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.
- 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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