Pine Trees Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ixia
Left Navplion and headed west towards the Ionian Sea, and the town of Olympia. Temperature reached low 30's and was extremely humid. On the way we visited pottery. Viewed the Olympia museum and then the Sanctuary of Olympia. After 33 years I could not remember it being so big. I believe that their were some areas that are new archeological excavations. It was certainly impressive and I felt the same feeling when ...
... that I didn’t notice was filled until the woman at the bakery was going to pick it up, but it’s not like it mattered, because it was filled with nutella. And I only paid 1.5 euros. It was glorious.
When we arrived at Messene, Nadia told us that we were going to be spending three hours there. None of us really understood how we could spend that amount of time at a site that looked so small, but ...
... English much more than other European countries. I wish I could speak Greek I told him so I could understand them especially when they get angry and he laughed. He then told us a story about some a bunch of French people he had sitting in his restaurant. They asked him if he speaks French, he said no and then they asked him again and he said no. He said I speak English and Greek. The French people didn’t seem happy about that and the waiter said I ...
... pretty ****. I suppose (a) we have been spoilt by some fairly amazing and complete ruins thusfar, and (b) it’s proof that busloads of tourists can spoil literally anything. But pessimism aside it was a nice wander; we got to see where the modern Olympic Torch is lit, the tree the sacred olive branches were given to the victors, and a couple of other nice bits and pieces.
The real ‘piece de resistance’ ...
On Friday, May 20 we arrived in Olympia, Greece after taking a connecting bus from Patras to Pyrgos. We found a hotel that was pretty cheap and we collapsed and relaxed for a while. We even watched a little bit of American television. Haha. After showering we walked around the town a little bit. It seemed really dead to us, but maybe the main tourism season hasn't started yet. We found a cafe where we had some Mythos beers ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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,