La Piscine Art Hotel
Travel Blogs from Skiathos
... later - after coffee. And a beer. Because I'm unemployed and on holiday and I can do that :) For our last night on the Island we went for a sunset kayaking trip with Paige at her new work, and it was awesome. The sunsets here are a hundred different hues every evening - it was gorgeous, and being on the water was magic. Makes me realise how much I miss it actually, maybe I should quit accounting and study adventure tourism too!! Today Ali and I head back to Skiathos and then ...
... cultures have been documented on the island.
Bas once again chose a magnificent selection of food for lunch that was enhanced with views from the taverna over Aegean Sea. Every beach has one or two tavernas serving food, coffees and drinks.
After a brief rest back at headquarters 5.30pm was time to head for a Camino experience after driving high into ...
Strong winds greeted the morn. Pam had been up during the night rescuing deck chairs, cushions, towels and clothing from the balcony. Wooden window shutters rattled away with each gust.
The girls took time out for shopping exploration. Tony and ...
... Greece and our northern route up Croatia. Within minutes, we concluded another week here was better. Del and Julie were kind enough to accommodate us even though their rooms were full on Saturday night. They allowed us to camp out in the massage room that night, then moved into our new digs on Sunday.
You can't live in the pool and beach all the time so we had a few days of Harley touring of the island. The island is 46 miles long and 24 ...
... signed is done by a few volunteers.
This afternoon Pam and Bas led us along one of Heather's cleared paths from our apartment to a high ridge that provided spectacular views over Skopelos Harbour. The paths have cobble stones and were the original means of getting around the island in Roman times. In a future visit it would be nice to do one of the walks with Heather Parsons.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews La Piscine Art Hotel Skiathos
Great pool, terrible singing!
We stayed here as a large family party in August and were very pleasantly surprised by the overall standard of the hotel and the staff.
The rooms were cleaned daily, the pool was clean and spacious with lots of sunloungers.
The location of the hotel was spot on - the town in easy walking distance.
Breakfasts weren't great though - beware of the orange juice!
Staff were very friendly and helpful. One in particular, takes great pleasure in doubling up as an evening entertainer - not good. Earplugs are recommended.
The biggest surprise was the general cost increases of things since my last visit. This is no longer a cheap place to go on holiday!
Perfect Wedding Venue
My daughter was married in Skiatos on September 22nd this year. My husband and I plus about 16 other guests stayed at the hotel. The management and staff were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. They put on the wedding reception and it was absolutely perfect. I would reccomend the hotel to anybody. A special thank you to our cleaner, she was a star!!!
We have just come back from Skiathos. We stayed to La Piscine Art Hotel. This hotel is a real art. Nicely decorated spacious bedrooms with TV, hairdryer, aircondition (that you can't control unless you contact the reception to turn it on/off, and set the temperature you want), spotless bathroom, sofa, pool view, safe, quality soaps/shower gels/body creams etc. Things that are not easy to find in any Greek island hotel. The swimming pool was very clean with comfortable sunbeds with their own clean towel. At night the swimming pool area was very cosy with candles everywere, nice music and excellent food and drinks. You could relax there either in the morning under the sun or at night under the candle lights. Very comfortable, cosy lobby with paintings everywhere. Everything there was very tastefull. The staff was very helpfull and very polite. The Hotel is very well situated just 5 minutes from Papadiamantis street which is full of bars and restaurants. I highly recommend it!
Relax at the piscine palace
la piscine palace beautiful, people friendly, breakfast as fresh as they come, help yourself enough variety.pool lovely, nice cushioned clean sunbeds and towels, none of this reserve your bed at 6.30am staff remove towels from reserved sunbeds. Hotel rooms spotlessly clean, bathrooms are lovely, cleaners couldn't do enough. Reception area comfy and smart, just a short stroll into town, really nice places to eat close by, barbecue night a must. We travelled as a family, mum and 3 daughters all over the age of 30, lovely place to stay and relax.staff really friendly definately go back,couldnt fault this hotel.
My wife and I stayed at the La Piscine Palace for the last two weeks of July.
Stunning Views but Isolated
My five friends and myself went for a lads holiday in August 2004 and found this hotel quite nice and pleasant.
The views are amazing from the poolside and the beaches nearby are stunning. Make sure you go to Banana Beach for a fun day out although you do get quite hot walking to it.
We booked a room with a larger balcony overlooking the sea which in reality was not really worth the extra £150.
The only downside is the location of this hotel especially if you plan on going into town each night. Its about a 25 minute taxi ride and can cost quite a lot if you travel each night.
Skiathos is a must though!
Stayed at the Piscine Palace in September 2004 for two weeks. The hotel is virtually brand new having opened in May 2003.
If you like a hotel to double up as creche for the managers children then this hotel is for you. If they are not stood at poolside screaming and crying they are whizzing around the poolside on bikes nearly taking your toes off!. I agree the hotel sunbeds are the best i've laid on in a long time but the noisy kids spoil the atmosphere of the place. When they do start crying the owners don't try to subdue them they just leave them. The pool is as cold as the Artic ocean. A popular pastime at poolside is to watch newcomers faces as they take 10 mins trying to get in. Go to the beach. The sea is a lot warmer, trust me.(and safer for anyone with a heart condition!)
Beautiful Hotel, Highly recommend
Have just returned from 1 weeks stay at La Piscine Palace. Hotel is lovely, very very clean, beautiful decor with lots of original oil paintings around hotel and in rooms. Staff very welcoming. Special mention for Louise the breakfast waitress who could'nt have been more friendly if she tried. Lovely bathroom with toiletries and even a small bath!! - very unusual for Greece!! Sunbeds actually have cream cushions on that make sunbathing much more comfortable, also they even give you towels to use around the pool! This hotel shines out due to its attention to detail. Location is excellent just a 5 - 10 minute walk to the main street. This was our third visit 3 years in a row to Skiathos, once you've been you fall in love with the island, would stay again without hesitation.
La Piscine Palace Hotel the best
We stayed at the La Piscine Palace Hotel, Skaithos in July 2004. I can honesty say that for Greek hotels this beat the lot, staff great, rooms great, the pool side again great the whole thing was fab. Hotel was within easy walking distance to Skaithos town so had plenty of places to eat & drink. It was so good we have already booked for next year.