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Iria Mare Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Iria
Reviewed April 24, 2012

We just stayed here with our EF tour last week. I don't think it helped that it was pouring when we arrived so we couldn't exactly enjoy the beach views right away. It didn't seem like anyone else was at this hotel and we were placed all the way back in one of the last buildings. There were no elevators so you have to carry all of your luggage up the stairs. We tried to find the pool but the only one we found was empty! Thin walls, hard mattresses, old frayed towels and TV stations that came in fuzzy were the negatives. There was also no free wifi and it can only be used in the lobby if you buy it. This should be posted on their website so there's no surprise when you get there. The food was not good, and breakfast options were especially poor. At least 2 people got sick from dinner.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank LeaMotts
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We had a good overall experience with Iria Mare. The rooms were spacious and clean. The hotel lies in fornt of a nice sandy beach and it also offers a small swimming pool. I noticed that they are building another swimming pool at the back of the property along with a sports center with 2 tennis courts a 5x5 soccer court and a basketball court. The hotel clients consisted mainly of Greek families with small kids and some French groups. The breakfast and dinner buffet were good. Room service was slow. There was no real satellite TV only Greek channels along with ZDF, TV5 Monde and Euronews. Also there were no hair dryers in the room. The hotel is quite isolated. It is about 30' minutes by car from Nafplio and Epidaurus and if you do not have a car you might get bored after a while.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ekali
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

You can realize immediately where you are going to.Looking on the map the area is kind of isolated,something like the end of the road.It is a country side where Artichoke is growing.Yet if you have a car you can visit one of the most historic places of ancient and new Greece.You can visit Mycenae, Tiryns and Epidaurus with the theater listed as world heritage of Unesco and The asclepieion, the famous healing center of the Classical world.Further a trip to Nafplio official capital of Greece Greek War of Independence at 1829 and around the beautiful beaches of Tolo and Drepano is absolutely indispensable.
The Hotel is exactly a 4 star hotel with a large swimming pool where you can easily relax after the long trip you had.It is not obligatory to have dinner inside unless you have got the fixed program.First time i went there 1997 and since then i always go there even for a couple of days.If you dont like children,try to avoid August since a lot of families of employees of various companies might have gone there as "fringe benefits".Another thing is that the hotel covers some Timesharing facilities (which i never had any idea about this form of vacations anyway).The area seems to expand touristic (there is another 5 star hotel in Candia ) which might be good for locals but bad for those who are looking the old traditional Greek scenery and landscape.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank SUNTYRO
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

We were miserable our first day here, because it was a Sunday and we were stranded. The resort is kinda in the middle of nowhere...we were really bored until the next morning when we arranged for a car to be delivered for us from Napflion. Once we had the car, it was FANTASTIC! We drove all over-Napflion, Tolo, Mycenae, Corinth, Iberia, and more. The hotel was deserted other than one single American traveller and a French tour group. Very quiet, but we were there in the off season....so we knew it would be like that. and we loved it!

There are day trips that leave from Tolo and Nafplio (Tolo is closer) to visit other islands.
Tolo and Nafplio are both really neat towns, Nafplio being the bigger of the two. It is easy to spend a day in Nafplio...there is plenty to do for a day or two.


**BEST FOOD IN GREECE**
Tolo has the best restaurant in greece though...It was across from the beach and looked like a wine patio outside. It was AWESOME. we went there several times but I cannot for the life of me remember the name...

Dont eat at the resort, the food is overpriced and awful.

We had a blast traveling around the country from Iria. We then went to Athens and to Santorini, but we loved beginning our honeymoon in Iria. But, take my advice--GET YOUR OWN CAR!!

We were on an RCI Timeshare exchange.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HiPriestess
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

The food was very bad,breakfast for 1 one star hotel,dinner buffet with NO fresh food,several plates at least two days cooked and put theme again to the buffet.
Low quality,some where smelling bad,and they serve smal children!
Beware!!!Avoid to go!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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11  Thank achilles21
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

It was a three day Easter escape trip (Half Board Basis).
The hotel is a typical summer resort hotel, about 25km away from Nafplion, with no opportunities to occupy the children within the hotel.
Room attendants appeared and serviced the room only a day prior our departure.
The receptionist upon check in, proved to be unaware of the restaurant opeing hours.
Cleaningless of the room: by lifting the bed matress (a box type bed) one could easily see a lot of dust hidden underneath..
Breakfast: only the very basic elements, butter, honey, jam, two kinds of cereal, bread and cake in slice, slices of processed cheese and wannabe ham. No orange juice, just fruit cocktail in carafes.
The was a coffee station with filtered coffee, hot water warm/cold milk.
There was also the alternative of instant coffee, hot cjhocolate and one selection of tea bags.
The meals (dinner with the exception of Easter which was lunch) were okayish, although they supposed to be celebrative, due to Easter, at least this is was it was advertized through the TA.

To conclude: the service was not up to the four star standards.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank SGT13a
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

The best hotel I stayed at during my EF tour of Greece and italy. Though we were only there for a night, what I saw was great. It had a great restaurant and was very private.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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3  Thank Wagor
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Additional Information about Iria Mare Hotel

Address: Iria 210 60, Greece
Location: Greece > Peloponnese > Argolis Region > Iria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Iria
Price Range: $61 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Iria Mare Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right on the beachfront of Iria, the 4 star Iria Mare Hotels and Resort complex, spreads over 15 buildings over 45,000 sq.m. of lush gardens. It features fully air-conditioned rooms, with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, phone, refrigerator and private balconies or terraces with nice view. Spacious family rooms are also available. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning as well as the Mediterranean and international dishes which are prepared at "Meltemi" restaurant right on the beach, or at "Zefyros" restaurant next to the swimming pool, while refreshing drinks and beverages are served at any of the 2-4 bars. A variety of recreational facilities such as Banqueting and Conference, Fun Park 15.000 sq. with 2 swimming pools, outdoors Disco and open air Theatre seating 200 spectators, 2 tennis courts, basketball court, volley ball court, beach volley court, soccer court 5x5 with seats for 300 spectators, outdoors kinder playground etc. are available. FREE chaise-longs and umbrellas on the beach. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in public areas of the property. Iria Mare is located 20-25 minutes drive from Nafplion and from the ancient theater of Epidavros and 42 kilometers from Mycenae. Free private parking is possible on site as well as shuttle bus for your transfers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Iria Mare Íria
Iria Mare Hotel Greece

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