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Ilion Hotel Suites
Ranked #26 of 37 Hotels in Nafplio
greece
1 review
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“Unique atmosphere”
Reviewed September 6, 2007

We have traveled in Peloponnesus for 14 nights and my best and most comfortable stay was at the Ilion Hotel, in Nauplion.
Warmhearted welcome from the staff, ideal view, comfortable suite room with all modern amenities mixed with the beauty of the traditional decoration.
For 3 nights we have experienced a lovely stay, and ended our trip with lots of memories.
We strongly recommend the Ilion hotel.

  • Liked — friendly atmosphere, great location.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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marbella
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2007

The first weekend in June my husband and I stayed in the Ilion superior studio apartment.We had to climb approx 90 steps up to the door of the studio and then 16 more up to the room.There was no porter service and you could not park the car anywhere near.We arrived in the afternoon-3.00pm and it was very hot and an awful struggle to get our cases up to the hotel-the girl in reception was just lovely and kept saying how sorry she was about all the steps.We then got taken to our room and what a disappointment-it was old and it seriously needed a major face lift-the bathroom was the pits -the shower was a disgrace and impossible to move in as it was so small-I am not big at all and for my husband it was a major struggle.The bed was tiny -a very very small double bed and every time either of us turned in the bed we hit off each other.We had breakfast next morning and decided to eat in a restraunt next day as it was very poor.The town of Naplion was fablous and we had some great meals there.We went to see some other hotels in the town and they were much better-next time we will be staying elsewhere.Take my advice and stay in another hotel.

Stayed June 2007
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4 Thank sorchamarbella
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new york
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 9, 2007

We booked our stay in this hotel in August 2006 for April 2007. I reconfirmed our reservation for the 2 level larger studio in October 2006. When we arrived for our stay, we discovered that our confirmed room had been given to another family which committed to a 3 night stay (we were only staying 2 nights). The owner/manager never said anything to me about the change (he claims there was a mistake and the suite was already booked when I booked it) and clearly hoped we would just accept the room he assigned to us. This room on a low floor was dark and starved for windows. There was limited sunlight available and absolutely no view. The bathroom was moldy and horrible. Even had there been a mistake made, there was ample time in the 8 plus months between our booking and arrival for them to have let us know. Instead, we arrived in Nafplion during the sold out Easter weekend with no option but to stay in this horrific room. In the twin bedded room there was only one legitamate (hard) bed, the other "bed" was a concave day bed which they tried to make into a bed by putting a blanket onto the so-called mattress to make it somewhat comfortable. It didn't work. While apologetic, and ultimately "comping" our room for the night we were there, the manager was unhelpful and did nothing but apologize. We spent a miserable night in the room getting little sleep and then ultimately, found another room outside the city with the help of the front desk clerk at the luxury Amfitryon hotel at the waterfront. In short, I do not believe this was a mistaken overbooking. I think that, because of the holiday weekend, Ilion had decided that they would prefer a 3 night booking instead of our 2 night commitment and decided they would take the chance with our displeasure. A truly horrible experience the upshot of which we spent many hours looking for alternative accomodation and being aggravated instead of enjoying the beautiful town of Nafplion.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — room, manager
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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Kent
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2006

Nafplion is a lovely town and a great place to spend perhaps 3 days if you are touring the Peloponnese. Ilion is indeed a quirky place - rooms are decorated in a 'heavy' style, with murals and deep colours. Breakfast is served in a delightful way with tiny silver spoons in thick fruit jam whilst opera plays. And the staff could not be more helpful. However, I would caution anyone, for now anyway (August) if the option of booking a'suite' is suggested. These are in a separate building, up yet more steps and round corners, and the empty plot adjacent to the suites is currently being rebuilt. Thus drilling and banging and crashing starts at 8am. Our suite had a lovely view out over the port, but the noise did spoil our stay, as did the rubble and dust in the walkways between the suites and the main hotel. Beware anyone who is not relatively fit anyway - this hotel is an uphill/up-steps walk from the centre, and the nearest place to park a car is a good distance away.

  • Liked — Qurkiness - very different
  • Disliked — Lack of parking and awkward uphill location
  • Tips/Secrets — Arrive with no heavy suitcases
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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5 Thank mummyjill
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
305 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2006

We were upgraded to a wonderful room on the 3rd floor with painted ceilings, a lovely covered porch, large bathroom with jacuzzi. This is a very unusual hotel and a really fun experience. The staff are outstanding--very polite (every time we came down the stairs or in the front door, the person behind the desk stood up) and helpful. There are lots of steps to climb to get to the hotel (the back way cuts out a lot of them) and once you get inside (travel light!). The location is very convenient to restaurants, shops, and the lovely walk around the promenade. The breakfast was very nice too. Highly recommended.

We stayed 3 nights in Nafplion and took day trips to Corinth, Mycenae, and Epidauros. It's a lovely town and an excellent place to stay.

  • Liked — Atmosphere, service, location
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2006

My first trip to Greece was in July of 2006 and after staying in Athens for 3 days, we headed out to Nafplio. Our intent was to use Nafplio as a base for a few days and take day trips to nearby sites. The bus trip from Athens to Napfio was easy, fast and relaxing. Hotel Ilion is located just a couple of blocks from the bus station in a lovely old 3 story building. The hotel was decorated in a funky, romatic style and it marketed itself as a romatic destination, but we saw mainly families staying there. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was included in the 100 euro price for the 3 of us in one room. Breakfast consisted of pastry, bread, yogurt, coffee, tea. The staff was very nice and accomodating. We stayed an extra day and they were able to accomodate us. Hotel Ilion is located within steps of the lovely marble town square, within a short walk of the sea and next to the fortress built into the cliffs surrounding the town. Nafplio was a charming town to use as a base to take day trips to Mycenea and Epidarius. The beach was a 5 minute walk away, but a nicer beach was a 40 minute walk.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Fort Walton Beach FL
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2003

We wanted a 'different' hotel in Nafplio, Greece, and we found it!
Cupids, naked women (enough voluptuousness to make on feel quite inadequate if I weren't quite confident - - ), bed drapery, gold and gilt--just the perfect level of OTT (over the top) to make you feel that you weren't staying in a run-of-the-mill hotel. Quite the contrary. We stayed in the Suite of the Sun. Don't know exactly why it's called a 'suite' because it's really only a bedroom and a bathroom, but maybe because there's a hall leading to the gigantic bathroom? Or because the lovely tiled balcony is as big as the bedroom, with a view of the bay and gulf and the Old Town of Nafplio. The room is barely big enough for the queen-sized bed, an engraved and painted Bombay chest, and a room divider which constituted the 'closet', but with all Old Town has to offer, you don't want to spend a lot of time there anyway. The balcony is perfect for a romantic glass of wine with that incredible view. The bathroom is complete with a big jacuzzi tub (only in the 3 suites), real furniture vs a vanity, cute little chest with the hotel's shampoo etc, terry robes and slippers. It's truly an old hotel with the uneven, sloping wooden floors you'd expect. Only 3 rooms to a floor. You need to be with a big strong man (oops, that's sexist!) because there is a long flight of old marble steps leading to the lobby entrance, and there's no elevator to take your stuff to the top floor (2 flights up from the lobby). Most impressive is the people that work there! They speak English, they're oh-so-nice and helpful and professional, especially the young lady on the day shift at the tiny little front desk. There's a gorgeous walled patio for breakfast (which isn't worth 10 Euros, but I was able to get it included in our room rate), which is served by the front desk people in elegant china and so courteously! Usually we just went by for coffee then to Popeye's for a real breakfast. I'd highly recommend the Ilion for a romantic one-of-a-kind stay in Old Nafplio, handy to all the Old Town and all its attractions.

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Property: Ilion Hotel Suites
Address: 4 Efthimiopoulou | Constitution Square, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Peloponnese > Argolis Region > Nafplio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Nafplio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ilion Hotel Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilion, in the heart of Nafplion, is housed in a 300-year-old building, which was once the residence of the Mayor of the city. Exceptional hospitality and an environment to liven the senses are awaiting you at the Ilion Hotel in Nafplion. ... more   less 
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