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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to have a peaceful, silent and cosy holiday this place would be perfect place for you. Hotel makes you feel like in 90's but in a cute way. Wifi works really nice, breakfast was nice, wiev is amazing. Staff is really friendly and helpful. But you need a car to reach places because we didn't see any public transportation. If it's even exists obviously not working well. We had best hotel radio ever. Musics were wisely chosen. Because of it I didn't use my headphones, music was nice all the time. Only bad thing about hotel, it's on the hill, hard to climb up and the parking lot is too small for the amount of rooms.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Halit K
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

In 2017 is not acceptable not to have a tv in a room and also not working ac . Also it is very disappointing to offer to your guests a pool and not to have an elevator for 2 floor building of your hotel .In a hotel with more than 20 rooms it is not acceptable to offer only 4-7 parking spots .Also i didn't like that the hotel is not friendly for disable people and it is friendly for pets . For sure is one of the hotels that is not advertisement of the island of Samos an Greece.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank konstantinos l
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Stamatis I, Ιδιοκτήτης at Daphne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest

In the year 2017 a Holiday Hotel built in the magnificant Nightingale valley with lush forest growth and spectacular sea views a television set in the room is a minus not a plus. The hotel has modular central air co and you probably didnt use the unit in your room correctly. The hotel is built on a slope as is shown in all our photos and may be hard for people with walking difficulties but not impossible as you presented it. And finally we are a pet friendly hotel who provide cleanliness and service for our guests as well as their four legged friends.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My second stay, and not the last.
The location is fantastic . As soon you turn of from the main road, you only hear cikades(?),and you just feel your mind relaxing. Up the rather steep smaller road to the hotel( is has to be steep to get that view), and then a very warm and efficient welcome by the female daily leader. The rooms are as described in other reviews, and he's the refrigiator is a little to to old side and do not refrigiate that much, but it's very nice rooms - and then one of the best things , the balconys with that view!!and where you can sit in the shadow most of the days if you wanted that, and enjoy...Enjoy life, views, sounds everything.
The staff are all kind and smiling, and forthcoming.
The breakfast is nice, new baked different cakes every day, different fruits, scrambled egg, yoghurt ect, and then the mentioned baguette. You eat with the same magnificent view too.
There is a small bar, from where you can order snack meals and drinks of course, and you are allowed to take it with to your room.
The location of the hotels makes it perfect for walking/hiking to the nearby mountain villages ( Manolates is nice, but not so many actually lives there any more, and a lot of tourist / ect, but beautifull, Vourliotes still more authentic , but that's a matter of taste) The routes are clearly marked, and easy to find. And the vue and landscape is magnificent......And you walks in pine Forrest, between olives trees, and with fig trees everywhere , with her this time of year boost with wonderfull fruits..
You can take the bus to the beaches between here and kokkari,or take the bus to the 2. biggest town Karlovassi, with nice shops and restaurants.
But beware, NO busses on Samos on Sundays, and only a few on Saturdays ,and the last busses of the day is often so full, that if you don't get on at the start, you sometimes a left standing at th road side..
All together you can easily stay both short and long time at this wonderful place...

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank DanishTurist
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We first stayed at Daphne Hotel in the summer of 2014 when the management was very much a family affair with father (owner), daughter and son looking after guests. Our stay was so good we booked almost immediately on our return to stay the next year in 2015, but unfortunately had to cancel due to health reasons our end. In July 2017 we were able to return.

In 2017 we found the day to day running has changed as the owner's son and daughter had decided they wanted careers outside of the tourist industry. The team brought in by the owner could not have been a better choice as replacements. Nothing was too much trouble. The daily guest service is not that supplied by the large hotel chains, it is far more personal than that, and, still executed in a small family run hotel way - if a taxi wasn't where reception had requested for you, the resulting call to the driver concerned was made in the vein of being personally let down, not the big corporate "you have failed us" track. The result was that you knew if you'd asked for any help it would be carried out in a manner of it really mattered, rather than "the firm" expects its staff to achieve this - as a retired manager of large multi-disciplinary teams, this difference was more than appreciated and something the large hotel players would do well to look at seeing how they could copy.

Our bedroom was basic - but being in Greece during a hot summer, you don't want lots of furnishings - the tiled floors were washed daily, were cooling, and returning to the family hotel theme: fit in with the slightly old fashioned style of this hotel. Bedding and towelling were changed at least three or four times during our two week stay, the mat in the bathroom even more frequently. The shower in the bath worked well, and there was never any hint of any smell from plug holes in the bath, floor or basin. It was spotless! Air conditioning is available if wanted, but we always look to acclimatise when in a hot country and so did not use this facility.

Food is basic, but most is what the chef and her helpers would cook at home, and by keeping the menu limited, the quality was consistently good. It's not a gourmet menu, and if that was wanted, then this part of the island is probably not for you any way. The food is instead un-pretentious, both at the hotel and local tavernas - think of home cooking from scratch (no pre-prepared processed "stuff" here - big multi national food producers with all their preservatives and e-numbers, and the burger brigade are not available here!).

The bar is basic, but with the views into the nightingale valley and the generally more discerning nature of most of the other guests, it is just right for an evening talking and getting to know others, or just enjoying the views. Again, if you want a cosmopolitan cocktail bar environment, or a "larger lout" pub environment it's not for you, and in any event, you'd then spoil this beautiful hotel for those guests who like the good quality, solid nature, of the offering that the Daphne Hotel is.

There is a steep slope to get to the hotel which means those who have issues with mobility should consider before booking a stay. That said, my wife injured her ankle during a visit to one of the other villages, and the taxi drivers the hotel booked could not have been more accommodating driving us as close to the hotel as possible.

Daphne Hotel is old fashioned. It's not wall to wall drapes and luxury, but thats the point as far as we are concerned - our stay mattered, and both the old family staff and now their replacements could not have done more to welcome and look after us and demonstrate this.

Room Tip: As you look at the hotel the rooms to the right wing, first floor and up are better as they are the quietest.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Lovely hotel with views across to Turkey. Rooms very clean and tidy.

Breakfast was fantastic, lots of choice with home cooked specialties each day, a great way to start the morning....

Staff very friendly, knowledgable and helpful - they made our holiday even more enjoyable and are a credit to the hotel....

Would definitely recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rumproof100
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