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“A very warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Galazio

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Villa Galazio
Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Andros
Brighton
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A very warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Owned and run by the wonderfully charming George Despotopoulos and accompanied by his lovely wife Gella at weekends, you are made very welcome indeed. Booking the accommodation via the e-mail address on the Galazio website is very easy, as George is great at replying quickly to e-mails. (George also arranged car hire for us at a very good price from Tasos in Gavrio.) The rooms are a good size, nearly all with a magnificent sea view, which you can request when booking. In September there was the delightful smell of jasmine from the Villa's garden, which you can sit in. The bathroom was good, with a nice shower.

Amenities include: an electronic safe, fridge, tv, wi-fi, A/C, road-side parking space outside, a small hotplate and briki, coffee cups and mugs, wine glasses, a few plates and cutlery; you wouldn't be able to cook a meal in the studio and the only sink is in the bathroom, but, hey, with a magnificent range of fabulous tavernas on your doorstep that's not a problem. The room was cleaned daily and fresh sheets/towels provided regularly. There are some lovely paintings in the rooms and hallways. You have a great view of Batsi (one of the most picturesque Greek villages I've seen on my travels) across the bay on the hillside, the comings and goings of fishing boats and yachts at the harbour, and nice beaches only a stone's throw away.

All the shops, bars and tavernas are either a couple of minutes down the road - or a maximum of 10 minutes along the seafront and Villa Galazio is located up a slight incline on the seafront road, which can occasionally be a little noisy but while we were there in September it was pretty quiet. There are no steep hills to climb to reach the accommodation but there are a few steps to climb in the building itself, leading up to reach the rooms. There is a bigger supermarket "AB" on the top road which can be reached by walking up the little road by the bridge from the sea front. At night you also have the benefit of a fabulous view of the array of colourful lights reflecting off the water and the twinkly lights of the village above, but none of the noise associated with being right in the middle of the bars and club area.

Villa Galazio represents good value for money; George goes out of his way to help you and we hope to return before too long.

Room Tip: Nearly all rooms have a sea view but you can request it when you book.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We just love this hotel. It is the third time we spend holidays there and will certainly go back. The building is interesting because it has kept its plain greek island architecture but the rooms inside are modern. Most important is its position; located far from the noisy center of Batsi yet not far from it if one wants to walk some 10 minutes. There are two tavernas 2 minutes away and the beach, very good by the way, is one breath away. All rooms have excellent view, even the ground floor because the building is elevated from street level. The owner is brilliant, always there and speedy in meeting all your requests. Rooms kept very clean, fresh towels everyday and bedsheets every two. There is a fridge and facilities for preparing your own breakfast. On the whole an ideal place for relaxed vacations.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

I was there for 5 days in august.I love the view of the room first of all, we had a great balcony and we spent many hours there just looking the sea and the lights of batsi.The room was clean, everything was nearby by foot .The sea for swimming and cafes-bars and restaurants for the night.The owner helped us to find the hot spots and i recomend this hotel for sure.The price was reasonable and we all comforts such as aircondition,tv, fridge.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scotland
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

We spent a view nights in Villa Galazio clean accommodation, and the owners son was very helpful, he went out his way to help with any requests we had first class!!!!. We would highly recommend the villa for the views must be the best in Batsi. Thanks for a lovely few days

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2011

Owner helps out with everything. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2010

We stayed at Villa Galazio for a week, and would really stayed for one week more if we had time. The villa have a very good location, a little outside of Batsi Center, but only a short walk away. The beach is just a few meters away, and there are tavernas and minimarket in the neighbourhood.

The room we had was spacious and clean, equipped with the most common things like air-condition, tv, internet, coffeemachine and a lot more. The manager and the staff was very friendly and serviceminded.

One of the best part, is the view to the beach and the town, from the terrace. Great! We had a wonderful stay and will sure be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2010

Not fancy
but good value for money
well located
straightforward hotel

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Villa Galazio

Property: Villa Galazio
Address: Beach of Batsi | Batsi, 84503, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Andros
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Andros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Galazio 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galazio is located in the most touristic place of the island, Batsi. The Villa consists of 5 double rooms, 2 three bed rooms and 2 (four bed-suites). All rooms except one offer a wonderful view of the sea and the sunny beach (one has view of the garden). Apart from the usual services, the guests have access to our Fax and upon previous request the sheltering of a dog. The beach (also visible in the pictures) is only 15 m from the Villa. Within walking distance there are many cafes, taverns and restaurants, , that serve from breakfast and snacks to lunch and dinner as well as delicious traditional Greek food. Batsi lies 7 km, 10 minutes by bus or taxi from the port of Gavrion. There are daily itineraries by ferry-boats from Rafina to Andros and the trip takes two hours ... more   less 
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