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Babis Hotel
Ranked #9 of 56 Skiathos Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Booked this pension room as our flight didn't fit in with with ferries from Skopelos. We were met in the harbour by Babis who drove us and our cases to the accommodation. The rooms are well appointed and have great views of the busy port area, much better than watching TV !! There is also a superb roof top terrace available to all guests where you can watch the sun go down. All in all a very good option if you are staying in Skiathos town, the local hotels do not look great anyway and this would be a far better option in my opinion. Babis will also take you to the airport if you ask, he does not charge but he certainly deserves a tip !

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Never been to Skiathos before but were made extremely welcome by Babis and Yiota and shown all the best places to visit and eat. Had a room with a view but a bit more space wouldn't go amiss. The rooftop patio was a delightful place to sip and chat a few hours away. Enjoyed ourselves immensly and will revisit one day.

Room Tip: The rooftop apartments are a must for next time.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Third time we've stayed at Babis Hotel - and obviously we still like it. It's quite a climb to the entrance but this is rewarded by the view. We were late booking this year and they really made an effort to accommodate us, even though it meant changing rooms it was appreciated. Babis is always on hand to shuttle to and from the airport, which is only five minutes drive away.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We needed a one night hotel to lay our heads before the trip back to the UK. Babis Pension exceeded our expectations - free upgrade to studio room, small but cute balcony with view over the port and fantastic refurbished bathroom with shower to well and truly wake you up. Hosts Babis and Yiota work hard to ensure you have a good time and are really kind. The roof terrace where returning fans of the place gather is great to watch the ferries and boats come in. With a free pick up from the port and a drop off to the airport, this pension pulls out the stops to make your visit easy. Plus a supermarket round the corner 40 metres away to stock up on breakfast treats. Ideal.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Let me start by saying that Babis and Yiota are probably 2 of the loveliest people i have ever met and have always got time to stop and have a chat and welcome you to their country and pension.
I would advise anyone booking to make sure they book a room with view as after a week with only the view of a wall i felt my soul being sapped away, this is in no way their fault i just didn't realise when booking that there was a "view studio" and just a "studio" as there was only the "studio" left available. (Booking.com) Otherwise the room is perfectly comfortable, albeit a little cramped. I did expect slightly more in the kitchen though (toaster, travel kettle, 2 ring hob, fridge) and the "view studio also had a microwave which would have been useful.
I cannot fault the cleanliness, it was thoroughly cleaned every day and the sheets changed every other day. In fact we came back when the room was being cleaned one day (she is also lovely) and she was scrubbing the kitchen sink like i have never seen anyone scrub a sink before, she certainly puts her back into it!
You also could not eat at the table indoors as the table was too high and the chairs were too low so we resorted to eating at the outdoor table in the alley/balcony. lol
Babis was kind enough to transfer us to and from the airport which is fab.
This was our second visit to Skiathos and if returning again (which we hope to in a few years time) i would probably stay in the pension from our first visit as overall it just nudged ahead for stay quality and it was cheaper whilst still being centrally located.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The owners insisted upon meeting us at the airport and whisked us away to our studio with an incredible view of the town and harbor. They were very kind and stopped by a number of times to give us "treats" and to be sure everything was going well. The location in Skiathos Town was perfect. It was also easy to pop out to the corner market or to go to a bakery on the main strret in the morning. We are really glad we stayed here.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I chose this pension based on the generally positive reviews and I was not disappointed. My arrival on Skiathos was not one of luckiest, as it was raining buckets of water. Babis himself was kind enough to come pick me up at the harbor with the car and brought me to the pension. Despite being quite early in the morning, my room was ready, so I could take it easy and enjoy a coffee on the pension’s terrace which has some fantastic views of the harbor and town.
My room was big enough, it had a double bed with two nightstands, a small desk with stool, a wardrobe with a safe, fridge, tv and airco. The fridge was silent enough and I did not used the airco, so cannot comment on that. The room was located on the ground floor and it was a bit dark, but I guess this would be a big plus in the summer heat. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The attached bathroom was a bit small but functional and everything worked well.
It is a very short walk from the pension to the harbor, like 5 minutes, and you’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of this lively harbor town, where all the restaurants, shops and nightlife venues are.
Both Babis and his wife Yiotias were friendly and welcoming, ready to give directions and restaurant recommendations.
I had a pleasant stay in this pension and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Babis Hotel

Address: Agios Nikolaos, Skiathos Town 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos > Skiathos Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Skiathos Town
Price Range: $38 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Babis Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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