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Olivemare
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Totally amazing. Easily one of the best kep secrets in Greece. It's rare I say I'll return, but I really will. 35mins drive from the airport, 3 mins walk to the seafront and its tavernas. Light and airy rooms, great pool, comfortable sunloungers. Brilliant breakfast, wide range of healthy and fresh lunches, good service - and a lovely cat called Mythos.

Local restaurants to try are Jerry's Elleniko (but watch for mozzies in the garden, they'll eat you alive without spray on) and Maria's by the seafront. DO NOT go to Medusa - awful service and shoddy food.

But back to Olivemare - just go, it's incredible.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank maryfairy
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

My husband and I spent four days here last week and enjoyed it very much. The hotel is very small with just five rooms and is very peaceful. Below are the points we loved:

- huge firm bed with great pillows - mixture of hard and soft down pillows. High quality bed linen.
- locally sourced toiletries which smelt beautiful
- great air con in the rooms
- quick wifi connection available in rooms and by the pool
- stylish decor
- pretty garden
- great food
- good pool and loungers
- slippers and bath robes

The only thing that could be improved would be the cleaning of the pool - it'd be great if the automatic cleaner was on more often (perhaps daily) to avoid build up of bugs.

If you're looking for a really chilled out, small stylish hotel then this is for you. If you're looking for something more lively / somewhere you can play music / socialise with other guests then this is probably not the best option.

A great hotel, with excellent service and really good value. If you want a thoroughly relaxing experience this is a must!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Tonyboland
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

We had a great stay at Olivemare!
The hotel itself is beautiful, small pool and private space out in the back of your room. Lovely setting.

Staff is very helpfull, but doesn't speak much English. Small shower, could hardly turn myself

Various bars and restaurants are nearby, all in walking distance. Walk dow to the beach for some beach taverna's, walk uphill for some other good restaurants.

Would suggest to rent a car though, as it's in quite a quiet place.


Would certainly return if I would come back here, can recommend!

Room Tip: All good. Liked the rooms on the right-side (a tiny bit more privacy), but all good.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JPDeckers
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

Olivemare looks amazing. It's beautiful. It only had 5 rooms which each have their own private terrace and sit on a mezzanine floor overlooking the breakfast area. The detail in the design is excellent; very simply decorated although if I had a slight issue it would be that the shower-room/toilet is very small. Outside there is a beautiful pool with a jacuzzi and sun loungers.

We were made to feel very welcome and help was offered in terms of sorting out local taxis and cakes were made for two birthdays during our stay. Breakfast was lovely; freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit, yogurt, honey, biscuits and other homemade treats were devoured outside.

There are a number of bars and restaurants in walking distance from Olivemare which do vary in quality and were reasonably quiet whilst we were there. Skala was a 15 Euro taxi ride away and was more boistrous and was more like a package holiday resort.

Olivemare appears to be a sanctuary, which is nice and so relaxing, however, we didn't anticipate this meaning we had to be quiet at all times. Unfortunately, on one occasion having returned from dinner about midnight we were told the following morning that we were too noisy and that people went there to relax and we were disturbing them. I appreciate the need to be respectful of others but we found that this instance tarnished our stay somewhat and we felt uncomfortable after that. On the occasion we were told we were too noisy we can only assume the sound of flip flops on the stone floor and the wishing of goodnight to friends was too much for one particular couple. I understand that if other residents have a problem then Marilena has too; but we felt that this was very harsh and if we are to be told we are too noisy for something like this then I feel strongly that something needs to be included in the hotel's advertisment in terms of possibly enforcing a curfew or making it clear prior to booking that no noise is really expected around the hotel (this included background music in the room and talking with friends around the pool which we both also cited as being disturbing).

This was all very unfortunate as we had had an exceptional time until this moment and unfortunately has really darkened our perception of our experience.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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12  Thank thoughtfulphil
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

We absolutely loved our stay at Olivemare. The hotel itself is beautiful, with a lovely pool and pretty, air-conditioned rooms and private space outside. Everything is locally sourced where possible, and the local wines, candles and food were excellent and good value. More importantly, Marilena provided excellent recommendations of various beaches, bars and restaurants all over the island that made our trip special and wonderful.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank missygpnyc
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