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Pharae Palace
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Kalamata
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The room pictures online are different than what you get”
Reviewed September 2, 2010

The rooms are just gross, to put it plainly. The rugs are old, dirty and stained. The bathroom "shower curtain" could have been replaced---it was a simple, white liner, not even a shower cutrain, and it was stained yellow and brown. The rooms were cleaned, the bathroom was cleaned, however, it never looked cleaned because it was so outdated and used. I understand that it's costly to update a room, but simple things like changing the shower liner would have been a great way to start. The downstairs lobby is nice, but it's not what you get in the room. Also, the sheets are like sandpaper. The only plus, the locataion. We stayed here because it was near family and the person who booked the room didn't know what they were like; she booked it because it was so close. And it was pricey for the room, for what we had--80 Euro a night for what we had above. It was not worth it at all. Spend more money or stay elsewhere because the room was not worth 80 Euro a night at all.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

We had no idea which hotel to select because booking.com only gave us a few options on the iPhone and we were already in Kalamata. We chose this one for no specific reason and we were rewarded.

We were given a choice of staying at one of the recently renovated rooms for 98 euros a night, or one of the old rooms on the first floor for 82 euros (prices include breakfast for two). We chose the latter.

With free WORKING wifi in the rooms, spacious rooms and clean beds, I don't know what else I could have asked.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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LIMASSOL CYPRUS
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

Comfortable and spacious room, excellent bathroom, sea view from the spacious balcony. Friendly staff. Location was perfect for walks at nights. All the taverns and bar-cafes were a few minutes walk in front of the hotel. It was a perfect destination. We stayed there for 3 nights. The breakfast was very rich with almost everything on your demand. Internet access free of charge.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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McLean, VA
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103 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2007

We stopped over in Kalamata for one day during a tour of southern Greece. Although we booked well ahead of our trip, many hotels were full, or would not take a one-night reservation during the peak holiday season in August. The Pharae was available, and to be honest, we had only mid-level expectations which were very pleasantly exceeded. The staff was very nice and the rooms were large and clean with nice balconies. The hotel also had a very nice breakfast. Overall, a nice stay.

  • Stayed August 2007
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed May 1, 2006

We stayed 5 nights and we were very happy to see that many things were much better than a few years ago. The breakfast is now excellent. The stuff were very curteous and ready to help. The rooms are spacious and well furnished with a marvellous view over the sea. The only shortcoming is the noise of the coastal avenue passing right in front of the hotel.

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Property: Pharae Palace
Address: Navarinou Str & R. Rerreou Street, Kalamata 241 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Peloponnese > Messenia Region > Kalamata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kalamata
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kalamata
#3 Family Hotel in Kalamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pharae Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the famous Kalamata beachfront, the Pharae Palace is minutes away from fine restaurants, trendy open air cafes, both modern and traditional shopping districts and the Port of Kalamata. The Pharae Palace offers to its quests excellent facilities, together with a high standard of service. ... more   less 
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