Pine Trees Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ixia
... Venice. This time we took the Ali Laguna - a water bus - into St Marks square. We booked ourselves a gondola ride for later in the morning, and did a spot more shopping before having the most expensive coffee and cokes in Europe - all for the "free" wifi. We left in time to stroll back to our meeting point for the gondola ride. We arrived with a couple of minutes to spare. Then I realised Fraser didn't have his bag. He realised he left it in the coffee shop. He sprinted ...
... of Archaia Olympia, site of the Sanctuary of Olympia, which was the site of the original Olympic Games. During the drive we were given some background by our guide for the day.
Archaia Olympia is a touristy little town, with the archeological site of the Sanctuary of Olympia adjacent. People did not live there, but rather came together every four years for the religious ...
... also have an enormous amount of respect for life as they knew it in Ancient times. To be able to be here and have an open imagination of life 2500yrs ago. A life without computers, phones, technology, shops, cars, machines etc, pretty much my imagination was viewing a life of trees, rocks & marble. And yet us in modern day life complain and whine if we have no mobile phone reception, or if we want a Macca’s burger yet we are a bit lazy ...
... the cruise terminal and boarded the monstrosity of a ship.
The Costa Fascinosa is GINORMOUS. It’s Costa’s newest and biggest member of the fleet, (perhaps since they were running low on ships recently) and it can only be described by the acronym OTT. (over the top) The décor is fabulously tacky, the music is cheesy to max, the food is out of this world good in massive quantities, nothing, and I mean nothing, is subtle in any way. We waved goodbye as the ...
... was not ther, but I am happy with a win. Ready to send PAPA Alfredo back to dancing while I gamble. I think I might have a little gambling in my system. Ha Wayne is sick now, a friend, we put him on antibiotics. We are doing bed side consults now. Ha. Should charge them. Lots of new friends. So many pics and stories. More later. Bedtime now. Early. 0100. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pine Trees Hotel Ixia
Pine Trees Aka Ritz
Pine trees Hotel.......from a man of many words........ SUPREME. Perfect for couples (not toddlers&Fam's) Great bar snacks, clean yet VERY basic rooms (only for sleeping and slapping on ur faces) and a 5min walk from town.....apparently someone on this site stated 20mins?? Crawling?!?!
Really is a great establishment for couples young and old, Great pool, sunbeds etc etc.....
Don't delay book this place today
Enjoy if you go, as no doubt you will!!
As soon as you step foot into the vacinity of the Pine Trees, you are welcomed by the warm and friendly hospitality of owners George, Mary and their son Illias.
Loved Pine Trees!
Pine Trees was very relaxing and friendly, beautiful scenery surrounding the hotel.The only downside was the shop was a walk down the hill - no pavements! George couldnt do enough to make us feel welcome, Helios (Georges son) helped out allot and cooked well. There were two beautiful and friendly dogs called Sandy and Snowy - we miss them! Basic but extremely clean rooms and lovely pool (not too cold). Plenty of sunbeds. We will be going back next year (cant wait)!
We have just come back from Pine Trees Ixia, it was great. Mary & George are wonderful hosts. The rooms are basic, but cleaned every day, you can have air conditioning or a fan, which we opted for, that was great. The pool is wonderful if you never wanted to move from the hotel, you have everything there, good food, good bar selection and good hosts. The town of Ixia I would say is a good 20 minutes walk, but that is o.k. you have good bars,tavernas and shops.
Mary can make a mean Bacardi & Coke, there 15yr old son Helios, got on with all the guests, it was a wonderful holiday and we shall be going back to Ixia very soon.
My girlfriend and I cannot praise the 'Pine Trees Hotel' enough, Mary & George made us feel right at home from the minute we arrived. We spent most evenings after dinner at the pool bar having a 'night cap' and talking to George, who I might add spoke excellent English. He was very easy to talk to and was a mine of information, telling the best sights to see and beaches to visit as well as the best times of the day to see them. We like to see different places and hardly ever visit the same destination twice, but the standard of the Pine Trees Hotel and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere could change our minds. Mary & George made our holiday perfect, we felt like part of the family, keep up the good work and thank you again for providing that little bit extra that is sadly lacking in far too many other destinations.
Friendly, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere at the Pine Trees family run Hotel
George and Mary offer basic but comfortable accomodation, very clean, with solar powered showers and the option of air conditioning. No TV or radio in the rooms, which we liked. You need to be able to walk the 10mins to the main road and the restaurants, bars and shops. The distance means the nights are quiet at the hotel which was a bonus for us. With only 20 rooms in the Hotel you can sit by the pool, have a drink and get to know your fellow residents in the evenings. Many people we met come back year after year. We would recommend it for couples. The nearby restaurants, Napoli, Coconut and the cafe Luna were all welcoming with good food and service. All in all a relaxing break.
Enjoyed our stay last year, george and mary very friendly
My husband and I stayed at The Pine Trees in 2002, we enjoyed our stay that much that we returned the following year. Accomodation was basic but george and mary advised us that they were updating the bathrooms. The pool was ideal and George and Mary were great, they made everyone welcome. They held a barbeque each monday, so other guests could meet and it was a great idea to socialise.
Would recommend the Pine Trees to anyone as it is small but friendly and you are only a short walk from Ixia itself. We will be returning next year.
Ixia has a lot to offer with plenty of restaurants and bars, and is not very far from Rhodes town
We just returned from a weeks holiday at the Hotel Pine Trees and we didn't want to leave! George and Mary and their son Ilios made us feel so welcome and were warm and friendly and genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed ourselves.
Very good and very bad
Me and my girlfriend have just ruturned from Pine trees, in June 04. The Wether was hot hot hot!. The hotel was very good and the grounds we well kept. The best thing about the place was the pool and house keeping, The house keeper came in daily to make the beds and tidy up.
The only problem was that The Owners put on a buffet and riped customers of with the price. We did not attend this, and to our amazment the owners were very cold and tried to avoid up, they did not talk to us like proir to the buffet.
In general the hotel was fine and well kept but a long distance from bars and restaurants,