We stayed here for 8 wonderful nights. There was only one problem and that was that the mattress in our room was unforgivably hard. However, upon reporting this to reception a luxury mattress topper was placed on top of the hard mattress........problem solved...with a beautiful sleep for the next 7 nights. The Astir is a beautifully appointed hotel nicely situated on the outskirts of town but only a 15 minute walk away from the hub of town life. Although it is a hotel and not apartments it is located a 2 minute walk away from a large supermarket as you will need to buy drinking water and just up from that is a fantastic bakers (ok you don't need bread but they do gorgeous little cakes and posh chocs). Our room was spacious and exceptionally clean with a lovely balcony with a view overlooking the mountains and it was a delight to sit there upon returning from Naxos town away from the light pollution of the town and gaze up at the stars with a nice glass of chilled white. Maid service was everyday and thorough. The silky smooth cotton bed sheets are by luxury brand, Guy La Roche which were changed every other day. We found the air conditioning to be adequate (and it was hugely hot when we were in Naxos) and yes the little ceiling vent in the bathroom does rattle a bit but it is only activated when the bathroom light is switched on so perhaps this might be a problem for those who like to leave the bathroom light on during the night !!! The bathroom we had had a small size bath with shower over. The shower was strong with constant hot water. The room also has a little mini fridge which is alright for keeping drinks cool but not cold (see my tip for getting better results from fridge). The crystal clear pool area is a joy to behold with nice little steps at one side side for those who might not be able to use the two ladder-style entry points. As adults we weren't bothered by the fact that the pool is very deep at one end and quite deep too at what we would normally call the shallow end so those with small children should take note. However there is a small shallow kids pool adjoining which is fine for babies and toddlers. The pool area, like the rest of the grounds is beautifully appointed with padded and adjustable sun loungers and huge canvas umbrellas for when you'd like to rest in the shade. Save your beach towels for the beach as reception will provide you (upon asking / free of charge) with poolside towels to lay upon your sun lounger.The pool area is a tranquil oasis and great for relaxing in the sun so think again if you imagine you can arrive and turn it into a pool-party area.......try Mykonos instead. We found our welcome to be warm and genuine by this lovely family. We were left to our own devices but we knew we only had to ask if we wanted anything and they would have done their best to assist. We have visited Naxos about 10 times over the last 16 years and this is the 1st time we've been guests at the Astir. We do hope to return to Naxos next Summer and we are thrilled at the prospect of returning to this wonderful hotel. I cannot recommend it enough. Thank you so very much everybody at the Astir for making our stay so very special.
P.S. Contrary to euro82 sour opinion (see review before this one) THIS review is 100% genuine and NOT falsified (see our 28 reviews of hotels in a variety of countries on Trip Advisor).
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