to all the staff who help make our holidays at La Piscine Art a pleasure. We have great memories.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank BromboroughShepps
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Reviewed June 12, 2009

Stayed in this hotel for two weeks in May/June 2009 and enjoyed every minute.
From the moment you arrive the staff are on hand to help you relax and enjoy your stay. You are directed straight to the pool bar area to relax and enjoy a free 'welcome drink' which was great after the three and a quarter hour flight.
The layout of the pool area is very good in that you can sit in the sun by the pool or find a comfy settee in the many shaded areas to read a book from the large selection on offer in the lending library in reception. If you are in need of a cold drink but cna't be bothered to move from your sunbed you will find Andreas and Denis on hand to bring you whatever you want from the bar.
The pool was a little cold in the first few days that we stayed but did warm up with the weather by the fourth day and was just right to cool you down after a couple of hours sat in the sun. The sunbeds are very comfy and the hotel lays out a towel on each one so you don't need to use your own if you don't want to. A couple of reviews have said that the sunbeds are too close together but I didn't find them to be any different to most other hotels I have stayed in.
The room that we had (105) was clean and large with a balcony overlooking the pool area there was a flat screen tv and cd player and complimentary bath robes and slippers for use during your stay. The bathroom had a bath with shower and was large and clean. You need to request the air conditioning to be switched on at reception as and when you need it which is free of charge. Some people had said this was problematic as it would be switched off after a couple of hours. They do switch it off but will leave it on if specifically requested.
Breakfast was fine with a choice of cereals, fruit, cakes, pastries, breads, cheese, cooked meats and hot food including sausage, bacon, eggs (fried and scrambled) and beans with tea, coffee and juices to drink. It was nice to sit by the pool for breakfast and it was served from 7.30 to 10.30 so no rush!
The hotel is a 5 minute walk away from the main street in the town and 10 minutes from the harbour . Skiathos town has a good range of bars and restraunts with loads to offer. We ate out at a different place every night and never had a bad meal.
All in all the hotel was great and the staff very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, would definately stay there again on my next visit to the island.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

We've just returned from a weeks holiday to Skiathos, where we stayed at La Piscine Art. This is our second stay at this hotel, our first, over 5 years ago was excellent and this time was even better. The hotel is small, family run with extremely helpful and friendly staff. Its location is ideal for exploring Skiathos town, the rooms are large and overall the hotel is very well maintained. The pool area is lovely with large comfortable sun loungers and towels are placed on the beds for guests to use. The breakfast was not brillant, however the other meals with ate in the hotel were very good. We will stay at this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank LisaCumbria
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

We arrived at the hotel on 8th May and the porter was waiting for us and took our bags straight the way, we were told straight away not to worry about anything and to go straight to the bar for our complimentry welcome drink.

The staff at the hotel are so welcoming and friendly, in previous reviews i have seen people make comments about the hotel being clicky, my partner and i didnt find this at all, it is as clicky and friendly as you make it. We didnt sit with the staff everynight like some people did but we still recieved the same treatment as every other guest, they couldnt do enough for you.

The hotel itself is spotless, the rooms are lovely, we stayed in room 304 which didnt have its own balcony but that didnt bother us to much, you could still sit outside on the chairs outside the room. There are lovely comfy seats everywhere for you to sit on and the sun beds are also very comfortable, you are provided with a pool towel as well so there is no need to take your own down if you dont want to. Breakfast was nice as well, it tended to be the same every day but still a variety of hot stuff and also serial, fruit etc, it was always good so there was nothing to complain about. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk into the actual main restaurant/shopping area which is nice. The pool was very cold but this was obviously because we had gone so early in the season. I reccomend going on the island boat which is at the harbour, Llaria is beautifull, the ticket seller will try to sell the tickets for 30 euros but we haggled and got them for 20 and it was well worth it, we saw the dolphins as well which was great.

All in all it was a fantastic holiday and i cannot name 1 fault with Skiathos or the hotel itself.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2009

After visiting Crete (Malia) in my youth I had not been back to a Greek Island for over 15yrs but I fell in love with Skiathos and would definitely return.

La Pascine Art Hotel is in a good location, it is kept clean and tidy and the staff are all extremely helpful and friendly.

People appear to go back time and time again and I can understand why as this really is a nice hotel on a beautiful island.

The pool is relatively small, and you have to get up early to get a bed (some of which are crammed in), but overall if you stay here I’m sure you’ll enjoy the peace and tranquillity it offers.

We found several nice restaurants so did not eat at the hotel, but they made a huge effort in creating a nice ambience for diners.

If you like reading there is an extensive library of books to choose from, and if you want to relax this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank H2107
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Reviewed October 9, 2008

I stayed here with my partner at the beginning of October for a week. We have both been working hard all year and we wanted so where to relax and chill out. This is the perfect place, the hotel is well located and about 10 min walk to the main street and about 15 minutes to the Old Port. The staff are really friendly and helpful and could not do more to help. The rooms are a good size and very clean, breakfast was included in our rate and it was the perfect way to start the day sat by the pool.
Skithaos itself is stunning and we will be returning next year. In October the resort is much quieter and the season is coming to a close so if you want something a little lively you would need to visit earlier in the year as there are loads of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Make sure you visit at sometime in your life as the island is just perfect.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: Evaggelistrias, 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Skiathos
Price Range: $69 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Piscine Art Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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