Margi Hotel, the Gem of Vouliagmeni !

Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Greece  , Attica,
Friday, November 11, 2011

The hotel we are staying this time is at Vouliagmeni. It is in the outskirts of Athens in the southern part beyond Glyfada and Voula.

This is my review on the Margi.


The Gem of the Southern outskirts of Attica!

We spent 2 wonderful nights at the Margi, and I want to state that the hotel is beyond better than what it shows on the net. The hotel is nestled between the sea and pine forest. Within a 5 minute walk there is a wonderful public beach and yet another private one a bit further and I am referring to Astir Beach although I don't consider the 15 euro per day cheap but its worth going there just for a try. Of course you have the waiter service, sun bed and quality facilities. I went there once when a friend came from the U.K.

It is the ideal place to unwind away from the busy centre of Athens, yet very easy to come here by E22 bus directly from Syntagma in less than 45 minutes. I find the hotel’s location practical for people travelling around the business areas of the city. Ideal for people who want to avoid the city centre completely and be close to the Airport which is only 30 minutes drive away. I did not dine at the hotel so I cannot tell of its cuisine but there are several good restaurants in less than 7 minute walk serving mostly sea food.

I found the hotel cosy, very stylish and chic in a minimalist Moroccan style, perfectly balancing discreet luxury with a cosy Mediterranean ambience. I noticed that great attention is given to detail. I don’t think that there would be anybody finding something negative to comment on. Those who do just lack good taste and no matter where they are they will surely find anything to complain and they do it out of habit. The Margi has a character and you are pleasantly surprised discovering new nooks and crannies where a subtle light, an artefact or mirror has been used to enhance the overall effect.

Candles are lit as it gets dark, and the overall effect is stunning. Every single corner is different from the other, and depending on the light you get a different perspective. It is just magic!

We had the Executive room #408, which I cannot say that it was huge. On the contrary I found it moderately sized elegantly simple and comfortable with the balcony overlooking the pine forest and the window opposite the bed overlooking the beautiful coast.  It was as if it was a painting! It was cold and windy outside and the sun was shining brightly in the room making it warm and cosy. The room was clean with all the amenities that a 5* hotel should have.

I found the bathroom spacious with a modern walk-in shower and I was happily surprised to find the popular Korres toiletries.

The American breakfast was more than adequate and had everything to meet the most demanding expectation. Breakfast starts from 07:00 till 11:00 am.

I am not fond of pools and I find them mostly decorative but the bar and pool area here are truly amazing surrounded by an elegant terrace decorated with purple sofas and beds to lay on.

Staff seems professional and the service excellent. It is very positive seeing young people working in the premises.  Even the owner of the hotel is a young man full of enthusiasm and eager for the very best of the hotel. We had the chance to meet Janette at the reception, always smiling and ready to help with the clients’ demands.

Free Parking was surely appreciated, although wireless internet is not free here. It costs 5 euro for 2 hours and 10 for one day.  I was told however that very soon this will be settled.

In all, it was a great stay, and I would love to return, and probably next time try the cuisine that I did not have the chance to try on this stay.

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blubel13 on

I feel myself relaxing already just reading your description then I look at the pictures and it makes me want to pack my bags and catch a flight. I hope you enjoyed every moment as much as possible!

greekcypriot on

It was not only relaxing, but romantic and magic. You cannot imagine how it feels as it gets dark and there are candles and soft light and music all over and as you walk through you discover amazing (secret) corners that you can relax and enjoy the moment! Indeed it was awesome.

geoffleeds on

Mmmmm , this Hotel sound just perfect to me : a latter day Greek " Lothlorien from Tolkein`s book the Lord of the Rings . One can almost see the fair Elves secretly lighting the candles and softly playing otherworldly music .
This place is a must to visit .
Thank you for a wonderful post , Popi .

greekcypriot on

You are very welcome Geoffrey, and my attempt as you know is to find the hidden gems and I consider the Margi one such.

rossport on

hey hey Popi what a fantastic Hotel and so close to home as well some times u find the little treasures hidden away in your own area's

greekcypriot on

We usually seek to find wonderful spots in distant places before searching around us. How wrong some people are! Indeed this hotel is only a 40 minute drive from our house on the Lycabettus hill.

rossport on

Yes i know bit like the hidden Gem we found the other day it will be in my blog in a few days time look for it

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