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“Overpriced aged hotel!”
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Marmari Bay Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Marmari
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Athens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Overpriced aged hotel!”
Reviewed August 3, 2010

We've heard from a friend who stayed here in July 2010, that the rooms (the ones not-looking to the beach, as we discovered later) were very decent and renewed recently so we decided on booking a twin-bed room there without much thought or search (what a mistake that proved to be!).

What we found almost made as laugh as, for the extreme price of 70euros, we got a room from the 1980's with one and only advantage...It's view! And that's Marmari view we are talking about!
I don't care if this was high season, because if this room costs 70euros in a low maintenance village of Greece, one would think that a room in Mykonos must cost around 1000euros...
The room although spacious, had dirty carpeting for floor a stiff bed and a tiny refrigerator. We could only close the shutters of the balcony by slaming them hard and fast because there was a screw (!!!) prevending them from doing so and when they were closed, a bright red light (transformed sunlight) would light up the room! There is no sound insulation at all! The windows are as slim (with wooden casing!!!) as paper, and you may hear every single sound made elsewhere through the walls!

Even then, all would be well if not for the outrageous looking bathroom, where you could barely stand in the bathtub without touching it's dirty with mold curtain. At least it had hot water!!!
It's pool looks great (and is big) but we got no experience of it 'cause as it seems there are kids there 24/7. :-P
The car park is not big enough for everyone, so we even had to park outside the premises once!

Tip1. Book it ONLY if the price is around 40-50euros.
Tip2. Book it ONLY if you don't care for a view and so book a room without a view of the sea. They are recently renovated.
Tip3. I am sure you will find better and cheaper rooms or hotels with little to no search.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2010

A friend had suggested this hotel and he was right. We went for a weekend at southern Euboea and were absolutely satisfied. Do not expect a luxurious hotel, but for the 70 euros/double room you have to pay at high season and the 50 euros at low season it's a very good choice for an escape from Athens or to explore the beautiful and mysterious southern Euboea. The rooms are clean, and their best is the wonderful balconies facing the gulf. Honestly, I don't remember whether there are rooms facing the mountain, but anyway try to book one with sea view. You will enjoy the sunset so much... Also, the pool was nice and rather spacious, but I would suggest exploring the island, as there are so many magnificent beaches. We visited Aghios Demetrios beach, which can be a summerdream, unless the wind comes from the north. In that case, visit a beach inside the Marmari gulf, or near Karystos, facing south. Generally speaking, Euboea is an island with many hidden beauties, explore it.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2008

I stayed at Marmari Bay Hotel during 15 August holiday for two days with my boyfirend. I booked through venere at a reasonable price of 75 per day with breakfast.
Overall, I left with the best impression from the hotel. We arrived earlier than check-in time and there were no rooms available and the receptionist very kindly offered to call us to our cellphone whenever a room would be available, so that we could hang around the village while waiting.
We asked for a room with sea view and was no available but finally she managed to find us one which was very nice and spacious (triple although we had booked a double).
They also gave us very detailed instructions for beaches near-by and provided us with maps and leaflets.

Main drawback of the hotel is its external appearance. Although it has been probably refurbished inside, outside it has very old and out-of-date balconies with old shutters. Breakfast was also very basic but staff made sure we had everything we needed. Basic bathroom as well and bit problems with air-conditionnig. Pool is very nice and daily cleaned.

Overall, the hotel is nice but nothing special, however the staff and its excellent service give extra points.

Bear in mind the area is visited mainly by elderly people and families, so make excursions around towards the north side and Aegean sea (VERY BAD ROADS WITH NO ASPHALT THOUGH)and Karystos for nightlife.

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marmari Bay Hotel
Address: Marmari 34013, Greece
Location: Greece > Central Greece > Euboea Region > Marmari
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Marmari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Marmari Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the magnificent south bay of Evia island, this hotel offers you the simplicity and peace of a typical fishing village. Marmari Bay Hotel is built on a beautiful hill 350 metres from the port of the village. The grand building dominates the endless blue horizon of Marmari Bay. The hotel offers a wealth of facilities to maximise the enjoyment of your stay, including on-site gift shop, pool bar and free transfers to the nearby beaches of Zastani, Kokkini and Fijias. Business guests will appreciate use of the conference room, able to seat up to 100 delegates. At the end of your day we invite to you to join us for our colourful Greek folklore evening, where traditional Greek cuisine is served while authentic dancing takes place. ... more   less 
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