"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
"Very nice hotel"
10/13/14 aroundtheworld169 Vantaa, Finland
We stayed here in october when the tourist season was about to end. Huge hotel but not anymore so crowded, so plenty of space by the pool and at the beach. Location was great. It was very near the airport, but the noise did not bother at all. There were maybe 5 flights per day. Friendly staff and lots of activities around the hotel (tennis, minigolf, beach volley etc). We stayed in the main building which at least had quite modernly furnished rooms. Water in the pool was really cold at least already at this time a year and prices at the hotel bar/restaurant were quite high.
"Very good hotel in excellent location"
09/23/14 holsrus2013 Abingdon, United Kingdom
This was our second visit to Doryssa. First time we had a room upgrade but not so lucky this year, however, the standard room was perfectly ok. Our only issue was with the fridge: despite having an ice cube tray the fridge didn't get nearly cold enough to freeze anything and, in common with many holiday hotels, it switched off when the key card was taken out of the power switch for the room. One day there was a lot of noise on the beach from the 'beach taverna'. Apparently many people complained and it was turned down but not enough. The hotel has a Village section which is very nice - I wish we could stay there! The kafenion in the Village is great for light meals at lunchtime or evening and cheaper than the pool bar. The maid service was very good and Reception staff are particularly friendly and helpful. Walking into Pythagorion is an easy way to get away from the resort and in 10 - 15 minutes you have all the restaurants, bars etc you could need with a very picturesque harbour.
"Beach resort with authentic Grecian landscape"
09/22/14 James T Ashland, Massachusetts
This is an upscale beach resort with all modern amenities available at your fingertip. We stayed at bungalows which replicate typical village homes with balconies overlooking the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our staying
09/19/14 mojito2009 Scandinavia
We have been traveling to several Greek islands and this was the best 4-5 star hotels we have been so far. The room was large enough for our family with 2 small children. Everything was white and modern, the garden was nice. The breakfast buffet served lots of everything. The hotel is large so there is lots of activities and its very beautifully decorated. We ate at the hotel pool/beach restaurant several times and were happy with their food. Also the restaurant in the village market place was good for evening snack. The beach is nice, the pool is very nice, and the city is very close, either by walking or by taxi. I highly recommend this hotel to for ex. families with small or even with larger kids. Our only complaint comes from the restaurant Fino by the sea. There were too many trainees and unprofessional servers working there. Out of 2 pasta dishes, the other one was bad but the other was ok. We also waited an hour for a cup of hot water - even after asking twice. We needed the water to warm baby food, since they did not have microwave and the baby lounge had just closed. When the water finally came, it was in a teapot, not in a cup and the baby was asleep already... :)
"Good place for resort lovers"
I am not a resort lover but for those of you who are you could do a lot worse than Doryssa. We stayed in the Presidential Suite (602) which was brilliant value for money. I think the Greek hotel rating system is a bit different to elsewhere, I would give this hotel 3.5 stars but it's a great place for families who need to keep kids entertained.
09/06/14 Champ I
Place is crap dont stay here. Fridge does not work or the tv and when it came on for a few seconds it had a porno going. Room was late to be ready for us and no apologies. Very run down. Must be better places than this on Samos.
"Wasn't sure at first...."
09/01/14 AS268 Hove Sussex
Was slightly thrown by the Greek Village aspect when we first arrived but actually felt it worked. Hotel extremely clean, staff excellent. Had a problem with fridge on arrival and it was checked and replaced with fifteen minutes. Food great, women who cleaned rooms brilliant. I found the reception staff nothing but helpful. Stayed in one of the bungalow rooms and was pleased with the quiet location.
"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.
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