"a good hotel for summertime"
we rested for 4 days in this hotel .it was a good holiday for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Why this hotel is not a 5 star resort"
We stayed in the bungalows. Architecturally very picturesque. What detracted from a 5 star hotel was the following: 1) rooms were clean; but maids would make enough noise on the floor above you to wake you up at 8:30; we had acquired excess towels from front desk/house keeping and the maids removed them; and there was broken glass on our patio when […] we arrived. I called the front desk. I finally got the glass removed the next day by showing it to the maids. 2) no conditioner, only shampoo. 3) The beach is full of stationary wooden umbrellas. They charge $3/day per person to sit under an umbrella. 4) Food beyond breakfast is the level of a cafeteria. 5) In my reservation I requested a ride to the airport. They told me it was a request and they would not honor it. They arranged for a cab to drive at the cost of 3 times the meter rate. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Got an enjoyable stay and good sleep in the hotel after a week's island hopping in Greece. Nice beach. Great breakfast buffet. The one thing to consider: Its a family hotel with a lot of kids of all ages whirling around. They don't have a shuttle to the airport nearby. You can catch a regional bus but pay attention: There is no bus service on Sundays […] - the hotel reception missed out to tell me this! I had to take a taxi to the airport and paid Euro 6 for a ride of just about 2-3 Km! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The whole experience was good. The hotel caters for families and wock if I had one. I paid for a room with a sea view but only had a view of a brick wall. The airconditioning doesnt work well as the wind would move the magnet off the door and it would stop it automatically. (they came to fix it but it kept on happening). Staff at the breakfast are amazing, […] very helpful and nice can't say the same thing about the reception staff, any request was answered with an attitude. The hotel is close to pythagorio, can easily walk it and facilities are great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Bo i village-delen"
Hotellet består av två delar varav den delen som vi bodde i var uppbyggd som en grekisk by. Så otroligt charmigt med alla gränder och stenhus i olika färger och utföranden. Så snygga rum och härlig havsutsikt från vår village-svit. Bra restauranger, mat och service på hotellområdet. Kort promenad till hamnen där det fanns flera restauranger och mindre […] affärer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Bra hotell vi har varit där tre gånger. Nära till staden. Synd att det ska bli en ny inrikting nästa år. Det ska bli ett familje hotell blue village hörde jag. Synd för oss som inte har små barn.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Resort with "greek" atmosphere"
08/30/14 Aron V Prague, Czech Republic
Accommodation in village part of resort has nice atmosphere. The rooms are located in small greek houses. The beach is close the resort, separate by beautiful pine grove. Pebble beach. Nearest small town is good for walk (taverns, port, shops,..). In second part of september it is quiet place.
"A beatiful hotel at a unique place!"
08/27/14 Nan_22 Athens, Greece
We stayed at a sea view suite. The view was magnificent and apart from the noise from the airplanes (it is very close located to the airport), you can hear the sea waves! The suite was a large room with very nice bathroom, always cleaned. The place of the hotel is unique, on a large beautiful beach! It is also very close to Pythagoreio, in a walking distance.The beach was very good, not crowded, as the hotel has not used every inch of the beach, but leaves some space between the sunbeds. The service, especially at the beach, is excellent, with all the staff running to assist you anytime. The food in general was good for such a big hotel, not the best gourmet I have ever eaten, but well-done. There is also a variety of restaurants in the hotel for changing. The village of the hotel is very picturesque and nice walking. The whole island is really beautiful, with many options on beaches, on historic tours, on monasteries, walking on the mountain and the river, nice villages!
"Poor customer service"
08/26/14 Nick W
I agree with most of the negative comments regarding the Reception staff at the Doryssa (e.g. pretending not to understand you) although they were helpful with the buses and when we had absolutely no towels left in the room, we had some within 5 minutes of a call to Reception. However, when we booked two rooms 6 months before our stay, we requested adjacent rooms for us and our children (with balconies, standard as part of Thomson). Even with this simple request, they could not be bothered to sort it out. When we arrived our rooms were on the same floor but not adjacent and the children's room was awful - more like a dark prison cell with no balcony and a tiny window (make sure you do not get these rooms, they are not 5 star). After much complaining to the Reception staff, they reluctantly moved our children to a room on the 1st floor with us on the 3rd floor. The following day, even though many rooms had become available, they refused to move us to adjacent rooms and it was a complete pain the whole holiday being two floors apart. It was made much worse by the children's room (with its feeble air-conditioning) having a faulty lock so it did not always shut\lock properly even though we reported it to Reception twice. The whole week we had to keep checking it and we could not leave anything valuable in it (e.g. the cleaners at least twice left the room unlocked, un-intentionally). The Doryssa should be ashamed of its Reception staff and the way they treat their customers. Maybe they should be sent on some training courses to improve their customer skills. We've had better service at 2 and 3 star places. Not even an apology. This is a shame as the other staff such as cleaners, breakfast staff and the lifeguards were all excellent. The hotel is in a good location with the beach and a short(ish) walk into town. But because of the way we were treated, I couldn't recommend the hotel to anyone.
"Not worth it's price, should be a 2 star!!!"
08/20/14 gesthimania NY
We arrived at the hotel and we checked in at 3pm because our room wasn't ready!! The food is all frozen and nothing is fresh except it's fruit juices in the morning. The breakfast was not real food and all plastic food!!! The rates for Greek tourists are double than for tourists! Old and not renovated! Airplanes are a big problem!! You can hear them pass all the time!! Can't rest! I only liked the beach. The souvlaki in the kafenio was the only good thing!! The reception girls never told us that the breakfast was different in the village than in the main building, even though we weren't all inclusive and could have eat in both!!
"Good service, but to large."
08/17/14 TorgeirP361 Longyearbyen, Norway
With rooms for about 800 guests, it gets crowded on the beach and at the pool. And then you always have the boom boom music from the pool bar, and the hotell taverna. Also anything you buy at the hotell area is 2-4 times more expencive then at the local town. But; the service is exelent! And the beach is nice, alto some rubish in the water, and crowded. A smal tip is to walk 3 min towards Pythagorion, you will find a quiet part of the Beach that has a very smal taverna, and also a better sea sport rental. If you stay for one week I would recomend al inclusive, but for two or three weeks you should go for half pention, ps you have to pay for drinks at dinner, even water. The buffé is ok, good service. Ps rent a car and see the Island of Samos!
"A real sea side resort"
08/17/14 nikos a Athens, Greece
It is exactly on the beach-the distance from your room is no more than 50 metres.We have stayed several times in this resort which is perfect for a family with children.Water sports in front of you,different options for eating all the time and good breakfast.Its almost impossible not to get extra kilos and not to be dizzy by doing nothing.
"Very nice resort. Village concept Very cool"
08/05/14 Harry P Toronto, Canada
Very good all around. One drawback is the proximIty to the airport runway. 8 - 10 flights a day take off over the resort The food at restaurants is good. Staff is great very Helpful. Beach setup is nice. Ocean water is crystal clear and beautiful The rooms in the greek village are lovely and design is very authentic yet all modern amenities.
"Best serviceminded hotel ever!"
07/21/14 Pte1960 Gothenburg, Sweden
We travelled with Fritidsresor from Göteborg with our teenaged daughter. You don't have to use the bustransfer from the airport. Taxi is just outside to the left. It's faster and will only cost you 5€ and takes 5 min. The service at the hotel is fast and very good. The hotel is very clean. We had a room with a nice seaview in the mainbuilding. It was very functional and calm. Our daughter had a room on her own.This place realy suits anyone. It's very close to the beach and nice green areas. There is also a pool mainly for children. We just had B&B and the breakfast was nice with everything you need. We had lunch at the poolbar every day which had a good variety of food. You can also have drinks and food directly at the beach just by pushing a button at the parasol. A couple of nights we tried the buffe. It was good but perhaps a little overpriced if you not are on all inclusive. We also recommend to visit the "Greek evening" at the little square. Very good food and nice greek music and dance entertainment. One night we tried the new sushirestaurant Unan. It's fantastic. Don't miss it! The hotel is about 15 min from the small village Pythagorion with a nice small harbour and a lot of restaurants. We will clearly return to Samos and this very nice hotel. All nice staff makes this hotel amazing!
07/21/14 Farnesbarnes74 Birmingham, United Kingdom
What a great hotel. Trendy interiors which are thoroughly cleaned, lovely child friendly pools (with life guard), and great beach service (food/drinks). Crystal clear blue sea which is great for snorkeling. The restaurant at the other end of the resort ("Tavern on the beach"?) was great for lunch too (brilliant when compared to some of the quite average restaurants in the harbour). But for me, it was the staff, and in particular those who served us at breakfast who made the stay so enjoyable (not all inclusive). Great service with smiles all round, and made a fuss of our kids too even though the youngest was a little shy :)
"Opt out of the all inclusive"
I enjoyed my stay at Doryssa. Despite very mixed reviews we decided to go for the all inclusive option. On the positive side kids can always go to the bar and get icecream and soda but the buffe food is really not worth the price you are paying. Pythagorian harbour is a 15 min walk from the hotel and has plenty of average restaurants. The hotel is really nice, a good pool, excellent service, comfortable rooms, plenty of activities for the kids. It is a perfect place for a lazy week.
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