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Hotel Costas Mary
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Skiathos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2011

What a fantastic hotel this is. Everywhere is spotlessly clean, when you walk through the gate into the beautiful gardens you instantly feel at home and relaxed. Of course this is down to the huge amount of effort and work Mary, her family and the girls put into this hotel. Breakfast was better than we had expected for a small hotel and it came with a decent cup of coffee too. The pool was great, again very clean, with good sunbeds and cushions (you won't find any broken sunbeds or split cushions here!). My children had great fun playing in the pool and it was lovely to come back to after a hard day at the beach! The rooms were all fine, spacious even with three beds in them. Good quality towels and bed linen which was changed every other day, a small fridge,plenty of hangers and a washing line with lots of pegs.

The location is fantastic, a 5 minute stroll and you are sitting in Scuna Restaurant on the seafront. Restaurants that we can recommend include Taverna Alexandros, To Palouki Steak House and Maria's for Pizza - all around the Old Port area. Also stop to have a cocktail at the Rock & Roll Bar on the steps overlooking the Old Port (happy hour 7-9pm). Avoid Mediterraneo Restaurant - most unpleasant! Asprolithos and Policratis Restaurants at the top of Papadiamandis Street are very good, Paraxenos, which is a lovely courtyard restaurant, off the main street is one of our favourites. Ariston Bakery on the seafront (7 minute walk from hotel) delicious cakes, pastries and coffee.

Skiathos has great beaches, our favourties were Ag. Paraskevi (bus stop 16) which has really good watersports, very comfortable sunbeds and a great beach bar. Elias Bay and Mandraki are quite deserted and wilder - beach tavernas are not great there. Vromolimnos, Banana Beach and Ag. Eleni Beach are busier and have more of a party feel to them. Take a boat to Tsougria Island (boat from Old Port starts at 10am, 10 Euro return, children under 10 free) beautiful beach with good taverna. As the hotel is 3 minute walk to bus stop 0 and two minute walk to bus stop 1 it was never a problem getting around the Island. The best car hire we found was from the Sixt/Auto Europe office opposite bus stop 0, is was much cheaper than Thomson. Also worth a mention is Chris, the Thomson Rep, he visited the hotel frequently and was always available for a bit of advice.

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Reviewed August 29, 2011

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by Mary who made us feel very "at home". Her family were always around working diligently in the background whether maintaining high standard of grounds and the bar/pool area. Everywhere totally spotless the whole time. Breakfast was always a delight with Claudia keeping everybody smiling and laughing.

Our room was clean, comfortable and balcony a good size to sit out on after a hard day on the beach! Upon our arrival in our room a problem with the hairdryer not working we reported this and it was fixed the next day without any hesitation. The towels and linen were changed regularly and beds were comfortable.

Location of Kostas and Mary Hotel was the best - 5 mins walk down to harbour, shops and main town. Skiathos Town can be expensive or as cheap as you like, spoilt for choice for tavernas and bars. We had good service and food wherever we went all differed in price but all worth it for just eating outside on a warm summers evening watching the world go by.

We liked best of all the wall to wall sunshine, choosing a different beach each day to visit either going on local bus or water taxi from old port. Only downside was returning from beaches early evening on bus was always very cramped but we always managed to squash on.

We would definitely return to Skiathos and Hotel Kostas and Mary.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank keeo8
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

From the minute we arrived at the hotel we were made to feel welcome by Mary the hotel owner. The hotel itself is very well kept, the grounds and pool are clean and well maintained. The rooms are immaculately clean on arrival and are also cleaned everyday. Each room also has a fridge which is very helpful in a hot climate.
Breakfast is simple but fresh and you are welcomed every morning by Mary and the two girls. I unfortunately suffered a bit of sunburn whilst there but Mary had some cream on hand to help me out. Nothing is too much trouble for her.
The pool bar is well run and I had a lovely greek salad and omelette for lunch there one day.
This is a fantastic hotel and I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Emma C
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

This is a lovely little hotel. Upon arrival Mary greets her guests and makes you feel very welcome. The rooms are exceptionally clean and have nice touches that you don't always get in Greece such as a tv, hairdrier and shower curtain! There is aircon too but we did not use it. Breakfast is simple but lovely. Cereal, yogurt, fruit, bread, jams, basic hot food and cake. Wonderful strong coffee too. The girls keep you entertained whilst you are eating. I think they are all slighty mad! The pool area is fairly small but everyone goes and explores the beaches instead. It was 3 euros each way by water taxi to Nostos beach which was lovely and clean and peaceful. In the middle of August we had to pool to ourselves one day! I would recommend this hotel to couples; the pool is too small for children to play in. I hope to return one day...

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jen_in_Sheff
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Our expectations of this hotel were high after reading some fantastic reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed! A wonderful hotel, right from the start Mary and her family make you feel at home and they work so hard all day long to ensure that you are ok. The rooms were clean, and the little touches like plenty of hangers, a washing line and pegs and a fridge were great. The pool area is lovely, again very clean and plenty of sunbeds. Breakfast was also good, helped along by the banter from the ladies serving! Skiathos is a beautiful place and if we were to ever return I wouldn't even consider anywhere else to stay other than this hotel, absolutely wonderful!

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1  Thank Lizziebuck
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Second visit to the hotel and again was not let down. Mary and her staff are fantastic and always make you feel like part of the family. The rooms are spotless and the communal areas the same. Greta location just 2 mins to whatever you are looking for to eat and nightlife.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank paul b
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Just got back from a weeks stay with costas and Mary. I have to say as soon as you arrive Mary makes you feel so welcome and is a fantastic host. This is a family run hotel and all the staff are very kind and friendly. The rooms are spacious and kept very clean. The breakfast is great and caters for all with cereals fruit, bread and eggsetc. The pool and pool bar is also kept very clean. The hotel is in a great location within short walking distance to gorgeous restaurants and bars along the seafront. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to friends and family and if I do return to skiathos I would definately stay with Mary and her family again.

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Additional Information about Hotel Costas Mary

Address: Periferiaki Odos Skiathou, Skiathos Town 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos > Skiathos Town
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Skiathos Town
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Costas Mary Hotel
Costas Mary Skiathos Town
Hotel Costas Mary Skiathos/Skiathos Town

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