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Hotel Grotta
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Naxos Town
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Hermosa Beach, CA
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have been staying at Hotel Grotta for years now. We feel so lucky and blessed to have found this hotel. Dimitris drove us to the airport and found out that our flight would be delayed. He dropped us at the port and then brought us back to the airport, yes, twice in one day! Thank you Dimitris! Nikoletta is always helpful with a smile every day. She is so funny! Marine is also very helpful. We think that the Lianos family's kindness is rare.They have helped us over the years in countless ways. They do this for every guest. Our daughter Mary loves Maria (Dimitris and Nikoletta's mother). We love seeing Antonis (father) every morning-we think Mary has told him "Kalimera" on more than one occassion (but only him!). The staff that work there are wonderful as well! An added bonus is all the wonderful people we meet each year. Some are repeat guests and some are not. They have a very delicious breakfast by the way! We love Hotel Grotta!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Naxos, first of all is a nice island to explore by (rental) or scooter. For those who like hiking, the former capital of Chalki is very quaint and has many short (5-6km) trails available that are beautiful and not as busy as some other places around the island. Plaka beach is a great place to sunbathe and enjoy some good food by a number of good restaurants.
When we visited the island we stayed at Hotel Grotta on a hill close by the center of town (5 minute walk). Nicoletta and her staff are genuinely friendly and will do anything to make your stay a good experience. The rooms are basic but provided all we needed; a bed, nice terrace with ocean and city views, clean and quiet. The hotel has a pool and jacuzzi, although indoor, which was a bit of a shame. Breakfast is just beautiful and all breads, cakes, and tarts are freshly made every day and all fruit comes from their own farm. Staff will help you with any of your trip arrangements if needed. We initially stayed for 3 nights, made it 4 and came back after a side trip to Mykonos. A great stay on Naxos if you are looking for a warm and friendly hotel with great service and good views and fresh air without the price, bells and whistles of a 5 star place.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

All the positive reviews are true! Hotel Grotta is the place to stay in Naxos. It is a family run hotel and the Lianos family go the extra mile to make their guests feel welcome and well taken care of. Nicoletta, Dimitris and Marine are wonderful hosts. Dimitris was very kind to take us to the doctor in town when we needed medical assistance. The breakfast spread is so huge that one does not know which food to try and eat! The place is conveniently located near the old town and has a fantastic view of the portera. It is also within walking distance to St. George's beach and is about 10-15 mins driving distance to the other nice beaches in Naxos like Agia Anna and Agia Prokopios. Thank you Lianos family and Marine!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

From the minute I walked in the door, to the day I left; I felt like family!
Fabulous welcoming, kind, friendly with the most amazing breakfast of unbelievable choices of homemade cakes, pies, cookies, egg dishes, greek yogurt with honey, fresh fruit and loads more! Clean room, great beds, lovely patio and view of the sea.

It was a short walk to the main part of the port town.

They were full of all sorts of ideas and things to do on the island. They were so helpful and accommodating. Many guests had been there before and will return again and I can truly see why. They make you feel right at home.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The official rating may be 2 stars, but the level of service at Hotel Grotta is worth 5 stars.
The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
The mini bus from the hotel was waiting for us at the ferry to take us to the hotel where we were welcomed with a glass of local wine.
Our room was basic, but very clean, and included free wi-fi, fridge, hair dryer and tv. The room was cleaned and the towels changed every day.
The room opened up to a lovely courtyard with lounge chairs etc.
The hotel is nicely located with a great view of the sea and in short walking distance to the old town and the harbour promenade.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This hotel is in a great spot within walking distance of the main port and restaurant/shopping district. Nicoletta was the warmest hostess and all her restaurant suggestions were awesome. Her passion foe Naxos is contagious and we enjoyed our stay immensely. Would recommend to anyone.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

After reading all the excellent reviews here on TR, this hotel had a lot to live up to. Our expectations were exceeded.

From the moment we walked through the door we knew this would be a fantastic stay. Nicoletta, Dimitris & Marine are the perfect hosts. We were offered a piece of homemade spinach pie and a glass of papa's wine in the lovely lounge area, before being shown personally to our room.

We had a seaview room, well worth the extra, and could watch the sunset on our large terrace. The room is everything you need and has lots of storage space & was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was small, but perfectly adequate.

Breakfast was one of the the most extensive spreads I've every seen. Particularly impressive was the fresh fruit selection and all the homemade pies and cakes - even if you don't normally eat them for breakfast you just have to here!

Nicoletta helped us with all our queries, from organising a daytrip to Paros to helping us hire a car. She always remembered what we had planned and asked us about our day.

It's a short 5-10minute walk into down, down the dirt track is the quickest way although a torch is handy at night. Hora is full of excellent restaurants and great little shops.

In short: this place is an absolute gem. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Grotta
Address: 7 Iakovos Kampanellis, Naxos Town 843 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Naxos > Naxos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Naxos Town
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Naxos Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Naxos Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Grotta 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Grotta Hotel Naxos City
Hotel Grotta Naxos, Greece

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