Skiathos Princess Hotel
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It is called ‘PETROS o SOGAMBROS’. It is probably the most popular tavern in Horefto so if you get down to the beach I urge you to give it a try. Why? Because it’s simply the best. A bunch of professionals, impeccable service and tastes with flavours that travel you. (Check for my review)
In all, thank you guys for the warm hospitality. Be yourselves and don’t change at all. Keep the high standards….you are ...
... of Pouri. You should have in mind though that the road down the hill is extremely steep and winding all the way down. At some point we thought the brakes caught fire!
I was so scared with the smell of the brakes at that time that I wanted to get back to the main road before it gets dark so I did not enjoy that outing very much.
Now that I see my photos and remember the wild beauty ...
THE OLD BRIDGE OF TSAGKARADA
Upon entering the village the very first day that we arrived in Tsagkarada I noticed the sign that says "Old Bridge". How could I leave without walking out here!
There is a trail that brings you down to the forest from the village but I thought to take the shortcut since I had nobody to come along.
... minute walk the maximum)
The small tavern/coffee shop is like an oasis out here and the owners provide sunbeds, umbrellas and a shower with cold water to customers.
I found this small bay charming. The rocks form different caves where some years back there lived the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus).
**Tip for hikers:
Starting point the square of the village of Milies. Walk initially on ...
... noon and the priest has gone home. In the place where this church stands today there was a very old church which was destroyed 59 years ago by an earthquake.
MUSEUM: Several pieces of art of the sculptor Nicola are to be found in the manor by the square of the village. They are here since 1992. The phone is +30 24280 93100 and the Museum remains open from May until November.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Skiathos Princess Hotel Agia Paraskevi
We have booked the hotel through a local travel agent. we have requested and paid for a deluxe five star hotel. From the first minute we walked in to the hotel we realised that we have been deceived. The rooms of the hotel cannot be rated higher than those of a two star hotel. The cupboards had no doors. Eventhough we have requested a double room we got a room with two single beds put together. It was impossible to sleep with the air-condition on since its noise was louder than that of an airplane's engine. That was by far the biggest deception I have ever experienced. There was no information at all in the room regarding the hotel facilities, no room service, no do not disturbe sign. After the pool bar was close around 6:00 pm you could get nothing to eat (snack, ice-cream, sweets). The worst experience was during our last day. Since we were flying from Skiathos late at night we requsted a late check out that were willing to pay of-course. Instead were asked to vacate the rooms at 12:00 pm with the excuse that there were no maids avalable in the afternoon to clean the rooms (The rooms were still unoccupied by the time we left the hotel at 21:00).
Me and my family just came back from Skiathos Princess hotel.
It was a wonderfull stay especially for my childrent. This hotel is the perfect destination for the very tired parents.
The big garden is really relaxing for everybody, chilldrent can play around ant parents can relax, drinking a coffe.
The staff is really wonderfull and helpfull with everybody.
The beach wich is in the front of the hotel is sandy and very clean.
We will come back!!!
Our arrival at Skiathos Princess was heavenly, we were greedet by a warm, friendly professional staff who gave us a tour of the hotel. Our room was bright, airy, clean and so well decorated. The beach restaurant is really wonderfull and the beach just perfect.
We enjoyed very much all the beauty treatments and massage.
The views were incredible! The sunsets! this is the place to see them.
We promise that we will go back.
If anyone is thinking Skiathos, think Skiathos Princess, it's the place to stay.
This hotel should never be described as five star more like zero star. - on arrival we were shown to our `junior suite` - horrendous, reminded me of the YMCA or even more of a school dormitory. There were bare mustard yellow and white walls with no pictures. Two small rock hard beds, the cupboard had no door, the drawers were out of the ark and there was a thick cord separating the bed area from what was meant to be the sitting area like a boxing ring. The balcony had plastic seats with no covers. The worst room I have ever stayed in. The management were totally useless, once you collected your key that was it till you handed it back. No information at all in the room, nothing not even the usual `bible` - no room service it was awful. How can I describe the food suffice to say we ate in once. Breakfast was O.K. except the fruit selection was red melon, green melon and woolly apples. The selection of cold meats etc. was fine as was the scrambled egg but the whole impression was that of a bakery, there were endless cakes, pastries, apple pies, most extraordinary it looked more like a tea shop. Dinner was inedible - everything was stone cold, cooked in oil, tasteless and disgusting - everyone complained and a lot went out every night. The puddings were horrid endless artificial cakes and jellies, yuk.
Just arrived back from this accomodation which has 5 stars on the wall outside. This hotel has lovely public areas and pool area, but the rest is a total shambles. The rooms were so shabby I could have got on the first plane home, ours did not even have a shower curtain so on the first night water was sprayed through the entire room and when this was metioned to our rep at the Welcome Meeting she said that shower curtains were not always supplied in Greece, what on the supposedly best hotel on the Island I should hope not. But the grief didn't stop there, the food served in the dining room was horrendous. We had booked 2 weeks half board as a special treat after the recent marriage of our son, how I wish I hadn't I ate once in the restaurant in the evening and could not eat there again all the hot food was cold and totally inedible. Only the bread and salad in my opinion was fit to eat. My husband tried to eat there twice more but he also said it was cold. It was also like queuing up for your school dinner as you were not allowed to serve yourself the "hot" food!!! The first week we were there we weren't even allowed in the Dining Room and despite the cool temperature outside that is were guests had to eat breakfast and evening meal. In the end we ate out every night at quite a lot of additional cost, despite having paid alot of money to stay there in the first place. I have already wrote to our Tour operator to voice my concerns. Would never go there again and need another holiday to get over the utter disappointment of our holiday.
I tarvelled to this hotel having lived on the island a few years ago.I was aware of the lack of quality accomadation on the island and as i was taking our new baby with me i thought this place would be my best bet.
My husband and I have just returned from a week at the Princess hotel in Skiathos. On first impressions the hotel is lovely, the reception area is immaculate and the gardens are beautiful and the path leads right on to the beach. However, we were disappointed with the rooms in particular the bathroom, as the bath was covered in soap scum, there was limescale on the showerhead and was not clean in my opinion. We did move rooms but the only one available was the room next door which was a slight improvement but not 4 Star by anyones standards. However, we decided to just forget about the room and start enjoying our holiday, but the disappointment did not stop there. The food served for dinner was buffet style and was not all that good. They served fresh bread and the salad was quite nice, but the hot - sorry warm dishes were not what you'd expect from a Four Star hotel, and the dishes all seemed the same after a couple of nights, so we decided to eat out even though we were half board. We ate out in Skiathos town which was lovely, and the tavernas by the old port serve excellent greek food as well as international dishes. We would go back to the island as it was a very pretty island but we wouldn't go back to the hotel until they finish refurbishing the rooms which apparently they are going to do this year, and of course unless they improve the food.
My Mum and I have just returned from a week at the Skiathos Princess. Before we went, I asked if it was possible to be allocated a room that had a separate shower cubicle as my Mum is in her seventies and cannot climb into the bath. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was a massive room with twin beds, and a sunken lounge area with lounge chairs, table, TV and uplighter - all fully tiled areas. The bathroom was very large, marble from floor to ceiling, separate shower cubicle with curtain, bath, loo, bidet and bath. The showers were very high up on the walls (designed for 7 ft men) so you had to unhook the shower spray to wash. For Greek standards, the bathroom was very good. The hotel stands in beautiful landscaped gardens and is only a stones throw from the beach and the Taverna which belongs to the hotel and does lovely lunches. The food in the hotel: breakfast was lovely, lots of choice but not too hot. The evening meal which started at 7 pm had lovely fresh bread, great choice of salad bar, usually two soups and a variety of hot dishes. Everything was great, but the hot dishes all seemed to taste the same and were not terribly hot. Also, the first 4 nights didn't have any fish dishes. All in all, the hotel is immaculately clean, the staff are polite and friendly and the location is excellent. I do feel, however, that the smaller hotels offer a much personal service.
The beach location!
I have been now the 4 time with my family on this lovely island!
Direct flight from austria! Nice harbour village!
the hotel has direct acess to the sea!
my daughters loved to eat in the taverna the fresh fish.
service professional, helpful and welcoming
roomsize with balcony on a 5 star level
we will be back next year
Nice location , 1 minute walk to good beach. Hotel looks great in the brochure and is indeed clean and well presented. The only downside is that there was no atmosphere in the hotel. The food was ok but despite paying for dinner , ended up going out most nights. The hotel is located such that you need to hire a car or get used to using the regular buses to Koukanaries or the other way into town. Great Iguana Bar across the road and supermarket.