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Pounda Paou
Ranked #1 of 1 Paou B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 2, 2011

The best thing about Pounda Paou is the amazing views - but that said it is a really relaxing place to stay, so lots of time to admire the views.
We stayed for a week, having transferred from a week at Agios Ioannis. It was a great contrast - the mountains and beaches further north were superb - it took a little while to get used to the gentler scenery of the Gulf. We drove a lot - down to the end of the Pelion and Trikeri Island - and along the Aegean coast with its waves and turquoise sea. We didn't have a boat - and didn't miss it.
We mainly ate out in the evening - eating in was excellent but expensive. This is a place that has a lot of "returners" and we felt the atmosphere was a bit exclusive compared with our first week. We don't speak Greek and found explaining some things to the staff was occasionally difficult. However it has the most beautiful view we have seen anywhere in the world.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank banham-canary
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Everything about this holiday was perfect. The hotel is situated on a cliff overlooking the sea and mountains. The pool was devine with the most spectacular views.

The home cooking was very authentic with plenty of variety.

If you are looking for an exclusive and very romantic holiday, away from the more typical tourist resorts in Greece, I strongly suggest this place. If you are looking for a lively holiday with plenty of bars and restuarants then you will be disappointed.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank rickyo30
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

We had never been to this part of Greece before and we decided to have a week and then go on to Skiathos. The Pounda Paou is in the most beautiful setting you could imagine. The home cooking was amazing and the other couples were great fun to be with (no kids, wonderful) all different ages and backgrounds. We had such a good time. The boat is worth hiring even if you've never done it before. Its good to have a car some of the time and then the boat or both .You get lessons and if we could manage it then anyone can. The rooms are basic and we are used to going 5 star everywhere but somehow it just didn't matter because everything else was so fantastic. Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank veryfussy60
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

We have just returned from a two week holiday. We've stayed in various places in the Pelion over the past seven years, but this was the best in terms of location and vista. The Pagasitic Gulf is truly breath taking, especially at sunset. The owners are very friendly and we loved Harry the dog. The dining area is beautiful with bougainvillea, cacti and grape vines. Ok the bathrooms are small and typically Greek, but you don't come out here for 5 star luxury. If your idea of a perfect hol is unspoilt Greece, staying with friendly guests, experiencing the outdoors, nature and outdoor living and dining then this is the hol for you. You are paying for the location, exclusivity and ambience not for a consierge desk. You have an infinity pool and plenty of sun loungers and hammocks, garden swings, chairs etc hidden away in alcoves. You can go and have a nosy around the owner's veggie patch and see what they are growing. There is a plentiful library of books to borrow.

In terms of what to do, you will be spoilt. We rented a boat for the day and moored up at Milina. The sunsets are fabulous and lunches slow and leisurely. You can poodle around a couple of small islands and coves. There are loads of unspoilt beaches, you can have them to yourself. Ok so they are pebbly (bar Mikro beach), but the sea is beautiful and clear. We recommend Potistika beach which has a fantastic restaurant called Climax (sounds a bit Eurotrash but the food is tasty - French influence and makes a change from Greek food). Marathias beach is also v good for swimming.

We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank lucysmith31
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

Just come back from a two week holiday to remember at Pounda Paou. The hotel was great, the staff went out of their way to be helpful. The food was excellent and our particular dietary requirements were well catered for. Our rooms (we had two) were very clean, room 7 was a little small but the views were breathtaking, room 6 was very spacious and surrounded by lush green tree's and plants.

The gardens were beautiful, the pool and the sun deck were great.

It is a good idea to get a car and a boat to explore the surrounding villages and for eatin g out. To ensure we were able to use the boat safety we all had a lesson and made familiar with the safety equipment, the boatman was fantastic and made 'departing and mooring up' very easy.

This hotel is highly recommended. BBQ a must!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Timbo5757
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

This really is a fantastic place, the views are unbelivable. We found the staff very approachable, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms (we stayed in two) were very clean, one had awesome views, the other was larger and surounded by lush green tree's and beautiful plants and flowers. A car is a good idea if you want to eat out at night, a boat is also a must. We had a lot of fun with the boat, which was helped by the training session we received and the guidance of an excellent young man who ensured we all 'took off' and landed safely. If you do eat in the food is fantastic and they were more than accomodating to our dietery requirements. I would recommend the BBQ night.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Timbo186334
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

such a shame as the location is wonderful but the whole place needs to be
knocked down and rebuilt
the food is Ok but twice the price as the local tavernas and whats the point in having
minatures in the rooms at extortionate 5 * hotel prices ?

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank shophisticat
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Additional Information about Pounda Paou

Address: Paou Argalasti | P.O Box 5050, Paou 370 06, Greece
Location: Greece > Thessaly > Magnesia Region > Paou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Paou
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Pounda Paou Hotel Paou

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