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Ardamis Traditional Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Monemvasia
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Terrigal, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“The most amazing hotel”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Mr and Mrs Ardamis were the perfect hosts. We had booked a room, but were given a perfect suite. A beautiful bedroom complete with four poster bed and curtains, as well as a kitchenette, dining area and living room! From the welcome pitcher of freshly squeezed orange juice, to the delicious breakfasts served on their terrace, it was all amazing! Monemvasia is the most romantic place and we had the most perfect accommodation! Would dearly love to go back one day soon and stay at Ardamis once again!

Room Tip: Any room would be amazing!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed one night in Monemvasia at the Ardamis. Amazing room for the price. There were four of us in a suite that had two bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, aroma sauna, private outdoor garden and opened onto a public garden that sat atop the seawall. Was incredible value for the money. No cars allowed inside the walled town so you had to walk a ways to get to the town. Inside the town it is all cobblestone and steps so not too friendly to wheeled luggage, better off if you can back pack in! Wish we could have stayed for a week! Hostess is very friendly and they serve a very good breakfast out on the terrace.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Ardamis Hotel may be quite small, but the apartments can be very spacious, as we discovered when we arrived here in October 2013. We were offered Room 16, which consisted of a ground floor comprising bedchamber, storage, shower and WC, then up a flight of stairs you reach a small kichenette amply provided with tea and coffee making equipment, and a fridge stocked with water and juices. Up a few more steps and you get to a sitting-room with a large sofa which I imagine would convert into a double bed. Also a terrace overgrown with shrubbery and with a good view of the sea. The double bed was amazingly comfortable, the shower was equipped with a dozen or so high-pressure water jets, and the quite complicated lighting arrangements made the rooms look a bit like Santa’s Grotto. For this we paid 100 euros including a substantial if not exactly home-cooked breakfast. A lovely place from which to explore this extraordinary town; the owners were friendly and helpful. I only wish we could have stayed longer. Note that if you have luggage, they will arrange for someone to carry it to your room from your car for a few euros.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Parigi, Indonesia
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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Already you feel magic the opportunity to spend three nights in monenvassia
Then u end up in a place like this
Romantic funny and confortable
Just a few meters from the wild sea of monenvassia
The host is a sunny and smiling greek woman ready to help with everything
There is a terrace
A grass to see the stars
They offer the best breakfast ever
You have the opportunity to walk in this amazing medieval pearl and swim when you feel
Let's not forger the hammam in the apt....

  • Stayed August 2013
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Athens, Greece
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80 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We spent 3days in this amazing hotel.

Big rooms, clean, comfortable beds, friendly and really hospitable owners. The view from their terrace is unique and the scenery wonderful.

We went also to Elafonissos. It's an amazing place one hour away from Monemvasia but there are not good hotels there. What really worths is the beach. Caribbean sand with salty mediterranean waters.

Monemvasia is one of its kind as it is an old castle, community that has been restored and it's operated by very interesting people. You can find shops, restaurants and nice traditional hotels like Ardamis, but as I have been to most of them, Ardamis is the best. Unfortunately the access to Monemvasia is impossible for people with mobility problems due to the stoned paths and the stairs...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great:
Great location, right in the middle of the castle
Excellent terrace to view the town, beach and have breakfast. Really the best location.
Awesome room (the premium suite) with multiple rooms and levels and the old water well. Sweet suite
A lot of space
Friendly and helpful owner lady.
Nicely decorated, great design. Combination of authentic and modern facilities.
Service for carrying suitcases is provided upon request (for a tip for the poor guy lugging your heavy stuff) (just communicate with the hotel. (you have to park outside the castle, could be a 5-15 minute walk))
A truly unique experience.
Could be better: variety of breakfast

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The room was very spacious , had a sofa , tv, and dvd player.It was well decorated and the matress and beddings was of the best quality. The bathroom was small for such a spacious room and the breakfast was not so good. They served coffee, a boiled egg, croissant (pre baked), bread (pre baked frozen) and marmelade . The view was magnificent and it is near to the exit of the castle , and this is very good if you have things to curry.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ardamis Traditional Guesthouse
Address: Castle of Monemvasia, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece
Location: Greece > Peloponnese > Laconia Region > Monemvasia Municipality > Monemvasia
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monemvasia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Monemvasia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Monemvasia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ardamis Traditional Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Traditional Guesthouse Ardamis is housed in the most significant building of the Monemvasia castle, whose history goes many centuries back. It was the governor's house during the Venetian rule and a residency during the Ottoman rule, while two Byzantine emperors have also been welcomed there. The building was renovated with respect, without absolutely any alteration of the areas, keeping its particular architectural elements intact, thus highlighting its beauty and history, while at the same time offering all modern luxuries. When the renovation started a Byzantine coin was found in the ruins dated back to 711 A.D. which is now exhibited in the Numismatic Museum of Athens and is unique in its kind. Some of the guest house special elements are the unique Castle tower, 14 meters high with seven windows, an 800 years old marble well, a true copy whereof is exhibited in the Museum of Istanbul and a picture whereof is exhibited in the Castle Museum, and of course the guest house 100 m2 balcony right above the sea which many Greek and foreign magazines and visitors have called . Currently the guest house is an amazing complex of rooms, suites and apartments joining the history with the living present of Monemvasia. Ardamis Traditional Guest Houses is the ideal destination for honeymoon. Quality never suffers a crisis; this is our firm belief which we prove everyday to all our clients. We shall continue to offer state-of-art services so that you may enjoy the comfort, the amenities and the ambience of Ardamis guest houses. Thousands of readers of various magazines have classified us as the best guest house in Greece, for three consecutive times; we are awarded for our efforts but also committed to constantly improve the quality of our services, even in difficult periods as this. In our website you will find various press releases, and awards. One of the voting procedures was held by the "Voyager" magazine which conducted a poll among 60,000 readers; with a percentage of 96.68% our guest house won the first prize across Greece!!!! Selecting your accommodation based on the price is unfair to both us and you. ... more   less 
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