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Pension Sofia
Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Parikia
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place, fantastic people”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Staying at Pension Sofia was perfect from the beginning. Manolis picked us up from the port and showed us to our very cute and clean room with a great view of the beautiful garden from our balcony. His recommendations for where to eat and what to see were spot on. The B&B is in a great location close to the town and beach. The rooms have everything you need (hairdryer & wifi) and a very powerful shower! Sofia's breakfast were delicious and both her and her husband were lovely and made us feel at home. Wonderful stay to end our wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sofia and Manolis are wonderful--they make Paros feel like home. The pension is close to everything and with lovely gardens. Listen to Manolis's recommendations as to where to eat. Every place he told us about had great food and great service.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The location is excellent from all perspectives: not too far from crowded street, but very quiet, beautiful flower arrangements which covers almost the entire yard, but with an extreme good taste, three lovely cats and a funniest dog seen in Parikia.
The rooms have simple arrangement, with warm and beautiful colours that reminds once again that you are spending your time on a beautiful Greek island.
On top of that, the host was absolutely wonderful. A three member family, having one daughter, Sofia and Manolis have demonstrated high human qualities, very communicative, warm people, always interested in your well being while staying at the pension.
They gained my respect forever and stamped an ever green memory in my life!

Warmest regards & hugs to Sofia and Manolis!
Sincerely,
Cosmin

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Athens
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This family-run pension is suitable for travelers of all ages and tastes. It is an Oasis in Paros, both literally and metaphorically. The garden is just amazing, and one can have home-made breakfast at one of its many beautiful spots. Breakfast is actually prepared and served by the owners' Sofia and Manolis - try the cakes, they are actually baked by Sofia herself. This couple is amazing - traditional Greek hospitality in its fullest. They are kind, they will do anything to make the visitor happy. They genuinely CARE about their clients, as if they are their family. The rooms are extremely clean, and have a view of the brilliant gardens. The pension is very quiet, day and night, ideal for relaxing and a perfect night's sleep. Never waited for anything we asked for - Sofia and Manolis would immediately rush to help!. A/C, warm water, safe, hairdryer etc. were fully functioning. The pension is situated just 2 minutes from the beach and main street of Parikia, so we managed to combine relaxation with shopping, swimming, a late drink. These people really know what hospitality means! And their professionalism is an bright example for the Industry. It was a great pleasure to stay in Pension Sofia, and we will definitely stay there again. Bravo!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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The Gar
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10 reviews
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Sofia and her husband operate this beautiful tranquil oasis in a convenient location in Paros. They are an extremely friendly and genuinely nice couple who cannot do enough to help guests. The house itself is very nice with the rooms spotless, we had breakfast served to us every morning in the garden with its fabulous plants and water features. To me this place is an enjoyable as any 5 star lodgings with a much warmer welcome than many of its more expensive competitors. A visit to Greece is not complete without a stay at Pension Sofia.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed here a week ago, during our honeymoon. The owners could not have been nicer. They picked us up at the ferry dock, gave us great suggestion for places to eat, things to see and where to watch the sunset. They have an spotless well kept garden and served us breakfast made to order every morning.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We found pension Sofia through tripadvisor and were definitely not disappointed!

The location is great, as it is in the centre of Paroikia but on a quiet road, with an amazing garden. The hosts are very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome: one of the reasons why we chose this hotel was because it was advertised as pet friendly and we were traveling with our (very well behaved!) dog, Anastasia, who also loved it there! Sofia and Manolis were very nice to her (and to us!) and kindly picked us up from the port and drove us back upon our departure.

The room was well appointed, even though a bit on the small side, and had everything one could ask for, including a hair-dryer (always a bonus!), a tv, free - and working! - wifi, a refrigerator and a kettle, a lovely balcony and one of the best showers we've encountered while staying at similar pensions around the Cyclades. Bonus points for daily service, regular sheet and towel changing and cleanliness in general.

We hope to return in the near future!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Pension Sofia
Address: Parikia 84400, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Paros > Parikia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Parikia
#2 Family Hotel in Parikia
#3 Best Value Hotel in Parikia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofia Pension is an A class traditional Cycladic style hotel pension complex, located in the heart of a huge verdant garden with roses, basil, bougainvilleas, jasmines.It has direct access to the town center, the beach and the restaurants, while at the same time it is a serene and quiet complex, ideal for peaceful holidays.All the rooms have satellite television(BBC WORLD NEWS,TV5 MONDE,ARTE,and one Italian channel).There is free wifi in the room. ... more   less 
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Sofia Hotel Parikia
Pension Sofia Paros/Parikia

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