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“Really friendly, well run, hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mykali Hotel

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Mykali Hotel
Ranked #20 of 38 Hotels in Pythagorion
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“Really friendly, well run, hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

Greece beats most of Europe for a friendly welcome; and Pythgorio is as friendly as Greek resorts come. Only know the Mykali, on the outskirts of Pythagorio (towards Vathi), but doubt you would find a friendlier hotel. It offers all one expects from a Greek hotel, and at an exceptionally price ... I had a real bargain. I went B & B, and had precisely the room that I expect in Greece; and I do not suppose mine was the best on the large complex with at least 5 major blocks. Breakfast was also much as I would expect, but with slightly more choice of cereal (very continental) than some; and with a daily 'extra' (often a local speciality) in addition to the standard fare of ham, cheese and hard-boiled eggs to go with some really nice bread. Only had the evening meal on Sunday, when choice was limited, but the food quite reasonable; however, Pythagorio is exceptionally good for eating out nightly, so advise B & B. Only 4* rating because of location; walking into Pythgorio along the road is not pleasant, so the 5 times a day shuttle minibus is a Godsend. And the wind can whistle quite loudly a couple of times a day (mind you, mine was probably the windiest room!).

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Kristiansand, Norway
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

After former great reviews of this hotel on tripadvisor, our hopes where big on this Greek pearl. Never have we been more wrong.

Bad things:
Dirty and badly built bathroom, only extreme hot/cold water in the shower, the shower was only 0,5 x 0,5 meters, FILLED with bedbugs that made us scrach all over, aircondition was broken, no sea view (as promised) because of overgrown trees and bushes, heated frozen schnitzel, frozen vegetables and powder mashed potatoes served as main course in the restaurant (including an apple on a plate for desert titled "fruit" on the menu).

Good things:
Big pool, nice bar, happy and nice staff.

The few nice things does not outweigh the bad i am afraid. I would not choose this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

We had a lovely stay at the Mykali.

The rooms are spotlessly clean, quite basic but everything you need. Pool is fantastic, plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. Staff very helpful and friendly, I am a vegetarian and they went out of their way to accommodate me.

The food is quite basic but full of flavour .... and plenty of it. Breakfast is a continental buffet, dinner is a set menu. The pool bar is lovely, wide range of drinks.

There is a free bus from the hotel hich runs several times a day, however it is only 5 euros for a taxi into town. The location is at the top of a hill and about a 25 minute walk into the centre but it makes it worth it when you see the views of Turkey. Would advise renting a car from the place next to the hotel and seeing the island .... beautiful. Also don't miss a trip to Phisilliamos beach.

Would definitely recommend this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2010

My girlfriend and me just got home from a fantastic vacation on Samos Island in Greece. We stayed there from July 10 - July 24. We have been to other greek islands but from what we experienced Samos is the best place to spend your vacation if the purpose is relaxation -- and our choice of Mykali Hotel really helped with this.

We got room 08 which turned out to have a view of the sea just like in the travel catalogue. There is cleaning every day and the room is spotless when you get back in the afternoon. New towels every two-three days which is OK.
The pool area is really nice. Some of the largest pools in Samos and very child-friendly. Deepest end is 3 meters and and child area is less than 1 meter.
Mykali is located on top of a hill just outside Pythagorion city and there is always a breeze of wind which is very nice in the mid-day hours. The owner Nicos drives the free hotel bus to Pythagorion five times a day or else you can take a taxi for EUR5.
The food could be better but it is fine if you just want to stay at the hotel. Many visitors order both breakfast (buffet) and dinner (three courses) but we choose only breakfast. However, we asked friendly and got the main dish for EUR5 each some evenings.

There is a mix of both scandinavians, germans, swiss, italians, french, slovenians in all ages. The hotel applies to most people.

The thing we really want to point out is the sweet and friendly staff. It is a family run hotel and after two weeks we felt like a part of that family. We usually sat in the pool bar in the evenings and talked to Litza - the sweet bartender - and this is really one of the things we will remember this vacation for. Too bad most hotel visitors stayed in their rooms at night and not in the bar.

Thanks to Penny, Litza, Nicos, Rocco (hotel dog), Eleni and everyone else for making this a fantastic vacation. We will for sure come back to Mykali as we know it will be the same people working there.

Kind regards,
Louise & Jesper from Denmark

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2008

I was at a conference in Samos, but unable to book into the venue (luxury resort hotel). AlmaTravel service booked this hotel for me, which was a fraction of the price. I was a little concerned after reading reviews on here, but... OK, the hotel is a little way (up a winding hilly road) from the village, but it has fabulous views to the south and east; it was very clean; breakfast was plentiful; bed was very comfortable; staff were very friendly and helpful (just a smile before saying you don't speak Greek works wonders!). I would have no hesitation in going back on business or with family on holiday. My ONLY slight beef - and it is slight - is that I like tea/coffee stuff in room... but that's just me.

Stayed September 2008
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2006

We stayed at the Mykali in June ,A lovely postion and view and very clean. We were half board but we only ate in hotel two nights out seven ,it was a set meal so if you did not like the meal you were a bit twix between ,meals we had were very much same same sliced potatoes with meat on top the food was not very Greek. We had breakfast most mornings ok eggs;ham,cheese,cerials,fresh fruit. The walk from the hotel was 25 to 30 mins into town ok nice but a busy walk on the main road ok if you are good on your legs. the nearest beach was a walk down a steep hill a car or scooter would be favoured, car hire quit cheep a scooter 8 euro for the day next to the hotel. The airport was very close I would not pay for transferes its cheaper by taxi. The staff at the hotel were not over friendly they didn't encourage us to stay at the bar on a nightime we felt we needed to go into town for entertainment and a decent meal,where there was plenty to choose from. The hotel has a beautiful veiw but has no shops nearby, you need to go to town.There is a good bus service to Samos Town from outside the hotel. A boat trip to Turkey takes about hour and half you can book it in town. A great day out. Our veiw on this holiday was that we had a very relaxing week well worth the trip and we would go back to Samos. Pythagogion is lovely place but if we stayed at Mykali again we would hire a car from airport, this would make a very big difference and wouldn,t feel so cut off.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2006

hi just returned we stayed in the mykalia hotel pythagorio, it was about 20 -25 mins walk into center no shops or tavernas on way so no were to rest your poor weary legs! the hotel had a lovely large pool, the staff were ok not that friendly not many english go there.food was very poor , limited snacks during day and you had that long walk into town if you wanted a nice evening meal. it was very clean and the views were beautiful but i wouldnt recomend if you have difficulty in walking. they do run a free bus but that too was at silly tmes, the rooms were very clean and the hotel itself lacked any atmosphere it was a shame as it was a lovely place to stay

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Property: Mykali Hotel
Address: Pythagorion 83 -103, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Samos > Pythagorion
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 38 Hotels in Pythagorion
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Hotel Class:2 star — Mykali Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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