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“A comfortable hotel in Portaria” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Xenia Palace
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Portaria
greece
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82 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“A comfortable hotel in Portaria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

- Location: Nice. It is a five minute walk from Portaria square and 10 minute drive from Makrinitsa village. The hotel provides an excellent base for visiting some picturesque villages of Centaurs mountain.
View: Amazing view of Volos and Pagasetic gulf.
- Atmosphere: Pleasant.
- Decoration: The furniture and decoration were elegant.
- Room: It was of a good size, clean with comfortable beds. The bathroom was a bit small but clean.
- Breakfast: Good, but nothing special.
- Service: The staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
- Parking: No problem.

- Would I stay there again?: Yes.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a very old hotel (I have visited it in the 1970s with my family!) that used to belong to the public owned chain of hotels. It has been bought and renovated by a well known hotel chain. The location is great on the outskirts of Portaria village and with views of Volos and the bay beyond. The rooms are well sized and well equiped - nothing too fancy and there are wall to wall carpets because the hotel is targeted to autumn-winter-spring vacations/weekend breaks. The breakfast was very good and caters for all desires, although the cereal selection was very small. The restaurant and bar overlooking the pool are great but the bar is not cheap! I used the pool with my children, it is shallow all round, at least for all average sized adults! On both days we used the pool there was no service (on the first day the reception told us the pool was closed due to bad weather!! which meant clouds only!!) - staff were too ocupied to set the tables and chairs for the wedding reception that took place on Saturday night. The towels they gave us were not in good shape. Pity because the pool and the views are great.
When visiting Portaria you have to choose between staying at a converted mansion (smaller size, less amenities but more cosy and picturesque and a hotel like the Xenia Palace, with over 100 rooms, great views, good size pool and very nice lounges). The decision is yours to make!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank diver2k
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Ioannina, Greece
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned! Clean, very kind people, spledid view, really nice breakfast, unfortunately the room was small and the extra bed was really uncomfortable, but they changed it immediately as we asked. Nice pool.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenny52189453
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Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Excellent location, helpful people, amazing view and great hospitality! The swimming pool was a little bit cold but it was nice if you consider the high temperature of Volos city. The staff is very helpful. The only dissatisfying was the plumbing of the room. They could renovated also as hotel has been.

Room Tip: Nice view to Volos city!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 253453_
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Macedonia, Greece
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stayed for a weekend at the hotel during a medical convention taking place there. It's a nice friendly place, with great environment. Near villages central square but not on the main road, so very convinient and quiet. Very clean. Pool was empty - its filled after the 7th of June. Expensive due to the convention but reasonable prices all year long. I would definetly stay there again. Hint: Visit "Λαγήνι" , a little rock-bar just before Portarias central square, 300mt from the Hoyel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Odysseaus
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Athens, Greece
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a long Easter weekend at Pilion. Xenia has been fully renovated and looks really nice. Has an excellent location for walking to the village and a great view over Volos although most rooms overlook the mountain. Rooms are cosy and new but have some of the most user unfriendly plumbing fixtures and toiletries provided could be far better than they are. Other than that the employees were all excellent and food and service was efficient and helpful. Bar and breakfast was very good and a relaxing atmosphere. If ever in Portaria, definitely a place to consider.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Thaneco
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Excellent location. Very very clean. Very helpful staff. Very nice rooms. Fantastic view. Very nice restaurant with THE view. Special areas for smokers and for playing cards or board games. All in all, the hotel one should choose to stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Xenia Palace

Property: Xenia Palace
Address: Pelion, Portaria, Volos 370 11, Greece
Location: Greece > Thessaly > Magnesia Region > Volos > Portaria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Portaria
#4 Family Hotel in Portaria
#4 Luxury Hotel in Portaria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Xenia Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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