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“Amaze View!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Kolitsani View

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Kolitsani View
Ranked #24 of 44 Hotels in Ios
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Amaze View!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel had the most amazing view of the ocean, the location is really good if you want to be away from noise and the partying as it is quite high up on a hill. The owners were amazing, so friendly and helpful, they were so welcoming it makes you feel like your at home! The rooms were quite clean but outdated and pretty small. overall i had a great experience !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Naxos Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Every now and again you meet someone who instantly feel like family and you find a place that feels just like home, just better. That's how it feels coming to Elisabeth and Mikaelis at Kolitsani View. I can hardly praise them enough, but would like to give a few examples:

We never looked at a menu, they just cooked whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted it! They will let you in on the secrets spots the locals love. They even brought us champagne in the jacuzzi, on their own initiative! We overstayed our original booking with several nights, before spending our last evening having drinks in the bar with Mikaelis. As soon as we left for Naxos we regretted the decision to move on.

Even though the location is excellent (with a great view), it is a five minute walk from the city. We were happy to to get away from noise when we were done partying. And even though you need to take a bus to the beach, chances are you'll enjoy the pool so much, you'll forget about going all together. We did, and we don't even like pools! And if not it's only a five minute bus ride.

This is our favorite place on all the islands. Remember to talk to you host and hostess, they are what makes Kolitsani so amazing. It's home away from home. We'll be back for sure.

E&K

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Shepparton, Australia
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

The view was amazing that was for sure nice and close to town.
The rooms are very basic but acceptable
We had a airconditioner that was playing up you do need it to sleep and the owner
was very sure that it was our flot that the air con was not work and saying that we broke it
we did nothing of the sort.
So once she said it was fixed it still played up.
These things happen but u cant blame the costomer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

Cant understand a thing of what ive been reading here. I can warmly recomend Kolitsani View hotel to any Family with teenangers. A very warm atmosphere, nice swimingpool, great view, nice rooms, breakfast for a low price in the morning, transfer from and 2 the port. we staid here for 10 days and i will be back next year for sure. Thank you Elizabeth and Michalis for everything.

Family Andersson

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2009

I took the hotel Kolitsani View based on the photos of their web site, we booked and paid in advance one night a room for three people. When we arrived we were given a very disagreeable room with just one window. I asked to be changed to a room with balcony. The owner, a woman called Evagelia,, refused at first but then accepted my wish due to a cancellation. She asked the same price for the new room.

Once in the new room, we noticed on the back of the main door a notice from the government, it stated a price for the room which was lower than what the woman was asking. I went to tell the woman and she not only refused to apply the right price but shouting and hitting the table with the hand (in front of the present guests) told me to leave if I did not like it. It was August and all the hotels in Ios were supposed to be full.

We called the telephone number from the notice on the back of our room’s door and they advised us to go to the police, what we did. The police phoned the woman and forced her to follow the authorized prices for the room. When we came back to the hotel the woman was very angry and started to say disagreeable things to us. We then decided we did not want to stay any longer in that hotel but the woman said we would have to pay half of the day otherwise she would not allow us to leave the hotel. We paid and left. It was very unpleasant and time consuming experience.

Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Milan, Italy
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2009

Well, what a place. If I came back to Ios, I would come back to this establishment for so many reasons.
Kolitsani is a family run hotel which is in very good condition. Furthermore there is also a pool with a bar beside it. The position of the hotel is 5 minutes from the centre of town and is simply stunning as you have a view of two different beaches (Mylopatas and Kolitsani) at a height of about 80 metres (this is a guess). Kolitsani beach is a 10 minute walk down (and slightly more time required on the way back up)!

Upon arrival in the port of Ios, we were picked up by Mihael and taken to the hotel which is in the main town of Ios (Hora). We were met by Elizabeth who, with Mihael, runs the establishment; they could not be kinder, more charming, well mannered and educated hosts – a real pleasure to talk to. I felt welcome right from the start, and felt that these people naturally exercise amazing customer service. Check in was quick, and they gave us all the useful information we needed, as well as answered all our questions.

The pool is very nice, with a stylish shape, deck chairs (the ones you can lie on) and the bar which serves breakfast, snacks and drinks (including home made cocktails) at extremely competitive prices. There is also free internet inside.

The room itself was ultra clean, a little small, but for the price (which was the cheapest on the island in August) and the fact that on holiday I only use the room to sleep and wash, it was absolutely fine. It also had air conditioning, small TV and fridge. My room had view on to the sea, and a small area outside with 2 chairs and a table.

Breakfast is not included, but one can take it in the bar – with its competitive prices and homemade food, I would recommend this.

Finally, I had read reviews of people complaining about the “uphill walk” from the centre to the hotel. For those of you who do not know Hora, it is not flat. In fact Ios has a mountainous topography in general, and where ever you may have to go, you will walk up or down (unless you are on or close to the beach); I was at first slightly put off by these comments, but they really are quite ridiculous especially as this walk back is on a gentle gradient and is quite brief (it really is no longer than 3 minutes uphill). Someone over the age of 60 may find this taxing (but Ios is a party island so my advice is, choose another if in this category)– anyone else really should get a health check up or think about losing some pounds.

So I will not repeat this again – just go here.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2007

Cannot fault this little place at all. Although its a fairly inexpensive place to stay, it is still very clean, comfortable and the hospitality of the owners is second to none. It is a short walk up a small road from the main part of chora and has great views of Santorini on a clear day and also mylopotas bay. It also has a nice little pool and pool bar. If you are looking for something reasonably cheap, very welcoming and easily accessible to chora, mylopotas then it is perfect. I would definitely recommmend it.

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2004, traveled with family
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Property: Kolitsani View
Address: Chora, 840 01, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #24 of 44 Hotels in Ios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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