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“wonderful stay in Paros”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pension Sofia

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Pension Sofia
Ranked #3 of 46 Hotels in Parikia
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“wonderful stay in Paros”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2009

With a wonderful garden, wonderful hosts, two-minutes to the beach, 5 minutes to town and excellent value for money, this is a great place to stay while in paros.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2009

We loved our stay here - walking distance from the beach and such helpful owners who picked us up from the ferry - most helpful! Although we didn't have a view of the sea, a two minute walk to the beach meant we could spend as much time there as we wanted, or sit at one of the many beach front tavernas watching the boats in the bay.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2008

We booked our stay direct with Sofia who was very prompt in returning my emails. Arrived at the port and was met by Sofia's Husband. We thought the pension was a little out of town but were plesently surprised to only have to walk about 5 minutes to be in the centre of town.

We were actually given a triple room despite us only being a couple. Each morning we had breakfast on our huge balcony although there is a huge garden with many places to sit. Room was comfortable. Bathroom was fine although in true greek style you have to hold the shower head in your hand.

A very useful feature was the computer provided with free Internet access. This is so
useful when island hopping and you need to sort out the next leg of your journey.

All in all a highly recommended place to stay if you ever visit the island of Paros.

  • Liked — The pretty setting
  • Disliked — so bathroom
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2008

Easy to see why tripadvisor devotees rave about this place. Terrific value at $40 euro a night in September. Located close enough to town and beach for easy walking, yet far enough away to avoid the madness when the ferry boats and cruise ships come in. Lovely gardens, with abundant bouganvilla offsetting the basic white wall, blue-shutter motif so common to the islands. We were traveling with a group of 9, so we gathered under the grape arbor for breakfast in the a.m. and our own wine and snacks in the p.m. before heading out to dinner. Clean rooms, though small (showers only and tight at that). Free internet. Sofia very agreeable and helpful. Some in our party with rooms facing the back of the property had trouble sleeping because of the neighbor's rooster. Our room and balcony faced south, away from the rooster. We used the A.C and heard nothing. Another couple whose room faced the front also did not hear the rooster. Very, very relaxing. I would definitely go back.

  • Liked — price, peaceful scene
  • Disliked — neighbors rooster
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2008

Sofia and Manolis Barbaris run a genuinely friendly and welcoming hotel in the centre of town with a beautiful garden.
The rooms are larger, more modern and cleaner than usual and we thought very good value for money.
In addition to this we arrived towards the tail end of the busy season and their welcome was as warm as as if it had just begun.
We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2008
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2008

The owners, Sofia and her husband Manolo, were super nice! We felt so welcomed. Manolo picked us up from the port and dropped us off. Their garden is beautiful.. so well-kept. It felt like a second home. Upon entering our room, we were in awe of the decor and every room was decorated differently. Very neat place and we would highly recommend this place. They also provide a computer with Internet, which we never had to wait for. The location is perfect as well, walking distance to the beach and restaurants. Loved it!

  • Liked — the decor.
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2008

Myself, my sister and mum stayed at Pension Sophia for four nights on the recommendation of Trip Advisor's high ratings for it. It was simply excellent. We were greeted at the port by Manolos, Sophia's husband and were treated with Class A treatment from the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped back off at the port. Breakfast is served anywhere you like in the beautiful gardens and the hospitality we received was second to none. The location was perfect, a minutes stroll to the lovely restaurants and bars on the port front and seconds away from the beautiful outdoor cinema. We are definitely returning next year!

  • Liked — The wonderful hospitality and beautiful surroundings
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Pension Sofia

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
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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Pension Sofia Paros/Parikia

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