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“Not a very comfortable stay”
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Pension Livadaros
Ranked #3 of 15 Karteradhos B&B and Inns
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Not a very comfortable stay”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

I really wanted to like this place. It was probably a bad idea to visit in the winter but I figured why not! I ended up being the only guest there. The owners were so kind. But the room felt off. There was a fainting, lingering scent of mildew. The Internet only worked in a certain corner of the room. The view however, was outstanding. My room had its own balcony. The owners provide transport to and from the airport.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Good solution for those that do not care about luxury. The rooms are simple but with the basic amenities (A/C, fridge, TV). Useful free parking area. You need a car or a bike because the pension is situated far from the popular beaches and Fira town. The swimming pool is disproportionately good. I don't know if there is breakfast (in fact I didn't even asked) but there is a common refrigerator in the kitchen which is locked(!) after the breakfast time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed September 6, 2011

Pros:
-we were picked up from the port even at 1am
-nice pool area, lots of lounge chairs
-affordable tavernas nearby
-5 minute walk to a bus stop to get to the beaches and oia, about 20 minute walk to thira
-had a minifridge, kitchen sink and some plates and utensils, we were able to prepare our own breakfasts

Cons:
-sheets were stained, and threadbare
-the first room smelt like a moldy basement, ceilings only 6' (watch out, tall people)
-shower didnt drain properly, old shower curtains covered in mold, no towel to use as bathmat
-we were asked to switch rooms, the second room was dusty, dog hair everywhere, creepy dolls and stuffed animals on the wall, we were given a twin bed and an uncomfortable cot
-second room had a shared bathroom, which was better than the individual bathroom, but still had a serious mold/mildew problem in the shower
-no obvious reception area, sometimes difficult to find the owners

overall, we were lucky to have the pool and went swimming to avoid showering as much as possible, wouldn't recommend!

Room Tip: avoid rooms on the first level, maybe it won't smell like a moldy basement....
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

Located within walking distance to Fira (still 20 or 30 mins though) the pension has a really nice pool and our double room was clean and airy with a balcony. We had breakfast one morning which really wasn't worth the extra cost. The main issues we had were with the owner. We were picked up from the port but when we arrived at the property were left waiting for some time before we were taken to our room. This was a very rushed process with nothing said about maps, internet etc and our passports taken (presuming they'd just be photocopied and returned, but not until check out). On our check out day we were asked to leave the room earlier than the described 12 noon check out as they had to clean (knock on door at 11.25 saying we had to leave the room at 11.30). We also booked the drop off at the port for the afternoon and had to wait for over an hour after the meeting time to leave. The way the place is set up it's also very hard to find them as there's no real reception. Overall the actual place is nice but we left with mixed feelings.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vilnius, Lithuania
1 review
Reviewed July 23, 2011

If you would like to be welcomed with energetic warmth, smiles, frappe and more ice,
if you prefer to relax and have a good nap,
if you die for a good deal of price,
if you like to shower face to face with your friend,
if you would like to stay day or two just near the pool,
if you do not like to be surrounded with tourists,
if you like the smell of village,
if you adore fusion style of decor,
then this is just the right place to stay and enjoy.
p.s. The colorful Teddy Bear is waiting for you on the pillow in your room ;)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank at0y
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We chose this accomodation because they advertised themselves as a family run business where they treat their guests as members of the family. Unfortunately we did not feel comfortable to talk to them or ask any questions because they made it obvious that it was an efficient business they were running and we were just paying the bills. Conversation was delivered with a smile but extremely brief and brisk and they disappeared as quick as they could.

Our double room with ensuite was small and clean but there was no hot water for us to shower that evening. I told the female owner the next morning and she walked off in a huff and dissapeared into her house. i stood outside for more than five minutes waiting for her to come out and explain that she was going to fix it or transfer us to another room but she didn't return. We had another cold shower before going out that afternoon to catch the sunset in Oia. The next morning it was still cold and very annoying. We checked out soon after and asked for a discount because we had had three days of cold showers (not to mention how rude they were about it) and they started yelling at us.

The husband said why had we not mentioned it and when we explained that we told his wife, she actually stood there and denied it. When I asked them to check the water in our room they refused, instead they turned their own kitchen tap on and off and said the water was hot, that there was no problem. They were extremely aggressive and hostile and kept yelling at us that there was not problem, why did we not tell them before, so we just paid the full amount.

Even though the premises was alright, we definitely wouldn't go back. The customer service was appalling and not worth it since it spoilt the energy of the whole place.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

I stayed here for 5 nights while on Santorini and loved it. Its family run and everyone is super friendly. They picked us up from the port and took us to the hotel. Our room was simple and clean, and had a lovely balcony. There was a basic kitchen downstairs with a hot plate, kettle, etc and a beautiful pool outside. Internet is only available in one area and didn't work one of the days we were there, but the rest of the time it worked fine. Its a bit out of the way, but a great price and quite central on the island. Its about a 15 min walk to the bus stop and a half hour walk to Fira (the main city on the island) but there are nice restaurants and grocery stores nearby. Car rentals are also fairly cheap and convenient in the area, so the location worked fine for us.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Pension Livadaros
Address: Karteradhos 84700, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Karteradhos
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Karteradhos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pension Livadaros 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The charming and friendly Pension Livadaros is a family owned guesthouse situated in the traditional village of Karterados, in walking distance from Fira. Enjoy cozy and clean accommodations in beautiful surroundings. The Livadaros has a nice and clean swimming pool with lounge chairs and sun umbrellas, and a grill and a common kitchen are available for special occasions. Guests can rent cars and bicycles via the guesthouse, and parking spaces on site are available free of charge. ... more   less 
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