Lovely hotel. Nice location- short walk around the port. Nicholas picked us up and dropped us off from ferry.
Excellent restaurant nearby, frequented by the yachties in the know.
Beach nearby .
Great views from balcony rooms.
Very clean and well maintained.
"Not the Best Choice if Other Options are Available"
Since we were travelling out of season (at the end of December), this was the only hotel available. The condition of the room also made it apparent that there had been few visitors in many weeks. The only route to Patmos was by boat and the staff was very accommodating, meeting us at the port at 3 a.m. It turned out we were only about 100 meters from the hotel, which provided great views of the harbor. The hotel was a small establishment and the rooms were simply furnished. However, it was apparent that the rooms had been vacant for some time and/or hadn't been thoroughly cleaned in awhile. There was a thin layer of dirt or grime on many surfaces, and the glasses in the bathroom (which were stored upright) had a thin film of some kind of dried yellowish brown scum inside! I was not willing to even attempt to use those. It is obvious that the island gets few visitors during the winter since virtually all other establishments were closed. Perhaps during the high season this hotel may be more habitable.
We had such a lovely time! We rented an ATV and it was so much fun. We loved the location, 15-20 min outside of the main area making it perfectly quiet and peaceful. Best view. We were so glad we stayed there- much better than the other hotels we drove past! Great breakfast and overall space. Highly recommend it ( and we are "particular" !) .
The Patmos Paradise hotel is situated at the outskirts of Kambos, a picturesque village located on the island of Patmos, …More
You get off the ferry and walk for about two minutes and there it is, the Skala Hotel which you enter via an archway of pink flowers hanging above you head. I love this private entrance which means you are right in the heart of Skala on the main road with shops just behind and yet, you are 25 metres or so behind it all which massively reduced the street noise. It means you are in a calm environment yet not secluded from where you enjoy going to, the beach, the restaurants, the shops, the sea...The reception service was very efficient and had responded very efficiently and professionally to a private request. As it was our Wedding Anniversary and they knew about this, we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and two glasses with the hotel's compliments. The bathrooms have been modernised very recently and although the hotel has clearly been around for a long while, one feels secure and calm yet pampered at the same time. The cleaning staff and bar man too were very accommodating, the bar man giving us a free coctail on the last day as he wasn't able to find my first request which included coconut milk, so he brought me an even more delicious one over to my lounger. The pool is beautifully positioned and has salt water which personally I like very much. You can sit in the pool whilst having a drink at the bar and the water is most pleasant to swim in. Shame there is not swimming after 8.00 though but then apparantly this is common elsewhere.
1.A month prior to our arrival to the hotel, we requested, for an extention of our reservation for one more night due to our ferry's late departure from the island on the last day of our stay and we confirmed that we would of course pay for the whole day although we would have checked out at 11 pm. and not spent the night at the room. But the hotel manager refused to provide us of such extension. He only confirmed that we could stay on the night before, by when he has already confirmed that he had no new arrivals on the next morning( our last day). Even so though he refused to provide such extension on the booked price i.e. 55 Euros p/d and he asked for an increase of same based on the rate at that time I.e. 70 Euros. We of course turned down his offer. I trust such kind if behavior unacceptable and totally unprofessional.
2. The bathroom was flooding each time we took a shower and there was a terrible smell coming from the drains. We had to keep the windows open all the time.
3. The room was cute and clean but extremely small. The breakfast was adequate. Location was good
We had a great time at the Joanna Hotel. It was exactly what we were looking for: a quiet retreat from our hectic lives that enabled us to be independent. Like many small hotels in Greece, it came equipped with a small kitchenette, allowing us to cook throughout our stay - when they realised we were cooking, washing up liquid, a sponge and a tea towel appeared. It was a large room with a balcony - no sea view, but very quiet. Comfortable bed, and kept immaculate every day. Theologos was very helpful with suggestions on places to see (my husband particularly loved Psili Ammos beach, less than an hour's walk away) and helped with practical things like car rental, and was happy to chat as well. Grikos is obviously a growing resort now with a large expensive hotel on the town beach - we prefer a less developed location usually, but it only took ten minutes to reach quieter beaches by foot, and the town beach was nice for swimming. Several good restaurants - we particularly liked Ktima Petra, who grow their own veg. Only complaint - no shop in the village! We didn't have a car the whole time, so shopping was a pain, esp. as the water isn't drinkable. This didn't detract from the hotel, which we loved.
A kind welcome, the owner made me feel as if I were the most important person in the world. A great location, a few metres to a quiet, very pretty harbour, with a place to swim and waterfront restaurants with excellent views and very good food. The breakfast was wonderful. I will stay here again.
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