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“Amazing view and great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Selenunda

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Hotel Selenunda
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glossa
San Francisco, California
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“Amazing view and great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Really enjoyed my stay at Selenunda and would definitely return. Stayed for 5 nights in July 2012. The view is incredible, as the hotel is situated in the hill above the Loutraki port (the port that services Glossa). The hotel is 150+ steps up from the port, or a short ride up the road. We were met at the ferry by the staff and driven up with our bags. The rooms are very large, with small kitchen area, porch, wifi, an, air conditioning, tv, and clean bathroom. It's a bit rustic and the shower is a little tough (no curtain to protect the rest of the bathroom from getting wet). The staff is wonderful and this hotel is a great place from which to explore Skopelos. Very quiet relaxed hotel. If you want nightlife, stay in Skopleos town.
If steps are not a problem for you, going down the steps from the hotel takes just a few minutes. A bus leaves from Loutraki a few times a day, going all the way to Skopelos town and stopping at Glossa and many beaches along the way (as of 7/2012 the bus departs Loutraki at 7, 9, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 8 and takes about an hour to get to Skopelos town). Loutraki has about 5 restaurants / cafes and a market and Glossa has at least 4 restaurants, 2 bakeries, and a market. there is a walking path connecting the hotel with Glossa which takes about 30 mins uphill and 15 mins down.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

When we first booked this accomadation I must say we were a little unsure about the location, since it was so far away from the main town of Skopelos. However we were pleasantly surprised that it was close to all of the spectacular beaches. It was nice to be away from all the hustle and bustle and to focus on the true beauty Skopelos has to offer. When we first arrived at the hotel we were greated by an amazing couple who owned the inn. They were very kind and gave us all sorts of tips for things to do, places to see, history of the island and the must-go to spots for food. Our room was just what we were looking for. Can I say room with a view or what?! The view was phenomenal. Just breathtaking. We spent most of our evenings lounging on the balcony with a glass of wine and pastries from a nearby shop, swooning over the sunsets. The shower took a little getting used to but other than that the room was perfect! It was so authentic complete with mahogany wood finishings. I can't say enough about this spot and we definately will be returning!

Room Tip: Request a room with a balcony and double bed. Some rooms come with two singles.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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HAIFA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

I wanted to share with you our experience with Selenunda hotel. We found the hotel in one of the guides and took the ferry from Alonissos to Glossa.
The view from the balcony is funtastic - you can see the entire port.
Rooms are in good size, nice and clean. You can see atention to small details.
The best experience was the 2 brothers - Babis and Spiros.
Both had been working in the cruising industry for years, with fluent English and a lot of service orientation.
My girlfriend and me were about to rent a car but unfortunatelly there was none available.
When I shared it with Babis he gave me the keys to his own car - I could not beleive it, what a kind man.
I enjoyed very much my conversations with the brothers and had wonderfull time on the island.
warm thanks and smooth sailing :0)

Guy and Cherry

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

As previous posts have said very well, this is a lovely friendly hotel with superb balcony views that made the steps up to it via the shortcut from the harbour completely worth it! We loved it and were only sorry we hadn't longer. Our room was spacious, light, comfortable and had everything we needed, most importantly the view! Babis and his team were wonderfully helpful but not at all intrusive. I was also very ill for the first few days (recurrence from something in the UK so nothing to do with the hotel or tavernas etc) and everyone rallied round to help us, going out of their way by a mile, we were so thankful and revlieved it had happened there if anywhere. I could go on but everything has already been said. Feel free to ask questions. I would thoroughly recommend the hotel and we definitely intend to return.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Selenunda in the last week of June 2011, and after seeing great reviews on this site we were hoping to have a nice week staying there.
We weren't disappointed. Hotel Selenunda is perched on the hillside of Loutraki, overlooking the harbour, and the views from almost all of the apartments stretch all the way from the beaches on the West coast (on the left), all the way round to the end of the harbour (on the right) where the sun sets behind Skiathos. All I can describe this view as, is truly stunning!!
We never tired of waking up, and sitting having breakfast watching the boats come and go from the harbour in Loutraki to the neighbouring islands that were dotted around out to sea. And to watch the sun going down in the evening as we were getting ready to go out or eat was also magical.
I think this is probably one of the best, if not the best balcony scene and view that I have ever had on holiday in all the places I've been, and so quiet too. Some nights we could even hear the faint noise of people chatting on their boats at the far end of the harbour.
Hotel Selenunda is run by some lovely people, who helped us book our stay, picked us up and dropped us off for the Ferry from and to Skiathos, and even offered to book our Car Hire for us. They couldn't have done more. The lovely guy who helped us all week was called Spiros and we couldn't thank him enough.
The apartments are basic but spotlessly clean (towels I think were changed almost everyday), and with a balcony view like nothing else.
We stayed in room 104 which I reckon had one of the best views of them all. Superb!!
The walk around the building to the harbour was lined with some nice, well kept plants, which make the place look attractive, and was also well lit for an evening wander back.
There are a lot of steps from the Hotel to the harbour as a slight warning to some, but it is a quick access and when you get to the bottom you are surrounded by grape vines and lemon and lime trees, and locals playing cards watching the sunset. All very pleasant.
Once down at harbour level its about a 3-4 minute walk to the nearest Restaurants and Bars in Loutraki.

So all in all, I'd definitely go back, as Loutraki is fine for a few meals some nights, but with Glossa being just up the hill (3 mins by car or bus) its a perfect location, and Selenunda has got to be one of the best!!

Thanks again for making our stay a fantastic one.

Room Tip: Rooms 103 or 104 I reckon are the rooms with the best views
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2011

My husband and I spent the first week of our honeymoon here. Our studio had everything we needed - air con, towels, en suit bathroom with a shower on the wall, basic cooking facilities and a fridge. We also had good wifi and a balcony with a fantastic view over Loutraki Harbour.

Loutraki is a great place to stay. It is a small town but convenient for the seacat and bus. There are plenty of cafes and tavernas plus a supermarket. The locals are very friendly and you soon feel at home. It's not so good for beaches - although there is one next to the harbour. You can get a bus to nicer beaches.

The best thing about this hotel were the staff. All three of the staff we met were really friendly and helpful. We were leaving when a strike was on and Spyros (I think was his name) was really helpful in getting information on ferries and flights.

This place is an excellent place to stay for everyone. What I would say is that if you have difficulty with stairs you may need to hire a car and use the road entrance rather than the steep stairs down to the harbour.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

We booked this hotel for 2 weeks for the summer of 2010 through the internet, but we made sure to call and specify our requests as to the room required, view, etc, and were promised that all our requests would be fulfilled. We arrived very late at night after a long trip to discover that to reach this hotel you have to drive down a very very steep slope without good lighting or indications at night. The room promised was not available, the reception was very cold by the owners, the room had nothing welcoming, not even a bottle of cold water, the airconditioning was not working, and nothing matched our expectations and the promises.
We left the following day and found better and cheaper accomodation elsewere, nearby.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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selenunda, Owner at Hotel Selenunda, responded to this review, May 11, 2011
I apologize in regards to your bad experience. Your request was as follows ``We are 2 adults (not young), looking for a quiet environment on the top floor, a balcony with sea view where we can have our meals and relax, and a double bed.`` I do remember that we had fulfilled all that was requested as our larger family rooms with a double bed have a sea view towards Skiathos. We asked if you preferred another room with a frontal sea view but it was declined. In regards to the air conditioner the doors of the room must be closed to turn it on. This is a feature that we have to conserve energy and do less harm to the environment. Once again I do apologize that our hotel was not up to your expectations and am glad you were able to find one that was.
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Property: Hotel Selenunda
Address: Glossa TK 37004, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skopelos > Glossa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glossa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Selenunda 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on the hillside of Loutraki, the port of Glossa, Skopelos is the Hotel Selenunda. The hotel has spacious self-catering apartments overlooking the sea and the port, making it an ideal base for exploring Skopelos. Family owned and operated, the Hotel Selenunda gives true island hospitality for all who visit. Our studios and apartments are tastefully designed with wood and tile. All are equipped with kitchen, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, television, and balcony with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the island of Skiathos. Hotel Selenunda’s excellent location is just steps away from Glossa’s port, allowing you to easily access other islands, including Skiathos. If you’re travelling by car, Hotel Selenunda also offers free private parking. Close to Glossa is Agios Ioannis (St. John), a church/monastery located high upon a rock. It is a breathtaking site. It was the site of the wedding scene in the movie "MAMMA MIA". Our hotel, Hotel Selenunda, is the closest one to this church. Many of the beautiful beaches nearby Glossa were also featured in the movie. ... more   less 
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